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SSD Rankings - May 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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Mushkin Reactor 1TB $270
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...
109 %1st84.9 %34th0.14 %59th521 MB/s37th429 MB/s53rd27 Months41st$270145th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
74,603 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 302GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 354GB free
108 %2nd97.7 %5th6.26 %2nd518 MB/s56th414 MB/s63rd29 Months52nd$165100th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $335
12,514 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% 758GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 171GB free
108 %3rd98.1 %4th1.25 %8th523 MB/s30th417 MB/s60th29 Months52nd$335155th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $159
195 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 413GB free
104 %4th89.4 %14th0.03 %116th522 MB/s31st454 MB/s37th27 Months41st$15995th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
90 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
102 %5th88.3 %22nd0.01 %132nd531 MB/s2nd512 MB/s2nd18 Months20th$15188th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 435GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
101 %6th85.4 %31st0.01 %132nd531 MB/s2nd505 MB/s9th16 Months17th$290150th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $279
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 454GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 667GB free
101 %7th78.9 %71st0.01 %132nd514 MB/s84th345 MB/s88th8 Months1st$279148th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $202
10,313 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 250GB free
98.2 %8th101 %1st0.84 %12th529 MB/s6th503 MB/s12th34 Months73rd$202122nd
Crucial MX300 1TB $270
774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 730GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 597GB free
97.4 %9th72.8 %88th0.17 %53rd486 MB/s140th344 MB/s90th11 Months5th$270146th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
55 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
96.8 %10th83.8 %41st0 %159th518 MB/s56th434 MB/s44th33 Months63rd$320152nd
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 659GB free
96.7 %11th66.3 %117th0.01 %132nd495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th18 Months20th$220131st
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
1,925 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 255GB free
96.6 %12th89 %18th0.13 %64th524 MB/s25th434 MB/s44th28 Months46th$170102nd
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
297 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
95.2 %13th82.4 %49th0.01 %132nd528 MB/s10th507 MB/s7th18 Months20th$7514th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $140
406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 274GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 452GB free
95.1 %14th74.4 %83rd0.05 %93rd517 MB/s67th345 MB/s88th8 Months1st$14077th
PNY CS2211 480GB $155
338 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 146GB free
95 %15th84.3 %36th0.05 %93rd529 MB/s6th511 MB/s4th16 Months17th$15591st
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $435
2,902 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 604GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 117GB free
92.7 %16th101 %2nd0.28 %40th529 MB/s6th503 MB/s12th34 Months73rd$435161st
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
2,718 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 128GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 150GB free
92.6 %17th67.7 %112th0.14 %59th518 MB/s56th355 MB/s77th13 Months9th$607th
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...
92.4 %18th94.8 %6th8.9 %1st517 MB/s67th417 MB/s60th29 Months52nd$9841st
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $250
3,915 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 278GB free
91.5 %19th69.1 %102nd0.47 %26th501 MB/s124th342 MB/s92nd32 Months59th$250141st
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
23 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
90.7 %20th89.3 %15th0.01 %132nd499 MB/s128th439 MB/s40th37 Months85th$190113th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
333 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
89.5 %21st85.1 %32nd0.01 %132nd520 MB/s43rd438 MB/s41st33 Months63rd$181108th
PNY CS1311 960GB $265
363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 174GB free
88.7 %22nd69.9 %97th0.04 %102nd518 MB/s56th354 MB/s79th13 Months9th$265143rd
HyperX Savage 960GB $336
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
88.5 %23rd83.3 %44th0.06 %85th527 MB/s14th502 MB/s14th25 Months33rd$336156th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
87 %24th79 %70th0.03 %116th527 MB/s14th505 MB/s9th27 Months41st$8017th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
86.8 %25th90.1 %12th0.01 %132nd520 MB/s43rd499 MB/s20th26 Months38th$191114th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
5,152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 477GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 101GB free
86.5 %26th88.5 %20th0.28 %40th514 MB/s84th481 MB/s31st35 Months77th$200121st
Crucial MX300 525GB $155
6,166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 320GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 341GB free
85.9 %27th71.3 %92nd1.07 %9th486 MB/s140th342 MB/s92nd11 Months5th$15592nd
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $279
356 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 587GB free
85.7 %28th70.1 %95th0.04 %102nd518 MB/s56th356 MB/s76th13 Months9th$279147th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.7 %29th89.2 %16th0.01 %132nd520 MB/s43rd502 MB/s14th33 Months63rd$195116th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
481 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
83.4 %30th75 %82nd0.06 %85th507 MB/s112th400 MB/s67th28 Months46th$329153rd
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...
