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SSD Rankings - September 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]

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?

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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Max Avg Min 728 501 203 513 353 116 518 381 137 48.2 32.2 21.2 135 105 22.5 56.8 26.6 4.8 384 303 86.5 363 260 65.6
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
97,875 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 29GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 74GB free
518 MB/s59th415 MB/s63rd422 MB/s65th48.1 MB/s2nd111 MB/s73rd51.4 MB/s3rd378 MB/s8th285 MB/s72nd
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $320
19,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 146GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 488GB free
521 MB/s33rd416 MB/s61st427 MB/s64th48.2 MB/s1st109 MB/s82nd52.8 MB/s2nd380 MB/s4th285 MB/s72nd
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
305 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
520 MB/s46th500 MB/s20th500 MB/s22nd30 MB/s108th131 MB/s6th33.8 MB/s42nd369 MB/s15th347 MB/s17th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $263
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...
521 MB/s33rd431 MB/s51st465 MB/s43rd28.6 MB/s127th117 MB/s41st37 MB/s28th274 MB/s125th292 MB/s68th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $369
3,759 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 753GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 635GB free
530 MB/s3rd504 MB/s11th518 MB/s1st41.6 MB/s10th127 MB/s14th50.2 MB/s5th384 MB/s1st343 MB/s25th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $269
56 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 754GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
517 MB/s67th348 MB/s87th360 MB/s86th32.1 MB/s78th88.9 MB/s126th31.2 MB/s54th319 MB/s80th217 MB/s117th
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
64 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
530 MB/s3rd505 MB/s10th512 MB/s9th32.5 MB/s71st118 MB/s34th14.6 MB/s140th331 MB/s71st353 MB/s3rd
Crucial MX300 1TB $251
1,541 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 632GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 633GB free
486 MB/s140th343 MB/s91st341 MB/s104th27.6 MB/s141st86.1 MB/s129th28.1 MB/s70th351 MB/s41st226 MB/s112th
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
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/s67th417 MB/s60th422 MB/s65th47.3 MB/s3rd109 MB/s82nd47.8 MB/s6th376 MB/s10th284 MB/s75th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
113 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 74GB free
530 MB/s3rd511 MB/s3rd517 MB/s2nd38 MB/s14th117 MB/s41st16.2 MB/s131st349 MB/s42nd343 MB/s25th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
254 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
523 MB/s29th454 MB/s37th481 MB/s34th32 MB/s81st117 MB/s41st41.6 MB/s11th276 MB/s123rd294 MB/s66th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $207
11,900 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 255GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 140GB free
528 MB/s9th503 MB/s13th515 MB/s3rd44.3 MB/s7th130 MB/s7th56.8 MB/s1st382 MB/s2nd342 MB/s28th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
64 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
517 MB/s67th434 MB/s45th464 MB/s44th27.8 MB/s135th113 MB/s65th37 MB/s28th287 MB/s117th291 MB/s69th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,134 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 373GB free
525 MB/s22nd434 MB/s45th472 MB/s39th31.2 MB/s94th118 MB/s34th40.1 MB/s14th272 MB/s126th290 MB/s70th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 187GB free
528 MB/s9th507 MB/s7th514 MB/s5th36.5 MB/s21st111 MB/s73rd15.9 MB/s134th355 MB/s33rd348 MB/s10th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $74
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...
