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 September 2016 SSD Rankings

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?

SATA and PCIe are both transfer interfaces whereas NVMe is a transfer protocol which runs on top of an interface... 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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Max Avg Min 123 64.8 14.9 101 73.4 38.9 9.5 0.37 0 728 499 202 512 353 120 79 32.5 3 471 144 40
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
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...
95.8 %19th95.2 %5th9.5 %1st516 MB/s64th416 MB/s60th21 Months48th$9451st
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...
84.2 %47th98.7 %3rd1.4 %8th529 MB/s2nd502 MB/s12th26 Months69th$12081st
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $157
27,914 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 155GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 190GB free
112 %2nd97.1 %4th5.6 %2nd517 MB/s56th414 MB/s61st21 Months48th$157106th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
5,043 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 203GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 26GB free
97 %18th101 %2nd0.9 %12th529 MB/s2nd502 MB/s12th26 Months69th$204125th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $70
8,406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 5GB free
68 %71st94 %8th1.6 %7th517 MB/s56th414 MB/s61st21 Months48th$7025th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $77
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...
74.1 %65th65.2 %116th0.8 %15th493 MB/s129th333 MB/s95th24 Months55th$7733rd
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 ...
76.9 %63rd85.7 %25th0.1 %61st516 MB/s64th492 MB/s26th27 Months73rd$10565th
HyperX Savage 240GB $89
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...
83.1 %50th81.7 %49th0.4 %32nd523 MB/s24th506 MB/s6th17 Months29th$8946th
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...
71.6 %67th81.9 %48th0.9 %12th522 MB/s29th331 MB/s98th27 Months73rd$11676th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $80
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...
51.1 %104th78.1 %69th2.3 %5th499 MB/s115th351 MB/s82nd38 Months96th$8036th
Crucial MX200 250GB $84
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use both the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelera...
90.9 %28th83 %40th0.5 %24th527 MB/s10th398 MB/s68th20 Months42nd$8441st
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $400
1,270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 808GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 692GB free
99.2 %13th101 %1st0.3 %38th527 MB/s10th502 MB/s12th26 Months69th$400157th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $118
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...
60.2 %86th70 %92nd0.1 %61st440 MB/s149th430 MB/s50th44 Months110th$11879th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $69
236 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 43GB free
56.6 %94th77.7 %71st0 %95th516 MB/s64th431 MB/s49th25 Months59th$6923rd
HyperX Savage 120GB $60
454 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 7GB free
61.3 %84th75.5 %80th0.1 %61st523 MB/s24th419 MB/s57th17 Months29th$6011th
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...
45.2 %115th80.3 %62nd0.1 %61st515 MB/s70th291 MB/s107th31 Months87th$196119th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $224
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...
44.4 %117th83.1 %39th0.7 %20th523 MB/s24th493 MB/s24th47 Months117th$224130th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
861 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 24GB free
56.5 %95th76.4 %77th0.1 %61st457 MB/s147th381 MB/s72nd25 Months59th$6821st
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $89
2,313 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 44GB free
59.3 %90th93.5 %10th0.3 %38th526 MB/s16th490 MB/s27th26 Months69th$8946th
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 %155th72.1 %84th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s106th61 Months144th$471158th
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...
29.5 %145th85.2 %28th0.2 %50th497 MB/s123rd479 MB/s34th53 Months128th$400156th
OCZ Vector 150 240GB $119
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...
73.5 %66th89.9 %15th0 %95th522 MB/s29th503 MB/s10th34 Months91st$11980th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $111
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 ...
60 %87th69.9 %93rd0.2 %50th520 MB/s42nd249 MB/s129th17 Months29th$11173rd
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $100
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...
80.1 %60th85.9 %23rd0 %95th518 MB/s51st499 MB/s17th18 Months34th$10060th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $80
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...
89.1 %36th80.9 %59th0.2 %50th462 MB/s146th424 MB/s56th25 Months59th$8034th
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...
