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SSD Rankings - August 2017

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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How is the AS SSD total score calculated?

By taking a combination of speed readings with a strong emphasis on deep queue depth (server) IO... more

How is the AS SSD read score calculated?

Benchmarks read workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) reads... more

How is the AS SSD write score calculated?

Benchmarks write workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) writes... more

What is the effective SSD speed index?

A measure of how well an SSD performs under typical consumer workloads. Samsung 850 Pro ~= 100%... more

Can CPU power saving states (C1,C2,C3) impact SSD speed?

Yes, mostly on shallow queue random 4k operations, by up to around 40 MBps.. more

What is 4K 64 thread write speed?

A server orientated measure of a drives ability to write 64 files in parallel... more

What is the SSD value for money rating?

A measure of real world consumer performance and capacity per unit cost... more

What is 4K random write speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be written to a device... more

What is queue depth?

The number of simultaneous requests on a drive's request queue... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to the upcoming new class of non-volatile memory for SSDs and the like... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

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Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as oppos...
98.5 %9th94.8 %7th9.43 %1st517 MB/s67th417 MB/s60th32 Months52nd$9033rd
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better perf...
85.3 %24th100 %2nd1.42 %7th529 MB/s9th503 MB/s12th37 Months73rd$12063rd
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
92,887 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 91GB free
107 %3rd96 %5th6.47 %2nd518 MB/s59th414 MB/s63rd32 Months52nd$16599th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $85
20,104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 60GB free
58.5 %76th93.5 %9th1.13 %9th518 MB/s59th416 MB/s61st32 Months52nd$8523rd
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $212
11,724 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 300GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 273GB free
95.1 %14th102 %1st0.74 %14th530 MB/s4th502 MB/s14th37 Months73rd$212125th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $395
2,899 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 377GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 953GB free
98.2 %10th99.5 %3rd0.25 %43rd531 MB/s2nd505 MB/s10th37 Months73rd$395159th
Crucial MX200 250GB $156
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelerati...
57.4 %78th83.4 %43rd0.27 %42nd528 MB/s10th400 MB/s67th31 Months46th$15691st
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $320
15,236 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 644GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 251GB free
110 %2nd96.8 %4th1.26 %8th522 MB/s32nd416 MB/s61st32 Months52nd$320153rd
HyperX Savage 240GB $120
The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the firs...
67.1 %61st82.6 %47th0.41 %27th525 MB/s21st510 MB/s5th28 Months33rd$12063rd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $105
The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows ...
76.8 %43rd85.5 %31st0.14 %62nd515 MB/s78th494 MB/s26th38 Months77th$10550th
Crucial MX300 275GB $96
The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives...
72.1 %52nd67.8 %109th0.71 %15th484 MB/s145th337 MB/s97th14 Months5th$9641st
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $130
The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which...
63 %65th79.9 %67th2.38 %4th510 MB/s104th352 MB/s83rd49 Months100th$13070th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $188
The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '1...
50 %97th82.1 %52nd0.76 %12th523 MB/s28th496 MB/s23rd58 Months121st$188111th
Crucial BX100 500GB $180
2,107 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 255GB free
92.2 %16th88.7 %18th0.11 %70th525 MB/s21st434 MB/s45th31 Months46th$180108th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $85
The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its c...
69 %57th65.5 %122nd0.67 %16th498 MB/s129th338 MB/s96th35 Months59th$8525th
Crucial MX100 256GB $116
The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and...
71 %54th81.2 %60th0.62 %19th522 MB/s32nd331 MB/s100th38 Months77th$11659th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $160
The 128GB 840 Pro is a rock solid performer. On release, nearly a year and a half ago, the Pro smashed several speed records. Today, with sequential read/write speed...
32.4 %140th79.3 %70th0.59 %20th522 MB/s32nd439 MB/s40th58 Months121st$16095th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $140
