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SSD Rankings - July 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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Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
15,882 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 494GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 193GB free
521 MB/s34th416 MB/s61st427 MB/s64th48.2 MB/s2nd109 MB/s84th52.7 MB/s2nd380 MB/s3rd285 MB/s72nd
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $155
86,122 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 407GB free
518 MB/s60th414 MB/s63rd422 MB/s65th48.3 MB/s1st110 MB/s78th51.8 MB/s3rd379 MB/s8th285 MB/s72nd
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $265
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...
520 MB/s43rd430 MB/s51st462 MB/s44th29.3 MB/s115th117 MB/s42nd37.4 MB/s25th274 MB/s126th292 MB/s68th
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $83
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/s60th421 MB/s66th47.6 MB/s3rd108 MB/s94th48.6 MB/s6th380 MB/s3rd283 MB/s75th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $270
35 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 451GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
517 MB/s67th347 MB/s86th359 MB/s87th32 MB/s79th87.8 MB/s127th31.3 MB/s54th318 MB/s79th216 MB/s116th
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
61 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
530 MB/s3rd506 MB/s9th512 MB/s9th32.6 MB/s71st118 MB/s37th14.6 MB/s140th331 MB/s71st353 MB/s3rd
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $195
11,979 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 409GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 366GB free
529 MB/s7th503 MB/s12th515 MB/s3rd43.5 MB/s7th128 MB/s13th54.8 MB/s1st381 MB/s1st344 MB/s21st
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
530 MB/s3rd511 MB/s3rd517 MB/s2nd38.1 MB/s16th118 MB/s37th16.3 MB/s131st351 MB/s39th343 MB/s23rd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
225 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
523 MB/s27th454 MB/s37th481 MB/s33rd32.2 MB/s77th118 MB/s37th41.6 MB/s11th276 MB/s124th294 MB/s66th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $395
2,884 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 849GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 953GB free
530 MB/s3rd505 MB/s11th518 MB/s1st40.9 MB/s10th123 MB/s25th49.2 MB/s5th380 MB/s3rd342 MB/s27th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
518 MB/s60th434 MB/s45th464 MB/s42nd28.1 MB/s132nd113 MB/s63rd37 MB/s29th287 MB/s115th291 MB/s69th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,075 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 255GB free
525 MB/s21st434 MB/s45th472 MB/s38th31.1 MB/s95th117 MB/s42nd40.1 MB/s14th273 MB/s127th290 MB/s70th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
528 MB/s10th508 MB/s7th514 MB/s5th35.6 MB/s29th111 MB/s76th15.8 MB/s134th353 MB/s36th350 MB/s6th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $230
4,628 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 361GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 681GB free
500 MB/s126th341 MB/s94th324 MB/s117th35.4 MB/s32nd82.9 MB/s134th20 MB/s116th370 MB/s13th203 MB/s126th
Crucial MX300 1TB $280
1,250 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 266GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 908GB free
486 MB/s141st342 MB/s91st342 MB/s104th27.7 MB/s141st84.8 MB/s131st28.1 MB/s69th351 MB/s39th226 MB/s111th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
3,648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 150GB free
518 MB/s60th356 MB/s76th359 MB/s87th31.8 MB/s84th76.4 MB/s146th9.93 MB/s154th342 MB/s56th241 MB/s95th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 146GB free
529 MB/s7th511 MB/s3rd514 MB/s5th32.8 MB/s66th112 MB/s70th14.6 MB/s140th350 MB/s43rd350 MB/s6th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
499 MB/s128th441 MB/s39th461 MB/s46th38 MB/s17th99.4 MB/s119th39.1 MB/s17th379 MB/s8th318 MB/s45th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
