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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]

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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 101 74 39.1 509 464 179 474 308 98.5 38.8 25 17.2 93.1 69.8 16.8 471 161 51.5
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $202
10,313 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 250GB free
101 %1st507 MB/s2nd453 MB/s13th32.4 MB/s7th89.3 MB/s5th$202122nd
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $435
2,902 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 604GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 117GB free
101 %2nd509 MB/s1st454 MB/s11th32.2 MB/s9th89 MB/s6th$435161st
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...
98.6 %3rd504 MB/s5th439 MB/s23rd32.3 MB/s8th87.9 MB/s8th$12770th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $335
12,514 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% 758GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 171GB free
98.1 %4th500 MB/s13th395 MB/s43rd38.8 MB/s1st81.7 MB/s28th$335155th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
74,603 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 302GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 354GB free
97.7 %5th498 MB/s16th393 MB/s45th38.8 MB/s1st81.3 MB/s31st$165100th
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...
94.8 %6th497 MB/s21st389 MB/s49th38.1 MB/s3rd77.6 MB/s51st$9841st
Intel 730 Series 480GB $330
838 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 189GB free
94.8 %7th490 MB/s48th458 MB/s6th29.4 MB/s13th83.9 MB/s19th$330154th
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...
94.8 %8th491 MB/s46th458 MB/s6th24 MB/s99th93.1 MB/s1st$240138th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $174
3,255 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 19GB free
93.5 %9th502 MB/s8th392 MB/s46th31.7 MB/s10th88.2 MB/s7th$174104th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $94
16,741 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 73GB free
93.5 %10th491 MB/s46th388 MB/s51st37.9 MB/s4th75.6 MB/s62nd$9439th
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...
91.1 %11th495 MB/s29th451 MB/s14th25.6 MB/s60th85.1 MB/s10th$15289th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
90.1 %12th486 MB/s57th454 MB/s11th23.9 MB/s102nd86.7 MB/s9th$191114th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 187GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 318GB free
89.6 %13th489 MB/s50th440 MB/s22nd28.6 MB/s18th79.5 MB/s42nd$219130th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $159
195 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 413GB free
89.4 %14th497 MB/s21st415 MB/s30th25.2 MB/s71st82.4 MB/s26th$15995th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
23 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
89.3 %15th476 MB/s87th420 MB/s28th27.9 MB/s26th64 MB/s116th$190113th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
89.2 %16th481 MB/s69th448 MB/s17th24.4 MB/s92nd84.7 MB/s15th$195116th
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...
89.1 %17th486 MB/s57th444 MB/s20th21.6 MB/s135th84.8 MB/s13th$246140th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
1,925 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 255GB free
89 %18th497 MB/s21st413 MB/s31st25.2 MB/s71st79.7 MB/s40th$170102nd
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...
88.9 %19th456 MB/s129th404 MB/s36th27.4 MB/s30th90.5 MB/s2nd$400159th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
5,152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 477GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 101GB free
88.5 %20th487 MB/s54th450 MB/s15th25.4 MB/s63rd84.9 MB/s12th$200121st
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $420
405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 893GB free
88.5 %21st482 MB/s67th439 MB/s23rd28.2 MB/s20th74.7 MB/s65th$420160th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
90 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
88.3 %22nd502 MB/s8th474 MB/s1st30.1 MB/s12th79.3 MB/s44th$15188th
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...
86.7 %23rd473 MB/s93rd437 MB/s26th21.1 MB/s142nd80.9 MB/s34th$203123rd
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
93 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
86.4 %24th501 MB/s10th334 MB/s69th27.9 MB/s26th77.8 MB/s49th$11059th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
587 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 18GB free
86.1 %25th495 MB/s29th394 MB/s44th22.2 MB/s131st89.7 MB/s4th$8931st
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 %26th481 MB/s69th461 MB/s4th21.6 MB/s135th80.7 MB/s36th$13073rd
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...
85.9 %27th504 MB/s5th357 MB/s64th25.7 MB/s57th83.7 MB/s20th$11560th
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...
85.9 %28th471 MB/s99th456 MB/s10th22.4 MB/s127th83.5 MB/s23rd$177105th
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 ...
85.7 %29th477 MB/s83rd418 MB/s29th28 MB/s23rd72 MB/s79th$10551st
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...
85.6 %30th475 MB/s88th438 MB/s25th18.8 MB/s157th81.2 MB/s32nd$206125th
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 435GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
85.4 %31st503 MB/s7th468 MB/s2nd25.7 MB/s57th79.6 MB/s41st$290150th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
333 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
85.1 %32nd488 MB/s53rd408 MB/s32nd23 MB/s118th73 MB/s76th$181108th
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...