37.8 %128th79.4 %64th0.1 %61st513 MB/s83rd471 MB/s36th51 Months125th$245141st
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $56
1,419 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 64GB free
54.3 %98th63.5 %121st0.3 %38th479 MB/s143rd323 MB/s99th24 Months55th$569th
OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB $95
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...
80.9 %59th83.6 %37th0 %95th515 MB/s70th499 MB/s17th22 Months53rd$9553rd
Transcend SSD370 256GB $85
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...
84.4 %45th76.4 %76th0 %95th518 MB/s51st302 MB/s103rd25 Months59th$8542nd
HyperX Fury 120GB $45
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...
55 %97th54.5 %146th1.1 %9th502 MB/s110th155 MB/s147th27 Months73rd$454th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $88
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...
41.8 %123rd65.3 %115th0.2 %50th447 MB/s148th276 MB/s112th44 Months110th$8845th
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...
31.4 %142nd57.7 %140th0.3 %38th499 MB/s115th268 MB/s117th65 Months153rd$218128th
Crucial BX100 250GB $130
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...
67.7 %72nd85.8 %24th0.9 %12th522 MB/s29th369 MB/s74th20 Months42nd$13089th
Crucial MX200 500GB $145
1,189 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 398GB free
93.2 %25th76.2 %78th0.3 %38th514 MB/s77th399 MB/s66th20 Months42nd$14596th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $124
3,209 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 130GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 105GB free
90.2 %31st67.6 %104th0.8 %15th498 MB/s120th345 MB/s86th24 Months55th$12485th
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 %130th81.7 %51st0.4 %32nd477 MB/s144th391 MB/s70th53 Months128th$15099th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $69
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...
59.4 %89th77.4 %74th0.5 %24th519 MB/s47th435 MB/s43rd47 Months117th$6922nd
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...
74.3 %64th82.8 %44th0 %95th487 MB/s136th481 MB/s31st40 Months100th$10566th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $196
798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 136GB free
82.2 %54th86.9 %21st0.1 %61st514 MB/s77th493 MB/s24th27 Months73rd$196120th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $128
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...
53.1 %101st68.6 %97th0.5 %24th517 MB/s56th262 MB/s119th53 Months128th$12886th
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 %51st84.4 %31st0 %95th512 MB/s86th433 MB/s44th48 Months121st$10061st
Crucial BX100 500GB $159
1,059 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 15GB free
99.2 %12th86.9 %22nd0.1 %61st523 MB/s24th433 MB/s44th20 Months42nd$159107th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $95
237 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
82.5 %52nd85.3 %27th0.1 %61st528 MB/s5th509 MB/s3rd21 Months48th$9553rd
Crucial M500 240GB $75
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...
82.3 %53rd71.2 %86th0.5 %24th500 MB/s113th272 MB/s114th42 Months108th$7531st
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...
41.9 %122nd79.9 %63rd0.1 %61st511 MB/s89th445 MB/s38th40 Months100th$215127th
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...
30.5 %144th68.3 %100th0 %95th520 MB/s42nd254 MB/s126th62 Months147th$266144th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $101
122 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 24GB free
45.2 %116th82 %47th0 %95th514 MB/s77th419 MB/s57th22 Months53rd$10163rd
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
466 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 111GB free
58.3 %91st71.3 %85th0.1 %61st521 MB/s34th189 MB/s141st20 Months42nd$5910th
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...
46.9 %113th85.6 %26th0 %95th514 MB/s77th497 MB/s22nd32 Months89th$203124th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
42 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 199GB free
Worst Bench: 76% 207GB free
82 %56th90.1 %14th0 %95th528 MB/s5th349 MB/s85th14 Months27th$11071st
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $65
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...
65.7 %78th81.7 %50th0 %95th518 MB/s51st477 MB/s35th35 Months94th$6517th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $48
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...
