Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 211,538 user samples
911 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 121GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 927
210,627 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 379GB free
Poor: 72% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 115th / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
90.7 % 95.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
506 MB/s +2% 498 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
383 MB/s 394 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
31.6 MB/s 38.1 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
73.2 MB/s 77.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
407 MB/s +1% 402 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.5 MB/s 34.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
529 MB/s +2% 518 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
404 MB/s 415 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.6 MB/s 46.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
96.4 MB/s 104 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
425 MB/s +1% 422 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.2 MB/s 49.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 6,772,158 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.24 % 5.2 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
132 % Slightly better value.
122 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % 102 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$230 $137 Much cheaper.
4 Months Hugely more recent.
41 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
377 MB/s 377 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
284 MB/s 284 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,137 Pts 1,161 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
86 MB/s 129 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
197 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
184 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
182 MB/s 191 MB/s +5%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
55 MB/s 69.1 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
1TB 500GB

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
  • Details ordered by value - Detailed performance stats ordered by overall value for money.
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