The 120GB Evo, like its 250GB sibling, features a second level Turbowrite cache (TWC). This 3GB block of high speed SLC memory allows the Evo to write data at 370 MB...
33.7 %136th78.2 %73rd1.73 %5th502 MB/s119th352 MB/s83rd49 Months100th$14076th
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $105
The Sandisk Extreme II uses the 88SS9187-BLD2 controller, Marvel's latest, and Sandisk's own 19MM MLC Memory. On paper this makes an extremely good combination and t...
73 %51st81.3 %59th0.04 %97th486 MB/s140th472 MB/s35th51 Months104th$10551st
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
484 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 80GB free
61.8 %69th82.6 %48th0.01 %137th520 MB/s43rd433 MB/s47th36 Months63rd$677th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,357 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 9GB free
49.3 %98th77 %77th0.09 %79th460 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd36 Months63rd$8221st
Crucial BX100 250GB $124
The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 use...
70.5 %55th86.3 %28th0.41 %27th525 MB/s21st371 MB/s74th31 Months46th$12467th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $101
The 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520...
75.1 %48th77.4 %76th0.06 %87th521 MB/s36th303 MB/s107th36 Months63rd$10147th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,582 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 277GB free
81 %35th89.8 %13th0.11 %70th516 MB/s73rd496 MB/s23rd38 Months77th$209124th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 41GB free
52.3 %87th83.6 %40th0.03 %105th528 MB/s10th509 MB/s6th32 Months52nd$170103rd
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $149
10,370 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 250GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 21GB free
79.8 %38th68.7 %104th0.67 %16th500 MB/s127th347 MB/s86th35 Months59th$14980th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $85
The Intel 520 Series was Intel's first SSD to feature a Sandforce 2281 controller. This controller has powered countless SSDs over the last three years but is now da...
39.4 %121st62.9 %129th0.28 %40th514 MB/s84th161 MB/s148th66 Months140th$8524th
OCZ Vector 150 240GB $246
Comparing the 150 to the original Vector is disappointing, the newer 150 actually offers marginally worse performance than its predecessor. A strange result but veri...
42.5 %116th89.6 %14th0.03 %105th521 MB/s36th502 MB/s14th45 Months95th$246137th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $170
4,657 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 16GB free
36.4 %127th93.2 %10th0.28 %40th527 MB/s15th493 MB/s27th37 Months73rd$170102nd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $80
The 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus proved to be a bit of a disappointment in comparison to its larger 256GB sibling. The 256GB version has more NAND modules which enable p...
44.3 %110th64.5 %125th0.23 %46th441 MB/s154th278 MB/s115th55 Months114th$8016th
Kingston HyperX 240GB $266
The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical dr...
31.1 %147th69.5 %100th0.01 %137th519 MB/s51st269 MB/s120th73 Months151st$266142nd
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $160
The OCZ Vector 180 has a five year warranty and is rated for 50GB/day over that time. In terms of hardware the Vector 180 is basically a rebadged two year old Vector...
56.4 %80th86.1 %29th0.02 %117th518 MB/s59th501 MB/s19th29 Months38th$16094th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $130
The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream...
61.7 %70th80.5 %64th0.16 %57th464 MB/s149th429 MB/s52nd36 Months63rd$13069th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $196
The 240GB Intel 730 is just two months old and the newest SSDs in our group test. The 730 uses Intel's own enterprise controller (rather than a Sandforce) and it's m...
46 %109th81.8 %56th0.1 %78th517 MB/s67th291 MB/s110th42 Months91st$196118th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $120
The Sandisk Ultra Plus has an above average consumer performance profile and is available at a fantastic price. It's one of the cheapest SSD's we have reviewed and w...
60.1 %72nd70.5 %96th0.21 %50th444 MB/s152nd426 MB/s55th55 Months114th$12063rd
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB $400
The Vertex 4 is just over a year old but thanks to its recent firmware update (1.5), it still manages to perform almost on a par with the best drives currently avail...
30.2 %149th87.4 %22nd0.16 %57th497 MB/s130th481 MB/s33rd64 Months132nd$400160th
Crucial MX300 525GB $150
10,155 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 169GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 216GB free
88.4 %18th71.5 %92nd0.98 %10th486 MB/s140th342 MB/s91st14 Months5th$15081st
HyperX Fury 120GB $64
The Kingston HyperX Fury has the same controller as its HyperX 3K sibling; the only difference between the two drives is the use of cheaper Micron 20nm NAND in the n...
