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 February 2017 SSD Rankings

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?

SATA and PCIe are both transfer interfaces whereas NVMe is a transfer protocol which runs on top of an interface... 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 101 73.6 38.9 506 462 181 476 307 100 38.3 24.8 17.1 91.4 69.3 16.7 471 153 40
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $124
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...
101 %1st504 MB/s3rd451 MB/s13th32.7 MB/s7th90.5 MB/s3rd$12477th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $209
7,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 267GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 169GB free
101 %2nd506 MB/s1st453 MB/s8th32.1 MB/s8th87.9 MB/s5th$209126th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $400
2,253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 645GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 200GB free
99.1 %3rd501 MB/s5th452 MB/s9th30.9 MB/s11th82.9 MB/s18th$400161st
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
53,886 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 198GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 252GB free
96.8 %4th495 MB/s20th389 MB/s48th38.3 MB/s1st78.9 MB/s39th$169105th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
7,326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 597GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 275GB free
96.1 %5th494 MB/s26th392 MB/s45th38 MB/s3rd79.5 MB/s36th$300152nd
Intel 730 Series 480GB $255
717 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 382GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 189GB free
95.4 %6th491 MB/s36th456 MB/s6th29.8 MB/s13th85.7 MB/s11th$255144th
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
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...
94.6 %7th494 MB/s26th389 MB/s48th38.1 MB/s2nd77.4 MB/s49th$9445th
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...
94.4 %8th481 MB/s59th452 MB/s9th24.1 MB/s92nd91 MB/s2nd$240139th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $69
14,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 31GB free
94.1 %9th491 MB/s36th386 MB/s51st38 MB/s3rd77.6 MB/s47th$6914th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $100
3,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 46GB free
93.7 %10th501 MB/s5th393 MB/s44th31.7 MB/s9th90 MB/s4th$10055th
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...
91.4 %11th497 MB/s14th451 MB/s13th25.9 MB/s49th87.3 MB/s7th$152100th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $146
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 413GB free
89.8 %12th499 MB/s10th418 MB/s29th25 MB/s68th82.4 MB/s22nd$14692nd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 279GB free
89.5 %13th480 MB/s64th449 MB/s18th24.5 MB/s77th86.9 MB/s8th$195119th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
204 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 411GB free
89.3 %14th481 MB/s59th452 MB/s9th23.7 MB/s103rd86.3 MB/s9th$191116th
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...
88.5 %15th486 MB/s52nd445 MB/s20th21.5 MB/s138th84.3 MB/s15th$246143rd
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 15GB free
88.3 %16th502 MB/s4th335 MB/s70th28.5 MB/s18th80.7 MB/s31st$11067th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
88.3 %17th506 MB/s1st476 MB/s1st30.1 MB/s12th78.6 MB/s41st$15199th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,079 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 325GB free
88.2 %18th484 MB/s55th441 MB/s22nd27.8 MB/s24th76.8 MB/s52nd$219131st
Plextor M6S 512GB $195
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 269GB free
88 %19th482 MB/s58th423 MB/s28th27.6 MB/s26th64.5 MB/s111th$195118th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $244
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...
87.8 %20th491 MB/s36th400 MB/s39th23.7 MB/s103rd84.8 MB/s13th$244140th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $400
313 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
87.6 %21st479 MB/s70th436 MB/s23rd28.1 MB/s20th73.5 MB/s72nd$400159th
Crucial BX100 500GB $150
1,452 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 374GB free
87.4 %22nd495 MB/s20th410 MB/s31st24.5 MB/s77th78.6 MB/s41st$15094th
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...
87.1 %23rd452 MB/s134th399 MB/s40th26.2 MB/s42nd87.4 MB/s6th$400159th
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...
86.6 %24th483 MB/s56th464 MB/s2nd21.7 MB/s136th82.5 MB/s20th$13079th
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...
86.6 %25th473 MB/s88th436 MB/s23rd21 MB/s142nd79.9 MB/s35th$203124th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
4,271 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 102GB free
86.3 %26th479 MB/s70th447 MB/s19th24.3 MB/s84th81.4 MB/s26th$200123rd
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
502 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
85.5 %27th492 MB/s34th394 MB/s43rd22 MB/s132nd86.3 MB/s9th$8938th
Crucial BX100 250GB $116
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...