521 MB/s34th439 MB/s40th472 MB/s38th29.4 MB/s114th113 MB/s63rd37.9 MB/s24th276 MB/s124th293 MB/s67th
Crucial MX300 525GB $150
9,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 150GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 211GB free
486 MB/s141st342 MB/s91st341 MB/s105th27.8 MB/s138th86.1 MB/s129th26.5 MB/s77th339 MB/s60th225 MB/s112th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
367 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
527 MB/s13th506 MB/s9th514 MB/s5th33.9 MB/s49th114 MB/s59th15 MB/s137th340 MB/s57th342 MB/s27th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
519 MB/s49th499 MB/s21st500 MB/s22nd29.8 MB/s109th130 MB/s8th33.6 MB/s44th369 MB/s17th347 MB/s17th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
5,917 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 287GB free
515 MB/s77th481 MB/s31st477 MB/s35th30.9 MB/s98th127 MB/s15th34.1 MB/s39th157 MB/s156th332 MB/s34th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $280
470 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 587GB free
519 MB/s49th356 MB/s76th357 MB/s91st31.9 MB/s81st76.6 MB/s145th9.91 MB/s156th337 MB/s63rd231 MB/s104th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $160
636 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 343GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 47GB free
517 MB/s67th346 MB/s89th358 MB/s89th33.5 MB/s52nd86.2 MB/s128th31.1 MB/s55th318 MB/s79th229 MB/s108th
HyperX Savage 960GB $355
172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
527 MB/s13th502 MB/s14th511 MB/s11th34.2 MB/s42nd109 MB/s84th15.7 MB/s135th337 MB/s63rd348 MB/s13th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
254 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
520 MB/s43rd502 MB/s14th500 MB/s22nd29.8 MB/s109th131 MB/s7th35.5 MB/s35th380 MB/s3rd349 MB/s9th
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/s7th502 MB/s14th514 MB/s5th43.1 MB/s8th130 MB/s8th50.9 MB/s4th381 MB/s1st343 MB/s23rd
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 416GB free
508 MB/s110th400 MB/s67th371 MB/s82nd30.2 MB/s107th102 MB/s115th24.8 MB/s87th210 MB/s144th279 MB/s79th
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...
511 MB/s96th433 MB/s47th461 MB/s46th34.2 MB/s42nd90.1 MB/s125th39.5 MB/s16th364 MB/s25th317 MB/s46th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $180
111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 328GB free
527 MB/s13th507 MB/s8th510 MB/s13th32.9 MB/s60th115 MB/s54th14.8 MB/s139th340 MB/s57th343 MB/s23rd
Crucial BX200 960GB $272
202 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 381GB free
495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th272 MB/s133rd32.3 MB/s75th63.8 MB/s158th24.8 MB/s87th292 MB/s107th182 MB/s134th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $142
9,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 16GB free
501 MB/s122nd347 MB/s86th338 MB/s109th36.3 MB/s20th82.7 MB/s135th20.9 MB/s113th370 MB/s13th211 MB/s120th
PNY CS1311 960GB $300
376 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 174GB free
519 MB/s49th356 MB/s76th357 MB/s91st34.2 MB/s42nd77.3 MB/s144th10.7 MB/s149th346 MB/s52nd230 MB/s107th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $350
40 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 846GB free
530 MB/s3rd512 MB/s2nd505 MB/s17th31.7 MB/s86th113 MB/s63rd14.4 MB/s142nd354 MB/s34th363 MB/s1st
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/s13th347 MB/s86th414 MB/s72nd30.4 MB/s103rd120 MB/s31st33.7 MB/s43rd351 MB/s39th308 MB/s54th
PNY CS1311 480GB $150
1,986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 241GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 56GB free
519 MB/s49th353 MB/s80th356 MB/s94th34.4 MB/s41st79.6 MB/s140th10.6 MB/s150th349 MB/s44th238 MB/s98th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,484 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 277GB free
516 MB/s73rd496 MB/s23rd485 MB/s31st36.2 MB/s23rd116 MB/s51st30.4 MB/s56th368 MB/s19th329 MB/s35th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
