Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11 user samples
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 128% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 104% 194GB free
Poor: 104% Great: 128%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
114 % Much faster effective speed.
+39%
82.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
521 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
482 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+34%
366 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
39.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+41%
28.1 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
105 MB/s Much faster random write.
+46%
71.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
488 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+29%
377 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+89%
22.7 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
531 MB/s +4% 512 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
508 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+20%
423 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
47 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+32%
35.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+24%
105 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
521 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
430 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
54.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+74%
31.5 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 5,632,259 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 75.8 % Much more popular.
+49%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 1.22 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,994%
Price
Price (score)
$140 114 USD Cheaper.
+22%
Value
Value For Money
86.7 % Better value.
+19%
72.8 %
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
394 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+20%
328 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
358 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+25%
287 MB/s
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
140 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+83%
76.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
246 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+41%
175 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
265 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+45%
183 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
86.2 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+95%
44.2 MB/s
Age
Newest
0 Months Insanely more recent.
+∞%
39.8 Months
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,302 Pts Stronger server IO.
+22%
1,070 Pts
Capacity
Capacity
256GB   —
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 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]

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