85.3 %28th500 MB/s8th356 MB/s64th25.4 MB/s58th82.7 MB/s19th$11674th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
291 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 297GB free
84.9 %29th488 MB/s46th408 MB/s32nd22.8 MB/s118th72.7 MB/s76th$181113th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $113
The AMD Radeon R7 SSD is manufactured by OCZ (Toshiba). The release of the R7 is in line with OCZ's approximate six-monthly release cycle. Apart from newer NAND memo...
84.7 %30th470 MB/s95th452 MB/s9th22.2 MB/s128th78.2 MB/s45th$11369th
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 ...
84.6 %31st481 MB/s59th417 MB/s30th27.9 MB/s22nd75.4 MB/s59th$10558th
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...
84.5 %32nd479 MB/s70th403 MB/s35th26.8 MB/s33rd60.4 MB/s126th$10054th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
84.4 %33rd495 MB/s20th436 MB/s23rd28.9 MB/s15th75.9 MB/s58th$170106th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
244 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 386GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 184GB free
84.1 %34th497 MB/s14th462 MB/s3rd25.6 MB/s53rd73.5 MB/s72nd$160103rd
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...
84 %35th466 MB/s106th450 MB/s16th21.9 MB/s133rd80.1 MB/s34th$177108th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
47 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 206GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 943GB free
83.7 %36th470 MB/s95th385 MB/s52nd21.7 MB/s136th79 MB/s38th$320156th
HyperX Savage 960GB $315
90 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 341GB free
83.6 %37th495 MB/s20th462 MB/s3rd25.1 MB/s66th70.5 MB/s87th$315155th
Plextor M6S 256GB $106
280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
83.5 %38th453 MB/s131st398 MB/s41st27.8 MB/s24th63.1 MB/s120th$10660th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $63
155 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 58GB free
83.4 %39th478 MB/s76th376 MB/s55th31.2 MB/s10th70.6 MB/s86th$6310th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 894GB free
83.1 %40th496 MB/s18th459 MB/s5th24.7 MB/s74th76.6 MB/s54th$290151st
HyperX Savage 240GB $103
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...
83.1 %41st488 MB/s46th444 MB/s21st25.4 MB/s58th78.4 MB/s44th$10357th
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...
82.9 %42nd468 MB/s101st430 MB/s27th18.4 MB/s157th75.3 MB/s61st$206125th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 421GB free
82.7 %43rd431 MB/s142nd401 MB/s37th22.9 MB/s114th80.9 MB/s29th$180112th
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...
82.7 %44th468 MB/s101st396 MB/s42nd24.4 MB/s83rd60.3 MB/s127th$348158th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 11GB free
82.6 %45th489 MB/s44th337 MB/s68th25.6 MB/s53rd82.5 MB/s20th$9850th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
82.6 %46th499 MB/s10th450 MB/s16th26.4 MB/s37th74.1 MB/s67th$9546th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $224
The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '1...
82.5 %47th483 MB/s56th343 MB/s67th28.9 MB/s15th77.4 MB/s49th$224133rd
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...
82.4 %48th426 MB/s144th355 MB/s65th24.2 MB/s89th91.4 MB/s1st$15094th
HyperX Savage 480GB $173
28 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
82.1 %49th494 MB/s26th456 MB/s6th24.3 MB/s84th68.3 MB/s96th$173107th
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...
81.9 %50th451 MB/s135th372 MB/s58th27.9 MB/s22nd80.4 MB/s32nd$10559th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
60 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
81.9 %51st474 MB/s86th406 MB/s33rd23.3 MB/s111th84.6 MB/s14th$9243rd
Crucial MX200 250GB $84
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...
81.9 %52nd501 MB/s5th363 MB/s62nd26.4 MB/s37th70.3 MB/s88th$8431st
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 %53rd477 MB/s81st382 MB/s54th20.2 MB/s145th64.8 MB/s109th$225134th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $85
162 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
81.7 %54th477 MB/s81st392 MB/s45th22.9 MB/s114th83.7 MB/s17th$8532nd
Patriot Ignite 960GB $345
24 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
81.7 %55th497 MB/s14th451 MB/s13th23.1 MB/s113th67 MB/s101st$345157th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
81.7 %56th480 MB/s64th365 MB/s60th21.4 MB/s139th81 MB/s28th$15096th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $86
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...
