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SSD Rankings - June 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 $100
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...
91 %19th94.8 %7th9.37 %1st517 MB/s69th417 MB/s60th30 Months52nd$10043rd
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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...
82.5 %28th99.7 %3rd1.31 %7th529 MB/s6th502 MB/s13th35 Months73rd$12571st
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
81,354 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 278GB free
107 %3rd98 %4th6.2 %2nd518 MB/s60th415 MB/s63rd30 Months52nd$169100th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $100
18,239 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 97GB free
51.1 %91st92.2 %10th1.31 %7th518 MB/s60th416 MB/s61st30 Months52nd$10042nd
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $210
11,220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 256GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 336GB free
94.3 %12th100 %2nd0.81 %13th529 MB/s6th501 MB/s17th35 Months73rd$210125th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $437
3,079 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 643GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 35GB free
94 %13th103 %1st0.11 %70th529 MB/s6th504 MB/s11th35 Months73rd$437159th
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 %76th82.9 %44th0.32 %38th528 MB/s10th399 MB/s68th29 Months46th$15693rd
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $330
14,094 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 752GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 175GB free
107 %4th96.2 %5th1.18 %9th521 MB/s33rd416 MB/s61st30 Months52nd$330155th
HyperX Savage 240GB $120
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...
67.1 %60th82.7 %47th0.46 %25th525 MB/s20th508 MB/s6th26 Months33rd$12067th
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 ...
77.9 %43rd86.7 %24th0.14 %63rd515 MB/s76th492 MB/s25th36 Months77th$10551st
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $103
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...
41.4 %118th76.5 %80th1.88 %5th500 MB/s124th351 MB/s84th47 Months100th$10349th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $139
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...
59.5 %73rd79.3 %67th2.41 %4th511 MB/s97th352 MB/s82nd47 Months100th$13979th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $230
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...
43.3 %110th82.7 %46th0.79 %14th523 MB/s28th491 MB/s26th56 Months121st$230133rd
Crucial MX300 275GB $94
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...
73.3 %53rd67.8 %110th0.75 %16th485 MB/s143rd337 MB/s96th12 Months5th$9436th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 255GB free
96.6 %10th89.1 %16th0.18 %57th525 MB/s20th435 MB/s45th29 Months46th$170102nd
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...
69.6 %59th85.2 %34th0.35 %32nd524 MB/s25th371 MB/s74th29 Months46th$12470th
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...
70.2 %58th80.3 %62nd0.61 %19th521 MB/s33rd332 MB/s100th36 Months77th$11663rd
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $130
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...
36.9 %126th77.3 %75th0.46 %25th520 MB/s42nd438 MB/s41st56 Months121st$13074th
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...
73.9 %51st82.3 %50th0.09 %76th485 MB/s143rd472 MB/s35th49 Months104th$10553rd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
448 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 65GB free
61.1 %71st81.8 %55th0.02 %121st520 MB/s42nd433 MB/s47th34 Months63rd$678th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,299 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 84GB free
49.3 %95th77.1 %77th0.08 %79th459 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd34 Months63rd$8222nd
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $93
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...
64.6 %65th65.8 %120th0.63 %18th498 MB/s130th334 MB/s98th33 Months59th$9335th
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...
60 %72nd70.4 %95th0.2 %55th440 MB/s154th428 MB/s54th53 Months114th$12067th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $229
1,356 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 277GB free
74.7 %49th88.8 %18th0.03 %101st516 MB/s72nd496 MB/s23rd36 Months77th$229132nd
Transcend SSD370 256GB $101
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...
75.2 %47th77.6 %73rd0.08 %79th521 MB/s33rd302 MB/s107th34 Months63rd$10146th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $99
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...
35.4 %129th63.2 %129th0.35 %32nd515 MB/s76th166 MB/s149th64 Months140th$9940th
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...
42.2 %113th89 %17th0.02 %121st521 MB/s33rd502 MB/s13th43 Months95th$246139th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $170
4,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 99GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 19GB free
36.3 %127th92.9 %9th0.23 %52nd527 MB/s14th488 MB/s27th35 Months73rd$170102nd
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
462 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 41GB free
52.4 %84th83.8 %40th0.03 %101st528 MB/s10th509 MB/s5th30 Months52nd$170104th
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...
42.2 %114th54.5 %150th0.87 %11th509 MB/s105th154 MB/s151st36 Months77th$646th
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 %108th64 %127th0.17 %60th441 MB/s153rd280 MB/s114th53 Months114th$8016th
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 %147th69.2 %104th0.02 %121st519 MB/s50th270 MB/s120th71 Months151st$266142nd
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $130
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...
