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 August 2016 SSD Rankings

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?

SATA and PCIe are both transfer interfaces whereas NVMe is a transfer protocol which runs on top of an interface... 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 $88
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...
99.1 %10th94.1 %7th9.2 %1st517 MB/s57th416 MB/s60th20 Months44th$8844th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $123
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...
80.7 %53rd96.5 %3rd2 %7th528 MB/s5th501 MB/s14th25 Months65th$12382nd
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
23,285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 129GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 428GB free
114 %2nd96.1 %4th6.2 %2nd517 MB/s57th414 MB/s63rd20 Months44th$150101st
HyperX Savage 240GB $89
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...
82.8 %48th81.5 %51st0.6 %20th523 MB/s25th506 MB/s7th16 Months25th$8946th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $206
3,997 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 178GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 240GB free
95.8 %18th100 %2nd1.1 %9th529 MB/s3rd502 MB/s11th25 Months65th$206121st
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 ...
76.7 %58th85.4 %25th0.2 %48th516 MB/s66th493 MB/s24th26 Months69th$10563rd
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $77
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...
73.7 %61st65 %111th0.7 %16th490 MB/s133rd332 MB/s92nd23 Months51st$7733rd
Crucial MX200 250GB $76
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use both the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelera...
97.8 %16th82.8 %41st0.4 %32nd527 MB/s13th397 MB/s69th19 Months38th$7632nd
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $70
8,179 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 111GB free
67.5 %72nd93.2 %10th1.6 %8th518 MB/s54th415 MB/s61st20 Months44th$7025th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $89
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...
47.3 %109th78.1 %69th2.3 %5th499 MB/s117th350 MB/s84th37 Months92nd$8945th
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...
70.1 %66th80.1 %61st0.9 %13th521 MB/s34th331 MB/s94th26 Months69th$11673rd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $69
222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 43GB free
56.7 %88th77.8 %71st0.1 %63rd516 MB/s66th432 MB/s48th24 Months55th$6924th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
808 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 23GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 31GB free
56.5 %89th76.3 %77th0 %99th457 MB/s143rd382 MB/s72nd24 Months55th$6823rd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $119
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...
60.4 %82nd70.4 %88th0.2 %48th440 MB/s146th429 MB/s52nd43 Months106th$11976th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $196
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...
45 %113th79.9 %63rd0.1 %63rd515 MB/s71st291 MB/s103rd30 Months83rd$196115th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $208
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...
45.9 %111th81.3 %55th0.9 %13th524 MB/s22nd491 MB/s26th46 Months113th$208122nd
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...
29.4 %141st84.9 %27th0.3 %43rd497 MB/s123rd479 MB/s34th52 Months124th$400152nd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $64
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...
52.9 %98th65.1 %110th0.2 %48th448 MB/s144th275 MB/s108th43 Months106th$6418th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $86
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...
84.1 %44th80.6 %58th0.2 %48th463 MB/s141st423 MB/s56th24 Months55th$8643rd
HyperX Fury 120GB $45
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...
55.2 %91st54.8 %142nd1.1 %9th503 MB/s110th156 MB/s143rd26 Months69th$454th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $95
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 ...
67.6 %71st70 %90th0.2 %48th519 MB/s47th250 MB/s125th16 Months25th$9555th
HyperX Savage 120GB $57
415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 7GB free
63.4 %81st75.1 %79th0.2 %48th523 MB/s25th417 MB/s59th16 Months25th$5712th
Crucial BX100 250GB $130
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...
67 %74th84.9 %30th0.7 %16th522 MB/s29th369 MB/s74th19 Months38th$13086th
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...
37.8 %124th79.4 %65th0.1 %63rd513 MB/s82nd469 MB/s36th50 Months121st$245137th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $408
1,203 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 808GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 692GB free
97.2 %17th101 %1st0.4 %32nd528 MB/s5th501 MB/s14th25 Months65th$408153rd
OCZ Vector 150 240GB $119
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...
72.8 %62nd89.1 %17th0 %99th522 MB/s29th503 MB/s10th33 Months87th$11978th
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...
31.4 %138th57.7 %137th0.3 %43rd500 MB/s114th267 MB/s114th64 Months149th$218126th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $56
1,258 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 76GB free
54.2 %95th63.4 %116th0.2 %48th481 MB/s138th323 MB/s96th23 Months51st$5610th
OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB $95
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...
80.8 %51st83.4 %37th0 %99th515 MB/s71st498 MB/s19th21 Months49th$9553rd
Crucial M500 240GB $85
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...
