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 February 2017 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 $94
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...
95.5 %13th94.9 %7th8.5 %1st517 MB/s53rd416 MB/s60th26 Months52nd$9445th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $130
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...
81.4 %46th101 %1st1.5 %7th529 MB/s4th501 MB/s16th31 Months73rd$13081st
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
53,825 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 252GB free
105 %4th96.5 %4th6.8 %2nd517 MB/s53rd414 MB/s63rd26 Months52nd$170105th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $88
14,570 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 84GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 31GB free
56.9 %86th93.8 %9th1.5 %7th517 MB/s53rd415 MB/s61st26 Months52nd$8836th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $400
2,253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 645GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 200GB free
96.9 %9th99.1 %3rd0.2 %53rd528 MB/s6th501 MB/s16th31 Months73rd$400159th
HyperX Savage 240GB $103
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...
75.8 %58th83.2 %40th0.5 %24th525 MB/s20th507 MB/s7th22 Months33rd$10357th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $210
7,853 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 267GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 169GB free
94.8 %15th101 %2nd0.6 %21st528 MB/s6th502 MB/s13th31 Months73rd$210126th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $90
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...
66.6 %71st66.1 %118th0.3 %37th492 MB/s137th335 MB/s97th29 Months59th$9039th
Crucial MX300 275GB $95
The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives...
74.1 %61st69.1 %99th0.9 %13th484 MB/s144th336 MB/s95th8 Months5th$9547th
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...
85.6 %33rd78.1 %71st0.1 %66th518 MB/s47th301 MB/s105th30 Months63rd$8634th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $100
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...
43.2 %119th77.9 %72nd1.6 %5th499 MB/s121st351 MB/s83rd43 Months100th$10053rd
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 ...
75.9 %57th84.6 %31st0.2 %53rd515 MB/s70th491 MB/s25th32 Months77th$10558th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
347 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 43GB free
57.1 %83rd79.1 %68th0.1 %66th517 MB/s53rd431 MB/s48th30 Months63rd$7015th
Crucial MX200 250GB $84
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelerati...
89.6 %22nd81.9 %52nd0.2 %53rd527 MB/s13th399 MB/s68th25 Months46th$8430th
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 %109th79.9 %65th0.3 %37th514 MB/s78th291 MB/s108th36 Months91st$196120th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $295
7,611 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 653GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 275GB free
115 %2nd95.7 %5th1.3 %9th522 MB/s30th415 MB/s61st26 Months52nd$295152nd
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...
71.1 %66th81.2 %59th0.9 %13th521 MB/s32nd332 MB/s100th32 Months77th$11671st
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 40GB free
56.7 %87th76.7 %77th0.3 %37th457 MB/s151st381 MB/s72nd30 Months63rd$6812th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $130
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...
37.1 %134th77.8 %74th0.8 %16th520 MB/s39th438 MB/s41st52 Months121st$13084th
OCZ Vector 150 240GB $246
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...
42 %123rd88.5 %15th0.1 %66th520 MB/s39th502 MB/s13th39 Months95th$246141st
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...
73.6 %63rd81.9 %50th0 %115th486 MB/s140th474 MB/s35th45 Months104th$10559th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $120
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...
61.1 %78th71.7 %89th0.2 %53rd441 MB/s153rd430 MB/s51st49 Months114th$12075th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
52.8 %91st84.4 %32nd0 %115th528 MB/s6th509 MB/s4th26 Months52nd$170106th
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...
35.3 %136th82.3 %48th0.5 %24th476 MB/s147th391 MB/s70th58 Months132nd$15094th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $80
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...
44.1 %114th64.2 %123rd0.3 %37th443 MB/s152nd277 MB/s114th49 Months114th$8024th
Crucial M500 240GB $99
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...
67.7 %70th72.2 %87th0.3 %37th502 MB/s116th273 MB/s117th47 Months112th$9952nd
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...
