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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
Brand
Seller
User rating(51.8)
Value(85.3)
Avg. bench(72.8)
Capacity(289)
Write(301)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(42)
Price(206)
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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 $80
Samples 282k
128
100th
108
85th
94.3
69 ↔ 115
88th
250GB
58th
396
80th
6.65
100th
40
67th
$80
83rd
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
Samples 184k
102
100th
122
89th
95.4
71 ↔ 116
88th
500GB
85th
396
80th
4.97
100th
40
67th
$137
56th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $158
Samples 42k
99
100th
68
50th
98
73 ↔ 122
89th
256GB
73rd
438
86th
0.72
98th
45
56th
$158
45th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $87
Samples 30k
76
100th
56.9
39th
92.6
65 ↔ 113
87th
120GB
24th
387
78th
0.6
98th
40
67th
$87
78th
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $240
Samples 20k
74
100th
84.9
68th
99.6
71 ↔ 122
89th
512GB
93rd
440
86th
0.35
96th
45
56th
$240
28th
6
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $120
Samples 90k
70
99th
183
97th
218
169 ↔ 262
99th
250GB
58th
1111
98th
4.93
100th
17+
90th
$120
64th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $115
Samples 1.3k
70
99th
129
91st
88.6
68 ↔ 106
84th
500GB
85th
387
78th
0.43
97th
3+
98th
$115
66th
8
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $450
Samples 6k
69
99th
89.9
73rd
101
73 ↔ 119
89th
1TB
99th
459
90th
0.1
86th
45
56th
$450
8th
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $238
Samples 692
69
99th
127
90th
89.8
67 ↔ 107
85th
1TB
97th
382
77th
0.2
93rd
3+
98th
$238
28th
10
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.4k
68
99th
81.8
59 ↔ 100
76th
250GB
58th
366
72nd
0.21
93rd
39
68th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $330
Samples 31k
68
99th
104
84th
94.8
70 ↔ 115
88th
1TB
97th
393
80th
0.6
98th
40
67th
$335
15th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $75
Samples 1.1k
68
99th
103
83rd
86.3
62 ↔ 106
82nd
250GB
58th
377
75th
0.41
97th
4
98th
$75
86th
13
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $115
Samples 13k
67
99th
68.7
51st
81.9
58 ↔ 99
76th
240GB
55th
442
86th
0.32
94th
36
73rd
$115
66th
14
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $85
Samples 16k
67
99th
78.9
61st
67.7
50 ↔ 82
53rd
275GB
74th
296
58th
0.5
97th
22
85th
$85
80th
15
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $445
Samples 69
67
99th
132
92nd
88.8
69 ↔ 104
85th
2TB
100th
381
76th
0.01
53rd
3+
98th
$445
8th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $106
Samples 12k
65
98th
58.3
40th
65.5
47 ↔ 82
48th
240GB
55th
245
49th
0.46
97th
43
62nd
$106
70th
17
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 17k
64
98th
80.5
62 ↔ 95
74th
256GB
73rd
323
66th
0.4
96th
46
53rd
18
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $144
Samples 3k
64
98th
62.5
44th
88.1
65 ↔ 107
84th
240GB
55th
434
86th
0.07
80th
46
53rd
$144
53rd
19
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $140
Samples 20k
64
98th
92.6
76th
71.1
56 ↔ 85
60th
525GB
93rd
314
63rd
0.65
98th
22
85th
$140
54th
20
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $194
Samples 3.4k
63
98th
86.8
70th
88.3
65 ↔ 105
84th
500GB
85th
418
84th
0.1
86th
39
68th
$194
38th
21
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 13k
63
98th
78.8
56 ↔ 98
71st
128GB
41st
308
62nd
0.26
94th
66
4th
22
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $300
Samples 22k
63
98th
35.6
16th
83
56 ↔ 105
78th
256GB
73rd
362
71st
0.44
97th
66
4th
$300
18th
23
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1k
63
98th
56.3
38th
81.5
57 ↔ 100
75th
240GB
55th
377
75th
0.03
63rd
59
6th
$149
49th
24
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $130
Samples 14k
63
98th
87.9
71st
68.3
51 ↔ 84