50.1 %106th49.7 %152nd0.2 %50th491 MB/s133rd141 MB/s151st54 Months132nd$486th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
477 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 185GB free
89.7 %33rd65.7 %112th0.1 %61st515 MB/s70th353 MB/s78th5 Months5th$6011th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
202 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 201GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 421GB free
83.9 %48th83.2 %38th0 %95th463 MB/s145th439 MB/s39th25 Months59th$180115th
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $85
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...
89.1 %37th80.7 %61st0 %95th522 MB/s29th355 MB/s76th27 Months73rd$8542nd
Transcend SSD370 128GB $48
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 ...
65.5 %80th65 %118th0 %95th517 MB/s56th157 MB/s146th25 Months59th$486th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
281 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
40.7 %125th62.1 %130th0.1 %61st510 MB/s93rd235 MB/s134th38 Months96th$8035th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $99
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...
35 %131st62.7 %127th0.3 %38th512 MB/s86th165 MB/s145th55 Months136th$9958th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $95
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...
70 %68th69 %96th0.1 %61st512 MB/s86th282 MB/s111th54 Months132nd$9553rd
Crucial MX300 275GB $70
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...
92.3 %27th68.5 %98th0.3 %38th483 MB/s139th337 MB/s92nd3 Months1st$7024th
PNY CS1311 240GB $65
1,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 144GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 96GB free
86.6 %41st67.3 %106th0.7 %20th518 MB/s51st356 MB/s75th5 Months5th$6518th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $308
4,315 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 691GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 791GB free
110 %3rd94.1 %7th1.1 %9th521 MB/s34th414 MB/s61st21 Months48th$308151st
Intel 730 Series 480GB $300
533 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 319GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 258GB free
64.3 %83rd93.6 %9th0 %95th521 MB/s34th484 MB/s30th31 Months87th$300148th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
3,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 343GB free
85 %44th87 %20th0.6 %22nd513 MB/s83rd480 MB/s33rd27 Months73rd$200123rd
Plextor M6S 128GB $70
508 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 89GB free
59.9 %88th78.9 %66th0.1 %61st490 MB/s134th332 MB/s97th29 Months81st$7025th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $76
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...
65.7 %77th57.4 %141st2.3 %5th509 MB/s99th252 MB/s128th46 Months114th$7632nd
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...
34.7 %132nd60.9 %131st0 %95th525 MB/s18th338 MB/s91st56 Months138th$193117th
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...
48.2 %110th95.1 %6th0.1 %61st525 MB/s18th503 MB/s10th45 Months113th$240139th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $150
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 ...
31.3 %143rd45.5 %154th0.2 %50th213 MB/s155th183 MB/s144th64 Months149th$150101st
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $170
132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 411GB free
94.8 %22nd90.1 %13th0 %95th520 MB/s42nd498 MB/s20th18 Months34th$170112th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $181
153 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
89.6 %34th89.2 %17th0 %95th521 MB/s34th502 MB/s12th25 Months59th$181116th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
329 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 71GB free
51.1 %105th84.8 %29th0.1 %61st521 MB/s34th427 MB/s53rd34 Months91st$8949th
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...
32.8 %138th60.2 %133rd0.8 %15th508 MB/s104th322 MB/s100th59 Months141st$10969th
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 ...
32.9 %137th72.3 %83rd0 %95th480 MB/s142nd313 MB/s102nd40 Months100th$13090th
HyperX Savage 480GB $143
7 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 405GB free
101 %9th84.1 %32nd0 %95th525 MB/s18th499 MB/s17th17 Months29th$14394th
Crucial MX200 1TB $317
242 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 407GB free
84.3 %46th73.9 %81st0.1 %61st490 MB/s134th399 MB/s66th20 Months42nd$317153rd
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $66
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...
47.3 %112th62.5 %128th0.8 %15th511 MB/s89th200 MB/s139th53 Months128th$6619th
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $106
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...
43.1 %120th77.3 %75th0.1 %61st509 MB/s99th316 MB/s101st48 Months121st$10667th
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...
39.4 %127th77.7 %72nd0 %95th503 MB/s109th414 MB/s61st41 Months107th$240138th
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...