464 MB/s150th438 MB/s41st445 MB/s58th28.9 MB/s121st120 MB/s31st33.1 MB/s45th301 MB/s95th325 MB/s37th
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/s34th353 MB/s80th418 MB/s68th30.8 MB/s100th115 MB/s54th38 MB/s22nd293 MB/s105th301 MB/s61st
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
524 MB/s26th349 MB/s85th416 MB/s69th35.1 MB/s35th109 MB/s84th43.3 MB/s10th317 MB/s82nd304 MB/s57th
Crucial MX300 750GB $258
3,352 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 400GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 274GB free
487 MB/s140th342 MB/s91st341 MB/s105th28 MB/s133rd88.1 MB/s126th27.2 MB/s73rd348 MB/s46th227 MB/s110th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
39 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st512 MB/s9th31.3 MB/s92nd110 MB/s78th14.3 MB/s143rd333 MB/s69th329 MB/s35th
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/s77th494 MB/s26th484 MB/s32nd36.3 MB/s20th118 MB/s37th30 MB/s58th363 MB/s27th322 MB/s40th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $440
458 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
515 MB/s77th488 MB/s28th478 MB/s34th35.7 MB/s27th113 MB/s63rd30 MB/s58th370 MB/s13th319 MB/s43rd
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
2,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 191GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 41GB free
519 MB/s49th355 MB/s79th356 MB/s94th31.7 MB/s86th75.4 MB/s147th9.93 MB/s154th336 MB/s66th235 MB/s101st
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
6,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 21GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 77GB free
495 MB/s133rd260 MB/s126th274 MB/s131st32.9 MB/s60th64.5 MB/s155th24.6 MB/s90th299 MB/s98th180 MB/s136th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $101
The 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520...
521 MB/s34th301 MB/s107th380 MB/s81st29.2 MB/s117th113 MB/s63rd36 MB/s31st279 MB/s122nd282 MB/s76th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $100
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 166GB free
506 MB/s115th432 MB/s50th462 MB/s44th38.2 MB/s14th104 MB/s107th31.7 MB/s53rd291 MB/s109th299 MB/s63rd
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/s49th502 MB/s14th501 MB/s21st28.8 MB/s123rd130 MB/s8th29.1 MB/s64th363 MB/s27th349 MB/s9th
Crucial MX300 275GB $94
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/s145th338 MB/s95th339 MB/s108th27.9 MB/s134th85.7 MB/s130th24.3 MB/s92nd229 MB/s138th221 MB/s115th
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...
525 MB/s21st370 MB/s74th432 MB/s62nd30.6 MB/s101st113 MB/s63rd38.1 MB/s20th278 MB/s123rd313 MB/s51st
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $94
1,945 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 12GB free
516 MB/s73rd343 MB/s90th357 MB/s91st33 MB/s57th82.2 MB/s137th29.7 MB/s60th249 MB/s136th238 MB/s98th
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/s143rd472 MB/s35th454 MB/s52nd35.5 MB/s30th120 MB/s31st28.5 MB/s67th357 MB/s31st299 MB/s63rd
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
165 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 797GB free
442 MB/s152nd261 MB/s124th255 MB/s144th27.9 MB/s134th64.7 MB/s154th22 MB/s101st300 MB/s97th176 MB/s140th
PNY CS2211 240GB $103
425 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
527 MB/s13th437 MB/s43rd467 MB/s40th32.8 MB/s66th113 MB/s63rd14.2 MB/s144th321 MB/s78th347 MB/s17th
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/s100th396 MB/s76th31.2 MB/s94th124 MB/s22nd34.1 MB/s39th222 MB/s141st305 MB/s56th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $159
1,508 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 312GB free
494 MB/s137th260 MB/s126th270 MB/s137th31.9 MB/s81st64.8 MB/s153rd24.4 MB/s91st303 MB/s93rd178 MB/s139th
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...
498 MB/s130th338 MB/s95th327 MB/s116th37.6 MB/s18th81.6 MB/s139th21.2 MB/s108th360 MB/s30th209 MB/s122nd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $100
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...