55th
480GB
82nd
278
55th
0.31
96th
43
62nd
$130
58th
25
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $325
Samples 19k
63
98th
176
96th
260
198 ↔ 313
99th
512GB
93rd
1644
99th
0.97
99th
18+
88th
$325
15th
26
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 746
62
97th
81.5
53 ↔ 102
75th
240GB
55th
414
84th
0.01
53rd
40
67th
27
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 338
62
97th
70.2
52 ↔ 85
59th
240GB
55th
229
44th
0.01
53rd
81
1st
28
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 637
62
97th
84.3
64 ↔ 101
80th
120GB
24th
412
83rd
0.02
63rd
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 OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
75.9
61 ↔ 92
68th
120GB
24th
361
71st
0.03
69th
44
59th
31
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $130
Samples 12k
62
97th
56
38th
73.2
54 ↔ 88
64th
240GB
55th
263
53rd
0.21
93rd
61
5th
$130
58th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $175
Samples 6k
62
97th
35.1
16th
91.8
64 ↔ 112
87th
128GB
41st
396
80th
0.14
90th
45
56th
$175
41st
33
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $199
Samples 2.4k
62
97th
81.3
64th
86.9
65 ↔ 107
83rd
480GB
82nd
435
86th
0.08
84th
46
53rd
$199
35th
34
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $153
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
56.2
38th
79
59 ↔ 94
72nd
256GB
73rd
290
57th
0.04
69th
44
59th
$153
47th
35
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 46k
62
97th
29.5
9th
77.5
58 ↔ 92
69th
120GB
24th
315
63rd
0.98
98th
57
7th
$165
43rd
36
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 861
61
96th
90.3
63 ↔ 113
86th
240GB
55th
456
89th
0.02
69th
53
7th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 4.2k
61
96th
81.2
62 ↔ 98
75th
240GB
55th
408
83rd
0.13
89th
44
59th
38
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.1k
61
96th
86.7
64 ↔ 104
83rd
256GB
73rd
402
81st
0.1
84th
72
3rd
39
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 507
61
96th
87.1
63 ↔ 107
83rd
240GB
55th
465
90th
0.02
63rd
37
72nd
40
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $61
Samples 17k
61
96th
42.9
23rd
53.8
43 ↔ 64
28th
120GB
24th
113
18th
0.45
97th
46
53rd
$61
93rd
41
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB $70
Samples 2.8k
61
96th
55.1
37th
76.1
59 ↔ 91
68th
120GB
24th
345
69th
0.06
75th
36
73rd
$70
89th
42
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $139
Samples 5.4k
61
96th
53.2
34th
69.6
52 ↔ 87
57th
256GB
73rd
288
56th
0.1
93rd
63
5th
$139
55th
43
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $132
Samples 7.9k
61
96th
27.9
8th
62.1
48 ↔ 76
41st
120GB
24th
142
24th
0.14
88th
74
2nd
$132
57th
44
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $125
Samples 5.7k
61
96th
31.6
12th
64.2
49 ↔ 80
46th
128GB
41st
212
39th
0.17
91st
63
5th
$125
62nd
45
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.7k
61
96th
32.9
13th
80.7
61 ↔ 95
74th
240GB
55th
276
55th
0.06
79th
50
29th
$301
18th
46
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 9.2k
60
95th
81
60 ↔ 99
75th
128GB
41st
353
70th
0.14
90th
72
3rd
47
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1k
60
95th
81.1
59 ↔ 99
75th
240GB
55th
379
76th
0.04
74th
70
3rd
48
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 798
60
95th
86.6
63 ↔ 105
82nd
256GB
73rd
409
83rd
0.01
63rd
67
4th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 480
60
95th
86.6
61 ↔ 107
82nd
240GB
55th
459
90th
0.01
63rd
41
65th
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 402
60
95th
82.1
61 ↔ 99
77th
120GB
24th
394
80th
0.02
69th
41
65th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $300Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $158
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 $45
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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