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SSD Rankings - March 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]

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How is the AS SSD total score calculated?

By taking a combination of speed readings with a strong emphasis on deep queue depth (server) IO... more

How is the AS SSD read score calculated?

Benchmarks read workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) reads... more

How is the AS SSD write score calculated?

Benchmarks write workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) writes... more

What is the effective SSD speed index?

A measure of how well an SSD performs under typical consumer workloads. Samsung 850 Pro ~= 100%... more

Can CPU power saving states (C1,C2,C3) impact SSD speed?

Yes, mostly on shallow queue random 4k operations, by up to around 40 MBps.. more

What is 4K 64 thread write speed?

A server orientated measure of a drives ability to write 64 files in parallel... more

What is the SSD value for money rating?

A measure of real world consumer performance and capacity per unit cost... more

What is 4K random write speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be written to a device... more

What is queue depth?

The number of simultaneous requests on a drive's request queue... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to the upcoming new class of non-volatile memory for SSDs and the like... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

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Mushkin Reactor 1TB $247
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/s48th431 MB/s49th463 MB/s43rd29.4 MB/s113th118 MB/s41st37.3 MB/s27th276 MB/s125th293 MB/s67th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $289
10,990 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 723GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 457GB free
522 MB/s29th416 MB/s60th427 MB/s63rd48.3 MB/s2nd111 MB/s77th53 MB/s2nd380 MB/s6th287 MB/s72nd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $150
168 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 413GB free
522 MB/s29th454 MB/s37th481 MB/s33rd31.7 MB/s84th118 MB/s41st41.3 MB/s12th276 MB/s125th294 MB/s66th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
60,312 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 107GB free
518 MB/s48th414 MB/s63rd422 MB/s65th48.5 MB/s1st112 MB/s68th51.9 MB/s3rd380 MB/s6th287 MB/s72nd
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
81 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
531 MB/s2nd512 MB/s2nd518 MB/s1st37.8 MB/s17th117 MB/s44th16.3 MB/s131st352 MB/s39th344 MB/s24th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
40 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 894GB free
529 MB/s5th506 MB/s9th512 MB/s10th32.7 MB/s69th120 MB/s31st14.5 MB/s141st329 MB/s72nd357 MB/s2nd
HyperX Savage 960GB $290
106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 849GB free
527 MB/s12th503 MB/s11th511 MB/s12th33.1 MB/s61st109 MB/s89th15.7 MB/s135th338 MB/s60th348 MB/s11th
Crucial MX300 1TB $270
509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 730GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 821GB free
485 MB/s142nd343 MB/s91st341 MB/s104th28 MB/s135th88.4 MB/s127th28.4 MB/s69th353 MB/s36th228 MB/s109th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
513 MB/s88th435 MB/s44th463 MB/s43rd28.6 MB/s127th114 MB/s58th37 MB/s30th288 MB/s116th291 MB/s69th
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
148 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 659GB free
495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s128th272 MB/s134th32.3 MB/s73rd62.7 MB/s159th24.8 MB/s86th285 MB/s119th181 MB/s135th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $235
3,187 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 855GB free
500 MB/s125th344 MB/s89th329 MB/s114th37.6 MB/s18th87.3 MB/s128th20.7 MB/s113th371 MB/s15th207 MB/s125th
PNY CS2211 480GB $155
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 146GB free