440 MB/s154th427 MB/s53rd398 MB/s75th32.7 MB/s68th108 MB/s94th25.1 MB/s84th313 MB/s85th212 MB/s119th
PNY CS1311 240GB $90
5,568 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 26GB free
519 MB/s49th358 MB/s75th360 MB/s86th33.5 MB/s52nd79.3 MB/s141st10.4 MB/s152nd316 MB/s84th242 MB/s94th
Crucial MX200 500GB $210
2,721 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 89GB free
519 MB/s49th399 MB/s68th393 MB/s77th30.9 MB/s98th103 MB/s111th26.6 MB/s76th265 MB/s129th271 MB/s84th
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...
527 MB/s13th510 MB/s5th511 MB/s11th32 MB/s79th114 MB/s59th14.1 MB/s145th351 MB/s39th346 MB/s19th
Crucial BX200 480GB $172
1,404 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 88GB free
495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th271 MB/s135th32.5 MB/s73rd65.4 MB/s152nd25.2 MB/s82nd286 MB/s117th180 MB/s136th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $73
21,471 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 20GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 40GB free
518 MB/s60th416 MB/s61st420 MB/s67th47.4 MB/s4th109 MB/s84th44.6 MB/s8th376 MB/s11th284 MB/s74th
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/s21st481 MB/s31st492 MB/s27th31.9 MB/s81st125 MB/s21st38.1 MB/s20th370 MB/s13th334 MB/s33rd
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
841 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 117GB free
523 MB/s27th388 MB/s72nd429 MB/s63rd27.9 MB/s134th106 MB/s101st13.7 MB/s147th329 MB/s75th313 MB/s51st
Plextor M6S 256GB $142
386 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
485 MB/s143rd426 MB/s56th445 MB/s58th35.3 MB/s34th90.5 MB/s124th38.2 MB/s19th364 MB/s25th315 MB/s50th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $68
261 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
515 MB/s77th430 MB/s51st467 MB/s40th41.7 MB/s9th109 MB/s84th34.7 MB/s37th312 MB/s88th302 MB/s60th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
761 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 22GB free
517 MB/s67th335 MB/s98th348 MB/s100th31.4 MB/s89th73 MB/s150th9.74 MB/s157th344 MB/s54th231 MB/s104th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $320
986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 348GB free
521 MB/s34th484 MB/s30th491 MB/s29th36.2 MB/s23rd120 MB/s31st39.6 MB/s15th348 MB/s46th303 MB/s58th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
479 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 65GB free
520 MB/s43rd433 MB/s47th458 MB/s51st29.2 MB/s117th129 MB/s11th23.9 MB/s94th334 MB/s68th353 MB/s3rd
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $130
The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream...
465 MB/s149th427 MB/s53rd439 MB/s60th27.9 MB/s134th127 MB/s15th29 MB/s65th302 MB/s94th342 MB/s27th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $55
1,427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 95GB free
516 MB/s73rd324 MB/s101st347 MB/s101st33 MB/s57th81.7 MB/s138th26.7 MB/s75th130 MB/s160th224 MB/s114th
Crucial BX200 240GB $99
6,812 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 23GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 99GB free
495 MB/s133rd261 MB/s124th274 MB/s131st32.7 MB/s68th64.1 MB/s156th24.3 MB/s92nd295 MB/s101st181 MB/s135th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $139
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/s102nd352 MB/s83rd358 MB/s89th45.6 MB/s6th83.3 MB/s133rd27.4 MB/s72nd368 MB/s19th241 MB/s95th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $90
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/s106th334 MB/s113th31.1 MB/s95th112 MB/s70th18.4 MB/s122nd251 MB/s135th237 MB/s100th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,693 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 446GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 106GB free
514 MB/s86th293 MB/s109th324 MB/s117th28.4 MB/s130th22.6 MB/s162nd18.1 MB/s125th215 MB/s142nd88.1 MB/s160th
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/s13th399 MB/s68th415 MB/s71st32.9 MB/s60th103 MB/s111th34.1 MB/s39th356 MB/s33rd278 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/s60th501 MB/s19th502 MB/s19th27.5 MB/s143rd126 MB/s18th29.7 MB/s60th344 MB/s54th350 MB/s6th
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/s134th305 MB/s124th28.5 MB/s128th109 MB/s84th20.1 MB/s115th213 MB/s143rd244 MB/s93rd
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...
