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 July 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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Max Avg Min 121 63.9 14.5 101 73.2 39.1 9.4 0.41 0 728 500 202 512 353 117 77 31.3 3 471 145 39.9
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $89
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...
99.5 %8th94.9 %5th9.4 %1st517 MB/s58th415 MB/s60th19 Months44th$8944th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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...
80.1 %53rd96.9 %3rd1.5 %8th529 MB/s3rd502 MB/s11th24 Months65th$12581st
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $143
19,833 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 452GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 15GB free
118 %2nd95.4 %4th5.4 %2nd517 MB/s58th414 MB/s63rd19 Months44th$14394th
HyperX Savage 240GB $85
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...
86.5 %43rd82.3 %43rd0.4 %35th523 MB/s23rd507 MB/s5th15 Months25th$8540th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $71
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...
77.9 %56th64.7 %110th0.8 %16th492 MB/s129th334 MB/s91st22 Months51st$7128th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $70
7,957 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 67GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 81GB free
67.8 %72nd93.8 %7th1.8 %7th517 MB/s58th415 MB/s60th19 Months44th$7025th
Crucial MX200 250GB $84
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...
89.9 %33rd82.2 %44th0.5 %28th527 MB/s12th398 MB/s68th18 Months38th$8439th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $223
3,603 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 153GB free
90.9 %28th101 %1st0.6 %24th529 MB/s3rd502 MB/s11th24 Months65th$223129th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $55
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...
58.1 %86th63.8 %113th0.4 %35th448 MB/s144th274 MB/s110th42 Months106th$558th
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...
60.1 %83rd70 %91st0.5 %28th440 MB/s146th424 MB/s55th42 Months106th$11977th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $93
1,909 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 118GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 14GB free
57.6 %89th93.7 %8th0.4 %35th526 MB/s16th492 MB/s26th24 Months65th$9349th
HyperX Fury 120GB $40
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...
60.1 %82nd54.6 %142nd0.8 %16th503 MB/s112th155 MB/s142nd25 Months69th$402nd
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $105
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...
41.5 %117th77.6 %71st2.5 %5th499 MB/s118th350 MB/s84th36 Months92nd$10563rd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $78
190 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 43GB free
51.9 %97th77.9 %70th0.1 %69th516 MB/s65th432 MB/s50th23 Months55th$7834th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 23GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 31GB free
56.3 %92nd76.1 %75th0.1 %69th457 MB/s143rd382 MB/s72nd23 Months55th$6822nd
HyperX Savage 120GB $56
394 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 72GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 7GB free
62.7 %77th73.3 %81st0.2 %55th523 MB/s23rd416 MB/s59th15 Months25th$5610th
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...
29.2 %142nd84.5 %30th0.2 %55th497 MB/s122nd480 MB/s33rd51 Months124th$400152nd
Crucial BX100 250GB $129
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...
67.1 %73rd84.6 %28th0.5 %28th521 MB/s33rd369 MB/s74th18 Months38th$12988th
Crucial MX100 256GB $99
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...
78.6 %54th79.8 %60th0.9 %13th520 MB/s41st331 MB/s93rd25 Months69th$9957th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $185
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...
46.7 %106th79.4 %61st0.3 %40th515 MB/s68th291 MB/s103rd29 Months83rd$185112th
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...
46.6 %107th82.6 %41st1.1 %10th522 MB/s27th488 MB/s27th45 Months113th$208122nd
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...
80.7 %51st83.4 %36th0 %117th515 MB/s68th499 MB/s17th20 Months49th$9550th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $77
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...
91.1 %27th80.3 %57th0.3 %40th463 MB/s141st423 MB/s56th23 Months55th$7732nd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $87
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 ...
72.5 %64th70.1 %90th0.3 %40th518 MB/s55th251 MB/s125th15 Months25th$8743rd
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $56
1,167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 76GB free
54 %95th63.1 %118th0.3 %40th480 MB/s139th324 MB/s95th22 Months51st$569th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $86
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...
83.4 %47th76.1 %74th0.1 %69th520 MB/s41st301 MB/s100th23 Months55th$8642nd
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 ...
76.6 %58th85.4 %25th0.3 %40th515 MB/s68th494 MB/s24th25 Months69th$10564th
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...
72.6 %63rd88.8 %17th0.1 %69th522 MB/s27th503 MB/s9th32 Months87th$11978th
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...
37.6 %122nd79.1 %64th0.1 %69th514 MB/s78th469 MB/s36th49 Months121st$245138th
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 %84th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s102nd59 Months140th$471154th
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...
