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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]

885 SSDs
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User rating(51.7)
Value(77.5)
Avg. bench(69.6)
Capacity(271)
Write(283)
Mkt. share(0.1)
Age months(42)
Price(239)
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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 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 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

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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $87
Samples 247k
126
100th
100
87th
93.8
68 ↔ 114
91st
250GB
61st
391
81st
8.02
100th
38
72nd
$87
84th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
Samples 162k
100
100th
116
92nd
96.7
73 ↔ 116
91st
500GB
87th
393
81st
5.79
100th
38
72nd
$149
56th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $146
Samples 39k
99
100th
72.6
61st
98.7
64 ↔ 122
92nd
256GB
76th
435
87th
1.12
99th
43
61st
$146
59th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $90
Samples 31k
75
100th
55.7
44th
92.9
64 ↔ 113
90th
120GB
27th
392
81st
0.82
98th
38
72nd
$90
81st
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $220
Samples 17k
74
100th
91.3
82nd
100
70 ↔ 124
92nd
512GB
94th
438
88th
0.47
97th
43
61st
$220
33rd
6
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 6.6k
68
99th
82.1
59 ↔ 99
79th
250GB
61st
365
75th
0.16
90th
37
74th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $399
Samples 5.8k
68
99th
97.5
86th
99.5
71 ↔ 119
92nd
1TB
99th
452
91st
0.11
84th
43
61st
$399
11th
8
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $88
Samples 12k
67
99th
78
68th
68.7
48 ↔ 82
58th
275GB
77th
297
62nd
0.82
98th
20
90th
$88
84th
9
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $295
Samples 30k
67
99th
116
92nd
96.2
74 ↔ 116
91st
1TB
98th
394
82nd
0.68
98th
38
72nd
$295
20th
10
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $120
Samples 10k
67
99th
68.2
56th
84
62 ↔ 100
82nd
240GB
59th
451
90th
0.24
94th
34
80th
$120
68th
11
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $120
Samples 69k
65
99th
183
97th
218
166 ↔ 263
99th
250GB
61st
1105
98th
4.8
100th
14+
95th
$120
68th
12
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 18k
64
99th
80.5
60 ↔ 95
76th
256GB
76th
321
68th
0.26
97th
44
58th
13
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $147
Samples 5k
64
99th
59.4
47th
85.1
58 ↔ 105
84th
240GB
59th
414
85th
0.06
82nd
44
58th
$147
58th
14
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $84
Samples 13k
64
99th
69.5
58th
65.5
47 ↔ 82
51st
240GB
59th
245
52nd
0.27
96th
41
67th
$84
86th
15
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $194
Samples 2.9k
63
98th
87.6
77th
89.1
66 ↔ 106
87th
500GB
87th
418
86th
0.06
82nd
37
74th
$194
39th
16
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $300
Samples 20k
63
98th
36.3
20th
84.7
58 ↔ 106
83rd
256GB
76th
372
76th
0.34
97th
64
5th
$300
19th
17
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 12k
63
98th
79
56 ↔ 99
74th
128GB
44th
300
63rd
0.31
95th
64
5th
18
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1k
63
98th
56.3
44th
81.5
58 ↔ 101
78th
240GB
59th
374
77th
0.03
69th
57
6th
$149
56th
19
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $299
Samples 16k
63
98th
191
98th
264
190 ↔ 324
99th
512GB
94th
1638
99th
0.78
98th
16+
93rd
$299
20th
20
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $130
Samples 13k
63
98th
87.1
76th
67.7
47 ↔ 84
56th
480GB
84th
276
58th
0.37
96th
41
67th
$130
65th
21
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 677
62
98th
81.7
53 ↔ 102
79th
240GB
59th
418
86th
0.02
64th
38
72nd
22
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 319
62
98th
70.2
52 ↔ 85
61st
240GB
59th
228
47th
0.01
52nd
79
1st
23
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 604
62
98th
83.8
64 ↔ 101
82nd
120GB
27th
413
85th
0.02
64th
42
65th
24
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $231
Samples 10k
62
98th
43.8
