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 December 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 121 63.7 11.4 102 73.7 39 8.5 0.38 0 728 499 203 512 353 120 82 35.5 6 471 149 42
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $82
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...
105 %7th94.3 %7th8.5 %1st517 MB/s51st415 MB/s60th24 Months48th$8234th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $124
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...
84.4 %43rd101 %2nd1.8 %6th529 MB/s3rd502 MB/s14th29 Months69th$12480th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $154
38,363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 291GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 38GB free
114 %3rd97.4 %4th6.5 %2nd517 MB/s51st414 MB/s62nd24 Months48th$154104th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $400
1,513 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 77% 847GB free
100 %14th102 %1st0.2 %49th528 MB/s5th502 MB/s14th29 Months69th$400157th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $67
11,753 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 60GB free
69.5 %69th93 %9th1.4 %8th517 MB/s51st414 MB/s62nd24 Months48th$6717th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $208
6,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 43GB free
94.4 %25th99.4 %3rd0.9 %14th528 MB/s5th502 MB/s14th29 Months69th$208122nd
HyperX Savage 240GB $98
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...
77.7 %58th82.2 %49th0.6 %23rd524 MB/s21st506 MB/s9th20 Months29th$9853rd
Crucial MX200 250GB $83
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelerati...
92.6 %26th83.8 %37th0.4 %34th526 MB/s15th398 MB/s68th23 Months42nd$8335th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $146
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...
32 %137th76.7 %76th2.1 %5th500 MB/s115th350 MB/s84th41 Months96th$14691st
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...
59.5 %84th69.2 %95th0.3 %42nd441 MB/s149th429 MB/s50th47 Months110th$11877th
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 %59th85.7 %29th0.2 %49th516 MB/s63rd492 MB/s24th30 Months73rd$10558th
HyperX Fury 120GB $53
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...
48.5 %104th54.4 %146th0.9 %14th505 MB/s110th151 MB/s148th30 Months73rd$539th
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...
44.8 %111th79.5 %63rd0.1 %66th514 MB/s75th291 MB/s105th34 Months87th$196118th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $280
6,245 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 929GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 314GB free
120 %2nd95.8 %5th1.4 %8th521 MB/s31st415 MB/s60th24 Months48th$280144th
HyperX Savage 120GB $60
613 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
61.8 %81st76.1 %78th0.1 %66th522 MB/s26th419 MB/s58th20 Months29th$6012th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $69
282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 43GB free
57 %91st78.3 %70th0 %95th515 MB/s67th431 MB/s48th28 Months59th$6919th
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...
86.1 %35th77.9 %72nd0.1 %66th518 MB/s48th301 MB/s102nd28 Months59th$8537th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,006 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 40GB free
56.6 %92nd76.6 %77th0.1 %66th457 MB/s147th382 MB/s72nd28 Months59th$6818th
Crucial BX100 250GB $106
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...
78 %57th84.9 %33rd0.5 %29th522 MB/s26th371 MB/s74th23 Months42nd$10662nd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $98
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...
38.3 %126th64.9 %116th0.2 %49th445 MB/s148th277 MB/s110th47 Months110th$9852nd
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...
29.9 %145th86.4 %24th0.2 %49th495 MB/s127th479 MB/s33rd56 Months128th$400156th
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...
80.2 %53rd86.1 %25th0 %95th516 MB/s63rd499 MB/s18th21 Months34th$10055th
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...
34.6 %131st80.7 %60th0.4 %34th482 MB/s141st392 MB/s70th56 Months128th$15095th
OCZ Vector 150 240GB $246
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...
42.1 %118th88.7 %17th0 %95th522 MB/s26th503 MB/s11th37 Months91st$246138th
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...
73.8 %62nd82.2 %48th0 %95th486 MB/s136th475 MB/s35th43 Months100th$10559th
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 %144th68.1 %103rd0 %95th519 MB/s45th254 MB/s126th65 Months147th$266142nd
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $86
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...
