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SSD Rankings - September 2017

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?

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 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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Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
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...
93.6 %17th95.3 %6th9.58 %1st517 MB/s66th417 MB/s60th33 Months52nd$9743rd
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...
84.5 %29th99.1 %3rd1.38 %7th529 MB/s8th502 MB/s14th38 Months73rd$12067th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
101,328 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 140GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 325GB free
116 %1st97.1 %5th6.71 %2nd517 MB/s66th415 MB/s63rd33 Months52nd$15084th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $73
23,657 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 46GB free
66.8 %62nd94.8 %8th1.17 %9th518 MB/s60th416 MB/s61st33 Months52nd$7311th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $185
12,265 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 127% 255GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 140GB free
106 %5th102 %1st0.71 %13th528 MB/s9th503 MB/s13th38 Months73rd$185111th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $407
3,676 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 753GB free
Worst Bench: 76% 954GB free
98.6 %10th102 %2nd0.22 %47th530 MB/s3rd504 MB/s11th38 Months73rd$407160th
Crucial MX200 250GB $156
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...
57.1 %76th83 %47th0.29 %36th527 MB/s15th399 MB/s68th32 Months46th$15691st
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $309
20,162 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 146GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 488GB free
113 %2nd97.3 %4th1.25 %8th522 MB/s33rd416 MB/s61st33 Months52nd$309150th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $120
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...
66.4 %63rd79.3 %70th2.11 %4th510 MB/s105th352 MB/s83rd50 Months100th$12065th
HyperX Savage 240GB $115
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...
70.4 %58th84 %40th0.42 %23rd527 MB/s15th509 MB/s5th29 Months33rd$11561st
Crucial MX300 275GB $93
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...
74.6 %50th68.4 %105th0.67 %14th484 MB/s144th339 MB/s96th15 Months5th$9338th
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 ...
78.5 %42nd87.4 %22nd0.15 %56th516 MB/s74th494 MB/s25th39 Months77th$10552nd
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...
70.3 %59th80.4 %66th0.58 %17th523 MB/s29th332 MB/s100th39 Months77th$11662nd
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $140
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...
33.4 %136th77.5 %76th1.66 %5th499 MB/s129th351 MB/s84th50 Months100th$14078th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $228
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...
43.8 %109th83.1 %46th0.77 %12th524 MB/s25th492 MB/s26th59 Months121st$228130th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,163 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 3GB free
97.1 %13th89.5 %16th0.14 %61st524 MB/s25th434 MB/s45th32 Months46th$170101st
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $90
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...
66 %64th65.5 %122nd0.59 %16th499 MB/s129th342 MB/s92nd36 Months59th$9034th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $160
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...
32.5 %140th79.5 %69th0.54 %20th521 MB/s35th439 MB/s40th59 Months121st$16095th
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...
73.4 %54th81.7 %57th0.03 %98th486 MB/s140th473 MB/s35th52 Months104th$10553rd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 80GB free
61.6 %70th82.4 %52nd0.01 %131st521 MB/s35th433 MB/s47th37 Months63rd$676th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,514 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 9GB free
49.5 %95th77.3 %78th0.05 %87th459 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd37 Months63rd$8224th
Crucial BX100 250GB $124
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...
70.7 %57th86.6 %28th0.4 %24th525 MB/s22nd370 MB/s74th32 Months46th$12470th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $89
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...
83.3 %32nd78 %74th0.03 %98th522 MB/s33rd304 MB/s107th37 Months63rd$8930th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,695 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 346GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 277GB free
81 %35th89.9 %14th0.12 %66th516 MB/s74th496 MB/s23rd39 Months77th$209124th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
561 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 41GB free
52.1 %86th83.3 %44th0.03 %98th528 MB/s9th508 MB/s6th33 Months52nd$170103rd
Crucial MX300 525GB $139
11,160 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 175GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 71GB free
93.7 %16th71.7 %92nd0.98 %10th486 MB/s140th341 MB/s94th15 Months5th$13976th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $136
10,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 385GB free
86.2 %25th69.3 %101st0.55 %19th501 MB/s121st348 MB/s86th36 Months59th$13675th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $85
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...