82.3 %31st84.2 %37th0.03 %116th511 MB/s97th433 MB/s46th56 Months125th$10044th
HyperX Savage 480GB $184
37 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
82.2 %32nd82.8 %45th0 %159th531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st25 Months33rd$184110th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $180
99 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 328GB free
81.7 %33rd81.1 %59th0.02 %129th527 MB/s14th507 MB/s7th27 Months41st$180107th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $350
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 846GB free
81.6 %34th79.3 %69th0.01 %132nd530 MB/s5th512 MB/s2nd27 Months41st$350158th
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...
81.4 %35th77 %79th0.14 %59th527 MB/s14th346 MB/s87th37 Months85th$9032nd
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $127
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...
80.6 %36th98.6 %3rd1.49 %7th529 MB/s6th502 MB/s14th34 Months73rd$12770th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
340 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
80.3 %37th82.3 %50th0.04 %102nd464 MB/s150th438 MB/s41st33 Months63rd$188112th
PNY CS1311 480GB $150
1,735 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 216GB free
80.2 %38th69.4 %99th0.06 %85th519 MB/s50th353 MB/s81st13 Months9th$15082nd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $420
405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 893GB free
79.4 %39th88.5 %21st0.01 %132nd515 MB/s77th488 MB/s27th35 Months77th$420160th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 166GB free
79.1 %40th80.1 %65th0.03 %116th506 MB/s114th432 MB/s50th21 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 %41st80.7 %64th0.04 %102nd522 MB/s31st354 MB/s79th35 Months77th$10045th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
93 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
78.7 %42nd86.4 %24th0.01 %132nd524 MB/s25th348 MB/s85th22 Months31st$11059th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $150
6,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 148GB free
78.5 %43rd68 %111th0.69 %17th501 MB/s124th348 MB/s85th32 Months59th$15084th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 318GB free
77.9 %44th89.6 %13th0.08 %80th516 MB/s72nd496 MB/s24th35 Months77th$219130th
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 ...
77 %45th85.7 %29th0.14 %59th515 MB/s77th485 MB/s28th35 Months77th$10551st
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
1,798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 354GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 342GB free
76.6 %46th69 %103rd0.18 %52nd519 MB/s50th355 MB/s77th13 Months9th$15894th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $91
1,344 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 174GB free
76.5 %47th72.9 %87th0.3 %39th517 MB/s67th344 MB/s90th8 Months1st$9134th
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...
75.6 %48th77.9 %75th0.03 %116th521 MB/s37th302 MB/s106th33 Months63rd$10146th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
5,278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 192GB free
74.8 %49th64 %125th0.47 %26th494 MB/s136th260 MB/s127th20 Months25th$7411th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $149
1,320 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 284GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 286GB free
74.3 %50th64 %126th0.13 %64th494 MB/s136th260 MB/s127th20 Months25th$14981st
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...
74.3 %51st85.9 %27th0.48 %24th525 MB/s21st371 MB/s74th28 Months46th$11560th
Crucial MX300 750GB $279
2,503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 444GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 68GB free
74.3 %52nd73.3 %85th0.28 %40th486 MB/s140th342 MB/s92nd11 Months5th$279149th
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...
74.2 %53rd82.7 %47th0.1 %73rd486 MB/s140th472 MB/s35th48 Months104th$10552nd
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...
73.7 %54th85 %33rd0.05 %93rd518 MB/s56th500 MB/s19th33 Months63rd$11058th
Crucial MX300 275GB $97
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...
72.1 %55th68.6 %108th0.7 %16th485 MB/s144th338 MB/s95th11 Months5th$9740th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
137 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 797GB free
71.9 %56th62.3 %134th0.01 %132nd442 MB/s152nd262 MB/s123rd20 Months25th$300151st
Crucial MX200 500GB $205
2,257 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 140GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 54GB free
71.4 %57th75.7 %81st0.17 %53rd521 MB/s37th399 MB/s68th28 Months46th$205124th
PNY CS1311 240GB $87
3,730 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 5GB free
70.9 %58th68.6 %107th0.34 %35th519 MB/s50th358 MB/s75th13 Months9th$8726th
Crucial BX200 480GB $162
1,234 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 88GB free
70.9 %59th64.9 %121st0.22 %45th495 MB/s133rd255 MB/s130th18 Months20th$16297th
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...
70.8 %60th80.9 %62nd0.81 %15th522 MB/s31st331 MB/s100th35 Months77th$11663rd
PNY CS2211 240GB $106
373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 153GB free
69.7 %61st78.4 %73rd0.05 %93rd527 MB/s14th437 MB/s43rd16 Months17th$10653rd
HyperX Savage 240GB $117
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...
