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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 Pro 512GB $195
11,979 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 409GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 366GB free
102 %1st503 MB/s5th445 MB/s17th33.1 MB/s7th90 MB/s2nd$195117th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $395
2,884 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 849GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 953GB free
100 %2nd508 MB/s1st455 MB/s10th32.1 MB/s9th86.7 MB/s8th$395159th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
15,882 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 494GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 193GB free
98.6 %3rd500 MB/s10th396 MB/s41st38.9 MB/s2nd80.6 MB/s35th$300149th
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...
98.4 %4th498 MB/s16th436 MB/s26th32.6 MB/s8th89.8 MB/s3rd$12066th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $155
86,122 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 407GB free
97.3 %5th498 MB/s16th391 MB/s49th39.1 MB/s1st79.4 MB/s41st$15591st
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...
95.4 %6th497 MB/s25th395 MB/s42nd38.3 MB/s3rd77.8 MB/s51st$8326th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $320
986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 348GB free
94.9 %7th493 MB/s44th458 MB/s8th29.3 MB/s14th83.4 MB/s23rd$320153rd
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...
94.9 %8th494 MB/s41st460 MB/s4th23.9 MB/s100th91.6 MB/s1st$240136th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $73
21,471 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 20GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 40GB free
94.5 %9th495 MB/s35th392 MB/s46th38.2 MB/s4th78 MB/s49th$7313th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $170
4,218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 97GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 3GB free
92.5 %10th498 MB/s16th393 MB/s45th31.7 MB/s10th87.7 MB/s6th$170101st
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...
91.5 %11th497 MB/s25th451 MB/s13th25.8 MB/s56th83.9 MB/s21st$15289th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
89.9 %12th485 MB/s59th454 MB/s11th23.9 MB/s100th86.3 MB/s10th$191114th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
89.8 %13th477 MB/s87th420 MB/s28th28.2 MB/s20th64.4 MB/s116th$190113th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,484 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 277GB free
89.6 %14th491 MB/s49th441 MB/s22nd28.6 MB/s18th79.3 MB/s43rd$209125th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
225 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
89.4 %15th497 MB/s25th416 MB/s29th25.4 MB/s68th81.8 MB/s26th$165100th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
254 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
89.1 %16th481 MB/s72nd447 MB/s15th24.3 MB/s92nd84.7 MB/s15th$195117th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,075 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 255GB free
88.9 %17th498 MB/s16th412 MB/s31st25.4 MB/s68th79.4 MB/s41st$170101st
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...
88.7 %18th485 MB/s59th443 MB/s21st21.6 MB/s138th83.7 MB/s22nd$246139th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
5,917 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 287GB free
88.6 %19th484 MB/s62nd447 MB/s15th25.3 MB/s70th85.4 MB/s14th$200122nd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $440
458 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
88.2 %20th483 MB/s64th439 MB/s24th28 MB/s22nd73.9 MB/s71st$440161st
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
87.8 %21st504 MB/s4th462 MB/s2nd30.2 MB/s12th78.6 MB/s46th$15188th
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...
87.6 %22nd454 MB/s131st399 MB/s39th26.9 MB/s34th89.3 MB/s5th$400160th
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...
86.8 %23rd474 MB/s91st437 MB/s25th21.2 MB/s141st81.6 MB/s27th$203123rd
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
86.6 %24th502 MB/s7th334 MB/s69th28.1 MB/s21st78.5 MB/s47th$11061st
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...
86.5 %25th474 MB/s91st458 MB/s8th22.4 MB/s129th84.2 MB/s18th$177105th
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
61 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
86.4 %26th505 MB/s3rd472 MB/s1st26 MB/s52nd81.1 MB/s29th$289148th
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...
86.2 %27th482 MB/s68th462 MB/s2nd21.8 MB/s135th80.3 MB/s37th$16095th
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...
86.1 %28th474 MB/s91st459 MB/s7th23 MB/s117th81 MB/s31st$11060th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
85.9 %29th495 MB/s35th392 MB/s46th22.3 MB/s130th89.8 MB/s3rd$8933rd
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...
85.5 %30th500 MB/s10th357 MB/s64th25.6 MB/s64th80.7 MB/s33rd$11562nd
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 ...
85.5 %31st479 MB/s78th414 MB/s30th28.4 MB/s19th73.4 MB/s72nd$10555th
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...
85.3 %32nd477 MB/s87th440 MB/s23rd18.8 MB/s155th80 MB/s38th$206124th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
85.2 %33rd488 MB/s50th408 MB/s33rd23 MB/s117th72.9 MB/s77th$181108th
Crucial M550 128GB $95
665 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 14GB free
85.2 %34th497 MB/s25th341 MB/s68th26.3 MB/s44th86.6 MB/s9th$9542nd
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...