528 MB/s6th508 MB/s6th513 MB/s8th32.7 MB/s69th111 MB/s77th14.6 MB/s140th348 MB/s45th347 MB/s15th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $246
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 749GB free
517 MB/s58th355 MB/s76th357 MB/s91st31.7 MB/s84th75.8 MB/s145th9.9 MB/s156th335 MB/s66th230 MB/s106th
Crucial BX100 500GB $176
1,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 374GB free
523 MB/s27th434 MB/s45th471 MB/s39th30.7 MB/s101st115 MB/s51st39.8 MB/s14th273 MB/s127th291 MB/s69th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
2,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 148GB free
517 MB/s58th355 MB/s76th359 MB/s86th31.8 MB/s81st75.6 MB/s146th9.93 MB/s154th346 MB/s52nd241 MB/s97th
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as oppos...
518 MB/s48th416 MB/s60th422 MB/s65th48.2 MB/s3rd111 MB/s77th48.4 MB/s6th379 MB/s10th286 MB/s74th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $150
221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 452GB free
517 MB/s58th344 MB/s89th358 MB/s89th33.6 MB/s50th87.1 MB/s130th31.3 MB/s54th319 MB/s77th229 MB/s107th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
311 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 297GB free
520 MB/s37th438 MB/s41st472 MB/s38th29.3 MB/s115th113 MB/s63rd37.9 MB/s24th277 MB/s124th293 MB/s67th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $225
8,845 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 52GB free
528 MB/s6th503 MB/s11th515 MB/s3rd41.4 MB/s8th126 MB/s16th54.1 MB/s1st380 MB/s6th342 MB/s29th
Crucial MX300 525GB $150
3,898 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 413GB free
486 MB/s140th341 MB/s94th341 MB/s104th27.9 MB/s137th87.3 MB/s128th26.8 MB/s74th337 MB/s64th224 MB/s112th
Plextor M6S 512GB $195
19 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
499 MB/s128th439 MB/s39th461 MB/s46th38 MB/s16th99.4 MB/s118th39.1 MB/s17th379 MB/s10th318 MB/s44th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $465
2,697 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 643GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 460GB free
528 MB/s6th502 MB/s14th517 MB/s2nd39.4 MB/s11th124 MB/s20th51 MB/s5th382 MB/s2nd342 MB/s29th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
259 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
527 MB/s12th504 MB/s10th514 MB/s5th33.6 MB/s50th113 MB/s63rd15.3 MB/s137th339 MB/s59th346 MB/s20th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
214 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 411GB free
520 MB/s37th498 MB/s21st500 MB/s21st29.8 MB/s108th131 MB/s6th33.8 MB/s43rd368 MB/s19th347 MB/s15th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
4,767 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 193GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 477GB free
516 MB/s67th480 MB/s32nd476 MB/s35th31.1 MB/s94th127 MB/s11th34 MB/s42nd153 MB/s157th336 MB/s33rd
Crucial MX200 1TB $317
418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
501 MB/s121st399 MB/s67th368 MB/s82nd29.8 MB/s108th100 MB/s117th24.9 MB/s84th202 MB/s145th279 MB/s80th
PNY CS1311 480GB $137
1,208 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 250GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 76GB free
517 MB/s58th351 MB/s82nd355 MB/s95th34.2 MB/s43rd78.5 MB/s142nd10.6 MB/s150th352 MB/s39th236 MB/s101st
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
206 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
520 MB/s37th502 MB/s14th500 MB/s21st29.8 MB/s108th131 MB/s6th35.5 MB/s34th381 MB/s4th350 MB/s7th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $331
5 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 840GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 667GB free
514 MB/s77th345 MB/s87th359 MB/s86th31.6 MB/s88th83.5 MB/s134th30 MB/s57th314 MB/s82nd215 MB/s117th
Crucial MX300 750GB $237
2,037 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 336GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 470GB free