37.9 %130th79.8 %66th0.1 %66th511 MB/s94th469 MB/s36th56 Months129th$245140th
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...
30.8 %149th68.8 %101st0 %115th519 MB/s43rd278 MB/s112th67 Months151st$266146th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $120
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 ...
57 %85th70.1 %95th0.3 %37th521 MB/s32nd248 MB/s132nd22 Months33rd$12075th
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $130
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...
66.3 %72nd86.7 %24th0 %115th517 MB/s53rd499 MB/s18th23 Months38th$13081st
Crucial BX100 500GB $150
1,452 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 374GB free
104 %5th87.4 %22nd0.1 %66th523 MB/s25th433 MB/s45th25 Months46th$15094th
HyperX Fury 120GB $54
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...
48.6 %98th55.2 %150th0.3 %37th507 MB/s108th136 MB/s158th32 Months77th$545th
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...
82.5 %43rd84.4 %33rd0.1 %66th512 MB/s91st433 MB/s45th53 Months125th$10054th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $224
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...
44.4 %113th83.1 %42nd1.2 %11th523 MB/s25th490 MB/s26th52 Months121st$224132nd
HyperX Savage 120GB $95
935 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 92GB free
44 %115th76.4 %78th0.3 %37th523 MB/s25th422 MB/s57th22 Months33rd$9549th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $100
3,005 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 46GB free
54.5 %89th93.7 %10th0.3 %37th527 MB/s13th486 MB/s28th31 Months73rd$10055th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $80
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...
41.3 %125th63 %129th0.3 %37th513 MB/s88th160 MB/s149th60 Months140th$8022nd
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...
85 %36th81.5 %57th0.2 %53rd464 MB/s149th428 MB/s53rd30 Months63rd$8635th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $182
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...
40.7 %126th68.7 %102nd0.2 %53rd517 MB/s53rd261 MB/s124th58 Months132nd$182115th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,107 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 301GB free
76.5 %56th88 %19th0.4 %31st514 MB/s78th493 MB/s24th32 Months77th$219130th
Crucial BX100 250GB $117
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...
72.9 %64th85.4 %28th0.6 %21st523 MB/s25th370 MB/s74th25 Months46th$11774th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $133
5,630 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 369GB free
86 %31st68 %109th0.8 %16th499 MB/s121st346 MB/s86th29 Months59th$13386th
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...
42 %122nd80.1 %64th0.1 %66th510 MB/s97th448 MB/s38th45 Months104th$215127th
Crucial MX300 525GB $140
2,917 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 142GB free
93.2 %16th71.6 %92nd1.3 %9th485 MB/s142nd341 MB/s90th8 Months5th$14090th
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 %24th80.5 %60th0 %115th521 MB/s32nd354 MB/s77th32 Months77th$8531st
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...
30.1 %150th87.2 %23rd0.1 %66th497 MB/s131st481 MB/s31st58 Months132nd$400159th
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...
47.4 %104th86.6 %25th0.1 %66th514 MB/s78th496 MB/s23rd37 Months93rd$203124th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $48
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...
44.8 %110th46.7 %157th2.8 %3rd500 MB/s119th144 MB/s154th51 Months118th$481st
OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB $177
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...
51 %96th84 %35th0 %115th514 MB/s78th498 MB/s20th27 Months57th$177108th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $55
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 ...
60.1 %80th66.1 %119th0.2 %53rd516 MB/s67th156 MB/s150th30 Months63rd$556th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $83
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...
86.9 %27th77.4 %75th0.1 %66th526 MB/s19th345 MB/s87th34 Months85th$8329th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $112
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...
