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SSD Rankings - May 2017

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

Detailed performance stats ordered by overall value for money.
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How is the AS SSD total score calculated?

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

How is the AS SSD read score calculated?

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

How is the AS SSD write score calculated?

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

What is the effective SSD speed index?

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

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

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

What is 4K 64 thread write speed?

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

What is the SSD value for money rating?

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

What is 4K random write speed?

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

What is queue depth?

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

What is incompressible data?

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

What is sequential read speed?

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

What is sequential write speed?

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

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

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

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

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

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

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

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

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

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Max Avg Min 728 501 202 513 353 117 518 380 135 48.5 32.2 21.4 137 105 22.7 53.4 26.5 4.81 383 304 104 363 260 65.7
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $270
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/s37th429 MB/s53rd461 MB/s45th28.9 MB/s122nd118 MB/s42nd37.5 MB/s25th275 MB/s126th292 MB/s68th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
74,603 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 302GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 354GB free
518 MB/s56th414 MB/s63rd422 MB/s65th48.2 MB/s2nd112 MB/s70th51.8 MB/s2nd379 MB/s8th287 MB/s72nd
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $335
12,514 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% 758GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 171GB free
523 MB/s30th417 MB/s60th427 MB/s64th48.5 MB/s1st112 MB/s70th53.4 MB/s1st381 MB/s5th287 MB/s72nd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $159
195 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 413GB free
522 MB/s31st454 MB/s37th481 MB/s33rd31.6 MB/s88th118 MB/s42nd41 MB/s12th276 MB/s124th294 MB/s66th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
90 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
531 MB/s2nd512 MB/s2nd518 MB/s1st37.7 MB/s18th116 MB/s50th16.3 MB/s132nd350 MB/s39th343 MB/s25th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 435GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
531 MB/s2nd505 MB/s9th512 MB/s9th32.3 MB/s75th117 MB/s46th14.6 MB/s140th330 MB/s73rd355 MB/s2nd
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $279
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 454GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 667GB free
514 MB/s84th345 MB/s88th359 MB/s87th31.6 MB/s88th85.2 MB/s132nd31.3 MB/s54th318 MB/s79th215 MB/s117th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $202
10,313 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 250GB free
529 MB/s6th503 MB/s12th515 MB/s3rd40.4 MB/s9th128 MB/s10th51.4 MB/s3rd382 MB/s2nd344 MB/s23rd
Crucial MX300 1TB $270
774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 730GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 597GB free
486 MB/s140th344 MB/s90th343 MB/s103rd27.5 MB/s142nd86.2 MB/s129th28 MB/s69th353 MB/s36th225 MB/s113th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
55 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
518 MB/s56th434 MB/s44th465 MB/s42nd28.4 MB/s130th113 MB/s61st36.8 MB/s29th288 MB/s115th291 MB/s69th