42.7 %115th55.2 %150th0.79 %11th508 MB/s109th155 MB/s151st38 Months77th$646th
Crucial M500 240GB $150
We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and tw...
50.2 %96th73 %86th0.42 %26th502 MB/s119th274 MB/s117th53 Months112th$15086th
Crucial MX300 750GB $258
3,560 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 654GB free
78.1 %41st72.6 %87th0.25 %43rd486 MB/s140th342 MB/s91st14 Months5th$258139th
OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB $177
The OCZ Vertex 460A is basically a tweaked re-release of last years Vertex 460. The two drives share the same controller and the same basic NAND, although the 460A a...
52.7 %84th86.7 %25th0.02 %117th516 MB/s73rd500 MB/s20th33 Months57th$177105th
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB $245
The Neutron GTX is the faster of the two Neutrons released by Corsair. They both use the same Link A Media LM87800 controller but the GTX features more expensive 24...
37.9 %124th79.8 %68th0.05 %91st511 MB/s96th461 MB/s36th62 Months129th$245136th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
248 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
50.2 %95th82.3 %50th0.02 %117th515 MB/s78th421 MB/s57th33 Months57th$8829th
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB $100
The Plextor M5 delivers fantastic value for money and sits within easy reach of the top handful of SSD's currently available. The M5's performance favours server typ...
82.5 %30th84.4 %35th0.02 %117th511 MB/s96th433 MB/s47th59 Months125th$10043rd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $136
The Intel 535 SSD was quietly released in April 2015, very few review samples were distributed and the release went largely unnoticed. The 535 sports the same basic ...
51.6 %91st69.7 %99th0.12 %66th522 MB/s32nd249 MB/s131st28 Months33rd$13675th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $90
The ADATA SP920 shares the same controller (Marvel 88SS9189), and for capacities over 256GB the same NAND configuration as the excellent Crucial M550. The lower capa...
81.1 %34th76.7 %80th0.04 %97th527 MB/s15th347 MB/s86th40 Months85th$9033rd
Intel 530 Series 120GB $89
At just 5 months old the Intel 530 Series SSD is the newest SSD in the group test. Unfortunately the 530 uses the same basic formula we have seen going back two and ...
35.1 %130th58.1 %145th0.16 %57th503 MB/s118th137 MB/s158th47 Months99th$8930th
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB $150
The 128GB Vertex 4 has an average score of 90.5% which is the highest we have seen to date for a 120-128GB SSD. We have in excess of 100 UBM samples for the Vertex 4...
35 %131st81.5 %58th0.31 %35th476 MB/s147th393 MB/s70th64 Months132nd$15082nd
OCZ Vertex 460 240GB $203
The OCZ Vertex 460 replaces the Vertex 450. The main difference between the two is a change from Intel/Micron (IMFT) 20nm MLC NAND to Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND, a fittin...
47.6 %105th86.9 %24th0.02 %117th514 MB/s84th497 MB/s22nd42 Months91st$203122nd
Seagate 600 240GB $215
This is Seagate's third foray into the the SSD market and it's clear from the specifications that Seagate haven't taken any chances. The 600 incorporates the now rea...
43 %113th82 %55th0.03 %105th511 MB/s96th452 MB/s38th51 Months104th$215126th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,795 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 84GB free
50.4 %94th77 %78th0.13 %63rd526 MB/s20th421 MB/s57th28 Months33rd$8018th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $133
The SX900 and SX910 are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Adata. The only difference between them is their warranty period: 5 years for the SX910 vs 3 years for th...
54.3 %82nd68.8 %103rd0.08 %82nd514 MB/s84th281 MB/s114th65 Months136th$13374th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
43 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
77 %42nd81.1 %61st0.01 %137th531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st28 Months33rd$195116th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $86
3,012 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 72GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 67GB free
38.1 %122nd61.3 %137th0.19 %53rd470 MB/s148th323 MB/s102nd35 Months59th$8626th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $101
At four months old, the 128GB Toshiba Q Series Pro is the newest SSD in the group test. It's always nice to see new drives pushing established speed boundaries and t...
47.8 %104th82.6 %46th0.05 %91st519 MB/s51st479 MB/s34th46 Months98th$10146th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $120
The 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K is nearly two years old, several generations of SSD have passed since its original release. Better 120GB SSDs have more NAND modules tha...
30.3 %148th62.7 %131st0.76 %12th513 MB/s92nd201 MB/s142nd64 Months132nd$12062nd
Crucial M500 120GB $69
