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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]

955 SSDs
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User rating(51.8)
Value(111)
Avg. bench(78.8)
Capacity(306)
Write(338)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(43)
Price(227)
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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 $100
Samples 295k
128
100th
102
72nd
107
74 ↔ 125
86th
250GB
57th
441
84th
5
100th
43
64th
$100
70th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Samples 223k
101
100th
160
89th
115
83 ↔ 135
87th
500GB
84th
443
84th
4.01
100th
43
64th
$121
60th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Samples 38k
97
100th
81.5
53rd
105
77 ↔ 125
86th
256GB
72nd
421
81st
0.67
98th
48
54th
$136
54th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $60
Samples 23k
76
100th
79
50th
97.2
66 ↔ 116
85th
120GB
24th
430
82nd
0.4
96th
43
64th
$60
93rd
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $217
Samples 23k
74
100th
94.9
66th
103
70 ↔ 127
85th
512GB
92nd
407
78th
0.45
97th
48
54th
$217
30th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $65
Samples 2.8k
73
99th
139
85th
105
73 ↔ 124
86th
250GB
57th
412
80th
0.54
97th
7
95th
$65
90th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $110
Samples 4.1k
73
99th
164
89th
109
77 ↔ 126
87th
500GB
84th
426
82nd
0.93
98th
6+
95th
$110
65th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $185
Samples 1.7k
71
99th
182
92nd
106
77 ↔ 125
86th
1TB
97th
415
81st
0.38
96th
6+
95th
$185
40th
9
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $100
Samples 81k
69
99th
193
93rd
201
153 ↔ 234
95th
250GB
57th
1307
97th
2.03
99th
19+
87th
$100
70th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $411
Samples 6.8k
69
99th
101
71st
105
79 ↔ 124
86th
1TB
99th
443
84th
0.09
84th
48
54th
$411
10th
11
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 8k
68
99th
86.3
63 ↔ 110
77th
250GB
57th
384
73rd
0.1
90th
42
66th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
Samples 36k
68
99th
138
84th
116
90 ↔ 135
88th
1TB
97th
438
83rd
0.7
98th
43
64th
$300
19th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $350
Samples 184
67
99th
166
89th
92.9
65 ↔ 121
83rd
2TB
99th
386
73rd
0.03
71st
6+
95th
$350
14th
14
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $98
Samples 12k
67
99th
83.2
55th
88.3
64 ↔ 110
80th
240GB
54th
410
79th
0.23
94th
39
71st
$98
72nd
15
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $70
Samples 16k
67
99th
110
74th
81.3
58 ↔ 95
71st
275GB
73rd
379
72nd
0.5
97th
25
82nd
$70
86th
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $215
Samples 23k
65
98th
269
98th
290
203 ↔ 355
99th
512GB
92nd
1585
98th
0.52
97th
21+
85th
$215
31st
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $120
Samples 15k
64
98th
119
77th
86.9
60 ↔ 108
78th
480GB
81st
397
76th
0.27
95th
46
59th
$120
60th
18
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $130
Samples 4.5k
64
98th
68
40th
88.8
65 ↔ 109
80th
240GB
54th
427
82nd
0.06
83rd
49
51st
$130
56th
19
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $84
Samples 14k
64
98th
87.9
59th
82.8
56 ↔ 103
73rd
240GB
54th
375
70th
0.37
96th
46
59th
$84
79th
20
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 38k
64
98th
34.3
13th
90.3
58 ↔ 109
82nd
120GB
24th
408
79th
0.67
97th
60
6th
$165
44th
21
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 17k
64
98th
82.4
59 ↔ 98
72nd
256GB
72nd
318
59th
0.32
95th
49
51st
22
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $108
Samples 21k
64
98th
138
84th
87
63 ↔ 100
78th
525GB
92nd
403
78th
0.6
97th
25
82nd
$108
67th
23
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.1k
63
98th
56.7
32nd
82.1
57 ↔ 100
72nd
240GB
54th
379
72nd
0.01
55th
62
6th
$149
50th
24
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.6k
63
98th
74.1
45th
88.5