65.8 %62nd86 %28th0.03 %101st518 MB/s60th501 MB/s17th27 Months38th$13074th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $130
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...
61.3 %70th80 %64th0.2 %55th465 MB/s149th429 MB/s52nd34 Months63rd$13072nd
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...
30.7 %148th88.8 %19th0.12 %66th496 MB/s132nd481 MB/s31st62 Months132nd$400158th
Crucial M500 240GB $105
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...
66.1 %61st73.6 %85th0.38 %30th503 MB/s119th273 MB/s119th51 Months112th$10551st
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $150
8,006 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 259GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 249GB free
78.7 %39th68.1 %109th0.85 %12th501 MB/s122nd348 MB/s85th33 Months59th$15085th
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...
52.3 %85th86.1 %27th0.02 %121st516 MB/s72nd499 MB/s20th31 Months57th$177105th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $223
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...
41.6 %116th81.4 %60th0.08 %79th518 MB/s60th292 MB/s110th40 Months91st$223130th
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...
37.6 %123rd79 %70th0.06 %86th511 MB/s97th468 MB/s36th60 Months129th$245138th
Crucial MX300 525GB $142
7,505 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 191GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 450GB free
91.6 %17th71.2 %92nd1.04 %10th486 MB/s140th343 MB/s90th12 Months5th$14282nd
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
214 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
50.2 %93rd82.4 %49th0.02 %121st515 MB/s76th421 MB/s57th31 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...
82.3 %29th84.2 %37th0.03 %101st511 MB/s97th433 MB/s47th57 Months125th$10043rd
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...
81.4 %31st76.9 %78th0.06 %86th527 MB/s14th346 MB/s87th38 Months85th$9031st
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 ...
34.4 %134th57 %147th0.23 %52nd504 MB/s117th137 MB/s158th45 Months99th$8929th
Crucial MX300 750GB $262
2,713 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 79GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 322GB free
78.6 %40th74 %84th0.23 %52nd486 MB/s140th342 MB/s93rd12 Months5th$262141st
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 %90th69.7 %100th0.11 %70th523 MB/s28th249 MB/s133rd26 Months33rd$13678th
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...
47.5 %103rd86.8 %23rd0.04 %100th514 MB/s83rd497 MB/s22nd41 Months93rd$203122nd
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 %111th82 %53rd0.03 %101st510 MB/s103rd451 MB/s38th49 Months104th$215126th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,461 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 91GB free
50.5 %92nd77.2 %76th0.08 %79th525 MB/s20th420 MB/s58th26 Months33rd$8018th
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...
35.2 %130th82.2 %52nd0.29 %41st474 MB/s147th391 MB/s70th62 Months132nd$15084th
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...
55 %79th69.7 %101st0.02 %121st514 MB/s83rd279 MB/s115th63 Months136th$13377th
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...
57 %77th58.9 %142nd1.48 %6th513 MB/s92nd254 MB/s132nd55 Months118th$9537th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
3,012 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 150GB free
93.3 %14th68.3 %108th0.18 %57th519 MB/s50th356 MB/s76th14 Months9th$605th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
38 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
77.8 %44th81.9 %54th0 %153rd531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st26 Months33rd$195116th
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...
73.9 %50th85.2 %33rd0.05 %94th519 MB/s50th501 MB/s17th34 Months63rd$11058th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $99
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...
47.9 %101st81.7 %56th0.03 %101st519 MB/s50th478 MB/s34th44 Months98th$9941st
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $110
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...
32.2 %141st62.5 %130th0.76 %15th514 MB/s83rd200 MB/s142nd62 Months132nd$11057th
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...
45.8 %106th62.3 %133rd0.31 %39th499 MB/s127th139 MB/s157th51 Months112th$699th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
272 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
86.7 %23rd89.9 %12th0.03 %101st520 MB/s42nd499 MB/s20th27 Months38th$191114th
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...
