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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
Form factor
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User rating(51.7)
Value(75.3)
Avg. bench(69.6)
Capacity(271)
Write(283)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(42)
Price(219)
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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 252k
126
100th
101
88th
94.6
68 ↔ 115
91st
250GB
61st
392
81st
8.21
100th
38
72nd
$87
84th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $146
Samples 179k
100
100th
116
92nd
95.4
69 ↔ 115
91st
500GB
87th
390
80th
5.56
100th
38
72nd
$146
58th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $140
Samples 39k
99
100th
75
63rd
98.7
64 ↔ 122
92nd
256GB
76th
435
87th
1.01
99th
43
61st
$140
61st
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $90
Samples 27k
75
100th
55.9
43rd
93.3
67 ↔ 113
91st
120GB
27th
394
82nd
0.8
98th
38
72nd
$90
81st
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
Samples 17k
74
100th
88.1
77th
100
70 ↔ 123
92nd
512GB
94th
438
88th
0.49
97th
43
61st
$230
30th
6
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 6.6k
68
99th
82.1
59 ↔ 99
79th
250GB
61st
365
75th
0.19
92nd
37
74th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $399
Samples 5.7k
68
99th
97.8
86th
99.8
71 ↔ 119
92nd
1TB
99th
453
91st
0.15
90th
43
61st
$399
11th
8
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $295
Samples 30k
67
99th
116
92nd
96.2
73 ↔ 115
91st
1TB
98th
393
81st
0.79
98th
38
72nd
$295
20th
9
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $88
Samples 13k
67
99th
77.8
67th
68.5
47 ↔ 82
58th
275GB
77th
296
62nd
0.74
98th
20
90th
$88
84th
10
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $120
Samples 9.6k
67
99th
68.4
57th
84.2
62 ↔ 101
82nd
240GB
59th
452
90th
0.37
96th
34
80th
$120
68th
11
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $147
Samples 5.1k
64
99th
59.6
47th
85.4
58 ↔ 105
84th
240GB
59th
416
86th
0.13
89th
44
58th
$147
57th
12
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $91
Samples 13k
64
99th
65.3
53rd
65.5
47 ↔ 82
51st
240GB
59th
245
52nd
0.45
97th
41
67th
$91
80th
13
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 18k
64
99th
80.5
60 ↔ 95
76th
256GB
76th
321
68th
0.46
97th
44
58th
14
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $120
Samples 69k
64
99th
185
98th
221
164 ↔ 267
99th
250GB
61st
1093
98th
4.37
100th
14+
95th
$120
68th
15
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1k
63
98th
56.3
44th
81.5
58 ↔ 101
78th
240GB
59th
374
77th
0.03
72nd
57
6th
$149
55th
16
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $194
Samples 2.9k
63
98th
87.6
76th
89.1
66 ↔ 106
87th
500GB
87th
418
86th
0.09
84th
37
74th
$194
39th
17
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
18
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $305
Samples 20k
63
98th
35.8
20th
84.7
58 ↔ 106
83rd
256GB
76th
372
76th
0.48
97th
64
5th
$305
17th
19
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 13k
63
98th
79.1
56 ↔ 99
74th
128GB
44th
301
63rd
0.31
96th
64
5th
20
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $285
Samples 17k
63
98th
198
99th
264
191 ↔ 321
99th
512GB
94th
1639
99th
1.02
99th
16+
93rd
$285
21st
21
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 677
62
98th
81.7
53 ↔ 102
79th
240GB
59th
418
86th
0.02
67th
38
72nd
22
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 319
62
98th
70.2
52 ↔ 85
61st
240GB
59th
228
47th
0.01
57th
79
1st
23
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $140
Samples 10k
62
98th
63.8
51st
85.5
63 ↔ 100
84th
250GB
61st
355
73rd
0.29
95th
37
74th
$140
60th
24
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 600
62
98th
83.9
64 ↔ 101
82nd
