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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]

Detailed performance stats ordered by overall value for money.
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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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Max Avg Min 728 500 202 513 351 117 518 380 136 48.6 32.1 21 139 105 22.4 52.8 26.5 4.76 385 303 85.4 363 260 65.7
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...
518 MB/s47th431 MB/s48th463 MB/s44th29.4 MB/s114th117 MB/s40th37.6 MB/s25th274 MB/s125th293 MB/s67th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
7,326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 597GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 275GB free
522 MB/s30th416 MB/s60th427 MB/s63rd48 MB/s2nd111 MB/s71st52.8 MB/s1st381 MB/s5th287 MB/s73rd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $146
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 413GB free
522 MB/s30th453 MB/s37th481 MB/s33rd31.8 MB/s82nd118 MB/s39th41.6 MB/s12th277 MB/s122nd295 MB/s66th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
53,886 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 198GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 252GB free
517 MB/s53rd414 MB/s63rd422 MB/s65th48.6 MB/s1st111 MB/s71st52.4 MB/s2nd382 MB/s3rd288 MB/s71st
Crucial BX100 500GB $150
1,452 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 374GB free
523 MB/s25th433 MB/s45th471 MB/s39th30.8 MB/s96th117 MB/s40th39.9 MB/s14th273 MB/s126th290 MB/s70th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
531 MB/s2nd512 MB/s2nd518 MB/s1st37.6 MB/s17th115 MB/s53rd16.3 MB/s130th352 MB/s40th344 MB/s22nd
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $218
2,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 757GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 100GB free
500 MB/s120th343 MB/s89th325 MB/s116th37.7 MB/s16th84.1 MB/s132nd20.5 MB/s115th371 MB/s16th203 MB/s126th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 894GB free
529 MB/s4th506 MB/s9th512 MB/s9th32.7 MB/s69th120 MB/s30th14.5 MB/s141st329 MB/s70th357 MB/s2nd
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $400
2,253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 645GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 200GB free
528 MB/s6th501 MB/s16th517 MB/s2nd38.8 MB/s12th124 MB/s18th50.9 MB/s4th381 MB/s5th341 MB/s31st
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
121 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 867GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 753GB free
495 MB/s132nd256 MB/s128th271 MB/s134th32.3 MB/s73rd61.7 MB/s159th24.8 MB/s87th285 MB/s118th182 MB/s134th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
47 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 206GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 943GB free
521 MB/s32nd435 MB/s44th466 MB/s42nd29 MB/s118th117 MB/s40th37.5 MB/s28th289 MB/s110th292 MB/s68th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $209
7,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 267GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 169GB free
528 MB/s6th502 MB/s13th515 MB/s3rd40.4 MB/s9th127 MB/s11th51.4 MB/s3rd382 MB/s3rd344 MB/s22nd
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...
517 MB/s53rd416 MB/s60th422 MB/s65th47.8 MB/s3rd110 MB/s78th48.6 MB/s6th378 MB/s11th285 MB/s74th
Crucial MX300 1TB $280
346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 562GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 295GB free
485 MB/s142nd343 MB/s89th342 MB/s103rd28.1 MB/s131st87.5 MB/s127th28.6 MB/s66th351 MB/s41st228 MB/s109th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $142
167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 418GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 452GB free
515 MB/s70th344 MB/s88th357 MB/s88th33.4 MB/s51st87.2 MB/s128th31.1 MB/s54th319 MB/s77th229 MB/s107th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $245
212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 749GB free
517 MB/s53rd355 MB/s76th357 MB/s88th31.5 MB/s86th74.9 MB/s148th9.89 MB/s155th335 MB/s65th230 MB/s105th
HyperX Savage 960GB $315
90 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 341GB free
527 MB/s13th503 MB/s12th512 MB/s9th34.3 MB/s43rd110 MB/s78th15.8 MB/s135th329 MB/s70th348 MB/s14th
Crucial MX300 525GB $140
2,865 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 489GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 142GB free
484 MB/s143rd341 MB/s91st341 MB/s105th27.9 MB/s134th86.1 MB/s130th26.3 MB/s76th340 MB/s59th227 MB/s110th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
244 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 386GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 184GB free
528 MB/s6th508 MB/s5th513 MB/s7th32.8 MB/s68th110 MB/s78th14.6 MB/s140th347 MB/s47th344 MB/s22nd
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
1,933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 127GB free
517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s78th358 MB/s87th31.5 MB/s86th75.3 MB/s146th9.91 MB/s154th347 MB/s47th241 MB/s95th
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...
