Real World Speed
Performance profile from 130,597 user samples
98,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 261% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 162% 19GB free
Poor: 162% Great: 261%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 927
32,536 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 318GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 386GB free
Poor: 75% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 111th / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
218 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+123%
97.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2204 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+339%
502 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1103 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+179%
395 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
52.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+37%
38.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
104 MB/s Much faster random write.
+33%
78.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1192 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+193%
407 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.1 MB/s 35.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2865 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+450%
521 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1256 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+202%
416 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
59.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+26%
47.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
144 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+38%
104 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1427 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+234%
427 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.6 MB/s 51.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 6,774,951 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+462%
0.73 %
Value
Value For Money
188 % Much better value.
+62%
116 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % +3% 68 %
Price
Price (score)
$115 Much cheaper.
+62%
$300
Age
Newest
17 Months Much more recent.
+59%
41 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
564 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+50%
375 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
416 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+47%
283 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
2,000 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+73%
1,158 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
198 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+48%
134 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
238 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+14%
208 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
227 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+12%
202 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
89.1 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+7%
83.3 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 1TB
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $290AMD RX 480 $330Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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