85 %33rd474 MB/s91st458 MB/s6th22.4 MB/s127th78.6 MB/s46th$11058th
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...
84.9 %34th496 MB/s27th403 MB/s38th21.3 MB/s140th83.4 MB/s24th$270145th
Crucial M550 128GB $98
601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 11GB free
84.4 %35th494 MB/s35th339 MB/s68th26 MB/s50th85.1 MB/s10th$9842nd
PNY CS2211 480GB $155
338 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 146GB free
84.3 %36th501 MB/s10th462 MB/s3rd25.9 MB/s53rd74 MB/s71st$15591st
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...
84.2 %37th478 MB/s78th403 MB/s38th26.6 MB/s39th59.5 MB/s130th$10044th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
454 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 146GB free
84 %38th497 MB/s21st425 MB/s27th29.3 MB/s15th76 MB/s58th$170103rd
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $60
217 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 95GB free
83.8 %39th482 MB/s67th377 MB/s55th31.3 MB/s11th70.6 MB/s89th$605th
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...
83.8 %40th490 MB/s48th355 MB/s65th29 MB/s17th78.8 MB/s45th$235136th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
55 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
83.8 %41st473 MB/s93rd389 MB/s49th21.7 MB/s134th77 MB/s54th$320152nd
Plextor M6S 256GB $169
349 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
83.6 %42nd453 MB/s135th396 MB/s41st28 MB/s23rd63.3 MB/s119th$169101st
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...
83.4 %43rd469 MB/s106th396 MB/s41st24.9 MB/s78th61.7 MB/s124th$348157th
HyperX Savage 960GB $336
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
83.3 %44th498 MB/s16th458 MB/s6th24.9 MB/s78th71.3 MB/s85th$336156th
HyperX Savage 480GB $184
37 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
82.8 %45th498 MB/s16th461 MB/s4th24.6 MB/s84th67.3 MB/s105th$184110th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
84 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 103GB free
82.7 %46th483 MB/s63rd406 MB/s35th23.7 MB/s106th84.4 MB/s17th$9237th
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...
82.7 %47th453 MB/s135th372 MB/s58th28.2 MB/s20th82.1 MB/s27th$10552nd
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...
82.6 %48th496 MB/s27th446 MB/s18th25.1 MB/s76th73.2 MB/s74th$11766th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
297 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
82.4 %49th499 MB/s14th445 MB/s19th26.4 MB/s42nd73.6 MB/s73rd$7514th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
340 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
82.3 %50th431 MB/s143rd398 MB/s40th22.9 MB/s121st80.9 MB/s34th$188112th
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...
82.3 %51st505 MB/s3rd366 MB/s60th26.7 MB/s36th70.4 MB/s90th$15693rd
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
203 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 66GB free
82.2 %52nd477 MB/s83rd391 MB/s47th23 MB/s118th84.6 MB/s16th$8828th
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...
81.8 %53rd428 MB/s145th347 MB/s66th24.9 MB/s78th90.2 MB/s3rd$15083rd
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
81.8 %54th480 MB/s72nd365 MB/s61st21.4 MB/s138th81.4 MB/s30th$15084th
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 ...
81.7 %55th475 MB/s88th377 MB/s55th20.1 MB/s145th65.6 MB/s110th$225133rd
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...
81.5 %56th483 MB/s63rd375 MB/s57th21.1 MB/s142nd68.9 MB/s97th$9135th
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...
81.3 %57th472 MB/s95th382 MB/s53rd23.2 MB/s114th71.6 MB/s83rd$215126th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 64GB free
81.2 %58th483 MB/s63rd407 MB/s33rd23.2 MB/s114th81.7 MB/s28th$7010th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $180
99 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 328GB free
81.1 %59th497 MB/s21st443 MB/s21st24.3 MB/s95th71.8 MB/s80th$180107th
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...
81.1 %60th489 MB/s50th321 MB/s79th37.4 MB/s6th60.8 MB/s125th$14880th
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...
81 %61st484 MB/s62nd275 MB/s98th29.4 MB/s13th84.3 MB/s18th$223132nd
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...
80.9 %62nd495 MB/s29th323 MB/s77th25.5 MB/s62nd83.4 MB/s24th$11663rd
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...
80.8 %63rd439 MB/s139th407 MB/s33rd22.3 MB/s129th79.8 MB/s38th$13071st
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...