527 MB/s13th399 MB/s68th416 MB/s69th33.3 MB/s54th102 MB/s114th34.6 MB/s38th361 MB/s27th279 MB/s80th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
291 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 297GB free
519 MB/s43rd438 MB/s41st473 MB/s37th29.2 MB/s116th113 MB/s61st37.8 MB/s24th277 MB/s122nd292 MB/s68th
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...
521 MB/s32nd354 MB/s77th418 MB/s68th30.6 MB/s99th115 MB/s53rd38 MB/s23rd294 MB/s104th301 MB/s62nd
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $130
1,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 298GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 17GB free
517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s78th356 MB/s91st31.7 MB/s84th75.4 MB/s145th9.89 MB/s155th337 MB/s63rd236 MB/s101st
Plextor M6S 512GB $195
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 269GB free
499 MB/s122nd439 MB/s39th459 MB/s48th33 MB/s60th99.4 MB/s118th39.1 MB/s17th379 MB/s10th318 MB/s45th
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...
526 MB/s19th345 MB/s87th413 MB/s72nd30.2 MB/s104th120 MB/s30th33.7 MB/s43rd346 MB/s52nd302 MB/s58th
PNY CS1311 960GB $270
256 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 775GB free
518 MB/s47th353 MB/s78th357 MB/s88th34 MB/s44th76.6 MB/s144th10.7 MB/s149th343 MB/s58th227 MB/s110th
Crucial MX200 1TB $310
383 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 407GB free
499 MB/s122nd399 MB/s68th368 MB/s82nd29.8 MB/s109th101 MB/s117th24.9 MB/s85th198 MB/s145th279 MB/s80th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
204 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 411GB free
519 MB/s43rd498 MB/s20th500 MB/s20th29.7 MB/s111th130 MB/s7th33.8 MB/s42nd367 MB/s21st348 MB/s14th
Crucial MX200 500GB $159
1,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 130GB free
517 MB/s53rd400 MB/s67th392 MB/s77th30.6 MB/s99th102 MB/s114th26.7 MB/s74th272 MB/s127th274 MB/s83rd
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $133
5,593 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 369GB free
499 MB/s122nd346 MB/s86th339 MB/s109th37.2 MB/s19th83.9 MB/s133rd21.4 MB/s108th372 MB/s15th211 MB/s119th
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...
518 MB/s47th301 MB/s105th378 MB/s81st29.7 MB/s111th120 MB/s30th35.9 MB/s32nd280 MB/s120th282 MB/s76th
PNY CS1311 480GB $137
933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 157GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 76GB free
518 MB/s47th352 MB/s81st355 MB/s94th34.5 MB/s42nd79.8 MB/s141st10.6 MB/s150th354 MB/s35th236 MB/s101st
HyperX Savage 480GB $173
28 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st512 MB/s9th31.3 MB/s90th110 MB/s78th14.3 MB/s142nd305 MB/s90th329 MB/s35th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $78
606 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 166GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 119GB free
515 MB/s70th341 MB/s91st355 MB/s94th32.9 MB/s63rd83.4 MB/s135th29.5 MB/s60th247 MB/s135th238 MB/s99th
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...