40.3 %126th66.8 %108th0.1 %61st516 MB/s64th240 MB/s133rd55 Months136th$179114th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $229
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...
27.6 %148th52.5 %148th0 %95th354 MB/s152nd219 MB/s135th79 Months158th$229134th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $75
46 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 23GB free
55.7 %96th81 %58th0 %95th522 MB/s29th433 MB/s44th18 Months34th$7530th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $117
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...
68.3 %69th82.5 %45th0 %95th516 MB/s64th498 MB/s20th25 Months59th$11778th
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...
65.3 %81st91.5 %11th0.1 %61st524 MB/s22nd481 MB/s31st30 Months85th$152104th
Crucial M500 120GB $55
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...
54.2 %99th62.5 %129th0.3 %38th498 MB/s120th140 MB/s152nd42 Months108th$558th
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 ...
43.3 %119th81.4 %56th0 %95th515 MB/s70th485 MB/s29th40 Months100th$225131st
Crucial BX200 240GB $70
2,231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 76GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 165GB free
79.6 %61st65.4 %114th0.8 %15th493 MB/s129th260 MB/s121st10 Months16th$7025th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $331
200 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 893GB free
93.3 %24th87 %19th0.1 %61st515 MB/s70th488 MB/s28th27 Months73rd$331154th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $83
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...
88.4 %38th78.6 %67th0 %95th527 MB/s10th344 MB/s87th29 Months81st$8340th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
457 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 18GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 112GB free
60.5 %85th63 %124th0.1 %61st519 MB/s47th378 MB/s73rd34 Months91st$9656th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $200
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...
37.5 %129th67.6 %103rd0.1 %61st515 MB/s70th271 MB/s116th48 Months121st$200121st
Intel 330 Series 120GB $99
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...
31.7 %141st56.8 %144th0.2 %50th510 MB/s93rd137 MB/s153rd54 Months132nd$9957th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $225
1,628 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 733GB free
94.9 %20th66.2 %111th0.5 %24th498 MB/s120th333 MB/s95th24 Months55th$225132nd
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $131
1,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 4GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 39GB free
66.2 %76th51.9 %149th0.3 %38th509 MB/s99th295 MB/s105th46 Months114th$13191st
Transcend SSD370 512GB $155
208 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 297GB free
98.2 %16th83 %41st0 %95th519 MB/s47th438 MB/s42nd25 Months59th$155105th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
4,920 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 29GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 4GB free
21.6 %154th39.5 %157th0.5 %24th202 MB/s158th123 MB/s157th64 Months149th$10264th
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 ...
34.4 %133rd56.9 %143rd0.2 %50th499 MB/s115th136 MB/s154th36 Months95th$8948th
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...
31.8 %139th66.8 %110th0.5 %24th510 MB/s93rd396 MB/s69th59 Months141st$261143rd
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...
31.8 %140th82.8 %42nd0 %95th502 MB/s110th419 MB/s57th58 Months139th$348155th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $40
1,585 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 77GB free
67 %73rd60.8 %132nd0.5 %24th494 MB/s126th248 MB/s130th12 Months21st$401st
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $43
65 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 91GB free
66.6 %74th64.2 %119th0 %95th517 MB/s56th336 MB/s93rd5 Months5th$433rd
Plextor M6S 256GB $100
198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 161GB free
82.1 %55th83.9 %34th0.1 %61st483 MB/s139th426 MB/s54th29 Months81st$10061st
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $63
1,151 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 171GB free
66.5 %75th50.5 %151st0.3 %38th500 MB/s113th258 MB/s124th14 Months27th$6315th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
869 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 119GB free
45.3 %114th58.3 %139th0.1 %61st507 MB/s105th205 MB/s137th54 Months132nd$6820th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
591 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 73GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 49GB free
23.3 %151st67.5 %105th0.1 %61st496 MB/s125th211 MB/s136th50 Months124th$200122nd
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $150
163 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
27 %150th62.9 %126th0 %95th437 MB/s151st274 MB/s113th38 Months96th$15099th
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...