85.8 %36th82.3 %46th0.2 %49th463 MB/s145th423 MB/s56th28 Months59th$8640th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $49
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...
45 %109th47.6 %153rd4.1 %3rd503 MB/s112th146 MB/s150th49 Months114th$493rd
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...
82.6 %49th84.5 %35th0 %95th512 MB/s86th433 MB/s45th51 Months121st$10056th
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...
43.9 %113th82.2 %50th1 %11th522 MB/s26th489 MB/s27th50 Months117th$224129th
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...
37.7 %127th79.4 %67th0 %95th512 MB/s86th470 MB/s36th54 Months125th$245137th
Crucial BX100 500GB $159
1,357 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 48GB free
101 %12th88.1 %18th0.2 %49th523 MB/s24th434 MB/s44th23 Months42nd$159107th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
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...
71.4 %65th64.8 %118th0.7 %19th492 MB/s133rd331 MB/s97th27 Months55th$8029th
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...
71.2 %66th81.4 %54th0.9 %14th521 MB/s31st332 MB/s95th30 Months73rd$11674th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $91
2,787 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 106GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 75GB free
57.1 %90th91.9 %10th0.3 %42nd526 MB/s15th490 MB/s26th29 Months69th$9147th
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...
89.3 %30th80.9 %59th0 %95th521 MB/s31st354 MB/s75th30 Months73rd$8537th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 146GB free
53.3 %96th85.2 %30th0 %95th528 MB/s5th509 MB/s3rd24 Months48th$170110th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $115
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...
31.4 %143rd62.9 %125th0.4 %34th514 MB/s75th165 MB/s146th58 Months136th$11573rd
Crucial M500 240GB $93
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...
72.7 %64th73.9 %82nd0.5 %29th501 MB/s114th273 MB/s113th45 Months108th$9348th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $109
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 ...
61.2 %82nd70.1 %92nd0.1 %66th520 MB/s40th247 MB/s129th20 Months29th$10969th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $113
4,221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 179GB free
97.7 %21st68.4 %101st0.7 %19th498 MB/s122nd345 MB/s87th27 Months55th$11372nd
OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB $177
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...
50.7 %101st83.5 %40th0 %95th515 MB/s67th498 MB/s19th25 Months53rd$177111th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $71
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 %85th79.1 %69th0.7 %19th521 MB/s31st438 MB/s41st50 Months117th$7121st
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,002 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 176GB free
79.1 %56th87.8 %20th0.1 %66th514 MB/s75th491 MB/s25th30 Months73rd$209123rd
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...
53.5 %94th69.2 %94th0.4 %34th518 MB/s48th263 MB/s117th56 Months128th$12883rd
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 111GB free
58.3 %87th71.3 %88th0 %95th521 MB/s31st189 MB/s141st23 Months42nd$5911th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $50
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...
79.4 %55th81.2 %57th0.1 %66th518 MB/s48th477 MB/s34th38 Months94th$507th
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...
41.6 %121st79.4 %66th0.1 %66th510 MB/s94th446 MB/s38th43 Months100th$215125th
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...
31.7 %140th58.2 %139th0.3 %42nd500 MB/s115th268 MB/s115th68 Months153rd$218126th
Crucial MX300 275GB $75
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...
87.8 %32nd68.6 %99th0.8 %17th482 MB/s141st336 MB/s92nd6 Months1st$7524th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 199GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 207GB free
81.7 %50th89.7 %14th0 %95th525 MB/s18th349 MB/s85th17 Months27th$11070th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $53
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...