464 MB/s149th428 MB/s53rd438 MB/s60th27.7 MB/s137th125 MB/s16th28.7 MB/s65th302 MB/s94th343 MB/s26th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $345
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
528 MB/s6th512 MB/s2nd505 MB/s17th31.7 MB/s84th113 MB/s61st14 MB/s145th354 MB/s35th363 MB/s1st
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 279GB free
521 MB/s32nd502 MB/s13th500 MB/s20th29.8 MB/s109th132 MB/s4th35.6 MB/s34th381 MB/s5th351 MB/s5th
Crucial MX300 750GB $235
1,611 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 687GB free
486 MB/s140th341 MB/s91st341 MB/s105th28.2 MB/s130th89.7 MB/s125th27.3 MB/s71st349 MB/s44th227 MB/s110th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
4,271 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 102GB free
514 MB/s79th479 MB/s33rd476 MB/s35th30.6 MB/s99th122 MB/s25th33.4 MB/s44th159 MB/s155th333 MB/s34th
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...
529 MB/s4th501 MB/s16th514 MB/s5th43.1 MB/s7th129 MB/s8th49.8 MB/s5th385 MB/s1st346 MB/s19th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 421GB free
463 MB/s150th439 MB/s39th446 MB/s57th28.7 MB/s124th122 MB/s25th33.1 MB/s46th301 MB/s95th326 MB/s37th
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...
512 MB/s91st433 MB/s45th460 MB/s47th34.8 MB/s38th91.3 MB/s122nd39.7 MB/s15th377 MB/s12th323 MB/s40th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $300
3 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 746GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 667GB free
501 MB/s118th339 MB/s94th354 MB/s96th25.4 MB/s154th83.5 MB/s134th26.5 MB/s75th244 MB/s136th167 MB/s142nd
Crucial BX200 480GB $130
961 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 225GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 189GB free
492 MB/s138th254 MB/s130th271 MB/s134th32.1 MB/s77th63.1 MB/s157th24.9 MB/s85th289 MB/s110th180 MB/s135th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $400
313 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
514 MB/s79th487 MB/s27th480 MB/s34th35.7 MB/s28th113 MB/s61st29.9 MB/s57th370 MB/s17th318 MB/s45th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
527 MB/s13th507 MB/s8th511 MB/s12th33 MB/s60th115 MB/s53rd14.9 MB/s138th339 MB/s61st343 MB/s26th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 15GB free
524 MB/s22nd349 MB/s85th415 MB/s71st35.3 MB/s32nd109 MB/s87th43.6 MB/s10th318 MB/s78th304 MB/s56th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $134
1,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 385GB free
493 MB/s136th259 MB/s126th270 MB/s137th31.9 MB/s79th65.1 MB/s153rd24.6 MB/s88th308 MB/s89th179 MB/s138th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
528 MB/s6th508 MB/s5th514 MB/s5th36.2 MB/s22nd110 MB/s78th16 MB/s134th353 MB/s39th350 MB/s6th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 152GB free
506 MB/s109th431 MB/s48th462 MB/s45th39.7 MB/s10th106 MB/s101st34.1 MB/s41st292 MB/s106th302 MB/s58th
PNY CS2211 240GB $90
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 12GB free
527 MB/s13th437 MB/s43rd469 MB/s40th32.9 MB/s63rd113 MB/s61st14.2 MB/s143rd318 MB/s78th347 MB/s18th
Plextor M6S 256GB $106
280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
484 MB/s143rd426 MB/s55th445 MB/s59th35 MB/s36th91.1 MB/s123rd37.6 MB/s25th362 MB/s25th316 MB/s48th
PNY CS1311 240GB $75
2,813 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 174GB free
517 MB/s53rd356 MB/s75th359 MB/s86th33.6 MB/s48th78.2 MB/s143rd10.4 MB/s152nd316 MB/s81st243 MB/s94th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,079 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 325GB free
515 MB/s70th492 MB/s24th486 MB/s31st36 MB/s26th116 MB/s48th30.5 MB/s55th370 MB/s17th328 MB/s36th
Crucial BX200 240GB $73
4,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 146GB free
494 MB/s133rd261 MB/s124th274 MB/s132nd32.4 MB/s71st63.4 MB/s156th24.4 MB/s90th297 MB/s99th180 MB/s135th
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 ...