81.5 %57th434 MB/s141st404 MB/s34th22.3 MB/s126th81.9 MB/s25th$8636th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $112
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...
81.4 %58th481 MB/s59th374 MB/s56th21 MB/s142nd68 MB/s98th$11268th
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...
81.2 %59th495 MB/s20th322 MB/s77th25.6 MB/s53rd83.8 MB/s16th$11671st
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $85
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...
80.5 %60th493 MB/s32nd292 MB/s95th24.3 MB/s84th80.8 MB/s30th$8532nd
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 152GB free
80.3 %61st478 MB/s76th403 MB/s35th23.9 MB/s97th71.5 MB/s83rd$9344th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
80.2 %62nd494 MB/s26th436 MB/s23rd24.1 MB/s92nd71.8 MB/s81st$179110th
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...
80.1 %63rd472 MB/s90th374 MB/s56th22.7 MB/s120th69.6 MB/s91st$215127th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $109
212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 59GB free
80 %64th500 MB/s8th383 MB/s53rd26 MB/s47th74.8 MB/s64th$10963rd
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...
79.8 %65th480 MB/s64th272 MB/s98th29 MB/s14th82.2 MB/s23rd$196120th
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...
79.8 %66th470 MB/s95th370 MB/s59th22.7 MB/s120th69.8 MB/s90th$245141st
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
598 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
79.4 %67th463 MB/s112th316 MB/s83rd28.1 MB/s20th63.5 MB/s118th$8634th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 43GB free
78.9 %68th475 MB/s84th401 MB/s37th22.3 MB/s126th76.2 MB/s57th$7016th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $100
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...
78.6 %69th472 MB/s90th314 MB/s85th36.7 MB/s5th58.3 MB/s131st$10053rd
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $180
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...
78.5 %70th479 MB/s70th317 MB/s81st35.3 MB/s6th55.5 MB/s134th$180111th
PNY CS2211 240GB $90
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 12GB free
78.2 %71st499 MB/s10th392 MB/s45th24.9 MB/s71st72.8 MB/s75th$9039th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $86
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...
78.1 %72nd487 MB/s50th289 MB/s96th23.7 MB/s103rd78.2 MB/s45th$8635th
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 %73rd474 MB/s86th301 MB/s91st27.2 MB/s30th59.6 MB/s128th$13078th
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...
77.8 %74th485 MB/s53rd295 MB/s93rd28.8 MB/s17th76.3 MB/s55th$13082nd
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $83
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...
77.4 %75th487 MB/s50th323 MB/s75th23.8 MB/s100th73.8 MB/s71st$8330th
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...
77.2 %76th479 MB/s70th389 MB/s48th23.6 MB/s108th46.5 MB/s152nd$240138th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 40GB free
76.7 %77th429 MB/s143rd362 MB/s63rd22.6 MB/s123rd81.3 MB/s27th$6812th
HyperX Savage 120GB $95
934 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 92GB free
76.6 %78th495 MB/s20th346 MB/s66th25.2 MB/s62nd75.3 MB/s61st$9549th
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...
75.9 %79th485 MB/s53rd320 MB/s79th22.9 MB/s114th66.9 MB/s102nd$14591st
Crucial MX200 500GB $159
1,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 130GB free
75.4 %80th488 MB/s46th336 MB/s69th24.7 MB/s74th67.2 MB/s100th$159102nd
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $142
167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 418GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 452GB free
74.5 %81st490 MB/s40th316 MB/s83rd27 MB/s32nd57.4 MB/s132nd$14290th
Crucial MX200 1TB $310
383 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 407GB free
74.4 %82nd456 MB/s127th364 MB/s61st23.9 MB/s97th66.1 MB/s106th$310154th
Crucial MX300 750GB $235
1,611 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 687GB free
73.2 %83rd461 MB/s116th312 MB/s86th22.9 MB/s114th64.3 MB/s112th$235137th
Crucial MX300 1TB $280
346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 562GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 295GB free
73 %84th462 MB/s114th317 MB/s81st22.2 MB/s128th61.2 MB/s123rd$280148th
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 ...