39.8 %120th63.6 %128th0.27 %40th515 MB/s79th161 MB/s148th67 Months140th$8526th
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...
42.6 %112th89.8 %15th0.01 %131st521 MB/s35th502 MB/s14th46 Months95th$246137th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $191
5,366 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 2GB free
33.3 %137th92.8 %10th0.26 %43rd527 MB/s15th492 MB/s26th38 Months73rd$191115th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $80
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...
44.4 %106th64.6 %126th0.19 %53rd443 MB/s153rd278 MB/s115th56 Months114th$8019th
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...
31.2 %146th69.8 %98th0.01 %131st520 MB/s46th266 MB/s121st74 Months151st$266142nd
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $160
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...
56.3 %77th86 %31st0.03 %98th518 MB/s60th502 MB/s14th30 Months38th$16094th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $74
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...
93.8 %15th80.8 %62nd0.15 %56th465 MB/s149th427 MB/s53rd37 Months63rd$7415th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $377
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...
28.2 %151st81.8 %56th0.09 %74th518 MB/s60th291 MB/s110th43 Months91st$377157th
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...
30.4 %147th88 %21st0.12 %66th499 MB/s129th481 MB/s33rd65 Months132nd$400158th
HyperX Fury 120GB $64
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...
42.3 %114th54.7 %150th0.82 %11th509 MB/s108th136 MB/s158th39 Months77th$644th
Crucial M500 240GB $150
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...
49.7 %94th72.3 %86th0.39 %25th502 MB/s119th273 MB/s119th54 Months112th$15087th
Crucial MX300 750GB $257
3,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 414GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 439GB free
77.5 %43rd71.9 %89th0.22 %47th486 MB/s140th341 MB/s94th15 Months5th$257139th
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...
52.7 %84th86.7 %27th0.01 %131st516 MB/s74th500 MB/s20th34 Months57th$177106th
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...
38.4 %122nd80.7 %63rd0.04 %91st514 MB/s85th464 MB/s36th63 Months129th$245136th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $120
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 %72nd69.7 %99th0.2 %51st444 MB/s152nd425 MB/s56th56 Months114th$12066th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 66GB free
50.1 %93rd82.3 %54th0.01 %131st515 MB/s79th421 MB/s58th34 Months57th$8828th
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...
82.8 %33rd84.7 %35th0.01 %131st512 MB/s95th433 MB/s47th60 Months125th$10045th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $136
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 ...
51.6 %90th69.6 %100th0.1 %71st521 MB/s35th248 MB/s133rd29 Months33rd$13674th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,875 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 84GB free
50.8 %92nd77.5 %77th0.1 %71st526 MB/s21st422 MB/s57th29 Months33rd$8021st
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $90
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...
80.8 %36th76.4 %80th0.02 %110th527 MB/s15th347 MB/s88th41 Months85th$9034th
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 %128th57.5 %145th0.16 %55th501 MB/s121st138 MB/s157th48 Months99th$8931st
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...
34.8 %129th81 %60th0.37 %30th478 MB/s147th389 MB/s72nd65 Months132nd$15083rd
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...
47.6 %103rd87 %24th0.04 %91st514 MB/s85th497 MB/s22nd44 Months93rd$203122nd
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $95
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...
55.5 %79th57.3 %146th1.59 %6th511 MB/s97th243 MB/s136th58 Months118th$9540th
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...
43.2 %110th82.3 %53rd0.03 %98th511 MB/s97th453 MB/s38th52 Months104th$215125th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $133
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...