43.4 %118th81.4 %58th0 %115th518 MB/s47th477 MB/s34th40 Months98th$11268th
Crucial MX300 750GB $235
1,610 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 687GB free
84 %40th72.8 %85th0.4 %31st486 MB/s140th341 MB/s90th8 Months5th$235137th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 15GB free
80.4 %48th88.3 %16th0 %115th524 MB/s22nd349 MB/s85th19 Months31st$11067th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $85
162 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
51.1 %95th81.7 %53rd0 %115th514 MB/s78th420 MB/s58th27 Months57th$8531st
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
1,948 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 127GB free
91.3 %20th66.9 %112th0.3 %37th517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s78th10 Months9th$609th
Crucial MX200 500GB $159
1,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 130GB free
86 %32nd75.4 %80th0.1 %66th517 MB/s53rd400 MB/s67th25 Months46th$159102nd
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,939 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 81GB free
25.1 %155th62.2 %134th0.5 %24th473 MB/s148th322 MB/s101st29 Months59th$153101st
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $122
1,554 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 138GB free
69.7 %69th51.6 %153rd0.1 %66th513 MB/s88th293 MB/s107th51 Months118th$12278th
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 ...
34.7 %137th57.4 %145th0.1 %66th499 MB/s121st138 MB/s156th41 Months99th$8937th
Crucial BX200 240GB $73
4,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 146GB free
76.6 %55th65.3 %121st0.1 %66th494 MB/s133rd261 MB/s124th15 Months20th$7316th
HyperX Savage 480GB $173
28 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
85.3 %35th82.1 %49th0 %115th531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st22 Months33rd$173107th
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
627 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 38GB free
58.6 %81st71.6 %91st0.1 %66th523 MB/s25th190 MB/s144th25 Months46th$598th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $58
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...
44.7 %111th50.8 %155th0.4 %31st499 MB/s121st165 MB/s148th59 Months136th$587th
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...
46.5 %107th63.3 %127th0.5 %24th499 MB/s121st139 MB/s155th47 Months112th$6913th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
248 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
80 %49th82.5 %47th0.1 %66th528 MB/s6th508 MB/s5th15 Months20th$9546th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
4,352 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 102GB free
84.3 %39th86.3 %26th0.1 %66th514 MB/s78th479 MB/s33rd32 Months77th$200123rd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $113
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...
71.8 %65th84.7 %30th0.1 %66th517 MB/s53rd499 MB/s18th30 Months63rd$11369th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $90
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...
37.5 %132nd62.5 %133rd0.8 %16th509 MB/s100th200 MB/s142nd58 Months132nd$9041st
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $182
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...
32.8 %142nd52.5 %152nd0 %115th354 MB/s156th219 MB/s137th84 Months162nd$182114th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
4,235 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 62GB free
75.2 %60th64.5 %122nd0.2 %53rd494 MB/s133rd259 MB/s126th17 Months25th$7417th
HyperX Savage 960GB $315
91 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 341GB free
93.2 %17th83.6 %36th0.1 %66th527 MB/s13th503 MB/s12th22 Months33rd$315155th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 421GB free
83.3 %41st82.7 %44th0 %115th463 MB/s150th439 MB/s39th30 Months63rd$180112th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
51.5 %94th85.5 %27th0.2 %53rd521 MB/s32nd427 MB/s54th39 Months95th$8938th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
599 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
51.7 %93rd79.3 %67th0.1 %66th490 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th34 Months85th$8633rd
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...
32.6 %143rd59.8 %139th0.4 %31st508 MB/s106th320 MB/s102nd64 Months145th$10965th
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...
70.7 %67th69.6 %96th0.1 %66th512 MB/s91st278 MB/s112th59 Months136th$9547th
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...
31.2 %148th57.2 %146th0.6 %21st502 MB/s116th267 MB/s119th70 Months157th$218128th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $109
215 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 59GB free
70.2 %68th80.2 %63rd0.1 %66th528 MB/s6th505 MB/s10th24 Months41st$10963rd
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
411 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
40.6 %127th62 %135th0.1 %66th509 MB/s100th227 MB/s136th43 Months100th$8023rd
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $116
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 ...
