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 January 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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Max Avg Min 117 62.3 11.4 100 73.7 39.1 9.1 0.37 0 728 499 202 513 352 118 83 36.5 7 471 151 43
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
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...
93.5 %21st95.9 %5th9.1 %1st517 MB/s53rd416 MB/s60th25 Months48th$9849th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
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...
84.4 %42nd99 %2nd1.6 %7th528 MB/s6th501 MB/s15th30 Months69th$12075th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
49,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% 378GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 226GB free
113 %4th98.7 %3rd6.1 %2nd517 MB/s53rd414 MB/s62nd25 Months48th$159104th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $88
12,538 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
57.2 %83rd94.2 %9th1.4 %8th517 MB/s53rd414 MB/s62nd25 Months48th$8838th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $395
1,925 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 645GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 200GB free
96.9 %16th98.2 %4th0.3 %43rd527 MB/s11th501 MB/s15th30 Months69th$395156th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $205
6,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 201GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 115GB free
96.1 %18th100 %1st0.9 %13th528 MB/s6th501 MB/s15th30 Months69th$205124th
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...
90.4 %27th82.6 %43rd0.4 %34th527 MB/s11th398 MB/s68th24 Months42nd$8430th
HyperX Savage 240GB $112
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...
70.9 %61st82.7 %42nd0.6 %20th524 MB/s21st508 MB/s5th21 Months29th$11266th
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...
85.9 %35th78.3 %70th0.1 %66th518 MB/s49th302 MB/s102nd29 Months59th$8636th
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 ...
76.5 %55th85.2 %29th0.3 %43rd515 MB/s68th491 MB/s25th31 Months73rd$10554th
Crucial MX300 275GB $86
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...
79.4 %51st68.5 %102nd0.8 %15th484 MB/s139th336 MB/s93rd7 Months1st$8634th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $310
7,581 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 300GB free
111 %5th95.1 %6th1.3 %9th522 MB/s27th415 MB/s61st25 Months48th$310149th
HyperX Fury 120GB $53
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...
49.3 %98th55.3 %146th1 %11th506 MB/s107th133 MB/s155th31 Months73rd$536th
Crucial MX100 256GB $116
The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and...
70.2 %64th80.3 %62nd0.7 %16th521 MB/s32nd332 MB/s96th31 Months73rd$11671st
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...
60.6 %75th71.1 %89th0.2 %50th443 MB/s148th433 MB/s44th48 Months110th$12075th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $72
319 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 43GB free
55.9 %87th78.6 %69th0 %95th517 MB/s53rd431 MB/s49th29 Months59th$7217th
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...
43.1 %117th77.8 %72nd2 %5th501 MB/s116th350 MB/s84th42 Months96th$10051st
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,065 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 40GB free
56.8 %85th76.9 %77th0.1 %66th457 MB/s147th382 MB/s72nd29 Months59th$6814th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $120
4,651 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 356GB free
92.8 %24th67.9 %106th0.6 %20th499 MB/s119th347 MB/s86th28 Months55th$12075th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $76
The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its c...
73.9 %57th64.6 %118th0.7 %16th493 MB/s130th337 MB/s92nd28 Months55th$7620th
Crucial M500 240GB $115
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...
61 %73rd72.7 %84th0.5 %29th503 MB/s112th273 MB/s113th46 Months108th$11570th
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...
44.3 %113th82.9 %41st1 %11th522 MB/s27th491 MB/s25th51 Months117th$224130th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $93
2,995 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 75GB free
58.1 %78th94.4 %8th0.3 %43rd525 MB/s18th485 MB/s28th30 Months69th$9345th
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 %110th80 %63rd0.1 %66th514 MB/s76th291 MB/s105th35 Months87th$196118th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $115
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...
31.3 %144th62.8 %127th0.4 %34th515 MB/s68th163 MB/s146th59 Months136th$11569th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $71
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...
57.9 %80th77 %76th0.6 %20th520 MB/s40th437 MB/s43rd51 Months117th$7116th
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...
44.4 %112th64.6 %117th0.3 %43rd443 MB/s148th277 MB/s110th48 Months110th$8024th
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...
73.4 %59th81.8 %53rd0 %95th486 MB/s136th475 MB/s35th44 Months100th$10555th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
1,853 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 172GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 153GB free
92.9 %23rd68 %104th0.3 %43rd517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s78th9 Months5th$6011th
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB $245
The Neutron GTX is the faster of the two Neutrons released by Corsair. They both use the same Link A Media LM87800 controller but the GTX features more expensive 24...
37.8 %129th79.5 %66th0.1 %66th512 MB/s87th468 MB/s36th55 Months125th$245138th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $132
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 ...
