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SSD Rankings - November 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 their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... 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 728 501 202 514 353 118 518 381 136 48.3 32.2 21.1 135 105 22.2 53 26.5 4.8 382 303 86.4 363 260 65.5
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $289
20,880 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 686GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 833GB free
521 MB/s36th415 MB/s63rd426 MB/s64th48.3 MB/s1st111 MB/s75th53 MB/s1st381 MB/s4th286 MB/s72nd
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
132,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 464GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 120GB free
518 MB/s63rd415 MB/s63rd422 MB/s65th47.8 MB/s2nd111 MB/s75th51.6 MB/s4th381 MB/s4th285 MB/s73rd
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $259
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/s36th431 MB/s51st465 MB/s43rd28.8 MB/s123rd117 MB/s37th37.4 MB/s25th275 MB/s125th294 MB/s66th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 411GB free
520 MB/s46th499 MB/s21st500 MB/s22nd30 MB/s109th131 MB/s7th33.8 MB/s43rd368 MB/s19th347 MB/s17th
Crucial MX300 1TB $238
2,161 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 616GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 197GB free
486 MB/s142nd342 MB/s91st341 MB/s106th27.6 MB/s139th84.2 MB/s130th28 MB/s69th347 MB/s48th223 MB/s114th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $130
143 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 328GB free
527 MB/s15th507 MB/s8th511 MB/s11th33.6 MB/s48th115 MB/s54th14.8 MB/s138th344 MB/s54th343 MB/s23rd
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $375
5,146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 416GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 277GB free
530 MB/s2nd504 MB/s11th518 MB/s1st41.6 MB/s10th125 MB/s22nd49.8 MB/s5th382 MB/s1st343 MB/s23rd
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 231GB free
530 MB/s2nd506 MB/s9th512 MB/s8th32.4 MB/s72nd118 MB/s33rd14.6 MB/s140th330 MB/s71st353 MB/s3rd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $160
278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
523 MB/s30th453 MB/s37th480 MB/s34th31.9 MB/s82nd117 MB/s37th41.6 MB/s11th276 MB/s124th294 MB/s66th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 119GB free
530 MB/s2nd511 MB/s2nd517 MB/s2nd38 MB/s15th117 MB/s37th16.3 MB/s131st348 MB/s46th343 MB/s23rd
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
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...
518 MB/s63rd417 MB/s60th422 MB/s65th47.7 MB/s3rd109 MB/s84th48.8 MB/s6th378 MB/s8th284 MB/s74th
Crucial MX300 525GB $130
13,344 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 349GB free
486 MB/s142nd342 MB/s91st341 MB/s106th28 MB/s133rd86.3 MB/s128th26.5 MB/s76th338 MB/s62nd224 MB/s113th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $200
15,889 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 429GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 121GB free
529 MB/s8th504 MB/s11th515 MB/s3rd42.4 MB/s8th126 MB/s15th52.7 MB/s2nd382 MB/s1st342 MB/s28th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,528 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 313GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 100GB free
525 MB/s22nd435 MB/s45th472 MB/s38th30.9 MB/s95th115 MB/s54th40.1 MB/s13th273 MB/s127th290 MB/s69th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
379 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 187GB free
528 MB/s9th508 MB/s7th514 MB/s5th36.4 MB/s22nd111 MB/s75th15.9 MB/s134th354 MB/s35th347 MB/s17th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $300
72 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 754GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
517 MB/s69th348 MB/s86th359 MB/s88th32.1 MB/s76th88.1 MB/s126th31.2 MB/s55th319 MB/s80th217 MB/s116th
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/s149th423 MB/s57th438 MB/s61st27.1 MB/s144th119 MB/s31st28.8 MB/s66th303 MB/s93rd341 MB/s30th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
521 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 308GB free
530 MB/s2nd511 MB/s2nd514 MB/s5th33 MB/s56th113 MB/s66th14.6 MB/s140th351 MB/s39th351 MB/s4th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 280GB free
502 MB/s120th448 MB/s39th461 MB/s48th38 MB/s15th99.4 MB/s119th39.1 MB/s15th379 MB/s6th318 MB/s44th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $148
945 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 72GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 379GB free
517 MB/s69th346 MB/s89th358 MB/s90th32.9 MB/s59th83.8 MB/s133rd30.5 MB/s56th317 MB/s82nd228 MB/s110th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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...