486 MB/s140th343 MB/s91st341 MB/s104th28.1 MB/s132nd89.4 MB/s126th27.1 MB/s73rd349 MB/s42nd227 MB/s111th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $389
348 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
514 MB/s77th488 MB/s28th479 MB/s34th35.7 MB/s28th112 MB/s68th29.9 MB/s58th370 MB/s17th318 MB/s44th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
311 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
463 MB/s150th439 MB/s39th446 MB/s57th28.7 MB/s124th121 MB/s29th33.1 MB/s46th301 MB/s95th326 MB/s36th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $348
27 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
528 MB/s6th512 MB/s2nd505 MB/s17th31.7 MB/s84th113 MB/s63rd14.1 MB/s144th354 MB/s35th363 MB/s1st
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/s92nd433 MB/s46th460 MB/s48th34.7 MB/s41st91.1 MB/s124th39.7 MB/s15th376 MB/s13th322 MB/s40th
Crucial BX200 480GB $130
1,068 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 225GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 88GB free
493 MB/s138th254 MB/s130th271 MB/s135th32.2 MB/s75th63.1 MB/s157th24.9 MB/s84th292 MB/s108th181 MB/s135th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $176
82 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
527 MB/s12th507 MB/s7th510 MB/s13th33 MB/s63rd115 MB/s51st14.8 MB/s139th338 MB/s60th343 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/s12th345 MB/s87th413 MB/s72nd30.3 MB/s103rd121 MB/s29th34.1 MB/s40th349 MB/s42nd306 MB/s54th
PNY CS1311 960GB $300
304 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 174GB free
518 MB/s48th354 MB/s78th357 MB/s91st34 MB/s44th77.1 MB/s144th10.7 MB/s149th344 MB/s55th228 MB/s109th
Crucial BX200 240GB $68
4,696 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 167GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 52GB free
494 MB/s135th261 MB/s125th274 MB/s132nd32.3 MB/s73rd62.9 MB/s158th24.6 MB/s88th299 MB/s98th180 MB/s137th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
528 MB/s6th507 MB/s7th514 MB/s5th35.8 MB/s27th110 MB/s83rd16 MB/s134th353 MB/s36th347 MB/s15th
HyperX Savage 480GB $191
30 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st512 MB/s10th31.3 MB/s91st110 MB/s83rd14.3 MB/s142nd305 MB/s91st329 MB/s35th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
83 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 15GB free
524 MB/s24th349 MB/s85th416 MB/s69th35.2 MB/s32nd109 MB/s89th43.3 MB/s10th317 MB/s81st304 MB/s56th
Crucial MX200 500GB $178
1,872 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 212GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 54GB free
520 MB/s37th399 MB/s67th392 MB/s77th31.1 MB/s94th104 MB/s109th26.7 MB/s75th264 MB/s129th278 MB/s82nd
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $149
6,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 250GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 169GB free
500 MB/s125th349 MB/s85th339 MB/s108th37.5 MB/s19th83.9 MB/s133rd21.2 MB/s109th371 MB/s15th211 MB/s119th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 166GB free
506 MB/s111th431 MB/s49th461 MB/s46th39.5 MB/s10th104 MB/s109th33.8 MB/s43rd292 MB/s108th300 MB/s62nd
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/s29th354 MB/s78th418 MB/s68th31.1 MB/s94th115 MB/s51st38.2 MB/s21st294 MB/s105th301 MB/s60th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $150
1,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 298GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 17GB free
517 MB/s58th354 MB/s78th356 MB/s93rd31.6 MB/s88th74.9 MB/s148th9.93 MB/s154th336 MB/s65th235 MB/s102nd
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $270
100 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
441 MB/s153rd262 MB/s124th255 MB/s144th27.8 MB/s138th64.5 MB/s153rd22.1 MB/s104th301 MB/s95th176 MB/s141st
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
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/s4th502 MB/s14th514 MB/s5th43.7 MB/s7th129 MB/s9th51.6 MB/s4th385 MB/s1st348 MB/s11th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 331GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 318GB free