53.3 %90th70.5 %93rd0.2 %50th521 MB/s32nd248 MB/s129th21 Months29th$13284th
HyperX Savage 120GB $67
793 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 92GB free
56.6 %86th76 %78th0.1 %66th522 MB/s27th419 MB/s58th21 Months29th$6712th
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...
67.8 %66th85.5 %27th0.5 %29th523 MB/s25th371 MB/s74th24 Months42nd$12979th
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 %120th88.5 %17th0 %95th521 MB/s32nd502 MB/s13th38 Months91st$246139th
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 %44th84.4 %32nd0 %95th512 MB/s87th433 MB/s44th52 Months121st$10052nd
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 %131st81.1 %58th0.4 %34th478 MB/s143rd389 MB/s71st57 Months128th$15094th
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $140
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...
62.5 %71st86.4 %25th0 %95th518 MB/s49th499 MB/s18th22 Months34th$14089th
Crucial BX100 500GB $186
1,370 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 374GB free
88.5 %30th87.3 %21st0.2 %50th523 MB/s25th433 MB/s44th24 Months42nd$186115th
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 %28th80.5 %61st0 %95th521 MB/s32nd354 MB/s76th31 Months73rd$8532nd
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...
30.6 %145th68.5 %101st0 %95th519 MB/s44th258 MB/s124th66 Months147th$266145th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
350 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
53.1 %91st84.8 %30th0 %95th528 MB/s6th509 MB/s4th25 Months48th$170107th
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...
85.2 %37th81.7 %54th0.2 %50th463 MB/s145th427 MB/s54th29 Months59th$8637th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $43
The 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate re...
49 %99th47 %153rd4.1 %3rd502 MB/s114th141 MB/s150th50 Months114th$431st
Seagate 600 240GB $215
This is Seagate's third foray into the the SSD market and it's clear from the specifications that Seagate haven't taken any chances. The 600 incorporates the now rea...
41.7 %122nd79.5 %67th0.1 %66th510 MB/s93rd448 MB/s38th44 Months100th$215126th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $200
1,073 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 325GB free
81.8 %45th87.9 %19th0.1 %66th514 MB/s76th492 MB/s24th31 Months73rd$200120th
Crucial MX300 750GB $180
1,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 568GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 83GB free
104 %7th73.5 %82nd0.6 %20th485 MB/s137th341 MB/s89th7 Months1st$180111th
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
557 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 38GB free
58.2 %77th71.2 %88th0.1 %66th522 MB/s27th189 MB/s140th24 Months42nd$599th
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...
50.9 %96th83.8 %37th0 %95th515 MB/s68th498 MB/s19th26 Months53rd$177108th
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 %146th86.8 %24th0.2 %50th496 MB/s125th481 MB/s31st57 Months128th$400157th
Crucial MX200 500GB $159
1,550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 349GB free
84.8 %40th74.4 %80th0.2 %50th517 MB/s53rd398 MB/s68th24 Months42nd$159105th
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...
47.2 %105th86.1 %26th0 %95th514 MB/s76th497 MB/s23rd36 Months89th$203123rd
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...
43.5 %116th81.6 %56th0.1 %66th518 MB/s49th477 MB/s34th39 Months94th$11267th
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...
41.3 %123rd69.6 %94th0.4 %34th519 MB/s44th260 MB/s120th57 Months128th$182114th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
62 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 62GB free
80.9 %46th88.9 %16th0 %95th524 MB/s21st349 MB/s85th18 Months27th$11064th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $85
150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 60GB free
51.2 %95th81.8 %52nd0 %95th513 MB/s82nd421 MB/s57th26 Months53rd$8532nd
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,859 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 74GB free
24.8 %151st61.4 %131st0.2 %50th473 MB/s144th323 MB/s98th28 Months55th$153100th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $130
1,437 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 348GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 203GB free
66.3 %67th51.6 %149th0.2 %50th512 MB/s87th297 MB/s103rd50 Months114th$13082nd
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 ...
60.2 %76th66.2 %115th0 %95th514 MB/s76th156 MB/s147th29 Months59th$557th
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...
31.3 %143rd57.5 %140th0.3 %43rd502 MB/s114th267 MB/s116th69 Months153rd$218127th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $79
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...
90.7 %26th77.7 %73rd0 %95th527 MB/s11th345 MB/s87th33 Months81st$7921st
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 ...