465 MB/s149th427 MB/s53rd438 MB/s61st27.8 MB/s135th125 MB/s20th29 MB/s64th302 MB/s93rd342 MB/s28th
Crucial MX300 525GB $140
10,848 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 387GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 465GB free
486 MB/s140th341 MB/s93rd341 MB/s104th27.8 MB/s135th87.3 MB/s127th26.7 MB/s74th338 MB/s60th226 MB/s112th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
458 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 308GB free
530 MB/s3rd511 MB/s3rd514 MB/s5th32.8 MB/s62nd113 MB/s65th14.6 MB/s140th347 MB/s49th351 MB/s4th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
29 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
502 MB/s119th448 MB/s39th461 MB/s48th38 MB/s14th99.4 MB/s118th39.1 MB/s16th379 MB/s6th318 MB/s45th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
521 MB/s33rd439 MB/s40th472 MB/s39th29.4 MB/s114th113 MB/s65th37.8 MB/s23rd276 MB/s123rd293 MB/s67th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $258
5,978 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 487GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 707GB free
501 MB/s122nd342 MB/s92nd324 MB/s117th36.8 MB/s20th84.7 MB/s131st20.8 MB/s113th364 MB/s23rd203 MB/s125th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $270
543 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 701GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 514GB free
519 MB/s54th356 MB/s76th358 MB/s88th31.9 MB/s82nd76.8 MB/s145th9.91 MB/s155th338 MB/s60th230 MB/s107th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
430 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
527 MB/s16th506 MB/s9th513 MB/s8th33.5 MB/s55th115 MB/s51st14.8 MB/s138th341 MB/s57th345 MB/s21st
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
7,031 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 341GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 40GB free
517 MB/s67th482 MB/s32nd477 MB/s36th30.9 MB/s97th127 MB/s14th33.9 MB/s41st153 MB/s157th335 MB/s33rd
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $136
10,150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 283GB free
501 MB/s122nd349 MB/s85th338 MB/s109th37.1 MB/s19th82.1 MB/s135th21.3 MB/s107th370 MB/s13th213 MB/s119th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $159
805 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 343GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 47GB free
517 MB/s67th346 MB/s89th358 MB/s88th33 MB/s59th83.6 MB/s134th30.9 MB/s55th319 MB/s80th228 MB/s109th
HyperX Savage 960GB $355
218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
528 MB/s9th502 MB/s14th510 MB/s13th34.1 MB/s45th109 MB/s82nd15.6 MB/s135th335 MB/s66th347 MB/s17th
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...
529 MB/s8th502 MB/s14th514 MB/s5th42.3 MB/s8th127 MB/s14th50.4 MB/s4th382 MB/s2nd345 MB/s21st
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
520 MB/s46th502 MB/s14th500 MB/s22nd29.7 MB/s110th130 MB/s7th35.5 MB/s34th379 MB/s6th348 MB/s10th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
600 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 849GB free
511 MB/s98th400 MB/s67th370 MB/s82nd30.2 MB/s105th102 MB/s114th24.9 MB/s87th212 MB/s144th278 MB/s80th
PNY CS1311 480GB $139
2,260 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 281GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 85GB free
518 MB/s59th353 MB/s80th356 MB/s95th34 MB/s46th78.7 MB/s144th10.6 MB/s150th349 MB/s42nd234 MB/s102nd
Transcend SSD370 256GB $89
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...
521 MB/s33rd303 MB/s107th382 MB/s81st29.4 MB/s114th118 MB/s34th36 MB/s32nd279 MB/s121st282 MB/s76th
PNY CS1311 960GB $298
355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 174GB free
520 MB/s46th356 MB/s76th358 MB/s88th34.4 MB/s43rd78.9 MB/s143rd10.7 MB/s149th345 MB/s50th231 MB/s105th
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/s95th433 MB/s47th462 MB/s47th34 MB/s46th89.7 MB/s125th38.8 MB/s18th360 MB/s29th317 MB/s46th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
527 MB/s16th507 MB/s7th511 MB/s12th32.8 MB/s62nd115 MB/s51st14.8 MB/s138th342 MB/s56th342 MB/s28th
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...
