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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]

921 SSDs
Form factor
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Seller
User rating(51.8)
Value(85.2)
Avg. bench(72.8)
Capacity(289)
Write(301)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(42)
Price(205)
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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 $90
Samples 282k
129
100th
98.1
79th
94.3
69 ↔ 115
88th
250GB
58th
396
80th
6.67
100th
40
66th
$90
76th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
Samples 184k
102
100th
122
89th
95.4
71 ↔ 116
88th
500GB
85th
396
80th
4.95
100th
40
66th
$137
56th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $175
Samples 42k
99
100th
62.7
44th
97.6
72 ↔ 121
89th
256GB
73rd
441
86th
0.75
98th
45
56th
$175
41st
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $87
Samples 30k
76
100th
56.9
39th
92.6
65 ↔ 113
87th
120GB
25th
387
78th
0.59
98th
40
66th
$87
79th
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $240
Samples 21k
74
100th
84.6
67th
99.3
71 ↔ 123
89th
512GB
93rd
442
86th
0.4
96th
45
56th
$240
28th
6
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $120
Samples 85k
70
99th
181
97th
216
161 ↔ 261
99th
250GB
58th
1108
98th
4.8
100th
17+
90th
$120
64th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $125
Samples 1.3k
70
99th
121
88th
88.9
69 ↔ 106
85th
500GB
85th
387
78th
0.41
96th
3+
98th
$125
62nd
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $238
Samples 710
70
99th
127
90th
89.9
67 ↔ 108
86th
1TB
97th
382
77th
0.19
92nd
4+
98th
$238
28th
9
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $420
Samples 6.1k
69
99th
94.8
77th
101
73 ↔ 119
89th
1TB
99th
460
90th
0.1
87th
45
56th
$420
9th
10
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.4k
68
99th
81.8
59 ↔ 100
76th
250GB
58th
366
72nd
0.2
93rd
39
68th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $270
Samples 28k
68
99th
122
89th
94.9
70 ↔ 115
88th
1TB
97th
393
79th
0.65
98th
40
66th
$270
22nd
12
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $75
Samples 1.1k
68
99th
103
84th
86.4
62 ↔ 106
82nd
250GB
58th
376
75th
0.38
96th
4
98th
$75
86th
13
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $75
Samples 16k
67
99th
86.9
69th
67.9
50 ↔ 82
53rd
275GB
74th
296
58th
0.47
97th
22
85th
$75
86th
14
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $120
Samples 14k
67
99th
66.8
49th
82.2
58 ↔ 99
77th
240GB
55th
444
86th
0.31
95th
36
74th
$120
64th
15
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $445
Samples 75
67
99th
132
92nd
88.7
65 ↔ 104
84th
2TB
100th
378
76th
0.02
64th
3+
98th
$445
8th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $106
Samples 13k
65
98th
58.3
40th
65.5
47 ↔ 82
48th
240GB
55th
250
50th
0.45
97th
43
62nd
$106
70th
17
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $144
Samples 3k
64
98th
62.3
43rd
87.8
65 ↔ 108
84th
240GB
55th
433
85th
0.08
80th
46
53rd
$144
52nd
18
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 17k
64
98th
80.3
61 ↔ 94
74th
256GB
73rd
324
66th
0.4
96th
46
53rd
19
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $119
Samples 21k
64
98th
104
84th
70.5
56 ↔ 84
59th
525GB
93rd
311
62nd
0.64
98th
22
85th
$119
65th
20
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1k
63
98th
56.2
38th
81.4
57 ↔ 100
75th
240GB
55th
376
75th
0.02
71st
59
6th
$149
49th
21
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $194
Samples 3.4k
63
98th
86.9
69th
88.4
66 ↔ 105
84th
500GB
85th
418
84th
0.08
84th
39
68th
$194
38th
22
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $130
Samples 14k
63
98th
87.7
71st
68.1
50 ↔ 84
54th
480GB
82nd
277
55th
0.29
95th
43
62nd
$130
58th
23
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $300
Samples 22k
63
98th
35.6
16th
83
56 ↔ 105
78th
256GB
73rd
362
71st
0.41
97th
66
4th
$300
18th
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 13k
63
98th
79
56 ↔ 99