515 MB/s70th491 MB/s25th483 MB/s32nd36.1 MB/s24th114 MB/s58th29.6 MB/s59th361 MB/s27th324 MB/s38th
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...
525 MB/s20th508 MB/s5th511 MB/s12th32.3 MB/s73rd117 MB/s40th14.1 MB/s144th354 MB/s35th350 MB/s6th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $280
89 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 827GB free
441 MB/s154th262 MB/s122nd254 MB/s142nd27.9 MB/s134th64.6 MB/s154th22.1 MB/s102nd300 MB/s96th175 MB/s140th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
4,233 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 62GB free
494 MB/s133rd259 MB/s126th273 MB/s133rd33 MB/s60th62.5 MB/s158th24.4 MB/s90th303 MB/s93rd179 MB/s138th
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...
484 MB/s143rd336 MB/s95th339 MB/s109th27.9 MB/s134th86.7 MB/s129th24.5 MB/s89th230 MB/s139th224 MB/s113th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $255
717 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 382GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 189GB free
520 MB/s39th484 MB/s30th491 MB/s26th36.1 MB/s24th120 MB/s30th39.3 MB/s16th348 MB/s45th304 MB/s56th
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...
486 MB/s140th474 MB/s35th454 MB/s52nd35.3 MB/s32nd119 MB/s37th28.6 MB/s66th360 MB/s31st302 MB/s58th
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...
523 MB/s25th370 MB/s74th431 MB/s62nd31.1 MB/s92nd116 MB/s48th38.5 MB/s19th279 MB/s121st315 MB/s51st
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $40
222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 24GB free
514 MB/s79th218 MB/s138th275 MB/s131st32.6 MB/s70th83.4 MB/s135th26 MB/s78th130 MB/s160th214 MB/s116th
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...
517 MB/s53rd499 MB/s18th500 MB/s20th27.7 MB/s137th125 MB/s16th29.3 MB/s63rd361 MB/s27th349 MB/s12th
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...
521 MB/s32nd332 MB/s100th396 MB/s76th31 MB/s93rd121 MB/s28th33.4 MB/s44th241 MB/s137th305 MB/s55th
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...
512 MB/s91st278 MB/s112th344 MB/s102nd33.5 MB/s50th119 MB/s37th21.9 MB/s104th283 MB/s119th258 MB/s86th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $109
212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 59GB free
528 MB/s6th505 MB/s10th513 MB/s7th33.3 MB/s54th112 MB/s67th14.8 MB/s139th359 MB/s33rd350 MB/s6th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $69
14,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 31GB free
517 MB/s53rd415 MB/s62nd419 MB/s67th47.2 MB/s4th108 MB/s90th44.9 MB/s7th380 MB/s9th285 MB/s74th
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...
502 MB/s116th273 MB/s117th352 MB/s97th27 MB/s144th117 MB/s40th30 MB/s56th321 MB/s76th258 MB/s86th
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...
493 MB/s136th336 MB/s95th325 MB/s116th37.4 MB/s18th81.5 MB/s138th20.8 MB/s113th354 MB/s35th208 MB/s122nd
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...
517 MB/s53rd499 MB/s18th501 MB/s19th27.3 MB/s143rd124 MB/s18th29.7 MB/s58th344 MB/s56th350 MB/s6th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $63
155 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 58GB free
515 MB/s70th430 MB/s51st467 MB/s41st41.6 MB/s8th105 MB/s104th34.8 MB/s37th312 MB/s84th301 MB/s62nd
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...
525 MB/s20th481 MB/s31st491 MB/s26th32.3 MB/s73rd127 MB/s11th38.2 MB/s21st376 MB/s13th336 MB/s33rd
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $136
1,550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 348GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 138GB free
513 MB/s88th293 MB/s107th340 MB/s107th28.4 MB/s129th22.4 MB/s162nd18.5 MB/s122nd213 MB/s143rd87.2 MB/s160th
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...
509 MB/s100th264 MB/s120th332 MB/s113th30.1 MB/s105th111 MB/s71st18.4 MB/s123rd267 MB/s128th238 MB/s99th
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...