47.5 %107th50.8 %152nd0.3 %42nd496 MB/s126th169 MB/s145th57 Months132nd$539th
Crucial MX300 525GB $128
928 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 276GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 219GB free
98.6 %20th70.7 %90th1.2 %10th484 MB/s139th340 MB/s90th6 Months1st$12882nd
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $78
1,535 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 172GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 37GB free
76.4 %60th68.1 %104th0.4 %34th517 MB/s51st353 MB/s77th8 Months5th$7827th
PNY CS1311 240GB $70
2,103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 198GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 161GB free
83.4 %47th68.5 %100th0.6 %23rd517 MB/s51st354 MB/s75th8 Months5th$7020th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $107
142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 60GB free
42.9 %116th81.7 %53rd0 %95th513 MB/s83rd420 MB/s57th25 Months53rd$10764th
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...
85.5 %39th78.1 %71st0 %95th527 MB/s12th344 MB/s88th32 Months81st$8640th
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...
69.7 %68th68.6 %98th0.1 %66th511 MB/s90th281 MB/s109th57 Months132nd$9550th
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...
47 %108th85.9 %26th0 %95th514 MB/s75th497 MB/s22nd34 Months87th$203121st
Crucial MX300 750GB $169
666 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 272GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 487GB free
106 %6th71.7 %86th1 %11th485 MB/s137th341 MB/s89th6 Months1st$169109th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $66
2,889 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 194GB free
80.8 %51st63.5 %121st0.7 %19th493 MB/s132nd260 MB/s120th15 Months21st$6616th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,663 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 64GB free
25 %150th61.9 %130th0.2 %49th476 MB/s144th324 MB/s98th27 Months55th$153103rd
Transcend SSD370 128GB $52
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 ...
62 %80th65.8 %115th0 %95th514 MB/s75th156 MB/s147th28 Months59th$528th
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 ...
34.8 %130th57.5 %141st0.2 %49th499 MB/s118th136 MB/s154th39 Months95th$8944th
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...
32.4 %136th59.5 %135th0.6 %23rd508 MB/s102nd321 MB/s99th62 Months141st$10967th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $72
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...
68.2 %70th57.2 %142nd1.8 %6th511 MB/s90th241 MB/s131st49 Months114th$7222nd
HyperX Savage 480GB $150
20 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 447GB free
99.1 %17th85.8 %28th0 %95th528 MB/s5th508 MB/s4th20 Months29th$15097th
Crucial MX200 500GB $150
1,402 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 349GB free
88.8 %31st74.5 %80th0.2 %49th515 MB/s67th398 MB/s68th23 Months42nd$15097th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $129
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...
64.1 %77th83.2 %43rd0.1 %66th516 MB/s63rd498 MB/s19th28 Months59th$12985th
Plextor M6S 128GB $65
618 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 89GB free
63.6 %78th79.3 %68th0.1 %66th489 MB/s135th332 MB/s95th32 Months81st$6515th
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...
64.7 %74th90.7 %11th0.1 %66th524 MB/s21st481 MB/s31st32 Months81st$152102nd
Crucial M500 120GB $85
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...
39.2 %125th62.7 %127th0.3 %42nd499 MB/s118th139 MB/s152nd45 Months108th$8537th
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 %154th72.1 %85th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s104th64 Months144th$471158th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $373
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 893GB free
85.7 %38th87.3 %23rd0.1 %66th514 MB/s75th487 MB/s28th30 Months73rd$373154th
Plextor M6S 256GB $95
238 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 161GB free
84.9 %41st83.7 %38th0 %95th484 MB/s139th426 MB/s55th32 Months81st$9551st
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 421GB free
83.5 %46th82.9 %44th0 %95th463 MB/s145th439 MB/s39th28 Months59th$180114th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
328 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
40.8 %122nd62.3 %128th0 %95th509 MB/s99th234 MB/s133rd41 Months96th$8030th
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 %124th77.7 %75th0 %95th506 MB/s107th413 MB/s64th44 Months107th$240134th
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 %123rd66.9 %110th0.1 %66th515 MB/s67th241 MB/s131st58 Months136th$179112th
Crucial BX200 240GB $60
3,139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 193GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 223GB free
87.4 %34th64 %119th0.5 %29th494 MB/s129th259 MB/s121st13 Months16th$6012th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $147
1,394 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 321GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 39GB free
60.4 %83rd51.5 %149th0.2 %49th511 MB/s90th296 MB/s103rd49 Months114th$14792nd
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
51.1 %100th84.9 %32nd0 %95th521 MB/s31st427 MB/s53rd37 Months91st$8945th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $106
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...