72nd
128GB
41st
309
62nd
0.27
94th
66
4th
25
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $325
Samples 19k
63
98th
176
96th
260
190 ↔ 313
99th
512GB
93rd
1643
99th
1.02
99th
18+
88th
$325
15th
26
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 338
62
97th
70.2
52 ↔ 85
58th
240GB
55th
229
44th
0.01
53rd
81
1st
27
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 751
62
97th
81.6
53 ↔ 102
76th
240GB
55th
414
84th
0.02
53rd
40
66th
28
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 642
62
97th
84.3
64 ↔ 101
80th
120GB
25th
412
83rd
0.01
53rd
44
59th
29
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $135
Samples 12k
62
97th
64.3
46th
83.8
63 ↔ 100
79th
250GB
58th
356
70th
0.28
95th
39
68th
$135
57th
30
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $153
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
56.2
38th
79
59 ↔ 94
72nd
256GB
73rd
290
57th
0.03
71st
44
59th
$153
47th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $175
Samples 6.2k
62
97th
35
16th
91.6
66 ↔ 112
87th
128GB
41st
394
80th
0.14
90th
45
56th
$175
41st
32
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
76.1
61 ↔ 92
68th
120GB
25th
361
71st
0.05
74th
44
59th
33
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
Samples 2.4k
62
97th
78.3
60th
86.9
65 ↔ 107
83rd
480GB
82nd
435
86th
0.07
84th
46
53rd
$209
32nd
34
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 46k
62
97th
29.5
9th
77.5
58 ↔ 92
69th
120GB
25th
315
64th
0.99
98th
57
7th
$165
43rd
35
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $130
Samples 12k
62
97th
56
38th
73.2
54 ↔ 88
64th
240GB
55th
263
53rd
0.2
93rd
61
5th
$130
58th
36
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 861
61
96th
90.3
63 ↔ 113
86th
240GB
55th
456
89th
0.02
71st
53
7th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 4.1k
61
96th
80.9
62 ↔ 98
74th
240GB
55th
408
83rd
0.12
89th
44
59th
38
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $132
Samples 7.8k
61
96th
27.8
8th
61.8
48 ↔ 75
41st
120GB
25th
142
24th
0.15
89th
74
2nd
$132
57th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $125
Samples 5.7k
61
96th
31.6
12th
64.2
49 ↔ 80
46th
128GB
41st
212
39th
0.16
91st
63
5th
$125
61st
40
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.1k
61
96th
86.6
63 ↔ 104
82nd
256GB
73rd
402
81st
0.08
84th
72
3rd
41
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 507
61
96th
87.1
63 ↔ 107
83rd
240GB
55th
465
90th
0.02
64th
37
72nd
42
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.7k
61
96th
32.9
13th
80.7
61 ↔ 95
74th
240GB
55th
276
55th
0.05
79th
50
29th
$301
17th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $139
Samples 5.6k
61
96th
52.9
34th
69.3
51 ↔ 87
57th
256GB
73rd
286
56th
0.1
85th
63
5th
$139
55th
44
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB $70
Samples 2.8k
61
96th
55.1
37th
76.1
59 ↔ 91
68th
120GB
25th
345
69th
0.05
75th
36
74th
$70
89th
45
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $61
Samples 17k
61
96th
42.9
24th
53.8
42 ↔ 64
28th
120GB
25th
113
18th
0.48
97th
46
53rd
$61
93rd
46
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 9.2k
60
95th
81
60 ↔ 99
75th
128GB
41st
353
70th
0.16
90th
72
3rd
47
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1k
60
95th
81.1
58 ↔ 99
75th
240GB
55th
379
76th
0.03
71st
70
3rd
48
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 798
60
95th
86.6
63 ↔ 105
82nd
256GB
73rd
409
83rd
0.01
53rd
67
4th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 480
60
95th
86.6
61 ↔ 107
82nd
240GB
55th
459
90th
0.01
64th
41
65th
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 403
60
95th
82.1
61 ↔ 99
77th
120GB
25th
394
80th
0.01
53rd
41
65th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $176AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $183SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $193SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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