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SSD Rankings - March 2017

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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How is the AS SSD total score calculated?

By taking a combination of speed readings with a strong emphasis on deep queue depth (server) IO... more

How is the AS SSD read score calculated?

Benchmarks read workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) reads... more

How is the AS SSD write score calculated?

Benchmarks write workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) writes... more

What is the effective SSD speed index?

A measure of how well an SSD performs under typical consumer workloads. Samsung 850 Pro ~= 100%... more

Can CPU power saving states (C1,C2,C3) impact SSD speed?

Yes, mostly on shallow queue random 4k operations, by up to around 40 MBps.. more

What is 4K 64 thread write speed?

A server orientated measure of a drives ability to write 64 files in parallel... more

What is the SSD value for money rating?

A measure of real world consumer performance and capacity per unit cost... more

What is 4K random write speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be written to a device... more

What is queue depth?

The number of simultaneous requests on a drive's request queue... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to the upcoming new class of non-volatile memory for SSDs and the like... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

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Mushkin Reactor 1TB $247
The Mushkin Reactor features the same Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller found on both the Crucial BX100 and the Transcend SSD370. All three drives also feature Micr...
119 %1st86.2 %26th0.2 %49th518 MB/s48th431 MB/s49th25 Months41st$247143rd
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $289
10,990 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 723GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 457GB free
118 %2nd95.9 %5th1.5 %7th522 MB/s29th416 MB/s60th27 Months52nd$289150th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $150
168 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 413GB free
110 %3rd90.4 %12th0 %94th522 MB/s29th454 MB/s37th25 Months41st$15089th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
60,312 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 107GB free
106 %4th97 %4th6.6 %2nd518 MB/s48th414 MB/s63rd27 Months52nd$169102nd
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
81 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
102 %5th88.4 %16th0 %94th531 MB/s2nd512 MB/s2nd16 Months20th$15196th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
40 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 894GB free
99.3 %6th83.7 %37th0 %94th529 MB/s5th506 MB/s9th14 Months17th$290151st
HyperX Savage 960GB $290
106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 849GB free
98.8 %7th83.3 %41st0 %94th527 MB/s12th503 MB/s11th23 Months33rd$290151st
Crucial MX300 1TB $270
509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 730GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 821GB free
97.8 %8th73.1 %85th0.2 %49th485 MB/s142nd343 MB/s91st9 Months5th$270147th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
96.8 %9th83.7 %38th0 %94th513 MB/s88th435 MB/s44th31 Months63rd$320155th
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
148 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 659GB free
96.6 %10th66.2 %118th0 %94th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s128th16 Months20th$220130th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $235
3,187 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 855GB free
95.1 %11th68.6 %105th0.4 %30th500 MB/s125th344 MB/s89th30 Months59th$235136th
PNY CS2211 480GB $155
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 146GB free
94.9 %12th84.2 %33rd0 %94th528 MB/s6th508 MB/s6th14 Months17th$155100th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $246
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 749GB free
93.7 %13th69.9 %97th0 %94th517 MB/s58th355 MB/s76th11 Months9th$246142nd
Crucial BX100 500GB $176
1,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 374GB free
93 %14th87.8 %20th0.2 %49th523 MB/s27th434 MB/s45th26 Months46th$176105th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
2,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 148GB free
92 %15th67.3 %112th0.4 %30th517 MB/s58th355 MB/s76th11 Months9th$608th
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
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 oppos...
91.9 %16th94.2 %9th9.2 %1st518 MB/s48th416 MB/s60th27 Months52nd$9842nd
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $150
221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 452GB free