72.9 %85th440 MB/s140th263 MB/s101st27.4 MB/s27th75.4 MB/s59th$13082nd
Crucial M500 240GB $99
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 %86th480 MB/s64th262 MB/s102nd21.2 MB/s140th72.7 MB/s76th$9952nd
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $78
606 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 166GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 119GB free
72.2 %87th492 MB/s34th308 MB/s90th26.2 MB/s42nd55.4 MB/s135th$7822nd
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 %88th----$471162nd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $120
The Sandisk Ultra Plus has an above average consumer performance profile and is available at a fantastic price. It's one of the cheapest SSD's we have reviewed and w...
71.8 %89th404 MB/s152nd310 MB/s87th26 MB/s47th72.4 MB/s79th$12075th
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% ...
71.7 %90th498 MB/s13th180 MB/s137th25.2 MB/s62nd85.4 MB/s12th$7419th
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
623 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 38GB free
71.7 %91st497 MB/s14th182 MB/s136th25.2 MB/s62nd77.2 MB/s51st$598th
Crucial MX300 525GB $140
2,865 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 489GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 142GB free
71.3 %92nd457 MB/s126th310 MB/s87th22.4 MB/s125th60.7 MB/s124th$14089th
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 %93rd466 MB/s106th261 MB/s104th18.3 MB/s159th80.3 MB/s33rd$8027th
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 ...
70.5 %94th478 MB/s76th248 MB/s107th22.1 MB/s131st64.2 MB/s114th$9142nd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $138
The Intel 535 SSD was quietly released in April 2015, very few review samples were distributed and the release went largely unnoticed. The 535 sports the same basic ...
70.2 %95th480 MB/s64th227 MB/s118th26.1 MB/s44th78.7 MB/s40th$13888th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $95
The SX900 and SX910 are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Adata. The only difference between them is their warranty period: 5 years for the SX910 vs 3 years for th...
69.6 %96th468 MB/s101st237 MB/s112th25.1 MB/s66th78.6 MB/s41st$9547th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $245
212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 749GB free
69.5 %97th490 MB/s40th330 MB/s71st25 MB/s68th51.4 MB/s143rd$245141st
PNY CS1311 960GB $270
256 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 775GB free
69.4 %98th491 MB/s36th326 MB/s73rd26.5 MB/s34th52 MB/s140th$270147th
Crucial MX300 275GB $95
The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives...
69.2 %99th462 MB/s114th296 MB/s92nd22.6 MB/s123rd60.7 MB/s124th$9547th
PNY CS1311 480GB $137
933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 157GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 76GB free
69 %100th489 MB/s44th323 MB/s75th26.3 MB/s39th51.9 MB/s141st$13787th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $218
2,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 757GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 100GB free
68.8 %101st465 MB/s108th265 MB/s100th27.2 MB/s30th53.5 MB/s137th$218130th
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...
68.8 %102nd472 MB/s90th221 MB/s122nd25.3 MB/s60th72.7 MB/s76th$182115th
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...
68.7 %103rd480 MB/s64th226 MB/s119th24.9 MB/s71st74.3 MB/s66th$266146th
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...
68.5 %104th477 MB/s81st232 MB/s117th26.5 MB/s34th66.3 MB/s105th$15096th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
879 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 27GB free
68.5 %105th465 MB/s108th205 MB/s129th25.6 MB/s53rd56.2 MB/s133rd$200122nd
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $130
1,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 298GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 17GB free
68.4 %106th494 MB/s26th330 MB/s71st24.3 MB/s84th49.8 MB/s148th$13079th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $200
The 240GB Intel 335 Series SSD is four months older than the group leaders which average 13 months old. The hardware configuration consists of a Sandforce 2281 contr...
68.1 %107th469 MB/s98th225 MB/s120th25.2 MB/s62nd74.1 MB/s67th$200121st
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $300
3 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 746GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 667GB free
68 %108th496 MB/s18th262 MB/s102nd24 MB/s95th59.6 MB/s128th$300152nd
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $133
5,593 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 369GB free
67.9 %109th461 MB/s116th274 MB/s97th27.3 MB/s28th51.1 MB/s145th$13384th
PNY CS1311 240GB $75
2,813 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 174GB free
67.7 %110th488 MB/s46th322 MB/s77th24.8 MB/s73rd51.9 MB/s141st$7521st
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...