The 120GB M500 is successor to the phenomenally successful Crucial M4. The M500 was poised to win loyal M4 customers but as it turns out the new M500 is worse for ty...
46.2 %108th62.9 %130th0.25 %43rd501 MB/s122nd139 MB/s157th53 Months112th$698th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
291 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
86.8 %21st90 %12th0.01 %137th520 MB/s43rd499 MB/s21st29 Months38th$191114th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
6,456 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 203GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 306GB free
86.7 %22nd88.7 %19th0.31 %35th515 MB/s78th482 MB/s31st38 Months77th$200121st
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $100
The Adata Premier SP610 sports a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller coupled with 20nm Micron flash memory, a similar combination to Crucial's recent BX100 which uses...
79 %39th80.8 %62nd0.03 %105th521 MB/s36th353 MB/s80th38 Months77th$10045th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $95
This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen...
55.7 %81st57.5 %146th1.66 %6th512 MB/s94th243 MB/s136th57 Months118th$9539th
Crucial BX200 240GB $125
7,452 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 120GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 99GB free
50.5 %93rd64 %126th0.44 %23rd495 MB/s133rd262 MB/s124th21 Months20th$12568th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $110
The AMD Radeon R7 SSD is manufactured by OCZ (Toshiba). The release of the R7 is in line with OCZ's approximate six-monthly release cycle. Apart from newer NAND memo...
75.5 %47th87.1 %23rd0.03 %105th519 MB/s51st502 MB/s14th36 Months63rd$11055th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
632 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
51.7 %90th85.8 %30th0.02 %117th521 MB/s36th427 MB/s54th45 Months95th$8931st
Crucial MX200 500GB $270
2,732 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 89GB free
57.2 %79th74.6 %82nd0.15 %61st521 MB/s36th400 MB/s67th31 Months46th$270144th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
638 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 10GB free
34.1 %135th62.4 %132nd0.04 %97th510 MB/s104th205 MB/s139th49 Months100th$10248th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $70
274 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
61.1 %71st84.4 %36th0.02 %117th515 MB/s78th429 MB/s52nd24 Months29th$7011th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $114
3,869 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 149GB free
58.1 %77th68.6 %105th0.2 %52nd518 MB/s59th355 MB/s78th16 Months9th$11458th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
887 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 117GB free
63.4 %64th66.3 %119th0.06 %87th524 MB/s26th390 MB/s72nd45 Months95th$9642nd
Samsung 830 256GB $261
Almost two years old, the Samsung 830 is one of the oldest SSD's in the group test. The 830 has a reasonably consistent performance profile scoring slightly above av...
32.1 %144th67.4 %113th0.3 %38th511 MB/s96th404 MB/s66th70 Months145th$261141st
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $57
1,551 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 45GB free
59.5 %73rd66.8 %115th0.29 %39th516 MB/s73rd330 MB/s101st11 Months1st$573rd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
821 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 22GB free
62 %68th66.6 %116th0.08 %82nd517 MB/s67th335 MB/s98th16 Months9th$502nd
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
558 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 416GB free
83.5 %27th75.1 %81st0.04 %97th508 MB/s109th400 MB/s67th31 Months46th$329155th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
961 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 36GB free
52.5 %86th80.6 %63rd0.06 %87th493 MB/s138th333 MB/s99th40 Months85th$8627th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $92
2,159 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 139GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 109GB free
74.8 %50th71.9 %91st0.22 %48th516 MB/s73rd344 MB/s90th11 Months1st$9237th
Crucial MX300 1TB $280
1,383 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 717GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 539GB free
95.1 %13th73 %85th0.18 %54th486 MB/s140th342 MB/s91st14 Months5th$280146th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
340 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
95.3 %12th82.5 %49th0.02 %117th528 MB/s10th508 MB/s7th21 Months20th$7515th
Plextor M6S 256GB $142
392 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 161GB free
62.7 %66th83.5 %42nd0.02 %117th485 MB/s144th426 MB/s55th40 Months85th$14278th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 9GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 15GB free
78.8 %40th86.6 %26th0 %154th524 MB/s26th349 MB/s85th25 Months31st$11056th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