54.1 %81st68.6 %104th0.06 %83rd512 MB/s95th281 MB/s114th66 Months136th$13373rd
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
46 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
77.4 %44th81.6 %59th0.01 %131st531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st29 Months33rd$195117th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $165
3,456 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 10GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 12GB free
23.5 %156th61.8 %135th0.19 %53rd470 MB/s148th325 MB/s102nd36 Months59th$16599th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $101
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...
48 %101st83 %48th0.01 %131st520 MB/s46th480 MB/s34th47 Months98th$10148th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $99
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...
34.7 %130th62.3 %131st0.65 %15th511 MB/s97th200 MB/s142nd65 Months132nd$9944th
Crucial M500 120GB $69
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...
45.6 %105th62 %134th0.24 %46th500 MB/s127th139 MB/s155th54 Months112th$698th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
306 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
110 %3rd90.2 %12th0.01 %131st520 MB/s46th500 MB/s20th30 Months38th$14079th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
7,174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 341GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 40GB free
86.7 %24th88.7 %19th0.29 %36th517 MB/s66th482 MB/s32nd39 Months77th$200121st
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $100
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...
78.8 %40th80.7 %65th0.02 %110th521 MB/s35th353 MB/s80th39 Months77th$10047th
Crucial BX200 240GB $68
7,446 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 116GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 60GB free
80.7 %37th64.7 %125th0.38 %27th495 MB/s133rd262 MB/s123rd22 Months20th$687th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $110
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...
75.3 %48th86.8 %25th0.06 %83rd519 MB/s54th502 MB/s14th37 Months63rd$11058th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
649 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
51.9 %89th86.1 %30th0.03 %98th521 MB/s35th427 MB/s53rd46 Months95th$8933rd
Crucial MX200 500GB $240
2,706 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 250GB free
62.4 %67th74.5 %82nd0.11 %70th521 MB/s35th399 MB/s68th32 Months46th$240134th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
694 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 10GB free
34.2 %134th62.5 %130th0.02 %110th510 MB/s105th204 MB/s139th50 Months100th$10249th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
1,105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 36GB free
52.7 %83rd80.9 %61st0.07 %79th493 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th41 Months85th$8627th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $93
2,282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 109GB free
74.4 %51st72.3 %87th0.15 %56th516 MB/s74th344 MB/s90th12 Months1st$9339th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $70
306 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
61.3 %71st84.5 %36th0.06 %83rd514 MB/s85th430 MB/s52nd25 Months29th$709th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
940 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 32GB free
63.4 %66th66.3 %117th0.04 %91st524 MB/s25th390 MB/s71st46 Months95th$9642nd
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...
32.4 %142nd68.1 %108th0.34 %32nd511 MB/s97th406 MB/s66th71 Months145th$261140th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
901 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 22GB free
61.9 %69th66.5 %115th0.05 %87th517 MB/s66th336 MB/s98th17 Months9th$501st
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
361 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 187GB free
95.6 %14th82.7 %49th0.02 %110th528 MB/s9th507 MB/s7th22 Months20th$7516th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
605 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 158GB free
84.2 %30th75.8 %81st0.02 %110th510 MB/s105th400 MB/s67th32 Months46th$329153rd
Crucial MX300 1TB $268
1,555 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 562GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 633GB free
97.7 %11th72.6 %85th0.26 %43rd486 MB/s140th343 MB/s91st15 Months5th$268143rd
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $114
4,077 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 123GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 201GB free
57.2 %75th67.6 %113th0.3 %35th518 MB/s60th356 MB/s76th17 Months9th$11460th
Plextor M6S 256GB $166
415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
55.8 %78th83.5 %41st0.03 %98th484 MB/s144th426 MB/s55th41 Months85th$166100th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 9GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 15GB free
78.7 %41st86.4 %29th0.02 %110th524 MB/s25th349 MB/s85th26 Months31st$11059th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 103GB free
48.9 %96th83.1 %45th0.02 %110th521 MB/s35th433 MB/s47th30 Months38th$9237th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
1,161 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 21GB free
52 %88th71.8 %91st0.07 %79th523 MB/s29th190 MB/s145th32 Months46th$7010th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
473 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 815GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
80.6 %38th82.6 %50th0.02 %110th464 MB/s150th439 MB/s40th37 Months63rd$188113th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $65
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...
