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 February 2017 SSD Rankings

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?

SATA and PCIe are both transfer interfaces whereas NVMe is a transfer protocol which runs on top of an interface... 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 $244
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...
122 %1st87.8 %20th0.1 %62nd518 MB/s47th431 MB/s48th24 Months41st$244140th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
7,326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 597GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 275GB free
115 %2nd96.1 %5th1.3 %9th522 MB/s30th416 MB/s60th26 Months52nd$300152nd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $146
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 413GB free
111 %3rd89.8 %12th0 %101st522 MB/s30th453 MB/s37th24 Months41st$14692nd
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
53,886 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 198GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 252GB free
105 %4th96.8 %4th5.8 %2nd517 MB/s53rd414 MB/s63rd26 Months52nd$169105th
Crucial BX100 500GB $150
1,452 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 374GB free
104 %5th87.4 %22nd0.1 %62nd523 MB/s25th433 MB/s45th25 Months46th$15094th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
102 %6th88.3 %17th0 %101st531 MB/s2nd512 MB/s2nd15 Months20th$15199th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $218
2,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 757GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 100GB free
101 %7th68.8 %101st0.4 %30th500 MB/s120th343 MB/s89th29 Months59th$218130th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 894GB free
98.5 %8th83.1 %40th0 %101st529 MB/s4th506 MB/s9th13 Months17th$290151st
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $400
2,253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 645GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 200GB free
96.9 %9th99.1 %3rd0.3 %40th528 MB/s6th501 MB/s16th31 Months73rd$400161st
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
121 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 867GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 753GB free
96.8 %10th66.4 %116th0 %101st495 MB/s132nd256 MB/s128th15 Months20th$220132nd
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
47 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 206GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 943GB free
96.7 %11th83.7 %36th0 %101st521 MB/s32nd435 MB/s44th30 Months63rd$320156th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $209
7,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 267GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 169GB free
95.3 %12th101 %2nd0.9 %11th528 MB/s6th502 MB/s13th31 Months73rd$209126th
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
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...
95.2 %13th94.6 %7th8.9 %1st517 MB/s53rd416 MB/s60th26 Months52nd$9445th
Crucial MX300 1TB $280
346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 562GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 295GB free
95.1 %14th73 %84th0.1 %62nd485 MB/s142nd343 MB/s89th8 Months5th$280148th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $142
167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 418GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 452GB free
94.2 %15th74.5 %81st0.1 %62nd515 MB/s70th344 MB/s88th5 Months1st$14290th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $245
212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 749GB free
93.5 %16th69.5 %97th0 %101st517 MB/s53rd355 MB/s76th10 Months9th$245141st
HyperX Savage 960GB $315
90 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 341GB free
93.2 %17th83.6 %37th0 %101st527 MB/s13th503 MB/s12th22 Months33rd$315155th
Crucial MX300 525GB $140
2,865 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 489GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 142GB free
92.9 %18th71.3 %92nd1 %10th484 MB/s143rd341 MB/s91st8 Months5th$14089th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
244 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 386GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 184GB free
92.5 %19th84.1 %34th0 %101st528 MB/s6th508 MB/s5th13 Months17th$160103rd
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
1,933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 127GB free
91.7 %20th67.1 %112th0.3 %40th517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s78th10 Months9th$609th
Crucial MX200 250GB $84
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...
89.6 %21st81.9 %52nd0.3 %40th527 MB/s13th399 MB/s68th25 Months46th$8431st
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
291 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 297GB free
89.3 %22nd84.9 %29th0 %101st519 MB/s43rd438 MB/s41st30 Months63rd$181113th
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $85
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...
88.9 %23rd80.5 %60th0 %101st521 MB/s32nd354 MB/s77th32 Months77th$8532nd
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $130
1,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 298GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 17GB free
88 %24th68.4 %106th0.2 %50th517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s78th10 Months9th$13079th
Plextor M6S 512GB $195
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 269GB free
87.7 %25th88 %19th0 %101st499 MB/s122nd439 MB/s39th34 Months85th$195118th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $83
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...
86.9 %26th77.4 %75th0.1 %62nd526 MB/s19th345 MB/s87th34 Months85th$8330th
PNY CS1311 960GB $270
256 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 775GB free
86.8 %27th69.4 %98th0 %101st518 MB/s47th353 MB/s78th10 Months9th$270147th
Crucial MX200 1TB $310
383 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 407GB free
86.4 %28th74.4 %82nd0.1 %62nd499 MB/s122nd399 MB/s68th25 Months46th$310154th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
204 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 411GB free
86.1 %29th89.3 %14th0 %101st519 MB/s43rd498 MB/s20th23 Months38th$191116th
Crucial MX200 500GB $159
1,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 130GB free
86 %30th75.4 %80th0.2 %50th517 MB/s53rd400 MB/s67th25 Months46th$159102nd
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $133
5,593 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 369GB free
85.9 %31st67.9 %109th0.6 %19th499 MB/s122nd346 MB/s86th29 Months59th$13384th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $86
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...