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 659GB free
495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th272 MB/s134th32.3 MB/s75th63.1 MB/s157th24.8 MB/s87th290 MB/s109th181 MB/s134th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
1,925 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 255GB free
524 MB/s25th434 MB/s44th472 MB/s38th31 MB/s97th116 MB/s50th40 MB/s14th274 MB/s127th291 MB/s69th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
297 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
528 MB/s10th507 MB/s7th514 MB/s5th35.7 MB/s29th111 MB/s76th16 MB/s134th353 MB/s36th350 MB/s6th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $140
406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 274GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 452GB free
517 MB/s67th345 MB/s88th358 MB/s89th33.5 MB/s53rd86.8 MB/s128th31.1 MB/s55th318 MB/s79th229 MB/s109th
PNY CS2211 480GB $155
338 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 146GB free
529 MB/s6th511 MB/s4th514 MB/s5th32.7 MB/s69th111 MB/s76th14.6 MB/s140th350 MB/s39th348 MB/s13th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $435
2,902 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 604GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 117GB free
529 MB/s6th503 MB/s12th518 MB/s1st38.9 MB/s10th127 MB/s13th51 MB/s4th382 MB/s2nd342 MB/s29th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
2,718 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 128GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 150GB free
518 MB/s56th355 MB/s77th359 MB/s87th31.7 MB/s85th76.6 MB/s145th9.93 MB/s154th346 MB/s52nd241 MB/s95th
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...
517 MB/s67th417 MB/s60th422 MB/s65th47.5 MB/s3rd109 MB/s87th48.3 MB/s6th378 MB/s10th285 MB/s74th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $250
3,915 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 278GB free
501 MB/s124th342 MB/s92nd325 MB/s116th37.4 MB/s19th85.5 MB/s130th20.7 MB/s113th370 MB/s15th203 MB/s125th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
23 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
499 MB/s128th439 MB/s40th461 MB/s45th38 MB/s17th99.4 MB/s118th39.1 MB/s17th379 MB/s8th318 MB/s45th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
333 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
520 MB/s43rd438 MB/s41st472 MB/s38th29.4 MB/s115th113 MB/s61st37.9 MB/s24th276 MB/s124th293 MB/s67th
PNY CS1311 960GB $265
363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 174GB free
518 MB/s56th354 MB/s79th357 MB/s91st34.1 MB/s45th76.9 MB/s144th10.7 MB/s149th344 MB/s55th229 MB/s109th
HyperX Savage 960GB $336
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
527 MB/s14th502 MB/s14th511 MB/s12th34.6 MB/s42nd108 MB/s90th15.8 MB/s135th342 MB/s57th343 MB/s25th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
527 MB/s14th505 MB/s9th514 MB/s5th33.9 MB/s47th115 MB/s55th15.3 MB/s137th340 MB/s58th346 MB/s19th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
520 MB/s43rd499 MB/s20th500 MB/s21st29.7 MB/s110th131 MB/s7th33.8 MB/s42nd369 MB/s17th347 MB/s17th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
5,152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 477GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 101GB free
514 MB/s84th481 MB/s31st474 MB/s36th30.8 MB/s101st124 MB/s23rd34.1 MB/s40th163 MB/s155th333 MB/s34th
Crucial MX300 525GB $155
6,166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 320GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 341GB free
486 MB/s140th342 MB/s92nd341 MB/s104th27.8 MB/s138th87.9 MB/s127th26.8 MB/s74th338 MB/s62nd226 MB/s112th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $279
356 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 587GB free
518 MB/s56th356 MB/s76th357 MB/s91st31.8 MB/s80th76.4 MB/s146th9.89 MB/s156th335 MB/s67th231 MB/s106th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
520 MB/s43rd502 MB/s14th500 MB/s21st29.7 MB/s110th127 MB/s13th35.5 MB/s35th381 MB/s5th350 MB/s6th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
481 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
