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Speed test your SSD in less than a minute.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs.[SSDrivePro]

959 SSDs
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User rating(51.9)
Value(127)
Avg. bench(80)
Capacity(306)
Write(340)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(46)
Price(190)
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FAQ

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 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 their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... more

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

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

What is sustained sequential write speed?

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

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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
Samples 296k
127
100th
122
71st
106
70 ↔ 124
86th
250GB
56th
437
84th
4.72
100th
46
64th
$78
79th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Samples 236k
103
100th
163
83rd
112
78 ↔ 133
87th
500GB
84th
437
84th
4.27
100th
46
64th
$115
58th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $190
Samples 47k
96
100th
62.4
35th
103
71 ↔ 125
85th
256GB
72nd
413
79th
0.74
97th
51
54th
$190
34th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $94
Samples 23k
77
100th
55.8
29th
96.6
61 ↔ 114
83rd
120GB
24th
425
81st
0.43
96th
46
64th
$94
68th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $85
Samples 9.5k
76
100th
198
92nd
109
83 ↔ 126
86th
500GB
84th
429
82nd
0.74
98th
9+
95th
$85
76th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $55
Samples 5.6k
75
99th
160
83rd
106
75 ↔ 124
86th
250GB
56th
421
80th
0.28
96th
9
94th
$55
91st
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $154
Samples 25k
73
99th
125
73rd
105
77 ↔ 126
85th
512GB
92nd
406
77th
0.09
95th
51
54th
$154
45th
8
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $91
Samples 14k
69
99th
87.1
53rd
87.4
59 ↔ 110
76th
240GB
55th
385
71st
0.19
94th
42
71st
$91
69th
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $158
Samples 3.8k
69
99th
213
94th
110
83 ↔ 126
87th
1TB
97th
425
81st
0.4
97th
9+
94th
$158
44th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $425
Samples 8.9k
68
99th
98.8
60th
106
77 ↔ 124
86th
1TB
99th
425
81st
0.09
84th
51
54th
$425
7th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $330
Samples 46k
68
99th
120
70th
113
79 ↔ 134
88th
1TB
97th
431
83rd
0.55
99th
46
64th
$350
13th
12
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $99
Samples 92k
68
99th
193
91st
199
136 ↔ 235
96th
250GB
56th
1295
97th
1.71
99th
22+
87th
$99
65th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $350
Samples 338
67
99th
180
88th
101
69 ↔ 122
84th
2TB
99th
405
76th
0.02
76th
8+
95th
$350
12th
14
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.3k
66
99th
94.4
63 ↔ 114
82nd
250GB
56th
411
78th
0.19
91st
45
66th
15
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $101
Samples 19k
66
99th
82.8
49th
80.7
56 ↔ 95
66th
275GB
73rd
386
71st
0.45
96th
28
81st
$101
64th
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $180
Samples 24k
66
99th
302
97th
285
162 ↔ 348
99th
512GB
92nd
1527
98th
0.24
94th
24+
85th
$180
36th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $73
Samples 18k
65
98th
175
86th
88.2
61 ↔ 110
77th
480GB
81st
399
75th
0.09
95th
49
59th
$73
81st
18
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.7k
64
98th
76.4
45th
91.2
62 ↔ 110
81st
500GB
84th
404
76th
0.09
80th
45
66th
$240
26th
19
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 18k
64
98th
82.3
58 ↔ 98
69th
256GB
72nd
316
56th
0.26
95th
52
51st
20
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $126
Samples 5.1k
64
98th
71.1
41st
90.8
58 ↔ 114
80th
240GB
55th
407
77th
0.14
80th
52
51st
$126
56th
21
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 40k
64
98th
34
12th
89.3
59 ↔ 108
78th
120GB
24th
398
75th
0.55
97th
63
6th
$165
40th
22
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $110
Samples 25k
64
98th
138
78th
88.7
68 ↔ 100
78th
525GB
92nd