73.1 %63rd79.5 %65th3.1 %4th510 MB/s94th351 MB/s82nd41 Months96th$10662nd
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...
34.5 %133rd60.6 %133rd0.1 %66th516 MB/s63rd256 MB/s124th59 Months138th$193116th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $398
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...
18.2 %156th52.5 %148th0 %95th354 MB/s152nd219 MB/s134th82 Months158th$398155th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $42
2,511 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 16GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 76GB free
65.6 %73rd61.8 %131st0.6 %23rd494 MB/s129th246 MB/s130th15 Months21st$421st
Crucial MX200 1TB $317
300 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 407GB free
84.4 %42nd73.9 %81st0 %95th497 MB/s123rd399 MB/s67th23 Months42nd$317152nd
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $82
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
52 %99th80.7 %61st0 %95th521 MB/s31st433 MB/s45th21 Months34th$8233rd
Intel 730 Series 480GB $300
662 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 387GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 189GB free
64.4 %76th93.7 %8th0.1 %66th520 MB/s40th483 MB/s30th34 Months87th$300148th
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $105
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...
43.5 %114th77.9 %73rd0.1 %66th509 MB/s99th316 MB/s100th51 Months121st$10560th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $181
172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 279GB free
90 %27th89.6 %15th0 %95th521 MB/s31st502 MB/s14th28 Months59th$181115th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
3,953 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 422GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 92GB free
85.4 %40th87.3 %22nd0.4 %34th513 MB/s83rd480 MB/s32nd30 Months73rd$200120th
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...
31.6 %142nd66.3 %113th0.4 %34th510 MB/s94th404 MB/s66th62 Months141st$261141st
Plextor M5S 128GB $85
701 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 51GB free
44.9 %110th68.2 %102nd0.1 %66th497 MB/s123rd211 MB/s135th53 Months124th$8536th
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...
31.9 %138th57.2 %143rd0.2 %49th512 MB/s86th138 MB/s153rd57 Months132nd$9954th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $87
115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 152GB free
83.7 %45th80.9 %58th0 %95th507 MB/s104th431 MB/s48th16 Months25th$8742nd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 74GB free
62.5 %79th67.1 %109th0.1 %66th517 MB/s51st334 MB/s94th8 Months5th$505th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
204 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
79.9 %54th82.5 %45th0 %95th527 MB/s12th507 MB/s7th13 Months16th$9549th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $148
124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 300GB free
111 %4th90.4 %12th0 %95th522 MB/s26th454 MB/s37th22 Months37th$14894th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $240
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...
121 %1st85.8 %27th0.1 %66th517 MB/s51st427 MB/s53rd22 Months37th$240135th
HyperX Savage 960GB $300
56 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 331GB free
96.4 %23rd83.4 %42nd0 %95th524 MB/s21st503 MB/s11th20 Months29th$300148th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
109 %5th89.5 %16th0 %95th520 MB/s40th498 MB/s19th21 Months34th$14089th
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% ...
52.2 %98th71.7 %87th0.1 %66th526 MB/s15th186 MB/s142nd30 Months73rd$7423rd
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...
37.6 %128th67.8 %106th0.1 %66th514 MB/s75th262 MB/s118th51 Months121st$200119th
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 ...
32.8 %135th72.2 %84th0 %95th480 MB/s143rd313 MB/s101st43 Months100th$13086th
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...