96 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 103GB free
48.8 %100th82.9 %45th0 %154th521 MB/s36th433 MB/s47th29 Months38th$9238th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
1,067 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 21GB free
52.3 %88th72.3 %88th0.09 %79th523 MB/s28th190 MB/s145th31 Months46th$7010th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
424 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
80.1 %36th82.1 %53rd0.04 %97th464 MB/s149th438 MB/s42nd36 Months63rd$188112th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $182
The HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is ra...
41.4 %118th69.7 %98th0.34 %33rd519 MB/s51st264 MB/s122nd64 Months132nd$182109th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $188
Before looking at the benchmarks for this drive it's worth noting that it is nearly three years old, a lifetime in SSD's. The Crucial C300 demonstrated a transfer s...
32.2 %142nd52.9 %152nd0.01 %137th354 MB/s156th220 MB/s137th90 Months162nd$188110th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $440
488 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
76.6 %44th88.3 %20th0.03 %105th516 MB/s73rd488 MB/s28th38 Months77th$440161st
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
398 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 59GB free
87 %19th79.1 %72nd0.02 %117th527 MB/s15th506 MB/s9th30 Months41st$8018th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,929 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 446GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 106GB free
58.8 %75th52.1 %153rd0.17 %56th514 MB/s84th292 MB/s109th57 Months118th$15589th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $74
The 128GB Transcend SSD370 proved to be a bit of a disappointment both in absolute terms and in comparison to its larger capacity 256GB sibling. The 128GB SSD370 is ...
48.9 %99th67.2 %114th0.05 %91st518 MB/s59th157 MB/s149th36 Months63rd$7412th
Crucial M4 128GB $116
The 128GB Crucial M4 is almost three years old, an extremely long time in SSD land. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 500/194 and 429/185 the 128...
29.1 %150th55.9 %149th0.43 %25th502 MB/s119th194 MB/s144th76 Months157th$11659th
Samsung 830 128GB $109
The 128GB Samsung 830 is nearly two and a half years old which puts it at a significant disadvantage to more recent models. With peak and average sequential read/wri...
32.2 %143rd59.2 %141st0.49 %21st510 MB/s104th319 MB/s103rd70 Months145th$10953rd
Samsung 840 250GB $200
The Samsung 840 is the budget version of the 840 Pro, the main difference between the hardware on the two drives is the type of flash memory used. The cheaper 840 us...
34.4 %133rd60.3 %139th0.45 %22nd511 MB/s96th249 MB/s131st58 Months121st$200120th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $155
370 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 297GB free
101 %7th85.3 %33rd0.02 %117th520 MB/s43rd439 MB/s40th36 Months63rd$15590th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $60
The 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate re...
37.6 %125th46.2 %158th3.42 %3rd501 MB/s122nd144 MB/s155th57 Months118th$604th
Crucial M4 256GB $218
The Crucial M4 is one of the oldest SSD's to have made it into the group test. When it was released its primary competitors were Sandforce based drives which suffere...
31.8 %146th58.3 %144th0.21 %50th501 MB/s122nd267 MB/s121st76 Months157th$218129th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
2,191 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 191GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 41GB free
75.7 %46th68.1 %107th0.16 %57th519 MB/s51st355 MB/s78th16 Months9th$15892nd
PNY CS1311 240GB $90
5,881 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 140GB free
68.8 %58th68.3 %106th0.44 %23rd519 MB/s51st358 MB/s75th16 Months9th$9033rd
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $260
5,088 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 883GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 858GB free
87 %20th67.6 %112th0.34 %33rd501 MB/s122nd342 MB/s91st35 Months59th$260140th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $87
The Intel 330 is just under two years old and sports a Sandforce 2281 controller coupled with Intel's own 25nm MLC NAND. This combination typically produces a perfor...
35.1 %129th57.2 %147th0.18 %54th514 MB/s84th140 MB/s156th65 Months136th$8728th
OCZ Vector 256GB $240
This is the first solid state drive to feature OCZ's in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC) controller and what a debut it proved to be. OCZ still use third par...
47.8 %103rd94.2 %8th0.02 %117th523 MB/s28th503 MB/s12th56 Months117th$240135th
Corsair Performance Pro 256GB $348
We really liked this drive when it was released back in Nov '11. It had great real world performance both with compressible and incompressible data and was powered b...