31.1 %138th57.1 %137th0.4 %35th500 MB/s116th266 MB/s114th63 Months149th$218126th
Crucial M500 240GB $89
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...
73.4 %62nd72.2 %83rd0.7 %20th502 MB/s114th272 MB/s112th40 Months104th$8945th
Crucial BX100 500GB $159
901 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 86GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 15GB free
99.5 %9th87.2 %20th0.2 %55th523 MB/s23rd433 MB/s45th18 Months38th$159105th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $138
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...
35.7 %125th78.2 %68th0.6 %24th520 MB/s41st439 MB/s40th45 Months113th$13890th
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...
74.5 %60th82.9 %40th0.1 %69th488 MB/s134th483 MB/s31st38 Months96th$10565th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $290
3,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 701GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 508GB free
114 %3rd93.6 %9th1.1 %10th522 MB/s27th415 MB/s60th19 Months44th$290143rd
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $405
1,117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 888GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 692GB free
96.4 %17th99.6 %2nd0.2 %55th528 MB/s5th501 MB/s15th24 Months65th$405153rd
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...
34.8 %128th81.1 %51st0.5 %28th479 MB/s140th390 MB/s71st51 Months124th$15098th
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 %93rd0.1 %69th512 MB/s87th303 MB/s99th52 Months128th$9550th
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...
83.1 %49th85 %26th0.1 %69th512 MB/s87th433 MB/s45th46 Months117th$10059th
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 %141st68.1 %98th0 %117th520 MB/s41st254 MB/s123rd60 Months143rd$266140th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $188
719 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 365GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 136GB free
84 %46th86 %22nd0.1 %69th514 MB/s78th493 MB/s25th25 Months69th$188113th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $101
184 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 146GB free
78.5 %55th84.9 %27th0.1 %69th528 MB/s5th510 MB/s3rd19 Months44th$10160th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
230 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
40.4 %119th61.7 %126th0.1 %69th509 MB/s101st235 MB/s129th36 Months92nd$8035th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $58
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...
71 %65th81.7 %48th0.1 %69th519 MB/s51st477 MB/s35th33 Months90th$5812th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $99
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...
35.1 %127th62.7 %122nd0.7 %20th514 MB/s78th165 MB/s140th53 Months132nd$9953rd
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 %114th80.7 %55th0.1 %69th515 MB/s68th485 MB/s29th38 Months96th$225130th
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...
41.6 %116th79.3 %62nd0.1 %69th511 MB/s91st445 MB/s38th38 Months96th$215125th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $179
176 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 421GB free
84.1 %45th83 %38th0.1 %69th463 MB/s141st439 MB/s40th23 Months55th$179110th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $50
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...
48 %103rd49.1 %148th0.5 %28th487 MB/s136th141 MB/s146th52 Months128th$506th
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...
80.3 %52nd86.2 %21st0 %117th518 MB/s55th499 MB/s17th16 Months30th$10058th
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...
89.3 %36th80.9 %52nd0 %117th522 MB/s27th355 MB/s75th25 Months69th$8540th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $71
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...
44.8 %111th62.6 %124th0.6 %24th510 MB/s97th199 MB/s133rd51 Months124th$7127th
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...
54.1 %94th69.9 %92nd0.4 %35th519 MB/s51st266 MB/s114th51 Months124th$12886th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $125
2,357 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 344GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 412GB free
90.3 %30th68.1 %97th1.1 %10th499 MB/s118th342 MB/s87th22 Months51st$12581st
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
4,333 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% 74GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 84GB free
21.4 %149th39.2 %152nd0.5 %28th202 MB/s154th122 MB/s153rd62 Months145th$10262nd
SanDisk Extreme II 120GB $115
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 ...
36.1 %124th72.4 %82nd0 %117th481 MB/s138th314 MB/s98th38 Months96th$11573rd
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $170
88 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 418GB free
96 %18th91.2 %12th0.1 %69th520 MB/s41st499 MB/s17th16 Months30th$170109th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $101
108 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 24GB free
45.1 %110th82 %47th0.1 %69th514 MB/s78th418 MB/s58th20 Months49th$10161st
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
385 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 111GB free
58.1 %87th71 %85th0.1 %69th522 MB/s27th188 MB/s136th18 Months38th$5913th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $53
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 ...
60.5 %81st65.1 %109th0.2 %55th518 MB/s55th157 MB/s141st23 Months55th$537th
Plextor M6S 128GB $75
395 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 89GB free
56.8 %90th78.8 %65th0.1 %69th490 MB/s133rd331 MB/s93rd27 Months77th$7531st
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...