516 MB/s67th493 MB/s24th485 MB/s31st36 MB/s25th115 MB/s51st30.3 MB/s55th368 MB/s19th326 MB/s36th
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/s71st489 MB/s27th484 MB/s32nd36.2 MB/s23rd115 MB/s51st29.8 MB/s59th361 MB/s28th326 MB/s36th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
4,517 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 175GB free
495 MB/s133rd260 MB/s126th273 MB/s133rd33.3 MB/s57th63.9 MB/s155th24.7 MB/s87th303 MB/s94th180 MB/s137th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $150
1,174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 396GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 286GB free
494 MB/s135th260 MB/s126th270 MB/s138th31.9 MB/s80th66.1 MB/s151st24.5 MB/s90th308 MB/s90th179 MB/s139th
Crucial BX100 250GB $115
The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 use...
524 MB/s24th370 MB/s74th432 MB/s62nd30.9 MB/s98th116 MB/s49th38.3 MB/s20th278 MB/s123rd314 MB/s50th
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...
485 MB/s142nd475 MB/s35th455 MB/s51st35.1 MB/s33rd119 MB/s36th28.6 MB/s67th360 MB/s29th302 MB/s59th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $255
762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 189GB free
520 MB/s37th484 MB/s30th491 MB/s27th36.2 MB/s23rd120 MB/s31st39.4 MB/s16th348 MB/s45th304 MB/s56th
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/s144th337 MB/s95th339 MB/s108th28.1 MB/s132nd85.5 MB/s131st24.4 MB/s92nd230 MB/s137th223 MB/s113th
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/s58th499 MB/s18th500 MB/s21st28.1 MB/s132nd126 MB/s16th29.4 MB/s61st362 MB/s27th350 MB/s7th
HyperX Savage 240GB $110
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/s19th509 MB/s4th513 MB/s8th32.1 MB/s78th114 MB/s58th14.1 MB/s144th351 MB/s41st347 MB/s15th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $109
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/s149th429 MB/s52nd438 MB/s61st27.7 MB/s139th124 MB/s20th28.7 MB/s65th301 MB/s95th341 MB/s32nd
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...
513 MB/s88th278 MB/s113th346 MB/s101st33.6 MB/s50th118 MB/s41st21.9 MB/s105th282 MB/s121st258 MB/s87th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $112
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/s48th301 MB/s106th377 MB/s81st29.5 MB/s112th120 MB/s31st36.1 MB/s31st279 MB/s122nd282 MB/s76th
PNY CS1311 240GB $90
3,355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 172GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 9GB free
518 MB/s48th356 MB/s75th359 MB/s86th33.4 MB/s55th79.5 MB/s140th10.4 MB/s152nd318 MB/s78th242 MB/s95th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $101
867 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 32GB free
515 MB/s71st342 MB/s93rd356 MB/s93rd32.8 MB/s67th81.6 MB/s138th29.2 MB/s63rd249 MB/s136th239 MB/s99th
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/s33rd331 MB/s100th396 MB/s75th31.2 MB/s92nd124 MB/s20th33.3 MB/s45th204 MB/s144th304 MB/s56th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $85
The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its c...
496 MB/s132nd335 MB/s97th325 MB/s116th35.7 MB/s28th82.5 MB/s137th21 MB/s111th359 MB/s31st211 MB/s119th
Crucial MX200 250GB $123
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/s12th398 MB/s69th415 MB/s71st33.2 MB/s58th102 MB/s113th34.4 MB/s38th359 MB/s31st279 MB/s80th
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...
518 MB/s48th499 MB/s18th501 MB/s19th27.3 MB/s144th124 MB/s20th29.7 MB/s60th344 MB/s55th350 MB/s7th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $63
175 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 112GB free
515 MB/s71st430 MB/s51st467 MB/s41st41.3 MB/s9th105 MB/s105th34.8 MB/s37th312 MB/s85th300 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/s21st480 MB/s32nd491 MB/s27th32.2 MB/s75th127 MB/s11th38 MB/s23rd376 MB/s13th335 MB/s34th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $43
3,784 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 81GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 69GB free