74.6 %60th70.9 %86th0.6 %20th502 MB/s113th272 MB/s110th41 Months104th$8542nd
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 %150th72.1 %83rd-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s102nd60 Months140th$471154th
Crucial BX100 500GB $159
961 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 86GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 15GB free
99.4 %9th87.1 %20th0.1 %63rd523 MB/s25th434 MB/s44th19 Months38th$159105th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $78
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...
89.9 %30th76.4 %76th0.2 %48th518 MB/s54th302 MB/s100th24 Months55th$7834th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $81
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...
52.8 %100th77.5 %73rd0.6 %20th521 MB/s34th440 MB/s39th46 Months113th$8140th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $75
2,296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 118GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 14GB free
67.3 %73rd93.5 %9th0.4 %32nd526 MB/s17th490 MB/s27th25 Months65th$7531st
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $196
768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 136GB free
81.6 %50th86.3 %22nd0.1 %63rd514 MB/s79th493 MB/s24th26 Months69th$196116th
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...
83 %46th84.9 %28th0 %99th512 MB/s86th433 MB/s45th47 Months117th$10061st
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...
34.9 %126th81.4 %53rd0.5 %27th476 MB/s140th392 MB/s70th52 Months124th$15097th
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...
74.7 %59th83.2 %40th0 %99th488 MB/s135th482 MB/s31st39 Months96th$10564th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $307
3,691 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 684GB free
111 %3rd95.1 %6th1 %12th520 MB/s41st415 MB/s61st20 Months44th$307146th
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $100
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...
80.2 %54th86.1 %23rd0 %99th518 MB/s54th499 MB/s17th17 Months30th$10060th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $57
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...
72.6 %63rd81.8 %45th0.1 %63rd519 MB/s47th477 MB/s35th34 Months90th$5711th
Crucial MX200 500GB $149
1,058 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 251GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 398GB free
90.6 %28th75.6 %78th0.3 %43rd514 MB/s79th398 MB/s68th19 Months38th$14995th
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 ...
43.2 %115th81.1 %56th0 %99th516 MB/s66th485 MB/s29th39 Months96th$225128th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $114
116 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 24GB free
41 %119th81.8 %46th0 %99th514 MB/s79th419 MB/s58th21 Months49th$11472nd
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $98
217 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 146GB free
80.7 %52nd85.4 %26th0.1 %63rd528 MB/s5th509 MB/s3rd20 Months44th$9857th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $95
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...
69.9 %67th68.8 %95th0.1 %63rd512 MB/s86th285 MB/s104th53 Months128th$9553rd
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $128
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...
53.5 %96th69.2 %94th0.4 %32nd517 MB/s57th264 MB/s115th52 Months124th$12884th
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...
41.7 %117th79.4 %64th0.1 %63rd511 MB/s90th445 MB/s38th39 Months96th$215124th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $65
437 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 185GB free
85.6 %43rd66.5 %107th0.2 %48th515 MB/s71st353 MB/s78th4 Months1st$6520th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $119
2,731 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 417GB free
92.7 %23rd67.4 %101st0.8 %15th498 MB/s121st341 MB/s87th23 Months51st$11976th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $110
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...
32.4 %134th62.9 %122nd0.3 %43rd513 MB/s82nd166 MB/s141st54 Months132nd$11069th
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
449 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 111GB free
58.1 %85th71 %85th0.1 %63rd522 MB/s29th189 MB/s136th19 Months38th$5914th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
191 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 201GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 421GB free
84 %45th83.3 %38th0 %99th463 MB/s141st439 MB/s41st24 Months55th$180111th
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $85
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...
88.9 %33rd80.5 %59th0.1 %63rd522 MB/s29th355 MB/s76th26 Months69th$8541st
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
259 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
40.6 %120th62 %126th0 %99th510 MB/s95th235 MB/s129th37 Months92nd$8037th
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...
46.9 %110th85.6 %24th0 %99th513 MB/s82nd497 MB/s22nd31 Months85th$203119th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $138
1,016 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 4GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 234GB free
64 %80th52 %145th0.1 %63rd509 MB/s101st295 MB/s101st45 Months110th$13889th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $45
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...
52.8 %99th49.9 %148th0.4 %32nd491 MB/s131st141 MB/s147th53 Months128th$454th
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 %127th60.8 %128th0 %99th525 MB/s18th338 MB/s88th55 Months134th$193114th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $49
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 ...
64 %79th65 %112th0 %99th517 MB/s57th157 MB/s142nd24 Months55th$497th
Plextor M6S 128GB $75
442 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 89GB free
56.7 %87th78.8 %67th0.2 %48th490 MB/s133rd332 MB/s92nd28 Months77th$7530th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $228
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...