514 MB/s86th279 MB/s114th351 MB/s98th33.3 MB/s55th119 MB/s36th21.5 MB/s106th280 MB/s121st257 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/s49th437 MB/s43rd464 MB/s42nd28.8 MB/s123rd108 MB/s94th30.3 MB/s57th345 MB/s53rd324 MB/s38th
PNY CS1311 120GB $58
3,466 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 7GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 95GB free
518 MB/s60th338 MB/s95th350 MB/s99th33.4 MB/s54th77.6 MB/s143rd10.2 MB/s153rd311 MB/s89th235 MB/s101st
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/s73rd500 MB/s20th492 MB/s27th27.8 MB/s138th132 MB/s4th29.4 MB/s63rd348 MB/s46th349 MB/s9th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
979 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 21GB free
523 MB/s27th190 MB/s145th278 MB/s130th31.3 MB/s92nd110 MB/s78th35.6 MB/s34th260 MB/s130th188 MB/s132nd
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 41GB free
528 MB/s10th509 MB/s6th515 MB/s3rd38.4 MB/s13th121 MB/s29th16.1 MB/s133rd368 MB/s19th348 MB/s13th
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/s10th187 MB/s146th272 MB/s133rd31 MB/s97th122 MB/s28th32.8 MB/s47th313 MB/s85th180 MB/s136th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
837 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 7GB free
492 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th387 MB/s79th35.4 MB/s32nd92.7 MB/s120th37.1 MB/s26th357 MB/s31st300 MB/s62nd
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
521 MB/s34th427 MB/s53rd459 MB/s49th27.8 MB/s138th137 MB/s1st35.1 MB/s36th329 MB/s75th348 MB/s13th
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 ...
522 MB/s32nd250 MB/s131st328 MB/s114th35.1 MB/s35th112 MB/s70th26.9 MB/s74th288 MB/s114th232 MB/s103rd
Crucial M550 128GB $95
665 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 14GB free
525 MB/s21st353 MB/s80th416 MB/s69th32.5 MB/s73rd126 MB/s18th36 MB/s31st369 MB/s17th316 MB/s47th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $60
6,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 60GB free
494 MB/s137th241 MB/s136th263 MB/s141st36.4 MB/s19th64 MB/s157th25.9 MB/s79th287 MB/s115th174 MB/s141st
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,671 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 91GB free
525 MB/s21st420 MB/s58th460 MB/s48th32.2 MB/s77th117 MB/s42nd13.9 MB/s146th352 MB/s37th342 MB/s27th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $188
The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '1...
523 MB/s27th495 MB/s24th507 MB/s16th36.3 MB/s20th117 MB/s42nd28.6 MB/s66th375 MB/s12th321 MB/s41st
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
238 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
515 MB/s77th421 MB/s57th450 MB/s54th28.8 MB/s123rd123 MB/s25th24.7 MB/s89th330 MB/s73rd348 MB/s13th
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/s120th274 MB/s118th353 MB/s97th27 MB/s145th115 MB/s54th29.7 MB/s60th318 MB/s79th258 MB/s86th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 84GB free
459 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd410 MB/s73rd28.5 MB/s128th124 MB/s22nd23.6 MB/s96th304 MB/s91st343 MB/s23rd
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/s60th156 MB/s150th239 MB/s147th29.8 MB/s109th109 MB/s84th32.5 MB/s50th256 MB/s131st153 MB/s145th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
93 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 103GB free
521 MB/s34th433 MB/s47th459 MB/s49th29.1 MB/s120th121 MB/s29th25.1 MB/s84th337 MB/s63rd355 MB/s2nd
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/s115th283 MB/s113th364 MB/s85th23.2 MB/s160th126 MB/s18th28.3 MB/s68th285 MB/s118th280 MB/s78th
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/s91st495 MB/s24th495 MB/s25th23.3 MB/s158th128 MB/s13th31.8 MB/s52nd335 MB/s67th346 MB/s19th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $99
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...
