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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]

956 SSDs
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User rating(51.9)
Value(112)
Avg. bench(79.4)
Capacity(306)
Write(340)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(44)
Price(207)
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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 $95
Samples 261k
127
100th
105
68th
105
77 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
56th
437
83rd
5.12
100th
44
64th
$95
73rd
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Samples 231k
102
100th
160
87th
114
80 ↔ 133
87th
500GB
83rd
439
83rd
4.03
100th
44
64th
$120
59th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $174
Samples 41k
97
100th
68.2
40th
106
72 ↔ 126
86th
256GB
72nd
424
81st
0.59
98th
49
54th
$174
41st
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $84
Samples 22k
76
100th
61.4
34th
97.1
63 ↔ 116
84th
120GB
24th
435
83rd
0.41
96th
44
64th
$84
79th
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $267
Samples 23k
74
100th
82.4
51st
105
73 ↔ 127
85th
512GB
91st
412
79th
0.37
96th
49
54th
$267
22nd
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $65
Samples 3.5k
73
99th
140
83rd
106
71 ↔ 124
86th
250GB
56th
417
80th
0.51
97th
7
95th
$65
88th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $90
Samples 5.5k
73
99th
189
92nd
108
75 ↔ 125
86th
500GB
83rd
427
82nd
0.88
98th
7+
95th
$90
75th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $174
Samples 2.4k
69
99th
197
94th
110
79 ↔ 125
87th
1TB
97th
421
81st
0.33
96th
7+
95th
$174
41st
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $88
Samples 13k
68
99th
89.6
57th
87.4
59 ↔ 110
78th
240GB
54th
387
72nd
0.23
93rd
40
71st
$88
77th
10
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $96
Samples 89k
68
99th
199
94th
201
138 ↔ 234
95th
250GB
56th
1317
97th
2.03
100th
20+
87th
$96
72nd
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $301
Samples 41k
67
99th
134
80th
113
73 ↔ 135
87th
1TB
97th
428
82nd
0.62
98th
44
64th
$301
18th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $472
Samples 6.6k
67
99th
92.2
59th
107
74 ↔ 128
86th
1TB
99th
423
81st
0.09
85th
49
54th
$472
7th
13
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.2k
66
99th
94.1
68 ↔ 113
83rd
250GB
56th
411
79th
0.15
90th
43
66th
14
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $100
Samples 19k
66
99th
82.7
51st
80.2
53 ↔ 96
67th
275GB
73rd
385
72nd
0.45
97th
26
81st
$100
68th
15
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $238
Samples 23k
66
99th
242
96th
282
165 ↔ 350
99th
512GB
91st
1520
98th
0.53
97th
22+
85th
$238
27th
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $369
Samples 232
66
99th
165
88th
95.9
65 ↔ 121
84th
2TB
99th
392
74th
0.02
68th
6+
95th
$369
13th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $100
Samples 15k
65
98th
133
80th
85.1
54 ↔ 108
75th
480GB
80th
389
73rd
0.31
95th
47
59th
$100
68th
18
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.5k
64
98th
74
45th
88.4
61 ↔ 107
79th
500GB
83rd
409
78th
0.07
82nd
43
66th
$240
26th
19
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $129
Samples 5k
64
98th
68.9
41st
89.6
64 ↔ 112
80th
240GB
54th
422
81st
0.06
78th
50
51st
$129
56th
20
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $100
Samples 15k
64
98th
76.1
46th
81.7
56 ↔ 101
69th
240GB
54th
367
67th
0.32
95th
47
59th
$100
69th
21
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 36k
64
98th
34.2
12th
89.9
64 ↔ 107
80th
120GB
24th
411
79th
0.66
98th
61
6th
$165
43rd
22
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 20k
64
98th
83.2
58 ↔ 100
72nd
256GB
72nd
317
57th
0.35
96th
50
51st
23
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $96
Samples 25k
64
98th
152
85th
87.8
66 ↔ 100
79th
525GB
92nd
402
77th
0.54
97th
26
81st
$96
72nd
24
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.1k
63
97th
57.1
31st
82.7
57 ↔ 103
