Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,493 user samples
10,493 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 49GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 309th / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
72.3 % 82.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s +1% 481 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
264 MB/s 367 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+39%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21 MB/s 28 MB/s Much faster random read.
+33%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.4 MB/s 72 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s 378 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.9 MB/s 22.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
503 MB/s 512 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
273 MB/s 423 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+55%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.5 MB/s 35.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
113 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
105 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
353 MB/s 429 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.4 MB/s 31.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 5,667,951 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 75.7 % More popular.
+24%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % 1.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+379%
Price
Price (score)
$150 111 USD Much cheaper.
+35%
Value
Value For Money
49.7 % 74.2 % Much better value.
+49%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
315 MB/s 328 MB/s +4%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
258 MB/s 287 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
53.1 MB/s 76.5 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+44%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
175 MB/s +1% 174 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
182 MB/s 182 MB/s +0%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
37.7 MB/s 44.6 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+18%
Age
Newest
59 Months 39.8 Months Much more recent.
+48%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
988 Pts 1,070 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+8%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB   —
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 SSD Rankings.

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]

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