Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,171 user samples
34,171 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 36GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 191st / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.8 % -3% 82.3 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s -0% 485 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
318 MB/s -14% 364 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
36.7 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
29.6 MB/s -24%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
59.1 MB/s -18% 69.8 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
330 MB/s -13% 374 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.1 MB/s -6% 22.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s -1% 515 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
352 MB/s -21% 426 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+21%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+22%
37.6 MB/s -22%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
84.5 MB/s -23% 104 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+23%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s -21% 430 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.1 MB/s -15% 31.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 2,813,985 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % -15% 73.8 % More popular.
+15%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.46 % Much higher market share.
+35%
1.82 % -35%
Price
Price (score)
$149 -14% 131 USD Slightly cheaper.
+14%
Value
Value For Money
56.8 % -19% 67.6 % Better value.
+19%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
369 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+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
84.4 MB/s +2% 82.6 MB/s -2%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
185 MB/s +3% 180 MB/s -3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
153 MB/s -15% 176 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+15%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.6 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+6%
47 MB/s -6%
Age
Newest
46 Months -40% 32.8 Months Much more recent.
+40%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,073 Pts -3% 1,106 Pts +3%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB   —
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300AMD RX 480 $210Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $240Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $167
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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