530 MB/s2nd503 MB/s14th514 MB/s5th42.9 MB/s7th128 MB/s11th52.4 MB/s3rd382 MB/s1st342 MB/s28th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $250
6,299 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 854GB free
502 MB/s120th341 MB/s93rd328 MB/s112th36.3 MB/s23rd83.4 MB/s136th20.9 MB/s113th371 MB/s15th204 MB/s124th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $80
352 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 166GB free
506 MB/s114th432 MB/s50th463 MB/s46th39.6 MB/s11th107 MB/s96th34.1 MB/s41st298 MB/s98th302 MB/s58th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
8,181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 73GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 160GB free
515 MB/s81st481 MB/s33rd476 MB/s36th30.9 MB/s95th126 MB/s15th34.8 MB/s37th155 MB/s155th335 MB/s33rd
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
439 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
527 MB/s15th506 MB/s9th512 MB/s8th33.2 MB/s54th114 MB/s61st14.8 MB/s138th343 MB/s55th348 MB/s13th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $194
430 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
521 MB/s36th439 MB/s40th472 MB/s38th29.4 MB/s115th113 MB/s66th37.8 MB/s22nd275 MB/s125th293 MB/s68th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $282
672 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 586GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 514GB free
519 MB/s54th356 MB/s76th357 MB/s93rd32 MB/s77th77.1 MB/s144th9.87 MB/s156th338 MB/s62nd230 MB/s108th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
647 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 339GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 566GB free
512 MB/s95th401 MB/s68th370 MB/s83rd30.4 MB/s104th102 MB/s112th24.9 MB/s84th216 MB/s141st278 MB/s80th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
520 MB/s46th502 MB/s15th500 MB/s22nd29.7 MB/s112th130 MB/s9th35.4 MB/s34th378 MB/s8th348 MB/s13th
PNY CS1311 240GB $70
8,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 146GB free
519 MB/s54th357 MB/s75th360 MB/s87th33.4 MB/s51st78.7 MB/s142nd10.4 MB/s152nd317 MB/s82nd242 MB/s94th
Crucial MX300 275GB $80
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...
485 MB/s144th338 MB/s95th339 MB/s109th28 MB/s133rd83.9 MB/s132nd24.5 MB/s93rd230 MB/s137th220 MB/s115th
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/s95th434 MB/s46th462 MB/s47th34.1 MB/s45th90 MB/s124th39 MB/s16th361 MB/s27th316 MB/s49th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $145
9,442 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 887GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 344GB free
500 MB/s126th348 MB/s86th336 MB/s110th37 MB/s18th83.5 MB/s135th21.4 MB/s108th372 MB/s14th209 MB/s121st
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,917 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 333GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 187GB free
517 MB/s69th497 MB/s24th485 MB/s32nd36.3 MB/s23rd117 MB/s37th30.5 MB/s56th370 MB/s16th332 MB/s35th
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/s15th347 MB/s88th414 MB/s72nd30.3 MB/s106th119 MB/s31st33.2 MB/s46th350 MB/s40th308 MB/s54th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $430
526 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 844GB free
516 MB/s76th490 MB/s28th478 MB/s35th36.2 MB/s25th117 MB/s37th30.2 MB/s58th369 MB/s18th322 MB/s41st
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
120 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 9GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 15GB free
524 MB/s25th349 MB/s85th417 MB/s69th35.1 MB/s34th109 MB/s84th43.3 MB/s10th316 MB/s84th303 MB/s57th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
54 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 336GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
526 MB/s20th509 MB/s4th510 MB/s14th31 MB/s94th109 MB/s84th13.8 MB/s147th333 MB/s69th327 MB/s36th
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...