31.9 %145th83.2 %44th0.01 %137th504 MB/s117th420 MB/s59th69 Months143rd$348156th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
6,863 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 32GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 111GB free
75.9 %45th65 %124th0.38 %31st495 MB/s133rd261 MB/s125th23 Months25th$7412th
Plextor M5S 128GB $133
1,237 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 20GB free
32.4 %141st68.9 %102nd0.08 %82nd497 MB/s130th212 MB/s138th61 Months128th$13373rd
Intel 320 Series 120GB $234
The Intel 320 SSD uses a proprietary Intel controller which predates Intel's adoption of Sandforce controllers for their consumer SSDs. The 320 is nearly three years...
11.4 %162nd38.9 %162nd0.11 %70th261 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th77 Months160th$234133rd
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $69
The 128GB Adata Premier Pro SP900 has peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 496/166 and 175/106 MB/s. The average speeds are significantly worse than peak...
38 %123rd49.3 %156th0.23 %46th497 MB/s130th148 MB/s153rd65 Months136th$699th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $116
The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds ...
28.9 %151st58.3 %143rd0.37 %32nd512 MB/s94th149 MB/s152nd77 Months160th$11659th
Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB $240
The Plextor M5M is the most recent mSATA SSD I have looked at. It has both the same controller and NAND flash (albeit with fewer channels) as its regular SATA siblin...
39.5 %120th77.9 %74th0 %154th505 MB/s116th414 MB/s63rd52 Months111th$240134th
Corsair Force 3 240GB $232
The Corsair Force 3 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen to date. Its real world speed rating of 305.7 MB/s puts it just above the bottom of the pack. Looking at...
22.7 %156th45.7 %159th0.07 %85th213 MB/s160th184 MB/s147th75 Months153rd$232132nd
OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB $471
The RevoDrive 3 X2 has an unbalanced performance profile that won't suit the majority of desktop users. Despite demonstrating a record breaking sequential read speed...
21 %158th72.1 %90th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s108th72 Months148th$471162nd
Crucial BX200 480GB $172
1,461 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 126GB free
67.9 %60th65.2 %123rd0.11 %70th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th21 Months20th$172104th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $280
500 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 805GB free
86 %23rd70.7 %95th0.05 %91st519 MB/s51st356 MB/s76th16 Months9th$280147th
PNY CS1311 480GB $150
2,081 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 241GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 85GB free
80.1 %37th69.3 %101st0.13 %63rd518 MB/s59th353 MB/s80th16 Months9th$15083rd
PNY CS1311 120GB $63
3,645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 13GB free
51.9 %89th66.3 %120th0.31 %35th518 MB/s59th339 MB/s95th16 Months9th$635th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
108 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
101 %6th87.9 %21st0 %154th530 MB/s4th511 MB/s3rd21 Months20th$15187th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
2,178 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 90GB free
20.1 %160th50.3 %155th0.12 %66th501 MB/s122nd263 MB/s123rd25 Months31st$308151st
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
5,800 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 29GB free
20.6 %159th39.6 %161st0.22 %48th204 MB/s161st116 MB/s162nd75 Months153rd$10953rd
Intel 335 Series 240GB $216
The 240GB Intel 335 Series SSD is four months older than the group leaders which average 13 months old. The hardware configuration consists of a Sandforce 2281 contr...
35.5 %128th67.9 %108th0.07 %85th514 MB/s84th260 MB/s127th59 Months125th$216127th
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $130
The 128GB Plextor M5 Pro has a reasonable performance profile. With an effective speed of 442 MB/s it ranks just 5% below the average of the top ten user rated 128GB...
37.2 %126th77.8 %75th0.06 %87th511 MB/s96th318 MB/s104th59 Months125th$13071st
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $43
6,009 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 95GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 41GB free
64.1 %63rd61.5 %136th0.41 %27th494 MB/s137th248 MB/s133rd23 Months25th$431st
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $250
The Mushkin Reactor features the same Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller found on both the Crucial BX100 and the Transcend SSD370. All three drives also feature Micr...
114 %1st83.5 %41st0.11 %70th520 MB/s43rd430 MB/s51st30 Months41st$250138th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $163
1,633 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 80GB free
23.9 %155th59.3 %140th0.11 %70th510 MB/s104th203 MB/s141st65 Months136th$16398th
Seagate 600 120GB $91