527 MB/s16th347 MB/s88th414 MB/s72nd30.4 MB/s103rd120 MB/s30th33.4 MB/s43rd353 MB/s38th309 MB/s54th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,673 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 346GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 277GB free
516 MB/s74th496 MB/s23rd485 MB/s32nd36.3 MB/s23rd116 MB/s47th30.3 MB/s56th368 MB/s17th331 MB/s35th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 815GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
464 MB/s150th439 MB/s40th445 MB/s59th28.9 MB/s120th121 MB/s28th33.1 MB/s46th302 MB/s93rd325 MB/s38th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $412
501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
516 MB/s74th489 MB/s28th478 MB/s35th35.9 MB/s28th115 MB/s51st30.1 MB/s57th369 MB/s15th322 MB/s41st
Crucial BX200 240GB $68
7,490 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 116GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 60GB free
495 MB/s133rd262 MB/s123rd274 MB/s131st32.1 MB/s78th62.2 MB/s159th24.3 MB/s92nd296 MB/s100th179 MB/s137th
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...
521 MB/s33rd353 MB/s80th418 MB/s68th30.8 MB/s101st115 MB/s51st38 MB/s22nd293 MB/s105th300 MB/s61st
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 9GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 15GB free
524 MB/s26th349 MB/s85th416 MB/s69th35.2 MB/s35th109 MB/s82nd43.3 MB/s10th317 MB/s82nd304 MB/s57th
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 ...
516 MB/s74th494 MB/s25th486 MB/s31st36.2 MB/s24th115 MB/s51st29.8 MB/s59th368 MB/s17th326 MB/s37th
Crucial MX300 750GB $257
3,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 141GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 439GB free
486 MB/s140th341 MB/s93rd341 MB/s104th27.9 MB/s133rd87 MB/s128th26.7 MB/s74th344 MB/s53rd226 MB/s112th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
46 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st512 MB/s9th31.3 MB/s93rd110 MB/s80th14.3 MB/s143rd337 MB/s63rd329 MB/s36th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $90
2,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 109GB free
516 MB/s74th344 MB/s90th357 MB/s92nd33.1 MB/s58th83.9 MB/s133rd29.4 MB/s62nd248 MB/s136th239 MB/s99th
Crucial BX200 960GB $300
221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 381GB free
495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th272 MB/s133rd32.3 MB/s76th63.9 MB/s156th24.8 MB/s88th289 MB/s112th182 MB/s134th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
2,468 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 326GB free
518 MB/s59th355 MB/s78th357 MB/s92nd31.7 MB/s86th75.4 MB/s148th9.91 MB/s155th335 MB/s66th235 MB/s101st
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
6,614 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 215GB free
495 MB/s133rd261 MB/s125th274 MB/s131st35.6 MB/s30th62.9 MB/s157th26.4 MB/s76th302 MB/s93rd179 MB/s137th
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...
519 MB/s54th502 MB/s14th502 MB/s20th28.8 MB/s123rd130 MB/s7th28.9 MB/s65th362 MB/s27th348 MB/s10th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $100
303 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 166GB free
506 MB/s114th432 MB/s50th463 MB/s46th38.8 MB/s11th104 MB/s110th32.5 MB/s50th293 MB/s105th299 MB/s63rd
Crucial MX300 275GB $93
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/s144th338 MB/s97th339 MB/s108th27.5 MB/s143rd81.7 MB/s138th24.3 MB/s92nd230 MB/s137th221 MB/s115th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $403
48 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 483GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 846GB free
530 MB/s3rd512 MB/s2nd505 MB/s17th32.7 MB/s66th113 MB/s65th14.4 MB/s142nd355 MB/s33rd363 MB/s1st
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/s35th453 MB/s53rd35.1 MB/s36th120 MB/s30th28.5 MB/s67th357 MB/s31st298 MB/s64th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $150
1,826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 312GB free
493 MB/s138th260 MB/s126th271 MB/s134th31.8 MB/s85th64.1 MB/s155th24.4 MB/s91st302 MB/s93rd177 MB/s139th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
182 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
442 MB/s154th262 MB/s123rd255 MB/s143rd27.9 MB/s133rd64.7 MB/s153rd21.9 MB/s102nd300 MB/s98th177 MB/s139th
Crucial BX100 250GB $124
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...
525 MB/s22nd370 MB/s74th432 MB/s63rd30.9 MB/s97th115 MB/s51st38.3 MB/s20th278 MB/s122nd312 MB/s53rd
HyperX Savage 240GB $115
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...