507 MB/s112th400 MB/s67th368 MB/s82nd30.1 MB/s105th102 MB/s115th25 MB/s86th210 MB/s145th279 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/s97th433 MB/s46th461 MB/s45th34.2 MB/s44th89.8 MB/s125th39.5 MB/s15th373 MB/s14th318 MB/s45th
HyperX Savage 480GB $184
37 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st512 MB/s9th31.3 MB/s91st110 MB/s82nd14.3 MB/s142nd333 MB/s68th329 MB/s35th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $180
99 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 328GB free
527 MB/s14th507 MB/s7th511 MB/s12th33 MB/s63rd114 MB/s58th14.8 MB/s139th339 MB/s60th343 MB/s25th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $350
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 846GB free
530 MB/s5th512 MB/s2nd505 MB/s17th31.7 MB/s85th113 MB/s61st14.1 MB/s144th354 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/s14th346 MB/s87th413 MB/s72nd30.4 MB/s103rd120 MB/s33rd33.5 MB/s43rd347 MB/s49th306 MB/s53rd
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $127
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/s6th502 MB/s14th514 MB/s5th41.7 MB/s7th129 MB/s9th49.6 MB/s5th383 MB/s1st343 MB/s25th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
340 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
464 MB/s150th438 MB/s41st445 MB/s58th28.9 MB/s122nd121 MB/s30th33.1 MB/s45th301 MB/s95th326 MB/s36th
PNY CS1311 480GB $150
1,735 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 216GB free
519 MB/s50th353 MB/s81st356 MB/s94th34 MB/s46th78.2 MB/s142nd10.6 MB/s150th353 MB/s36th237 MB/s101st
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $420
405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 893GB free
515 MB/s77th488 MB/s27th478 MB/s34th35.7 MB/s29th113 MB/s61st30 MB/s57th369 MB/s17th320 MB/s42nd
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 166GB free
506 MB/s114th432 MB/s50th462 MB/s44th38.8 MB/s12th104 MB/s108th31.9 MB/s53rd291 MB/s107th299 MB/s63rd
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/s31st354 MB/s79th418 MB/s68th31 MB/s97th115 MB/s55th38.1 MB/s21st293 MB/s105th301 MB/s62nd
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
93 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
524 MB/s25th348 MB/s85th416 MB/s69th35.2 MB/s36th108 MB/s90th43.3 MB/s10th317 MB/s82nd303 MB/s58th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $150
6,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 148GB free
501 MB/s124th348 MB/s85th337 MB/s109th36.1 MB/s25th81.8 MB/s139th21 MB/s111th368 MB/s20th208 MB/s124th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 318GB free
516 MB/s72nd496 MB/s24th486 MB/s30th36.2 MB/s23rd116 MB/s50th30.6 MB/s56th370 MB/s15th326 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/s77th485 MB/s28th484 MB/s32nd36 MB/s26th118 MB/s42nd29.8 MB/s59th363 MB/s27th319 MB/s44th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
1,798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 354GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 342GB free
519 MB/s50th355 MB/s77th356 MB/s94th31.8 MB/s80th76.1 MB/s147th9.93 MB/s154th336 MB/s65th235 MB/s103rd
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $91
1,344 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 174GB free
517 MB/s67th344 MB/s90th357 MB/s91st33.1 MB/s59th84.5 MB/s133rd29.6 MB/s61st248 MB/s136th239 MB/s98th
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/s37th302 MB/s106th380 MB/s81st29.3 MB/s116th119 MB/s35th36.2 MB/s31st279 MB/s122nd282 MB/s76th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
5,278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 192GB free
494 MB/s136th260 MB/s127th273 MB/s132nd33.2 MB/s56th63.1 MB/s157th24.3 MB/s93rd300 MB/s96th178 MB/s139th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $149
1,320 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 284GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 286GB free
494 MB/s136th260 MB/s127th271 MB/s136th32 MB/s78th64.8 MB/s153rd24.6 MB/s88th306 MB/s91st179 MB/s138th
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/s21st371 MB/s74th432 MB/s62nd30.9 MB/s99th116 MB/s50th38.4 MB/s19th278 MB/s123rd314 MB/s51st
Crucial MX300 750GB $279
2,503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 444GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 68GB free
486 MB/s140th342 MB/s92nd341 MB/s104th28.1 MB/s131st88.8 MB/s126th27.4 MB/s72nd349 MB/s43rd228 MB/s111th