90.2 %17th74.4 %83rd0.1 %63rd517 MB/s58th344 MB/s89th6 Months1st$15086th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
311 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 297GB free
89.4 %18th85 %30th0 %94th520 MB/s37th438 MB/s41st31 Months63rd$181111th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $225
8,845 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 52GB free
88.5 %19th98.9 %3rd1 %10th528 MB/s6th503 MB/s11th32 Months73rd$225134th
Crucial MX300 525GB $150
3,898 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 413GB free
88.1 %20th71.2 %92nd1.3 %9th486 MB/s140th341 MB/s94th9 Months5th$15089th
Plextor M6S 512GB $195
19 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
87.8 %21st88.1 %18th0 %94th499 MB/s128th439 MB/s39th35 Months85th$195118th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $465
2,697 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 643GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 460GB free
87.4 %22nd100 %2nd0.3 %41st528 MB/s6th502 MB/s14th32 Months73rd$465161st
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
259 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
87.4 %23rd79.4 %67th0 %94th527 MB/s12th504 MB/s10th25 Months41st$8024th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
214 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 411GB free
86.2 %24th89.4 %13th0 %94th520 MB/s37th498 MB/s21st24 Months38th$191116th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
4,767 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 193GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 477GB free
85.7 %25th87.7 %21st0.4 %30th516 MB/s67th480 MB/s32nd33 Months77th$200122nd
Crucial MX200 1TB $317
418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
85 %26th74.4 %82nd0 %94th501 MB/s121st399 MB/s67th26 Months46th$317154th
PNY CS1311 480GB $137
1,208 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 250GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 76GB free
84.7 %27th68.4 %108th0.1 %63rd517 MB/s58th351 MB/s82nd11 Months9th$13779th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
206 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.5 %28th89 %14th0 %94th520 MB/s37th502 MB/s14th31 Months63rd$195119th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $331
5 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 840GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 667GB free
84.5 %29th75 %81st0 %94th514 MB/s77th345 MB/s87th6 Months1st$331156th
Crucial MX300 750GB $237
2,037 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 336GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 470GB free
83.5 %30th72.9 %87th0.4 %30th486 MB/s140th343 MB/s91st9 Months5th$237137th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $389
348 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
83.3 %31st87.6 %22nd0 %94th514 MB/s77th488 MB/s28th33 Months77th$389159th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
311 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
83.1 %32nd82.5 %47th0 %94th463 MB/s150th439 MB/s39th31 Months63rd$180110th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $348
27 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
82.8 %33rd80.1 %63rd0 %94th528 MB/s6th512 MB/s2nd25 Months41st$348157th
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB $100
The Plextor M5 delivers fantastic value for money and sits within easy reach of the top handful of SSD's currently available. The M5's performance favours server typ...
82.5 %34th84.4 %32nd0 %94th512 MB/s92nd433 MB/s46th54 Months125th$10048th
Crucial BX200 480GB $130
1,068 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 225GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 88GB free
82.4 %35th64.1 %123rd0.1 %63rd493 MB/s138th254 MB/s130th16 Months20th$13074th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $176
82 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
82.3 %36th80.2 %61st0 %94th527 MB/s12th507 MB/s7th25 Months41st$176106th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $90
The ADATA SP920 shares the same controller (Marvel 88SS9189), and for capacities over 256GB the same NAND configuration as the excellent Crucial M550. The lower capa...
82 %37th77.5 %76th0 %94th527 MB/s12th345 MB/s87th35 Months85th$9034th
PNY CS1311 960GB $300
304 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 174GB free
80.8 %38th69.9 %98th0.1 %63rd518 MB/s48th354 MB/s78th11 Months9th$300153rd
Crucial BX200 240GB $68
4,696 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 167GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 52GB free
80 %39th64.5 %121st0.5 %24th494 MB/s135th261 MB/s125th16 Months20th$6812th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
79.8 %40th82.3 %48th0 %94th528 MB/s6th507 MB/s7th16 Months20th$9539th
HyperX Savage 480GB $191