527 MB/s16th509 MB/s5th512 MB/s9th32.1 MB/s78th115 MB/s51st14.1 MB/s145th352 MB/s39th348 MB/s10th
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...
523 MB/s29th332 MB/s100th397 MB/s75th31.1 MB/s95th122 MB/s27th33.4 MB/s43rd226 MB/s139th306 MB/s56th
PNY CS1311 240GB $89
4,506 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 109GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 34GB free
519 MB/s54th357 MB/s75th360 MB/s86th33.6 MB/s53rd80.7 MB/s139th10.5 MB/s152nd317 MB/s82nd243 MB/s93rd
Crucial BX200 480GB $172
1,495 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 173GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 126GB free
495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th271 MB/s134th32.5 MB/s71st65.2 MB/s152nd25.1 MB/s82nd294 MB/s104th180 MB/s135th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $73
23,798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 55GB free
518 MB/s59th416 MB/s61st420 MB/s67th47.2 MB/s4th108 MB/s90th45 MB/s7th376 MB/s10th285 MB/s72nd
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...
499 MB/s130th341 MB/s93rd328 MB/s115th37.3 MB/s18th80.4 MB/s141st21 MB/s111th355 MB/s33rd208 MB/s123rd
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $120
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/s108th351 MB/s83rd357 MB/s92nd44.7 MB/s6th84.4 MB/s132nd26.8 MB/s73rd365 MB/s21st240 MB/s97th
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/s22nd483 MB/s31st493 MB/s26th31.9 MB/s82nd121 MB/s28th38.4 MB/s19th370 MB/s13th334 MB/s34th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 32GB free
524 MB/s26th390 MB/s71st482 MB/s33rd28.1 MB/s132nd107 MB/s97th13.7 MB/s148th330 MB/s72nd316 MB/s48th
Crucial MX200 500GB $240
2,706 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 250GB free
521 MB/s33rd399 MB/s68th392 MB/s77th30.9 MB/s97th98.6 MB/s119th26.4 MB/s76th259 MB/s130th273 MB/s83rd
Intel 730 Series 480GB $320
1,128 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 348GB free
521 MB/s33rd485 MB/s30th491 MB/s30th36.2 MB/s24th120 MB/s30th39.6 MB/s15th348 MB/s45th303 MB/s58th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
899 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 22GB free
517 MB/s67th335 MB/s98th349 MB/s99th31.4 MB/s88th73.3 MB/s149th9.74 MB/s157th343 MB/s55th232 MB/s103rd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 80GB free
521 MB/s33rd433 MB/s47th458 MB/s50th29.5 MB/s113th130 MB/s7th24.1 MB/s94th334 MB/s69th351 MB/s4th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $70
300 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
514 MB/s86th430 MB/s52nd467 MB/s41st41.7 MB/s9th108 MB/s90th34.6 MB/s37th312 MB/s86th302 MB/s60th
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...
444 MB/s152nd426 MB/s55th394 MB/s76th32.7 MB/s66th105 MB/s107th25 MB/s85th314 MB/s85th211 MB/s120th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
3,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 277GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 72GB free
513 MB/s91st293 MB/s109th321 MB/s119th28.9 MB/s120th22.5 MB/s162nd18.2 MB/s125th212 MB/s144th87.1 MB/s160th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $57
2,079 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 59GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 4GB free
515 MB/s80th328 MB/s101st349 MB/s99th32.7 MB/s66th82.1 MB/s135th26.3 MB/s78th129 MB/s160th228 MB/s109th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $114
4,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 123GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 201GB free
518 MB/s59th355 MB/s78th358 MB/s88th31.4 MB/s88th75.9 MB/s146th9.93 MB/s154th341 MB/s57th241 MB/s96th
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...
527 MB/s16th399 MB/s68th416 MB/s69th33.2 MB/s57th103 MB/s112th34.6 MB/s37th357 MB/s31st277 MB/s81st
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...