514 MB/s79th247 MB/s133rd313 MB/s120th30.1 MB/s105th110 MB/s78th21 MB/s111th221 MB/s142nd247 MB/s92nd
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...
445 MB/s152nd430 MB/s51st398 MB/s75th33.3 MB/s54th109 MB/s87th25.5 MB/s81st315 MB/s82nd212 MB/s118th
PNY CS1311 120GB $50
1,943 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 2GB free
517 MB/s53rd336 MB/s95th349 MB/s98th33.4 MB/s51st81 MB/s139th10.2 MB/s153rd312 MB/s84th241 MB/s95th
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 ...
516 MB/s67th156 MB/s150th238 MB/s146th29.4 MB/s114th106 MB/s101st32.2 MB/s53rd255 MB/s132nd153 MB/s147th
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
623 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 38GB free
523 MB/s25th190 MB/s144th277 MB/s130th31 MB/s93rd107 MB/s94th35.3 MB/s35th260 MB/s130th187 MB/s132nd
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $51
2,933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 17GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 61GB free
494 MB/s133rd240 MB/s135th259 MB/s141st36.5 MB/s21st65.8 MB/s152nd25.5 MB/s81st276 MB/s124th174 MB/s141st
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 112GB free
518 MB/s47th378 MB/s73rd424 MB/s64th26.5 MB/s150th104 MB/s108th12.3 MB/s148th312 MB/s84th306 MB/s54th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 43GB free
517 MB/s53rd431 MB/s48th457 MB/s50th28.6 MB/s128th121 MB/s28th23.8 MB/s96th332 MB/s66th350 MB/s6th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 40GB free
457 MB/s151st381 MB/s72nd410 MB/s73rd28.7 MB/s124th122 MB/s25th24 MB/s95th304 MB/s91st346 MB/s19th
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...
516 MB/s67th274 MB/s116th336 MB/s111th32.9 MB/s63rd112 MB/s67th21.6 MB/s106th288 MB/s114th252 MB/s91st
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $100
3,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 46GB free
527 MB/s13th485 MB/s28th488 MB/s29th39 MB/s11th129 MB/s8th41 MB/s13th381 MB/s5th342 MB/s29th
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...
519 MB/s43rd426 MB/s55th464 MB/s43rd28.7 MB/s124th108 MB/s90th29.2 MB/s64th345 MB/s54th324 MB/s38th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
528 MB/s6th509 MB/s4th515 MB/s3rd38.2 MB/s14th120 MB/s30th16.1 MB/s133rd370 MB/s17th348 MB/s14th
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% ...
527 MB/s13th186 MB/s145th271 MB/s134th30.7 MB/s97th120 MB/s30th32.8 MB/s48th313 MB/s83rd180 MB/s135th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
598 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
490 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th387 MB/s79th35.3 MB/s32nd91.1 MB/s123rd37.6 MB/s25th360 MB/s31st298 MB/s64th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
502 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
521 MB/s32nd427 MB/s54th459 MB/s48th27.5 MB/s140th137 MB/s2nd35 MB/s36th329 MB/s70th348 MB/s14th
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 ...
521 MB/s32nd248 MB/s132nd328 MB/s115th35.7 MB/s28th115 MB/s53rd27 MB/s73rd290 MB/s108th234 MB/s103rd
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $85
162 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
514 MB/s79th420 MB/s58th448 MB/s54th28.8 MB/s123rd124 MB/s18th24.4 MB/s90th327 MB/s75th349 MB/s12th
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...
514 MB/s79th498 MB/s20th491 MB/s26th27.4 MB/s141st126 MB/s14th29.4 MB/s62nd346 MB/s52nd346 MB/s19th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 11GB free
524 MB/s22nd352 MB/s81st416 MB/s69th32.1 MB/s77th123 MB/s24th35.8 MB/s33rd362 MB/s25th312 MB/s52nd
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...
506 MB/s109th283 MB/s111th364 MB/s85th23.2 MB/s159th128 MB/s10th28.5 MB/s68th286 MB/s116th281 MB/s77th
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...
