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

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,867 user samples
375 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 666GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 901GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 105th / 908
38,492 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 71GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 78th / 908
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
90.5 % 98.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
508 MB/s +1% 505 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
381 MB/s 445 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
31.3 MB/s 32.5 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.5 MB/s 86.3 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
406 MB/s 465 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.6 MB/s 34.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
528 MB/s 528 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
402 MB/s 502 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.8 MB/s 42.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
96 MB/s 120 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
424 MB/s 514 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.5 MB/s 50.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 5,993,412 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 0.91 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
124 % Much better value.
75 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 100 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$249 $140 Much cheaper.
2 Months Hugely more recent.
44 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
379 MB/s +1% 376 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
283 MB/s 337 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,138 Pts 1,234 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
86 MB/s 159 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
201 MB/s +5% 192 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
185 MB/s 215 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
58.6 MB/s 84.8 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
1TB 256GB

Crucial MX500 1TB performance within a whisker of the Samsung 850 EVO, which in real life means it feels just as fast, at 11% lower price. Saved £30! [Jan '18 SUpstone5]


The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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]


Group Test Results

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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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