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Speed test your SSD in less than a minute.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs.[SSDrivePro]

956 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(51.9)
Value(122)
Avg. bench(79.8)
Capacity(306)
Write(340)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(45)
Price(200)
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FAQ

How is the AS SSD total score calculated?

By taking a combination of speed readings with a strong emphasis on deep queue depth (server) IO... more

How is the AS SSD read score calculated?

Benchmarks read workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) reads... more

How is the AS SSD write score calculated?

Benchmarks write workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) writes... more

What is the effective SSD speed index?

A measure of how well an SSD performs under typical consumer workloads. Samsung 850 Pro ≈ 100%... more

Can CPU power saving states (C1,C2,C3) impact SSD speed?

Yes, mostly on shallow queue random 4k operations, by up to around 40 MBps.. more

What is 4K 64 thread write speed?

A server orientated measure of a drives ability to write 64 files in parallel... more

What is the SSD value for money rating?

A measure of real world consumer performance and capacity per unit cost... more

What is queue depth?

The number of simultaneous requests on a drive's request queue... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

What is sustained sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
Samples 297k
126
100th
113
70th
105
73 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
57th
437
83rd
4.84
100th
45
64th
$86
77th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Samples 229k
102
100th
167
86th
111
75 ↔ 134
87th
500GB
84th
439
84th
3.71
100th
45
64th
$110
62nd
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
Samples 46k
95
100th
82.4
50th
105
78 ↔ 126
85th
256GB
72nd
417
79th
0.64
98th
50
54th
$135
54th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $94
Samples 24k
77
100th
56.6
30th
98
64 ↔ 115
84th
120GB
24th
439
84th
0.36
96th
45
64th
$94
71st
5
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $90
Samples 6.9k
75
99th
191
92nd
109
76 ↔ 125
86th
500GB
84th
429
82nd
0.76
98th
8+
95th
$90
74th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 4.9k
75
99th
173
88th
107
75 ↔ 126
86th
250GB
57th
420
80th
0.51
97th
9
95th
$50
93rd
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $274
Samples 23k
74
99th
79.8
48th
103
68 ↔ 126
85th
512GB
91st
396
74th
0.31
96th
50
54th
$274
23rd
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $160
Samples 3.1k
69
99th
209
94th
109
75 ↔ 125
86th
1TB
97th
417
79th
0.24
93rd
8+
95th
$160
44th
9
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $253
Samples 42k
68
99th
152
82nd
112
76 ↔ 133
87th
1TB
97th
430
82nd
0.53
97th
45
64th
$253
24th
10
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $88
Samples 12k
68
99th
90
56th
87.8
60 ↔ 110
77th
240GB
54th
389
73rd
0.25
92nd
41
71st
$88
76th
11
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $95
Samples 85k
68
99th
198
93rd
199
146 ↔ 235
96th
250GB
57th
1310
97th
1.82
99th
21+
87th
$95
70th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $419
Samples 7.6k
67
99th
100
63rd
106
75 ↔ 127
86th
1TB
99th
422
80th
0.12
88th
50
54th
$419
8th
13
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.3k
66
99th
94
63 ↔ 113
83rd
250GB
57th
411
78th
0.13
93rd
44
66th
14
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $200
Samples 23k
66
99th
277
97th
284
178 ↔ 354
99th
512GB
91st
1523
98th
0.43
97th
23+
85th
$200
33rd
15
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $89
Samples 18k
66
99th
90.1
56th
80
59 ↔ 94
65th
275GB
73rd
387
72nd
0.39
96th
27
82nd
$89
75th
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $387
Samples 296
66
99th
164
85th
98.8
68 ↔ 122
84th
2TB
99th
400
76th
0.03
71st
8+
95th
$387
11th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $84
Samples 16k
65
98th
156
84th
87.6
60 ↔ 107
77th
480GB
81st
400
76th
0.28
95th
48
59th
$84
78th
18
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.7k
64
98th
75.5
45th
90.1
61 ↔ 109
80th
500GB
84th
402
76th
0.07
80th
44
66th
$240
27th
19
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $126
Samples 5.3k
64
98th
71.1
42nd
90.7
60 ↔ 113
80th
240GB
54th
417
79th
0.03
82nd
51
51st
$126
57th
20
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB
