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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]

927 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(51.8)
Value(92.3)
Avg. bench(74.2)
Capacity(293)
Write(311)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(42)
Price(216)
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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 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?

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

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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
Samples 289k
127
100th
94.4
75th
94.6
70 ↔ 113
88th
250GB
57th
393
79th
6.51
100th
41
66th
$95
75th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
Samples 202k
102
100th
121
86th
96.1
68 ↔ 115
88th
500GB
84th
393
79th
5.14
100th
41
66th
$140
53rd
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $169
Samples 43k
98
100th
64.3
44th
97.4
69 ↔ 122
88th
256GB
73rd
440
85th
0.77
98th
46
56th
$169
43rd
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $72
Samples 33k
76
100th
65.9
46th
92.5
67 ↔ 112
87th
120GB
24th
391
79th
0.74
97th
41
66th
$72
87th
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $225
Samples 20k
74
100th
88.7
69th
99.1
71 ↔ 120
88th
512GB
92nd
440
85th
0.38
95th
46
56th
$225
31st
6
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $119
Samples 2.3k
71
99th
126
88th
88.8
67 ↔ 106
84th
500GB
84th
385
77th
0.38
95th
4+
98th
$119
64th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $73
Samples 1.9k
70
99th
106
82nd
86.9
61 ↔ 104
82nd
250GB
57th
376
74th
0.42
96th
5
97th
$73
87th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $230
Samples 926
70
99th
132
89th
90.6
66 ↔ 108
86th
1TB
97th
384
77th
0.21
92nd
4+
97th
$230
29th
9
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $115
Samples 98k
70
99th
188
96th
217
158 ↔ 263
98th
250GB
57th
1100
97th
4.23
100th
17+
89th
$115
66th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $449
Samples 6.6k
69
99th
89.7
70th
100
74 ↔ 119
89th
1TB
99th
459
89th
0.09
87th
46
56th
$449
8th
11
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 8.6k
68
99th
82.2
60 ↔ 100
76th
250GB
57th
368
72nd
0.19
90th
40
68th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
Samples 33k
68
99th
115
85th
96.8
74 ↔ 115
88th
1TB
97th
393
79th
0.63
98th
41
66th
$300
18th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $400
Samples 110
67
99th
143
91st
88.4
61 ↔ 104
83rd
2TB
100th
376
74th
0.02
64th
4+
98th
$400
10th
14
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $83
Samples 17k
67
99th
80.9
61st
68.2
49 ↔ 81
54th
275GB
74th
299
59th
0.58
97th
23
84th
$83
81st
15
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $120
Samples 14k
67
99th
66.6
47th
82
61 ↔ 98
76th
240GB
55th
445
86th
0.3
94th
37
73rd
$120
64th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $75
Samples 16k
65
98th
75.6
55th
65.4
47 ↔ 83
47th
240GB
55th
252
50th
0.45
96th
44
61st
$75
85th
17
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $273
Samples 22k
65
98th
204
97th
263
198 ↔ 314
99th
512GB
92nd
1669
99th
0.82
98th
19+
88th
$273
22nd
18
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $130
Samples 3.4k
64
98th
67.7
48th
88.5
65 ↔ 108
84th
240GB
55th
434
85th
0.05
83rd
47
53rd
$130
57th
19
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 19k
64
98th
81.1
63 ↔ 95
74th
256GB
73rd
322
65th
0.37
96th
47
53rd
20
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $120
Samples 23k
64
98th
103
81st
70.8
52 ↔ 85
60th
525GB
93rd
308
61st
0.62
97th
23
84th
$120
64th
21
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1k
63
98th
56.2
36th
81.4
57 ↔ 100
75th
240GB
55th
376
74th
0.03
64th
60
6th
$149
50th
22
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $194
Samples 3.5k
63
98th
86.9
67th
88.5
67 ↔ 105
84th
500GB
84th
419
84th
0.09
88th
40
68th
$194
38th
23
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $130
Samples 15k
63
98th
87.8
68th
68.3
49 ↔ 86
54th
480GB
82nd
279
55th
0.4
95th
44
61st
$130
57th