34.5 %133rd57.1 %143rd0.2 %50th499 MB/s119th137 MB/s153rd40 Months95th$8939th
Crucial BX200 240GB $81
3,509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 60GB free
70.3 %63rd64.5 %119th0.5 %29th494 MB/s129th260 MB/s120th14 Months16th$8128th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $60
3,634 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 135GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 59GB free
87.7 %32nd64.2 %120th0.6 %20th493 MB/s130th259 MB/s122nd16 Months21st$6010th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
441 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
51.4 %94th85.3 %28th0 %95th521 MB/s32nd427 MB/s54th38 Months91st$8940th
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 %65th68.9 %99th0.1 %66th511 MB/s91st278 MB/s109th58 Months132nd$9547th
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...
32.9 %137th52.6 %148th0 %95th354 MB/s152nd219 MB/s134th83 Months158th$182113th
Crucial MX300 525GB $130
2,256 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 362GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 352GB free
97.8 %12th71.1 %90th1.1 %10th484 MB/s139th340 MB/s90th7 Months1st$13080th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
230 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
79.8 %49th82.4 %49th0 %95th527 MB/s11th507 MB/s7th14 Months16th$9546th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
4,216 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 175GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 366GB free
85.3 %36th87.2 %22nd0.4 %34th514 MB/s76th479 MB/s33rd31 Months73rd$200122nd
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 %60th83.7 %38th0 %95th517 MB/s53rd498 MB/s19th29 Months59th$11368th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $57
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...
45.2 %109th50.7 %152nd0.3 %43rd496 MB/s125th174 MB/s144th58 Months132nd$578th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $85
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...
39.4 %127th62.8 %126th0.9 %13th509 MB/s97th198 MB/s138th57 Months128th$8531st
PNY CS1311 240GB $80
2,560 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 30GB free
75 %56th68.1 %103rd0.7 %16th517 MB/s53rd354 MB/s76th9 Months5th$8024th
HyperX Savage 480GB $155
25 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 164GB free
94 %19th83.4 %40th0 %95th531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st21 Months29th$155103rd
Patriot Ignite 240GB $109
190 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 49GB free
70.8 %62nd80.9 %59th0 %95th529 MB/s4th506 MB/s9th23 Months37th$10958th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
59 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
48 %102nd81.5 %57th0 %95th521 MB/s32nd432 MB/s48th22 Months34th$9243rd
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
634 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
51.6 %93rd79.1 %68th0.1 %66th489 MB/s135th332 MB/s96th33 Months81st$8635th
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...
32.1 %138th59 %136th0.6 %20th507 MB/s104th323 MB/s98th63 Months141st$10960th
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 %125th0.2 %50th499 MB/s119th139 MB/s151st46 Months108th$6915th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 421GB free
83.2 %43rd82.5 %46th0 %95th463 MB/s145th439 MB/s39th29 Months59th$180112th
Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB $240
The Plextor M5M is the most recent mSATA SSD I have looked at. It has both the same controller and NAND flash (albeit with fewer channels) as its regular SATA siblin...
39.3 %128th77.5 %75th0 %95th505 MB/s109th413 MB/s64th45 Months107th$240135th
HyperX Savage 960GB $310
74 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 341GB free
93 %22nd82.5 %48th0 %95th524 MB/s21st503 MB/s12th21 Months29th$310150th
Crucial MX200 1TB $317
340 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 407GB free
84.8 %41st74.2 %81st0 %95th499 MB/s119th399 MB/s67th24 Months42nd$317151st
Plextor M6S 256GB $109
263 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 161GB free
76.7 %54th83.7 %39th0 %95th484 MB/s139th426 MB/s56th33 Months81st$10960th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $75
132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 58GB free
57.8 %81st84.4 %33rd0 %95th515 MB/s68th430 MB/s51st17 Months25th$7519th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $369
292 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
86.9 %34th87.8 %20th0 %95th514 MB/s76th487 MB/s27th31 Months73rd$369155th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
365 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
40.7 %124th62.2 %129th0 %95th509 MB/s97th232 MB/s133rd42 Months96th$8023rd
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...
40.1 %125th66.7 %112th0.1 %66th515 MB/s68th242 MB/s131st59 Months136th$179109th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $49
3,036 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 12GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 61GB free
58 %79th61.4 %132nd0.6 %20th493 MB/s130th242 MB/s131st16 Months21st$493rd
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $130
851 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 418GB free
88.7 %29th68.9 %98th0.2 %50th517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s78th9 Months5th$13080th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
75 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
102 %8th88.3 %18th0 %95th531 MB/s2nd512 MB/s2nd14 Months16th$15198th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
188 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.9 %38th89.5 %14th0 %95th521 MB/s32nd502 MB/s13th29 Months59th$195117th
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...