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $105
The Sandisk Extreme II uses the 88SS9187-BLD2 controller, Marvel's latest, and Sandisk's own 19MM MLC Memory. On paper this makes an extremely good combination and t...
486 MB/s140th472 MB/s35th455 MB/s52nd35.3 MB/s33rd119 MB/s35th28.5 MB/s66th358 MB/s32nd302 MB/s60th
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...
518 MB/s56th500 MB/s19th500 MB/s21st28.1 MB/s131st128 MB/s10th28.9 MB/s65th361 MB/s29th349 MB/s9th
Crucial MX300 275GB $97
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/s95th338 MB/s108th27.9 MB/s135th83.8 MB/s135th24.4 MB/s92nd230 MB/s138th222 MB/s114th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
137 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 797GB free
442 MB/s152nd262 MB/s123rd255 MB/s144th27.9 MB/s135th64.8 MB/s153rd22.1 MB/s103rd300 MB/s96th177 MB/s140th
Crucial MX200 500GB $205
2,257 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 140GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 54GB free
521 MB/s37th399 MB/s68th393 MB/s77th31.1 MB/s96th106 MB/s100th26.7 MB/s75th274 MB/s127th278 MB/s81st
PNY CS1311 240GB $87
3,730 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 5GB free
519 MB/s50th358 MB/s75th360 MB/s86th33.7 MB/s49th80.1 MB/s140th10.4 MB/s152nd316 MB/s84th244 MB/s93rd
Crucial BX200 480GB $162
1,234 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 88GB free
495 MB/s133rd255 MB/s130th271 MB/s136th32.5 MB/s72nd64.4 MB/s155th25.1 MB/s83rd287 MB/s116th181 MB/s134th
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/s31st331 MB/s100th396 MB/s76th31.2 MB/s94th123 MB/s25th33.3 MB/s44th217 MB/s141st304 MB/s56th
PNY CS2211 240GB $106
373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 153GB free
527 MB/s14th437 MB/s43rd469 MB/s40th32.8 MB/s68th113 MB/s61st14.2 MB/s143rd320 MB/s78th347 MB/s17th
HyperX Savage 240GB $117
The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the firs...
525 MB/s21st509 MB/s5th512 MB/s9th31.8 MB/s80th110 MB/s82nd14.1 MB/s144th350 MB/s39th346 MB/s19th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $60
217 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 95GB free
515 MB/s77th430 MB/s52nd467 MB/s41st41.6 MB/s8th107 MB/s97th34.6 MB/s37th313 MB/s85th302 MB/s60th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $90
The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its c...
498 MB/s130th337 MB/s97th324 MB/s117th37.3 MB/s20th82.2 MB/s138th21.3 MB/s108th347 MB/s49th209 MB/s122nd
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $130
The OCZ Vector 180 has a five year warranty and is rated for 50GB/day over that time. In terms of hardware the Vector 180 is basically a rebadged two year old Vector...
518 MB/s56th501 MB/s18th502 MB/s19th27.5 MB/s142nd127 MB/s13th29.7 MB/s60th344 MB/s55th350 MB/s6th
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/s79th126 MB/s18th38.4 MB/s19th374 MB/s13th334 MB/s33rd
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/s54th438 MB/s60th27.6 MB/s141st122 MB/s27th28.5 MB/s66th302 MB/s94th342 MB/s29th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $85
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/s105th308 MB/s105th334 MB/s112th30.1 MB/s105th110 MB/s82nd18 MB/s125th250 MB/s135th238 MB/s100th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $118
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/s154th431 MB/s51st397 MB/s75th33 MB/s63rd108 MB/s90th25.1 MB/s83rd310 MB/s90th212 MB/s119th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $330
838 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 189GB free
520 MB/s43rd484 MB/s30th491 MB/s29th36.2 MB/s23rd121 MB/s30th39.5 MB/s15th348 MB/s46th304 MB/s56th
PNY CS1311 120GB $52
2,521 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 13GB free
518 MB/s56th338 MB/s95th350 MB/s98th33.7 MB/s49th77 MB/s143rd10.3 MB/s153rd312 MB/s88th240 MB/s97th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 64GB free
520 MB/s43rd433 MB/s46th457 MB/s51st29 MB/s121st125 MB/s20th23.7 MB/s95th333 MB/s68th353 MB/s4th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 446GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 106GB free
515 MB/s77th292 MB/s109th320 MB/s119th28.5 MB/s128th22.7 MB/s162nd18.3 MB/s123rd214 MB/s143rd87.3 MB/s160th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $54