494 MB/s135th245 MB/s133rd263 MB/s141st36.4 MB/s21st63.4 MB/s156th25.4 MB/s81st286 MB/s118th175 MB/s142nd
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/s102nd307 MB/s105th334 MB/s112th30.2 MB/s105th111 MB/s77th18.4 MB/s122nd251 MB/s135th238 MB/s100th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $81
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...
513 MB/s88th245 MB/s133rd315 MB/s120th28.2 MB/s131st112 MB/s68th20 MB/s117th215 MB/s141st243 MB/s93rd
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $70
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/s48th477 MB/s34th501 MB/s19th27.1 MB/s145th109 MB/s89th44.4 MB/s8th330 MB/s71st308 MB/s53rd
PNY CS1311 120GB $50
2,439 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 60GB free
518 MB/s48th337 MB/s95th350 MB/s98th33.9 MB/s46th79.5 MB/s140th10.3 MB/s153rd312 MB/s85th243 MB/s93rd
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...
439 MB/s154th429 MB/s52nd394 MB/s76th33.2 MB/s58th110 MB/s83rd25.2 MB/s82nd313 MB/s83rd211 MB/s119th
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/s67th157 MB/s150th238 MB/s147th29.4 MB/s113th106 MB/s98th32.2 MB/s53rd255 MB/s132nd153 MB/s148th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
1,771 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 419GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 138GB free
514 MB/s77th288 MB/s109th322 MB/s118th28.6 MB/s127th22.4 MB/s162nd18.3 MB/s123rd215 MB/s141st86.6 MB/s160th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
376 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 64GB free
517 MB/s58th433 MB/s46th457 MB/s50th28.8 MB/s122nd120 MB/s31st23.7 MB/s95th331 MB/s69th352 MB/s5th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $88
13,921 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 52GB free
518 MB/s48th415 MB/s62nd419 MB/s67th47.4 MB/s4th108 MB/s93rd45.3 MB/s7th380 MB/s6th286 MB/s74th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
715 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 112GB free
519 MB/s45th380 MB/s73rd425 MB/s64th26.5 MB/s150th105 MB/s105th12.8 MB/s148th311 MB/s88th306 MB/s54th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $56
413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 89GB free
514 MB/s77th224 MB/s137th276 MB/s131st32.8 MB/s67th83 MB/s135th26.4 MB/s77th130 MB/s160th216 MB/s116th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,155 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 40GB free
457 MB/s151st381 MB/s72nd410 MB/s73rd28.8 MB/s122nd123 MB/s27th23.7 MB/s95th305 MB/s91st346 MB/s20th
Plextor M6S 256GB $169
302 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
484 MB/s144th426 MB/s56th444 MB/s59th35 MB/s35th90.4 MB/s125th37.6 MB/s25th364 MB/s25th315 MB/s49th
Crucial M500 240GB $135
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/s120th273 MB/s118th353 MB/s97th27 MB/s146th119 MB/s36th30.2 MB/s56th322 MB/s76th260 MB/s86th
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/s45th427 MB/s54th464 MB/s42nd28.7 MB/s124th108 MB/s93rd29.1 MB/s64th345 MB/s53rd324 MB/s39th
PNY CS2211 240GB $150
323 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 153GB free
526 MB/s19th437 MB/s42nd469 MB/s40th32.6 MB/s71st112 MB/s68th14.2 MB/s143rd318 MB/s78th346 MB/s20th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
414 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
528 MB/s6th509 MB/s4th515 MB/s3rd38.1 MB/s15th120 MB/s31st16.1 MB/s133rd369 MB/s18th348 MB/s11th
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/s12th186 MB/s147th271 MB/s135th30.8 MB/s100th122 MB/s28th32.7 MB/s49th313 MB/s83rd179 MB/s139th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
698 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 55GB free
523 MB/s27th190 MB/s145th277 MB/s130th30.9 MB/s98th106 MB/s98th35.2 MB/s35th260 MB/s130th187 MB/s132nd
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
594 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
491 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th387 MB/s79th35.3 MB/s31st92.8 MB/s121st37.3 MB/s27th360 MB/s29th297 MB/s65th