519 MB/s49th479 MB/s34th502 MB/s19th27.5 MB/s143rd110 MB/s78th44.8 MB/s7th330 MB/s73rd308 MB/s54th
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/s27th503 MB/s12th508 MB/s14th28.9 MB/s121st136 MB/s2nd40.8 MB/s12th380 MB/s3rd353 MB/s3rd
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/s77th275 MB/s116th335 MB/s112th33.3 MB/s55th115 MB/s54th21.6 MB/s104th290 MB/s111th248 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/s86th497 MB/s22nd500 MB/s22nd26.7 MB/s150th127 MB/s15th37.1 MB/s26th332 MB/s70th341 MB/s32nd
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/s77th284 MB/s112th336 MB/s111th38.5 MB/s11th108 MB/s94th23.4 MB/s97th296 MB/s100th254 MB/s88th
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/s126th139 MB/s157th214 MB/s152nd26.8 MB/s149th110 MB/s78th27.9 MB/s71st256 MB/s131st137 MB/s153rd
Intel 730 Series 240GB $196
The 240GB Intel 730 is just two months old and the newest SSDs in our group test. The 730 uses Intel's own enterprise controller (rather than a Sandforce) and it's m...
517 MB/s67th292 MB/s110th366 MB/s83rd35.8 MB/s26th117 MB/s42nd32.3 MB/s51st348 MB/s46th274 MB/s83rd
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/s43rd274 MB/s118th340 MB/s107th31.4 MB/s89th112 MB/s70th21.2 MB/s108th297 MB/s99th231 MB/s104th
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/s152nd279 MB/s114th315 MB/s120th32.9 MB/s60th106 MB/s101st23.3 MB/s98th313 MB/s85th195 MB/s128th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $72
1,522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 80GB free
509 MB/s108th211 MB/s139th259 MB/s142nd32.6 MB/s71st110 MB/s78th19.2 MB/s119th193 MB/s146th172 MB/s142nd
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/s77th485 MB/s29th504 MB/s18th25.8 MB/s155th106 MB/s101st44 MB/s9th354 MB/s34th321 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...
510 MB/s102nd452 MB/s38th475 MB/s36th29.2 MB/s117th107 MB/s99th33.1 MB/s45th352 MB/s37th324 MB/s38th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
293 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
433 MB/s155th275 MB/s116th312 MB/s121st31.6 MB/s88th92.7 MB/s120th22.6 MB/s100th311 MB/s89th194 MB/s129th
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...
510 MB/s102nd152 MB/s151st221 MB/s150th30.4 MB/s103rd112 MB/s70th18.2 MB/s123rd106 MB/s161st146 MB/s150th
Plextor M5S 128GB $93
1,173 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 20GB free
499 MB/s128th212 MB/s138th293 MB/s126th32.7 MB/s68th78.6 MB/s142nd32.6 MB/s49th285 MB/s118th211 MB/s120th
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/s34th502 MB/s14th508 MB/s14th26.9 MB/s148th129 MB/s11th38.8 MB/s18th365 MB/s24th349 MB/s9th
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/s110th287 MB/s111th365 MB/s84th28.2 MB/s131st100 MB/s118th28 MB/s70th348 MB/s46th281 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...
519 MB/s49th262 MB/s123rd324 MB/s117th35.7 MB/s27th114 MB/s59th25.2 MB/s82nd284 MB/s120th246 MB/s92nd
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/s43rd242 MB/s135th308 MB/s123rd35 MB/s37th117 MB/s42nd21 MB/s112th293 MB/s105th229 MB/s108th
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...