844 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 77GB free
515 MB/s77th294 MB/s108th324 MB/s117th33.1 MB/s59th82.7 MB/s137th26.7 MB/s75th130 MB/s160th221 MB/s115th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $148
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/s103rd352 MB/s82nd358 MB/s89th46 MB/s5th85.3 MB/s131st27.1 MB/s73rd366 MB/s24th241 MB/s95th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $89
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/s84th240 MB/s136th307 MB/s125th29.3 MB/s116th111 MB/s76th20.2 MB/s116th212 MB/s144th243 MB/s94th
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...
528 MB/s10th399 MB/s68th416 MB/s69th33.2 MB/s56th102 MB/s115th34.2 MB/s38th359 MB/s31st278 MB/s81st
Intel 535 Series 240GB $120
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/s31st248 MB/s132nd327 MB/s114th35.3 MB/s33rd113 MB/s61st26.6 MB/s77th290 MB/s109th232 MB/s104th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $131
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/s84th277 MB/s115th350 MB/s98th33.2 MB/s56th119 MB/s35th21.6 MB/s106th282 MB/s121st258 MB/s87th
Plextor M6S 256GB $169
349 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
485 MB/s144th426 MB/s56th445 MB/s58th35.3 MB/s33rd90.8 MB/s124th38.1 MB/s21st364 MB/s26th316 MB/s47th
Crucial BX200 240GB $115
5,618 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 29GB free
494 MB/s136th261 MB/s126th274 MB/s131st32.6 MB/s71st64.1 MB/s156th24.5 MB/s90th297 MB/s99th181 MB/s134th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $94
16,741 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 73GB free
518 MB/s56th417 MB/s60th419 MB/s67th47.3 MB/s4th109 MB/s87th45.1 MB/s7th377 MB/s11th284 MB/s75th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $115
739 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 112GB free
522 MB/s31st384 MB/s72nd428 MB/s63rd27.2 MB/s144th105 MB/s105th13.6 MB/s148th317 MB/s82nd306 MB/s53rd
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/s50th433 MB/s46th464 MB/s43rd28.8 MB/s124th108 MB/s90th29.3 MB/s63rd345 MB/s53rd323 MB/s38th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
454 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 146GB free
528 MB/s10th509 MB/s5th515 MB/s3rd38.4 MB/s16th121 MB/s30th16.2 MB/s133rd369 MB/s17th348 MB/s13th
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/s72nd499 MB/s20th492 MB/s27th27.9 MB/s135th132 MB/s5th29.5 MB/s62nd347 MB/s49th349 MB/s9th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 9GB free
524 MB/s25th190 MB/s145th277 MB/s130th31.3 MB/s91st110 MB/s82nd35.7 MB/s34th260 MB/s130th188 MB/s132nd
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/s10th186 MB/s146th272 MB/s134th30.9 MB/s99th122 MB/s27th32.6 MB/s49th313 MB/s85th181 MB/s134th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
587 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 18GB free
521 MB/s37th427 MB/s54th459 MB/s49th27.8 MB/s138th137 MB/s1st35.1 MB/s36th330 MB/s73rd348 MB/s13th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
491 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th387 MB/s78th35.4 MB/s31st92 MB/s122nd37.2 MB/s27th362 MB/s28th299 MB/s63rd
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,307 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 85GB free
526 MB/s20th420 MB/s58th461 MB/s45th32.3 MB/s75th119 MB/s35th14 MB/s146th354 MB/s34th348 MB/s13th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $91
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/s50th477 MB/s34th501 MB/s20th27 MB/s145th109 MB/s87th44.4 MB/s8th328 MB/s75th306 MB/s53rd
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $60
4,978 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 50GB free
495 MB/s133rd248 MB/s132nd265 MB/s140th38.8 MB/s12th65.9 MB/s152nd26.1 MB/s79th286 MB/s117th176 MB/s142nd
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/s119th273 MB/s119th353 MB/s97th27 MB/s145th119 MB/s35th30 MB/s57th321 MB/s77th260 MB/s86th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
203 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
515 MB/s77th421 MB/s57th450 MB/s54th28.8 MB/s124th123 MB/s25th24.6 MB/s88th331 MB/s72nd349 MB/s9th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 11GB free