509 MB/s100th351 MB/s83rd356 MB/s91st45.3 MB/s6th83 MB/s137th27.3 MB/s71st366 MB/s23rd239 MB/s98th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
521 MB/s32nd432 MB/s47th455 MB/s51st29 MB/s118th120 MB/s30th25.2 MB/s83rd338 MB/s62nd355 MB/s3rd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $70
610 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 6GB free
517 MB/s53rd334 MB/s98th348 MB/s99th31.9 MB/s79th73.8 MB/s149th9.72 MB/s157th345 MB/s54th234 MB/s103rd
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...
524 MB/s22nd504 MB/s11th511 MB/s12th28.9 MB/s121st137 MB/s2nd42.7 MB/s11th383 MB/s2nd354 MB/s4th
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...
505 MB/s112th135 MB/s158th210 MB/s152nd30.5 MB/s102nd112 MB/s67th18.2 MB/s124th106 MB/s161st144 MB/s150th
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...
514 MB/s79th496 MB/s23rd500 MB/s20th26.5 MB/s150th126 MB/s14th37.2 MB/s29th332 MB/s66th342 MB/s29th
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...
513 MB/s88th498 MB/s20th493 MB/s25th23.1 MB/s160th124 MB/s18th32.4 MB/s52nd329 MB/s70th343 MB/s26th
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...
515 MB/s70th284 MB/s110th336 MB/s111th38.5 MB/s13th108 MB/s90th23.4 MB/s98th296 MB/s101st254 MB/s90th
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...
499 MB/s122nd139 MB/s155th214 MB/s151st27 MB/s144th111 MB/s71st28 MB/s69th256 MB/s131st137 MB/s152nd
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
1,169 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 96GB free
507 MB/s108th218 MB/s138th253 MB/s143rd32.9 MB/s63rd110 MB/s78th19.9 MB/s118th194 MB/s146th190 MB/s130th
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...
514 MB/s79th291 MB/s108th367 MB/s83rd36 MB/s26th117 MB/s40th32.5 MB/s50th347 MB/s47th274 MB/s83rd
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...
500 MB/s120th144 MB/s154th200 MB/s155th28.9 MB/s121st107 MB/s94th17.2 MB/s126th152 MB/s158th142 MB/s151st
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...
499 MB/s122nd165 MB/s148th233 MB/s147th30.7 MB/s97th110 MB/s78th17.2 MB/s126th174 MB/s154th159 MB/s146th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $108
1,577 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 73GB free
499 MB/s122nd264 MB/s120th269 MB/s139th29.6 MB/s113th56.6 MB/s160th7.58 MB/s159th328 MB/s74th160 MB/s145th
HyperX Savage 120GB $95
934 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 92GB free
523 MB/s25th422 MB/s57th461 MB/s46th31.9 MB/s79th114 MB/s58th13.8 MB/s146th347 MB/s47th340 MB/s32nd
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...
523 MB/s25th490 MB/s26th508 MB/s15th36.6 MB/s20th117 MB/s40th29.5 MB/s60th375 MB/s14th319 MB/s44th
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...
443 MB/s153rd277 MB/s113th318 MB/s119th33.2 MB/s57th105 MB/s104th23.7 MB/s97th309 MB/s88th196 MB/s127th
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...
520 MB/s39th268 MB/s118th340 MB/s107th31.2 MB/s91st108 MB/s90th21.2 MB/s109th298 MB/s97th230 MB/s105th
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...
501 MB/s118th351 MB/s83rd342 MB/s103rd45.9 MB/s5th84.9 MB/s131st25.1 MB/s84th367 MB/s21st240 MB/s97th
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 ...
515 MB/s70th485 MB/s28th504 MB/s18th26.1 MB/s153rd102 MB/s114th43.9 MB/s9th357 MB/s34th321 MB/s42nd
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...