518 MB/s59th502 MB/s14th503 MB/s19th27.5 MB/s143rd125 MB/s20th29.7 MB/s60th344 MB/s53rd349 MB/s7th
Plextor M6S 256GB $166
412 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
484 MB/s144th426 MB/s55th444 MB/s60th35.4 MB/s31st91.1 MB/s123rd38.3 MB/s20th364 MB/s23rd316 MB/s48th
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...
512 MB/s95th243 MB/s136th308 MB/s124th28.6 MB/s127th107 MB/s97th20.2 MB/s116th215 MB/s142nd242 MB/s94th
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...
512 MB/s95th281 MB/s114th345 MB/s102nd32.5 MB/s71st114 MB/s63rd21.1 MB/s110th280 MB/s120th254 MB/s87th
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/s54th436 MB/s44th464 MB/s44th28.8 MB/s123rd108 MB/s90th30 MB/s58th345 MB/s50th323 MB/s40th
PNY CS1311 120GB $60
3,961 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 4GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 3GB free
519 MB/s54th339 MB/s96th350 MB/s98th34 MB/s46th80.7 MB/s139th10.3 MB/s153rd312 MB/s86th242 MB/s94th
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...
516 MB/s74th500 MB/s20th492 MB/s28th27.8 MB/s135th132 MB/s3rd29.4 MB/s62nd348 MB/s45th349 MB/s7th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
1,084 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 36GB free
493 MB/s138th333 MB/s99th388 MB/s79th35.3 MB/s34th92.4 MB/s121st37.2 MB/s27th358 MB/s30th300 MB/s61st
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% ...
528 MB/s9th187 MB/s146th271 MB/s134th30.9 MB/s97th118 MB/s34th32.9 MB/s47th312 MB/s86th180 MB/s135th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
558 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 41GB free
528 MB/s9th508 MB/s6th515 MB/s3rd37.6 MB/s17th117 MB/s41st16.2 MB/s131st364 MB/s23rd348 MB/s10th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $108
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/s108th309 MB/s106th333 MB/s112th31.1 MB/s95th113 MB/s65th19.1 MB/s119th253 MB/s134th237 MB/s100th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
1,146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 21GB free
523 MB/s29th190 MB/s144th277 MB/s130th31.4 MB/s88th109 MB/s82nd35.5 MB/s34th260 MB/s129th187 MB/s133rd
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
644 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
521 MB/s33rd427 MB/s53rd458 MB/s50th27.6 MB/s141st135 MB/s1st35.1 MB/s36th328 MB/s76th348 MB/s10th
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 ...
521 MB/s33rd249 MB/s132nd324 MB/s117th35 MB/s37th111 MB/s73rd26.9 MB/s72nd288 MB/s115th232 MB/s103rd
Crucial M550 128GB $95
736 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 22GB free
525 MB/s22nd353 MB/s80th416 MB/s69th32.6 MB/s70th125 MB/s20th36.1 MB/s31st368 MB/s17th316 MB/s48th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 84GB free
526 MB/s21st423 MB/s57th460 MB/s49th32.4 MB/s74th118 MB/s34th13.9 MB/s146th354 MB/s37th345 MB/s21st
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 66GB free
515 MB/s80th421 MB/s58th450 MB/s55th28.8 MB/s123rd123 MB/s25th24.7 MB/s89th330 MB/s72nd349 MB/s7th
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...
502 MB/s119th273 MB/s119th352 MB/s97th26.8 MB/s150th115 MB/s51st29.6 MB/s61st322 MB/s78th258 MB/s86th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,500 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 9GB free
459 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd410 MB/s73rd28.5 MB/s129th125 MB/s20th23.8 MB/s95th304 MB/s91st343 MB/s25th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 103GB free
521 MB/s33rd433 MB/s47th458 MB/s50th29.2 MB/s117th123 MB/s25th25.1 MB/s82nd337 MB/s63rd355 MB/s2nd
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 ...