85.6 %32nd78.1 %72nd0.1 %62nd518 MB/s47th301 MB/s105th30 Months63rd$8635th
PNY CS1311 480GB $137
933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 157GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 76GB free
85.5 %33rd69 %100th0.2 %50th518 MB/s47th352 MB/s81st10 Months9th$13787th
HyperX Savage 480GB $173
28 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
85.3 %34th82.1 %49th0 %101st531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st22 Months33rd$173107th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $78
606 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 166GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 119GB free
85.1 %35th72.2 %87th0.3 %40th515 MB/s70th341 MB/s91st5 Months1st$7822nd
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $86
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...
85 %36th81.5 %57th0.2 %50th464 MB/s149th428 MB/s53rd30 Months63rd$8636th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $345
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
84.9 %37th81.7 %55th0 %101st528 MB/s6th512 MB/s2nd24 Months41st$345157th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 279GB free
84.9 %38th89.5 %13th0 %101st521 MB/s32nd502 MB/s13th30 Months63rd$195119th
Crucial MX300 750GB $235
1,611 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 687GB free
84.6 %39th73.2 %83rd0.4 %30th486 MB/s140th341 MB/s91st8 Months5th$235137th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
4,271 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 102GB free
84.4 %40th86.3 %26th0.4 %30th514 MB/s79th479 MB/s33rd32 Months77th$200123rd
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $124
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...
84.1 %41st101 %1st1.6 %7th529 MB/s4th501 MB/s16th31 Months73rd$12477th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 421GB free
83.3 %42nd82.7 %43rd0 %101st463 MB/s150th439 MB/s39th30 Months63rd$180112th
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...
82.6 %43rd84.5 %32nd0 %101st512 MB/s91st433 MB/s45th53 Months125th$10054th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $300
3 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 746GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 667GB free
82.5 %44th68 %108th0 %101st501 MB/s118th339 MB/s94th5 Months1st$300152nd
Crucial BX200 480GB $130
961 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 225GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 189GB free
82 %45th63.8 %126th0.1 %62nd492 MB/s138th254 MB/s130th15 Months20th$13079th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $400
313 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
81.6 %46th87.6 %21st0 %101st514 MB/s79th487 MB/s27th32 Months77th$400159th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
81.1 %47th80.2 %62nd0 %101st527 MB/s13th507 MB/s8th24 Months41st$179110th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 15GB free
80.4 %48th88.3 %16th0 %101st524 MB/s22nd349 MB/s85th19 Months31st$11067th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $134
1,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 385GB free
80.3 %49th63.8 %125th0.1 %62nd493 MB/s136th259 MB/s126th17 Months25th$13485th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
80 %50th82.6 %46th0 %101st528 MB/s6th508 MB/s5th15 Months20th$9546th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 152GB free
79.1 %51st80.3 %61st0 %101st506 MB/s109th431 MB/s48th18 Months29th$9344th
PNY CS2211 240GB $90
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 12GB free
78.8 %52nd78.2 %71st0 %101st527 MB/s13th437 MB/s43rd13 Months17th$9039th
Plextor M6S 256GB $106
280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
78.3 %53rd83.5 %38th0 %101st484 MB/s143rd426 MB/s55th34 Months85th$10660th
PNY CS1311 240GB $75
2,813 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 174GB free
78.2 %54th67.7 %110th0.5 %26th517 MB/s53rd356 MB/s75th10 Months9th$7521st
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,079 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 325GB free
76.8 %55th88.2 %18th0.1 %62nd515 MB/s70th492 MB/s24th32 Months77th$219131st
Crucial BX200 240GB $73
4,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 146GB free
76.7 %56th65.3 %121st0.5 %26th494 MB/s133rd261 MB/s124th15 Months20th$7317th
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 ...
75.9 %57th84.6 %31st0.2 %50th515 MB/s70th491 MB/s25th32 Months77th$10558th
HyperX Savage 240GB $103
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...
75.7 %58th83.1 %41st0.6 %19th525 MB/s20th508 MB/s5th22 Months33rd$10357th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $280
89 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 827GB free
75.4 %59th61.9 %136th0 %101st441 MB/s154th262 MB/s122nd17 Months25th$280149th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
4,233 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 62GB free
75 %60th64.3 %122nd0.6 %19th494 MB/s133rd259 MB/s126th17 Months25th$7418th
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...
