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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]

927 SSDs
Form factor
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User rating(51.9)
Value(96.2)
Avg. bench(74.1)
Capacity(293)
Write(311)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(43)
Price(213)
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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 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 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

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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $105
Samples 314k
126
100th
86.6
66th
93.5
65 ↔ 113
87th
250GB
57th
391
79th
6.11
100th
42
66th
$105
71st
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $124
Samples 183k
102
100th
132
88th
96.1
70 ↔ 114
88th
500GB
84th
392
79th
4.62
100th
42
66th
$124
60th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $155
Samples 44k
98
100th
69.6
49th
98.8
71 ↔ 120
88th
256GB
73rd
444
86th
0.75
98th
47
56th
$155
47th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $85
Samples 34k
76
100th
58.5
38th
93.5
67 ↔ 112
87th
120GB
24th
395
80th
0.64
97th
42
66th
$85
79th
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $232
Samples 20k
74
100th
87.5
67th
100
71 ↔ 122
89th
512GB
92nd
444
86th
0.36
96th
47
56th
$232
29th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $70
Samples 2.2k
72
99th
109
83rd
86.9
62 ↔ 105
82nd
250GB
57th
380
75th
0.4
96th
5
97th
$70
88th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $110
Samples 2.8k
72
99th
134
89th
89
67 ↔ 106
84th
500GB
84th
389
78th
0.48
97th
5+
98th
$110
67th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $220
Samples 1.1k
71
99th
138
90th
91.5
71 ↔ 108
86th
1TB
97th
386
77th
0.16
91st
5+
97th
$220
32nd
9
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $116
Samples 101k
70
99th
190
95th
221
169 ↔ 269
98th
250GB
57th
1093
97th
3.73
100th
18+
89th
$116
64th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $461
Samples 7k
69
99th
87.8
67th
99.9
71 ↔ 120
88th
1TB
99th
456
89th
0.09
86th
47
56th
$461
8th
11
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 8.4k
68
99th
82.1
58 ↔ 100
76th
250GB
57th
364
71st
0.16
90th
41
68th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $310
Samples 34k
68
99th
113
84th
97
74 ↔ 118
88th
1TB
97th
394
80th
0.71
98th
42
66th
$310
17th
13
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $83
Samples 18k
67
99th
80
59th
67.4
49 ↔ 81
51st
275GB
74th
295
58th
0.52
97th
24
84th
$83
81st
14
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $135
Samples 15k
67
99th
61.4
40th
82.7
61 ↔ 99
77th
240GB
55th
444
86th
0.27
94th
38
73rd
$135
56th
15
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $450
Samples 137
67
99th
131
87th
88.4
65 ↔ 105
84th
2TB
100th
377
74th
0.01
58th
4+
98th
$450
9th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $75
Samples 16k
65
98th
75.7
54th
65.5
46 ↔ 81
47th
240GB
55th
251
50th
0.39
96th
45
61st
$75
85th
17
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $239
Samples 23k
65
98th
224
98th
262
195 ↔ 316
99th
512GB
92nd
1630
99th
0.75
98th
20+
88th
$239
28th
18
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $130
Samples 11k
64
98th
88.3
68th
68.6
49 ↔ 84
55th
480GB
81st
279
55th
0.34
96th
45
61st
$130
57th
19
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $130
Samples 4k
64
98th
67.1
46th
87.7
65 ↔ 107
83rd
240GB
55th
430
85th
0.06
80th
48
53rd
$130
57th
20
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 19k
64
98th
80.4
60 ↔ 94
74th
256GB
73rd
323
65th
0.38
96th
48
53rd
21
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $119
Samples 24k
64
98th
105
80th
71.1
54 ↔ 85
60th
525GB
93rd
309
62nd
0.6
97th
24
84th
$119
64th
22
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.1k
63
98th
56.4
36th
81.7
57 ↔ 100
75th
240GB
55th
379
75th
0.02
66th
61
6th
$149
51st
23
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.6k
63
98th
73.4
52nd
87.7
64 ↔ 105
83rd
500GB
84th
418
84th
0.09
84th
41
68th
$240
27th