522 MB/s32nd352 MB/s82nd418 MB/s68th30.7 MB/s99th115 MB/s54th37.7 MB/s24th293 MB/s107th298 MB/s64th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $85
2,823 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 135GB free
517 MB/s69th343 MB/s90th357 MB/s93rd32.9 MB/s59th81.3 MB/s137th29.3 MB/s62nd248 MB/s135th236 MB/s100th
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/s76th493 MB/s26th485 MB/s32nd35.9 MB/s27th117 MB/s37th29.1 MB/s63rd360 MB/s29th323 MB/s40th
Crucial MX300 750GB $258
4,490 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 370GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 276GB free
487 MB/s140th341 MB/s93rd341 MB/s106th28 MB/s133rd86.9 MB/s127th27.3 MB/s72nd347 MB/s48th227 MB/s112th
HyperX Savage 960GB $410
272 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
528 MB/s9th502 MB/s15th511 MB/s11th31.6 MB/s87th108 MB/s92nd15.6 MB/s135th335 MB/s65th343 MB/s23rd
Crucial BX200 960GB $300
247 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 381GB free
495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th272 MB/s133rd32.2 MB/s75th63.5 MB/s156th24.8 MB/s86th291 MB/s110th181 MB/s134th
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/s15th503 MB/s19th28.6 MB/s128th131 MB/s7th29.1 MB/s63rd362 MB/s25th348 MB/s13th
Crucial BX200 480GB $150
1,799 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 279GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 364GB free
495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th272 MB/s133rd32.6 MB/s68th65.6 MB/s152nd25.1 MB/s82nd296 MB/s102nd180 MB/s136th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $206
522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 815GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
464 MB/s150th439 MB/s40th445 MB/s59th28.9 MB/s121st121 MB/s27th32.6 MB/s50th301 MB/s95th325 MB/s37th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $403
50 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 483GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 846GB free
530 MB/s2nd514 MB/s1st505 MB/s17th32.7 MB/s66th116 MB/s49th14.4 MB/s142nd355 MB/s32nd363 MB/s1st
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
8,241 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 12GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 167GB free
495 MB/s133rd261 MB/s127th273 MB/s132nd32.9 MB/s59th63.1 MB/s158th24.3 MB/s94th298 MB/s98th178 MB/s138th
PNY CS1311 960GB $349
336 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 310GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 66GB free
520 MB/s46th356 MB/s76th358 MB/s90th34.4 MB/s43rd79.8 MB/s141st10.7 MB/s149th342 MB/s57th232 MB/s105th
PNY CS1311 480GB $167
2,478 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 79GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 140GB free
520 MB/s46th353 MB/s80th356 MB/s97th34.1 MB/s45th78.5 MB/s143rd10.6 MB/s150th353 MB/s37th236 MB/s100th
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...
487 MB/s140th474 MB/s35th453 MB/s54th35.1 MB/s34th120 MB/s29th28.5 MB/s67th354 MB/s35th298 MB/s64th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $152
1,927 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 298GB free
494 MB/s138th262 MB/s124th271 MB/s135th32 MB/s77th64.4 MB/s154th24.6 MB/s89th303 MB/s93rd177 MB/s139th
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...
522 MB/s32nd332 MB/s100th397 MB/s75th31.3 MB/s91st123 MB/s23rd33.7 MB/s44th208 MB/s145th304 MB/s56th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
442 MB/s152nd262 MB/s124th255 MB/s142nd27.9 MB/s136th64.8 MB/s153rd21.8 MB/s103rd300 MB/s97th177 MB/s139th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $180
2,358 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 202GB free
519 MB/s54th356 MB/s76th357 MB/s93rd32 MB/s77th75.8 MB/s148th9.95 MB/s154th340 MB/s60th237 MB/s99th
HyperX Savage 240GB $120
The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the firs...