27.7 %144th52.5 %144th0 %99th354 MB/s148th219 MB/s130th78 Months154th$228130th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $150
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 ...
31.1 %139th45.3 %150th0.1 %63rd213 MB/s151st183 MB/s139th63 Months145th$15099th
PNY CS1311 240GB $65
1,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 144GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 96GB free
87.3 %38th67.9 %98th0.4 %32nd517 MB/s57th356 MB/s75th4 Months1st$6521st
Plextor M6V 256GB $90
39 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 199GB free
Worst Bench: 76% 207GB free
95.2 %20th90 %14th0 %99th528 MB/s5th348 MB/s85th13 Months23rd$9050th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $370
500 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 319GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 258GB free
55 %92nd93.6 %8th0.1 %63rd520 MB/s41st484 MB/s30th30 Months83rd$370151st
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
3,172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 4GB free
86.2 %42nd88.2 %19th0.4 %32nd515 MB/s71st480 MB/s33rd26 Months69th$200118th
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 ...
32.8 %132nd72.2 %82nd0.1 %63rd480 MB/s139th313 MB/s98th39 Months96th$13088th
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...
48.3 %105th95.3 %5th0 %99th525 MB/s18th502 MB/s11th44 Months109th$240136th
HyperX Savage 480GB $143
7 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 405GB free
101 %7th84.1 %32nd0 %99th525 MB/s18th499 MB/s17th16 Months25th$14393rd
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $231
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...
123 %1st84.6 %31st0.1 %63rd519 MB/s47th430 MB/s50th18 Months33rd$231132nd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $181
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
88.8 %34th88.5 %18th0 %99th520 MB/s41st502 MB/s11th24 Months55th$181112th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $55
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...
54.9 %93rd63.1 %119th1.1 %9th511 MB/s90th200 MB/s133rd52 Months124th$558th
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $106
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...
43 %116th77.1 %75th0.1 %63rd509 MB/s101st315 MB/s97th47 Months117th$10665th
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...
39.3 %122nd77.4 %74th0 %99th503 MB/s110th414 MB/s63rd40 Months103rd$240134th
Crucial MX200 1TB $299
211 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
89 %32nd74.6 %81st0 %99th487 MB/s136th399 MB/s67th19 Months38th$299144th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $165
113 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 411GB free
98.3 %13th91.5 %11th0 %99th520 MB/s41st498 MB/s19th17 Months30th$165108th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $117
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...
68 %70th82.2 %43rd0.1 %63rd515 MB/s71st496 MB/s23rd24 Months55th$11775th
Crucial M500 120GB $55
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...
54.4 %94th62.7 %124th0.3 %43rd497 MB/s123rd139 MB/s148th41 Months104th$559th
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 %121st66.7 %105th0.2 %48th519 MB/s47th241 MB/s128th54 Months132nd$179110th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $59
1,483 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 92GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 164GB free
87.5 %37th63.3 %117th0.6 %20th492 MB/s130th258 MB/s121st11 Months17th$5913th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
308 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
51.2 %102nd84.9 %29th0 %99th521 MB/s34th427 MB/s54th33 Months87th$8949th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $150
153 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
27 %146th63 %120th0 %99th437 MB/s147th275 MB/s108th37 Months92nd$15097th
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...
35.2 %125th67.5 %100th0.1 %63rd515 MB/s71st271 MB/s112th47 Months117th$216125th
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...
32.7 %133rd60 %130th0.6 %20th507 MB/s104th324 MB/s95th58 Months137th$10967th
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...
30.5 %140th68.1 %96th0 %99th519 MB/s47th254 MB/s123rd61 Months143rd$266140th
Crucial BX200 240GB $70
1,971 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 79GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 32GB free
77.3 %57th63.5 %115th0.7 %16th493 MB/s127th259 MB/s119th9 Months12th$7025th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
821 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 34GB free
45.3 %112th58.4 %136th0.1 %63rd507 MB/s104th196 MB/s134th53 Months128th$6822nd
Transcend SSD370 512GB $155
199 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 297GB free
97.9 %15th82.8 %42nd0 %99th519 MB/s47th438 MB/s43rd24 Months55th$155104th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $97
423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 149GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 112GB free
59.9 %84th62.8 %123rd0.1 %63rd519 MB/s47th375 MB/s73rd33 Months87th$9756th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
4,527 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% 2GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 84GB free
21.5 %149th39.5 %152nd0.5 %27th202 MB/s154th123 MB/s153rd63 Months145th$10262nd
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $138
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...
60.4 %83rd80 %62nd3.2 %4th510 MB/s95th351 MB/s83rd37 Months92nd$13890th
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...
