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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]

956 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
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User rating(51.9)
Value(112)
Avg. bench(79.4)
Capacity(306)
Write(340)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(44)
Price(196)
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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 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

What is sustained sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
Samples 302k
126
100th
127
78th
104
70 ↔ 125
85th
250GB
56th
435
83rd
5.03
100th
44
64th
$73
84th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Samples 219k
102
100th
160
87th
114
84 ↔ 135
87th
500GB
84th
442
84th
4.09
100th
44
64th
$120
59th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $174
Samples 39k
97
100th
68.4
40th
106
71 ↔ 127
86th
256GB
72nd
413
79th
0.6
98th
49
54th
$174
41st
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $84
Samples 24k
76
100th
62
35th
98
66 ↔ 116
84th
120GB
24th
432
83rd
0.4
96th
44
64th
$84
79th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $65
Samples 3.3k
74
99th
141
83rd
106
73 ↔ 123
86th
250GB
56th
422
81st
0.52
97th
8
95th
$65
89th
6
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $267
Samples 22k
74
99th
82.9
51st
105
77 ↔ 126
86th
512GB
91st
414
80th
0.36
96th
49
54th
$267
22nd
7
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $100
Samples 5.7k
73
99th
176
90th
109
72 ↔ 126
86th
500GB
84th
428
82nd
0.89
98th
7+
95th
$100
69th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $188
Samples 2.2k
69
99th
184
92nd
109
75 ↔ 125
86th
1TB
97th
414
80th
0.3
95th
7+
95th
$188
38th
9
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $274
Samples 42k
68
99th
146
84th
115
84 ↔ 134
88th
1TB
97th
439
83rd
0.65
98th
44
64th
$274
22nd
10
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $88
Samples 14k
68
99th
89.3
56th
87.1
59 ↔ 109
77th
240GB
54th
383
71st
0.21
93rd
40
71st
$88
77th
11
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $100
Samples 87k
68
99th
191
93rd
198
139 ↔ 234
95th
250GB
56th
1297
97th
2.07
100th
20+
87th
$100
69th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $386
Samples 6.5k
67
99th
108
69th
108
76 ↔ 128
86th
1TB
99th
425
82nd
0.11
85th
49
54th
$386
11th
13
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.1k
66
99th
94.6
68 ↔ 112
83rd
250GB
56th
412
79th
0.23
91st
43
66th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $375
Samples 245
66
99th
164
87th
96.8
65 ↔ 121
84th
2TB
99th
395
75th
0.01
57th
7+
95th
$375
12th
15
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $90
Samples 20k
66
99th
89.3
56th
80.2
57 ↔ 94
67th
275GB
73rd
388
73rd
0.54
97th
26
82nd
$90
74th
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $248
Samples 26k
66
99th
235
96th
283
173 ↔ 346
99th
512GB
91st
1546
98th
0.62
98th
22+
85th
$248
25th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $100
Samples 15k
65
98th
134
80th
85.8
55 ↔ 109
75th
480GB
81st
394
75th
0.35
96th
47
59th
$100
68th
18
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 37k
64
98th
34.6
12th
91.1
62 ↔ 109
82nd
120GB
24th
411
79th
0.61
98th
61
6th
$165
43rd
19
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 20k
64
98th
83.2
58 ↔ 100
72nd
256GB
72nd
317
58th
0.32
95th
50
51st
20
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $129
Samples 5.1k
64
98th
68.8
40th
89.4
63 ↔ 112
80th
240GB
54th
420
80th
0.07
80th
50
51st
$129
56th
21
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $75
Samples 17k
64
98th
94.1
60th
81.4
55 ↔ 103
68th
240GB
54th
366
67th
0.3
95th
47
59th
$75
83rd
22
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.4k
64
98th
74
44th
88.4
61 ↔ 107
79th
500GB
84th
407
78th
0.06
72nd
43
66th
$240
26th
23
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $111