503 MB/s119th413 MB/s64th447 MB/s57th31.8 MB/s84th75.1 MB/s148th34.2 MB/s38th301 MB/s95th289 MB/s71st
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/s77th164 MB/s148th244 MB/s145th38.5 MB/s11th117 MB/s42nd21.2 MB/s108th231 MB/s137th165 MB/s144th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $60
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...
508 MB/s110th146 MB/s155th202 MB/s155th29.3 MB/s115th108 MB/s94th18.1 MB/s125th167 MB/s155th144 MB/s151st
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB $245
The Neutron GTX is the faster of the two Neutrons released by Corsair. They both use the same Link A Media LM87800 controller but the GTX features more expensive 24...
511 MB/s96th464 MB/s36th486 MB/s30th28.7 MB/s126th106 MB/s101st32.8 MB/s47th348 MB/s46th316 MB/s47th
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/s34th438 MB/s41st475 MB/s36th36 MB/s25th116 MB/s51st25.6 MB/s80th366 MB/s23rd310 MB/s53rd
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/s96th317 MB/s103rd384 MB/s80th34.7 MB/s40th92 MB/s123rd38 MB/s22nd349 MB/s44th297 MB/s65th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $170
4,218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 97GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 3GB free
527 MB/s13th490 MB/s27th494 MB/s26th38.2 MB/s14th123 MB/s25th40.6 MB/s13th379 MB/s8th342 MB/s27th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $129
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/s122nd352 MB/s83rd344 MB/s103rd45.8 MB/s5th83.4 MB/s132nd24.9 MB/s86th367 MB/s22nd239 MB/s97th
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/s86th259 MB/s128th328 MB/s114th35.5 MB/s30th117 MB/s42nd21.6 MB/s104th292 MB/s107th254 MB/s88th
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...
475 MB/s147th390 MB/s71st401 MB/s74th30.5 MB/s102nd132 MB/s4th35.7 MB/s33rd338 MB/s61st316 MB/s47th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $87
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/s91st140 MB/s156th207 MB/s153rd33 MB/s57th112 MB/s70th18.2 MB/s123rd192 MB/s147th139 MB/s152nd
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/s70th293 MB/s126th21.3 MB/s161st132 MB/s4th25.5 MB/s81st252 MB/s134th303 MB/s58th
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 ...
504 MB/s117th137 MB/s158th206 MB/s154th32.9 MB/s60th107 MB/s99th21.7 MB/s103rd190 MB/s148th136 MB/s155th
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/s67th248 MB/s132nd312 MB/s121st33.7 MB/s50th120 MB/s31st21.1 MB/s111th255 MB/s133rd225 MB/s112th
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/s91st248 MB/s132nd258 MB/s143rd30.3 MB/s105th102 MB/s115th13.6 MB/s148th362 MB/s29th213 MB/s118th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
609 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 10GB free
510 MB/s102nd206 MB/s140th271 MB/s135th34.2 MB/s42nd109 MB/s84th23 MB/s99th223 MB/s140th203 MB/s126th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
350 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
511 MB/s96th411 MB/s65th448 MB/s56th27 MB/s145th124 MB/s22nd34 MB/s42nd317 MB/s82nd344 MB/s21st
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $82
The 128GB Adata Premier Pro SP900 has peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 496/166 and 175/106 MB/s. The average speeds are significantly worse than peak...
496 MB/s132nd150 MB/s152nd222 MB/s149th29.5 MB/s113th109 MB/s84th17.4 MB/s127th171 MB/s154th153 MB/s145th
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/s105th355 MB/s96th34.8 MB/s38th114 MB/s59th26.1 MB/s78th338 MB/s61st279 MB/s79th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
145 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 34GB free
508 MB/s110th157 MB/s149th242 MB/s146th26.7 MB/s150th111 MB/s76th16.7 MB/s130th92.4 MB/s162nd137 MB/s153rd
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...