47 %105th85.8 %23rd0 %117th514 MB/s78th497 MB/s22nd30 Months85th$203120th
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...
47.6 %104th93.9 %6th0.1 %69th524 MB/s20th503 MB/s9th43 Months109th$240137th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $198
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...
31.1 %139th53.1 %144th0.1 %69th354 MB/s149th219 MB/s130th77 Months154th$198116th
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 %140th45.2 %150th0.3 %40th213 MB/s151st182 MB/s139th62 Months145th$150100th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $370
450 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 319GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 258GB free
54.8 %93rd93.4 %10th0.1 %69th520 MB/s41st484 MB/s30th29 Months83rd$370151st
Crucial MX100 512GB $199
3,067 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 234GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 259GB free
86.3 %44th88 %19th0.3 %40th514 MB/s78th480 MB/s33rd25 Months69th$199117th
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...
34.7 %129th61.1 %128th0.2 %55th525 MB/s17th338 MB/s89th54 Months134th$193115th
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...
31.6 %137th66.4 %106th0.3 %40th510 MB/s97th402 MB/s66th57 Months137th$261139th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $80
115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 207GB free
90 %32nd81.7 %49th0.1 %69th528 MB/s5th507 MB/s5th8 Months12th$8036th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $233
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...
121 %1st84.3 %31st0.2 %55th520 MB/s41st431 MB/s51st17 Months33rd$233133rd
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $128
285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 71GB free
38.9 %121st84.6 %29th0.1 %69th521 MB/s33rd427 MB/s53rd32 Months87th$12887th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $150
150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
27.1 %146th63.1 %120th0 %117th437 MB/s147th275 MB/s109th36 Months92nd$15098th
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...
32.3 %134th59.2 %132nd0.9 %13th507 MB/s105th322 MB/s96th57 Months137th$10968th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $42
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...
49.6 %99th47.1 %149th4 %3rd503 MB/s112th150 MB/s143rd44 Months110th$423rd
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...
39.2 %120th77.2 %72nd0 %117th504 MB/s109th414 MB/s63rd39 Months103rd$240135th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $63
355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 185GB free
87.6 %39th66.5 %104th0.1 %69th515 MB/s68th353 MB/s78th3 Months1st$6317th
Crucial MX200 1TB $289
188 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
91.3 %26th74.5 %79th0.1 %69th488 MB/s134th399 MB/s67th18 Months38th$289142nd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $181
122 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
88.9 %37th88.6 %18th0 %117th521 MB/s33rd502 MB/s11th23 Months55th$181111th
Crucial MX200 500GB $149
957 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 251GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 406GB free
90.3 %29th75.3 %78th0.2 %55th513 MB/s86th398 MB/s68th18 Months38th$14996th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $75
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 23GB free
56.6 %91st82.4 %42nd0 %117th522 MB/s27th433 MB/s45th16 Months30th$7530th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $126
923 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 4GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 191GB free
68.7 %69th52.2 %145th0.3 %40th511 MB/s91st295 MB/s101st44 Months110th$12683rd
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 %71st82.1 %46th0.1 %69th515 MB/s68th496 MB/s23rd23 Months55th$11776th
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $210
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...
35.4 %126th66.4 %105th0.1 %69th519 MB/s51st245 MB/s128th53 Months132nd$210123rd
PNY CS1311 240GB $64
767 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 154GB free
87.7 %38th67.4 %100th0.8 %16th516 MB/s65th354 MB/s77th3 Months1st$6418th
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...
43.1 %113th77.2 %73rd0.1 %69th509 MB/s101st315 MB/s97th46 Months117th$10666th
HyperX Savage 480GB $140
7 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 405GB free
102 %5th84.1 %32nd0 %117th525 MB/s17th499 MB/s17th15 Months25th$14092nd
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $215
1,131 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 756GB free
95.6 %19th64.4 %111th0.6 %24th496 MB/s124th339 MB/s88th22 Months51st$215124th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $200
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...
37.3 %123rd67.3 %101st0.1 %69th515 MB/s68th278 MB/s107th46 Months117th$200118th
Crucial M500 120GB $69
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...
45.8 %108th62.6 %123rd0.3 %40th497 MB/s122nd139 MB/s147th40 Months104th$6923rd
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...
59.7 %84th79.1 %63rd3.1 %4th509 MB/s101st351 MB/s82nd36 Months92nd$13891st
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...