525 MB/s21st352 MB/s82nd416 MB/s69th32.5 MB/s72nd125 MB/s20th35.9 MB/s33rd368 MB/s20th315 MB/s49th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 40GB free
458 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd410 MB/s73rd28.5 MB/s128th124 MB/s23rd23.7 MB/s95th305 MB/s92nd345 MB/s21st
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/s92nd496 MB/s24th494 MB/s25th23.2 MB/s160th128 MB/s10th32.1 MB/s52nd336 MB/s65th345 MB/s21st
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 ...
517 MB/s67th156 MB/s150th238 MB/s147th29.5 MB/s114th107 MB/s97th32.2 MB/s51st255 MB/s133rd153 MB/s145th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
84 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 103GB free
522 MB/s31st433 MB/s46th458 MB/s50th29.2 MB/s119th120 MB/s33rd25.1 MB/s83rd337 MB/s64th355 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/s114th283 MB/s113th364 MB/s85th23.3 MB/s159th127 MB/s13th28.4 MB/s68th286 MB/s117th281 MB/s77th
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/s25th504 MB/s11th508 MB/s15th28.8 MB/s124th137 MB/s1st41 MB/s12th382 MB/s2nd353 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/s72nd274 MB/s117th335 MB/s111th33.1 MB/s59th114 MB/s58th21.3 MB/s108th289 MB/s112th252 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/s84th497 MB/s22nd500 MB/s21st26.6 MB/s152nd127 MB/s13th37.1 MB/s28th332 MB/s70th342 MB/s29th
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/s110th38.5 MB/s15th108 MB/s90th23.4 MB/s98th296 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/s157th215 MB/s152nd26.9 MB/s149th110 MB/s82nd27.8 MB/s70th256 MB/s132nd136 MB/s154th
HyperX Fury 120GB $59
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/s103rd155 MB/s151st216 MB/s151st29.6 MB/s113th112 MB/s70th18.2 MB/s124th104 MB/s162nd145 MB/s150th
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...
441 MB/s153rd280 MB/s114th315 MB/s120th33 MB/s63rd106 MB/s100th23.5 MB/s97th313 MB/s85th196 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/s43rd275 MB/s116th341 MB/s104th31.2 MB/s94th112 MB/s70th21.1 MB/s110th297 MB/s99th231 MB/s106th
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 ...
514 MB/s84th485 MB/s28th504 MB/s18th25.9 MB/s155th103 MB/s113th43.9 MB/s9th356 MB/s33rd320 MB/s42nd
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $52
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/s120th144 MB/s155th199 MB/s155th29.9 MB/s108th106 MB/s100th18 MB/s125th149 MB/s158th143 MB/s152nd
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $235
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/s25th497 MB/s22nd509 MB/s14th36.6 MB/s21st119 MB/s35th29.3 MB/s63rd377 MB/s11th322 MB/s40th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $103
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/s124th352 MB/s82nd345 MB/s102nd45.6 MB/s6th84 MB/s134th25.2 MB/s82nd367 MB/s23rd239 MB/s98th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
263 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
433 MB/s155th274 MB/s117th311 MB/s122nd31.7 MB/s85th93.1 MB/s120th22.6 MB/s100th312 MB/s88th194 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/s105th451 MB/s38th474 MB/s36th29.1 MB/s120th106 MB/s100th33.1 MB/s45th349 MB/s43rd322 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...
521 MB/s37th502 MB/s14th508 MB/s15th27 MB/s145th131 MB/s7th39 MB/s18th365 MB/s25th349 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/s108th288 MB/s111th365 MB/s84th28 MB/s133rd97.9 MB/s119th27.7 MB/s71st348 MB/s46th280 MB/s78th
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...
516 MB/s72nd292 MB/s109th367 MB/s83rd35.8 MB/s27th117 MB/s46th32.4 MB/s50th349 MB/s43rd274 MB/s84th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $182
The HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is ra...
520 MB/s43rd262 MB/s123rd326 MB/s115th35.4 MB/s31st114 MB/s58th24.5 MB/s90th286 MB/s117th249 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...
518 MB/s56th246 MB/s135th308 MB/s123rd35.1 MB/s38th115 MB/s55th20.9 MB/s112th291 MB/s107th231 MB/s106th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $88
772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 62GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 16GB free
517 MB/s67th335 MB/s98th349 MB/s100th31.8 MB/s80th73.9 MB/s150th9.74 MB/s157th345 MB/s53rd232 MB/s104th
