Real World Speed
Performance profile from 373,376 user samples
85,292 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 238% 166GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 152% 172GB free (System drive)
Poor: 152% Great: 238%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 955
288,084 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 172GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 75% 203GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 133rd / 955
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
201 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+90%
106 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1770 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+278%
468 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1306 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+197%
440 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
44.3 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+11%
40 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
145 MB/s Much faster random write.
+44%
101 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
568 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+54%
369 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53.6 MB/s 53.7 MB/s +0%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
387 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+48%
261 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2151 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+324%
507 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1508 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+207%
491 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+13%
48.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
203 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+53%
133 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
696 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+70%
409 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
63.5 MB/s 66.1 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
478 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+47%
325 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,606,926 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.09 % 5.21 % Hugely higher market share.
+149%
Value
Value For Money
194 % Hugely better value.
+90%
102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % 128 % Hugely more popular.
+86%
Price
Price (score)
$100 $100
Age
Newest
20 Months Much more recent.
+53%
43 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1194 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+209%
386 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1267 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+257%
355 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,812 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+196%
1,289 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
851 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+133%
366 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
975 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+179%
349 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
940 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+197%
316 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
670 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+106%
326 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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The 960 Evo SSD is one of Samsung’s premier NVMe SSDs, along with their current flagship, the 960 Pro. The Evo variant is available in a variety of capacities including 250, 500 and 1000 GB, each with a commensurate price tag, whilst the 960 Pro is available in 512, 1024 and 2048 GB capacities. The 960 Evo has lower write endurance compared to the 960 Pro due to its TLC (3-bit) V-NAND flash memory (the 960 Pro consists of MLC (2-bit) V-NAND). As a result, Samsung only guarantee 200 terabytes written on the 512 GB 960 Evo, compared to double that on the 960 Pro, however, this volume of data is very unlikely to affect consumers. The 250 GB 960 Evo has a 13 GB SLC cache which boosts initial write speed to roughly match the 960 Pro but writes exceeding 13 GB drop in speed by over 50%. Overall, the 960 Pro offers more consistent write performance than the 960 Evo, however, this will only impact workloads that exceed the 13 GB. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

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The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i7-7700K $300AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $160SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $945SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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