Real World Speed
Performance profile from 121,436 user samples
100,375 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 261% 249GB free
Worst Bench: 170% 45GB free
Poor: 170% Great: 261%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 927
21,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 477GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 81GB free
Poor: 72% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 109th / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
217 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+120%
98.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2187 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+333%
505 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1125 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+155%
441 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
49.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
+52%
32.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
102 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
85.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1206 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+159%
465 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.6 MB/s 35 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2846 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+438%
529 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1250 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+148%
505 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
59.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+45%
41 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
143 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+19%
120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1423 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+176%
516 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s 50.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 6,826,358 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.24 % Hugely higher market share.
+987%
0.39 %
Value
Value For Money
188 % Hugely better value.
+113%
88.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % 74 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$114 Much cheaper.
+49%
$225
Age
Newest
18 Months Much more recent.
+61%
46 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
573 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+56%
368 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
426 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+26%
339 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
2,019 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+65%
1,222 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
206 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+25%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
256 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+28%
200 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
230 MB/s +5% 220 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
91.7 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+6%
86.3 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 512GB
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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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