37.6 %130th67.9 %105th0.1 %66th513 MB/s82nd261 MB/s119th52 Months121st$200119th
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 ...
28.4 %148th57.4 %141st0.5 %29th509 MB/s97th148 MB/s148th70 Months156th$11671st
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $118
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...
39.7 %126th77.6 %74th0.1 %66th509 MB/s97th316 MB/s100th52 Months121st$11874th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $92
142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 152GB free
79.9 %48th80.8 %60th0 %95th507 MB/s104th431 MB/s49th17 Months25th$9244th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
190 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 411GB free
108 %6th89 %15th0 %95th519 MB/s44th498 MB/s19th22 Months34th$14089th
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 %136th72.6 %85th0 %95th479 MB/s142nd313 MB/s101st44 Months100th$13082nd
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 %139th67.3 %109th0.4 %34th509 MB/s97th405 MB/s66th63 Months141st$261143rd
Crucial BX200 480GB $109
880 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 225GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 189GB free
93.5 %20th63.7 %123rd0.1 %66th492 MB/s134th254 MB/s127th14 Months16th$10960th
PNY CS1311 480GB $134
871 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 157GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 162GB free
86.9 %33rd69 %97th0.2 %50th517 MB/s53rd352 MB/s81st9 Months5th$13485th
PNY CS1311 120GB $50
1,395 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 62GB free
60.9 %74th65.4 %116th0.4 %34th517 MB/s53rd335 MB/s94th9 Months5th$504th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $260
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...
115 %2nd86.9 %23rd0.1 %66th516 MB/s66th429 MB/s52nd23 Months37th$260141st
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $245
2,496 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 654GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 268GB free
90.8 %25th67.5 %108th0.4 %34th500 MB/s117th339 MB/s91st28 Months55th$245137th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
1,124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 96GB free
45.6 %108th58.8 %137th0.1 %66th505 MB/s109th211 MB/s136th58 Months132nd$6813th
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 %68th91.1 %11th0.1 %66th525 MB/s18th480 MB/s32nd34 Months85th$15299th
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 %147th56 %145th0.6 %20th500 MB/s117th194 MB/s139th69 Months153rd$11671st
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $154
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...
55.4 %88th79.7 %65th2.7 %4th510 MB/s93rd351 MB/s83rd42 Months96th$154101st
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 %119th59.6 %135th0.6 %20th510 MB/s93rd248 MB/s129th51 Months117th$14893rd
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 %155th72.1 %86th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s104th65 Months144th$471158th
PNY CS2211 480GB $150
220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 386GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 184GB free
97.3 %14th84.2 %35th0 %95th528 MB/s6th508 MB/s5th12 Months13th$15095th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $348
21 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
84.9 %39th82.1 %50th0 %95th528 MB/s6th512 MB/s2nd23 Months37th$348153rd
Crucial M550 128GB $98
467 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 11GB free
48.9 %100th82.5 %47th0.1 %66th524 MB/s21st352 MB/s81st34 Months85th$9848th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $255
687 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 387GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 189GB free
73.6 %58th94.8 %7th0.1 %66th520 MB/s40th484 MB/s30th35 Months87th$255140th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $155
273 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
99.9 %11th84.4 %34th0 %95th519 MB/s44th438 MB/s41st29 Months59th$155102nd
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
806 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 27GB free
23.5 %152nd67.9 %107th0.1 %66th496 MB/s125th212 MB/s135th54 Months124th$200120th
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 %158th39.1 %158th0.1 %66th261 MB/s154th135 MB/s154th70 Months156th$234134th
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...
49.7 %97th68.6 %100th0 %95th515 MB/s68th284 MB/s107th48 Months110th$14088th
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 %134th60.5 %134th0 %95th515 MB/s68th256 MB/s125th60 Months138th$193116th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
31 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 674GB free
100 %9th84.5 %31st0 %95th529 MB/s4th506 MB/s9th12 Months13th$290148th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $48
542 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 74GB free
63.7 %70th66.9 %111th0.2 %50th517 MB/s53rd334 MB/s95th9 Months5th$482nd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $137
133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 252GB free
117 %1st90.3 %12th0 %95th522 MB/s27th454 MB/s37th23 Months37th$13787th
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 %92nd71.3 %87th0.2 %50th527 MB/s11th186 MB/s141st31 Months73rd$7418th
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 %140th57 %144th0.2 %50th513 MB/s82nd139 MB/s151st58 Months132nd$9950th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $80
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...
64.7 %69th58.7 %138th0 %95th509 MB/s97th272 MB/s114th65 Months144th$8022nd
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...