The 120GB Seagate 600 is yet another drive that massively underperforms its larger, in this case 240GB, sibling. Looking at the 120GB and 240GB 600's shows that the ...
41.6 %117th70.2 %97th0.01 %137th508 MB/s109th287 MB/s111th51 Months104th$9136th
Kingston SSDNow V+200 240GB $193
The SSDNow V+200 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen recently. Its sequential and 4k read performance is the weakest we have seen to date. Even the sequential a...
34.4 %134th60.5 %138th0.02 %117th517 MB/s67th248 MB/s133rd67 Months142nd$193115th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $199
The OCZ Agility 3.0 has a relatively weak performance profile to say the least, it is actually one of the worst drives we have seen to date. With a real world score ...
26 %154th46.8 %157th0.11 %70th214 MB/s159th195 MB/s143rd75 Months153rd$199119th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
437 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 146GB free
92.9 %15th84.4 %37th0.02 %117th530 MB/s4th511 MB/s3rd19 Months17th$16095th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
61 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
97.1 %11th84 %38th0 %154th518 MB/s59th434 MB/s45th36 Months63rd$320153rd
Patriot Ignite 960GB $350
45 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 487GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 846GB free
82.5 %31st80.1 %66th0.01 %137th530 MB/s4th512 MB/s2nd30 Months41st$350157th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $320
1,042 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 348GB free
62.1 %67th94.9 %6th0.05 %91st521 MB/s36th484 MB/s30th42 Months91st$320152nd
Crucial MX100 128GB $74
The Crucial 128GB MX100 has the smallest capacity and is the slowest of the MX100 range. Comparing the 128GB and 256GB MX100s shows that the 256GB version has a 75% ...
52.6 %85th72.2 %89th0.13 %63rd528 MB/s10th187 MB/s146th38 Months77th$7412th
Crucial M550 256GB $152
The 256GB Crucial M550 is a welcome improvement over the 240GB M500. The new Marvel 88SS9189 controller has addressed our primary concern with the M500 which was poo...
65.2 %62nd91.5 %11th0.09 %79th525 MB/s21st482 MB/s31st41 Months89th$15288th
PNY CS2211 240GB $110
466 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
68.5 %59th79.1 %71st0.05 %91st528 MB/s10th437 MB/s43rd19 Months17th$11057th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
234 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 413GB free
101 %8th89.2 %16th0.01 %137th523 MB/s28th454 MB/s37th30 Months41st$165100th
HyperX Savage 960GB $355
193 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
85.3 %25th83.7 %39th0.02 %117th527 MB/s15th502 MB/s14th28 Months33rd$355158th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
261 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.6 %26th89.1 %17th0.01 %137th520 MB/s43rd502 MB/s14th36 Months63rd$195117th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
27 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
91 %17th89.5 %15th0 %154th499 MB/s128th441 MB/s39th40 Months85th$190113th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
308 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 52GB free
42.8 %114th62.3 %133rd0.02 %117th433 MB/s155th275 MB/s116th49 Months100th$8016th
SanDisk Extreme II 120GB $130
The 120GB Sandisk Extreme II proved to be a disappointment. I was expecting the same blistering performance as I saw on its larger 240GB sibling but that proved not ...
33.3 %138th73.3 %84th0.04 %97th483 MB/s146th312 MB/s105th51 Months104th$13072nd
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $150
In terms of hardware there is nothing new here, the combination of SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC controller coupled with 25NM Intel flash memory is the tried and tested so...
46.6 %107th67.8 %110th0 %154th515 MB/s78th284 MB/s112th55 Months114th$15083rd
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $179
The Sandisk Extreme was once a good choice of SSD thanks to its extremely (pun intended) competitive price. In terms of performance the Extreme would of course oblit...
40.1 %119th66.6 %117th0.12 %66th520 MB/s43rd244 MB/s135th66 Months140th$179107th
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB $160
This drive is another victim to the Sandforce 2281 controller's relative inability to handle incompressible data. The performance profile shows superb sequential rea...
44.3 %111th67.7 %111th0.02 %117th520 MB/s43rd274 MB/s117th76 Months157th$16097th
Crucial BX200 960GB $272
209 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 381GB free
81.9 %33rd65.9 %121st0.01 %137th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th21 Months20th$272145th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
9,789 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 94GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 9GB free
27.7 %152nd53.3 %151st0.63 %18th506 MB/s113th133 MB/s160th58 Months121st$10952nd
Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB $145