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...
516 MB/s72nd165 MB/s149th240 MB/s146th38.9 MB/s10th117 MB/s46th21.6 MB/s106th231 MB/s137th162 MB/s143rd
Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB $240
The Plextor M5M is the most recent mSATA SSD I have looked at. It has both the same controller and NAND flash (albeit with fewer channels) as its regular SATA siblin...
504 MB/s116th412 MB/s64th446 MB/s57th31.8 MB/s80th75.4 MB/s148th34.2 MB/s38th300 MB/s96th288 MB/s71st
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/s37th440 MB/s39th478 MB/s34th36.3 MB/s22nd119 MB/s35th25.9 MB/s80th368 MB/s20th311 MB/s52nd
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/s97th468 MB/s36th486 MB/s30th28.7 MB/s127th107 MB/s97th32.7 MB/s48th348 MB/s46th316 MB/s47th
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/s97th317 MB/s103rd384 MB/s80th34.9 MB/s39th92 MB/s122nd38.1 MB/s21st350 MB/s39th298 MB/s65th
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/s84th262 MB/s123rd330 MB/s113th35.8 MB/s27th118 MB/s42nd22.2 MB/s102nd293 MB/s105th256 MB/s88th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $174
3,255 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 19GB free
527 MB/s14th491 MB/s26th493 MB/s26th38.8 MB/s12th126 MB/s18th41.2 MB/s11th380 MB/s7th341 MB/s32nd
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...
478 MB/s147th388 MB/s71st401 MB/s74th31.3 MB/s91st132 MB/s5th36 MB/s32nd338 MB/s62nd315 MB/s49th
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...
518 MB/s56th254 MB/s131st313 MB/s121st33.1 MB/s59th122 MB/s27th21.8 MB/s104th257 MB/s131st237 MB/s101st
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $218
The OCZ Agility 4 is a relatively old SSD and has been included in the group test as a reference. In terms of overall speed the Agility 4 lags the current ten market...
351 MB/s157th391 MB/s70th298 MB/s126th21.7 MB/s161st133 MB/s4th25.4 MB/s81st252 MB/s134th303 MB/s58th
Samsung 840 250GB $200
The Samsung 840 is the budget version of the 840 Pro, the main difference between the hardware on the two drives is the type of flash memory used. The cheaper 840 us...
513 MB/s92nd248 MB/s132nd257 MB/s143rd30.6 MB/s102nd103 MB/s113th13.7 MB/s147th360 MB/s30th213 MB/s118th
Intel 530 Series 120GB $89
At just 5 months old the Intel 530 Series SSD is the newest SSD in the group test. Unfortunately the 530 uses the same basic formula we have seen going back two and ...
504 MB/s116th137 MB/s158th203 MB/s154th33.7 MB/s49th104 MB/s108th21.8 MB/s104th190 MB/s148th136 MB/s154th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
528 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 38GB free
508 MB/s108th203 MB/s142nd265 MB/s140th33.7 MB/s49th108 MB/s90th22.5 MB/s101st224 MB/s139th203 MB/s125th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $104
1,358 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 1GB free
508 MB/s108th219 MB/s138th259 MB/s142nd33 MB/s63rd111 MB/s76th20.1 MB/s117th192 MB/s147th177 MB/s140th
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...
498 MB/s130th150 MB/s153rd226 MB/s148th29.8 MB/s109th111 MB/s76th17.1 MB/s127th167 MB/s154th149 MB/s148th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
511 MB/s97th411 MB/s65th449 MB/s55th27 MB/s145th125 MB/s20th34 MB/s41st318 MB/s79th344 MB/s23rd
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/s104th356 MB/s94th34.9 MB/s39th113 MB/s61st26.2 MB/s78th340 MB/s58th279 MB/s79th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
125 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 34GB free
508 MB/s108th208 MB/s140th250 MB/s145th28 MB/s133rd113 MB/s61st16.8 MB/s129th111 MB/s161st144 MB/s151st
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/s97th407 MB/s66th449 MB/s55th23.8 MB/s156th74.2 MB/s149th24.1 MB/s94th295 MB/s102nd105 MB/s159th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $110
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/s94th200 MB/s143rd268 MB/s139th35.2 MB/s36th112 MB/s70th22.7 MB/s99th215 MB/s142nd203 MB/s125th
Samsung 830 128GB $109
The 128GB Samsung 830 is nearly two and a half years old which puts it at a significant disadvantage to more recent models. With peak and average sequential read/wri...