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/s77th499 MB/s18th491 MB/s27th27.5 MB/s143rd130 MB/s8th29.4 MB/s61st347 MB/s50th346 MB/s20th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
555 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
521 MB/s33rd427 MB/s54th459 MB/s49th27.6 MB/s142nd137 MB/s1st35 MB/s36th329 MB/s72nd348 MB/s11th
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/s33rd247 MB/s132nd323 MB/s117th35 MB/s35th115 MB/s51st26.6 MB/s76th293 MB/s106th233 MB/s103rd
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
175 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 66GB free
514 MB/s77th421 MB/s58th448 MB/s54th28.9 MB/s120th124 MB/s20th24.4 MB/s92nd332 MB/s67th349 MB/s10th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 11GB free
525 MB/s21st353 MB/s81st416 MB/s69th32.1 MB/s78th125 MB/s18th35.9 MB/s33rd364 MB/s25th313 MB/s51st
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/s111th283 MB/s112th364 MB/s85th23.3 MB/s159th127 MB/s11th28.5 MB/s68th285 MB/s119th281 MB/s77th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $187
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...
510 MB/s100th351 MB/s82nd358 MB/s89th46.1 MB/s5th85.3 MB/s132nd27.5 MB/s72nd368 MB/s19th242 MB/s95th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
68 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
520 MB/s37th433 MB/s46th455 MB/s51st29 MB/s118th119 MB/s36th25.1 MB/s83rd338 MB/s60th355 MB/s3rd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $70
681 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 16GB free
517 MB/s58th334 MB/s98th348 MB/s99th31.8 MB/s81st73.6 MB/s149th9.72 MB/s157th345 MB/s53rd232 MB/s104th
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/s88th497 MB/s22nd494 MB/s25th23 MB/s160th127 MB/s11th32.4 MB/s52nd327 MB/s74th344 MB/s24th
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/s24th503 MB/s11th509 MB/s14th28.9 MB/s120th136 MB/s2nd42.7 MB/s11th382 MB/s2nd354 MB/s4th
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...
516 MB/s67th274 MB/s116th336 MB/s110th32.9 MB/s64th114 MB/s58th21.4 MB/s107th289 MB/s112th251 MB/s91st
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/s77th496 MB/s23rd500 MB/s21st26.5 MB/s150th125 MB/s18th37.2 MB/s29th332 MB/s67th342 MB/s29th
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...
507 MB/s110th154 MB/s151st214 MB/s152nd29 MB/s118th111 MB/s77th17.8 MB/s126th104 MB/s162nd144 MB/s151st
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/s71st284 MB/s111th336 MB/s110th38.5 MB/s14th108 MB/s93rd23.4 MB/s97th296 MB/s101st254 MB/s89th
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/s128th139 MB/s156th215 MB/s151st27 MB/s146th111 MB/s77th28 MB/s70th257 MB/s131st137 MB/s154th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
1,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 96GB free
506 MB/s111th211 MB/s141st249 MB/s145th32.9 MB/s64th110 MB/s83rd20.1 MB/s116th193 MB/s147th182 MB/s134th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $108
1,553 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 127GB free
499 MB/s128th266 MB/s121st271 MB/s135th29.7 MB/s111th57.4 MB/s160th7.59 MB/s159th327 MB/s74th161 MB/s145th
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...
501 MB/s121st152 MB/s152nd227 MB/s148th31.1 MB/s94th110 MB/s83rd17.6 MB/s127th182 MB/s151st154 MB/s147th
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...
522 MB/s29th490 MB/s26th508 MB/s15th36.5 MB/s20th119 MB/s36th28.7 MB/s65th379 MB/s10th318 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...
442 MB/s152nd278 MB/s113th316 MB/s119th33.2 MB/s58th109 MB/s89th23.4 MB/s97th311 MB/s88th198 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/s37th268 MB/s119th340 MB/s107th31.2 MB/s92nd112 MB/s68th21.2 MB/s109th297 MB/s100th231 MB/s105th
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/s71st485 MB/s29th504 MB/s18th25.9 MB/s154th102 MB/s113th43.9 MB/s9th356 MB/s34th321 MB/s42nd
HyperX Savage 120GB $100
1,093 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 85GB free
