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 May 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... 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 does MBps mean?

MBps and MB/s refer to megabytes per second which are units of data transfer speed... more

How big is 16GB?

Approximately enough space to hold 3,200 mp3 audio files... more

What is AS SSD real world copy speed?

The speed at which files can be copied from from one directory to another on the same drive... more

What is 4K random read speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be read from a device... 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

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Max Avg Min 9.6 0.46 0 126 62 14.9 99.8 74 38.9 728 498 202 512 355 115 75 33.1 6 471 145 37.5
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its older, and hugely successful 840 sibling. Both drives utilize TLC NAND and both sport a high speed Turbow...
9.6 %1st99.4 %11th94 %5th517 MB/s49th416 MB/s53rd17 Months23rd$8837th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
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...
1.8 %8th80.2 %41st97.6 %3rd529 MB/s3rd503 MB/s8th22 Months44th$12673rd
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
12,807 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 363GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 328GB free
5.7 %2nd113 %2nd94.8 %4th517 MB/s49th414 MB/s55th17 Months23rd$15088th
HyperX Savage 240GB $85
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...
0.7 %17th84.7 %35th80.5 %55th521 MB/s29th506 MB/s6th13 Months5th$8532nd
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $67
6,014 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 34GB free
2 %7th69.6 %55th92.9 %8th517 MB/s49th414 MB/s55th17 Months23rd$6714th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $219
2,935 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 132% 308GB free
Worst Bench: 32% 411GB free
1.1 %9th89.7 %29th98.3 %2nd529 MB/s3rd502 MB/s11th22 Months44th$219107th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $73
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...
0.7 %17th77.3 %47th65.9 %96th492 MB/s112th362 MB/s73rd20 Months30th$7319th
HyperX Savage 120GB $62
296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 7GB free
0.1 %58th57.6 %68th72.6 %76th524 MB/s16th411 MB/s59th13 Months5th$6212th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $62
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...
0.3 %37th52.5 %75th63 %101st441 MB/s124th277 MB/s95th40 Months85th$6211th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $85
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...
0.3 %37th77.8 %46th70.4 %83rd437 MB/s125th425 MB/s49th40 Months85th$8535th
Crucial MX200 250GB $85
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...
0.5 %27th90 %26th82.9 %41st527 MB/s11th399 MB/s61st16 Months17th$8532nd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $103
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 ...
0.3 %37th77.8 %45th85.3 %24th515 MB/s60th494 MB/s20th23 Months48th$10355th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $61
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 79GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 4GB free
0 %93rd67.7 %58th83.8 %33rd510 MB/s84th431 MB/s46th21 Months34th$619th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $105
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...
2.3 %5th43 %92nd80.4 %57th499 MB/s103rd376 MB/s68th34 Months71st$10556th
Crucial BX100 250GB $91
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...
0.7 %17th87.3 %33rd84.7 %28th522 MB/s24th370 MB/s71st16 Months17th$9141st
Crucial MX100 256GB $99
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...
1 %13th79 %44th80.2 %59th521 MB/s29th332 MB/s79th23 Months48th$9951st
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
679 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 23GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 31GB free
0.1 %58th56.5 %72nd76.4 %69th456 MB/s123rd380 MB/s66th21 Months34th$6817th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $55
953 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 57GB free
0.3 %37th57 %70th65.6 %98th480 MB/s119th350 MB/s76th20 Months30th$557th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $91
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 ...
0.3 %37th69.4 %56th69.4 %86th519 MB/s40th251 MB/s105th13 Months5th$9143rd
Transcend SSD370 256GB $75
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...
0.1 %58th90.7 %25th75.1 %72nd520 MB/s36th300 MB/s86th21 Months34th$7524th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $208
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...
1.1 %9th47.3 %87th83.7 %35th524 MB/s16th490 MB/s24th43 Months92nd$208104th
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...
0.2 %50th29.4 %121st84.9 %26th497 MB/s109th477 MB/s31st49 Months103rd$400132nd
Intel 730 Series 240GB $190
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...
0.1 %58th45.9 %89th79.8 %62nd515 MB/s60th290 MB/s89th27 Months62nd$19099th
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...