526 MB/s20th509 MB/s4th512 MB/s8th32 MB/s77th112 MB/s70th14.2 MB/s144th349 MB/s43rd348 MB/s13th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $88
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/s127th338 MB/s95th327 MB/s115th36.8 MB/s19th80.6 MB/s139th20.9 MB/s113th355 MB/s32nd208 MB/s122nd
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/s22nd482 MB/s31st494 MB/s27th31.8 MB/s84th121 MB/s27th38.1 MB/s20th370 MB/s16th334 MB/s34th
Crucial BX200 240GB $91
8,730 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 77GB free
495 MB/s133rd262 MB/s124th274 MB/s131st32.5 MB/s70th63.5 MB/s156th24.6 MB/s89th298 MB/s98th180 MB/s136th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $110
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...
439 MB/s154th426 MB/s55th390 MB/s77th32.5 MB/s70th107 MB/s96th24.9 MB/s84th311 MB/s87th212 MB/s119th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $76
25,433 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 14GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 10GB free
518 MB/s63rd416 MB/s61st420 MB/s67th47.4 MB/s4th110 MB/s81st45.4 MB/s7th378 MB/s8th284 MB/s74th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $52
2,645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 64GB free
517 MB/s69th317 MB/s103rd343 MB/s104th32.7 MB/s66th84 MB/s131st26.3 MB/s78th130 MB/s160th232 MB/s105th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
1,045 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 32GB free
524 MB/s25th416 MB/s61st497 MB/s25th30.5 MB/s103rd107 MB/s96th14.1 MB/s145th329 MB/s74th317 MB/s46th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $571
67 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
517 MB/s69th434 MB/s46th464 MB/s44th27.6 MB/s139th113 MB/s66th36.9 MB/s28th287 MB/s118th290 MB/s69th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $310
1,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 306GB free
521 MB/s36th484 MB/s30th491 MB/s31st35.7 MB/s29th118 MB/s33rd39 MB/s16th349 MB/s43rd302 MB/s58th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
535 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 80GB free
521 MB/s36th433 MB/s48th459 MB/s50th29.5 MB/s114th130 MB/s9th24.6 MB/s89th335 MB/s65th351 MB/s4th
Crucial MX200 500GB $240
3,347 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 219GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 132GB free
520 MB/s46th398 MB/s70th390 MB/s77th30.8 MB/s98th100 MB/s117th26.5 MB/s76th261 MB/s129th274 MB/s83rd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
1,113 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 22GB free
517 MB/s69th336 MB/s98th349 MB/s100th31.4 MB/s88th72.8 MB/s150th9.74 MB/s157th343 MB/s55th235 MB/s103rd
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $70
347 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 95GB free
514 MB/s87th430 MB/s52nd467 MB/s41st41.7 MB/s9th108 MB/s92nd34.3 MB/s40th311 MB/s87th302 MB/s58th
Crucial BX100 250GB $155
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...
524 MB/s25th371 MB/s74th432 MB/s63rd30.6 MB/s101st114 MB/s61st37.9 MB/s21st278 MB/s123rd313 MB/s52nd
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
3,114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 260GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 282GB free
513 MB/s91st290 MB/s111th306 MB/s124th28.6 MB/s128th22.2 MB/s162nd18.4 MB/s124th212 MB/s144th86.5 MB/s160th
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...
519 MB/s54th502 MB/s15th503 MB/s19th27.5 MB/s143rd126 MB/s15th29.7 MB/s59th345 MB/s53rd349 MB/s7th
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...
514 MB/s87th242 MB/s136th308 MB/s123rd28.5 MB/s130th112 MB/s70th19.7 MB/s117th216 MB/s141st247 MB/s92nd
Plextor M6S 256GB $166
456 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 73GB free
484 MB/s145th427 MB/s53rd444 MB/s60th35.4 MB/s30th91.4 MB/s123rd38.3 MB/s19th364 MB/s24th316 MB/s49th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $156
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...