525 MB/s21st423 MB/s57th462 MB/s45th32.5 MB/s72nd119 MB/s36th13.9 MB/s146th353 MB/s36th347 MB/s15th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
433 MB/s155th274 MB/s116th312 MB/s121st31.7 MB/s84th93.1 MB/s120th22.6 MB/s99th312 MB/s85th194 MB/s129th
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...
509 MB/s102nd449 MB/s38th474 MB/s36th29.1 MB/s117th106 MB/s98th33 MB/s48th348 MB/s45th322 MB/s40th
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/s37th501 MB/s17th508 MB/s15th26.8 MB/s149th132 MB/s5th38.8 MB/s19th365 MB/s24th351 MB/s6th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $53
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...
506 MB/s111th143 MB/s155th201 MB/s155th28.5 MB/s129th110 MB/s83rd18.1 MB/s125th154 MB/s156th142 MB/s152nd
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/s102nd288 MB/s109th365 MB/s84th28 MB/s135th98 MB/s119th28 MB/s70th348 MB/s45th281 MB/s77th
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/s58th263 MB/s122nd326 MB/s115th35.1 MB/s33rd112 MB/s68th24.4 MB/s92nd290 MB/s111th248 MB/s92nd
Intel 730 Series 240GB $223
The 240GB Intel 730 is just two months old and the newest SSDs in our group test. The 730 uses Intel's own enterprise controller (rather than a Sandforce) and it's m...
514 MB/s77th292 MB/s108th367 MB/s83rd35.9 MB/s26th117 MB/s44th32.5 MB/s50th348 MB/s45th274 MB/s84th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $107
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/s121st351 MB/s82nd343 MB/s102nd45.4 MB/s6th82.9 MB/s136th24.6 MB/s88th368 MB/s19th240 MB/s98th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
509 MB/s102nd218 MB/s139th280 MB/s129th34 MB/s44th108 MB/s93rd22.3 MB/s100th223 MB/s140th204 MB/s126th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $150
3,359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 10GB free
527 MB/s12th491 MB/s25th493 MB/s26th38.7 MB/s12th128 MB/s10th41.3 MB/s12th381 MB/s4th344 MB/s24th
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...
512 MB/s92nd244 MB/s135th309 MB/s122nd34.7 MB/s41st114 MB/s58th20.4 MB/s114th289 MB/s112th229 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...
505 MB/s116th412 MB/s64th446 MB/s57th31.8 MB/s81st75 MB/s147th34.2 MB/s39th299 MB/s98th288 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...
510 MB/s100th468 MB/s36th486 MB/s30th28.7 MB/s124th107 MB/s97th32.5 MB/s50th349 MB/s42nd316 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...
514 MB/s77th263 MB/s122nd330 MB/s113th35.6 MB/s30th117 MB/s44th22.3 MB/s100th293 MB/s106th255 MB/s88th
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...
521 MB/s33rd436 MB/s43rd474 MB/s36th36.4 MB/s21st117 MB/s44th26.2 MB/s78th367 MB/s23rd312 MB/s52nd
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/s102nd318 MB/s102nd384 MB/s80th34.8 MB/s40th92.1 MB/s123rd38.2 MB/s21st347 MB/s50th298 MB/s64th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $71
115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
508 MB/s108th234 MB/s136th256 MB/s143rd28.4 MB/s130th112 MB/s68th16.9 MB/s128th125 MB/s161st166 MB/s144th
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...
473 MB/s147th389 MB/s71st400 MB/s74th30.4 MB/s102nd135 MB/s3rd36.1 MB/s31st341 MB/s58th316 MB/s47th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $100
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...
514 MB/s77th200 MB/s143rd265 MB/s140th35 MB/s35th114 MB/s58th22.2 MB/s102nd213 MB/s143rd204 MB/s126th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $99
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...
512 MB/s92nd160 MB/s149th239 MB/s146th38.6 MB/s13th115 MB/s51st21.4 MB/s107th230 MB/s137th161 MB/s145th
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 ...
503 MB/s117th137 MB/s158th204 MB/s154th33.5 MB/s53rd105 MB/s105th21.7 MB/s106th187 MB/s148th135 MB/s155th
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...
349 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th294 MB/s125th21.3 MB/s161st127 MB/s11th25.7 MB/s80th252 MB/s134th301 MB/s60th