74.2 %61st69.2 %99th0.8 %15th484 MB/s143rd336 MB/s95th8 Months5th$9547th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $255
717 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 382GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 189GB free
74 %62nd95.4 %6th0.1 %62nd520 MB/s39th484 MB/s30th36 Months91st$255144th
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...
73.6 %63rd81.9 %50th0 %101st486 MB/s140th474 MB/s35th45 Months104th$10559th
Crucial BX100 250GB $116
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...
73.2 %64th85.3 %28th0.4 %30th523 MB/s25th370 MB/s74th25 Months46th$11674th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $40
222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 24GB free
72.2 %65th62.5 %132nd0.1 %62nd514 MB/s79th218 MB/s138th5 Months1st$401st
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...
71.9 %66th84.7 %30th0 %101st517 MB/s53rd499 MB/s18th30 Months63rd$11369th
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...
71.1 %67th81.2 %59th0.7 %16th521 MB/s32nd332 MB/s100th32 Months77th$11671st
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...
70.7 %68th69.6 %96th0.1 %62nd512 MB/s91st278 MB/s112th59 Months136th$9547th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $109
212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 59GB free
70 %69th80 %64th0 %101st528 MB/s6th505 MB/s10th24 Months41st$10963rd
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $69
14,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 31GB free
68.9 %70th94.1 %9th1.4 %8th517 MB/s53rd415 MB/s62nd26 Months52nd$6914th
Crucial M500 240GB $99
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...
67.9 %71st72.4 %86th0.4 %30th502 MB/s116th273 MB/s117th47 Months112th$9952nd
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $90
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...
66.4 %72nd65.9 %119th0.7 %16th493 MB/s136th336 MB/s95th29 Months59th$9039th
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 %73rd86.6 %24th0 %101st517 MB/s53rd499 MB/s18th23 Months38th$13079th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $63
155 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 58GB free
65.3 %74th83.4 %39th0 %101st515 MB/s70th430 MB/s51st18 Months29th$6310th
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...
65.2 %75th91.4 %11th0.1 %62nd525 MB/s20th481 MB/s31st35 Months89th$152100th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $136
1,550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 348GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 138GB free
64.1 %76th51.5 %153rd0.2 %50th513 MB/s88th293 MB/s107th51 Months118th$13686th
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 %77th58.4 %142nd0.1 %62nd509 MB/s100th264 MB/s120th66 Months148th$8128th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $83
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...
62.2 %78th58.1 %143rd1.7 %6th514 MB/s79th247 MB/s133rd51 Months118th$8329th
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...
61.2 %79th71.8 %89th0.2 %50th445 MB/s152nd430 MB/s51st49 Months114th$12075th
PNY CS1311 120GB $50
1,943 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 2GB free
61.1 %80th65.6 %120th0.4 %30th517 MB/s53rd336 MB/s95th10 Months9th$503rd
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 ...
60.1 %81st66.1 %118th0.1 %62nd516 MB/s67th156 MB/s150th30 Months63rd$555th
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
623 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 38GB free
58.6 %82nd71.7 %91st0.1 %62nd523 MB/s25th190 MB/s144th25 Months46th$598th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $51
2,933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 17GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 61GB free
57.2 %83rd62.3 %133rd0.6 %19th494 MB/s133rd240 MB/s135th17 Months25th$514th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 112GB free
57 %84th63.9 %124th0.1 %62nd518 MB/s47th378 MB/s73rd39 Months95th$10661st
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 43GB free
56.9 %85th78.9 %68th0 %101st517 MB/s53rd431 MB/s48th30 Months63rd$7016th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 40GB free
56.7 %86th76.7 %77th0.1 %62nd457 MB/s151st381 MB/s72nd30 Months63rd$6812th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $113
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...
56.1 %87th66.2 %117th0 %101st516 MB/s67th274 MB/s116th65 Months147th$11370th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $100
3,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 46GB free
54.5 %88th93.7 %10th0.3 %40th527 MB/s13th485 MB/s28th31 Months73rd$10055th
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...
53.6 %89th75.9 %79th0 %101st519 MB/s43rd426 MB/s55th56 Months129th$14591st
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
52.8 %90th84.4 %33rd0 %101st528 MB/s6th509 MB/s4th26 Months52nd$170106th
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% ...
