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SSD Rankings - July 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]

Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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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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Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
15,882 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 494GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 193GB free
117 %1st98.6 %3rd1.27 %8th521 MB/s34th416 MB/s61st31 Months52nd$300149th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $155
86,122 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 407GB free
113 %2nd97.3 %5th6.61 %2nd518 MB/s60th414 MB/s63rd31 Months52nd$15591st
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $265
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...
110 %3rd84 %39th0.07 %82nd520 MB/s43rd430 MB/s51st29 Months41st$265142nd
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $83
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...
106 %4th95.4 %6th9.42 %1st517 MB/s67th417 MB/s60th31 Months52nd$8326th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $270
35 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 451GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
104 %5th78.8 %70th0.03 %109th517 MB/s67th347 MB/s86th10 Months1st$270144th
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
61 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
103 %6th86.4 %26th0 %148th530 MB/s3rd506 MB/s9th18 Months17th$289148th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $195
11,979 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 409GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 366GB free
101 %7th102 %1st0.7 %14th529 MB/s7th503 MB/s12th36 Months73rd$195117th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
101 %8th87.8 %21st0.01 %130th530 MB/s3rd511 MB/s3rd20 Months20th$15188th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
225 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
101 %9th89.4 %15th0 %148th523 MB/s27th454 MB/s37th29 Months41st$165100th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $395
2,884 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 849GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 953GB free
99 %10th100 %2nd0.26 %42nd530 MB/s3rd505 MB/s11th36 Months73rd$395159th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
97.3 %11th84.2 %38th0 %148th518 MB/s60th434 MB/s45th35 Months63rd$320154th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,075 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 255GB free
96.4 %12th88.9 %17th0.1 %72nd525 MB/s21st434 MB/s45th30 Months46th$170101st
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
95.2 %13th82.4 %49th0.01 %130th528 MB/s10th508 MB/s7th20 Months20th$7517th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $230
4,628 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 361GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 681GB free
95 %14th67.4 %112th0.35 %33rd500 MB/s126th341 MB/s94th34 Months59th$230132nd
Crucial MX300 1TB $280
1,250 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 266GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 908GB free
94.5 %15th72.6 %86th0.16 %56th486 MB/s141st342 MB/s91st13 Months5th$280146th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
3,648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 150GB free
93.4 %16th68.4 %106th0.19 %48th518 MB/s60th356 MB/s76th15 Months9th$606th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 146GB free
92.8 %17th84.3 %36th0.01 %130th529 MB/s7th511 MB/s3rd18 Months17th$16096th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
91.3 %18th89.8 %13th0 %148th499 MB/s128th441 MB/s39th39 Months85th$190113th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
89.6 %19th85.2 %33rd0.02 %117th521 MB/s34th439 MB/s40th35 Months63rd$181108th
Crucial MX300 525GB $150
9,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 150GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 211GB free
88.4 %20th71.5 %92nd1.09 %10th486 MB/s141st342 MB/s91st13 Months5th$15083rd
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
367 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
87.3 %21st79.3 %68th0.01 %130th527 MB/s13th506 MB/s9th29 Months41st$8020th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
86.6 %22nd89.9 %12th0 %148th519 MB/s49th499 MB/s21st28 Months38th$191114th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
5,917 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 287GB free
86.6 %23rd88.6 %19th0.31 %35th515 MB/s77th481 MB/s31st37 Months77th$200122nd
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $280
470 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 587GB free
86 %24th70.7 %94th0.05 %94th519 MB/s49th356 MB/s76th15 Months9th$280146th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $160
636 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 343GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 47GB free
85.5 %25th74 %82nd0.11 %70th517 MB/s67th346 MB/s89th10 Months1st$16096th
HyperX Savage 960GB $355
172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
85 %26th83.4 %42nd0.01 %130th527 MB/s13th502 MB/s14th27 Months33rd$355158th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
254 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.6 %27th89.1 %16th0.01 %130th520 MB/s43rd502 MB/s14th35 Months63rd$195117th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
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...
83.9 %28th98.4 %4th1.36 %7th529 MB/s7th502 MB/s14th36 Months73rd$12066th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 416GB free
83.7 %29th75.3 %81st0.04 %100th508 MB/s110th400 MB/s67th30 Months46th$329155th
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 %30th84.4 %35th0.03 %109th511 MB/s96th433 MB/s47th58 Months125th$10047th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $180
111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 328GB free
82.4 %31st81.7 %57th0.01 %130th527 MB/s13th507 MB/s8th29 Months41st$180107th
Crucial BX200 960GB $272
202 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 381GB free
82.2 %32nd66.1 %119th0.02 %117th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th20 Months20th$272145th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $142
9,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 16GB free
82 %33rd67.9 %110th0.63 %16th501 MB/s122nd347 MB/s86th34 Months59th$14278th
PNY CS1311 960GB $300
376 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 174GB free
81.6 %34th70.6 %95th0.06 %86th519 MB/s49th356 MB/s76th15 Months9th$300150th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $350
40 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 846GB free
81.4 %35th79 %69th0 %148th530 MB/s3rd512 MB/s2nd29 Months41st$350157th
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...