0.1 %58th75 %49th83.5 %38th488 MB/s115th485 MB/s26th36 Months75th$10557th
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...
0.5 %27th34.1 %108th79.5 %63rd478 MB/s120th388 MB/s65th49 Months103rd$15086th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $64
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...
2.3 %5th74.3 %50th57.4 %115th509 MB/s88th266 MB/s100th42 Months89th$6413th
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...
0 %93rd81.8 %39th84.5 %30th516 MB/s56th499 MB/s14th18 Months28th$9546th
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...
0.5 %27th54.3 %74th70.2 %84th519 MB/s40th266 MB/s100th49 Months103rd$12875th
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...
0.1 %58th73.6 %51st90.1 %13th522 MB/s24th503 MB/s8th30 Months66th$11967th
Crucial M500 240GB $130
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...
0.6 %23rd55.5 %73rd72.3 %77th502 MB/s98th272 MB/s98th38 Months83rd$13076th
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...
0 %93rd80.4 %40th86.3 %21st518 MB/s47th499 MB/s14th14 Months9th$10052nd
Crucial BX100 120GB $39
331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 31% 111GB free
0.1 %58th80.2 %42nd71.4 %80th523 MB/s21st188 MB/s115th16 Months17th$392nd
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $91
1,226 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% 76GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 59GB free
0.4 %32nd58.2 %66th93.1 %7th525 MB/s13th493 MB/s21st22 Months44th$9139th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $105
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...
1.1 %9th32.7 %111th61.3 %107th508 MB/s90th201 MB/s112th49 Months103rd$10557th
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...
0.1 %58th37.8 %101st79.4 %64th513 MB/s69th468 MB/s34th47 Months100th$245117th
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...
0.4 %32nd31.1 %118th57.1 %117th500 MB/s100th265 MB/s102nd61 Months128th$218106th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $75
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...
0.2 %50th92.2 %23rd79.8 %60th463 MB/s122nd423 MB/s50th21 Months34th$7521st
Crucial BX100 500GB $159
803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% 167GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 142GB free
0.2 %50th99.7 %9th87.4 %19th523 MB/s21st433 MB/s42nd16 Months17th$15992nd
HyperX Fury 120GB $43
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...
1.1 %9th56.9 %71st54.6 %121st508 MB/s90th155 MB/s121st23 Months48th$434th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $82
124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 144GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 184GB free
0.1 %58th91.7 %24th84.8 %27th526 MB/s12th509 MB/s3rd17 Months23rd$8228th
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...
0.1 %58th69.7 %54th68.6 %88th514 MB/s65th326 MB/s81st50 Months107th$9546th
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 %129th72.1 %78th728 MB/s1st294 MB/s88th57 Months119th$471133rd
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
202 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 74GB free
0.1 %58th40.2 %98th61.4 %106th512 MB/s74th235 MB/s108th34 Months71st$8026th
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...
0 %93rd47.3 %86th86.3 %20th513 MB/s69th497 MB/s18th28 Months64th$203103rd
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $38
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...
0.1 %58th99.5 %10th82.1 %46th519 MB/s40th477 MB/s31st31 Months69th$381st
Intel 520 Series 120GB $84
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...
0.5 %27th38.8 %100th61.5 %105th511 MB/s78th159 MB/s119th51 Months111th$8431st
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...
0.1 %58th83.6 %37th85.5 %23rd513 MB/s69th433 MB/s42nd44 Months96th$10053rd
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 ...
0.2 %50th30.5 %119th44.4 %130th213 MB/s130th181 MB/s118th60 Months124th$15088th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $140
97 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 279GB free
0 %93rd108 %3rd89.1 %17th522 MB/s24th503 MB/s8th21 Months34th$14082nd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $183
600 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 365GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 115GB free
0.2 %50th84.6 %36th85 %25th515 MB/s60th493 MB/s21st23 Months48th$18398th
SanDisk Extreme II 120GB $115
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 ...
0 %93rd36.3 %104th73 %75th482 MB/s118th315 MB/s84th36 Months75th$11565th
Crucial M500 120GB $91
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...