67.5 %111th473 MB/s88th320 MB/s79th18.8 MB/s153rd50.9 MB/s146th$261145th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
1,933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 127GB free
67.1 %112th493 MB/s32nd324 MB/s74th23.5 MB/s110th50.4 MB/s147th$609th
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...
66.7 %113th467 MB/s104th225 MB/s120th24 MB/s95th69.3 MB/s93rd$160104th
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...
66.5 %114th464 MB/s111th207 MB/s127th25.7 MB/s50th73.3 MB/s74th$179109th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $70
610 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 6GB free
66.4 %115th494 MB/s26th310 MB/s87th24.1 MB/s92nd49.1 MB/s149th$7015th
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
121 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 867GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 753GB free
66.4 %116th469 MB/s98th237 MB/s112th26.3 MB/s39th45.9 MB/s153rd$220132nd
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $113
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...
66.2 %117th461 MB/s116th215 MB/s125th24.5 MB/s77th71.1 MB/s85th$11370th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $55
The 128GB Transcend SSD370 proved to be a bit of a disappointment both in absolute terms and in comparison to its larger capacity 256GB sibling. The 128GB SSD370 is ...
66.1 %118th481 MB/s59th148 MB/s146th23.8 MB/s100th74 MB/s69th$555th
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...
65.9 %119th447 MB/s136th250 MB/s106th27.3 MB/s28th51.4 MB/s143rd$9039th
PNY CS1311 120GB $50
1,943 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 2GB free
65.6 %120th490 MB/s40th295 MB/s93rd24.5 MB/s77th52.4 MB/s139th$503rd
Crucial BX200 240GB $73
4,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 146GB free
65.3 %121st471 MB/s93rd240 MB/s110th26.1 MB/s44th44.6 MB/s155th$7317th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
4,233 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 62GB free
64.3 %122nd469 MB/s98th235 MB/s114th26.3 MB/s39th43.9 MB/s156th$7418th
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 %123rd405 MB/s150th211 MB/s126th25.7 MB/s50th67.4 MB/s99th$8025th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 112GB free
63.9 %124th478 MB/s76th271 MB/s99th19.4 MB/s150th64.3 MB/s112th$10661st
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $134
1,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 385GB free
63.8 %125th465 MB/s108th234 MB/s115th25 MB/s68th43.9 MB/s156th$13485th
Crucial BX200 480GB $130
961 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 225GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 189GB free
63.8 %126th463 MB/s112th234 MB/s115th25.6 MB/s53rd43.5 MB/s158th$13079th
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 %127th479 MB/s70th134 MB/s149th21.9 MB/s133rd77.6 MB/s47th$6913th
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...
63.1 %128th301 MB/s156th260 MB/s105th17.1 MB/s161st82.2 MB/s23rd$218128th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $80
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...
63 %129th471 MB/s93rd142 MB/s148th28.3 MB/s19th76.3 MB/s55th$8023rd
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
228 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 52GB free
62.5 %130th405 MB/s150th207 MB/s127th24.5 MB/s77th62.6 MB/s122nd$8025th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $90
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...
62.5 %131st454 MB/s129th169 MB/s141st25.3 MB/s60th73.9 MB/s70th$9041st
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $40
222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 24GB free
62.5 %132nd490 MB/s40th192 MB/s134th26.1 MB/s44th55 MB/s136th$401st
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $51
2,933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 17GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 61GB free
62.3 %133rd475 MB/s84th197 MB/s131st25.7 MB/s50th45.5 MB/s154th$514th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,897 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 81GB free
62.2 %134th426 MB/s144th216 MB/s124th26.5 MB/s34th52.7 MB/s138th$153101st
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
409 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
62.1 %135th460 MB/s121st178 MB/s138th23.9 MB/s97th70 MB/s89th$8024th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $280
89 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 827GB free
61.9 %136th422 MB/s148th241 MB/s109th22.8 MB/s118th47.2 MB/s151st$280149th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $287
77 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
61.4 %137th458 MB/s123rd169 MB/s141st23.6 MB/s108th66.8 MB/s103rd$287150th
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...