32.1 %135th83.5 %35th0 %117th504 MB/s109th420 MB/s57th56 Months135th$348149th
Plextor M6S 256GB $122
168 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 161GB free
70.4 %66th83.7 %33rd0 %117th484 MB/s137th426 MB/s54th27 Months77th$12280th
Plextor M6V 256GB $90
33 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 199GB free
Worst Bench: 78% 42GB free
97.3 %14th91.9 %11th0.1 %69th528 MB/s5th348 MB/s85th12 Months23rd$9047th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 73GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 0GB free
23.1 %147th66.8 %103rd0.2 %55th496 MB/s124th211 MB/s131st48 Months120th$200119th
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 %131st56.5 %140th0.3 %40th500 MB/s116th136 MB/s150th34 Months91st$8945th
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...
31.8 %136th57.1 %138th0.3 %40th510 MB/s97th139 MB/s147th52 Months128th$9956th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $64
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...
75.9 %59th58.3 %134th2.2 %6th512 MB/s87th264 MB/s116th44 Months110th$6418th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $60
992 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 164GB free
86.6 %42nd63.4 %116th0.9 %13th493 MB/s127th258 MB/s121st10 Months17th$6014th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $160
14 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 214GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 447GB free
99 %11th89.9 %15th0 %117th525 MB/s17th506 MB/s8th8 Months12th$160106th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $99
388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 149GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 52GB free
59.2 %85th63 %121st0.1 %69th519 MB/s51st377 MB/s73rd32 Months87th$9955th
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 %143rd56 %141st0.7 %20th501 MB/s115th195 MB/s135th63 Months149th$11674th
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...
34.4 %130th63.1 %119th0.1 %69th355 MB/s148th391 MB/s70th50 Months123rd$218126th
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 %132nd80 %58th0 %117th515 MB/s68th499 MB/s17th38 Months96th$304146th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $340
159 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 744GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 893GB free
89.8 %35th85.4 %24th0 %117th514 MB/s78th486 MB/s28th25 Months69th$340148th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 34GB free
45.2 %109th58.2 %135th0.1 %69th506 MB/s106th199 MB/s133rd52 Months128th$6821st
Patriot Ignite 960GB $294
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 835GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
93.7 %21st79.8 %59th0 %117th528 MB/s5th512 MB/s1st17 Months33rd$294144th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $63
898 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 146GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 34GB free
65.2 %74th49.5 %147th0.1 %69th498 MB/s121st259 MB/s119th12 Months23rd$6316th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $155
179 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 297GB free
98.4 %12th83.1 %37th0 %117th521 MB/s33rd438 MB/s43rd23 Months55th$155104th
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...
92.8 %22nd78.8 %66th0.1 %69th528 MB/s5th344 MB/s86th27 Months77th$7833rd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
2,183 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 112GB free
20.4 %151st39.2 %153rd0.1 %69th203 MB/s153rd117 MB/s154th62 Months145th$10968th
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...
68.4 %70th59.2 %133rd0.1 %69th511 MB/s91st276 MB/s108th59 Months140th$7529th
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...
22.2 %148th44.9 %151st0.1 %69th213 MB/s151st185 MB/s137th62 Months145th$232132nd
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...
44.3 %112th67.6 %99th0 %117th521 MB/s33rd273 MB/s111th63 Months149th$160107th
Crucial BX200 240GB $70
1,853 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 110GB free
77.6 %57th63.7 %114th1.5 %8th492 MB/s129th259 MB/s119th8 Months12th$7025th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
183 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 29GB free
33.5 %133rd82.1 %45th0.1 %69th511 MB/s91st411 MB/s65th30 Months85th$150100th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
57 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.5 %145th57 %139th0 %117th512 MB/s87th150 MB/s143rd56 Months135th$12079th
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 ...
41.8 %115th70.5 %87th0 %117th509 MB/s101st285 MB/s104th38 Months96th$9148th
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...
48.1 %102nd60.2 %129th0.5 %28th511 MB/s91st248 MB/s127th45 Months113th$12885th
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...
51 %98th70.5 %89th0 %117th515 MB/s68th284 MB/s105th42 Months106th$14092nd
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...
52.4 %96th74.2 %80th0 %117th520 MB/s41st431 MB/s51st49 Months121st$14595th
PNY CS2211 240GB $69
94 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 91GB free
96.7 %15th78.6 %67th0.2 %55th527 MB/s12th438 MB/s43rd6 Months9th$6923rd
Patriot Ignite 240GB $81
71 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 194GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 195GB free
87.4 %40th80.5 %56th0 %117th530 MB/s2nd508 MB/s4th17 Months33rd$8138th
Plextor M6S 512GB $189
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 269GB free
91.5 %25th89.7 %16th0 %117th499 MB/s118th439 MB/s40th27 Months77th$189114th
Crucial MX100 128GB $58
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% ...