84.4 %35th479 MB/s78th403 MB/s37th26.6 MB/s39th59.8 MB/s129th$10047th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 146GB free
84.3 %36th501 MB/s9th460 MB/s4th25.9 MB/s55th74 MB/s68th$16096th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $68
261 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
84.3 %37th482 MB/s68th376 MB/s56th31.6 MB/s11th72.1 MB/s84th$689th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
84.2 %38th473 MB/s95th391 MB/s49th21.9 MB/s134th78.4 MB/s48th$320154th
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...
84 %39th495 MB/s35th403 MB/s37th21.1 MB/s142nd82 MB/s25th$265142nd
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 41GB free
84 %40th499 MB/s14th425 MB/s27th29.1 MB/s15th76 MB/s59th$170103rd
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...
83.8 %41st499 MB/s14th452 MB/s12th25.7 MB/s61st77.1 MB/s53rd$12066th
HyperX Savage 960GB $355
172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
83.4 %42nd498 MB/s16th460 MB/s4th24.9 MB/s76th72 MB/s85th$355158th
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...
83.4 %43rd507 MB/s2nd369 MB/s58th27.1 MB/s33rd71.7 MB/s87th$15692nd
Plextor M6S 256GB $142
386 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
83.3 %44th453 MB/s132nd394 MB/s44th27.9 MB/s23rd62.7 MB/s120th$14280th
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...
83.3 %45th471 MB/s99th395 MB/s42nd25.1 MB/s74th61.9 MB/s123rd$348156th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
93 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 103GB free
82.9 %46th484 MB/s62nd406 MB/s34th23.7 MB/s107th84.6 MB/s17th$9238th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
479 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 65GB free
82.7 %47th488 MB/s50th412 MB/s31st23.6 MB/s109th85.8 MB/s12th$678th
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...
82.5 %48th488 MB/s50th348 MB/s66th28.7 MB/s17th77.6 MB/s52nd$188111th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
82.4 %49th500 MB/s10th445 MB/s17th26.4 MB/s42nd73.4 MB/s72nd$7517th
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...
82.3 %50th483 MB/s64th378 MB/s55th21.3 MB/s140th69.8 MB/s93rd$9945th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
82.2 %51st432 MB/s141st399 MB/s39th22.9 MB/s121st80 MB/s38th$188112th
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...
82 %52nd475 MB/s89th387 MB/s52nd23.4 MB/s113th72.9 MB/s77th$215127th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
238 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
82 %53rd479 MB/s78th392 MB/s46th23.1 MB/s115th84.2 MB/s18th$8831st
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
350 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
81.9 %54th481 MB/s72nd366 MB/s60th21.4 MB/s139th81.5 MB/s28th$15083rd
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...
81.8 %55th487 MB/s55th276 MB/s100th29.9 MB/s13th86.1 MB/s11th$196119th
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 ...
81.8 %56th474 MB/s91st374 MB/s57th20.2 MB/s145th66.4 MB/s105th$225131st
Patriot Ignite 480GB $180
111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 328GB free
81.7 %57th497 MB/s25th445 MB/s17th24.6 MB/s82nd72.4 MB/s82nd$180107th
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...
81.6 %58th450 MB/s136th366 MB/s60th27.9 MB/s23rd80.7 MB/s33rd$10556th
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...
81.4 %59th493 MB/s44th321 MB/s78th25.8 MB/s56th85.7 MB/s13th$11663rd
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
39 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
81.4 %60th497 MB/s25th451 MB/s13th24.4 MB/s90th64.9 MB/s113th$195116th
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...
81.4 %61st429 MB/s145th354 MB/s65th24.4 MB/s90th87.5 MB/s7th$15082nd
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...
80.8 %62nd495 MB/s35th293 MB/s96th24.5 MB/s86th81.1 MB/s29th$10050th
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...
80.2 %63rd432 MB/s141st404 MB/s35th22.1 MB/s131st79.5 MB/s40th$13071st
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $100
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 166GB free
80.2 %64th480 MB/s76th404 MB/s35th23.5 MB/s110th71.4 MB/s89th$10047th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
837 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 7GB free
79.9 %65th465 MB/s116th315 MB/s85th27.9 MB/s23rd64.8 MB/s114th$8629th
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...
79.5 %66th468 MB/s108th367 MB/s59th22.9 MB/s121st69.8 MB/s93rd$245138th
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...