29.2 %146th56.1 %145th0.4 %32nd497 MB/s123rd194 MB/s140th65 Months153rd$11676th
HyperX Savage 960GB $307
43 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 331GB free
92.7 %26th81.6 %52nd0 %95th521 MB/s34th505 MB/s9th17 Months29th$307150th
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% ...
51.7 %103rd71 %87th0.1 %61st527 MB/s10th186 MB/s142nd27 Months73rd$7428th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $148
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...
56.7 %93rd79.1 %65th2.6 %4th510 MB/s93rd351 MB/s82nd38 Months96th$14897th
Samsung 840 250GB $121
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...
49.4 %108th59.3 %135th0.4 %32nd510 MB/s93rd247 MB/s131st47 Months117th$12184th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $87
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 152GB free
81.2 %58th78.5 %68th0 %95th502 MB/s110th432 MB/s48th13 Months25th$8744th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $63
1,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 115GB free
83.6 %49th63.5 %120th0.6 %22nd493 MB/s129th260 MB/s121st12 Months21st$6316th
PNY CS1311 480GB $130
465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 307GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 402GB free
87.5 %39th68 %101st0.2 %50th517 MB/s56th351 MB/s82nd5 Months5th$13088th
Plextor M6S 512GB $193
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 269GB free
90 %32nd89.7 %16th0 %95th499 MB/s115th439 MB/s39th29 Months81st$193118th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
207 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 29GB free
33.3 %136th81.5 %54th0 %95th511 MB/s89th411 MB/s65th32 Months89th$150101st
Crucial M550 128GB $100
378 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 11GB free
47.4 %111th81.4 %55th0 %95th524 MB/s22nd353 MB/s78th30 Months85th$10059th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $287
52 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
14.9 %158th59.2 %136th0 %95th514 MB/s77th204 MB/s138th62 Months147th$287145th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $40
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...
52.6 %102nd47.7 %153rd4.8 %3rd499 MB/s115th147 MB/s149th46 Months114th$401st
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $75
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...
68.2 %70th59 %137th0 %95th509 MB/s99th296 MB/s104th61 Months144th$7529th
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...
34.3 %135th62.9 %125th0.1 %61st354 MB/s152nd391 MB/s70th52 Months127th$218128th
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB $304
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...
34.3 %134th80.8 %60th0 %95th513 MB/s83rd497 MB/s22nd40 Months100th$304149th
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...
22.3 %153rd45 %155th0.2 %50th213 MB/s155th184 MB/s143rd64 Months149th$232137th
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 %118th67.6 %102nd0 %95th521 MB/s34th268 MB/s117th65 Months153rd$160108th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $61
68 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 18GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 58GB free
64.7 %82nd81.1 %57th0 %95th514 MB/s77th430 MB/s50th13 Months25th$6114th
PNY CS2211 480GB $140
133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 206GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 125GB free
102 %7th83.9 %33rd0 %95th527 MB/s10th508 MB/s4th8 Months13th$14092nd
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $113
501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 425GB free
90.3 %30th63.2 %122nd0.1 %61st494 MB/s126th260 MB/s121st12 Months21st$11374th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
79 %62nd81.5 %53rd0 %95th527 MB/s10th506 MB/s6th10 Months16th$9552nd
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
73 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.6 %147th57.3 %142nd0 %95th511 MB/s89th147 MB/s149th58 Months139th$12083rd
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 ...
41.9 %121st70.7 %89th0 %95th509 MB/s99th286 MB/s108th40 Months100th$9150th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $111
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...
57.5 %92nd66.8 %109th0 %95th517 MB/s56th272 MB/s114th60 Months143rd$11172nd
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $140
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...
49.9 %107th69 %95th0 %95th515 MB/s70th284 MB/s109th44 Months110th$14092nd
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...