48.4 %105th95.4 %6th0 %95th525 MB/s18th503 MB/s11th48 Months113th$240136th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $76
115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 58GB free
57.6 %88th84.6 %34th0 %95th515 MB/s67th429 MB/s50th16 Months25th$7625th
PNY CS2211 480GB $140
185 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 386GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 125GB free
103 %9th84.9 %31st0 %95th528 MB/s5th508 MB/s4th11 Months13th$14087th
PNY CS1311 480GB $123
728 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 307GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 430GB free
89.7 %29th66.8 %111th0.2 %49th517 MB/s51st351 MB/s82nd8 Months5th$12379th
PNY CS1311 120GB $44
1,050 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 80GB free
66.5 %72nd64.9 %117th0.3 %42nd517 MB/s51st335 MB/s93rd8 Months5th$442nd
Patriot Ignite 240GB $109
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 195GB free
70.5 %67th80.5 %62nd0 %95th528 MB/s5th508 MB/s4th22 Months37th$10965th
Crucial M550 128GB $88
427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 14GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 11GB free
52.6 %97th82 %52nd0 %95th523 MB/s24th353 MB/s77th32 Months81st$8843rd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
5,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 69GB free
21.8 %153rd39.9 %156th0.5 %29th203 MB/s158th122 MB/s157th67 Months149th$10257th
Intel 320 Series 120GB $234
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...
11.4 %158th39 %158th0.2 %49th261 MB/s154th134 MB/s155th69 Months156th$234132nd
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 %146th55.8 %145th0.6 %23rd499 MB/s118th194 MB/s139th68 Months153rd$11674th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $158
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 ...
22.6 %151st57.5 %140th0.5 %29th507 MB/s104th147 MB/s149th69 Months156th$158106th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $78
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...
41.7 %120th62.3 %129th1 %11th513 MB/s83rd199 MB/s138th56 Months128th$7826th
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...
49.3 %102nd68.1 %105th0 %95th515 MB/s67th284 MB/s107th47 Months110th$14087th
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 ...
31.9 %139th46.4 %154th0.2 %49th213 MB/s155th186 MB/s142nd67 Months149th$15097th
Crucial MX300 1TB $250
141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 654GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 295GB free
102 %10th72.2 %83rd0.1 %66th485 MB/s137th347 MB/s86th6 Months1st$250139th
Crucial BX200 480GB $125
755 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 380GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 189GB free
84 %44th63.4 %123rd0.1 %66th492 MB/s133rd253 MB/s127th13 Months16th$12581st
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
49 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
101 %11th88 %19th0 %95th531 MB/s2nd511 MB/s2nd13 Months16th$151101st
Transcend SSD370 1TB $310
41 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 686GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
98.8 %19th83.4 %41st0 %95th521 MB/s31st433 MB/s45th28 Months59th$310151st
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $49
989 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 96GB free
58.4 %86th58.8 %137th0.1 %66th506 MB/s107th207 MB/s136th57 Months132nd$494th
Samsung 840 250GB $148
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...
42.3 %117th59.1 %136th0.6 %23rd510 MB/s94th248 MB/s128th50 Months117th$14893rd
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...
43.9 %112th67.1 %108th0 %95th520 MB/s40th268 MB/s115th68 Months153rd$160108th
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...
31.6 %141st82.3 %47th0 %95th503 MB/s112th419 MB/s58th61 Months139th$348153rd
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $235
137 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 703GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 749GB free
95.8 %24th69 %96th0 %95th515 MB/s67th353 MB/s77th8 Months5th$235133rd
Transcend SSD370 512GB $155
248 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 297GB free
99.3 %16th83.9 %36th0 %95th519 MB/s45th438 MB/s41st28 Months59th$155105th
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 ...
43.2 %115th81.2 %56th0.1 %66th515 MB/s67th485 MB/s29th43 Months100th$225130th
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 %152nd45 %155th0.1 %66th213 MB/s155th183 MB/s144th67 Months149th$232131st
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...
