Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,246 user samples
26,110 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 262GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 204th / 956
4,136 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 393GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 323rd / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
88 % Slightly faster effective speed.
79.7 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
400 MB/s 420 MB/s +5%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
403 MB/s Faster write speed.
334 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.7 MB/s 25.8 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
93.5 MB/s Faster random write.
79 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
345 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
283 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.4 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
30.9 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
291 MB/s +5% 278 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
438 MB/s 511 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
481 MB/s +4% 461 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.6 MB/s 30.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
117 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
388 MB/s +1% 385 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.1 MB/s 43.3 MB/s +0%
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
330 MB/s 459 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 8,001,532 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.49 % Hugely higher market share.
0.13 %
Value For Money
136 % Much better value.
82.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % Slightly more popular.
57 %
Price (score)
$111 Much cheaper.
26 Months Much more recent.
43 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
352 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
297 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
327 MB/s 342 MB/s +5%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,152 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
1,086 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
330 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
161 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
307 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
157 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
284 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
214 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
280 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
99.1 MB/s
525GB 500GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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