28.7 %152nd58 %144th0.3 %37th508 MB/s106th146 MB/s153rd71 Months160th$11671st
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 %129th77.3 %76th0 %115th504 MB/s113th412 MB/s64th46 Months111th$240138th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $51
2,947 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 17GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 61GB free
57.4 %82nd62.5 %132nd0.4 %31st494 MB/s133rd240 MB/s135th17 Months25th$514th
PNY CS1311 240GB $75
2,864 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 174GB free
77.9 %54th67.4 %111th0.8 %16th517 MB/s53rd355 MB/s75th10 Months9th$7520th
Crucial MX200 1TB $310
387 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 407GB free
86.5 %29th74.4 %82nd0.1 %66th499 MB/s121st399 MB/s68th25 Months46th$310154th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
48.2 %101st81.9 %51st0 %115th521 MB/s32nd432 MB/s47th23 Months38th$9243rd
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
102 %6th88.3 %17th0 %115th531 MB/s2nd512 MB/s2nd15 Months20th$15199th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
205 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 411GB free
86.1 %30th89.3 %14th0 %115th519 MB/s43rd498 MB/s20th23 Months38th$191116th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
193 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 279GB free
84.9 %37th89.5 %13th0 %115th521 MB/s32nd502 MB/s13th30 Months63rd$195119th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $70
617 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 16GB free
48 %102nd66.3 %116th0.1 %66th517 MB/s53rd334 MB/s98th10 Months9th$7014th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $250
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...
120 %1st87.7 %20th0.2 %53rd518 MB/s47th431 MB/s48th24 Months41st$250143rd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $400
316 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
81.6 %45th87.7 %21st0 %115th514 MB/s78th487 MB/s27th32 Months77th$400159th
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...
65.2 %74th91.4 %11th0.1 %66th525 MB/s20th481 MB/s31st35 Months89th$152100th
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...
37.7 %131st68.1 %107th0.1 %66th515 MB/s70th262 MB/s122nd53 Months125th$200121st
Intel 320 Series 120GB $234
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...
11.4 %162nd38.9 %162nd0.1 %66th261 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th71 Months160th$234136th
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $130
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...
37.2 %133rd77.8 %73rd0.1 %66th509 MB/s100th317 MB/s103rd53 Months125th$13080th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $180
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...
48.5 %100th78.5 %69th2.2 %4th509 MB/s100th351 MB/s83rd43 Months100th$180111th
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 %159th72.1 %88th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s106th66 Months148th$471162nd
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...
32.1 %144th67.5 %110th0.2 %53rd510 MB/s97th403 MB/s66th64 Months145th$261145th
Plextor M6S 256GB $106
284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
78 %53rd83.5 %37th0.1 %66th484 MB/s144th426 MB/s55th34 Months85th$10661st
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
6,786 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 51GB free
21.4 %158th39.2 %161st0.4 %31st202 MB/s162nd123 MB/s161st69 Months153rd$10256th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
879 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 27GB free
23.7 %156th68.5 %105th0.1 %66th498 MB/s130th212 MB/s140th55 Months128th$200122nd
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 ...
33.2 %141st72.9 %84th0 %115th480 MB/s146th313 MB/s104th45 Months104th$13084th
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 %128th66.5 %114th0.1 %66th516 MB/s67th246 MB/s134th60 Months140th$179109th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $76
607 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 166GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 119GB free
86.8 %28th72.3 %86th0.2 %53rd515 MB/s70th341 MB/s90th5 Months1st$7621st
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 152GB free
79.2 %51st80.4 %61st0 %115th506 MB/s109th431 MB/s48th18 Months29th$9344th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $249
213 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 749GB free
92.4 %19th69.5 %97th0 %115th517 MB/s53rd355 MB/s75th10 Months9th$249142nd
PNY CS1311 480GB $137
936 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 157GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 76GB free
85.5 %34th69 %100th0.2 %53rd518 MB/s47th352 MB/s81st10 Months9th$13789th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
1,177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 96GB free
46.2 %108th59.5 %141st0.3 %37th506 MB/s109th218 MB/s138th59 Months136th$6811th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 112GB free
57 %84th63.9 %124th0.1 %66th518 MB/s47th378 MB/s73rd39 Months95th$10660th
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...