518 MB/s47th477 MB/s34th500 MB/s20th27 MB/s144th109 MB/s87th44.2 MB/s8th330 MB/s68th307 MB/s53rd
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
228 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 52GB free
435 MB/s155th275 MB/s114th312 MB/s121st31.5 MB/s86th93.4 MB/s120th22.6 MB/s99th311 MB/s87th194 MB/s128th
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...
511 MB/s94th249 MB/s131st252 MB/s144th30 MB/s107th103 MB/s110th13.6 MB/s147th361 MB/s27th213 MB/s117th
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...
510 MB/s97th448 MB/s38th474 MB/s36th29.1 MB/s117th106 MB/s101st33 MB/s47th347 MB/s47th322 MB/s41st
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...
520 MB/s39th502 MB/s13th508 MB/s15th26.8 MB/s148th132 MB/s4th39 MB/s18th365 MB/s24th350 MB/s6th
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 ...
509 MB/s100th288 MB/s109th365 MB/s84th28.1 MB/s131st98.6 MB/s119th28 MB/s69th348 MB/s45th281 MB/s77th
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...
513 MB/s88th160 MB/s149th242 MB/s145th38.2 MB/s14th114 MB/s58th20.9 MB/s112th231 MB/s138th165 MB/s143rd
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...
517 MB/s53rd261 MB/s124th323 MB/s118th34.7 MB/s40th113 MB/s61st24.3 MB/s93rd288 MB/s114th245 MB/s93rd
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
409 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
509 MB/s100th227 MB/s136th297 MB/s125th33.9 MB/s45th107 MB/s94th21.7 MB/s105th223 MB/s140th204 MB/s124th
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...
516 MB/s67th246 MB/s134th311 MB/s122nd35.1 MB/s35th116 MB/s48th21.2 MB/s109th289 MB/s110th229 MB/s107th
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...
504 MB/s113th412 MB/s64th446 MB/s57th31.8 MB/s82nd75.3 MB/s146th34.2 MB/s39th298 MB/s97th288 MB/s71st
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...
511 MB/s94th469 MB/s36th487 MB/s30th28.7 MB/s124th107 MB/s94th32.5 MB/s50th350 MB/s42nd317 MB/s47th
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...
515 MB/s70th262 MB/s122nd329 MB/s114th35.5 MB/s30th117 MB/s40th22.2 MB/s101st293 MB/s105th255 MB/s88th
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...
509 MB/s100th200 MB/s142nd267 MB/s140th35.5 MB/s30th111 MB/s71st22.1 MB/s102nd212 MB/s144th204 MB/s124th
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...
509 MB/s100th317 MB/s103rd384 MB/s80th34.8 MB/s38th92.1 MB/s121st38.3 MB/s20th350 MB/s42nd298 MB/s64th
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...
520 MB/s39th438 MB/s41st473 MB/s37th36.2 MB/s22nd115 MB/s53rd25.8 MB/s79th369 MB/s20th316 MB/s48th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $74
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
506 MB/s109th152 MB/s151st233 MB/s147th28.1 MB/s131st111 MB/s71st16.5 MB/s129th85.4 MB/s162nd135 MB/s155th
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...
476 MB/s147th391 MB/s70th400 MB/s74th30.9 MB/s95th139 MB/s1st36.2 MB/s31st340 MB/s59th316 MB/s48th
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 ...
499 MB/s122nd138 MB/s156th205 MB/s154th32.9 MB/s63rd103 MB/s110th21.5 MB/s107th187 MB/s148th136 MB/s154th
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...
515 MB/s70th255 MB/s129th305 MB/s123rd33.6 MB/s48th124 MB/s18th22.3 MB/s100th255 MB/s132nd224 MB/s113th
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...
351 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th297 MB/s125th21.3 MB/s161st127 MB/s11th25.7 MB/s80th251 MB/s134th302 MB/s58th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
511 MB/s94th411 MB/s65th448 MB/s54th27 MB/s144th124 MB/s18th34.2 MB/s39th318 MB/s78th344 MB/s22nd
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 ...
480 MB/s146th313 MB/s104th356 MB/s91st34.9 MB/s37th113 MB/s61st26.2 MB/s77th344 MB/s56th280 MB/s79th
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...