510 MB/s102nd316 MB/s104th390 MB/s78th23.5 MB/s157th63.7 MB/s159th19.9 MB/s117th291 MB/s109th83.7 MB/s161st
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/s137th32.9 MB/s60th102 MB/s115th4.81 MB/s161st224 MB/s139th193 MB/s130th
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/s96th404 MB/s66th449 MB/s55th23.7 MB/s156th73.3 MB/s149th23.8 MB/s95th294 MB/s104th104 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...
504 MB/s117th419 MB/s59th453 MB/s53rd31.4 MB/s89th92.7 MB/s120th37.1 MB/s26th290 MB/s111th267 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...
502 MB/s120th267 MB/s121st346 MB/s102nd23.3 MB/s158th104 MB/s107th6.89 MB/s160th179 MB/s152nd216 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/s43rd269 MB/s120th337 MB/s110th33.7 MB/s50th118 MB/s37th21.4 MB/s107th295 MB/s101st252 MB/s90th
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB $400
The Vertex 4 is just over a year old but thanks to its recent firmware update (1.5), it still manages to perform almost on a par with the best drives currently avail...
497 MB/s131st481 MB/s31st435 MB/s61st34 MB/s47th135 MB/s3rd36.7 MB/s30th340 MB/s57th319 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/s122nd194 MB/s144th280 MB/s129th28.7 MB/s126th105 MB/s105th9.67 MB/s158th269 MB/s128th167 MB/s143rd
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $126
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...
511 MB/s96th199 MB/s142nd266 MB/s140th34.2 MB/s42nd109 MB/s84th21.9 MB/s102nd210 MB/s144th204 MB/s125th
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 ...
513 MB/s91st149 MB/s153rd224 MB/s148th34 MB/s47th115 MB/s54th19.4 MB/s118th184 MB/s149th147 MB/s149th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
8,894 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 4GB free
507 MB/s114th134 MB/s160th191 MB/s156th29.9 MB/s108th104 MB/s107th10.6 MB/s150th331 MB/s71st127 MB/s156th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
126 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
510 MB/s102nd147 MB/s154th216 MB/s151st32.3 MB/s75th103 MB/s111th19 MB/s120th182 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 ...
214 MB/s159th196 MB/s143rd169 MB/s158th26.7 MB/s150th117 MB/s42nd17 MB/s128th182 MB/s150th190 MB/s131st
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $164
2,840 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 67GB free
468 MB/s148th323 MB/s102nd303 MB/s125th34.8 MB/s38th82.7 MB/s135th20.5 MB/s114th304 MB/s91st206 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/s160th187 MB/s146th162 MB/s159th26.6 MB/s153rd116 MB/s51st16.9 MB/s129th178 MB/s153rd188 MB/s132nd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
9,276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 84GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 112GB free
204 MB/s162nd122 MB/s161st144 MB/s160th26.5 MB/s154th105 MB/s105th14.9 MB/s138th153 MB/s157th126 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/s108th-27.6 MB/s142nd66 MB/s151st-295 MB/s103rd275 MB/s82nd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
5,325 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 29GB free
206 MB/s161st115 MB/s162nd137 MB/s161st27 MB/s145th104 MB/s107th15.4 MB/s136th138 MB/s159th113 MB/s158th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
1,819 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 198GB free
501 MB/s122nd265 MB/s122nd268 MB/s139th29.6 MB/s112th56.2 MB/s160th7.56 MB/s159th324 MB/s77th153 MB/s145th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $240
95 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 27GB free
514 MB/s86th204 MB/s141st283 MB/s128th30.3 MB/s105th103 MB/s111th18.9 MB/s121st289 MB/s113th208 MB/s123rd
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...
262 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th173 MB/s157th21.3 MB/s161st41.8 MB/s161st16.3 MB/s131st153 MB/s157th65.6 MB/s162nd
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