36 %125th47 %158th3.56 %3rd505 MB/s117th144 MB/s154th58 Months118th$655th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $182
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...
41.6 %117th70.1 %97th0.27 %40th520 MB/s46th264 MB/s122nd65 Months132nd$182110th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $188
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...
32.2 %143rd52.8 %152nd0.01 %131st354 MB/s156th220 MB/s137th91 Months162nd$188112th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $412
501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
80.6 %39th88.5 %20th0.02 %110th516 MB/s74th489 MB/s28th39 Months77th$412161st
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
433 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
87.2 %23rd79.2 %71st0.01 %131st527 MB/s15th505 MB/s9th31 Months41st$8021st
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,985 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 277GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 72GB free
58.9 %73rd52.2 %153rd0.15 %56th514 MB/s85th292 MB/s109th58 Months118th$15590th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $74
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 ...
48.8 %97th67 %114th0.07 %79th518 MB/s60th156 MB/s150th37 Months63rd$7412th
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 %148th56.2 %149th0.39 %25th500 MB/s127th194 MB/s143rd77 Months157th$11662nd
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 %141st59.5 %140th0.49 %21st509 MB/s108th322 MB/s103rd71 Months145th$10956th
Samsung 840 250GB $200
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...
34.7 %131st60.7 %138th0.46 %22nd513 MB/s92nd249 MB/s132nd59 Months121st$200120th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $57
2,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 59GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 4GB free
58.5 %74th65.7 %121st0.29 %36th515 MB/s79th327 MB/s101st12 Months1st$572nd
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
89.8 %21st85.4 %33rd0.02 %110th521 MB/s35th439 MB/s40th37 Months63rd$181109th
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...
31.6 %145th58.1 %144th0.25 %45th501 MB/s121st268 MB/s120th77 Months157th$218127th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
2,496 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 326GB free
76 %46th68.4 %107th0.13 %63rd518 MB/s60th355 MB/s79th17 Months9th$15892nd
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $247
6,006 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 487GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 707GB free
91.5 %19th68.4 %106th0.31 %34th501 MB/s121st342 MB/s92nd36 Months59th$247138th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $146
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...
23.7 %155th57 %147th0.22 %47th513 MB/s92nd139 MB/s155th66 Months136th$14682nd
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...
47.8 %102nd94.4 %9th0.02 %110th523 MB/s29th504 MB/s11th57 Months117th$240135th
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...
32 %144th83.3 %43rd0 %158th504 MB/s118th420 MB/s59th70 Months143rd$348154th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
6,722 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 215GB free
75.9 %47th65 %123rd0.37 %30th495 MB/s133rd262 MB/s123rd24 Months25th$7412th
PNY CS1311 240GB $89
4,951 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 109GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 34GB free
68.9 %60th67.8 %111th0.32 %33rd519 MB/s54th358 MB/s75th17 Months9th$8932nd
Plextor M5S 128GB $123
1,373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 38GB free
34.3 %133rd68.9 %102nd0.07 %79th499 MB/s129th212 MB/s138th62 Months128th$12369th
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 %162nd38.8 %162nd0.12 %66th261 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th78 Months160th$234132nd
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $116
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 ...
29 %149th58.4 %143rd0.29 %36th514 MB/s85th147 MB/s153rd78 Months160th$11662nd
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...
39.5 %121st77.9 %75th0 %158th506 MB/s114th414 MB/s64th53 Months111th$240133rd
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...