71st
240GB
54th
382
71st
0.02
68th
63
6th
$149
50th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $289
Samples 22k
63
97th
40.8
18th
92.6
60 ↔ 117
82nd
256GB
72nd
362
66th
0.29
95th
70
4th
$289
20th
26
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 12k
63
97th
87.4
58 ↔ 110
78th
128GB
40th
320
58th
0.21
93rd
70
4th
27
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 820
62
97th
81.5
53 ↔ 102
69th
240GB
54th
413
80th
0.01
58th
44
64th
28
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 382
62
97th
70.9
51 ↔ 87
53rd
240GB
54th
230
41st
0.01
58th
85
1st
29
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 711
62
97th
83.7
64 ↔ 101
73rd
120GB
24th
410
78th
0.01
58th
48
57th
30
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $120
Samples 12k
62
97th
72.5
43rd
86.6
58 ↔ 104
76th
250GB
56th
348
63rd
0.22
93rd
43
66th
$120
59th
31
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $87
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
86.2
54th
79.6
61 ↔ 96
66th
256GB
72nd
291
52nd
0.03
74th
48
57th
$87
78th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $280
Samples 6k
62
97th
27
7th
101
69 ↔ 120
85th
128GB
40th
404
77th
0.12
89th
49
54th
$280
21st
33
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 1.9k
62
97th
77.2
60 ↔ 93
62nd
120GB
24th
362
66th
0.04
77th
48
57th
34
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
Samples 3k
62
97th
81.1
50th
90
67 ↔ 108
81st
480GB
80th
432
83rd
0.04
77th
50
51st
$209
31st
35
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $184
Samples 11k
62
97th
44.2
21st
74.9
50 ↔ 91
59th
240GB
54th
256
47th
0.2
93rd
65
5th
$184
38th
36
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $73
Samples 12k
62
97th
128
78th
105
74 ↔ 128
85th
250GB
56th
397
76th
1.63
99th
6
95th
$73
84th
37
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 993
61
96th
90.4
63 ↔ 113
81st
240GB
54th
455
86th
0.01
38th
57
7th
38
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.6k
61
96th
83.5
60 ↔ 100
73rd
240GB
54th
401
77th
0.09
84th
48
57th
39
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $104
Samples 7.8k
61
96th
38.7
16th
72.2
53 ↔ 89
55th
120GB
24th
151
25th
0.14
89th
78
2nd
$104
66th
40
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $108
Samples 6.2k
61
96th
39.5
17th
71.9
51 ↔ 90
55th
128GB
40th
236
43rd
0.1
86th
67
5th
$108
64th
41
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.5k
61
96th
87.2
61 ↔ 106
77th
256GB
72nd
394
75th
0.07
82nd
76
3rd
42
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 560
61
96th
87.1
63 ↔ 106
77th
240GB
54th
464
87th
0.01
58th
41
69th
43
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.8k
61
96th
33.3
11th
81.8
61 ↔ 96
70th
240GB
54th
275
50th
0.04
77th
54
28th
$301
18th
44
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 5.7k
61
96th
78.5
55 ↔ 100
64th
256GB
72nd
335
60th
0.11
89th
67
5th
45
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $61
Samples 2.3k
61
96th
49.3
24th
61.9
47 ↔ 74
37th
120GB
24th
125
19th
0.46
97th
50
51st
$61
90th
46
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB $215
Samples 8.5k
60
95th
28.7
8th
87.7
62 ↔ 105
79th
128GB
40th
350
63rd
0.14
89th
76
3rd
$215
30th
47
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1.1k
60
95th
81
58 ↔ 99
68th
240GB
54th
378
70th
0.02
68th
74
3rd
48
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 902
60
95th
87.4
63 ↔ 105
78th
256GB
72nd
409
78th
0.01
68th
71
4th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 557
60
95th
86.6
62 ↔ 106
77th
240GB
54th
458
87th
0
58th
45
63rd
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 458
60
95th
81.7
60 ↔ 99
69th
120GB
24th
390
74th
0.01
58th
45
63rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $239AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $172SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $191SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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