79 %37th80.8 %61st0.02 %121st521 MB/s33rd353 MB/s80th36 Months77th$10045th
Crucial BX200 240GB $115
5,911 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 63GB free
53.7 %83rd64 %126th0.49 %21st495 MB/s133rd261 MB/s125th19 Months20th$11561st
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $164
2,534 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 67GB free
23.5 %156th61.5 %136th0.27 %42nd471 MB/s148th325 MB/s101st33 Months59th$16498th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
603 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
52 %88th86.3 %25th0.03 %101st521 MB/s33rd427 MB/s55th43 Months95th$8930th
Crucial MX200 500GB $290
2,485 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 140GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 89GB free
54.4 %81st74.9 %82nd0.11 %70th520 MB/s42nd399 MB/s68th29 Months46th$290147th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
6,182 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 439GB free
86.4 %24th88.4 %21st0.26 %46th515 MB/s76th481 MB/s31st36 Months77th$200121st
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
577 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 38GB free
34 %136th62.2 %134th0.03 %101st508 MB/s108th204 MB/s140th47 Months100th$10247th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $96
1,585 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 213GB free
72.9 %54th72.7 %88th0.24 %47th516 MB/s72nd343 MB/s90th9 Months1st$9638th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $64
239 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
64.9 %64th83.8 %39th0.02 %121st514 MB/s83rd430 MB/s51st22 Months29th$646th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $115
751 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 117GB free
54.8 %80th65.3 %121st0.08 %79th523 MB/s28th388 MB/s72nd43 Months95th$11561st
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $98
801 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 16GB free
37.3 %124th66.3 %117th0.06 %86th517 MB/s69th335 MB/s97th14 Months9th$9839th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
521 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
83.6 %27th75.2 %81st0.03 %101st507 MB/s112th400 MB/s67th29 Months46th$329154th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
725 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
51.8 %89th79.5 %65th0.03 %101st493 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th38 Months85th$8626th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
95 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
78.5 %41st86.3 %26th0 %153rd524 MB/s25th348 MB/s85th23 Months31st$11059th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
89 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 103GB free
48.7 %96th82.8 %45th0.01 %146th521 MB/s33rd433 MB/s47th27 Months38th$9233rd
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
888 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 21GB free
52.3 %86th72.3 %89th0.08 %79th523 MB/s28th190 MB/s145th29 Months46th$7010th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
80.4 %35th82.4 %48th0.02 %121st463 MB/s150th439 MB/s40th34 Months63rd$188112th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $57
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...
40.5 %119th47.9 %157th3.43 %3rd506 MB/s114th145 MB/s155th55 Months118th$573rd
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...
41.5 %117th69.9 %98th0.35 %32nd519 MB/s50th263 MB/s123rd62 Months132nd$182110th
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...
32.2 %143rd67.6 %111th0.4 %28th511 MB/s97th406 MB/s66th68 Months145th$261140th
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 %142nd52.8 %152nd0.02 %121st355 MB/s156th220 MB/s137th88 Months162nd$188111th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
316 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
95.1 %11th82.3 %51st0.02 %121st528 MB/s10th508 MB/s6th19 Months20th$7514th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $440
429 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 893GB free
76.8 %45th88.5 %20th0.03 %101st515 MB/s76th488 MB/s27th36 Months77th$440160th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
339 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
87.4 %22nd79.4 %66th0.01 %146th527 MB/s14th506 MB/s9th28 Months41st$8018th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,434 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 446GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 106GB free
59 %74th52.2 %153rd0.24 %47th514 MB/s83rd293 MB/s109th55 Months118th$15592nd
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 ...
48.5 %99th66.5 %115th0.05 %94th518 MB/s60th156 MB/s150th34 Months63rd$7411th
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...
29.3 %149th56.3 %149th0.35 %32nd499 MB/s127th194 MB/s143rd74 Months157th$11663rd
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...
34.3 %135th60.1 %139th0.47 %23rd512 MB/s95th248 MB/s134th56 Months121st$200119th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $50
1,055 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 77GB free
63.5 %66th64.9 %122nd0.27 %42nd516 MB/s72nd308 MB/s104th9 Months1st$501st
Crucial MX300 1TB $289
974 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 266GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 923GB free
92.7 %16th72.8 %86th0.24 %47th486 MB/s140th343 MB/s90th12 Months5th$289146th
Plextor M6S 256GB $169
365 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
55.1 %78th83.5 %41st0.02 %121st485 MB/s143rd426 MB/s56th38 Months85th$169101st
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
348 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
89.7 %20th85.3 %31st0.02 %121st520 MB/s42nd438 MB/s41st34 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...
31.8 %146th58.4 %145th0.31 %39th502 MB/s121st268 MB/s121st74 Months157th$218128th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
5,981 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 23GB free
74.8 %48th64.1 %125th0.34 %36th494 MB/s136th260 MB/s126th21 Months25th$7411th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
2,105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 354GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 41GB free
76.1 %46th68.5 %106th0.24 %47th519 MB/s50th355 MB/s78th14 Months9th$15894th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $87
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...
35 %131st57.1 %146th0.24 %47th512 MB/s95th140 MB/s156th63 Months136th$8727th
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...
32.1 %144th58.9 %141st0.47 %23rd508 MB/s108th308 MB/s104th68 Months145th$10955th
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...