80.7 %64th495 MB/s29th293 MB/s96th24.5 MB/s88th81.1 MB/s33rd$10045th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 166GB free
80.1 %65th480 MB/s72nd404 MB/s36th23.5 MB/s110th71.5 MB/s84th$9338th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
79.4 %66th464 MB/s118th315 MB/s84th27.8 MB/s28th63.8 MB/s117th$8625th
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...
79.3 %67th487 MB/s54th309 MB/s90th29.3 MB/s15th78.5 MB/s47th$13073rd
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...
79.3 %68th478 MB/s78th315 MB/s84th37.6 MB/s5th59.9 MB/s129th$10349th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $350
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 846GB free
79.3 %69th492 MB/s42nd449 MB/s16th22.8 MB/s124th62.8 MB/s121st$350158th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
79 %70th501 MB/s10th378 MB/s54th26 MB/s50th74.1 MB/s70th$8017th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $279
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 454GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 667GB free
78.9 %71st492 MB/s42nd314 MB/s86th26.9 MB/s34th62.6 MB/s122nd$279148th
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...
78.8 %72nd468 MB/s109th369 MB/s59th22.3 MB/s129th68.4 MB/s100th$245139th
PNY CS2211 240GB $106
373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 153GB free
78.4 %73rd499 MB/s14th387 MB/s52nd25.2 MB/s71st73.1 MB/s75th$10653rd
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...
78.2 %74th478 MB/s78th303 MB/s93rd27.3 MB/s32nd60.2 MB/s126th$13072nd
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...
77.9 %75th485 MB/s60th290 MB/s97th24 MB/s99th77.1 MB/s53rd$10146th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,307 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 85GB free
77.8 %76th497 MB/s21st347 MB/s66th26 MB/s50th79.4 MB/s43rd$8017th
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...
77.5 %77th480 MB/s72nd390 MB/s48th23.7 MB/s106th46.8 MB/s152nd$240137th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 40GB free
77.4 %78th431 MB/s143rd363 MB/s62nd22.9 MB/s121st83.6 MB/s21st$8221st
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...
77 %79th487 MB/s54th320 MB/s81st23.7 MB/s106th74.2 MB/s68th$9032nd
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...
76.1 %80th486 MB/s57th321 MB/s79th23.4 MB/s111th68.1 MB/s101st$14579th
Crucial MX200 500GB $205
2,257 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 140GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 54GB free
75.7 %81st489 MB/s50th331 MB/s72nd25.4 MB/s63rd68.1 MB/s101st$205124th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
481 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
75 %82nd461 MB/s123rd362 MB/s63rd24.4 MB/s92nd66.6 MB/s107th$329153rd
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $140
406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 274GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 452GB free
74.4 %83rd494 MB/s35th319 MB/s82nd26.9 MB/s34th57.4 MB/s133rd$14077th
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...
73.6 %84th485 MB/s60th263 MB/s102nd21.9 MB/s132nd77.9 MB/s48th$15087th
Crucial MX300 750GB $279
2,503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 444GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 68GB free
73.3 %85th467 MB/s114th311 MB/s89th23.2 MB/s114th63.2 MB/s120th$279149th
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 %86th441 MB/s138th262 MB/s103rd27.4 MB/s30th75.9 MB/s59th$13073rd
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $91
1,344 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 174GB free
72.9 %87th492 MB/s42nd309 MB/s90th26.7 MB/s36th54.8 MB/s136th$9134th
Crucial MX300 1TB $270
774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 730GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 597GB free
72.8 %88th465 MB/s117th318 MB/s83rd22.8 MB/s124th58.2 MB/s132nd$270146th
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
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 9GB free
72 %90th495 MB/s29th182 MB/s136th25.2 MB/s71st77.4 MB/s52nd$709th
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% ...
71.6 %91st505 MB/s3rd179 MB/s138th25.3 MB/s67th84.8 MB/s13th$7411th
Crucial MX300 525GB $155
6,166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 320GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 341GB free
71.3 %92nd462 MB/s120th313 MB/s88th22.9 MB/s121st60 MB/s128th$15592nd
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...
71 %93rd404 MB/s150th314 MB/s86th25.8 MB/s56th69.5 MB/s93rd$11867th
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...
70.9 %94th468 MB/s109th261 MB/s104th18.4 MB/s159th80.6 MB/s37th$8019th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $279
356 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 587GB free
70.1 %95th493 MB/s40th333 MB/s70th25.3 MB/s67th52.2 MB/s143rd$279147th
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 %96th478 MB/s78th247 MB/s107th21.9 MB/s132nd63.6 MB/s118th$9136th
PNY CS1311 960GB $265
363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 174GB free
69.9 %97th492 MB/s42nd328 MB/s75th26.7 MB/s36th52.2 MB/s143rd$265143rd
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...
