Real World Speed
Performance profile from 44,440 user samples
44,440 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 119GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 201st / 857
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.4 % -4% 82.4 % +4%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
486 MB/s +0% 485 MB/s -0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
316 MB/s -15% 364 MB/s Faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
36.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+23%
29.7 MB/s -23%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
58.5 MB/s -19% 69.7 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
326 MB/s -14% 373 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.8 MB/s -8% 22.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
511 MB/s -1% 514 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
352 MB/s -21% 428 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+21%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+21%
37.8 MB/s -21%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
85.1 MB/s -22% 104 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+22%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s -20% 431 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+20%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.7 MB/s -12% 30.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 3,517,083 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % -15% 73.7 % More popular.
+15%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.37 % Much higher market share.
+32%
1.8 % -32%
Price
Price (score)
$130 -5% 124 USD Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Value
Value For Money
62.7 % -11% 69.6 % Slightly better value.
+11%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
368 MB/s +5% 351 MB/s -5%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
240 MB/s -19% 285 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+19%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
84.3 MB/s +2% 82.4 MB/s -2%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
188 MB/s +2% 184 MB/s -2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
151 MB/s -15% 173 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+15%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.2 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+5%
47.6 MB/s -5%
Age
Newest
49 Months -37% 35.8 Months Much more recent.
+37%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,073 Pts -3% 1,107 Pts +3%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB   —
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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 $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $99
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $133
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $271Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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