48.2 %100th95 %6th0.03 %101st524 MB/s25th503 MB/s12th54 Months117th$240137th
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 %145th83.4 %42nd0 %153rd504 MB/s117th419 MB/s59th67 Months143rd$348156th
PNY CS1311 240GB $76
4,746 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 31GB free
79.4 %36th69.3 %102nd0.69 %17th519 MB/s50th357 MB/s75th14 Months9th$7615th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
1,101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 42GB free
23.9 %155th69.3 %103rd0.06 %86th500 MB/s124th212 MB/s139th59 Months128th$200119th
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 %162nd38.9 %162nd0.12 %66th262 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th75 Months160th$234135th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $82
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...
33.7 %137th50 %156th0.27 %42nd497 MB/s131st151 MB/s153rd63 Months136th$8221st
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 %150th58.6 %144th0.46 %25th513 MB/s92nd152 MB/s152nd75 Months160th$11663rd
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 %122nd77.6 %74th0.02 %121st503 MB/s119th412 MB/s64th50 Months111th$240136th
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 %157th45.7 %159th0.03 %101st213 MB/s160th188 MB/s146th73 Months153rd$232134th
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 %90th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s108th70 Months148th$471161st
Crucial BX200 480GB $162
1,299 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 88GB free
70.9 %57th64.9 %123rd0.03 %101st495 MB/s133rd255 MB/s130th19 Months20th$16297th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $280
407 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 587GB free
85.8 %25th70.5 %94th0.09 %76th518 MB/s60th356 MB/s76th14 Months9th$280145th
PNY CS1311 480GB $150
1,962 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 216GB free
80.7 %34th69.8 %99th0.14 %63rd519 MB/s50th353 MB/s80th14 Months9th$15085th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $205
4,289 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 703GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 218GB free
104 %5th67.5 %113th0.37 %31st501 MB/s122nd340 MB/s94th33 Months59th$205123rd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,995 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 29GB free
20.5 %160th39.5 %161st0.4 %28th206 MB/s161st117 MB/s162nd73 Months153rd$10955th
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...
35.7 %128th68.3 %107th0.09 %76th514 MB/s83rd259 MB/s128th57 Months125th$216127th
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...
37.2 %125th77.9 %72nd0.06 %86th511 MB/s97th318 MB/s102nd57 Months125th$13073rd
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $60
5,852 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 62GB free
49.8 %94th61.3 %137th0.34 %36th494 MB/s136th246 MB/s135th21 Months25th$604th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $270
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...
109 %2nd84.6 %36th0.11 %70th521 MB/s33rd429 MB/s52nd28 Months41st$270143rd
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $84
1,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 95GB free
39.7 %121st59.7 %140th0.11 %70th509 MB/s105th213 MB/s138th63 Months136th$8424th
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 %115th70.2 %96th0.02 %121st508 MB/s108th287 MB/s111th49 Months104th$9132nd
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 %154th46.9 %158th0.17 %60th214 MB/s159th194 MB/s143rd73 Months153rd$199118th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
354 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 146GB free
93.1 %15th84.6 %35th0.03 %101st529 MB/s6th511 MB/s3rd17 Months17th$16095th
PNY CS1311 120GB $53
3,220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 19GB free
58.9 %75th66.1 %119th0.27 %42nd518 MB/s60th339 MB/s95th14 Months9th$532nd
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
97 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
101 %8th87.5 %22nd0.03 %101st530 MB/s4th511 MB/s3rd19 Months20th$15189th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
57 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
97.3 %9th84.2 %38th0 %153rd518 MB/s60th434 MB/s46th34 Months63rd$320153rd
Patriot Ignite 960GB $317
36 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 846GB free
87.6 %21st79 %69th0 %153rd530 MB/s4th512 MB/s2nd28 Months41st$317151st
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
1,605 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 46GB free
20.4 %161st51 %155th0.06 %86th500 MB/s124th267 MB/s122nd23 Months31st$308150th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $320
907 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 189GB free
62 %68th94.7 %8th0.12 %66th520 MB/s42nd484 MB/s30th40 Months91st$320152nd
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% ...
52.1 %87th71.5 %91st0.14 %63rd528 MB/s10th186 MB/s147th36 Months77th$7411th
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...