53.5 %95th75.8 %79th0 %95th520 MB/s40th428 MB/s52nd54 Months125th$14590th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 674GB free
104 %8th87.6 %21st0 %95th529 MB/s3rd506 MB/s9th11 Months13th$290146th
Crucial BX200 960GB $250
86 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 554GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 753GB free
87.8 %33rd66.2 %114th0 %95th495 MB/s127th255 MB/s125th13 Months16th$250139th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $128
778 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 425GB free
82.8 %48th63.6 %120th0.2 %49th494 MB/s129th259 MB/s121st15 Months21st$12883rd
Plextor M6S 512GB $194
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 269GB free
89.8 %28th89.7 %13th0 %95th499 MB/s118th439 MB/s39th32 Months81st$194117th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
239 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
33.2 %134th81.4 %55th0 %95th511 MB/s90th411 MB/s65th34 Months87th$15097th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $287
59 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
15.1 %157th59.9 %134th0 %95th514 MB/s75th204 MB/s137th65 Months147th$287145th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
81 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.5 %148th57.1 %144th0 %95th510 MB/s94th146 MB/s150th61 Months139th$12078th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $150
192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
26.9 %149th62.8 %126th0 %95th433 MB/s151st275 MB/s111th41 Months96th$15095th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $80
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...
64.5 %75th58.6 %138th0.1 %66th508 MB/s102nd273 MB/s113th64 Months144th$8028th
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...
34.6 %132nd63.5 %122nd0 %95th353 MB/s153rd391 MB/s71st55 Months127th$218126th
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...
34.8 %129th82.1 %51st0 %95th512 MB/s86th497 MB/s22nd43 Months100th$304150th
PNY CS2211 240GB $80
220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 12GB free
85.7 %37th77.9 %74th0 %95th527 MB/s12th438 MB/s41st11 Months13th$8031st
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $117
653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 384GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 110GB free
96.5 %22nd69.2 %93rd0.2 %49th517 MB/s51st353 MB/s77th8 Months5th$11776th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $63
1,389 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 171GB free
67.2 %71st51 %151st0.2 %49th500 MB/s115th259 MB/s121st17 Months27th$6314th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
3,010 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% 106GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 9GB free
20.5 %155th39.6 %157th0.3 %42nd204 MB/s157th120 MB/s158th67 Months149th$10967th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $276
74 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 827GB free
75.7 %61st61.5 %132nd0 %95th441 MB/s149th262 MB/s118th15 Months21st$276143rd
PNY CS1311 960GB $220
171 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 258GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 285GB free
101 %13th69 %97th0 %95th517 MB/s51st352 MB/s81st8 Months5th$220128th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $290
19 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
99 %18th83.6 %39th0 %95th528 MB/s5th512 MB/s1st22 Months37th$290147th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
63 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
80.4 %52nd79.5 %64th0 %95th525 MB/s18th507 MB/s7th22 Months37th$179113th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
534 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 18GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 112GB free
56.2 %93rd63 %124th0.1 %66th519 MB/s45th377 MB/s73rd37 Months91st$10661st
Samsung 840 120GB $109
5,060 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 1GB free
27.8 %147th53.4 %147th0.8 %17th504 MB/s111th133 MB/s156th50 Months117th$10966th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $50
87 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
47.5 %106th51 %150th0 %95th507 MB/s104th194 MB/s139th64 Months144th$505th
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...
48.7 %103rd71 %89th0 %95th506 MB/s107th283 MB/s108th43 Months100th$8032nd
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 %119th70.6 %91st0 %95th509 MB/s99th286 MB/s106th43 Months100th$9146th
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...
57.3 %89th66.5 %112th0 %95th517 MB/s51st275 MB/s111th63 Months143rd$11171st
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $215
2,280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 540GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 36GB free
99.6 %15th67.1 %107th0.4 %34th497 MB/s123rd340 MB/s90th27 Months55th$215124th
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