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SSD Rankings - November 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 their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... 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 102 74.2 38.7 511 465 182 474 309 98.8 38.6 25 16.9 91.4 69.8 16.7 571 168 50
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $375
5,146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 416GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 277GB free
102 %1st511 MB/s1st457 MB/s6th32.6 MB/s8th89.5 MB/s3rd$375156th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $200
15,889 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 429GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 121GB free
99.9 %2nd503 MB/s6th439 MB/s24th32.4 MB/s9th88.1 MB/s5th$200118th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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...
99 %3rd506 MB/s2nd435 MB/s26th32.9 MB/s7th88.9 MB/s4th$11056th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $289
20,880 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 686GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 833GB free
97.2 %4th497 MB/s29th393 MB/s45th38.5 MB/s2nd80.5 MB/s33rd$289146th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
132,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 464GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 120GB free
96.4 %5th495 MB/s34th392 MB/s47th38.3 MB/s3rd80.2 MB/s35th$15077th
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
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...
96.1 %6th499 MB/s20th395 MB/s42nd38.6 MB/s1st78.4 MB/s45th$9034th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $310
1,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 306GB free
93.7 %7th491 MB/s48th451 MB/s13th28.8 MB/s18th82.1 MB/s26th$310152nd
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $76
25,433 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 14GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 10GB free
93.5 %8th493 MB/s45th388 MB/s52nd37.6 MB/s4th77.1 MB/s51st$7616th
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...
93.2 %9th494 MB/s39th453 MB/s11th23.4 MB/s112th87.8 MB/s6th$240133rd
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...
92.9 %10th501 MB/s13th454 MB/s10th26.4 MB/s39th85.3 MB/s16th$15284th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $191
6,404 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 19GB free
92.8 %11th499 MB/s20th391 MB/s49th31.4 MB/s11th87.2 MB/s7th$191109th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 411GB free
90.2 %12th487 MB/s57th455 MB/s9th24 MB/s103rd86.5 MB/s13th$14070th
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...
90 %13th489 MB/s55th447 MB/s17th21.7 MB/s133rd85.5 MB/s15th$246136th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,917 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 333GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 187GB free
89.9 %14th487 MB/s57th438 MB/s25th28.9 MB/s16th79.3 MB/s41st$209123rd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $430
526 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 844GB free
89.8 %15th488 MB/s56th442 MB/s22nd28.5 MB/s20th76.7 MB/s53rd$430160th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,528 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 313GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 100GB free
89.6 %16th503 MB/s6th420 MB/s29th25.1 MB/s73rd79.1 MB/s43rd$17098th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
8,181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 73GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 160GB free
89.3 %17th485 MB/s63rd449 MB/s15th25.2 MB/s70th87.1 MB/s8th$200119th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 280GB free
89.1 %18th480 MB/s82nd419 MB/s30th28.3 MB/s21st61.5 MB/s122nd$190107th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
88.9 %19th482 MB/s74th448 MB/s16th24.2 MB/s96th83.7 MB/s21st$195113th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $160
278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
88.8 %20th497 MB/s29th415 MB/s31st25.2 MB/s70th80.4 MB/s34th$16091st
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 119GB free
87.3 %21st506 MB/s2nd457 MB/s6th30.2 MB/s12th77.7 MB/s48th$15181st
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...
87.2 %22nd482 MB/s74th467 MB/s2nd23.2 MB/s117th82.6 MB/s24th$11056th
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 ...
87.1 %23rd494 MB/s39th422 MB/s28th29.7 MB/s13th79.8 MB/s39th$10548th
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...
87.1 %24th476 MB/s92nd440 MB/s23rd21.4 MB/s139th82.3 MB/s25th$203120th
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...
86.7 %25th476 MB/s92nd459 MB/s5th22.4 MB/s129th84.4 MB/s20th$177102nd
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 231GB free
86.6 %26th506 MB/s2nd474 MB/s1st25.8 MB/s56th81.4 MB/s28th$289147th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
120 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 9GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 15GB free
86.6 %27th501 MB/s13th336 MB/s69th28.1 MB/s22nd78.1 MB/s46th$11058th
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...
86.5 %28th454 MB/s132nd402 MB/s38th26.3 MB/s42nd86.6 MB/s11th$400157th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
685 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
86.4 %29th494 MB/s39th395 MB/s42nd22.3 MB/s130th90 MB/s2nd$8933rd
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...
86.2 %30th481 MB/s78th447 MB/s17th18.8 MB/s156th81.5 MB/s27th$206122nd
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...
86.1 %31st485 MB/s63rd463 MB/s3rd21.8 MB/s132nd78.5 MB/s44th$16090th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $194
430 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
85.4 %32nd490 MB/s52nd409 MB/s33rd23.1 MB/s119th73.3 MB/s75th$194111th
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...
85.3 %33rd478 MB/s88th405 MB/s36th27 MB/s33rd60.5 MB/s128th$10043rd
Crucial BX100 250GB $155
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 %34th501 MB/s13th355 MB/s65th25.3 MB/s67th79.9 MB/s38th$15586th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $199
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...