81.3 %36th76.9 %79th0.03 %109th527 MB/s13th347 MB/s86th39 Months85th$9035th
PNY CS1311 480GB $150
1,986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 241GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 56GB free
81 %37th70.1 %99th0.09 %78th519 MB/s49th353 MB/s80th15 Months9th$15083rd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,484 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 277GB free
80.8 %38th89.6 %14th0.11 %70th516 MB/s73rd496 MB/s23rd37 Months77th$209125th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
80.2 %39th82.2 %51st0.04 %100th464 MB/s150th438 MB/s41st35 Months63rd$188112th
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 %40th80.8 %62nd0.03 %109th521 MB/s34th353 MB/s80th37 Months77th$10050th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
78.8 %41st86.6 %24th0.01 %130th524 MB/s26th349 MB/s85th24 Months31st$11061st
Crucial MX300 750GB $258
3,352 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 400GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 274GB free
78.4 %42nd72.9 %85th0.27 %41st487 MB/s140th342 MB/s91st13 Months5th$258140th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
39 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
77.3 %43rd81.4 %60th0 %148th531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st27 Months33rd$195116th
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 ...
76.7 %44th85.5 %31st0.12 %67th515 MB/s77th494 MB/s26th37 Months77th$10555th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $440
458 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
76.5 %45th88.2 %20th0.02 %117th515 MB/s77th488 MB/s28th37 Months77th$440161st
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
2,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 191GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 41GB free
76.3 %46th68.7 %105th0.16 %56th519 MB/s49th355 MB/s79th15 Months9th$15893rd
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
6,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 21GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 77GB free
76.3 %47th65.4 %122nd0.41 %27th495 MB/s133rd260 MB/s126th22 Months25th$7414th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $101
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...
75 %48th77.4 %76th0.03 %109th521 MB/s34th301 MB/s107th35 Months63rd$10151st
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $100
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 166GB free
74.7 %49th80.2 %64th0.04 %100th506 MB/s115th432 MB/s50th23 Months29th$10047th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $110
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...
74.6 %50th86.1 %28th0.02 %117th519 MB/s49th502 MB/s14th35 Months63rd$11060th
Crucial MX300 275GB $94
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...
74.4 %51st69 %103rd0.63 %16th484 MB/s145th338 MB/s95th13 Months5th$9440th
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...
74 %52nd85.5 %30th0.43 %26th525 MB/s21st370 MB/s74th30 Months46th$11562nd
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $94
1,945 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 12GB free
73.5 %53rd72 %90th0.22 %47th516 MB/s73rd343 MB/s90th10 Months1st$9441st
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...
73.2 %54th81.6 %58th0.04 %100th485 MB/s143rd472 MB/s35th50 Months104th$10556th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
165 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 797GB free
71.9 %55th62.2 %134th0.01 %130th442 MB/s152nd261 MB/s124th22 Months25th$300150th
PNY CS2211 240GB $103
425 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
71.8 %56th78.7 %71st0.04 %100th527 MB/s13th437 MB/s43rd18 Months17th$10354th
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...
71.2 %57th81.4 %59th0.62 %18th522 MB/s32nd332 MB/s100th37 Months77th$11663rd
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $159
1,508 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 312GB free
70.6 %58th63.8 %127th0.18 %50th494 MB/s137th260 MB/s126th22 Months25th$15994th
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...
69 %59th65.6 %121st0.68 %15th498 MB/s130th338 MB/s95th34 Months59th$8527th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $100
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...
68.7 %60th70.3 %97th0.18 %50th440 MB/s154th427 MB/s53rd54 Months114th$10047th
PNY CS1311 240GB $90
5,568 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 26GB free
68.6 %61st68.1 %108th0.48 %21st519 MB/s49th358 MB/s75th15 Months9th$9035th
Crucial MX200 500GB $210
2,721 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 89GB free
68.5 %62nd73.9 %83rd0.14 %63rd519 MB/s49th399 MB/s68th30 Months46th$210126th
HyperX Savage 240GB $120
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...
