Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,973 user samples
27,973 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 2GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 234th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
76.7 % +1% 75.6 % -1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
473 MB/s +2% 464 MB/s -2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
310 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
291 MB/s -6%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
35.6 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
28.4 MB/s -25%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
55.9 MB/s -36% 76 MB/s Much faster random write.
+36%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
307 MB/s -3% 317 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
19 MB/s -5% 20 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+5%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
500 MB/s -0% 501 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
351 MB/s +2% 345 MB/s -2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
36.4 MB/s -25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
83.6 MB/s -35% 113 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+35%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
343 MB/s -10% 377 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+10%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.6 MB/s -11% 27.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 3,046,212 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +1% 63.2 % -1%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.79 % Hugely higher market share.
+208%
0.58 % -208%
Price
Price (score)
$103 -3% 99.4 USD +3%
Value
Value For Money
41.6 % -6% 44.2 % Slightly better value.
+6%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
362 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+18%
307 MB/s -18%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
239 MB/s -11% 264 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
67.9 MB/s -14% 77.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
181 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+15%
157 MB/s -15%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
148 MB/s -13% 167 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.8 MB/s -10% 45 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+10%
Age
Newest
47 Months -9% 43.2 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,059 Pts +5% 1,012 Pts -5%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB   —
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $247Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $167
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $696SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
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