64 ↔ 106
80th
500GB
84th
414
80th
0.04
76th
42
66th
$240
27th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $289
Samples 22k
63
98th
40.5
19th
92
62 ↔ 117
83rd
256GB
72nd
355
66th
0.31
94th
69
4th
$289
20th
26
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 12k
63
98th
86.7
61 ↔ 111
78th
128GB
40th
307
57th
0.23
93rd
69
4th
27
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 811
62
97th
81.6
53 ↔ 102
71st
240GB
54th
415
81st
0.01
55th
43
64th
28
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 368
62
97th
70.4
51 ↔ 87
54th
240GB
54th
229
41st
0.01
55th
84
1st
29
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $184
Samples 10k
62
97th
44.4
21st
75.2
54 ↔ 91
61st
240GB
54th
261
49th
0.18
92nd
64
5th
$184
40th
30
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $120
Samples 10k
62
97th
71.9
43rd
85.8
60 ↔ 104
77th
250GB
57th
351
65th
0.18
94th
42
66th
$120
60th
31
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 692
62
97th
83.5
64 ↔ 101
74th
120GB
24th
409
79th
0.01
55th
47
57th
32
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $90
Samples 1.5k
62
97th
82.9
54th
78.6
59 ↔ 94
67th
256GB
72nd
291
53rd
0.02
65th
47
57th
$90
75th
33
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $190
Samples 6.4k
62
97th
34.3
12th
95.6
66 ↔ 117
84th
128GB
40th
395
76th
0.14
88th
48
54th
$190
38th
34
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2k
62
97th
76.3
60 ↔ 92
63rd
120GB
24th
361
68th
0.06
65th
47
57th
35
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $171
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
93.3
63rd
89
67 ↔ 107
80th
480GB
81st
434
83rd
0.06
81st
49
51st
$171
43rd
36
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.5k
61
96th
82.7
62 ↔ 99
73rd
240GB
54th
405
78th
0.06
83rd
47
57th
37
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 984
61
96th
90.1
63 ↔ 113
82nd
240GB
54th
456
86th
0.01
55th
56
7th
38
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $104
Samples 7.6k
61
96th
36.3
14th
67.8
50 ↔ 87
48th
120GB
24th
148
25th
0.11
88th
77
2nd
$104
68th
39
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $74
Samples 9.3k
61
96th
127
80th
105
71 ↔ 129
86th
250GB
57th
404
78th
1.66
99th
5
95th
$74
84th
40
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $126
Samples 6.5k
61
96th
33.2
12th
67.8
50 ↔ 85
48th
128GB
40th
223
39th
0.11
87th
66
5th
$126
58th
41
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.5k
61
96th
86.5
62 ↔ 105
78th
256GB
72nd
398
77th
0.06
76th
75
3rd
42
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 545
61
96th
86.7
63 ↔ 105
78th
240GB
54th
465
88th
0.01
33rd
40
69th
43
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.8k
61
96th
33.1
11th
81.2
61 ↔ 96
71st
240GB
54th
275
51st
0.03
65th
53
28th
$301
18th
44
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 5.6k
61
96th
75.7
55 ↔ 97
62nd
256GB
72nd
328
61st
0.16
89th
66
5th
45
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $61
Samples 2.9k
61
96th
50.3
26th
63
48 ↔ 75
40th
120GB
24th
130
20th
0.39
96th
49
51st
$61
92nd
46
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 8.9k
60
95th
84.2
60 ↔ 104
75th
128GB
40th
349
65th
0.12
86th
75
3rd
47
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1.1k
60
95th
80.9
58 ↔ 99
70th
240GB
54th
379
72nd
0.03
65th
73
3rd
48
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 876
60
95th
86.9
63 ↔ 105
78th
256GB
72nd
409
79th
0.03
55th
70
4th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 547
60
95th
86.6
62 ↔ 106
78th
240GB
54th
459
87th
0.01
55th
44
63rd
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 443
60
95th
81.7
60 ↔ 99
71st
120GB
24th
392
75th
0.01
55th
44
63rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i7-7700K $300AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $58HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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