518 MB/s59th156 MB/s150th239 MB/s147th29.7 MB/s110th107 MB/s97th32.1 MB/s52nd255 MB/s133rd153 MB/s146th
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/s91st496 MB/s23rd495 MB/s25th23.3 MB/s159th128 MB/s12th32 MB/s53rd335 MB/s66th346 MB/s20th
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/s114th283 MB/s113th364 MB/s85th23.2 MB/s160th127 MB/s14th28.5 MB/s67th285 MB/s119th281 MB/s77th
PNY CS2211 240GB $174
487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
528 MB/s9th437 MB/s43rd467 MB/s41st32.8 MB/s62nd113 MB/s65th14.3 MB/s143rd321 MB/s79th347 MB/s17th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $101
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...
520 MB/s46th480 MB/s34th502 MB/s20th27.7 MB/s139th111 MB/s73rd45 MB/s7th330 MB/s72nd308 MB/s55th
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...
523 MB/s29th504 MB/s11th507 MB/s16th28.7 MB/s126th134 MB/s2nd40.8 MB/s12th380 MB/s4th348 MB/s10th
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/s86th497 MB/s22nd500 MB/s22nd26.7 MB/s151st127 MB/s14th37.3 MB/s25th332 MB/s70th341 MB/s31st
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...
515 MB/s80th275 MB/s116th336 MB/s110th32.9 MB/s61st115 MB/s51st21.3 MB/s107th288 MB/s115th249 MB/s92nd
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...
500 MB/s127th139 MB/s155th214 MB/s151st27 MB/s148th111 MB/s73rd28.4 MB/s69th257 MB/s131st135 MB/s155th
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/s153rd278 MB/s115th314 MB/s121st33 MB/s59th107 MB/s97th23.5 MB/s97th310 MB/s89th196 MB/s128th
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/s46th275 MB/s116th341 MB/s104th31.6 MB/s87th113 MB/s65th21.2 MB/s109th297 MB/s99th231 MB/s105th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $228
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...
524 MB/s26th493 MB/s26th509 MB/s14th36.4 MB/s22nd117 MB/s41st28.6 MB/s66th373 MB/s12th319 MB/s43rd
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/s80th486 MB/s29th504 MB/s18th25.8 MB/s155th107 MB/s97th44.1 MB/s9th355 MB/s33rd322 MB/s41st
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...
511 MB/s98th453 MB/s38th475 MB/s38th29.2 MB/s117th107 MB/s97th33.3 MB/s45th352 MB/s39th325 MB/s38th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
324 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 23GB free
433 MB/s155th275 MB/s116th315 MB/s120th31.4 MB/s88th92.3 MB/s122nd22.6 MB/s100th310 MB/s89th194 MB/s129th
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...
521 MB/s33rd502 MB/s14th509 MB/s14th27 MB/s148th132 MB/s3rd39 MB/s17th365 MB/s21st351 MB/s4th
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $170
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/s80th284 MB/s112th336 MB/s110th38.5 MB/s13th108 MB/s90th23.4 MB/s98th296 MB/s100th254 MB/s87th
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...
511 MB/s98th139 MB/s155th207 MB/s153rd30.4 MB/s103rd112 MB/s72nd18 MB/s126th106 MB/s161st144 MB/s150th
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 ...
508 MB/s112th288 MB/s111th365 MB/s84th28.2 MB/s131st99.8 MB/s117th27.8 MB/s71st348 MB/s45th280 MB/s78th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $77
7,140 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 5GB free
494 MB/s137th248 MB/s134th266 MB/s140th35.9 MB/s28th64.3 MB/s154th25.3 MB/s81st269 MB/s127th173 MB/s141st
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...
520 MB/s46th264 MB/s122nd325 MB/s116th35.4 MB/s31st116 MB/s47th25.1 MB/s82nd289 MB/s112th252 MB/s91st
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $79
1,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 80GB free
511 MB/s98th202 MB/s141st246 MB/s144th32.2 MB/s77th108 MB/s90th19.1 MB/s119th193 MB/s146th166 MB/s142nd
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...