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $295
Samples 23k
63
98th
36.3
16th
83.6
55 ↔ 106
78th
256GB
73rd
366
72nd
0.39
96th
68
4th
$295
20th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 13k
63
98th
78
52 ↔ 98
70th
128GB
41st
308
61st
0.26
94th
68
4th
26
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 47k
63
98th
30
10th
78.9
61 ↔ 93
71st
120GB
24th
317
64th
0.9
98th
59
7th
$165
44th
27
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 354
62
97th
70.1
51 ↔ 85
59th
240GB
55th
229
43rd
0.01
36th
83
1st
28
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 788
62
97th
81.8
53 ↔ 102
76th
240GB
55th
417
84th
0.01
58th
42
66th
29
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $120
Samples 13k
62
97th
71.2
50th
85.1
66 ↔ 100
80th
250GB
57th
358
70th
0.27
94th
41
68th
$120
63rd
30
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 679
62
97th
83.7
64 ↔ 101
78th
120GB
24th
411
83rd
0.01
58th
46
59th
31
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $100
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
76.5
55th
78.3
59 ↔ 93
70th
256GB
73rd
290
56th
0.03
73rd
46
59th
$100
72nd
32
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $280
Samples 7.1k
62
97th
24.5
6th
91.3
61 ↔ 113
86th
128GB
41st
390
78th
0.13
89th
47
56th
$280
21st
33
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2k
62
97th
76
60 ↔ 92
67th
120GB
24th
362
71st
0.04
76th
46
59th
34
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
Samples 2.8k
62
97th
76.3
55th
87.7
65 ↔ 107
83rd
480GB
81st
436
85th
0.07
80th
48
53rd
$219
32nd
35
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $184
Samples 11k
62
97th
42.6
23rd
72.2
54 ↔ 87
62nd
240GB
55th
263
52nd
0.23
93rd
63
5th
$184
41st
36
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 951
61
96th
90
63 ↔ 113
85th
240GB
55th
455
88th
0.01
58th
55
7th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.1k
61
96th
81.4
62 ↔ 97
75th
240GB
55th
407
82nd
0.1
86th
46
59th
38
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $125
Samples 7.9k
61
96th
29.1
9th
62.2
46 ↔ 77
41st
120GB
24th
143
24th
0.15
90th
76
2nd
$125
60th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $125
Samples 6.7k
61
96th
31.8
12th
64.6
50 ↔ 78
46th
128GB
41st
215
40th
0.13
89th
65
5th
$125
60th
40
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.5k
61
96th
85.5
62 ↔ 103
80th
256GB
73rd
398
80th
0.07
80th
74
3rd
41
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 541
61
96th
87.1
63 ↔ 106
82nd
240GB
55th
465
90th
0.01
58th
39
71st
42
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.8k
61
96th
32.8
13th
80.6
61 ↔ 95
74th
240GB
55th
275
54th
0.05
76th
52
29th
$301
18th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $139
Samples 6k
61
96th
53.8
33rd
70.5
52 ↔ 89
59th
256GB
73rd
304
60th
0.11
87th
65
5th
$139
55th
44
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $61
Samples 19k
61
96th
43
23rd
53.9
42 ↔ 63
28th
120GB
24th
113
18th
0.48
97th
48
53rd
$61
93rd
45
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 10k
60
95th
81.6
60 ↔ 99
75th
128GB
41st
351
69th
0.15
89th
74
3rd
46
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1k
60
95th
81.2
58 ↔ 99
75th
240GB
55th
381
76th
0.02
66th
72
3rd
47
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 868
60
95th
86.5
62 ↔ 105
82nd
256GB
73rd
410
83rd
0.02
66th
69
4th
48
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 524
60
95th
86.7
61 ↔ 107
82nd
240GB
55th
459
89th
0.01
58th
43
65th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 436
60
95th
81.6
60 ↔ 99
75th
120GB
24th
392
79th
0.01
58th
43
65th
50
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB
Samples 3.2k
60
95th
76.2
58 ↔ 92
67th
120GB
24th
346
69th
0.05
76th
38
73rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $124
Intel Core i5-8600K $239AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $155
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $178SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $45HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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