60.5 %138th478 MB/s76th176 MB/s139th23.2 MB/s112th68.5 MB/s95th$193117th
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...
59.7 %139th467 MB/s104th238 MB/s111th18.4 MB/s157th47.4 MB/s150th$10965th
Samsung 840 250GB $148
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...
59.6 %140th446 MB/s137th172 MB/s140th23.8 MB/s100th64 MB/s115th$14893rd
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
1,169 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 96GB free
59.6 %141st456 MB/s127th143 MB/s147th24.6 MB/s76th75 MB/s63rd$6811th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $81
In today's market the only thing the Mushkin Chronos has going for it is the fact that it is an SSD and as such considerably faster than a regular hard drive. Compar...
58.4 %142nd443 MB/s138th196 MB/s132nd19.3 MB/s151st68.8 MB/s94th$8128th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $83
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...
58.1 %143rd406 MB/s149th194 MB/s133rd20.1 MB/s147th69.4 MB/s92nd$8329th
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 ...
57.9 %144th458 MB/s123rd129 MB/s151st24.2 MB/s89th71.5 MB/s83rd$11671st
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 ...
57.4 %145th458 MB/s123rd122 MB/s153rd23.7 MB/s103rd72.2 MB/s80th$8937th
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...
57.3 %146th461 MB/s116th247 MB/s108th18.6 MB/s156th64.6 MB/s110th$218128th
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...
57 %147th461 MB/s116th120 MB/s154th24.2 MB/s89th71.6 MB/s82nd$9951st
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
89 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
56.8 %148th453 MB/s131st128 MB/s152nd24.3 MB/s84th63.9 MB/s116th$12076th
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...
55.6 %149th460 MB/s121st187 MB/s135th22.7 MB/s120th65.7 MB/s108th$11671st
HyperX Fury 120GB $55
The Kingston HyperX Fury has the same controller as its HyperX 3K sibling; the only difference between the two drives is the use of cheaper Micron 20nm NAND in the n...
55.1 %150th441 MB/s139th116 MB/s156th21.8 MB/s135th79.2 MB/s37th$555th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
6,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 71GB free
53.5 %151st454 MB/s129th106 MB/s159th23.7 MB/s103rd62.7 MB/s121st$10964th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $182
Before looking at the benchmarks for this drive it's worth noting that it is nearly three years old, a lifetime in SSD's. The Crucial C300 demonstrated a transfer s...
52.5 %152nd342 MB/s154th201 MB/s130th24.5 MB/s77th59.5 MB/s130th$182114th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $136
1,550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 348GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 138GB free
51.5 %153rd425 MB/s146th221 MB/s122nd21.1 MB/s141st16.7 MB/s161st$13686th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $74
104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
51.4 %154th423 MB/s147th112 MB/s157th20.3 MB/s144th74.6 MB/s65th$7420th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $58
The 128GB Adata Premier Pro SP900 has peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 496/166 and 175/106 MB/s. The average speeds are significantly worse than peak...
50.7 %155th367 MB/s153rd118 MB/s155th20.2 MB/s145th76.7 MB/s53rd$587th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $108
1,577 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 73GB free
50.4 %156th453 MB/s131st155 MB/s145th22.2 MB/s128th36.2 MB/s159th$10862nd
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $48
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...
46.7 %157th336 MB/s155th110 MB/s158th19.5 MB/s148th65.8 MB/s107th$482nd
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $150
The OCZ Agility 3.0 has a relatively weak performance profile to say the least, it is actually one of the worst drives we have seen to date. With a real world score ...
46 %158th191 MB/s158th162 MB/s143rd19.3 MB/s151st68.2 MB/s97th$15096th
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 %159th189 MB/s159th160 MB/s144th18.7 MB/s155th63.9 MB/s116th$232135th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 53GB free
39.9 %160th182 MB/s160th100 MB/s161st19.5 MB/s148th66.7 MB/s104th$10965th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
6,786 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 51GB free
39.2 %161st181 MB/s161st101 MB/s160th18.8 MB/s153rd63.3 MB/s119th$10256th
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...
38.9 %162nd246 MB/s157th130 MB/s150th17.2 MB/s160th32.2 MB/s160th$234136th
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