520 MB/s46th244 MB/s135th312 MB/s123rd34.9 MB/s38th117 MB/s41st20.9 MB/s112th291 MB/s109th228 MB/s109th
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...
515 MB/s80th161 MB/s148th240 MB/s145th37.9 MB/s16th116 MB/s47th21.9 MB/s102nd230 MB/s137th165 MB/s143rd
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...
506 MB/s114th414 MB/s64th449 MB/s56th31.9 MB/s82nd75.9 MB/s146th34.3 MB/s39th301 MB/s97th289 MB/s71st
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $69
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...
502 MB/s119th151 MB/s151st222 MB/s148th29.3 MB/s116th108 MB/s90th18.3 MB/s124th170 MB/s154th150 MB/s147th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $86
105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
514 MB/s86th204 MB/s139th285 MB/s128th30.2 MB/s105th107 MB/s97th19 MB/s121st289 MB/s112th209 MB/s122nd
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...
516 MB/s74th465 MB/s36th492 MB/s28th29.1 MB/s119th109 MB/s82nd32.9 MB/s47th345 MB/s50th316 MB/s48th
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...
511 MB/s98th317 MB/s104th384 MB/s80th34.6 MB/s40th90.9 MB/s124th37.3 MB/s25th349 MB/s42nd297 MB/s65th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $65
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...
505 MB/s117th144 MB/s154th197 MB/s155th28.4 MB/s130th106 MB/s104th18 MB/s126th160 MB/s156th142 MB/s151st
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...
514 MB/s86th260 MB/s126th329 MB/s114th35.4 MB/s31st115 MB/s51st21.4 MB/s106th292 MB/s108th253 MB/s89th
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/s70th293 MB/s126th21.3 MB/s161st128 MB/s12th25 MB/s85th251 MB/s135th303 MB/s58th
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...
513 MB/s91st249 MB/s132nd258 MB/s142nd30.6 MB/s102nd103 MB/s112th13.8 MB/s147th361 MB/s28th215 MB/s118th
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 ...
501 MB/s122nd138 MB/s157th206 MB/s154th33.7 MB/s52nd106 MB/s104th21.7 MB/s104th192 MB/s148th136 MB/s153rd
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/s147th390 MB/s71st400 MB/s74th30.2 MB/s105th130 MB/s7th35.6 MB/s33rd338 MB/s60th317 MB/s46th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $99
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...
510 MB/s106th200 MB/s142nd268 MB/s138th34.2 MB/s44th111 MB/s73rd22.5 MB/s101st214 MB/s143rd202 MB/s127th
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...
517 MB/s67th250 MB/s131st314 MB/s121st33.6 MB/s53rd118 MB/s34th20.7 MB/s114th257 MB/s131st230 MB/s107th
Plextor M5S 128GB $123
1,373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 38GB free
499 MB/s130th212 MB/s138th293 MB/s126th32.7 MB/s66th79.2 MB/s142nd32.7 MB/s49th286 MB/s118th211 MB/s120th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
694 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 10GB free
510 MB/s106th204 MB/s139th265 MB/s141st34.5 MB/s41st109 MB/s82nd22.8 MB/s99th216 MB/s141st203 MB/s125th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
371 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 19GB free
511 MB/s98th412 MB/s65th448 MB/s58th27.1 MB/s146th126 MB/s19th34.2 MB/s40th317 MB/s82nd344 MB/s24th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $140
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...
500 MB/s127th351 MB/s83rd343 MB/s103rd45.8 MB/s5th85.2 MB/s130th24.6 MB/s90th363 MB/s26th240 MB/s97th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $191
5,283 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 2GB free
528 MB/s9th493 MB/s26th493 MB/s26th38.6 MB/s12th124 MB/s24th40.7 MB/s13th378 MB/s8th337 MB/s32nd
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 ...
482 MB/s146th313 MB/s105th356 MB/s95th34.7 MB/s39th114 MB/s63rd25.9 MB/s79th339 MB/s59th279 MB/s79th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $160
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...