79.5 %67th485 MB/s59th319 MB/s81st36.4 MB/s6th57.9 MB/s132nd$13977th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
367 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
79.3 %68th502 MB/s7th383 MB/s53rd26 MB/s52nd74.3 MB/s65th$8020th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $350
40 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 846GB free
79 %69th494 MB/s41st444 MB/s20th22.9 MB/s121st62.5 MB/s121st$350157th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $270
35 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 451GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
78.8 %70th498 MB/s16th323 MB/s75th27.2 MB/s30th59.9 MB/s126th$270144th
PNY CS2211 240GB $103
425 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
78.7 %71st500 MB/s10th383 MB/s53rd25.6 MB/s64th74 MB/s68th$10354th
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...
78.3 %72nd471 MB/s99th314 MB/s86th36.6 MB/s5th58.4 MB/s131st$12970th
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...
78.3 %73rd486 MB/s58th300 MB/s93rd28.9 MB/s16th77 MB/s54th$13073rd
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...
77.8 %74th478 MB/s85th302 MB/s91st27.3 MB/s29th60 MB/s125th$13072nd
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...
77.7 %75th481 MB/s72nd390 MB/s51st23.7 MB/s107th46.8 MB/s151st$240135th
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...
77.4 %76th487 MB/s55th289 MB/s97th23.4 MB/s113th74.5 MB/s64th$10151st
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,671 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 91GB free
77 %77th494 MB/s41st342 MB/s67th25.6 MB/s64th78 MB/s49th$8020th
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...
76.9 %78th488 MB/s50th322 MB/s77th23.5 MB/s110th69.5 MB/s96th$14581st
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...
76.9 %79th488 MB/s50th318 MB/s82nd23.8 MB/s103rd74.2 MB/s66th$9035th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 84GB free
76.6 %80th432 MB/s141st362 MB/s62nd22.8 MB/s125th82.5 MB/s24th$8224th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 416GB free
75.3 %81st464 MB/s119th360 MB/s63rd24.7 MB/s79th66.2 MB/s106th$329155th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $160
636 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 343GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 47GB free
74 %82nd498 MB/s16th320 MB/s79th26.5 MB/s40th55.7 MB/s134th$16096th
Crucial MX200 500GB $210
2,721 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 89GB free
73.9 %83rd487 MB/s55th320 MB/s79th24.9 MB/s76th65.6 MB/s108th$210126th
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 ...
73 %84th442 MB/s138th259 MB/s105th27.5 MB/s28th76.2 MB/s57th$13073rd
Crucial MX300 750GB $258
3,352 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 400GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 274GB free
72.9 %85th465 MB/s116th312 MB/s87th23.1 MB/s115th63 MB/s119th$258140th
Crucial MX300 1TB $280
1,250 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 266GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 908GB free
72.6 %86th463 MB/s122nd318 MB/s82nd22.7 MB/s126th59.3 MB/s130th$280146th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
979 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 21GB free
72.6 %87th498 MB/s16th182 MB/s136th25.8 MB/s56th79.1 MB/s44th$7011th
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...
72.4 %88th478 MB/s85th263 MB/s103rd21.8 MB/s135th74.2 MB/s66th$15087th
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...
72.1 %89th----$471162nd
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $94
1,945 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 12GB free
72 %90th492 MB/s48th301 MB/s92nd26.5 MB/s40th53.5 MB/s137th$9441st
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% ...
71.9 %91st503 MB/s5th179 MB/s137th25.7 MB/s61st84.7 MB/s15th$7414th
Crucial MX300 525GB $150
9,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 150GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 211GB free
71.5 %92nd463 MB/s122nd312 MB/s87th22.9 MB/s121st59.9 MB/s126th$15083rd
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...
70.8 %93rd468 MB/s108th261 MB/s104th18.3 MB/s159th80.8 MB/s32nd$8022nd
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $280
470 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 587GB free
70.7 %94th496 MB/s32nd334 MB/s69th25.7 MB/s61st53 MB/s140th$280146th
PNY CS1311 960GB $300
376 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 174GB free
70.6 %95th495 MB/s35th331 MB/s72nd27.2 MB/s30th52.9 MB/s141st$300150th
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 ...
70.3 %96th479 MB/s78th248 MB/s106th22 MB/s132nd64.4 MB/s116th$9137th
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...
70.3 %97th404 MB/s152nd307 MB/s90th25.8 MB/s56th68.9 MB/s98th$10047th
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...
70.2 %98th479 MB/s78th223 MB/s123rd26.1 MB/s49th76.6 MB/s56th$182109th
PNY CS1311 480GB $150
1,986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 241GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 56GB free
70.1 %99th497 MB/s25th331 MB/s72nd26.8 MB/s36th53.7 MB/s136th$15083rd
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 ...