524 MB/s25th304 MB/s106th383 MB/s81st29.2 MB/s116th113 MB/s66th35.7 MB/s33rd282 MB/s121st283 MB/s76th
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/s123rd109 MB/s84th31.4 MB/s54th349 MB/s43rd320 MB/s43rd
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $158
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...
511 MB/s102nd352 MB/s82nd358 MB/s90th45.5 MB/s6th83.6 MB/s134th27.3 MB/s72nd366 MB/s20th239 MB/s98th
PNY CS1311 120GB $60
4,903 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 62GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 6GB free
519 MB/s54th338 MB/s95th351 MB/s99th33.3 MB/s52nd76.8 MB/s145th10.2 MB/s153rd312 MB/s85th240 MB/s95th
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/s76th500 MB/s20th492 MB/s29th27.9 MB/s136th132 MB/s3rd29.4 MB/s61st346 MB/s51st349 MB/s7th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
1,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 33GB free
522 MB/s32nd190 MB/s145th277 MB/s130th30.9 MB/s95th108 MB/s92nd35 MB/s36th260 MB/s130th187 MB/s133rd
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/s9th186 MB/s146th271 MB/s135th30.7 MB/s99th117 MB/s37th32.9 MB/s49th312 MB/s85th181 MB/s134th
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...
510 MB/s107th303 MB/s107th324 MB/s117th31.2 MB/s93rd112 MB/s70th19.2 MB/s118th251 MB/s133rd236 MB/s100th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
685 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
521 MB/s36th427 MB/s53rd458 MB/s51st27.6 MB/s139th135 MB/s1st35.1 MB/s35th326 MB/s76th349 MB/s7th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 41GB free
528 MB/s9th509 MB/s4th515 MB/s3rd37.8 MB/s17th117 MB/s37th16.1 MB/s132nd361 MB/s27th347 MB/s17th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,966 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 57GB free
527 MB/s15th424 MB/s56th461 MB/s48th32.4 MB/s72nd117 MB/s37th14 MB/s146th350 MB/s40th347 MB/s17th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
314 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 66GB free
516 MB/s76th421 MB/s58th450 MB/s55th28.8 MB/s123rd123 MB/s23rd24.7 MB/s88th330 MB/s71st349 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...
503 MB/s119th275 MB/s116th353 MB/s98th27 MB/s147th117 MB/s37th29.5 MB/s60th321 MB/s78th260 MB/s86th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $199
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/s25th499 MB/s21st511 MB/s11th36.6 MB/s20th118 MB/s33rd29.1 MB/s63rd375 MB/s12th324 MB/s38th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
116 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 103GB free
521 MB/s36th433 MB/s48th458 MB/s51st29.1 MB/s119th122 MB/s25th25 MB/s83rd337 MB/s64th356 MB/s2nd
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/s25th495 MB/s26th23.3 MB/s159th128 MB/s11th32.3 MB/s51st335 MB/s65th346 MB/s21st
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 45GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 1GB free
459 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd411 MB/s73rd28.5 MB/s130th122 MB/s25th23.7 MB/s95th306 MB/s91st343 MB/s23rd
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/s113th363 MB/s86th23.2 MB/s160th127 MB/s13th28.4 MB/s68th285 MB/s120th281 MB/s77th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $64
2,049 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 32GB free
509 MB/s108th202 MB/s141st243 MB/s144th31.9 MB/s82nd109 MB/s84th19.2 MB/s118th195 MB/s146th162 MB/s142nd
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/s63rd156 MB/s150th238 MB/s147th29.7 MB/s112th107 MB/s96th32 MB/s53rd256 MB/s132nd153 MB/s146th
PNY CS2211 240GB $174
560 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 115GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 10GB free
528 MB/s9th437 MB/s43rd467 MB/s41st32.9 MB/s59th114 MB/s61st14.3 MB/s143rd321 MB/s78th349 MB/s7th
Plextor M6S 128GB $95
1,337 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 36GB free
493 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th388 MB/s79th35.2 MB/s32nd91.6 MB/s122nd37.2 MB/s27th360 MB/s29th300 MB/s63rd
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...