0.3 %37th37.3 %102nd62.7 %102nd498 MB/s106th139 MB/s126th38 Months83rd$9140th
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 ...
0.1 %58th42.9 %93rd80.5 %56th516 MB/s56th485 MB/s26th36 Months75th$225109th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $320
2,017 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 898GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 896GB free
1 %13th105 %5th92.3 %11th523 MB/s21st415 MB/s54th17 Months23rd$320128th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $95
96 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 87GB free
0 %93rd47.7 %84th82.8 %43rd514 MB/s65th418 MB/s52nd18 Months28th$9546th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $130
1,371 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 368GB free
Worst Bench: 32% 345GB free
0.6 %23rd89.9 %28th69.7 %85th501 MB/s99th371 MB/s70th20 Months30th$13077th
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...
0.1 %58th42.1 %95th80.3 %58th511 MB/s78th446 MB/s36th36 Months75th$215105th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $238
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...
0 %93rd26.9 %126th52.6 %123rd354 MB/s128th219 MB/s109th75 Months133rd$238112th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $130
149 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 259GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 413GB free
0.1 %58th106 %4th82.1 %45th464 MB/s121st440 MB/s37th21 Months34th$13079th
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...
0.7 %17th32.6 %112th59.8 %110th509 MB/s88th323 MB/s82nd55 Months116th$10960th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $125
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...
3.2 %4th65.6 %59th80.8 %53rd510 MB/s84th376 MB/s68th34 Months71st$12572nd
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...
0.4 %32nd31.5 %117th66.1 %95th510 MB/s84th406 MB/s60th55 Months116th$261119th
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...
0 %93rd30.2 %120th67.5 %91st517 MB/s49th255 MB/s104th58 Months122nd$266120th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $380
896 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 135% 888GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 559GB free
0.3 %37th101 %7th99.8 %1st528 MB/s5th502 MB/s11th22 Months44th$380131st
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...
0 %93rd88.9 %30th80.5 %54th522 MB/s24th354 MB/s74th23 Months48th$8532nd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
3,627 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 18% 3GB free
0.7 %17th21.3 %128th39.1 %131st202 MB/s132nd122 MB/s132nd60 Months124th$10254th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $98
257 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 71GB free
0 %93rd47.4 %85th84.4 %31st520 MB/s36th426 MB/s48th30 Months66th$9849th
Plextor M6S 128GB $68
337 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 89GB free
0.1 %58th60.9 %65th78.7 %65th490 MB/s114th331 MB/s80th25 Months56th$6818th
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...
0.1 %58th37.1 %103rd77.7 %67th510 MB/s84th313 MB/s85th44 Months96th$13078th
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...
0 %93rd39.6 %99th78 %66th503 MB/s96th414 MB/s55th37 Months82nd$240113th
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...
0 %93rd34.3 %107th60.3 %109th517 MB/s49th338 MB/s78th52 Months113th$193101st
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...
0.1 %58th47.1 %88th92.9 %9th524 MB/s16th506 MB/s6th41 Months88th$240116th
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $240
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...
0.2 %50th31.7 %116th65.7 %97th519 MB/s40th241 MB/s107th51 Months111th$240115th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $170
56 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 418GB free
0 %93rd94.7 %18th90 %14th521 MB/s29th499 MB/s14th14 Months9th$17097th
Plextor M6V 256GB $82
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 42GB free
0 %93rd93 %21st82.2 %44th525 MB/s13th289 MB/s90th10 Months3rd$8229th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $75
31 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 23GB free
0 %93rd57.4 %69th83.6 %37th522 MB/s24th435 MB/s41st14 Months9th$7521st
Crucial MX100 512GB $199
1,665 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 313GB free
0.6 %23rd86 %34th87.6 %18th515 MB/s60th480 MB/s30th23 Months48th$199102nd
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $150
128 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 52GB free
0 %93rd27.7 %123rd64.5 %100th432 MB/s126th273 MB/s97th34 Months71st$15086th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $45
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...
0.3 %37th52.3 %77th49.4 %127th491 MB/s113th148 MB/s124th50 Months107th$455th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $138
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...