354 MB/s156th219 MB/s137th270 MB/s137th33.1 MB/s59th104 MB/s108th4.76 MB/s161st223 MB/s140th192 MB/s129th
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...
508 MB/s106th320 MB/s102nd390 MB/s78th23.5 MB/s157th63.8 MB/s155th20 MB/s117th292 MB/s106th83.6 MB/s161st
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...
510 MB/s97th403 MB/s66th448 MB/s54th23.7 MB/s156th72.2 MB/s150th24.1 MB/s94th295 MB/s102nd104 MB/s159th
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...
512 MB/s91st138 MB/s156th208 MB/s153rd33.7 MB/s47th112 MB/s67th18 MB/s125th193 MB/s147th137 MB/s152nd
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...
503 MB/s115th419 MB/s59th452 MB/s53rd31.4 MB/s89th88.6 MB/s126th36.6 MB/s30th290 MB/s108th268 MB/s85th
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 ...
213 MB/s159th184 MB/s146th165 MB/s158th26.5 MB/s150th116 MB/s48th16.7 MB/s128th182 MB/s151st189 MB/s131st
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...
502 MB/s116th267 MB/s119th347 MB/s100th23.4 MB/s158th103 MB/s110th7.08 MB/s160th179 MB/s153rd219 MB/s115th
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...
519 MB/s43rd275 MB/s114th347 MB/s100th33.4 MB/s51st116 MB/s48th20.7 MB/s114th297 MB/s99th255 MB/s88th
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...
497 MB/s131st481 MB/s31st436 MB/s61st33.9 MB/s45th132 MB/s4th38.1 MB/s22nd337 MB/s63rd320 MB/s43rd
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...
499 MB/s122nd194 MB/s143rd280 MB/s129th29 MB/s118th107 MB/s94th8.4 MB/s158th267 MB/s128th162 MB/s144th
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 ...
508 MB/s106th146 MB/s153rd218 MB/s149th33.2 MB/s57th111 MB/s71st18.7 MB/s121st183 MB/s149th147 MB/s149th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
6,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 71GB free
504 MB/s113th133 MB/s160th191 MB/s156th29.9 MB/s108th103 MB/s110th10.5 MB/s151st330 MB/s68th126 MB/s157th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
89 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
510 MB/s97th148 MB/s152nd216 MB/s150th32.3 MB/s73rd107 MB/s94th19.5 MB/s119th183 MB/s149th150 MB/s148th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,897 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 81GB free
475 MB/s148th322 MB/s101st305 MB/s123rd34.7 MB/s40th80.8 MB/s140th20.4 MB/s116th304 MB/s91st206 MB/s123rd
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
879 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 27GB free
498 MB/s130th212 MB/s140th293 MB/s127th32.4 MB/s71st78.9 MB/s142nd32.8 MB/s48th286 MB/s116th211 MB/s119th
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...
213 MB/s159th182 MB/s147th164 MB/s159th25.4 MB/s154th110 MB/s78th16.2 MB/s131st182 MB/s151st186 MB/s133rd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
6,786 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 51GB free
202 MB/s162nd123 MB/s161st146 MB/s160th26.6 MB/s149th105 MB/s104th15.1 MB/s137th158 MB/s156th127 MB/s156th
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...
728 MB/s1st294 MB/s106th-27.6 MB/s139th66 MB/s151st-295 MB/s103rd275 MB/s82nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 53GB free
204 MB/s161st117 MB/s162nd136 MB/s161st27.4 MB/s141st107 MB/s94th15.6 MB/s136th138 MB/s159th116 MB/s158th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $287
77 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
514 MB/s79th205 MB/s141st283 MB/s128th30.3 MB/s103rd105 MB/s104th19 MB/s120th289 MB/s110th210 MB/s121st
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...
261 MB/s158th135 MB/s158th173 MB/s157th21 MB/s162nd41.2 MB/s161st16.2 MB/s131st153 MB/s157th65.7 MB/s162nd
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