52.2 %91st71.7 %90th0.1 %62nd527 MB/s13th186 MB/s145th32 Months77th$7419th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
598 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
51.8 %92nd79.4 %67th0.1 %62nd490 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th34 Months85th$8634th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
502 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
51.5 %93rd85.5 %27th0 %101st521 MB/s32nd427 MB/s54th39 Months95th$8938th
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 ...
51.4 %94th70.2 %95th0.1 %62nd521 MB/s32nd248 MB/s132nd22 Months33rd$13888th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $85
162 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
51.1 %95th81.7 %54th0 %101st514 MB/s79th420 MB/s58th27 Months57th$8532nd
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...
51.1 %96th84 %35th0 %101st514 MB/s79th498 MB/s20th27 Months57th$177108th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 11GB free
48.6 %97th82.6 %45th0.1 %62nd524 MB/s22nd352 MB/s81st35 Months89th$9850th
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...
48.5 %98th70.8 %93rd0 %101st506 MB/s109th283 MB/s111th45 Months104th$8027th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $180
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...
48.5 %99th78.5 %70th2.5 %4th509 MB/s100th351 MB/s83rd43 Months100th$180111th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
48.2 %100th81.9 %51st0 %101st521 MB/s32nd432 MB/s47th23 Months38th$9243rd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $70
610 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 6GB free
48.1 %101st66.4 %115th0.1 %62nd517 MB/s53rd334 MB/s98th10 Months9th$7015th
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...
47.9 %102nd94.4 %8th0 %101st524 MB/s22nd504 MB/s11th50 Months117th$240139th
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...
47.8 %103rd55.1 %150th0.9 %11th505 MB/s112th135 MB/s158th32 Months77th$555th
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...
47.4 %104th86.6 %25th0 %101st514 MB/s79th496 MB/s23rd36 Months91st$203124th
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...
47.2 %105th82.9 %42nd0 %101st513 MB/s88th498 MB/s20th45 Months104th$206125th
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 %104th0 %101st515 MB/s70th284 MB/s110th49 Months114th$15096th
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...
46.4 %107th63.2 %127th0.2 %50th499 MB/s122nd139 MB/s155th47 Months112th$6913th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
1,169 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 96GB free
46.3 %108th59.6 %141st0.1 %62nd507 MB/s108th218 MB/s138th59 Months136th$6811th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $196
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...
44.9 %109th79.8 %65th0.1 %62nd514 MB/s79th291 MB/s108th36 Months91st$196120th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $48
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...
44.8 %110th46.7 %157th3.9 %3rd500 MB/s120th144 MB/s154th51 Months118th$482nd
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...
44.6 %111th50.7 %155th0.3 %40th499 MB/s122nd165 MB/s148th59 Months136th$587th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $108
1,577 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 73GB free
44.4 %112th50.4 %156th0.1 %62nd499 MB/s122nd264 MB/s120th19 Months31st$10862nd
HyperX Savage 120GB $95
934 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 92GB free
44.1 %113th76.6 %78th0.1 %62nd523 MB/s25th422 MB/s57th22 Months33rd$9549th
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...
44.1 %114th82.5 %47th0.9 %11th523 MB/s25th490 MB/s26th52 Months121st$224133rd
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...
44 %115th64 %123rd0.3 %40th443 MB/s153rd277 MB/s113th49 Months114th$8025th
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...
43.6 %116th66.7 %113th0 %101st520 MB/s39th268 MB/s118th70 Months157th$160104th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $100
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...
43.6 %117th78.6 %69th1.9 %5th501 MB/s118th351 MB/s83rd43 Months100th$10053rd
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 ...
43.6 %118th81.8 %53rd0 %101st515 MB/s70th485 MB/s28th45 Months104th$225134th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $112
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...
43.4 %119th81.4 %58th0 %101st518 MB/s47th477 MB/s34th40 Months98th$11268th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
228 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 52GB free
43 %120th62.5 %130th0 %101st435 MB/s155th275 MB/s114th43 Months100th$8025th
Samsung 840 250GB $148
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...
42.7 %121st59.6 %140th0.6 %19th511 MB/s94th249 MB/s131st52 Months121st$14893rd
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 %122nd80.1 %63rd0.1 %62nd510 MB/s97th448 MB/s38th45 Months104th$215127th
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 %123rd88.5 %15th0 %101st520 MB/s39th502 MB/s13th39 Months95th$246143rd
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 ...
41.8 %124th70.5 %94th0 %101st509 MB/s100th288 MB/s109th45 Months104th$9142nd
Intel 520 Series 120GB $80
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...
41.3 %125th63 %129th0.3 %40th513 MB/s88th160 MB/s149th60 Months140th$8023rd
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...