68.4 %62nd82.6 %48th0.6 %19th525 MB/s21st509 MB/s5th25 Months33rd$11766th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $60
217 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 95GB free
68.2 %63rd83.8 %39th0.04 %102nd515 MB/s77th430 MB/s52nd21 Months29th$605th
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 %64th65.9 %120th0.47 %26th498 MB/s130th337 MB/s97th32 Months59th$9032nd
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...
65.8 %65th86 %26th0.05 %93rd518 MB/s56th501 MB/s18th26 Months38th$13073rd
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...
64.9 %66th91.1 %11th0.05 %93rd525 MB/s21st481 MB/s31st38 Months89th$15289th
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...
61.8 %67th80.8 %63rd0.06 %85th465 MB/s149th427 MB/s54th33 Months63rd$13071st
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $85
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...
61.5 %68th58.4 %143rd0.03 %116th509 MB/s105th308 MB/s105th69 Months148th$8523rd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $118
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...
61.5 %69th71 %93rd0.21 %47th440 MB/s154th431 MB/s51st52 Months114th$11867th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $330
838 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 189GB free
60.6 %70th94.8 %7th0.04 %102nd520 MB/s43rd484 MB/s30th39 Months91st$330154th
PNY CS1311 120GB $52
2,521 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 13GB free
59.5 %71st66.3 %118th0.47 %26th518 MB/s56th338 MB/s95th13 Months9th$522nd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 64GB free
58.7 %72nd81.2 %58th0.04 %102nd520 MB/s43rd433 MB/s46th33 Months63rd$7010th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 446GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 106GB free
58.7 %73rd52 %153rd0.13 %64th515 MB/s77th292 MB/s109th54 Months118th$15590th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $54
844 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 77GB free
58.3 %74th63.4 %129th0.35 %34th515 MB/s77th294 MB/s108th8 Months1st$543rd
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $148
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...
58 %75th81.1 %60th2.11 %4th510 MB/s103rd352 MB/s82nd46 Months100th$14880th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $89
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...
57.9 %76th56.9 %148th1.89 %5th514 MB/s84th240 MB/s136th54 Months118th$8929th
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...
56.6 %77th82.3 %51st0.27 %43rd528 MB/s10th399 MB/s68th28 Months46th$15693rd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $120
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 ...
56.1 %78th69.1 %101st0.13 %64th522 MB/s31st248 MB/s132nd25 Months33rd$12068th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $131
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...
55.2 %79th69.1 %100th0.05 %93rd514 MB/s84th277 MB/s115th62 Months136th$13176th
Plextor M6S 256GB $169
349 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
55.1 %80th83.6 %42nd0.04 %102nd485 MB/s144th426 MB/s56th37 Months85th$169101st
Crucial BX200 240GB $115
5,618 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 29GB free
54.3 %81st64.7 %122nd0.38 %32nd494 MB/s136th261 MB/s126th18 Months20th$11560th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $94
16,741 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 73GB free
54.2 %82nd93.5 %10th1.07 %9th518 MB/s56th417 MB/s60th29 Months52nd$9439th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $115
739 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 112GB free
54.1 %83rd64.5 %123rd0.04 %102nd522 MB/s31st384 MB/s72nd42 Months95th$11560th
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...
53.8 %84th76.1 %80th0.01 %132nd519 MB/s50th433 MB/s46th59 Months129th$14579th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
454 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 146GB free
52.6 %85th84 %38th0.04 %102nd528 MB/s10th509 MB/s5th29 Months52nd$170103rd
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...
52.2 %86th85.9 %28th0.03 %116th516 MB/s72nd499 MB/s20th30 Months57th$177105th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 9GB free
52.1 %87th72 %90th0.08 %80th524 MB/s25th190 MB/s145th28 Months46th$709th
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% ...
52.1 %88th71.6 %91st0.21 %47th528 MB/s10th186 MB/s146th35 Months77th$7411th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
587 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 18GB free
51.9 %89th86.1 %25th0.01 %132nd521 MB/s37th427 MB/s54th42 Months95th$8931st
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
51.7 %90th79.4 %66th0.12 %69th491 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th37 Months85th$8625th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,307 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 85GB free
50.9 %91st77.8 %76th0.12 %69th526 MB/s20th420 MB/s58th25 Months33rd$8017th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $91
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...