405
76th
0.57
97th
28
81st
$110
60th
23
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $279
Samples 24k
63
98th
42.2
18th
93.3
60 ↔ 117
82nd
256GB
72nd
364
65th
0.4
95th
72
4th
$279
20th
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 12k
63
98th
30.4
8th
87.9
60 ↔ 109
77th
128GB
40th
318
56th
0.12
93rd
72
4th
$200
32nd
25
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $280
Samples 6.5k
63
98th
26.7
6th
99.6
64 ↔ 118
84th
128GB
40th
400
75th
0.14
85th
51
54th
$280
20th
26
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.2k
63
98th
58.2
31st
84.3
57 ↔ 106
72nd
240GB
55th
388
72nd
0.02
67th
65
6th
$149
48th
27
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $76
Samples 1.5k
63
98th
96.5
59th
80.4
60 ↔ 98
65th
256GB
72nd
289
51st
0.09
76th
50
57th
$76
80th
28
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Samples 20k
63
98th
169
85th
104
74 ↔ 127
85th
250GB
56th
402
75th
2.16
99th
8
95th
$50
93rd
29
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $87
Samples 27k
63
98th
192
91st
107
74 ↔ 130
86th
500GB
84th
414
79th
2.37
100th
8+
95th
$87
74th
30
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 856
62
97th
81.9
55 ↔ 103
69th
240GB
55th
411
78th
0.01
58th
46
64th
31
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 395
62
97th
71.3
51 ↔ 87
51st
240GB
55th
231
40th
0
38th
87
1st
32
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $230
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
78.5
46th
93.6
66 ↔ 113
82nd
480GB
81st
428
82nd
0.05
76th
52
51st
$230
27th
33
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $184
Samples 11k
62
97th
44
19th
74.6
53 ↔ 89
56th
240GB
55th
250
45th
0.21
93rd
67
5th
$184
36th
34
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
Samples 17k
62
97th
90.3
55th
82
60 ↔ 103
69th
240GB
55th
362
65th
0.26
94th
49
59th
$80
78th
35
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 1.8k
62
97th
81
61 ↔ 96
67th
120GB
24th
359
64th
0.05
83rd
50
57th
36
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 775
62
97th
84.2
65 ↔ 101
71st
120GB
24th
410
78th
0.01
58th
50
57th
37
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $88
Samples 16k
62
97th
243
95th
230
169 ↔ 269
97th
250GB
56th
1373
98th
1.73
99th
5+
98th
$88
73rd
38
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $160
Samples 12k
62
97th
58.2
31st
86.1
59 ↔ 104
74th
250GB
56th
344
61st
0.21
89th
45
66th
$160
43rd
39
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5k
61
96th
85.6
58 ↔ 101
73rd
240GB
55th
400
75th
0.12
80th
50
57th
40
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 991
61
96th
90.6
63 ↔ 113
80th
240GB
55th
453
86th
0.02
73rd
59
7th
41
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.4k
61
96th
89.9
59 ↔ 107
79th
256GB
72nd
388
72nd
0.02
80th
78
3rd
42
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.5k
61
96th
83.5
64 ↔ 96
71st
240GB
55th
273
49th
0.02
73rd
56
28th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 5.7k
61
96th
80.4
54 ↔ 101
65th
256GB
72nd
335
59th
0.02
85th
69
5th
44
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 3k
61
96th
61.2
43 ↔ 72
34th
120GB
24th
123
18th
0.57
97th
52
51st
45
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $119
Samples 7.5k
61
96th
35.5
13th
72.9
54 ↔ 88
54th
120GB
24th
151
24th
0.02
89th
80
2nd
$119
57th
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $95
Samples 5.6k
61
96th
45.9
20th
76.1
52 ↔ 93
58th
128GB
40th
241
43rd
0.05
85th
69
5th
$95
68th
47
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 602
61
96th
87.3
63 ↔ 106
76th
240GB
55th
462
88th
0.02
58th
43
69th
48
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1.2k
60
95th
80.9
59 ↔ 100
67th
240GB
55th
371
67th
0.02
67th
76
3rd
49
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 934
60
95th
87.3
63 ↔ 105
76th
256GB
72nd
404
76th
0.05
58th
73
4th
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 580
60
95th
87.3
62 ↔ 107
76th
240GB
55th
456
87th
0.01
38th
47
62nd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $319Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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