68.1 %63rd83.8 %41st0.39 %30th527 MB/s13th510 MB/s5th27 Months33rd$12066th
Crucial BX200 480GB $172
1,404 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 88GB free
68.1 %64th65.3 %123rd0.09 %78th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th20 Months20th$172104th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $73
21,471 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 20GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 40GB free
66.3 %65th94.5 %9th1.19 %9th518 MB/s60th416 MB/s61st31 Months52nd$7313th
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 %66th91.5 %11th0.1 %72nd525 MB/s21st481 MB/s31st40 Months89th$15289th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
841 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 117GB free
63.1 %67th66 %120th0.06 %86th523 MB/s27th388 MB/s72nd44 Months95th$9644th
Plextor M6S 256GB $142
386 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
62.6 %68th83.3 %44th0.04 %100th485 MB/s143rd426 MB/s56th39 Months85th$14280th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $68
261 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
62.4 %69th84.3 %37th0.02 %117th515 MB/s77th430 MB/s51st23 Months29th$689th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
761 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 22GB free
62.2 %70th66.8 %115th0.07 %82nd517 MB/s67th335 MB/s98th15 Months9th$501st
Intel 730 Series 480GB $320
986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 348GB free
62.1 %71st94.9 %7th0.04 %100th521 MB/s34th484 MB/s30th41 Months91st$320153rd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
479 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 65GB free
61.9 %72nd82.7 %47th0.01 %130th520 MB/s43rd433 MB/s47th35 Months63rd$678th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $130
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...
61.4 %73rd80.2 %63rd0.17 %55th465 MB/s149th427 MB/s53rd35 Months63rd$13071st
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $55
1,427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 95GB free
60.2 %74th66.2 %118th0.3 %37th516 MB/s73rd324 MB/s101st10 Months1st$552nd
Crucial BX200 240GB $99
6,812 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 23GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 99GB free
59.8 %75th63.7 %128th0.39 %30th495 MB/s133rd261 MB/s124th20 Months20th$9946th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $139
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...
59.7 %76th79.5 %67th2.48 %4th510 MB/s102nd352 MB/s83rd48 Months100th$13977th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $90
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...
59.5 %77th59 %142nd0.05 %94th509 MB/s108th309 MB/s106th71 Months148th$9034th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,693 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 446GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 106GB free
58.5 %78th51.9 %153rd0.16 %56th514 MB/s86th293 MB/s109th56 Months118th$15590th
Crucial MX200 250GB $156
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...
57.4 %79th83.4 %43rd0.24 %44th527 MB/s13th399 MB/s68th30 Months46th$15692nd
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $160
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...
56.4 %80th86.2 %27th0 %148th518 MB/s60th501 MB/s19th28 Months38th$16095th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $95
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...
55.8 %81st57.6 %145th1.69 %6th512 MB/s95th243 MB/s134th56 Months118th$9542nd
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $133
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...
54.8 %82nd69.4 %102nd0.06 %86th514 MB/s86th279 MB/s114th64 Months136th$13375th
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...
54.3 %83rd76.9 %78th0.01 %130th519 MB/s49th437 MB/s43rd61 Months129th$14581st
PNY CS1311 120GB $58
3,466 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 7GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 95GB free
54.1 %84th64.9 %124th0.31 %35th518 MB/s60th338 MB/s95th15 Months9th$583rd
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...
52.6 %85th86.5 %25th0.02 %117th516 MB/s73rd500 MB/s20th32 Months57th$177105th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
979 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 21GB free
52.6 %86th72.6 %87th0.1 %72nd523 MB/s27th190 MB/s145th30 Months46th$7011th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 41GB free
52.5 %87th84 %40th0.04 %100th528 MB/s10th509 MB/s6th31 Months52nd$170103rd
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% ...
52.4 %88th71.9 %91st0.13 %64th528 MB/s10th187 MB/s146th37 Months77th$7414th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
837 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 7GB free
52.1 %89th79.9 %65th0.05 %94th492 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th39 Months85th$8629th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
51.8 %90th85.9 %29th0.02 %117th521 MB/s34th427 MB/s53rd44 Months95th$8933rd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $136
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 ...
51.6 %91st69.7 %100th0.13 %64th522 MB/s32nd250 MB/s131st27 Months33rd$13676th
Crucial M550 128GB $95
665 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 14GB free
51.5 %92nd85.2 %34th0.03 %109th525 MB/s21st353 MB/s80th40 Months89th$9542nd
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $60
6,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 60GB free
50.6 %93rd62.3 %133rd0.4 %28th494 MB/s137th241 MB/s136th22 Months25th$604th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,671 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 91GB free
50.4 %94th77 %77th0.13 %64th525 MB/s21st420 MB/s58th27 Months33rd$8020th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $188
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...