29th
85.5
63 ↔ 100
84th
250GB
61st
355
73rd
0.27
94th
37
74th
$231
30th
25
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 1.9k
62
98th
76.5
61 ↔ 93
70th
120GB
27th
359
74th
0.03
79th
42
65th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $150
Samples 6.3k
62
98th
39.8
26th
92.8
67 ↔ 115
90th
128GB
44th
396
82nd
0.08
82nd
43
61st
$150
53rd
27
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $200
Samples 2.1k
62
98th
81.5
71st
87.5
63 ↔ 107
86th
480GB
84th
438
88th
0.11
79th
44
58th
$200
36th
28
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $147
Samples 17k
62
98th
88.7
78th
70.9
52 ↔ 86
63rd
525GB
94th
309
65th
0.6
97th
20
90th
$147
57th
29
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $170
Samples 46k
62
98th
28.7
10th
77.1
57 ↔ 92
71st
120GB
27th
315
67th
1.1
99th
55
7th
$170
45th
30
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $128
Samples 1.5k
62
98th
64.2
52nd
79.3
59 ↔ 94
75th
256GB
76th
291
60th
0.05
69th
42
65th
$128
66th
31
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 3.7k
61
96th
80.9
60 ↔ 99
77th
240GB
59th
403
83rd
0.16
84th
42
65th
32
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 744
61
96th
90.5
63 ↔ 114
89th
240GB
59th
455
92nd
0.02
52nd
51
7th
33
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 476
61
96th
86.9
63 ↔ 106
86th
240GB
59th
465
93rd
0.02
64th
35
78th
34
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 3.8k
61
96th
85
59 ↔ 104
83rd
256GB
76th
396
82nd
0.13
84th
70
3rd
35
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $244
Samples 10k
61
96th
34.7
18th
72.7
55 ↔ 89
66th
240GB
59th
263
57th
0.26
93rd
59
6th
$244
29th
36
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB
Samples 2.5k
61
96th
76.8
59 ↔ 93
71st
120GB
27th
339
71st
0.11
87th
34
80th
37
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $78
Samples 17k
61
96th
35.7
20th
53.6
41 ↔ 64
30th
120GB
27th
114
20th
0.57
98th
44
58th
$78
89th
38
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.4k
61
96th
32.7
16th
80.3
58 ↔ 96
76th
240GB
59th
275
58th
0.05
79th
48
30th
$301
18th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $126
Samples 5.2k
61
96th
31
14th
63.6
49 ↔ 78
48th
128GB
44th
211
43rd
0.21
90th
61
5th
$126
66th
40
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $147
Samples 7k
61
96th
26
9th
62.8
46 ↔ 77
46th
120GB
27th
144
28th
0.19
90th
72
2nd
$147
58th
41
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 7.7k
60
95th
81.7
62 ↔ 99
78th
128GB
44th
354
73rd
0.26
92nd
70
3rd
42
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 933
60
95th
81.6
60 ↔ 100
78th
240GB
59th
379
78th
0.02
64th
68
4th
43
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 765
60
95th
85.7
62 ↔ 105
84th
256GB
76th
408
84th
0.08
72nd
65
4th
44
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 456
60
95th
86.6
61 ↔ 107
85th
240GB
59th
460
92nd
0.02
52nd
39
71st
45
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 364
60
95th
82
60 ↔ 99
79th
120GB
27th
394
82nd
0
33rd
39
71st
46
Compare Intel 535 Series 240GB
Samples 2.7k
60
95th
71.1
53 ↔ 86
63rd
240GB
59th
224
46th
0.08
82nd
34
80th
47
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $120
Samples 5.3k
60
95th
60.2
48th
70.6
51 ↔ 89
62nd
256GB
76th
299
63rd
0.31
95th
61
5th
$120
68th
48
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $230
Samples 5.3k
60
95th
84.8
74th
72.3
53 ↔ 87
65th
750GB
94th
310
65th
0.1
87th
20
90th
$230
30th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460 240GB
Samples 721
59
94th
87.1
60 ↔ 108
86th
240GB
59th
441
88th
0.02
64th
48
27th
50
Compare Crucial M500 120GB
Samples 4.5k
59
94th
62.5
46 ↔ 75
46th
120GB
27th
134
25th
0.13
89th
59
6th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $87
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $146
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $185SanDisk Extreme 64GB $50
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $200SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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