47.7 %104th94 %10th0 %95th525 MB/s18th504 MB/s11th49 Months113th$240136th
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...
43.9 %114th67.1 %110th0 %95th520 MB/s40th269 MB/s115th69 Months153rd$160106th
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 %141st82.6 %44th0 %95th503 MB/s112th419 MB/s58th62 Months139th$348154th
Crucial MX300 1TB $260
265 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 769GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 295GB free
100 %10th72.8 %83rd0.1 %66th485 MB/s137th344 MB/s88th7 Months1st$260141st
PNY CS2211 240GB $90
261 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 12GB free
78.8 %52nd78.2 %71st0 %95th527 MB/s11th438 MB/s41st12 Months13th$9041st
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
76 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
80.8 %47th79.9 %64th0 %95th527 MB/s11th507 MB/s7th23 Months37th$179110th
Plextor M6S 512GB $141
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 269GB free
114 %3rd89.7 %13th0 %95th499 MB/s119th439 MB/s39th33 Months81st$14191st
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $108
1,540 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 73GB free
44.7 %111th50.8 %151st0.1 %66th499 MB/s119th265 MB/s117th18 Months27th$10857th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $82
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 %72nd57.6 %139th1.8 %6th512 MB/s87th253 MB/s128th50 Months114th$8229th
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 ...
43.6 %115th81.9 %51st0.1 %66th515 MB/s68th485 MB/s28th44 Months100th$225131st
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 %153rd44.9 %155th0.1 %66th213 MB/s155th182 MB/s143rd68 Months149th$232133rd
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...
53.4 %89th75.6 %79th0 %95th519 MB/s44th428 MB/s53rd55 Months125th$14592nd
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $265
185 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 749GB free
87.9 %31st69.3 %95th0 %95th516 MB/s66th355 MB/s75th9 Months5th$265144th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
33.3 %135th81.6 %55th0 %95th511 MB/s91st411 MB/s65th36 Months89th$15095th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 112GB free
56.9 %84th63.8 %122nd0.1 %66th520 MB/s40th378 MB/s73rd38 Months91st$10656th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
6,454 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 41GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 52GB free
21.4 %154th39.3 %157th0.5 %29th202 MB/s158th122 MB/s157th68 Months149th$10253rd
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $287
71 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 27GB free
15.4 %157th61.3 %133rd0 %95th513 MB/s82nd205 MB/s137th66 Months147th$287147th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
214 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 52GB free
43.1 %118th62.7 %128th0 %95th437 MB/s151st276 MB/s111th42 Months96th$8024th
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...
34.6 %132nd63.4 %124th0.1 %66th353 MB/s153rd391 MB/s70th56 Months127th$218127th
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...
46.9 %106th82.5 %45th0 %95th513 MB/s82nd498 MB/s19th44 Months100th$206125th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $269
81 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 827GB free
77.5 %53rd61.8 %130th0 %95th441 MB/s150th262 MB/s118th16 Months21st$269146th
PNY CS1311 960GB $231
224 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 775GB free
97.3 %13th69.2 %96th0 %95th518 MB/s49th353 MB/s78th9 Months5th$231132nd
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
45 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 206GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
97.2 %15th84.1 %36th0 %95th521 MB/s32nd433 MB/s44th29 Months59th$320152nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
3,686 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 106GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 53GB free
20.6 %156th39.7 %156th0.4 %34th204 MB/s157th118 MB/s158th68 Months149th$10960th
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 %142nd46 %154th0.2 %50th213 MB/s155th184 MB/s142nd68 Months149th$15095th
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
108 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 867GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 753GB free
96.8 %17th66.3 %114th0 %95th495 MB/s128th256 MB/s125th14 Months16th$220129th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $136
940 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 385GB free
79.5 %50th63.8 %121st0.1 %66th493 MB/s130th259 MB/s122nd16 Months21st$13686th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $50
95 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
47.7 %103rd51.2 %150th0 %95th507 MB/s104th171 MB/s145th65 Months144th$504th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
83 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.6 %150th57.2 %142nd0 %95th510 MB/s93rd146 MB/s149th62 Months139th$12078th
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 %101st70.8 %91st0 %95th506 MB/s107th283 MB/s108th44 Months100th$8027th
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 ...
41.9 %121st70.6 %92nd0 %95th509 MB/s97th288 MB/s106th44 Months100th$9142nd
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...
57.3 %82nd66.6 %113th0 %95th517 MB/s53rd274 MB/s112th64 Months143rd$11165th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
5,475 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 65GB free
28 %149th53.9 %147th0.7 %16th504 MB/s111th133 MB/s155th51 Months117th$10959th
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