515 MB/s81st498 MB/s23rd500 MB/s22nd26.7 MB/s150th126 MB/s15th36.9 MB/s28th332 MB/s70th341 MB/s30th
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/s30th504 MB/s11th507 MB/s16th28.7 MB/s127th132 MB/s3rd40.7 MB/s12th379 MB/s6th349 MB/s7th
Plextor M5S 128GB $81
1,509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 66GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 38GB free
498 MB/s130th213 MB/s138th294 MB/s126th32.8 MB/s63rd80.4 MB/s140th33.4 MB/s45th287 MB/s118th211 MB/s120th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $151
4,796 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 164GB free
518 MB/s63rd356 MB/s76th359 MB/s88th31.7 MB/s85th75.9 MB/s147th9.93 MB/s155th341 MB/s59th240 MB/s95th
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...
521 MB/s36th275 MB/s116th343 MB/s104th31.7 MB/s85th115 MB/s54th21.5 MB/s106th297 MB/s101st231 MB/s107th
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/s81st486 MB/s29th504 MB/s18th25.7 MB/s155th107 MB/s96th43.8 MB/s9th355 MB/s32nd321 MB/s42nd
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $160
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...
518 MB/s63rd244 MB/s135th312 MB/s121st35.2 MB/s32nd115 MB/s54th21.4 MB/s108th291 MB/s110th229 MB/s109th
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/s102nd453 MB/s37th476 MB/s36th29.2 MB/s116th106 MB/s104th33.2 MB/s46th352 MB/s38th324 MB/s38th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 23GB free
434 MB/s155th275 MB/s116th314 MB/s120th31.3 MB/s91st92.3 MB/s121st22.6 MB/s100th311 MB/s87th194 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/s36th502 MB/s15th509 MB/s15th27 MB/s147th132 MB/s3rd39 MB/s16th365 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/s81st294 MB/s109th381 MB/s82nd38.5 MB/s12th108 MB/s92nd23.4 MB/s97th296 MB/s102nd254 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...
508 MB/s111th131 MB/s160th186 MB/s156th29.2 MB/s116th111 MB/s75th17.8 MB/s125th105 MB/s161st143 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/s111th288 MB/s112th366 MB/s85th28.2 MB/s132nd99.5 MB/s118th27.9 MB/s70th348 MB/s46th281 MB/s77th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $77
7,964 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 60GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 5GB free
495 MB/s133rd249 MB/s132nd266 MB/s140th36.6 MB/s20th63 MB/s159th26.9 MB/s74th293 MB/s107th176 MB/s141st
Crucial MX200 250GB $250
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/s15th399 MB/s69th416 MB/s70th32.8 MB/s63rd101 MB/s114th34.1 MB/s41st357 MB/s31st275 MB/s81st
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $85
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...
512 MB/s95th201 MB/s142nd267 MB/s139th35 MB/s37th111 MB/s75th22.4 MB/s101st214 MB/s143rd204 MB/s124th
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...
505 MB/s116th414 MB/s65th448 MB/s56th32 MB/s77th76.7 MB/s146th34.4 MB/s38th301 MB/s95th289 MB/s71st
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $115
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...
504 MB/s118th351 MB/s84th344 MB/s103rd45.9 MB/s5th85.6 MB/s129th24.8 MB/s86th365 MB/s21st240 MB/s95th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $199
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...
519 MB/s54th263 MB/s123rd327 MB/s115th35.1 MB/s34th116 MB/s49th24.6 MB/s89th288 MB/s116th253 MB/s88th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $182
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...
512 MB/s95th274 MB/s119th333 MB/s111th33.1 MB/s55th115 MB/s54th21.1 MB/s110th288 MB/s116th247 MB/s92nd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $199
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/s36th248 MB/s133rd322 MB/s118th34.9 MB/s38th111 MB/s75th26.6 MB/s75th291 MB/s110th233 MB/s104th
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...