69.4 %98th477 MB/s83rd222 MB/s122nd25.9 MB/s53rd75.7 MB/s61st$182109th
PNY CS1311 480GB $150
1,735 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 216GB free
69.4 %99th495 MB/s29th330 MB/s73rd26.4 MB/s42nd51.6 MB/s146th$15082nd
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...
69.1 %100th470 MB/s102nd236 MB/s113th24.8 MB/s83rd77.8 MB/s49th$13176th
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 ...
69.1 %101st479 MB/s76th225 MB/s121st25.6 MB/s60th74.9 MB/s63rd$12068th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $250
3,915 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 278GB free
69.1 %102nd468 MB/s109th268 MB/s101st28 MB/s23rd54.8 MB/s136th$250141st
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
1,798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 354GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 342GB free
69 %103rd498 MB/s16th333 MB/s70th25.4 MB/s63rd51.7 MB/s145th$15894th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
1,104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 27GB free
69 %104th469 MB/s106th205 MB/s129th25.9 MB/s53rd55.4 MB/s134th$200119th
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...
68.8 %105th481 MB/s69th226 MB/s119th24.9 MB/s78th74.4 MB/s67th$266144th
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...
68.8 %106th472 MB/s95th226 MB/s119th25.2 MB/s71st76.8 MB/s55th$216127th
PNY CS1311 240GB $87
3,730 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 5GB free
68.6 %107th494 MB/s35th324 MB/s76th25.3 MB/s67th52.8 MB/s139th$8726th
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...
68.6 %108th462 MB/s120th301 MB/s94th23 MB/s118th58.7 MB/s131st$9740th
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 %109th478 MB/s78th232 MB/s116th26.4 MB/s42nd66.5 MB/s108th$15084th
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...
68.1 %110th477 MB/s83rd322 MB/s78th19 MB/s155th52.6 MB/s141st$261142nd
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $150
6,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 148GB free
68 %111th470 MB/s102nd271 MB/s100th27.6 MB/s29th51.3 MB/s147th$15084th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
2,718 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 128GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 150GB free
67.7 %112th498 MB/s16th329 MB/s74th23.8 MB/s103rd50 MB/s148th$607th
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...
67.3 %113th468 MB/s109th227 MB/s118th24.4 MB/s92nd71.3 MB/s85th$16096th
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...
67.1 %114th466 MB/s116th207 MB/s127th25.7 MB/s57th74.7 MB/s65th$179106th
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 ...
66.8 %115th483 MB/s63rd148 MB/s146th24.1 MB/s96th76.1 MB/s57th$7411th
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 %116th461 MB/s123rd215 MB/s124th24.6 MB/s84th71.7 MB/s81st$14278th
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 659GB free
66.3 %117th470 MB/s102nd238 MB/s110th26.4 MB/s42nd45.5 MB/s154th$220131st
PNY CS1311 120GB $52
2,521 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 13GB free
66.3 %118th494 MB/s35th296 MB/s95th25.3 MB/s67th52.7 MB/s140th$522nd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $88
772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 62GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 16GB free
65.9 %119th494 MB/s35th308 MB/s92nd23.7 MB/s106th48.4 MB/s149th$8827th
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 %120th454 MB/s132nd245 MB/s108th28.2 MB/s20th52.6 MB/s141st$9032nd
Crucial BX200 480GB $162
1,234 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 407GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 88GB free
64.9 %121st467 MB/s114th236 MB/s113th26.1 MB/s48th45.1 MB/s156th$16297th
Crucial BX200 240GB $115
5,618 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 29GB free
64.7 %122nd472 MB/s95th236 MB/s113th26.4 MB/s42nd44.5 MB/s157th$11560th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $115
739 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 112GB free
64.5 %123rd479 MB/s76th274 MB/s99th20 MB/s146th65.3 MB/s111th$11560th
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...
64.4 %124th402 MB/s152nd210 MB/s125th26.3 MB/s47th68.9 MB/s97th$8015th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
5,278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 192GB free
64 %125th471 MB/s99th238 MB/s110th26.5 MB/s41st42.6 MB/s158th$7411th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $149
1,320 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 284GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 286GB free
64 %126th469 MB/s106th237 MB/s112th25.4 MB/s63rd45.5 MB/s154th$14981st
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...
63.7 %127th304 MB/s156th261 MB/s104th17.2 MB/s160th83.6 MB/s21st$218128th
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...
63.6 %128th471 MB/s99th144 MB/s147th28.3 MB/s19th76.2 MB/s56th$8523rd
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $54
844 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 77GB free
63.4 %129th493 MB/s40th201 MB/s132nd26.1 MB/s48th55.2 MB/s135th$543rd
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...
