Real World Speed
Performance profile from 46,613 user samples
23,239 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 355% 453GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 203% 23GB free (System drive)
Poor: 203% Great: 355%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 955
23,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 128% 335GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 214GB free (System drive)
Poor: 69% Great: 128%
SPEED RANK: 140th / 955
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
290 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+180%
104 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2170 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+364%
468 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1585 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+287%
410 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
47.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
+41%
33.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
150 MB/s Much faster random write.
+62%
92.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
855 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+145%
349 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
66.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+47%
44.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1424 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+292%
363 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2641 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+413%
515 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1927 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+296%
487 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
55.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+24%
44.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
204 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+58%
129 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
988 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+147%
400 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
79.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+31%
60.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1899 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+295%
481 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,606,926 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % Higher market share.
+23%
0.43 %
Value
Value For Money
269 % Hugely better value.
+202%
88.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 74 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$215 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
$238
Age
Newest
21 Months Much more recent.
+56%
48 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1317 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+239%
388 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1336 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+280%
352 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,180 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+227%
1,277 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1132 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+214%
361 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1062 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+217%
335 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
918 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+206%
300 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
892 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+203%
294 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
512GB 512GB
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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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