521 MB/s33rd439 MB/s40th476 MB/s37th36.1 MB/s26th115 MB/s51st25.9 MB/s79th366 MB/s20th316 MB/s48th
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...
509 MB/s108th322 MB/s103rd392 MB/s77th23.5 MB/s157th62.9 MB/s157th20.1 MB/s117th291 MB/s109th83.7 MB/s161st
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
509 MB/s108th157 MB/s149th240 MB/s145th26.5 MB/s153rd110 MB/s80th16.1 MB/s133rd86.5 MB/s162nd136 MB/s153rd
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...
511 MB/s98th406 MB/s66th449 MB/s56th23.5 MB/s157th72.9 MB/s150th23.8 MB/s95th293 MB/s105th105 MB/s159th
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...
354 MB/s156th220 MB/s137th270 MB/s137th32.8 MB/s62nd101 MB/s115th4.8 MB/s161st224 MB/s140th193 MB/s130th
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...
504 MB/s118th420 MB/s59th453 MB/s53rd31.4 MB/s88th92.9 MB/s120th37.5 MB/s24th290 MB/s111th268 MB/s85th
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...
501 MB/s122nd268 MB/s120th348 MB/s101st23.7 MB/s156th108 MB/s90th6.8 MB/s160th179 MB/s152nd220 MB/s116th
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...
520 MB/s46th266 MB/s121st331 MB/s113th33.9 MB/s49th118 MB/s34th21.5 MB/s105th295 MB/s102nd253 MB/s89th
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...
499 MB/s130th482 MB/s32nd436 MB/s62nd33.9 MB/s49th132 MB/s3rd37 MB/s28th336 MB/s65th319 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...
500 MB/s127th194 MB/s143rd280 MB/s129th28.9 MB/s120th105 MB/s107th8.28 MB/s158th263 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 ...
514 MB/s86th148 MB/s152nd222 MB/s148th33.9 MB/s49th109 MB/s82nd19.3 MB/s118th184 MB/s149th147 MB/s149th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $377
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...
518 MB/s59th291 MB/s110th367 MB/s83rd36 MB/s27th119 MB/s33rd32.5 MB/s50th348 MB/s45th273 MB/s83rd
Samsung 840 120GB $109
11,341 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 3GB free
508 MB/s112th133 MB/s160th191 MB/s156th29.9 MB/s109th101 MB/s115th10.6 MB/s150th329 MB/s75th126 MB/s157th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
137 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 4GB free
511 MB/s98th148 MB/s152nd216 MB/s150th32.4 MB/s74th104 MB/s110th18.9 MB/s122nd182 MB/s150th150 MB/s147th
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 ...
213 MB/s159th190 MB/s144th167 MB/s158th27.2 MB/s145th116 MB/s47th17.2 MB/s128th182 MB/s150th189 MB/s131st
Intel 330 Series 120GB $146
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...
513 MB/s91st138 MB/s157th210 MB/s152nd33.3 MB/s56th111 MB/s73rd18.5 MB/s123rd193 MB/s146th139 MB/s152nd
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $165
3,395 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 17GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 12GB free
470 MB/s148th325 MB/s102nd305 MB/s125th34.5 MB/s41st82.1 MB/s135th20.6 MB/s115th304 MB/s91st205 MB/s124th
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/s159th184 MB/s147th160 MB/s159th26.4 MB/s154th115 MB/s51st17 MB/s129th177 MB/s153rd188 MB/s132nd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
9,862 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% 60GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 17GB free
204 MB/s161st122 MB/s161st146 MB/s160th27.1 MB/s146th106 MB/s104th15.3 MB/s137th163 MB/s155th128 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/s108th-27.6 MB/s140th66 MB/s151st-295 MB/s103rd275 MB/s82nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
6,231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 8GB free
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OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
2,601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 90GB free
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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/s159th173 MB/s157th21.2 MB/s162nd41.7 MB/s161st16.3 MB/s130th153 MB/s157th65.6 MB/s162nd
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