515 MB/s81st466 MB/s36th492 MB/s29th29 MB/s120th109 MB/s84th33 MB/s48th346 MB/s51st318 MB/s44th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $136
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/s21st27.6 MB/s139th110 MB/s81st44.8 MB/s8th327 MB/s75th308 MB/s54th
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...
516 MB/s76th317 MB/s103rd385 MB/s80th34.7 MB/s41st89.8 MB/s125th37.8 MB/s22nd350 MB/s40th301 MB/s62nd
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $91
111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
513 MB/s91st204 MB/s139th284 MB/s128th30.4 MB/s104th106 MB/s104th19 MB/s120th289 MB/s115th208 MB/s122nd
Samsung 840 250GB $186
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...
512 MB/s95th248 MB/s133rd253 MB/s143rd30.3 MB/s106th101 MB/s114th13.7 MB/s148th362 MB/s25th215 MB/s117th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $85
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 ...
512 MB/s95th153 MB/s151st226 MB/s148th33.3 MB/s52nd112 MB/s70th18.9 MB/s121st185 MB/s149th148 MB/s149th
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...
502 MB/s120th143 MB/s154th195 MB/s154th28.8 MB/s123rd106 MB/s104th17.5 MB/s126th151 MB/s158th142 MB/s151st
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...
482 MB/s147th393 MB/s71st401 MB/s74th30.6 MB/s101st132 MB/s3rd36.1 MB/s32nd342 MB/s57th315 MB/s51st
Crucial M550 128GB $158
857 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 22GB free
525 MB/s22nd353 MB/s80th416 MB/s70th32.6 MB/s68th126 MB/s15th36.2 MB/s31st374 MB/s13th317 MB/s46th
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...
520 MB/s46th250 MB/s131st320 MB/s119th33 MB/s56th118 MB/s33rd21.8 MB/s103rd262 MB/s128th228 MB/s110th
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 ...
502 MB/s120th138 MB/s156th207 MB/s152nd34.7 MB/s41st107 MB/s96th21.9 MB/s102nd192 MB/s148th138 MB/s152nd
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $100
3,561 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 10GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 9GB free
470 MB/s148th323 MB/s101st303 MB/s125th34.3 MB/s44th81.3 MB/s137th20.4 MB/s115th305 MB/s92nd204 MB/s124th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $243
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...
514 MB/s87th279 MB/s114th345 MB/s102nd31.4 MB/s88th112 MB/s70th21 MB/s111th280 MB/s122nd253 MB/s88th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
792 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 10GB free
513 MB/s91st203 MB/s140th262 MB/s141st34.8 MB/s40th107 MB/s96th23 MB/s99th217 MB/s140th202 MB/s127th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 19GB free
511 MB/s102nd412 MB/s66th448 MB/s56th27.1 MB/s144th126 MB/s15th34.4 MB/s38th318 MB/s81st344 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 ...
483 MB/s146th313 MB/s105th357 MB/s93rd34.9 MB/s38th117 MB/s37th26 MB/s79th340 MB/s60th280 MB/s79th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $191
6,404 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 19GB free
528 MB/s9th491 MB/s27th494 MB/s27th38.5 MB/s12th126 MB/s15th39.9 MB/s14th378 MB/s8th341 MB/s30th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
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...
519 MB/s54th291 MB/s110th367 MB/s84th36.2 MB/s25th120 MB/s29th32.3 MB/s51st347 MB/s48th273 MB/s84th
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/s111th323 MB/s101st392 MB/s76th23.7 MB/s156th64.1 MB/s155th20.1 MB/s116th291 MB/s110th83.8 MB/s161st
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
186 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
509 MB/s108th157 MB/s149th240 MB/s145th26.5 MB/s152nd110 MB/s81st16.1 MB/s132nd86.4 MB/s162nd136 MB/s154th
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/s137th33 MB/s56th102 MB/s112th4.8 MB/s161st224 MB/s139th193 MB/s130th
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...