28.9 %151st55.6 %149th0.5 %24th499 MB/s121st194 MB/s143rd70 Months157th$11671st
Samsung 840 250GB $148
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...
42.7 %121st59.6 %140th1.2 %11th511 MB/s94th249 MB/s131st52 Months121st$14893rd
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...
31.7 %146th82.7 %45th0 %115th503 MB/s115th419 MB/s59th63 Months143rd$348158th
Crucial MX300 1TB $280
353 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 562GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 295GB free
95 %14th73 %83rd0.1 %66th485 MB/s142nd343 MB/s88th8 Months5th$280148th
Crucial BX200 480GB $130
961 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 225GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 189GB free
82 %44th63.8 %125th0.1 %66th492 MB/s137th254 MB/s130th15 Months20th$13081st
Patriot Ignite 960GB $345
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
84.9 %38th81.7 %54th0 %115th528 MB/s6th512 MB/s2nd24 Months41st$345157th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $108
1,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 73GB free
44.5 %112th50.6 %156th0.1 %66th499 MB/s121st264 MB/s120th19 Months31st$10862nd
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
291 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 297GB free
89.3 %23rd84.9 %29th0 %115th519 MB/s43rd438 MB/s41st30 Months63rd$181113th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $83
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...
62.2 %76th58.1 %143rd1.6 %5th514 MB/s78th247 MB/s133rd51 Months118th$8328th
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $150
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...
47.1 %106th68.5 %103rd0 %115th515 MB/s70th284 MB/s110th49 Months114th$15096th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $63
158 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 58GB free
65.2 %73rd83.3 %39th0 %115th515 MB/s70th430 MB/s51st18 Months29th$6310th
PNY CS2211 240GB $90
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 12GB free
78.8 %52nd78.2 %70th0 %115th527 MB/s13th437 MB/s43rd13 Months17th$9039th
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% ...
52.2 %92nd71.7 %90th0.3 %37th527 MB/s13th186 MB/s145th32 Months77th$7418th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $287
77 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
15.4 %161st61.4 %137th0 %115th514 MB/s78th205 MB/s141st67 Months151st$287150th
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 %145th57 %147th0.3 %37th512 MB/s91st138 MB/s156th59 Months136th$9951st
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...
47.9 %103rd94.4 %8th0 %115th524 MB/s22nd504 MB/s11th50 Months117th$240139th
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...
43.7 %116th66.8 %113th0 %115th520 MB/s39th268 MB/s118th70 Months157th$160104th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
247 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 386GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 184GB free
92.7 %18th84.2 %34th0 %115th528 MB/s6th508 MB/s5th13 Months17th$160103rd
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $125
1,108 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 298GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 17GB free
90.8 %21st68.5 %104th0.3 %37th517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s78th10 Months9th$12579th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $146
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 413GB free
111 %3rd89.8 %12th0 %115th522 MB/s30th453 MB/s37th24 Months41st$14692nd
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
79 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
81.2 %47th80.3 %62nd0.1 %66th527 MB/s13th507 MB/s7th24 Months41st$179110th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $255
717 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 382GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 189GB free
74 %62nd95.4 %6th0.1 %66th520 MB/s39th484 MB/s30th36 Months91st$255144th
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 ...
43.5 %117th81.7 %56th0.1 %66th515 MB/s70th485 MB/s29th45 Months104th$225133rd
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 %139th63.1 %128th0.1 %66th351 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th57 Months131st$218128th
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...
34.4 %138th60.5 %138th0.1 %66th515 MB/s70th255 MB/s129th61 Months142nd$193117th
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...