The Neutron exhibits a slightly unbalanced performance profile favouring reads over writes, it achieved a real world score of 479.7 MB/s which is slightly above cent...
54.2 %83rd76.7 %79th0.01 %137th519 MB/s51st436 MB/s44th62 Months129th$14579th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $270
42 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 451GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
104 %4th79.4 %69th0.02 %117th517 MB/s67th347 MB/s86th11 Months1st$270143rd
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
173 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 797GB free
71.6 %53rd62 %135th0.01 %137th442 MB/s153rd261 MB/s125th23 Months25th$300149th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $159
1,643 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 312GB free
70.4 %56th63.7 %128th0.12 %66th493 MB/s138th260 MB/s127th23 Months25th$15993rd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
9,748 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 20GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 112GB free
21.7 %157th39.7 %160th0.41 %27th204 MB/s161st123 MB/s161st75 Months153rd$10249th
OCZ Vertex 450 128GB $80
The 128GB Vertex 450 has a reasonable but somewhat unusual performance profile. The main weakness is its sequential write speed which is only 282 MB/s peak. This imp...
48.5 %102nd70.8 %94th0.02 %117th506 MB/s113th283 MB/s113th51 Months104th$8020th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $90
In today's market the only thing the Mushkin Chronos has going for it is the fact that it is an SSD and as such considerably faster than a regular hard drive. Compar...
59.4 %74th59 %142nd0.03 %105th509 MB/s108th308 MB/s106th72 Months148th$9032nd
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $218
The OCZ Agility 4 is a relatively old SSD and has been included in the group test as a reference. In terms of overall speed the Agility 4 lags the current ten market...
34.9 %132nd64 %127th0.03 %105th350 MB/s157th391 MB/s71st63 Months131st$218129th
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB $206
The Vertex 450 is the third SSD OCZ have released in the last eighteen months. The 450 features an updated version of the now somewhat proven Indilinx Barefoot contr...
48.6 %101st85.5 %32nd0.01 %137th513 MB/s92nd496 MB/s23rd51 Months104th$206123rd
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $167
718 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 343GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 47GB free
82.6 %29th73.8 %83rd0.11 %70th517 MB/s67th346 MB/s89th11 Months1st$167101st
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $100
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 193GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 166GB free
74.9 %49th80.4 %65th0.03 %105th506 MB/s113th432 MB/s50th24 Months29th$10043rd
PNY CS1311 960GB $300
364 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 174GB free
82.4 %32nd71.3 %93rd0.03 %105th520 MB/s43rd356 MB/s76th16 Months9th$300150th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $178
117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 328GB free
82.9 %28th81.5 %57th0.01 %137th527 MB/s15th507 MB/s8th30 Months41st$178106th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 19GB free
33.5 %137th82 %54th0.02 %117th511 MB/s96th411 MB/s65th42 Months91st$15083rd
Crucial M550 128GB $95
696 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 14GB free
51.4 %92nd85.2 %34th0.04 %97th525 MB/s21st353 MB/s80th41 Months89th$9539th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $218
99 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 27GB free
19.2 %161st62.2 %134th0.01 %137th514 MB/s84th204 MB/s140th73 Months151st$218128th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
162 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
32.5 %139th50.8 %154th0.03 %105th508 MB/s109th157 MB/s149th72 Months148th$8322nd
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
134 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 4GB free
27.4 %153rd56.9 %148th0.01 %137th511 MB/s96th148 MB/s153rd69 Months143rd$12066th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $142
The Mushkin Chronos and Chronos Deluxe are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Mushkin. The only difference between the two is their NAND Flash: Intel asynchronous 2...
47.6 %106th66.3 %118th0.03 %105th515 MB/s78th274 MB/s117th71 Months147th$14277th
Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB $225
The Toshiba HG5d is a reasonable SSD. Considering that Toshiba is amongst the few manufacturers that produce both their own NAND flash and SSD controllers, the HG5d ...
43.8 %112th82.2 %51st0.04 %97th514 MB/s84th485 MB/s29th51 Months104th$225131st
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
62 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
103 %5th86.4 %27th0 %154th530 MB/s4th505 MB/s10th19 Months17th$289148th
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