522 MB/s32nd438 MB/s42nd472 MB/s38th35.8 MB/s28th115 MB/s54th25.3 MB/s81st365 MB/s21st311 MB/s53rd
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/s102nd404 MB/s67th447 MB/s58th23.7 MB/s156th73.5 MB/s149th23.6 MB/s96th294 MB/s106th104 MB/s159th
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...
505 MB/s116th420 MB/s59th454 MB/s53rd31.4 MB/s88th92.8 MB/s120th37.3 MB/s26th290 MB/s114th267 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/s124th269 MB/s120th348 MB/s101st23.7 MB/s156th104 MB/s110th6.91 MB/s160th177 MB/s152nd215 MB/s117th
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/s46th268 MB/s121st328 MB/s112th33.6 MB/s48th117 MB/s37th21.5 MB/s106th295 MB/s104th253 MB/s88th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $126
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...
440 MB/s153rd277 MB/s115th312 MB/s121st32.8 MB/s63rd106 MB/s104th23.4 MB/s97th310 MB/s90th195 MB/s128th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $265
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/s87th260 MB/s128th328 MB/s112th35.4 MB/s30th116 MB/s49th21 MB/s111th293 MB/s107th253 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/s132nd482 MB/s31st436 MB/s62nd33.6 MB/s48th135 MB/s1st36.6 MB/s30th335 MB/s65th317 MB/s46th
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/s127th195 MB/s143rd280 MB/s129th28.9 MB/s121st105 MB/s109th8.63 MB/s158th231 MB/s136th156 MB/s145th
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $274
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...
352 MB/s157th391 MB/s72nd289 MB/s127th21.1 MB/s162nd127 MB/s13th25.5 MB/s80th251 MB/s133rd302 MB/s58th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $107
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...
498 MB/s130th150 MB/s152nd220 MB/s149th30.1 MB/s108th109 MB/s84th17.4 MB/s127th177 MB/s152nd151 MB/s147th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
11,381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 7GB free
509 MB/s108th133 MB/s159th189 MB/s155th29.9 MB/s110th101 MB/s114th10.6 MB/s150th330 MB/s71st126 MB/s157th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 4GB free
511 MB/s102nd147 MB/s153rd216 MB/s150th32.3 MB/s74th103 MB/s111th18.9 MB/s121st182 MB/s150th150 MB/s148th
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/s160th194 MB/s144th172 MB/s158th27.1 MB/s144th114 MB/s61st17.2 MB/s128th181 MB/s151st188 MB/s131st
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $229
3,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 90GB free
501 MB/s124th264 MB/s122nd270 MB/s137th29.8 MB/s111th56.1 MB/s160th7.58 MB/s159th324 MB/s77th157 MB/s144th
Crucial M500 120GB $150
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/s127th139 MB/s155th215 MB/s151st26.8 MB/s149th109 MB/s84th27.6 MB/s71st258 MB/s131st136 MB/s154th
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...
512 MB/s95th138 MB/s156th207 MB/s152nd33.8 MB/s47th114 MB/s61st18.6 MB/s123rd193 MB/s147th137 MB/s153rd
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...
214 MB/s159th182 MB/s147th160 MB/s159th26.4 MB/s154th116 MB/s49th17 MB/s129th177 MB/s152nd188 MB/s131st
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
11,487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 10GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 29GB free
202 MB/s162nd121 MB/s161st146 MB/s160th26.6 MB/s151st107 MB/s96th15.3 MB/s136th155 MB/s155th127 MB/s156th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $190
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/s81st164 MB/s148th240 MB/s145th38.2 MB/s14th116 MB/s49th21.6 MB/s105th230 MB/s137th162 MB/s142nd
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/s138th66 MB/s151st-295 MB/s105th275 MB/s82nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
6,640 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 17GB free
204 MB/s161st118 MB/s162nd136 MB/s161st26.5 MB/s152nd106 MB/s104th15.3 MB/s136th136 MB/s159th115 MB/s158th
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/s157th21.2 MB/s161st41.7 MB/s161st16.4 MB/s130th153 MB/s157th65.5 MB/s162nd
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