53.4 %100th75.6 %79th0 %95th520 MB/s42nd426 MB/s54th51 Months125th$14595th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
14 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 763GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 674GB free
99.4 %11th83.8 %35th0 %95th529 MB/s2nd500 MB/s16th8 Months13th$290146th
Crucial BX200 960GB $250
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 554GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 753GB free
87 %40th65.7 %113th0 %95th494 MB/s126th256 MB/s125th10 Months16th$250142nd
Crucial BX200 480GB $128
548 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 189GB free
82 %57th63.1 %123rd0.2 %50th492 MB/s132nd253 MB/s127th10 Months16th$12887th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $229
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...
123 %1st84.7 %30th0.1 %61st519 MB/s47th430 MB/s50th19 Months37th$229136th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
2,473 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 112GB free
20.5 %156th39.5 %156th0.4 %32nd204 MB/s157th120 MB/s158th64 Months149th$10969th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $160
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 ...
22.8 %152nd58.6 %138th0.4 %32nd510 MB/s93rd148 MB/s148th66 Months156th$160109th
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...
48.3 %109th70.5 %90th0 %95th506 MB/s106th283 MB/s110th40 Months100th$8038th
Crucial MX300 750GB $170
184 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 406GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 551GB free
103 %6th70 %91st0.1 %61st484 MB/s138th341 MB/s88th3 Months1st$170113th
PNY CS2211 240GB $80
156 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 62GB free
85.5 %43rd77.6 %73rd0 %95th526 MB/s16th439 MB/s39th8 Months13th$8036th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $210
18 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 800GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 646GB free
107 %4th70.9 %88th0 %95th520 MB/s42nd355 MB/s76th5 Months5th$210126th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
4,271 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 242GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 27GB free
27.4 %149th52.7 %147th1 %11th504 MB/s108th133 MB/s156th47 Months117th$10968th
PNY CS1311 960GB $229
117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 479GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 285GB free
98.5 %15th69.6 %94th0 %95th518 MB/s51st352 MB/s80th5 Months5th$229135th
PNY CS1311 120GB $45
429 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 69GB free
65.5 %79th65 %117th0.3 %38th516 MB/s64th335 MB/s94th5 Months5th$454th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $168
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 300GB free
101 %8th90.5 %12th0 %95th523 MB/s24th454 MB/s37th19 Months37th$168111th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $310
36 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 686GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
99 %14th83.6 %36th0 %95th521 MB/s34th433 MB/s44th25 Months59th$310152nd
Patriot Ignite 480GB $151
41 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 328GB free
89.4 %35th77.7 %70th0 %95th528 MB/s5th511 MB/s2nd19 Months37th$151103rd
Patriot Ignite 240GB $81
103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 195GB free
90.5 %29th82.8 %43rd0 %95th528 MB/s5th508 MB/s4th19 Months37th$8139th
Crucial MX300 525GB $120
90 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 437GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 309GB free
100 %10th68.5 %99th0.3 %38th481 MB/s141st339 MB/s90th3 Months1st$12081st
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $225
56 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 827GB free
86.2 %42nd60.1 %134th0 %95th440 MB/s149th262 MB/s119th12 Months21st$225133rd
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $166
25 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 214GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 447GB free
94.8 %21st88.5 %18th0 %95th525 MB/s18th506 MB/s6th10 Months16th$166110th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $290
16 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 592GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
97.3 %17th82.1 %46th0 %95th528 MB/s5th512 MB/s1st19 Months37th$290146th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $60
71 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
41.4 %124th51 %150th0 %95th505 MB/s107th245 MB/s132nd61 Months144th$6011th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $115
310 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 388GB free
94.3 %23rd66.9 %107th0.1 %61st517 MB/s56th352 MB/s80th5 Months5th$11575th
Intel 320 Series 120GB $149
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...
16 %157th38.9 %158th0.1 %61st261 MB/s154th134 MB/s155th66 Months156th$14998th
Crucial MX300 1TB $243
13 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 941GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 952GB free
105 %5th72.4 %82nd0 %95th485 MB/s137th341 MB/s88th3 Months1st$243140th
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