Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 32,485 user samples
27,494 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 172GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 21GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 200th / 836
4,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 85GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 279th / 836
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
78.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
72.2 % -9%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
479 MB/s -0% 480 MB/s +0%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
317 MB/s Faster write speed.
262 MB/s -21%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
35.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
21.1 MB/s -67%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
55.5 MB/s -30% 72.2 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
327 MB/s -2% 332 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.5 MB/s -0% 20.6 MB/s +0%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s +1% 502 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
351 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
273 MB/s -29%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
26.9 MB/s -68%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
83 MB/s -40% 116 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
356 MB/s +1% 352 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.3 MB/s -9% 29.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 2,131,577 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.2 % Hugely higher market share.
0.3 % -633%
Value For Money
48.5 % -40% 67.7 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % -11% 61 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$180 -45% $99 Much cheaper.
43 Months Slightly more recent.
47 Months -9%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
366 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
322 MB/s -14%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
239 MB/s -8% 259 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,065 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
1,003 Pts -6%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
84.5 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
53.3 MB/s -59%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
201 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
181 MB/s -11%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
153 MB/s -20% 184 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.3 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
35.5 MB/s -39%
250GB 240GB

The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]


We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and two years old, were almost legendary in terms of reliability and performance. The M500 falls far short of our expectations. The drive is relatively cheap and as such we were expecting to compromise on performance but the M500 just falls too far short. With a Real World Performance of 377.5 MBps which is in the bottom 40% and an AS-SSD score of 901 points (50th percentile) the M500 demonstrates relatively weak real world and average server performance. The M500 is competing with the Sandisk Ultra which manages to squeeze out significantly more performance despite sitting in the same price bracket. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 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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