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/s71st255 MB/s129th305 MB/s123rd33.5 MB/s53rd124 MB/s20th22.2 MB/s102nd255 MB/s132nd223 MB/s113th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
511 MB/s96th411 MB/s65th448 MB/s54th27 MB/s146th124 MB/s20th34.1 MB/s40th318 MB/s78th344 MB/s24th
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/s104th355 MB/s95th34.9 MB/s38th113 MB/s63rd26.1 MB/s79th343 MB/s57th280 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/s138th270 MB/s138th33.1 MB/s61st104 MB/s109th4.78 MB/s161st224 MB/s139th192 MB/s130th
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/s108th317 MB/s103rd388 MB/s78th23.4 MB/s157th64.2 MB/s154th19.8 MB/s118th292 MB/s108th83.1 MB/s161st
Samsung 840 250GB $208
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/s96th249 MB/s131st257 MB/s142nd30.2 MB/s105th101 MB/s115th13.5 MB/s147th359 MB/s31st213 MB/s118th
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/s96th405 MB/s66th447 MB/s56th23.7 MB/s156th72.7 MB/s150th24.5 MB/s90th295 MB/s103rd105 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/s92nd138 MB/s157th209 MB/s153rd33.9 MB/s46th112 MB/s68th18.3 MB/s123rd194 MB/s146th139 MB/s153rd
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...
500 MB/s125th267 MB/s120th348 MB/s99th23.4 MB/s157th106 MB/s98th7.01 MB/s160th179 MB/s153rd219 MB/s115th
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/s117th419 MB/s59th452 MB/s53rd31.4 MB/s90th92.5 MB/s122nd37.5 MB/s26th289 MB/s112th268 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/s159th187 MB/s146th164 MB/s158th26.4 MB/s152nd116 MB/s49th16.8 MB/s129th179 MB/s153rd191 MB/s131st
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/s45th275 MB/s115th342 MB/s103rd33.4 MB/s55th117 MB/s44th20.8 MB/s112th296 MB/s101st254 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...
498 MB/s131st481 MB/s31st440 MB/s60th33.9 MB/s46th133 MB/s4th39 MB/s18th338 MB/s60th320 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...
501 MB/s121st195 MB/s144th281 MB/s128th29.2 MB/s116th106 MB/s98th8.44 MB/s158th265 MB/s128th167 MB/s143rd
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 ...
511 MB/s96th151 MB/s153rd219 MB/s149th33.7 MB/s49th113 MB/s63rd19.3 MB/s119th186 MB/s149th149 MB/s150th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
6,892 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 15GB free
506 MB/s111th133 MB/s160th193 MB/s156th29.9 MB/s107th101 MB/s115th10.6 MB/s150th331 MB/s69th127 MB/s156th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
96 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
509 MB/s102nd147 MB/s154th216 MB/s150th32.2 MB/s75th105 MB/s105th19.2 MB/s120th183 MB/s150th150 MB/s149th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 81GB free
470 MB/s148th321 MB/s101st305 MB/s123rd34.9 MB/s38th80.9 MB/s139th20.3 MB/s115th305 MB/s91st210 MB/s123rd
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
976 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 27GB free
503 MB/s117th212 MB/s140th293 MB/s126th32.9 MB/s64th78.5 MB/s142nd33.1 MB/s46th287 MB/s117th211 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/s148th163 MB/s159th25.7 MB/s155th112 MB/s68th16.2 MB/s132nd182 MB/s151st186 MB/s133rd
Intel 320 Series 120GB $99
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/s162nd41.6 MB/s161st16.4 MB/s130th152 MB/s158th65.7 MB/s162nd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
7,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 2GB free
204 MB/s161st122 MB/s161st145 MB/s160th26.3 MB/s153rd106 MB/s98th15.2 MB/s138th156 MB/s155th126 MB/s157th
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/s107th-27.6 MB/s141st66 MB/s152nd-295 MB/s104th275 MB/s83rd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 15GB free
204 MB/s161st119 MB/s162nd138 MB/s161st27.7 MB/s139th106 MB/s98th15.6 MB/s136th138 MB/s159th117 MB/s158th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $284
81 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
514 MB/s77th205 MB/s142nd283 MB/s127th30.3 MB/s103rd104 MB/s109th18.9 MB/s121st289 MB/s112th209 MB/s124th
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