40.8 %126th68.8 %102nd0.4 %30th517 MB/s53rd261 MB/s124th58 Months132nd$182115th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
409 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
40.7 %127th62.1 %135th0.1 %62nd509 MB/s100th227 MB/s136th43 Months100th$8024th
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 %128th66.5 %114th0.1 %62nd516 MB/s67th246 MB/s134th60 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...
39.2 %129th77.2 %76th0 %101st504 MB/s113th412 MB/s64th46 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 %130th79.8 %66th0.1 %62nd511 MB/s94th469 MB/s36th56 Months129th$245141st
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...
37.7 %131st68.1 %107th0.1 %62nd515 MB/s70th262 MB/s122nd53 Months125th$200121st
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $90
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...
37.5 %132nd62.5 %131st0.9 %11th509 MB/s100th200 MB/s142nd58 Months132nd$9041st
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...
37.2 %133rd77.8 %73rd0.1 %62nd509 MB/s100th317 MB/s103rd53 Months125th$13078th
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...
37.1 %134th77.8 %74th0.6 %19th520 MB/s39th438 MB/s41st52 Months121st$13082nd
Patriot Pyro 120GB $74
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
35.5 %135th51.4 %154th0 %101st506 MB/s109th152 MB/s151st66 Months148th$7420th
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...
35.4 %136th82.4 %48th0.4 %30th476 MB/s147th391 MB/s70th58 Months132nd$15094th
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 ...
34.7 %137th57.4 %145th0.2 %50th499 MB/s122nd138 MB/s156th41 Months99th$8937th
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 %138th60.5 %138th0 %101st515 MB/s70th255 MB/s129th61 Months142nd$193117th
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...
34.4 %139th63.1 %128th0.1 %62nd351 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th57 Months131st$218128th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
33.4 %140th81.7 %56th0 %101st511 MB/s94th411 MB/s65th36 Months91st$15096th
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 %141st72.9 %85th0 %101st480 MB/s146th313 MB/s104th45 Months104th$13082nd
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 %142nd52.5 %152nd0 %101st354 MB/s156th219 MB/s137th84 Months162nd$182114th
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 %143rd59.7 %139th0.5 %26th508 MB/s106th320 MB/s102nd64 Months145th$10965th
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...
32.1 %144th67.5 %111th0.4 %30th510 MB/s97th403 MB/s66th64 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 %50th512 MB/s91st138 MB/s156th59 Months136th$9951st
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 %146th82.7 %44th0 %101st503 MB/s115th419 MB/s59th63 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 %147th46 %158th0.1 %62nd213 MB/s159th184 MB/s146th69 Months153rd$15096th
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...
31.2 %148th57.3 %146th0.3 %40th502 MB/s116th267 MB/s119th70 Months157th$218128th
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...
30.7 %149th68.7 %103rd0 %101st519 MB/s43rd275 MB/s114th67 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...
30.1 %150th87.1 %23rd0.2 %50th497 MB/s131st481 MB/s31st58 Months132nd$400159th
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...
28.9 %151st55.6 %149th0.6 %19th499 MB/s122nd194 MB/s143rd70 Months157th$11671st
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 ...
28.7 %152nd57.9 %144th0.4 %30th508 MB/s106th146 MB/s153rd71 Months160th$11671st
Samsung 840 120GB $109
6,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 71GB free
27.8 %153rd53.5 %151st0.7 %16th504 MB/s113th133 MB/s160th52 Months121st$10964th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
89 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.4 %154th56.8 %148th0 %101st510 MB/s97th148 MB/s152nd63 Months143rd$12076th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,897 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 81GB free
25.1 %155th62.2 %134th0.2 %50th475 MB/s148th322 MB/s101st29 Months59th$153101st
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
879 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 27GB free
23.7 %156th68.5 %105th0.1 %62nd498 MB/s130th212 MB/s140th55 Months128th$200122nd
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...
22.3 %157th45 %159th0.1 %62nd213 MB/s159th182 MB/s147th69 Months153rd$232135th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
6,786 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 51GB free
21.4 %158th39.2 %161st0.5 %26th202 MB/s162nd123 MB/s161st69 Months153rd$10256th
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 %159th72.1 %88th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s106th66 Months148th$471162nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 53GB free
20.7 %160th39.9 %160th0.3 %40th204 MB/s161st117 MB/s162nd69 Months153rd$10965th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $287
77 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
15.4 %161st61.4 %137th0 %101st514 MB/s79th205 MB/s141st67 Months151st$287150th
Intel 320 Series 120GB $234
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...
11.4 %162nd38.9 %162nd0.1 %62nd261 MB/s158th135 MB/s158th71 Months160th$234136th
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