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $295
Samples 24k
63
98th
36.5
16th
84.1
56 ↔ 106
79th
256GB
73rd
367
72nd
0.42
96th
67
4th
$295
19th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 13k
63
98th
79.5
57 ↔ 99
72nd
128GB
41st
308
61st
0.35
95th
67
4th
26
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 48k
63
98th
29.7
9th
78.1
58 ↔ 92
70th
120GB
24th
313
63rd
1.06
98th
58
6th
$165
44th
27
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 765
62
97th
81.8
53 ↔ 102
75th
240GB
55th
416
83rd
0.01
52nd
41
66th
28
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 346
62
97th
70
51 ↔ 85
58th
240GB
55th
229
44th
0.01
52nd
82
1st
29
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $120
Samples 13k
62
97th
69.8
50th
83.4
63 ↔ 100
78th
250GB
57th
354
70th
0.28
94th
40
68th
$120
63rd
30
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 659
62
97th
83.9
64 ↔ 101
79th
120GB
24th
412
83rd
0.02
64th
45
59th
31
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $100
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
76.7
57th
78.5
59 ↔ 94
71st
256GB
73rd
290
57th
0.03
75th
45
59th
$100
72nd
32
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2k
62
97th
75.8
60 ↔ 92
67th
120GB
24th
361
71st
0.01
76th
45
59th
33
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $280
Samples 5.6k
62
97th
24.6
7th
91.5
67 ↔ 112
86th
128GB
41st
391
79th
0.12
85th
46
56th
$280
21st
34
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
Samples 2.6k
62
97th
75.9
55th
87.3
65 ↔ 107
83rd
480GB
82nd
435
85th
0.09
83rd
47
53rd
$219
32nd
35
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $130
Samples 11k
62
97th
55.5
35th
72.5
54 ↔ 90
62nd
240GB
55th
263
52nd
0.2
76th
62
5th
$130
57th
36
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 4.5k
61
96th
81.5
62 ↔ 98
75th
240GB
55th
408
82nd
0.1
87th
45
59th
37
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 893
61
96th
90.2
63 ↔ 113
85th
240GB
55th
456
88th
0.01
52nd
54
7th
38
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $125
Samples 7.8k
61
96th
29.1
9th
62.2
46 ↔ 77
41st
120GB
24th
143
24th
0.19
90th
75
2nd
$125
61st
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $125
Samples 6.1k
61
96th
31.8
12th
64.6
50 ↔ 79
46th
128GB
41st
216
40th
0.13
88th
64
5th
$125
61st
40
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 514
61
96th
86.8
63 ↔ 106
82nd
240GB
55th
464
90th
0.01
52nd
38
71st
41
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.1k
61
96th
86.7
64 ↔ 105
82nd
256GB
73rd
401
81st
0.09
81st
73
3rd
42
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.8k
61
96th
32.8
13th
80.6
61 ↔ 95
74th
240GB
55th
275
54th
0.05
76th
51
28th
$301
18th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 5.6k
61
96th
69.1
50 ↔ 88
56th
256GB
73rd
286
56th
0.1
88th
64
5th
44
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $61
Samples 18k
61
96th
43
23rd
53.9
43 ↔ 64
27th
120GB
24th
114
18th
0.62
98th
47
53rd
$61
93rd
45
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 10k
60
95th
82.1
62 ↔ 101
76th
128GB
41st
353
69th
0.16
90th
73
3rd
46
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $80
Samples 4.2k
60
95th
101
79th
89
64 ↔ 113
84th
250GB
57th
359
70th
1.53
99th
3
98th
$80
83rd
47
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1k
60
95th
81.4
58 ↔ 99
75th
240GB
55th
380
76th
0.03
52nd
71
3rd
48
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 841
60
95th
86.6
63 ↔ 105
82nd
256GB
73rd
409
82nd
0.05
70th
68
4th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 489
60
95th
86.5
61 ↔ 107
82nd
240GB
55th
459
89th
0.01
52nd
42
65th
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 422
60
95th
82
60 ↔ 99
76th
120GB
24th
394
80th
0.01
52nd
42
65th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $296Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
Intel Core i7-7700K $290AMD RX 480 $330Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $139
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $960SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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