22.7 %157th45.8 %159th0.05 %87th213 MB/s159th184 MB/s147th76 Months153rd$232131st
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 %159th72.1 %88th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s108th73 Months148th$471162nd
Crucial BX200 480GB $172
1,501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 173GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 126GB free
67.6 %61st64.9 %124th0.09 %74th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th22 Months20th$172104th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $270
550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 701GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 514GB free
88.3 %22nd70.6 %95th0.04 %91st519 MB/s54th356 MB/s76th17 Months9th$270145th
PNY CS1311 480GB $139
2,275 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 281GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 85GB free
83.8 %31st68.7 %103rd0.13 %63rd519 MB/s54th353 MB/s80th17 Months9th$13977th
PNY CS1311 120GB $60
4,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 4GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 3GB free
53.7 %82nd66.1 %118th0.2 %51st519 MB/s54th339 MB/s96th17 Months9th$603rd
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 119GB free
100 %9th87.3 %23rd0.01 %131st530 MB/s3rd511 MB/s3rd22 Months20th$15188th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
2,663 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 90GB free
20.3 %161st50.7 %155th0.15 %56th501 MB/s121st259 MB/s128th26 Months31st$308149th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
6,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 8GB free
20.5 %160th39.5 %160th0.27 %40th203 MB/s162nd116 MB/s162nd76 Months153rd$10956th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $216
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...
35.5 %126th68 %110th0.1 %71st514 MB/s85th261 MB/s126th60 Months125th$216126th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $104
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...
28.2 %150th50.1 %156th0.22 %47th501 MB/s121st150 MB/s151st66 Months136th$10451st
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...
37.3 %124th78.2 %73rd0.03 %98th511 MB/s97th317 MB/s104th60 Months125th$13071st
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $77
7,148 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 5GB free
41.4 %118th61.8 %137th0.38 %27th494 MB/s137th248 MB/s133rd24 Months25th$7718th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $263
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...
110 %4th83.4 %42nd0.06 %83rd521 MB/s35th431 MB/s51st31 Months41st$263141st
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $88
1,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 80GB free
37.8 %123rd59.3 %141st0.09 %74th511 MB/s97th202 MB/s141st66 Months136th$8829th
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 ...
41.7 %116th70.3 %96th0.01 %131st508 MB/s112th288 MB/s111th52 Months104th$9136th
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 %132nd60.6 %139th0.02 %110th517 MB/s66th250 MB/s131st68 Months142nd$193116th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $199
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 ...
26.2 %154th47.1 %157th0.09 %74th213 MB/s159th191 MB/s144th76 Months153rd$199119th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 308GB free
92.9 %18th84.4 %37th0.02 %110th530 MB/s3rd511 MB/s3rd20 Months17th$16095th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
255 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
100 %8th88.9 %18th0.03 %98th523 MB/s29th454 MB/s37th31 Months41st$16598th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
64 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
97.2 %12th84.1 %38th0.01 %131st517 MB/s66th434 MB/s45th37 Months63rd$320152nd
Patriot Ignite 960GB $403
48 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 483GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 846GB free
74.1 %52nd79.9 %67th0 %158th530 MB/s3rd512 MB/s2nd31 Months41st$403159th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $320
1,128 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 348GB free
62.1 %68th94.9 %7th0.02 %110th521 MB/s35th485 MB/s30th43 Months91st$320151st
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% ...
52.4 %85th71.9 %90th0.14 %61st528 MB/s9th187 MB/s146th39 Months77th$7412th
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...
65.4 %65th91.7 %11th0.05 %87th525 MB/s22nd483 MB/s31st42 Months89th$15289th
PNY CS2211 240GB $174
488 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
48.6 %100th79.1 %72nd0.04 %91st528 MB/s9th437 MB/s43rd20 Months17th$174105th
HyperX Savage 960GB $360
219 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
84.7 %27th84 %39th0.01 %131st528 MB/s9th502 MB/s14th29 Months33rd$360156th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.5 %28th89.1 %17th0.02 %110th520 MB/s46th502 MB/s14th37 Months63rd$195118th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
29 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
91.4 %20th90 %13th0 %158th502 MB/s119th448 MB/s39th41 Months85th$190114th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 23GB free
42.7 %111th62.2 %132nd0.01 %131st433 MB/s155th275 MB/s116th50 Months100th$8019th
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 ...