50.8 %92nd81.5 %56th0.04 %102nd519 MB/s50th477 MB/s34th43 Months98th$9135th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $60
4,978 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 50GB free
50.8 %93rd62.6 %131st0.43 %30th495 MB/s133rd248 MB/s132nd20 Months25th$606th
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...
50.6 %94th73.6 %84th0.48 %24th503 MB/s119th273 MB/s119th50 Months112th$15087th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
203 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
50.1 %95th82.2 %52nd0.03 %116th515 MB/s77th421 MB/s57th30 Months57th$8828th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 11GB free
49.6 %96th84.4 %35th0.06 %85th525 MB/s21st352 MB/s82nd38 Months89th$9842nd
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 40GB free
49.5 %97th77.4 %78th0.04 %102nd458 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd33 Months63rd$8221st
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...
48.7 %98th85.6 %30th0.02 %129th513 MB/s92nd496 MB/s24th48 Months104th$206125th
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 ...
48.7 %99th66.8 %115th0.01 %132nd517 MB/s67th156 MB/s150th33 Months63rd$7411th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
84 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 103GB free
48.7 %100th82.7 %46th0.01 %132nd522 MB/s31st433 MB/s46th26 Months38th$9237th
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 %101st70.9 %94th0.01 %132nd506 MB/s114th283 MB/s113th48 Months104th$8019th
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 %102nd94.8 %8th0.03 %116th524 MB/s25th504 MB/s11th53 Months117th$240138th
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 %103rd66.4 %116th0.03 %116th516 MB/s72nd274 MB/s117th68 Months147th$14278th
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 %104th86.7 %23rd0.09 %78th514 MB/s84th497 MB/s22nd40 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...
47.1 %105th68.5 %109th0 %159th515 MB/s77th284 MB/s112th52 Months114th$15084th
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...
45.5 %106th61.9 %135th0.16 %56th499 MB/s128th139 MB/s157th50 Months112th$698th
HyperX Fury 120GB $59
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...
45 %107th54.7 %150th0.83 %13th510 MB/s103rd155 MB/s151st35 Months77th$594th
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...
44.3 %108th64.4 %124th0.19 %51st441 MB/s153rd280 MB/s114th52 Months114th$8015th
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...
44.1 %109th67.3 %113th0.01 %132nd520 MB/s43rd275 MB/s116th73 Months157th$16096th
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 %110th81.7 %55th0.06 %85th514 MB/s84th485 MB/s28th48 Months104th$225133rd
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $52
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...
43.3 %111th47.5 %157th3.3 %3rd502 MB/s120th144 MB/s155th54 Months118th$521st
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $235
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...
43.2 %112th83.8 %40th0.83 %13th524 MB/s25th497 MB/s22nd55 Months121st$235136th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $103
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 %113th79.3 %68th1.85 %6th501 MB/s124th352 MB/s82nd46 Months100th$10349th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
263 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
42.9 %114th62.4 %132nd0.02 %129th433 MB/s155th274 MB/s117th46 Months100th$8015th
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...
42.6 %115th81.3 %57th0.05 %93rd509 MB/s105th451 MB/s38th48 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...
42.3 %116th89.1 %17th0.06 %85th521 MB/s37th502 MB/s14th42 Months95th$246140th
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 ...
41.5 %117th70 %96th0.03 %116th508 MB/s108th288 MB/s111th48 Months104th$9136th
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...
41.4 %118th81 %61st0.1 %73rd516 MB/s72nd292 MB/s109th39 Months91st$223132nd
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 %119th69.4 %98th0.32 %36th520 MB/s43rd262 MB/s123rd61 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...
40.4 %120th67.1 %114th0.08 %80th518 MB/s56th246 MB/s135th63 Months140th$179106th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $88
772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 62GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 16GB free
40.2 %121st65.9 %119th0.08 %80th517 MB/s67th335 MB/s98th13 Months9th$8827th
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...
39.8 %122nd63.6 %128th0.21 %47th516 MB/s72nd165 MB/s149th63 Months140th$8523rd
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 %123rd77.5 %77th0.01 %132nd504 MB/s116th412 MB/s64th49 Months111th$240137th
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...
37.9 %124th79.3 %67th0.6 %19th521 MB/s37th440 MB/s39th55 Months121st$13073rd
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...
37.5 %125th78.8 %72nd0.01 %132nd511 MB/s97th468 MB/s36th59 Months129th$245139th
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...
37.3 %126th78.2 %74th0.09 %78th511 MB/s97th317 MB/s103rd56 Months125th$13072nd
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...