0.7 %17th35.5 %105th77.6 %68th520 MB/s36th436 MB/s40th43 Months92nd$13880th
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...
0 %93rd32.1 %113th83.7 %34th503 MB/s96th419 MB/s51st54 Months114th$348130th
Plextor M6S 256GB $122
147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 161GB free
0 %93rd70.9 %52nd84.2 %32nd485 MB/s117th428 MB/s47th25 Months56th$12271st
Crucial MX200 500GB $139
750 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 335GB free
0.3 %37th94.6 %19th75 %73rd513 MB/s69th398 MB/s63rd16 Months17th$13981st
Corsair Force LS 240GB $91
342 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 26% 52GB free
0.1 %58th62.5 %64th62.5 %103rd518 MB/s47th380 MB/s66th30 Months66th$9141st
Crucial M550 256GB $109
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...
0.1 %58th83.3 %38th91 %12th524 MB/s16th481 MB/s29th26 Months60th$10960th
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 ...
0.3 %37th34 %109th56.2 %119th500 MB/s100th137 MB/s128th32 Months70th$8938th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $62
625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 21% 34GB free
0.3 %37th69 %57th51.6 %124th498 MB/s106th284 MB/s92nd10 Months3rd$6210th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
647 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 31% 119GB free
0.2 %50th45.5 %90th58.7 %113th507 MB/s93rd196 MB/s113th50 Months107th$6816th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $245
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...
0.1 %58th31.9 %115th67 %93rd517 MB/s49th263 MB/s103rd44 Months96th$245118th
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...
0.1 %58th22.2 %127th44.8 %129th213 MB/s130th184 MB/s117th60 Months124th$232111th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $121
734 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 4GB free
Worst Bench: 14% 191GB free
0.3 %37th69.8 %53rd51.3 %125th512 MB/s74th295 MB/s87th42 Months89th$12169th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $86
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...
0 %93rd87.3 %32nd79.8 %61st528 MB/s5th344 MB/s77th25 Months56th$8636th
Plextor M6S 512GB $192
10 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 269GB free
0 %93rd89.9 %27th89.2 %16th499 MB/s103rd439 MB/s38th25 Months56th$192100th
Plextor M5S 128GB $68
444 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 45GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 0GB free
0.1 %58th52 %78th66.9 %94th496 MB/s111th210 MB/s110th46 Months99th$6815th
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...
0.8 %15th29 %122nd55.8 %120th499 MB/s103rd194 MB/s114th61 Months128th$11666th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $42
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...
5.1 %3rd48.9 %82nd46 %128th497 MB/s109th154 MB/s122nd42 Months89th$423rd
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...
0 %93rd34.6 %106th81.4 %50th515 MB/s60th499 MB/s14th36 Months75th$304126th
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...
0 %93rd44.3 %91st67.6 %90th521 MB/s29th272 MB/s98th61 Months128th$16094th
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 ...
0.1 %58th65 %60th65 %99th519 MB/s40th157 MB/s120th21 Months34th$486th
Seagate 600 120GB $92
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 ...
0 %93rd42.1 %96th71.4 %79th511 MB/s78th285 MB/s91st36 Months75th$9244th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $83
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...
0.1 %58th63.2 %63rd59.2 %111th512 MB/s74th320 MB/s83rd57 Months119th$8330th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $228
780 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 819GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 662GB free
0.4 %32nd97.2 %13th68.4 %89th498 MB/s106th364 MB/s72nd20 Months30th$228110th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $93
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...
0.1 %58th79.8 %43rd81.2 %52nd514 MB/s65th496 MB/s19th21 Months34th$9345th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $240
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 ...
0.5 %27th16.7 %131st58.2 %114th512 MB/s74th151 MB/s123rd62 Months131st$240114th
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $75
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...