30 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
79.4 %41st82.2 %49th0 %94th531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st23 Months33rd$191115th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
83 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 15GB free
79.2 %42nd87 %23rd0 %94th524 MB/s24th349 MB/s85th20 Months31st$11063rd
Crucial MX200 500GB $178
1,872 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 212GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 54GB free
79.2 %43rd75.5 %80th0.2 %49th520 MB/s37th399 MB/s67th26 Months46th$178108th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $149
6,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 250GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 169GB free
79 %44th68 %111th0.7 %19th500 MB/s125th349 MB/s85th30 Months59th$14984th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 166GB free
78.9 %45th80 %64th0 %94th506 MB/s111th431 MB/s49th19 Months29th$9338th
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $100
The Adata Premier SP610 sports a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller coupled with 20nm Micron flash memory, a similar combination to Crucial's recent BX100 which uses...
78.9 %46th80.7 %58th0.1 %63rd522 MB/s29th354 MB/s78th33 Months77th$10050th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $150
1,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 298GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 17GB free
78.8 %47th68.2 %109th0.3 %41st517 MB/s58th354 MB/s78th11 Months9th$15089th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $270
100 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
77.4 %48th61.9 %135th0 %94th441 MB/s153rd262 MB/s124th18 Months25th$270147th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better perf...
77.2 %49th101 %1st1.4 %8th530 MB/s4th502 MB/s14th32 Months73rd$13880th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 331GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 318GB free
76.7 %50th88.1 %19th0.1 %63rd516 MB/s67th493 MB/s24th33 Months77th$219129th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $105
The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows ...
75.5 %51st84 %36th0.1 %63rd515 MB/s71st489 MB/s27th33 Months77th$10553rd
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
4,517 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 175GB free
75.3 %52nd64.5 %122nd0.5 %24th495 MB/s133rd260 MB/s126th18 Months25th$7419th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $150
1,174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 396GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 286GB free
74 %53rd64 %124th0.1 %63rd494 MB/s135th260 MB/s126th18 Months25th$15088th
Crucial BX100 250GB $115
The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 use...
73.7 %54th85.3 %28th0.5 %24th524 MB/s24th370 MB/s74th26 Months46th$11566th
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $105
The Sandisk Extreme II uses the 88SS9187-BLD2 controller, Marvel's latest, and Sandisk's own 19MM MLC Memory. On paper this makes an extremely good combination and t...
73.5 %55th81.9 %51st0.1 %63rd485 MB/s142nd475 MB/s35th46 Months104th$10554th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $255
762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 189GB free
73.5 %56th94.7 %6th0.1 %63rd520 MB/s37th484 MB/s30th37 Months91st$255144th
Crucial MX300 275GB $95
The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives...
73.5 %57th68.6 %104th0.8 %14th484 MB/s144th337 MB/s95th9 Months5th$9540th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $113
The AMD Radeon R7 SSD is manufactured by OCZ (Toshiba). The release of the R7 is in line with OCZ's approximate six-monthly release cycle. Apart from newer NAND memo...
72.3 %58th85.3 %29th0 %94th517 MB/s58th499 MB/s18th31 Months63rd$11365th
HyperX Savage 240GB $110
The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the firs...
71.7 %59th82.7 %45th0.5 %24th526 MB/s19th509 MB/s4th23 Months33rd$11062nd
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $109
The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream...
71.5 %60th81.9 %52nd0.2 %49th464 MB/s149th429 MB/s52nd31 Months63rd$10959th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $95
The SX900 and SX910 are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Adata. The only difference between them is their warranty period: 5 years for the SX910 vs 3 years for th...
70.8 %61st69.7 %99th0.1 %63rd513 MB/s88th278 MB/s113th60 Months136th$9540th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $112
The 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520...
70.2 %62nd78.2 %71st0 %94th518 MB/s48th301 MB/s106th31 Months63rd$11264th
PNY CS1311 240GB $90
3,355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 172GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 9GB free