35.9 %127th68.8 %106th0.04 %102nd514 MB/s84th262 MB/s123rd56 Months125th$216127th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $174
3,255 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 19GB free
35.9 %128th93.5 %9th0.31 %37th527 MB/s14th491 MB/s26th34 Months73rd$174104th
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...
35.1 %129th81.8 %53rd0.21 %47th478 MB/s147th388 MB/s71st61 Months132nd$15083rd
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...
34.7 %130th61.1 %138th0.05 %93rd518 MB/s56th254 MB/s131st64 Months142nd$193115th
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...
34.7 %131st63.7 %127th0.06 %85th351 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th60 Months131st$218128th
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...
34.6 %132nd60.5 %139th0.61 %18th513 MB/s92nd248 MB/s132nd55 Months121st$200119th
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 ...
34.5 %133rd57.1 %147th0.14 %59th504 MB/s116th137 MB/s158th44 Months99th$8929th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
528 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 38GB free
34.1 %134th62.3 %133rd0.04 %102nd508 MB/s108th203 MB/s142nd46 Months100th$10247th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $104
1,358 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 1GB free
33.9 %135th59.9 %140th0.1 %73rd508 MB/s108th219 MB/s138th62 Months136th$10450th
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...
33.8 %136th50.1 %156th0.16 %56th498 MB/s130th150 MB/s153rd62 Months136th$8220th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
33.4 %137th81.8 %54th0.03 %116th511 MB/s97th411 MB/s65th40 Months93rd$15084th
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 %138th72.9 %86th0.01 %132nd482 MB/s146th313 MB/s104th48 Months104th$13073rd
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
125 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 34GB free
32.9 %139th51.4 %154th0.01 %132nd508 MB/s108th208 MB/s140th69 Months148th$8322nd
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 %140th68.1 %110th0.31 %37th511 MB/s97th407 MB/s66th67 Months145th$261142nd
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $110
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...
32.3 %141st62.7 %130th1.03 %11th512 MB/s94th200 MB/s143rd61 Months132nd$11057th
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...
32.3 %142nd59.3 %141st0.56 %21st509 MB/s105th318 MB/s102nd67 Months145th$10955th
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 %152nd0.03 %116th354 MB/s156th220 MB/s137th87 Months162nd$188111th
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...
32.1 %144th57.5 %145th0.22 %45th512 MB/s94th140 MB/s156th62 Months136th$9943rd
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...
32 %145th58.8 %142nd0.16 %56th502 MB/s120th268 MB/s121st73 Months157th$218128th
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 %146th83.4 %43rd0.01 %132nd504 MB/s116th419 MB/s59th66 Months143rd$348157th
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 %147th68.8 %105th0.01 %132nd519 MB/s50th271 MB/s120th70 Months151st$266144th
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...
30.7 %148th88.9 %19th0.17 %53rd497 MB/s132nd481 MB/s31st61 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...
29.6 %149th56.9 %149th0.41 %31st502 MB/s120th194 MB/s144th73 Months157th$11663rd
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 ...
28.9 %150th58.3 %144th0.38 %32nd512 MB/s94th151 MB/s152nd74 Months160th$11663rd
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $198
1,522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 46GB free
28.3 %151st50.8 %155th0.12 %69th500 MB/s127th267 MB/s122nd22 Months31st$198117th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
7,640 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 43GB free
28.2 %152nd54.3 %151st0.53 %22nd507 MB/s112th134 MB/s160th55 Months121st$10954th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.5 %153rd57.1 %146th0.01 %132nd511 MB/s97th148 MB/s154th66 Months143rd$12069th
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 ...
25.7 %154th46.2 %158th0.12 %69th213 MB/s159th184 MB/s147th72 Months153rd$199118th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
1,104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 27GB free
23.8 %155th69 %104th0.1 %73rd502 MB/s120th212 MB/s139th58 Months128th$200119th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $163
88 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
23.8 %156th61.8 %137th0.01 %132nd514 MB/s84th204 MB/s141st70 Months151st$16398th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $164
2,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 20GB free
23.6 %157th61.8 %136th0.1 %73rd470 MB/s148th325 MB/s101st32 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 %158th45.6 %159th0.08 %80th213 MB/s159th184 MB/s147th72 Months153rd$232134th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
7,366 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 217GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 64GB free
21.9 %159th40 %160th0.53 %22nd203 MB/s161st122 MB/s161st72 Months153rd$10248th
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 %89th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s107th69 Months148th$471162nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,962 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 6GB free
20.3 %161st39.1 %161st0.27 %43rd202 MB/s162nd117 MB/s162nd72 Months153rd$10955th
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 %162nd39.1 %162nd0.13 %64th262 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th74 Months160th$234135th
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