509 MB/s105th318 MB/s102nd386 MB/s79th23.4 MB/s158th63.1 MB/s157th19.9 MB/s118th289 MB/s112th83.4 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/s138th33 MB/s63rd102 MB/s115th4.81 MB/s161st224 MB/s139th193 MB/s130th
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/s94th140 MB/s156th210 MB/s153rd33.8 MB/s48th111 MB/s76th18.5 MB/s122nd193 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...
502 MB/s120th268 MB/s121st348 MB/s101st23.6 MB/s157th108 MB/s90th6.94 MB/s160th181 MB/s151st220 MB/s116th
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/s116th419 MB/s59th453 MB/s53rd31.4 MB/s90th92.8 MB/s121st37.3 MB/s26th290 MB/s109th267 MB/s85th
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/s50th271 MB/s120th340 MB/s107th33.5 MB/s53rd117 MB/s46th20.7 MB/s113th295 MB/s102nd254 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...
497 MB/s132nd481 MB/s31st437 MB/s61st34.3 MB/s43rd135 MB/s3rd36.4 MB/s30th339 MB/s60th323 MB/s38th
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...
502 MB/s120th194 MB/s144th280 MB/s129th29.3 MB/s116th106 MB/s100th9.51 MB/s158th270 MB/s129th161 MB/s144th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $116
The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds ...
512 MB/s94th151 MB/s152nd222 MB/s149th33.5 MB/s53rd112 MB/s70th19.4 MB/s119th185 MB/s149th148 MB/s149th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $198
1,522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 46GB free
500 MB/s127th267 MB/s122nd273 MB/s132nd29.7 MB/s110th56.3 MB/s160th7.55 MB/s159th324 MB/s76th153 MB/s145th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
7,640 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 43GB free
507 MB/s112th134 MB/s160th194 MB/s156th30.1 MB/s105th104 MB/s108th10.6 MB/s150th332 MB/s70th127 MB/s156th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
511 MB/s97th148 MB/s154th217 MB/s150th32.5 MB/s72nd105 MB/s105th19.3 MB/s120th182 MB/s150th150 MB/s147th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $199
The OCZ Agility 3.0 has a relatively weak performance profile to say the least, it is actually one of the worst drives we have seen to date. With a real world score ...
213 MB/s159th184 MB/s147th168 MB/s158th26.5 MB/s153rd116 MB/s50th16.9 MB/s128th181 MB/s151st191 MB/s131st
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
1,104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 27GB free
502 MB/s120th212 MB/s139th293 MB/s127th32.7 MB/s69th78.5 MB/s141st33.1 MB/s45th286 MB/s117th211 MB/s120th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $163
88 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
514 MB/s84th204 MB/s141st282 MB/s128th30.3 MB/s104th104 MB/s108th18.9 MB/s121st289 MB/s112th209 MB/s122nd
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $164
2,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 20GB free
470 MB/s148th325 MB/s101st308 MB/s123rd34.8 MB/s41st83.1 MB/s136th20.5 MB/s115th305 MB/s92nd210 MB/s121st
Corsair Force 3 240GB $232
The Corsair Force 3 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen to date. Its real world speed rating of 305.7 MB/s puts it just above the bottom of the pack. Looking at...
213 MB/s159th184 MB/s147th160 MB/s159th26.2 MB/s154th113 MB/s61st16.5 MB/s130th180 MB/s153rd187 MB/s133rd
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
7,366 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 217GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 64GB free
203 MB/s161st122 MB/s161st146 MB/s160th26.8 MB/s151st105 MB/s105th15.5 MB/s136th162 MB/s156th127 MB/s156th
OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB $471
The RevoDrive 3 X2 has an unbalanced performance profile that won't suit the majority of desktop users. Despite demonstrating a record breaking sequential read speed...
728 MB/s1st294 MB/s107th-27.6 MB/s140th66 MB/s151st-295 MB/s104th275 MB/s83rd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,962 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 6GB free
202 MB/s162nd117 MB/s162nd135 MB/s161st26.9 MB/s149th104 MB/s108th15.2 MB/s138th136 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...
262 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th173 MB/s157th21.4 MB/s162nd42 MB/s161st16.4 MB/s131st153 MB/s157th65.7 MB/s162nd
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