69.7 %100th483 MB/s64th226 MB/s120th25.8 MB/s56th75.9 MB/s60th$13676th
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...
69.6 %101st481 MB/s72nd227 MB/s117th25.2 MB/s72nd76.1 MB/s58th$266143rd
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...
69.4 %102nd472 MB/s97th236 MB/s113th25.1 MB/s74th78.7 MB/s45th$13375th
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...
69 %103rd466 MB/s112th298 MB/s94th23 MB/s117th59.9 MB/s126th$9440th
Plextor M5S 128GB $93
1,173 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 20GB free
68.9 %104th469 MB/s106th205 MB/s129th26.1 MB/s49th56 MB/s133rd$9339th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
2,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 191GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 41GB free
68.7 %105th496 MB/s32nd333 MB/s71st24.7 MB/s79th50.1 MB/s146th$15893rd
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
3,648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 150GB free
68.4 %106th498 MB/s16th329 MB/s74th24.7 MB/s79th50.8 MB/s144th$606th
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...
68.3 %107th479 MB/s78th231 MB/s116th26.2 MB/s47th65.7 MB/s107th$15083rd
PNY CS1311 240GB $90
5,568 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 26GB free
68.1 %108th493 MB/s44th323 MB/s75th25.6 MB/s64th53.2 MB/s138th$9035th
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...
68.1 %109th471 MB/s99th226 MB/s120th24.8 MB/s78th75.2 MB/s63rd$216128th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $142
9,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 16GB free
67.9 %110th465 MB/s116th277 MB/s99th27.2 MB/s30th50.7 MB/s145th$14278th
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...
67.6 %111th469 MB/s106th227 MB/s117th24.5 MB/s86th71.9 MB/s86th$16098th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $230
4,628 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 361GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 681GB free
67.4 %112th464 MB/s119th265 MB/s102nd26.9 MB/s34th50 MB/s147th$230132nd
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...
67.3 %113th479 MB/s78th316 MB/s84th18.8 MB/s155th51.4 MB/s142nd$261141st
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 ...
67 %114th483 MB/s64th149 MB/s146th24.3 MB/s92nd75.9 MB/s60th$7414th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
761 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 22GB free
66.8 %115th496 MB/s32nd312 MB/s87th23.8 MB/s103rd48.9 MB/s149th$501st
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...
66.8 %116th470 MB/s103rd206 MB/s128th25.3 MB/s70th71.7 MB/s87th$179106th
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...
66.4 %117th462 MB/s124th215 MB/s125th24.6 MB/s82nd72.7 MB/s80th$14279th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $55
1,427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 95GB free
66.2 %118th495 MB/s35th227 MB/s117th26.4 MB/s42nd55 MB/s135th$552nd
Crucial BX200 960GB $272
202 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 381GB free
66.1 %119th468 MB/s108th237 MB/s112th26.3 MB/s44th46.1 MB/s153rd$272145th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
841 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 117GB free
66 %120th482 MB/s68th280 MB/s98th20.5 MB/s144th67.7 MB/s103rd$9644th
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...
65.6 %121st453 MB/s132nd245 MB/s108th27.7 MB/s27th51 MB/s143rd$8527th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
6,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 21GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 77GB free
65.4 %122nd473 MB/s95th241 MB/s110th26.8 MB/s36th45.1 MB/s156th$7414th
Crucial BX200 480GB $172
1,404 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 88GB free
65.3 %123rd471 MB/s99th238 MB/s111th26.3 MB/s44th45.4 MB/s155th$172104th
PNY CS1311 120GB $58
3,466 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 7GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 95GB free
64.9 %124th493 MB/s44th294 MB/s95th24.3 MB/s92nd49.8 MB/s148th$583rd
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...
64.2 %125th405 MB/s151st213 MB/s126th26.2 MB/s47th69.5 MB/s96th$8018th
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...
64 %126th301 MB/s156th269 MB/s101st17.2 MB/s160th84 MB/s20th$218129th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $159
1,508 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 312GB free
63.8 %127th470 MB/s103rd235 MB/s114th25.2 MB/s72nd44.8 MB/s157th$15994th
Crucial BX200 240GB $99
6,812 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 23GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 99GB free
63.7 %128th466 MB/s112th233 MB/s115th26 MB/s52nd43.5 MB/s158th$9946th
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...