69.5 %63rd69 %101st0.4 %30th518 MB/s48th356 MB/s75th11 Months9th$9034th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $101
867 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 32GB free
69.5 %64th71.6 %90th0.3 %41st515 MB/s71st342 MB/s93rd6 Months1st$10151st
Crucial MX100 256GB $116
The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and...
69.3 %65th79.2 %68th0.8 %14th521 MB/s33rd331 MB/s100th33 Months77th$11667th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $85
The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its c...
68.7 %66th65.3 %120th0.8 %14th496 MB/s132nd335 MB/s97th30 Months59th$8528th
Crucial MX200 250GB $123
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelerati...
68.3 %67th83 %44th0.2 %49th527 MB/s12th398 MB/s69th26 Months46th$12372nd
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $130
The OCZ Vector 180 has a five year warranty and is rated for 50GB/day over that time. In terms of hardware the Vector 180 is basically a rebadged two year old Vector...
66.2 %68th86.5 %25th0 %94th518 MB/s48th499 MB/s18th24 Months38th$13075th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $63
175 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 112GB free
65.2 %69th83.2 %42nd0 %94th515 MB/s71st430 MB/s51st19 Months29th$639th
Crucial M550 256GB $152
The 256GB Crucial M550 is a welcome improvement over the 240GB M500. The new Marvel 88SS9189 controller has addressed our primary concern with the M500 which was poo...
65 %70th91.2 %11th0 %94th525 MB/s21st480 MB/s32nd36 Months89th$15297th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $43
3,784 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 81GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 69GB free
63.9 %71st61.3 %137th0.4 %30th494 MB/s135th245 MB/s133rd18 Months25th$431st
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $81
In today's market the only thing the Mushkin Chronos has going for it is the fact that it is an SSD and as such considerably faster than a regular hard drive. Compar...
63.7 %72nd58.4 %143rd0 %94th509 MB/s102nd307 MB/s105th67 Months148th$8126th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $81
This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen...
63.1 %73rd57.8 %145th1.7 %6th513 MB/s88th245 MB/s133rd52 Months118th$8126th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $70
At four months old, the 128GB Toshiba Q Series Pro is the newest SSD in the group test. It's always nice to see new drives pushing established speed boundaries and t...
62.1 %74th81.8 %53rd0 %94th518 MB/s48th477 MB/s34th41 Months98th$7014th
PNY CS1311 120GB $50
2,439 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 60GB free
62.1 %75th66.6 %114th0.4 %30th518 MB/s48th337 MB/s95th11 Months9th$502nd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $120
The Sandisk Ultra Plus has an above average consumer performance profile and is available at a fantastic price. It's one of the cheapest SSD's we have reviewed and w...
60.9 %76th71.5 %91st0.2 %49th439 MB/s154th429 MB/s52nd50 Months114th$12070th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $55
The 128GB Transcend SSD370 proved to be a bit of a disappointment both in absolute terms and in comparison to its larger capacity 256GB sibling. The 128GB SSD370 is ...
60.4 %77th66.4 %116th0.1 %63rd516 MB/s67th157 MB/s150th31 Months63rd$554th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
1,771 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 419GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 138GB free
58.7 %78th52 %153rd0.3 %41st514 MB/s77th288 MB/s109th52 Months118th$15599th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
376 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 64GB free
57.7 %79th79.9 %65th0 %94th517 MB/s58th433 MB/s46th31 Months63rd$7017th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $88
13,921 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 52GB free
57.3 %80th94.3 %7th1 %10th518 MB/s48th415 MB/s62nd27 Months52nd$8831st
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
715 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 112GB free
57 %81st63.9 %126th0.1 %63rd519 MB/s45th380 MB/s73rd40 Months95th$10655th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $56
413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 89GB free
56.7 %82nd63.2 %129th0.3 %41st514 MB/s77th224 MB/s137th6 Months1st$566th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,155 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 40GB free
56.6 %83rd76.5 %78th0.1 %63rd457 MB/s151st381 MB/s72nd31 Months63rd$6811th
Plextor M6S 256GB $169
302 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
55.1 %84th83.5 %39th0 %94th484 MB/s144th426 MB/s56th35 Months85th$169102nd
Crucial M500 240GB $135
We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and tw...