53.6 %90th75.9 %79th0 %115th519 MB/s43rd426 MB/s55th56 Months129th$14591st
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $280
90 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 827GB free
75.3 %59th61.9 %136th0 %115th441 MB/s153rd262 MB/s122nd17 Months25th$280149th
PNY CS1311 960GB $270
257 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 775GB free
86.9 %26th69.5 %98th0 %115th518 MB/s47th353 MB/s78th10 Months9th$270147th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $230
2,462 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 757GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 100GB free
96.4 %11th68.3 %106th0.5 %24th500 MB/s119th341 MB/s90th29 Months59th$230134th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
6,264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 71GB free
27.7 %153rd53.4 %151st0.8 %16th504 MB/s113th133 MB/s160th52 Months121st$10964th
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB $206
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...
47.2 %105th82.9 %43rd0 %115th513 MB/s88th498 MB/s20th45 Months104th$206125th
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 %157th45.1 %159th0.1 %66th213 MB/s159th182 MB/s147th69 Months153rd$232135th
PNY CS1311 120GB $50
1,969 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 2GB free
61 %79th65.4 %120th0.9 %13th517 MB/s53rd336 MB/s95th10 Months9th$502nd
Plextor M6S 512GB $195
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 269GB free
87.7 %25th88 %18th0 %115th499 MB/s121st439 MB/s39th34 Months85th$195118th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 11GB free
48.6 %97th82.6 %46th0.1 %66th524 MB/s22nd352 MB/s81st35 Months89th$9850th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 53GB free
20.7 %160th39.9 %160th0.5 %24th204 MB/s161st117 MB/s162nd69 Months153rd$10965th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
228 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 52GB free
43 %120th62.5 %131st0 %115th435 MB/s155th275 MB/s115th43 Months100th$8024th
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 %124th70.5 %94th0 %115th509 MB/s100th288 MB/s109th45 Months104th$9142nd
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 ...
31.6 %147th46 %158th0.1 %66th213 MB/s159th184 MB/s146th69 Months153rd$15096th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $50
226 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 24GB free
61.2 %77th62.6 %130th0.1 %66th514 MB/s78th218 MB/s138th5 Months1st$502nd
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
121 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 867GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 753GB free
96.8 %10th66.4 %115th0 %115th495 MB/s132nd256 MB/s128th15 Months20th$220131st
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
48 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 206GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 943GB free
96.4 %12th83.4 %38th0.1 %66th521 MB/s32nd435 MB/s44th30 Months63rd$320156th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
33.4 %140th81.7 %55th0 %115th511 MB/s94th411 MB/s65th37 Months93rd$15096th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $74
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
35.5 %135th51.4 %154th0 %115th506 MB/s109th152 MB/s151st66 Months148th$7419th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
89 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.4 %154th56.8 %148th0 %115th510 MB/s97th148 MB/s152nd63 Months143rd$12077th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $81
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...
63.7 %75th58.4 %142nd0.1 %66th509 MB/s100th264 MB/s120th66 Months148th$8127th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 894GB free
98.5 %7th83.1 %41st0 %115th529 MB/s4th506 MB/s9th13 Months17th$290151st
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $136
1,066 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 396GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 385GB free
79.3 %50th63.7 %126th0.1 %66th493 MB/s136th259 MB/s126th17 Months25th$13688th
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...
48.5 %99th70.8 %93rd0 %115th506 MB/s109th283 MB/s111th45 Months104th$8026th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $300
3 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 746GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 667GB free
82.5 %42nd68 %108th0 %115th501 MB/s118th339 MB/s94th5 Months1st$300153rd
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $113
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...
56.1 %88th66.2 %117th0 %115th516 MB/s67th274 MB/s116th65 Months147th$11370th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $135
169 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 418GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 452GB free
97.8 %8th74.5 %81st0.1 %66th515 MB/s70th343 MB/s88th5 Months1st$13587th
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