61.5 %80th70.5 %88th0.1 %69th527 MB/s12th185 MB/s137th25 Months69th$5811th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $298
44 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
14.5 %154th59.3 %131st0 %117th521 MB/s33rd207 MB/s132nd60 Months143rd$298145th
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 ...
16.7 %152nd58 %136th0.2 %55th511 MB/s91st150 MB/s143rd64 Months152nd$240136th
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...
48.4 %101st70.6 %86th0.1 %69th506 MB/s106th284 MB/s105th38 Months96th$8037th
HyperX Savage 960GB $363
29 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 68GB free
81 %50th80.8 %53rd0 %117th521 MB/s33rd502 MB/s11th15 Months25th$363150th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $151
27 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 365GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 328GB free
87.1 %41st75.8 %76th0 %117th527 MB/s12th511 MB/s2nd17 Months33rd$151102nd
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...
64.7 %75th90.7 %14th0.1 %69th524 MB/s20th481 MB/s32nd28 Months81st$152103rd
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...
16.1 %153rd39.1 %154th0.1 %69th261 MB/s150th134 MB/s151st64 Months152nd$14996th
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...
57.7 %88th67.1 %102nd0 %117th517 MB/s58th272 MB/s112th58 Months139th$11172nd
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $65
43 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 18GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 58GB free
61.8 %79th80.7 %54th0.1 %69th515 MB/s68th433 MB/s45th11 Months21st$6520th
Crucial BX200 960GB $236
53 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 554GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 753GB free
90.2 %31st65.2 %108th0 %117th492 MB/s129th256 MB/s122nd8 Months12th$236134th
Crucial BX200 480GB $126
398 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 406GB free
83.2 %48th63.1 %117th0.2 %55th491 MB/s132nd253 MB/s124th8 Months12th$12683rd
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $110
146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 303GB free
96.5 %16th66.2 %107th0.2 %55th517 MB/s58th353 MB/s78th3 Months1st$11071st
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $45
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 91GB free
64.5 %76th64 %112th0 %117th517 MB/s58th335 MB/s90th3 Months1st$454th
Crucial M550 128GB $95
329 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 11GB free
49.1 %100th81.2 %50th0.1 %69th524 MB/s20th353 MB/s78th28 Months81st$9550th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
2,962 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 17GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 10GB free
27.7 %144th53.2 %143rd0.7 %20th504 MB/s109th133 MB/s152nd45 Months113th$10967th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $60
65 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
41 %118th50.4 %146th0.1 %69th505 MB/s108th138 MB/s149th59 Months140th$6014th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $40
956 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 97GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 88GB free
69 %68th62.6 %125th0.8 %16th494 MB/s126th251 MB/s125th10 Months17th$401st
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $99
48 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 152GB free
73.5 %61st78.1 %69th0 %117th510 MB/s97th443 MB/s39th11 Months21st$9953rd
PNY CS2211 480GB $130
86 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 372GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 125GB free
107 %4th83 %39th0 %117th528 MB/s5th507 MB/s5th6 Months9th$13089th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $205
38 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 827GB free
92 %24th59.9 %130th0.1 %69th442 MB/s145th263 MB/s117th10 Months17th$205121st
PNY CS1311 960GB $220
71 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 479GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 285GB free
100 %7th68.6 %94th0.3 %40th516 MB/s65th352 MB/s81st3 Months1st$220128th
PNY CS1311 480GB $117
278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 330GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 402GB free
95.1 %20th68.3 %96th0.3 %40th517 MB/s58th351 MB/s82nd3 Months1st$11775th
PNY CS1311 120GB $47
295 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 72GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 28GB free
62.1 %78th63.6 %115th0.3 %40th514 MB/s78th333 MB/s92nd3 Months1st$475th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $169
91 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 300GB free
101 %6th91.2 %13th0 %117th523 MB/s23rd454 MB/s37th17 Months33rd$169108th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $310
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 686GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
99 %10th83.6 %34th0 %117th521 MB/s33rd433 MB/s45th23 Months55th$310147th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $225
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 800GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 646GB free
98 %13th68.3 %95th0 %117th520 MB/s41st355 MB/s75th3 Months1st$225131st
PNY CS2211 960GB $280
6 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 828GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 674GB free
92.1 %23rd75.7 %77th0 %117th520 MB/s41st500 MB/s16th6 Months9th$280141st
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $110
346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 182GB free
89.9 %34th61.6 %127th0.2 %55th493 MB/s127th261 MB/s118th10 Months17th$11070th
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