54.9 %85th73.9 %84th0.5 %24th502 MB/s120th273 MB/s118th48 Months112th$13578th
Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB $145
The Neutron exhibits a slightly unbalanced performance profile favouring reads over writes, it achieved a real world score of 479.7 MB/s which is slightly above cent...
53.7 %86th76.1 %79th0 %94th519 MB/s45th427 MB/s54th57 Months129th$14583rd
PNY CS2211 240GB $150
323 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 153GB free
53.7 %87th78 %73rd0.1 %63rd526 MB/s19th437 MB/s42nd14 Months17th$15085th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
414 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
52.6 %88th84.1 %34th0 %94th528 MB/s6th509 MB/s4th27 Months52nd$170104th
Crucial MX100 128GB $74
The Crucial 128GB MX100 has the smallest capacity and is the slowest of the MX100 range. Comparing the 128GB and 256GB MX100s shows that the 256GB version has a 75% ...
51.9 %89th71.2 %93rd0 %94th527 MB/s12th186 MB/s147th33 Months77th$7420th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
698 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 55GB free
51.9 %90th71.7 %89th0 %94th523 MB/s27th190 MB/s145th26 Months46th$7016th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
594 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
51.6 %91st79.2 %69th0.1 %63rd491 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th35 Months85th$8629th
OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB $177
The OCZ Vertex 460A is basically a tweaked re-release of last years Vertex 460. The two drives share the same controller and the same basic NAND, although the 460A a...
51.6 %92nd84.9 %31st0 %94th514 MB/s77th499 MB/s18th28 Months57th$177107th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
555 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
51.5 %93rd85.5 %27th0 %94th521 MB/s33rd427 MB/s54th40 Months95th$8933rd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $138
The Intel 535 SSD was quietly released in April 2015, very few review samples were distributed and the release went largely unnoticed. The 535 sports the same basic ...
51.2 %94th70 %96th0.1 %63rd521 MB/s33rd247 MB/s132nd23 Months33rd$13880th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
175 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 66GB free
50 %95th82 %50th0 %94th514 MB/s77th421 MB/s58th28 Months57th$8830th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 11GB free
49.1 %96th83.5 %40th0 %94th525 MB/s21st353 MB/s81st36 Months89th$9843rd
OCZ Vertex 450 128GB $80
The 128GB Vertex 450 has a reasonable but somewhat unusual performance profile. The main weakness is its sequential write speed which is only 282 MB/s peak. This imp...
48.6 %97th70.9 %94th0 %94th506 MB/s111th283 MB/s112th46 Months104th$8025th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $187
The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which...
48.2 %98th80.2 %62nd2.7 %4th510 MB/s100th351 MB/s82nd44 Months100th$187114th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
68 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
47.9 %99th81.5 %57th0 %94th520 MB/s37th433 MB/s46th24 Months38th$9237th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $70
681 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 16GB free
47.9 %100th66.1 %119th0.1 %63rd517 MB/s58th334 MB/s98th11 Months9th$7014th
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB $206
The Vertex 450 is the third SSD OCZ have released in the last eighteen months. The 450 features an updated version of the now somewhat proven Indilinx Barefoot contr...
47.8 %101st84.1 %35th0 %94th513 MB/s88th497 MB/s22nd46 Months104th$206124th
OCZ Vector 256GB $240
This is the first solid state drive to feature OCZ's in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC) controller and what a debut it proved to be. OCZ still use third par...
47.8 %102nd94.3 %8th0 %94th524 MB/s24th503 MB/s11th51 Months117th$240139th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $142
The Mushkin Chronos and Chronos Deluxe are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Mushkin. The only difference between the two is their NAND Flash: Intel asynchronous 2...
47.6 %103rd66.3 %117th0 %94th516 MB/s67th274 MB/s116th66 Months147th$14282nd
OCZ Vertex 460 240GB $203
The OCZ Vertex 460 replaces the Vertex 450. The main difference between the two is a change from Intel/Micron (IMFT) 20nm MLC NAND to Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND, a fittin...
47.5 %104th86.8 %24th0 %94th514 MB/s77th496 MB/s23rd38 Months93rd$203123rd
HyperX Fury 120GB $55
The Kingston HyperX Fury has the same controller as its HyperX 3K sibling; the only difference between the two drives is the use of cheaper Micron 20nm NAND in the n...
47.2 %105th54.4 %150th1 %10th507 MB/s110th154 MB/s151st33 Months77th$554th