31.8 %136th66.8 %104th0.4 %32nd511 MB/s90th400 MB/s66th58 Months137th$261139th
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...
31.9 %135th83.3 %39th0 %99th504 MB/s109th420 MB/s57th57 Months135th$348150th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $229
1,388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 756GB free
93.2 %21st65.8 %108th0.5 %27th498 MB/s121st337 MB/s89th23 Months51st$229131st
Plextor M6S 256GB $122
180 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 161GB free
70.5 %65th83.7 %34th0 %99th484 MB/s137th426 MB/s55th28 Months77th$12281st
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $63
1,025 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 146GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 34GB free
65.9 %75th50 %147th0.1 %63rd499 MB/s117th259 MB/s119th13 Months23rd$6316th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $75
39 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 23GB free
56.5 %90th82.2 %44th0 %99th522 MB/s29th433 MB/s45th17 Months30th$7529th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 73GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 49GB free
23.2 %147th67.1 %102nd0.1 %63rd495 MB/s125th211 MB/s131st49 Months120th$200117th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $99
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...
31.7 %137th56.8 %138th0.2 %48th510 MB/s95th138 MB/s149th53 Months128th$9958th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $40
1,315 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 59GB free
68.2 %69th61.9 %127th0.7 %16th494 MB/s126th249 MB/s126th11 Months17th$401st
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $40
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 91GB free
70.7 %64th64.2 %114th0 %99th517 MB/s57th337 MB/s89th4 Months1st$401st
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...
29.1 %142nd56 %141st0.6 %20th500 MB/s114th194 MB/s135th64 Months149th$11673rd
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $43
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...
49.5 %104th47.3 %149th4.7 %3rd503 MB/s110th151 MB/s145th45 Months110th$433rd
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $75
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...
68.5 %68th59.2 %134th0 %99th510 MB/s95th308 MB/s99th60 Months140th$7528th
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB $304
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...
34.3 %129th80.9 %57th0 %99th513 MB/s82nd498 MB/s19th39 Months96th$304145th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $78
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...
92.6 %24th78.6 %68th0.1 %63rd528 MB/s5th344 MB/s86th28 Months77th$7834th
PNY CS1311 120GB $45
356 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 69GB free
64.7 %77th64.2 %113th0.4 %32nd516 MB/s66th334 MB/s91st4 Months1st$454th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 207GB free
79.2 %55th81.8 %47th0.1 %63rd528 MB/s5th507 MB/s6th9 Months12th$9552nd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $330
182 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 893GB free
92.9 %22nd86.3 %21st0.1 %63rd515 MB/s71st487 MB/s28th26 Months69th$330149th
HyperX Savage 960GB $316
38 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 331GB free
90.5 %29th81.5 %52nd0.1 %63rd521 MB/s34th505 MB/s9th16 Months25th$316148th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
196 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 29GB free
33.3 %131st81.6 %50th0 %99th511 MB/s90th411 MB/s65th31 Months85th$15099th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
2,350 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 112GB free
20.3 %151st39.1 %153rd0.4 %32nd204 MB/s153rd119 MB/s154th63 Months145th$10967th
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...
34.3 %128th63 %121st0.1 %63rd354 MB/s148th391 MB/s71st51 Months123rd$218126th
Samsung 840 250GB $128
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...
47.3 %108th59.3 %133rd0.5 %27th510 MB/s95th246 MB/s127th46 Months113th$12883rd
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...
22.3 %148th44.9 %151st0.1 %63rd213 MB/s151st183 MB/s139th63 Months145th$232133rd
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 %114th67.5 %99th0.1 %63rd520 MB/s41st271 MB/s112th64 Months149th$160107th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $160
20 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 214GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 447GB free
98.1 %14th89.1 %16th0 %99th525 MB/s18th506 MB/s7th9 Months12th$160106th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
61 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.1 %145th56.3 %140th0 %99th512 MB/s86th150 MB/s146th57 Months135th$12080th
Intel 320 Series 120GB $149
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...
16 %153rd39 %154th0.1 %63rd261 MB/s150th134 MB/s151st65 Months152nd$14995th
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 %118th70.2 %89th0 %99th508 MB/s103rd285 MB/s104th39 Months96th$9151st
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $140
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...
50.6 %103rd70 %91st0 %99th515 MB/s71st284 MB/s106th43 Months106th$14091st
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...