0 %93rd75.9 %48th62.5 %104th357 MB/s127th391 MB/s64th48 Months102nd$7520th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
163 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 29GB free
0 %93rd33.3 %110th81.6 %49th511 MB/s78th413 MB/s58th28 Months64th$15088th
Crucial M550 128GB $115
306 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 80GB free
0.1 %58th42.6 %94th81.4 %51st525 MB/s13th353 MB/s75th26 Months60th$11564th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $165
146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 297GB free
0.1 %58th93.6 %20th82.9 %42nd519 MB/s40th439 MB/s38th21 Months34th$16595th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
2,656 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 31GB free
0.8 %15th27.6 %124th53.1 %122nd506 MB/s94th133 MB/s131st43 Months92nd$10959th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 4GB free
0 %93rd27.3 %125th56.7 %118th513 MB/s69th148 MB/s124th54 Months114th$12068th
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...
0.1 %58th16 %132nd38.9 %133rd261 MB/s129th134 MB/s130th62 Months131st$14985th
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...
0.3 %37th32 %114th57.3 %116th511 MB/s78th138 MB/s127th50 Months107th$9950th
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...
0 %93rd50 %80th69 %87th508 MB/s90th284 MB/s92nd40 Months85th$14083rd
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...
0 %93rd52.4 %76th74.2 %74th521 MB/s29th477 MB/s31st47 Months100th$14584th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $302
404 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 319GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 447GB free
0.1 %58th63.4 %62nd92.9 %10th520 MB/s36th484 MB/s28th27 Months62nd$302125th
Crucial MX100 128GB $76
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% ...
0.2 %50th50.6 %79th70.8 %82nd528 MB/s5th186 MB/s116th23 Months48th$7625th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $298
37 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 17GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 27GB free
0 %93rd14.9 %133rd61.1 %108th516 MB/s56th207 MB/s111th58 Months122nd$298123rd
Patriot Pyro 120GB $58
61 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 68GB free
0.1 %58th42 %97th50.3 %126th500 MB/s100th135 MB/s129th57 Months119th$588th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
70 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 207GB free
0 %93rd96.3 %15th83.3 %39th528 MB/s5th508 MB/s4th6 Months1st$7521st
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...
0 %93rd48.9 %83rd71.3 %81st506 MB/s94th283 MB/s94th36 Months75th$8027th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $220
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...
0.1 %58th126 %1st83.6 %36th519 MB/s40th432 MB/s45th15 Months12th$220108th
HyperX Savage 960GB $295
16 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 894GB free
0 %93rd95.9 %17th82 %47th521 MB/s29th502 MB/s11th13 Months5th$295122nd
Patriot Ignite 480GB $150
15 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 345GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 328GB free
0 %93rd87.6 %31st76 %70th528 MB/s5th511 MB/s2nd15 Months12th$15091st
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...
0.6 %23rd49.2 %81st59.1 %112th511 MB/s78th248 MB/s106th43 Months92nd$12170th
Crucial MX200 1TB $290
141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 460GB free
0 %93rd92.4 %22nd75.6 %71st488 MB/s115th399 MB/s61st16 Months17th$290121st
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
1,902 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 18% 15GB free
0.4 %32nd20.2 %130th38.9 %132nd202 MB/s132nd115 MB/s133rd60 Months124th$10960th
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...
0 %93rd57.9 %67th67.3 %92nd517 MB/s49th276 MB/s96th56 Months118th$11163rd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $168
66 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 413GB free
0 %93rd100 %8th89.9 %15th524 MB/s16th453 MB/s35th15 Months12th$16896th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $312
130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 741GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 893GB free
0.1 %58th96.7 %14th86.1 %22nd516 MB/s56th486 MB/s25th23 Months48th$312127th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $321
29 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 842GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 943GB free
0 %93rd97.5 %12th84.5 %29th521 MB/s29th433 MB/s42nd21 Months34th$321129th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $300
9 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 835GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 740GB free
0 %93rd96.3 %16th83.3 %40th528 MB/s5th512 MB/s1st15 Months12th$300124th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $126
65 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 49GB free
0.1 %58th64 %61st81.8 %48th530 MB/s2nd508 MB/s4th15 Months12th$12674th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $160
4 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 440GB free
Worst Bench: 81% 97GB free
0 %93rd103 %6th93.3 %6th514 MB/s65th492 MB/s23rd6 Months1st$16093rd
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