65.2 %63rd91.4 %11th0.08 %79th525 MB/s20th481 MB/s31st39 Months89th$15291st
PNY CS2211 240GB $103
399 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
71.6 %56th78.6 %71st0.05 %94th527 MB/s14th437 MB/s43rd17 Months17th$10350th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
214 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 413GB free
101 %7th89.7 %14th0.03 %101st523 MB/s28th454 MB/s37th28 Months41st$16599th
HyperX Savage 960GB $373
159 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 824GB free
81.4 %32nd83 %43rd0.02 %121st527 MB/s14th502 MB/s13th26 Months33rd$373157th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
242 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.7 %26th89.2 %15th0.03 %101st520 MB/s42nd502 MB/s13th34 Months63rd$195117th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
91.3 %18th89.8 %13th0 %153rd499 MB/s127th441 MB/s39th38 Months85th$190113th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
8,453 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 1GB free
28.1 %151st54 %151st0.52 %20th507 MB/s112th134 MB/s160th56 Months121st$10954th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
42.9 %112th62.4 %131st0.02 %121st433 MB/s155th274 MB/s117th47 Months100th$8016th
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 %139th72.8 %87th0.02 %121st482 MB/s146th313 MB/s103rd49 Months104th$13074th
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $150
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...
47.1 %104th68.5 %105th0 %153rd515 MB/s76th284 MB/s112th53 Months114th$15085th
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...
34.6 %133rd60.8 %138th0.12 %66th518 MB/s60th255 MB/s130th65 Months142nd$193115th
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...
40.2 %120th66.8 %114th0.18 %57th520 MB/s42nd245 MB/s136th64 Months140th$179106th
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...
44.2 %107th67.6 %112th0.02 %121st521 MB/s33rd275 MB/s116th74 Months157th$16096th
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...
54.2 %82nd76.8 %79th0.01 %146th519 MB/s50th437 MB/s43rd60 Months129th$14583rd
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 166GB free
78.9 %38th80.1 %63rd0.02 %121st506 MB/s114th432 MB/s50th22 Months29th$9334th
Crucial BX200 960GB $118
187 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 659GB free
154 %1st66.3 %118th0.02 %121st495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th19 Months20th$11866th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 797GB free
72 %55th62.3 %132nd0.02 %121st442 MB/s152nd262 MB/s124th21 Months25th$300148th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $152
1,404 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 312GB free
73.3 %52nd64 %128th0.11 %70th494 MB/s136th260 MB/s126th21 Months25th$15290th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
8,033 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 217GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 3GB free
21.7 %158th39.8 %160th0.49 %21st203 MB/s162nd122 MB/s161st73 Months153rd$10248th
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...
48.6 %97th70.9 %93rd0.02 %121st506 MB/s114th283 MB/s113th49 Months104th$8020th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $85
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...
61.9 %69th58.8 %143rd0.02 %121st509 MB/s105th308 MB/s104th70 Months148th$8525th
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 %132nd64.1 %124th0.06 %86th349 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th61 Months131st$218128th
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...
48.5 %98th85.3 %30th0.01 %146th513 MB/s92nd496 MB/s23rd49 Months104th$206124th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $274
19 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 451GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 667GB free
103 %6th79.3 %68th0.01 %146th514 MB/s83rd345 MB/s89th9 Months1st$274144th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $180
479 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 343GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 452GB free
78.4 %42nd74.1 %83rd0.17 %60th517 MB/s69th346 MB/s87th9 Months1st$180107th
PNY CS1311 960GB $300
386 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 174GB free
81.1 %33rd70.2 %97th0.03 %101st519 MB/s50th355 MB/s78th14 Months9th$300148th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $180
105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 328GB free
82.3 %30th81.7 %58th0.01 %146th527 MB/s14th507 MB/s8th28 Months41st$180107th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
33.4 %138th81.7 %57th0.02 %121st511 MB/s97th411 MB/s65th41 Months93rd$15085th
Crucial M550 128GB $110
629 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 11GB free
46.3 %105th85.5 %29th0.05 %94th525 MB/s20th352 MB/s82nd39 Months89th$11059th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $139
91 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 27GB free
26.8 %153rd62 %135th0 %153rd514 MB/s83rd204 MB/s140th71 Months151st$13980th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
32.8 %140th51.4 %154th0.05 %94th508 MB/s108th179 MB/s148th70 Months148th$8323rd
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
121 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.4 %152nd56.9 %148th0.01 %146th510 MB/s103rd148 MB/s154th67 Months143rd$12069th
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...
47.6 %102nd66.4 %116th0.05 %94th515 MB/s76th274 MB/s117th69 Months147th$14281st
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 ...
43.3 %109th81.4 %59th0.06 %86th514 MB/s83rd485 MB/s29th49 Months104th$225131st
PNY CS2211 960GB $545
52 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 435GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
63 %67th85.3 %32nd0 %153rd531 MB/s2nd505 MB/s10th17 Months17th$545162nd
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