53 %97th75 %80th0 %99th521 MB/s34th429 MB/s52nd50 Months121st$14594th
Crucial BX200 960GB $250
57 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 554GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 753GB free
86.5 %41st65.3 %109th0.1 %63rd493 MB/s127th256 MB/s122nd9 Months12th$250138th
PNY CS1311 480GB $130
378 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 307GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 402GB free
87.5 %36th68 %97th0.2 %48th517 MB/s57th352 MB/s80th4 Months1st$13087th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $151
37 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 328GB free
89.4 %31st77.7 %72nd0 %99th528 MB/s5th511 MB/s2nd18 Months33rd$151102nd
Patriot Ignite 240GB $89
80 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 194GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 195GB free
82.9 %47th81.7 %49th0 %99th530 MB/s2nd508 MB/s4th18 Months33rd$8948th
Plextor M6S 512GB $189
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 269GB free
91.5 %26th89.7 %15th0 %99th499 MB/s117th439 MB/s41st28 Months77th$189113th
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 %101st71.5 %84th0.1 %63rd527 MB/s13th185 MB/s138th26 Months69th$7427th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $286
50 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
14.9 %154th59.4 %131st0 %99th521 MB/s34th207 MB/s132nd61 Months143rd$286142nd
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 %76th91.1 %12th0.2 %48th524 MB/s22nd481 MB/s32nd29 Months81st$152103rd
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $240
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 ...
16.8 %152nd58.6 %135th0.5 %27th511 MB/s90th153 MB/s144th65 Months152nd$240135th
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...
48.3 %106th70.4 %87th0 %99th506 MB/s106th284 MB/s106th39 Months96th$8039th
PNY CS2211 480GB $140
112 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 206GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 125GB free
102 %6th83.5 %36th0 %99th527 MB/s13th508 MB/s4th7 Months9th$14091st
Patriot Ignite 960GB $296
15 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 592GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
95.4 %19th81.7 %48th0 %99th528 MB/s5th512 MB/s1st18 Months33rd$296143rd
Patriot Pyro 120GB $65
68 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
38.7 %123rd50.6 %146th0 %99th505 MB/s107th189 MB/s136th60 Months140th$6519th
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 ...
34.1 %130th56.4 %139th0.4 %32nd500 MB/s114th136 MB/s150th35 Months91st$8947th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $111
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...
57.6 %86th67 %103rd0 %99th517 MB/s57th272 MB/s110th59 Months139th$11170th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $80
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 152GB free
87.3 %39th79.3 %66th0 %99th499 MB/s117th432 MB/s48th12 Months21st$8038th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $62
54 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 18GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 58GB free
64 %78th80.4 %60th0 %99th512 MB/s86th430 MB/s50th12 Months21st$6215th
PNY CS2211 960GB $280
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 674GB free
102 %5th83.9 %33rd0 %99th529 MB/s3rd500 MB/s16th7 Months9th$280141st
PNY CS2211 240GB $79
130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 62GB free
86.8 %40th77.9 %70th0 %99th527 MB/s13th440 MB/s39th7 Months9th$7936th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $120
232 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 303GB free
90.9 %27th66.5 %106th0.2 %48th517 MB/s57th352 MB/s80th4 Months1st$12079th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $310
35 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 686GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
98.8 %11th83.5 %35th0 %99th521 MB/s34th433 MB/s45th24 Months55th$310147th
Crucial M550 128GB $100
355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 11GB free
47.3 %107th81.3 %54th0.1 %63rd524 MB/s22nd353 MB/s78th29 Months81st$10059th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $63
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...
78.1 %56th59.3 %132nd2.2 %6th510 MB/s95th263 MB/s116th45 Months110th$6317th
Crucial BX200 480GB $128
469 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 406GB free
82 %49th63.2 %118th0.1 %63rd491 MB/s131st253 MB/s124th9 Months12th$12885th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $210
16 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 800GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 646GB free
105 %4th69.6 %92nd0 %99th520 MB/s41st355 MB/s76th4 Months1st$210123rd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $170
97 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 300GB free
101 %8th90.9 %13th0 %99th523 MB/s25th454 MB/s37th18 Months33rd$170109th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
3,600 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 32GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 29GB free
27.9 %143rd53.7 %143rd0.6 %20th505 MB/s107th133 MB/s152nd46 Months113th$10966th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $205
44 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 827GB free
92.4 %25th60.1 %129th0 %99th442 MB/s145th263 MB/s116th11 Months17th$205120th
PNY CS1311 960GB $228
99 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 479GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 285GB free
98.6 %12th69.5 %93rd0 %99th516 MB/s66th352 MB/s80th4 Months1st$228129th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $113
418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 194GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 425GB free
88.7 %35th62.1 %125th0.1 %63rd493 MB/s127th260 MB/s118th11 Months17th$11371st
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