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $150
In terms of hardware there is nothing new here, the combination of SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC controller coupled with 25NM Intel flash memory is the tried and tested so...
47.1 %106th68.5 %106th0 %94th515 MB/s71st284 MB/s111th50 Months114th$15089th
Crucial M500 120GB $69
The 120GB M500 is successor to the phenomenally successful Crucial M4. The M500 was poised to win loyal M4 customers but as it turns out the new M500 is worse for ty...
46.7 %107th63.5 %127th0.2 %49th499 MB/s128th139 MB/s156th48 Months112th$6913th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
1,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 96GB free
46.5 %108th59.9 %139th0.1 %63rd506 MB/s111th211 MB/s141st60 Months136th$6810th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $108
1,553 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 127GB free
44.7 %109th50.8 %156th0.1 %63rd499 MB/s128th266 MB/s121st20 Months31st$10857th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $58
The 128GB Adata Premier Pro SP900 has peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 496/166 and 175/106 MB/s. The average speeds are significantly worse than peak...
44.4 %110th50.9 %155th0.2 %49th501 MB/s121st152 MB/s152nd60 Months136th$587th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $224
The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '1...
44.3 %111th83 %43rd0.9 %13th522 MB/s29th490 MB/s26th53 Months121st$224132nd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $80
The 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus proved to be a bit of a disappointment in comparison to its larger 256GB sibling. The 256GB version has more NAND modules which enable p...
43.9 %112th63.9 %125th0.1 %63rd442 MB/s152nd278 MB/s113th50 Months114th$8022nd
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB $160
This drive is another victim to the Sandforce 2281 controller's relative inability to handle incompressible data. The performance profile shows superb sequential rea...
43.9 %113th67.1 %113th0 %94th520 MB/s37th268 MB/s119th71 Months157th$160101st
Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB $225
The Toshiba HG5d is a reasonable SSD. Considering that Toshiba is amongst the few manufacturers that produce both their own NAND flash and SSD controllers, the HG5d ...
43.4 %114th81.5 %56th0 %94th515 MB/s71st485 MB/s29th46 Months104th$225133rd
HyperX Savage 120GB $100
1,093 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 85GB free
43.1 %115th77.8 %74th0.1 %63rd525 MB/s21st423 MB/s57th23 Months33rd$10048th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
43 %116th62.6 %131st0 %94th433 MB/s155th274 MB/s116th44 Months100th$8022nd
Seagate 600 240GB $215
This is Seagate's third foray into the the SSD market and it's clear from the specifications that Seagate haven't taken any chances. The 600 incorporates the now rea...
42.1 %117th80.3 %60th0.1 %63rd509 MB/s102nd449 MB/s38th46 Months104th$215126th
OCZ Vector 150 240GB $246
Comparing the 150 to the original Vector is disappointing, the newer 150 actually offers marginally worse performance than its predecessor. A strange result but veri...
42.1 %118th88.8 %15th0 %94th520 MB/s37th501 MB/s17th40 Months95th$246141st
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $53
The 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate re...
41.8 %119th46.8 %157th3.8 %3rd506 MB/s111th143 MB/s155th52 Months118th$533rd
Seagate 600 120GB $91
The 120GB Seagate 600 is yet another drive that massively underperforms its larger, in this case 240GB, sibling. Looking at the 120GB and 240GB 600's shows that the ...
41.7 %120th70.3 %95th0 %94th509 MB/s102nd288 MB/s109th46 Months104th$9136th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $182
The HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is ra...
41.2 %121st69.4 %100th0.5 %24th517 MB/s58th263 MB/s122nd59 Months132nd$182113th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $223
The 240GB Intel 730 is just two months old and the newest SSDs in our group test. The 730 uses Intel's own enterprise controller (rather than a Sandforce) and it's m...
41.1 %122nd80.3 %59th0.1 %63rd514 MB/s77th292 MB/s108th37 Months91st$223131st
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $107
The 120GB Evo, like its 250GB sibling, features a second level Turbowrite cache (TWC). This 3GB block of high speed SLC memory allows the Evo to write data at 370 MB...
41 %123rd78 %72nd2 %5th501 MB/s121st351 MB/s82nd44 Months100th$10756th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
40.8 %124th62.3 %133rd0 %94th509 MB/s102nd218 MB/s139th44 Months100th$8021st
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $150
3,359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 10GB free
40 %125th93.3 %10th0.4 %30th527 MB/s12th491 MB/s25th32 Months73rd$15089th