120GB
27th
413
85th
0.02
67th
42
65th
25
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $111
Samples 1.5k
62
98th
71.8
60th
79.3
59 ↔ 94
75th
256GB
76th
291
60th
0.03
72nd
42
65th
$111
70th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $150
Samples 6.3k
62
98th
39.7
25th
92.7
65 ↔ 115
90th
128GB
44th
394
82nd
0.15
90th
43
61st
$150
53rd
27
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 1.9k
62
98th
76.6
61 ↔ 93
70th
120GB
27th
359
74th
0.07
82nd
42
65th
28
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $170
Samples 46k
62
98th
28.7
10th
77.2
56 ↔ 93
71st
120GB
27th
315
67th
1.12
99th
55
7th
$170
45th
29
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $200
Samples 2.1k
62
98th
81.6
70th
87.6
63 ↔ 107
86th
480GB
84th
439
88th
0.07
82nd
44
58th
$200
36th
30
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $147
Samples 18k
62
98th
89.1
79th
71.2
53 ↔ 86
63rd
525GB
94th
309
65th
0.85
98th
20
90th
$147
56th
31
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 3.7k
61
96th
80.9
60 ↔ 99
77th
240GB
59th
403
83rd
0.1
86th
42
65th
32
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 744
61
96th
90.5
63 ↔ 114
89th
240GB
59th
455
91st
0.01
57th
51
7th
33
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $147
Samples 6.8k
61
96th
26.1
8th
63.1
47 ↔ 77
46th
120GB
27th
145
28th
0.2
93rd
72
2nd
$147
57th
34
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $126
Samples 5.2k
61
96th
31
13th
63.6
49 ↔ 78
47th
128GB
44th
211
43rd
0.18
92nd
61
5th
$126
66th
35
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 3.8k
61
96th
85
59 ↔ 104
83rd
256GB
76th
396
82nd
0.1
86th
70
3rd
36
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 476
61
96th
86.9
63 ↔ 106
86th
240GB
59th
466
93rd
0.01
57th
35
78th
37
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.4k
61
96th
32.8
16th
80.4
59 ↔ 97
76th
240GB
59th
275
58th
0.06
81st
48
30th
$301
18th
38
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $244
Samples 10k
61
96th
34.7
18th
72.7
55 ↔ 89
65th
240GB
59th
263
57th
0.27
94th
59
6th
$244
29th
39
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $78
Samples 17k
61
96th
35.8
20th
53.8
42 ↔ 64
30th
120GB
27th
115
20th
0.61
98th
44
58th
$78
89th
40
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB
Samples 2.5k
61
96th
76.9
59 ↔ 93
71st
120GB
27th
340
71st
0.08
84th
34
80th
41
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 7.7k
60
95th
81.7
62 ↔ 99
79th
128GB
44th
354
73rd
0.22
93rd
70
3rd
42
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 930
60
95th
81.7
60 ↔ 100
79th
240GB
59th
380
78th
0.02
67th
68
4th
43
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 761
60
95th
85.7
62 ↔ 105
84th
256GB
76th
408
84th
0.02
67th
65
4th
44
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 455
60
95th
86.7
61 ↔ 107
85th
240GB
59th
460
92nd
0.01
57th
39
71st
45
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 364
60
95th
82
60 ↔ 99
79th
120GB
27th
394
82nd
0
35th
39
71st
46
Compare Intel 535 Series 240GB
Samples 2.6k
60
95th
71
53 ↔ 86
63rd
240GB
59th
224
45th
0.06
82nd
34
80th
47
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $120
Samples 5.3k
60
95th
60.2
48th
70.6
51 ↔ 88
62nd
256GB
76th
299
62nd
0.13
89th
61
5th
$120
68th
48
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $230
Samples 5.4k
60
95th
85.2
74th
72.7
53 ↔ 87
65th
750GB
94th
310
65th
0.12
88th
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
67th
48
27th
50
Compare Crucial M500 120GB
Samples 4.4k
59
94th
62.5
46 ↔ 75
45th
120GB
27th
134
25th
0.17
92nd
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 $146
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk 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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