Samples 24k
64
98th
136
81st
87.8
67 ↔ 101
78th
525GB
92nd
403
77th
0.53
97th
26
82nd
$111
62nd
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 12k
63
97th
87.3
59 ↔ 110
77th
128GB
40th
321
58th
0.21
91st
70
4th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $285
Samples 21k
63
97th
41.5
18th
93
58 ↔ 117
82nd
256GB
72nd
367
67th
0.32
95th
70
4th
$285
19th
26
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.1k
63
97th
57.1
31st
82.7
57 ↔ 103
71st
240GB
54th
382
71st
0
66th
63
6th
$149
49th
27
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 825
62
97th
81.7
54 ↔ 102
69th
240GB
54th
414
80th
0
57th
44
64th
28
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 383
62
97th
70.9
51 ↔ 87
52nd
240GB
54th
230
41st
0.01
57th
85
1st
29
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 721
62
97th
83.8
64 ↔ 101
73rd
120GB
24th
411
79th
0
57th
48
57th
30
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $280
Samples 6.2k
62
97th
26.7
7th
99.4
69 ↔ 119
84th
128GB
40th
401
76th
0.09
83rd
49
54th
$280
20th
31
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 1.8k
62
97th
77.7
59 ↔ 93
62nd
120GB
24th
361
65th
0.06
83rd
48
57th
32
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $230
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
75.9
46th
90.5
67 ↔ 109
81st
480GB
81st
432
83rd
0.03
75th
50
51st
$230
27th
33
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $184
Samples 12k
62
97th
44.4
20th
75.2
52 ↔ 91
59th
240GB
54th
255
47th
0.22
91st
65
5th
$184
39th
34
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $71
Samples 12k
62
97th
131
79th
105
72 ↔ 129
85th
250GB
56th
403
77th
1.6
99th
6
95th
$71
85th
35
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $120
Samples 11k
62
97th
72
42nd
85.9
56 ↔ 104
75th
250GB
56th
346
62nd
0.28
94th
43
66th
$120
60th
36
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $87
Samples 1.5k
62
97th
86.2
53rd
79.6
61 ↔ 96
66th
256GB
72nd
291
52nd
0.01
66th
48
57th
$87
78th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.5k
61
96th
84
60 ↔ 101
73rd
240GB
54th
401
76th
0.07
80th
48
57th
38
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 993
61
96th
90.7
64 ↔ 113
81st
240GB
54th
456
87th
0.01
57th
57
7th
39
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.4k
61
96th
87.3
59 ↔ 106
78th
256GB
72nd
392
74th
0.07
76th
76
3rd
40
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 565
61
96th
87.2
63 ↔ 106
77th
240GB
54th
464
88th
0
57th
41
69th
41
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.7k
61
96th
82
63 ↔ 96
70th
240GB
54th
276
50th
0.09
83rd
54
27th
42
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 5.5k
61
96th
80
55 ↔ 101
66th
256GB
72nd
339
61st
0.08
83rd
67
5th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $108
Samples 6k
61
96th
40.4
18th
73.6
53 ↔ 91
57th
128GB
40th
238
44th
0.15
90th
67
5th
$108
64th
44
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $88
Samples 7.9k
61
96th
44.6
21st
73.1
56 ↔ 89
56th
120GB
24th
152
25th
0.16
91st
78
2nd
$88
77th
45
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $160
Samples 2.6k
61
96th
24.4
5th
62.7
50 ↔ 77
38th
120GB
24th
127
19th
0.41
96th
50
51st
$160
45th
46
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1.1k
60
95th
81.1
59 ↔ 99
68th
240GB
54th
379
70th
0.03
75th
74
3rd
47
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 904
60
95th
87.2
63 ↔ 105
77th
256GB
72nd
408
78th
0
66th
71
4th
48
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 558
60
95th
86.6
61 ↔ 106
76th
240GB
54th
458
87th
0.01
32nd
45
63rd
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 461
60
95th
81.6
60 ↔ 99
69th
120GB
24th
390
73rd
0
57th
45
63rd
50
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB
Samples 2.7k
60
95th
81.7
59 ↔ 103
69th
120GB
24th
338
61st
0.07
83rd
40
71st
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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