62.7 %130th459 MB/s126th168 MB/s142nd25.1 MB/s76th74.2 MB/s68th$11057th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $60
4,978 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 50GB free
62.6 %131st475 MB/s88th202 MB/s131st26.6 MB/s39th46.6 MB/s153rd$606th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
263 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
62.4 %132nd406 MB/s149th207 MB/s127th24.6 MB/s84th62.4 MB/s123rd$8015th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
528 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 38GB free
62.3 %133rd458 MB/s128th176 MB/s140th24 MB/s99th72.9 MB/s77th$10247th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
137 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 797GB free
62.3 %134th422 MB/s148th241 MB/s109th23.2 MB/s114th47.8 MB/s150th$300151st
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...
61.9 %135th474 MB/s91st134 MB/s149th21.4 MB/s138th73.9 MB/s72nd$698th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $164
2,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 20GB free
61.8 %136th426 MB/s146th209 MB/s126th27.1 MB/s33rd53.7 MB/s138th$16499th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $163
88 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
61.8 %137th459 MB/s126th170 MB/s141st23.8 MB/s103rd68 MB/s103rd$16398th
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...
61.1 %138th480 MB/s72nd177 MB/s139th23.3 MB/s113th68.6 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...
60.5 %139th454 MB/s132nd181 MB/s137th24.1 MB/s96th64.3 MB/s115th$200119th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $104
1,358 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 1GB free
59.9 %140th463 MB/s119th144 MB/s147th24.6 MB/s84th74.8 MB/s64th$10450th
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...
59.3 %141st472 MB/s95th229 MB/s117th18.7 MB/s158th47.7 MB/s151st$10955th
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...
58.8 %142nd468 MB/s109th248 MB/s106th19.1 MB/s153rd69.2 MB/s94th$218128th
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...
58.4 %143rd437 MB/s141st197 MB/s133rd19.2 MB/s152nd71 MB/s88th$8523rd
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 ...
58.3 %144th454 MB/s132nd130 MB/s151st24.9 MB/s78th71.3 MB/s85th$11663rd
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...
57.5 %145th462 MB/s120th120 MB/s154th24.5 MB/s88th71.7 MB/s81st$9943rd
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
57.1 %146th453 MB/s135th129 MB/s152nd24.5 MB/s88th64.9 MB/s113th$12069th
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 ...
57.1 %147th460 MB/s125th121 MB/s153rd23.8 MB/s103rd69.7 MB/s92nd$8929th
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...
56.9 %148th404 MB/s150th190 MB/s134th19 MB/s155th70 MB/s91st$8929th
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...
56.9 %149th470 MB/s102nd187 MB/s135th23.4 MB/s111th69.1 MB/s95th$11663rd
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...
54.7 %150th439 MB/s139th116 MB/s155th21.5 MB/s137th79.8 MB/s38th$594th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
7,640 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 43GB free
54.3 %151st455 MB/s130th110 MB/s158th24.1 MB/s96th65.2 MB/s112th$10954th
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/s154th203 MB/s130th24.5 MB/s88th60.1 MB/s127th$188111th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
2,280 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 446GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 106GB free
52 %153rd432 MB/s142nd220 MB/s123rd21.3 MB/s140th16.8 MB/s161st$15590th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
125 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 34GB free
51.4 %154th426 MB/s146th114 MB/s157th20.2 MB/s144th72.9 MB/s77th$8322nd
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $198
1,522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 46GB free
50.8 %155th455 MB/s130th156 MB/s145th22.7 MB/s126th36 MB/s159th$198117th
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...
50.1 %156th369 MB/s153rd116 MB/s155th19.8 MB/s148th75.9 MB/s59th$8220th
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...
47.5 %157th343 MB/s154th110 MB/s158th20 MB/s146th67.6 MB/s104th$521st
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 ...
46.2 %158th190 MB/s158th162 MB/s143rd19.4 MB/s149th69 MB/s96th$199118th
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...
45.6 %159th190 MB/s158th161 MB/s144th19.1 MB/s153rd66.8 MB/s106th$232134th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
7,366 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 217GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 64GB free
40 %160th181 MB/s160th102 MB/s160th19.4 MB/s149th66.1 MB/s109th$10248th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,962 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 6GB free
39.1 %161st179 MB/s161st98.5 MB/s161st19.3 MB/s151st64.6 MB/s114th$10955th
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...
39.1 %162nd246 MB/s157th131 MB/s150th17.2 MB/s160th32.7 MB/s160th$234135th
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