50.3 %95th82.5 %48th0.82 %11th523 MB/s27th495 MB/s24th57 Months121st$188111th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
238 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
50 %96th82 %53rd0.02 %117th515 MB/s77th421 MB/s57th32 Months57th$8831st
Crucial M500 240GB $150
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...
49.7 %97th72.4 %88th0.44 %24th502 MB/s120th274 MB/s118th52 Months112th$15087th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 84GB free
49 %98th76.6 %80th0.08 %81st459 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd35 Months63rd$8224th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $74
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 ...
48.8 %99th67 %114th0.06 %86th518 MB/s60th156 MB/s150th35 Months63rd$7414th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
93 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 103GB free
48.8 %100th82.9 %46th0 %148th521 MB/s34th433 MB/s47th28 Months38th$9238th
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 %101st70.8 %93rd0.02 %117th506 MB/s115th283 MB/s113th50 Months104th$8022nd
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...
48.5 %102nd85.3 %32nd0 %148th513 MB/s91st495 MB/s24th50 Months104th$206124th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $99
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...
48.2 %103rd82.3 %50th0.07 %82nd519 MB/s49th479 MB/s34th45 Months98th$9945th
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...
48.1 %104th94.9 %8th0.01 %130th523 MB/s27th503 MB/s12th55 Months117th$240136th
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...
47.7 %105th66.4 %117th0.05 %94th515 MB/s77th275 MB/s116th70 Months147th$14279th
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 %106th86.8 %23rd0.02 %117th514 MB/s86th497 MB/s22nd42 Months93rd$203123rd
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...
46.9 %107th68.3 %107th0 %148th515 MB/s77th284 MB/s112th54 Months114th$15083rd
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 %108th63.2 %129th0.3 %37th500 MB/s126th139 MB/s157th52 Months112th$6910th
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...
46 %109th81.8 %55th0.07 %82nd517 MB/s67th292 MB/s110th41 Months91st$196119th
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...
44.3 %110th67.6 %111th0.02 %117th520 MB/s43rd274 MB/s118th75 Months157th$16098th
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...
44.2 %111th64.2 %125th0.18 %50th442 MB/s152nd279 MB/s114th54 Months114th$8018th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $72
1,522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 80GB free
44.1 %112th59.2 %141st0.1 %72nd509 MB/s108th211 MB/s139th64 Months136th$7212th
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 ...
43.5 %113th81.8 %56th0.06 %86th515 MB/s77th485 MB/s29th50 Months104th$225131st
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...
43 %114th82 %52nd0.01 %130th510 MB/s102nd452 MB/s38th50 Months104th$215127th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
293 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
43 %115th62.5 %132nd0.01 %130th433 MB/s155th275 MB/s116th48 Months100th$8018th
HyperX Fury 120GB $64
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...
42.8 %116th55.3 %150th0.77 %12th510 MB/s102nd152 MB/s151st37 Months77th$647th
Plextor M5S 128GB $93
1,173 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 20GB free
42.1 %117th68.9 %104th0.12 %67th499 MB/s128th212 MB/s138th60 Months128th$9339th
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 %118th88.7 %18th0 %148th521 MB/s34th502 MB/s14th44 Months95th$246139th
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 %119th70.3 %96th0.02 %117th508 MB/s110th287 MB/s111th50 Months104th$9137th
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...
41.6 %120th70.2 %98th0.32 %34th519 MB/s49th262 MB/s123rd63 Months132nd$182109th
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...
40.2 %121st66.8 %116th0.15 %62nd520 MB/s43rd242 MB/s135th65 Months140th$179106th
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...
39.4 %122nd77.7 %75th0 %148th503 MB/s119th413 MB/s64th51 Months111th$240135th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $85
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...
39.2 %123rd62.6 %131st0.24 %44th515 MB/s77th164 MB/s148th65 Months140th$8528th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $60
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...
38.9 %124th47.9 %157th3.55 %3rd508 MB/s110th146 MB/s155th56 Months118th$604th
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...
37.8 %125th79.5 %66th0.06 %86th511 MB/s96th464 MB/s36th61 Months129th$245138th
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 %126th78.3 %73rd0.61 %19th521 MB/s34th438 MB/s41st57 Months121st$13073rd
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...
37.1 %127th77.8 %74th0.06 %86th511 MB/s96th317 MB/s103rd58 Months125th$13072nd
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $170
4,218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 97GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 3GB free
36.1 %128th92.5 %10th0.24 %44th527 MB/s13th490 MB/s27th36 Months73rd$170101st
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $129
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...