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $179
The Sandisk Extreme was once a good choice of SSD thanks to its extremely (pun intended) competitive price. In terms of performance the Extreme would of course oblit...
40 %126th66.4 %115th0.1 %63rd512 MB/s92nd244 MB/s135th61 Months140th$179109th
Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB $240
The Plextor M5M is the most recent mSATA SSD I have looked at. It has both the same controller and NAND flash (albeit with fewer channels) as its regular SATA siblin...
39.3 %127th77.4 %77th0 %94th505 MB/s116th412 MB/s64th47 Months111th$240138th
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB $245
The Neutron GTX is the faster of the two Neutrons released by Corsair. They both use the same Link A Media LM87800 controller but the GTX features more expensive 24...
37.9 %128th79.7 %66th0 %94th510 MB/s100th468 MB/s36th57 Months129th$245140th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $200
The 240GB Intel 335 Series SSD is four months older than the group leaders which average 13 months old. The hardware configuration consists of a Sandforce 2281 contr...
37.9 %129th68.4 %107th0.1 %63rd514 MB/s77th263 MB/s122nd54 Months125th$200120th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $130
The 128GB 840 Pro is a rock solid performer. On release, nearly a year and a half ago, the Pro smashed several speed records. Today, with sequential read/write speed...
37.4 %130th78.4 %70th0.6 %21st521 MB/s33rd436 MB/s43rd53 Months121st$13075th
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $130
The 128GB Plextor M5 Pro has a reasonable performance profile. With an effective speed of 442 MB/s it ranks just 5% below the average of the top ten user rated 128GB...
37 %131st77.5 %75th0.1 %63rd509 MB/s102nd318 MB/s102nd54 Months125th$13073rd
Patriot Pyro 120GB $71
115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
36.9 %132nd51.8 %154th0 %94th508 MB/s108th234 MB/s136th67 Months148th$7118th
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB $150
The 128GB Vertex 4 has an average score of 90.5% which is the highest we have seen to date for a 120-128GB SSD. We have in excess of 100 UBM samples for the Vertex 4...
35 %133rd81.6 %55th0.4 %30th473 MB/s147th389 MB/s71st59 Months132nd$15087th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $100
The 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K is nearly two years old, several generations of SSD have passed since its original release. Better 120GB SSDs have more NAND modules tha...
34.9 %134th63 %130th0.7 %19th514 MB/s77th200 MB/s143rd59 Months132nd$10047th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $99
The Intel 520 Series was Intel's first SSD to feature a Sandforce 2281 controller. This controller has powered countless SSDs over the last three years but is now da...
34.7 %135th62.2 %134th0.3 %41st512 MB/s92nd160 MB/s149th61 Months140th$9944th
Intel 530 Series 120GB $89
At just 5 months old the Intel 530 Series SSD is the newest SSD in the group test. Unfortunately the 530 uses the same basic formula we have seen going back two and ...
34.6 %136th57.3 %146th0.2 %49th503 MB/s117th137 MB/s158th42 Months99th$8932nd
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $218
The OCZ Agility 4 is a relatively old SSD and has been included in the group test as a reference. In terms of overall speed the Agility 4 lags the current ten market...
34.5 %137th63.3 %128th0 %94th349 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th58 Months131st$218127th
Kingston SSDNow V+200 240GB $193
The SSDNow V+200 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen recently. Its sequential and 4k read performance is the weakest we have seen to date. Even the sequential a...
34.4 %138th60.6 %138th0 %94th515 MB/s71st255 MB/s129th62 Months142nd$193117th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
33.4 %139th81.7 %54th0 %94th511 MB/s96th411 MB/s65th38 Months93rd$15089th
SanDisk Extreme II 120GB $130
The 120GB Sandisk Extreme II proved to be a disappointment. I was expecting the same blistering performance as I saw on its larger 240GB sibling but that proved not ...
33.2 %140th73 %86th0.1 %63rd482 MB/s146th313 MB/s104th46 Months104th$13075th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $182
Before looking at the benchmarks for this drive it's worth noting that it is nearly three years old, a lifetime in SSD's. The Crucial C300 demonstrated a transfer s...
32.8 %141st52.5 %152nd0 %94th354 MB/s156th219 MB/s138th85 Months162nd$182112th
Samsung 830 128GB $109
The 128GB Samsung 830 is nearly two and a half years old which puts it at a significant disadvantage to more recent models. With peak and average sequential read/wri...
32.5 %142nd59.7 %140th0.6 %21st508 MB/s108th317 MB/s103rd65 Months145th$10960th
Samsung 840 250GB $208