63.2 %129th480 MB/s76th134 MB/s149th21.7 MB/s137th76.7 MB/s55th$6910th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
609 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 10GB free
62.6 %130th461 MB/s125th176 MB/s138th24.2 MB/s97th72.4 MB/s82nd$10252nd
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...
62.6 %131st470 MB/s103rd143 MB/s147th27.9 MB/s23rd74 MB/s68th$8528th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
293 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
62.5 %132nd406 MB/s150th208 MB/s127th24.6 MB/s82nd62.1 MB/s122nd$8018th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $60
6,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 60GB free
62.3 %133rd472 MB/s97th201 MB/s131st26.1 MB/s49th45.6 MB/s154th$604th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
165 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 797GB free
62.2 %134th423 MB/s148th242 MB/s109th23 MB/s117th46.8 MB/s151st$300150th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $240
95 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 27GB free
62 %135th461 MB/s125th171 MB/s140th23.8 MB/s103rd68.6 MB/s101st$240137th
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...
61.9 %136th457 MB/s129th167 MB/s141st24.6 MB/s82nd72.8 MB/s79th$12669th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $164
2,840 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 67GB free
61 %137th426 MB/s146th198 MB/s132nd26.7 MB/s38th53.2 MB/s138th$16499th
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...
60.7 %138th482 MB/s68th173 MB/s139th23.5 MB/s110th68.8 MB/s99th$193115th
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...
60.1 %139th452 MB/s134th167 MB/s141st24.3 MB/s92nd64.5 MB/s115th$200121st
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...
59.6 %140th475 MB/s89th226 MB/s120th18.7 MB/s158th47.5 MB/s150th$10958th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $72
1,522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 80GB free
59.2 %141st466 MB/s112th141 MB/s148th24.1 MB/s98th73.1 MB/s74th$7212th
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...
59 %142nd442 MB/s138th195 MB/s133rd19.3 MB/s150th72.7 MB/s80th$9034th
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 ...
58.2 %143rd456 MB/s130th130 MB/s151st24.5 MB/s86th73.1 MB/s74th$11663rd
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...
58 %144th466 MB/s112th248 MB/s106th18.8 MB/s155th67.2 MB/s104th$218129th
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...
57.6 %145th412 MB/s149th192 MB/s134th19.1 MB/s154th70.8 MB/s91st$9542nd
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 ...
57.5 %146th461 MB/s125th122 MB/s153rd23.9 MB/s100th71 MB/s90th$8932nd
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
126 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
56.9 %147th451 MB/s135th128 MB/s152nd24.5 MB/s86th65.2 MB/s110th$12068th
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...
56.8 %148th460 MB/s128th120 MB/s154th24 MB/s99th69.8 MB/s93rd$8730th
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...
55.9 %149th468 MB/s108th188 MB/s135th22.5 MB/s127th65.5 MB/s109th$11663rd
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...
55.3 %150th442 MB/s138th116 MB/s155th22 MB/s132nd80.6 MB/s35th$647th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
8,894 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 4GB free
53.2 %151st450 MB/s136th103 MB/s159th23.8 MB/s103rd64.4 MB/s116th$10957th
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...
52.8 %152nd343 MB/s154th204 MB/s130th24.3 MB/s92nd60.4 MB/s124th$188110th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,693 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 446GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 106GB free
51.9 %153rd430 MB/s144th222 MB/s124th20.9 MB/s143rd16.5 MB/s161st$15590th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
145 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 34GB free
51.1 %154th426 MB/s146th113 MB/s156th19.8 MB/s147th73.1 MB/s74th$8325th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
1,819 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 198GB free
50.7 %155th464 MB/s119th154 MB/s145th22.5 MB/s127th36.5 MB/s159th$308152nd
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...
49.4 %156th366 MB/s153rd112 MB/s157th19.3 MB/s150th75.7 MB/s62nd$8223rd
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...
47.9 %157th341 MB/s155th110 MB/s158th19.9 MB/s146th68.8 MB/s99th$604th
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 ...
47 %158th192 MB/s158th163 MB/s143rd19.8 MB/s147th70.4 MB/s92nd$199120th
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...
45.7 %159th190 MB/s159th160 MB/s144th19.2 MB/s152nd67.8 MB/s102nd$232133rd
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
5,325 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 29GB free
39.8 %160th183 MB/s160th99 MB/s161st19.4 MB/s149th65 MB/s112th$10958th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
9,276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 84GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 112GB free
39.5 %161st180 MB/s161st102 MB/s160th19.2 MB/s152nd65.1 MB/s111th$10253rd
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...
38.8 %162nd246 MB/s157th131 MB/s150th16.9 MB/s161st32.1 MB/s160th$234134th
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