35.8 %129th78.3 %72nd1.72 %5th501 MB/s122nd352 MB/s83rd48 Months100th$12970th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $216
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...
35.6 %130th68.1 %109th0.06 %86th514 MB/s86th259 MB/s128th58 Months125th$216128th
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...
34.9 %131st81.4 %61st0.25 %43rd475 MB/s147th390 MB/s71st63 Months132nd$15082nd
Intel 330 Series 120GB $87
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...
34.9 %132nd56.8 %148th0.18 %50th513 MB/s91st140 MB/s156th64 Months136th$8730th
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...
34.9 %133rd64 %126th0.05 %94th349 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th62 Months131st$218129th
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 %134th57.5 %146th0.16 %56th504 MB/s117th137 MB/s158th46 Months99th$8932nd
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...
34.5 %135th60.7 %138th0.02 %117th517 MB/s67th248 MB/s132nd66 Months142nd$193115th
Samsung 840 250GB $200
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...
34.3 %136th60.1 %139th0.44 %24th513 MB/s91st248 MB/s132nd57 Months121st$200121st
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
609 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 10GB free
34.3 %137th62.6 %130th0.04 %100th510 MB/s102nd206 MB/s140th48 Months100th$10252nd
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
350 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
33.5 %138th81.9 %54th0.03 %109th511 MB/s96th411 MB/s65th42 Months93rd$15083rd
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $82
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...
33.3 %139th49.4 %156th0.28 %40th496 MB/s132nd150 MB/s152nd64 Months136th$8223rd
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 %84th0.05 %94th483 MB/s146th313 MB/s105th50 Months104th$13073rd
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
145 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 34GB free
32.7 %141st51.1 %154th0.03 %109th508 MB/s110th157 MB/s149th71 Months148th$8325th
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...
32.4 %142nd59.6 %140th0.37 %32nd510 MB/s102nd316 MB/s104th69 Months145th$10958th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $188
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...
32.2 %143rd52.8 %152nd0.01 %130th354 MB/s156th220 MB/s137th89 Months162nd$188110th
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 %144th67.3 %113th0.3 %37th511 MB/s96th404 MB/s66th69 Months145th$261141st
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...
32 %145th83.3 %45th0.01 %130th504 MB/s117th419 MB/s59th68 Months143rd$348156th
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...
31.6 %146th58 %144th0.19 %48th502 MB/s120th267 MB/s121st75 Months157th$218129th
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...
31.1 %147th69.6 %101st0 %148th520 MB/s43rd269 MB/s120th72 Months151st$266143rd
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...
30.3 %148th87.6 %22nd0.16 %56th497 MB/s131st481 MB/s31st63 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...
29.1 %149th55.9 %149th0.45 %22nd501 MB/s122nd194 MB/s144th75 Months157th$11663rd
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $126
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...
28.8 %150th61.9 %136th0.72 %13th511 MB/s96th199 MB/s142nd63 Months132nd$12669th
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 ...
28.8 %151st58.2 %143rd0.45 %22nd513 MB/s91st149 MB/s153rd76 Months160th$11663rd
Samsung 840 120GB $109
8,894 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 4GB free
27.7 %152nd53.2 %151st0.6 %20th507 MB/s114th134 MB/s160th57 Months121st$10957th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
126 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.4 %153rd56.9 %147th0.01 %130th510 MB/s102nd147 MB/s154th68 Months143rd$12068th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $199
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 ...
26.1 %154th47 %158th0.09 %78th214 MB/s159th196 MB/s143rd74 Months153rd$199120th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $164
2,840 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 67GB free
23.3 %155th61 %137th0.16 %56th468 MB/s148th323 MB/s102nd34 Months59th$16499th
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...
22.6 %156th45.7 %159th0.1 %72nd213 MB/s160th187 MB/s146th74 Months153rd$232133rd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
9,276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 84GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 112GB free
21.6 %157th39.5 %161st0.4 %28th204 MB/s162nd122 MB/s161st74 Months153rd$10253rd
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 %158th72.1 %89th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s108th71 Months148th$471162nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
5,325 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 29GB free
20.6 %159th39.8 %160th0.18 %50th206 MB/s161st115 MB/s162nd74 Months153rd$10958th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
1,819 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 198GB free
20.3 %160th50.7 %155th0.1 %72nd501 MB/s122nd265 MB/s122nd24 Months31st$308152nd
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $240
95 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 27GB free
17.8 %161st62 %135th0.01 %130th514 MB/s86th204 MB/s141st72 Months151st$240137th
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 %162nd38.8 %162nd0.12 %67th262 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th76 Months160th$234134th
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