The Samsung 840 is the budget version of the 840 Pro, the main difference between the hardware on the two drives is the type of flash memory used. The cheaper 840 us...
32.4 %143rd58.5 %142nd0.6 %21st511 MB/s96th249 MB/s131st53 Months121st$208125th
Samsung 830 256GB $261
Almost two years old, the Samsung 830 is one of the oldest SSD's in the group test. The 830 has a reasonably consistent performance profile scoring slightly above av...
32.4 %144th68.1 %110th0.3 %41st511 MB/s96th405 MB/s66th65 Months145th$261145th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $99
The Intel 330 is just under two years old and sports a Sandforce 2281 controller coupled with Intel's own 25nm MLC NAND. This combination typically produces a perfor...
31.8 %145th57 %147th0.2 %49th512 MB/s92nd138 MB/s157th60 Months136th$9944th
Crucial M4 256GB $218
The Crucial M4 is one of the oldest SSD's to have made it into the group test. When it was released its primary competitors were Sandforce based drives which suffere...
31.8 %146th58.3 %144th0.2 %49th500 MB/s125th267 MB/s120th71 Months157th$218127th
Corsair Performance Pro 256GB $348
We really liked this drive when it was released back in Nov '11. It had great real world performance both with compressible and incompressible data and was powered b...
31.7 %147th82.6 %46th0 %94th503 MB/s117th419 MB/s59th64 Months143rd$348158th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $150
The OCZ Agility 3.0 has a relatively weak performance profile to say the least, it is actually one of the worst drives we have seen to date. With a real world score ...
31.6 %148th46 %158th0.1 %63rd213 MB/s159th187 MB/s146th70 Months153rd$15089th
Kingston HyperX 240GB $266
The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical dr...
30.8 %149th68.9 %102nd0 %94th519 MB/s45th275 MB/s115th68 Months151st$266146th
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB $400
The Vertex 4 is just over a year old but thanks to its recent firmware update (1.5), it still manages to perform almost on a par with the best drives currently avail...
30.5 %150th88.1 %17th0.2 %49th498 MB/s131st481 MB/s31st59 Months132nd$400160th
Crucial M4 128GB $116
The 128GB Crucial M4 is almost three years old, an extremely long time in SSD land. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 500/194 and 429/185 the 128...
29.4 %151st56.6 %149th0.8 %14th501 MB/s121st195 MB/s144th71 Months157th$11667th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $116
The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds ...
29.2 %152nd58.9 %141st0.4 %30th511 MB/s96th151 MB/s153rd72 Months160th$11667th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
6,892 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 15GB free
27.7 %153rd53.2 %151st0.8 %14th506 MB/s111th133 MB/s160th53 Months121st$10958th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
96 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.3 %154th56.7 %148th0 %94th509 MB/s102nd147 MB/s154th64 Months143rd$12071st
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 81GB free
25.2 %155th62.4 %132nd0 %94th470 MB/s148th321 MB/s101st30 Months59th$15398th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
976 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 27GB free
23.7 %156th68.7 %103rd0.2 %49th503 MB/s117th212 MB/s140th56 Months128th$200121st
Corsair Force 3 240GB $232
The Corsair Force 3 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen to date. Its real world speed rating of 305.7 MB/s puts it just above the bottom of the pack. Looking at...
22.4 %157th45.3 %159th0.1 %63rd213 MB/s159th182 MB/s148th70 Months153rd$232135th
Intel 320 Series 120GB $99
The Intel 320 SSD uses a proprietary Intel controller which predates Intel's adoption of Sandforce controllers for their consumer SSDs. The 320 is nearly three years...
21.7 %158th38.9 %162nd0.1 %63rd261 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th72 Months160th$9944th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
7,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 2GB free
21.7 %159th39.7 %161st0.4 %30th204 MB/s161st122 MB/s161st70 Months153rd$10252nd
OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB $471
The RevoDrive 3 X2 has an unbalanced performance profile that won't suit the majority of desktop users. Despite demonstrating a record breaking sequential read speed...
21 %160th72.1 %88th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s107th67 Months148th$471162nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 15GB free
20.7 %161st39.8 %160th0.3 %41st204 MB/s161st119 MB/s162nd70 Months153rd$10960th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $284
81 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
15.5 %162nd61.4 %136th0 %94th514 MB/s77th205 MB/s142nd68 Months151st$284149th
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