Samples 15k
64
98th
82
57 ↔ 101
69th
240GB
54th
361
65th
0.33
95th
48
59th
21
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 35k
64
98th
34.4
12th
90.4
62 ↔ 108
80th
120GB
24th
401
76th
0.55
98th
62
6th
$165
42nd
22
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 20k
64
98th
80.4
57 ↔ 96
66th
256GB
72nd
311
55th
0.31
95th
51
51st
23
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $111
Samples 27k
64
98th
134
78th
86.7
64 ↔ 100
75th
525GB
92nd
403
77th
0.52
97th
27
82nd
$111
61st
24
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.1k
63
97th
83.8
57 ↔ 105
71st
240GB
54th
385
71st
0.01
65th
64
6th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $279
Samples 23k
63
97th
41.8
19th
92.3
62 ↔ 117
82nd
256GB
72nd
362
65th
0.31
95th
71
4th
$279
22nd
26
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 14k
63
97th
87.2
59 ↔ 109
76th
128GB
40th
312
56th
0.19
92nd
71
4th
27
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 388
62
97th
71.1
51 ↔ 87
52nd
240GB
54th
230
40th
0
33rd
86
1st
28
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 833
62
97th
81.7
55 ↔ 102
68th
240GB
54th
412
79th
0.01
54th
45
64th
29
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 731
62
97th
84.1
64 ↔ 101
72nd
120GB
24th
410
78th
0
54th
49
57th
30
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $160
Samples 14k
62
97th
58.4
32nd
86.5
60 ↔ 104
75th
250GB
57th
347
62nd
0.22
92nd
44
66th
$160
44th
31
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $161
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
55.1
29th
80.5
60 ↔ 97
66th
256GB
72nd
290
52nd
0.03
71st
49
57th
$161
43rd
32
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $280
Samples 6.2k
62
97th
26.4
7th
98.3
63 ↔ 117
84th
128GB
40th
398
75th
0.1
85th
50
54th
$280
21st
33
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 1.8k
62
97th
79.6
60 ↔ 95
64th
120GB
24th
361
65th
0.04
71st
49
57th
34
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $230
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
77.3
47th
92.2
68 ↔ 112
82nd
480GB
81st
432
82nd
0.02
74th
51
51st
$230
28th
35
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $184
Samples 10k
62
97th
44.4
20th
75.3
54 ↔ 90
58th
240GB
54th
253
46th
0.16
89th
66
5th
$184
37th
36
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
90.9
64 ↔ 113
80th
240GB
54th
456
87th
0.01
54th
58
7th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.3k
61
96th
85.4
60 ↔ 101
73rd
240GB
54th
400
76th
0.07
79th
49
57th
38
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $115
Samples 7.2k
61
96th
36.1
14th
72.2
55 ↔ 88
53rd
120GB
24th
151
25th
0.13
89th
79
2nd
$115
60th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $108
Samples 5.9k
61
96th
41.7
18th
76
53 ↔ 93
59th
128GB
40th
244
44th
0.06
80th
68
5th
$108
64th
40
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 3.9k
61
96th
88.7
59 ↔ 107
79th
256GB
72nd
383
71st
0.07
80th
77
3rd
41
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 581
61
96th
87.3
63 ↔ 106
77th
240GB
54th
464
88th
0
54th
42
69th
42
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.6k
61
96th
83
64 ↔ 96
70th
240GB
54th
273
49th
0.04
75th
55
28th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 6k
61
96th
80.2
55 ↔ 101
65th
256GB
72nd
339
60th
0.14
92nd
68
5th
44
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $319
Samples 2.5k
61
96th
14.7
1st
63.5
50 ↔ 74
38th
120GB
24th
131
20th
0.41
96th
51
51st
$319
16th
45
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $98
Samples 21k
61
96th
176
89th
107
72 ↔ 128
86th
500GB
84th
423
81st
2.14
100th
7+
95th
$98
69th
46
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB $215
Samples 7.7k
60
95th
28.5
8th
87.2
63 ↔ 104
76th
128GB
40th
350
62nd
0.14
89th
77
3rd
$215
30th
47
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1.1k
60
95th
80.6
59 ↔ 99
66th
240GB
54th
374
68th
0.02
71st
75
3rd
48
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 924
60
95th
86.9
62 ↔ 105
76th
256GB
72nd
405
77th
0.01
54th
72
4th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 573
60
95th
86.9
61 ↔ 106
76th
240GB
54th
456
87th
0
54th
46
63rd
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 487
60
95th
81.9
60 ↔ 99
69th
120GB
24th
389
73rd
0.01
54th
46
63rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $329AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $158SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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