33.1 %138th72.8 %84th0.03 %98th482 MB/s146th313 MB/s105th52 Months104th$13072nd
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $170
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...
42.5 %113th68 %109th0.01 %131st515 MB/s79th284 MB/s112th56 Months114th$170101st
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...
39.9 %119th66.3 %116th0.12 %66th520 MB/s46th244 MB/s135th67 Months140th$179107th
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 %107th67.7 %112th0.01 %131st520 MB/s46th275 MB/s116th77 Months157th$16097th
Crucial BX200 960GB $300
223 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 381GB free
76.1 %45th65.9 %120th0.02 %110th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th22 Months20th$300148th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
11,152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 55GB free
27.9 %152nd53.6 %151st0.57 %18th508 MB/s112th133 MB/s160th59 Months121st$10955th
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...
54.3 %80th76.9 %79th0.01 %131st519 MB/s54th436 MB/s44th63 Months129th$14581st
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $269
57 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 754GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
105 %6th79.6 %68th0.01 %131st517 MB/s66th348 MB/s86th12 Months1st$269144th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
184 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
71.4 %56th61.8 %136th0.01 %131st442 MB/s154th262 MB/s123rd24 Months25th$300147th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $150
1,852 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 312GB free
73.2 %55th63.4 %129th0.13 %63rd494 MB/s137th260 MB/s127th24 Months25th$15085th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
10,106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 60GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 17GB free
21.5 %158th39.4 %161st0.38 %27th204 MB/s161st122 MB/s161st76 Months153rd$10250th
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 %99th71 %94th0.02 %110th506 MB/s114th283 MB/s113th52 Months104th$8023rd
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $108
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...
52 %87th59 %142nd0.03 %98th509 MB/s108th309 MB/s106th73 Months148th$10854th
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...
34.9 %127th64 %127th0.03 %98th351 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th64 Months131st$218127th
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB $206
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...
48.8 %98th85.8 %32nd0.01 %131st513 MB/s92nd496 MB/s23rd52 Months104th$206123rd
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $159
810 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 343GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 47GB free
85.7 %26th73.7 %83rd0.08 %78th517 MB/s66th346 MB/s89th12 Months1st$15993rd
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $100
303 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 166GB free
75.2 %49th80.7 %64th0.01 %131st506 MB/s114th432 MB/s50th25 Months29th$10045th
PNY CS1311 960GB $350
353 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 174GB free
73.6 %53rd71.5 %93rd0.04 %91st520 MB/s46th356 MB/s76th17 Months9th$350155th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
82.5 %34th81.6 %58th0.01 %131st527 MB/s15th507 MB/s7th31 Months41st$179108th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
371 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 19GB free
33.6 %135th82.2 %55th0.02 %110th511 MB/s97th412 MB/s65th44 Months93rd$15085th
Crucial M550 128GB $95
744 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 22GB free
51.5 %91st85.2 %34th0.04 %91st525 MB/s22nd353 MB/s80th42 Months89th$9540th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $77
105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
41.8 %115th62.1 %133rd0.01 %131st514 MB/s85th204 MB/s139th74 Months151st$7717th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
32.5 %139th50.8 %154th0.02 %110th509 MB/s108th157 MB/s149th73 Months148th$8325th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
137 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 4GB free
27.5 %153rd57 %148th0.01 %131st511 MB/s97th148 MB/s152nd70 Months143rd$12068th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $142
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...
47.3 %104th66 %119th0.02 %110th515 MB/s79th275 MB/s116th72 Months147th$14280th
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 ...
44 %108th82.5 %51st0.02 %110th515 MB/s79th486 MB/s29th52 Months104th$225129th
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
64 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
103 %7th86.7 %26th0.01 %131st530 MB/s3rd505 MB/s9th20 Months17th$289146th
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