85.1 %35th491 MB/s48th369 MB/s59th28.9 MB/s16th80 MB/s36th$199114th
Crucial M550 128GB $158
857 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 22GB free
85 %36th498 MB/s27th341 MB/s68th26.5 MB/s38th86.9 MB/s9th$15888th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $70
347 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 95GB free
84.5 %37th484 MB/s67th373 MB/s57th31.7 MB/s10th73.2 MB/s77th$708th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $259
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...
84.5 %38th494 MB/s39th401 MB/s39th21.3 MB/s141st80.8 MB/s32nd$259140th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
521 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 308GB free
84.1 %39th503 MB/s6th456 MB/s8th26 MB/s48th74.2 MB/s69th$16091st
Plextor M6S 256GB $166
456 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 73GB free
84.1 %40th455 MB/s131st396 MB/s40th28.1 MB/s22nd64 MB/s119th$16696th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $571
67 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
84.1 %41st476 MB/s92nd392 MB/s47th21.6 MB/s136th76.4 MB/s55th$571162nd
HyperX Savage 960GB $410
272 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
83.9 %42nd503 MB/s6th462 MB/s4th25.2 MB/s70th73.2 MB/s77th$410159th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
535 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 80GB free
83.6 %43rd490 MB/s52nd415 MB/s31st24.1 MB/s99th86.6 MB/s11th$677th
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...
83.5 %44th499 MB/s20th445 MB/s19th25.3 MB/s67th74.9 MB/s65th$12062nd
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
116 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 103GB free
83.5 %45th486 MB/s61st407 MB/s34th23.7 MB/s106th86.7 MB/s10th$9239th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $136
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...
83.4 %46th486 MB/s61st377 MB/s54th21.5 MB/s138th71 MB/s91st$13669th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
379 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 187GB free
82.8 %47th502 MB/s12th445 MB/s19th26.6 MB/s36th74.1 MB/s71st$7515th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
54 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 336GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
82.8 %48th500 MB/s17th452 MB/s12th24.8 MB/s81st68.3 MB/s100th$195112th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 19GB free
82.7 %49th484 MB/s67th368 MB/s60th21.7 MB/s133rd83 MB/s23rd$15077th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 41GB free
82.6 %50th495 MB/s34th424 MB/s27th28.8 MB/s18th73.9 MB/s72nd$170100th
Crucial MX200 250GB $250
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...
82.6 %51st503 MB/s6th366 MB/s61st26.9 MB/s34th70.5 MB/s94th$250138th
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...
82.5 %52nd469 MB/s106th393 MB/s45th25.1 MB/s73rd61.4 MB/s124th$348154th
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 %53rd430 MB/s145th351 MB/s66th24.7 MB/s82nd91.4 MB/s1st$15075th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
314 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 66GB free
82.3 %54th478 MB/s88th394 MB/s44th23.1 MB/s119th85.1 MB/s18th$8830th
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 ...
82.2 %55th480 MB/s82nd371 MB/s58th20.5 MB/s145th67.6 MB/s104th$225126th
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...
82.2 %56th477 MB/s91st389 MB/s51st23.3 MB/s116th73 MB/s80th$215124th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $206
522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 815GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
82.2 %57th437 MB/s139th396 MB/s40th23 MB/s122nd80.9 MB/s31st$206121st
Patriot Ignite 480GB $130
143 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 328GB free
82.1 %58th498 MB/s27th445 MB/s19th25 MB/s76th72.7 MB/s82nd$13066th
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...
81.6 %59th496 MB/s33rd323 MB/s77th25.6 MB/s61st86.1 MB/s14th$11660th
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...
81.4 %60th452 MB/s136th365 MB/s62nd27.8 MB/s25th79.5 MB/s40th$10549th
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...
81.3 %61st476 MB/s92nd375 MB/s55th23.4 MB/s112th71.7 MB/s86th$245135th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $80
352 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 166GB free
81.2 %62nd479 MB/s85th404 MB/s37th24.3 MB/s93rd72.9 MB/s81st$8018th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
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...
81.1 %63rd483 MB/s71st274 MB/s100th29.7 MB/s13th85 MB/s19th$301151st
Patriot Ignite 960GB $403
50 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 483GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 846GB free
80.6 %64th493 MB/s45th450 MB/s14th23.5 MB/s110th66.8 MB/s109th$403158th
Plextor M6S 128GB $95
1,337 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 36GB free
80.5 %65th465 MB/s120th316 MB/s82nd28 MB/s24th64.7 MB/s116th$9541st
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $74
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...
80.4 %66th436 MB/s141st406 MB/s35th21.7 MB/s133rd77.3 MB/s49th$7414th
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...
80.1 %67th495 MB/s34th293 MB/s96th24.4 MB/s89th80 MB/s36th$10044th
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...
79.4 %68th483 MB/s71st304 MB/s90th27.3 MB/s31st61.2 MB/s125th$13065th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $156
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...
79.1 %69th493 MB/s45th291 MB/s97th23.4 MB/s112th75.9 MB/s57th$15687th
PNY CS2211 240GB $174
560 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 115GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 10GB free
79.1 %70th500 MB/s17th375 MB/s55th26.3 MB/s42nd75.2 MB/s64th$174101st
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $158
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...
78.9 %71st485 MB/s63rd315 MB/s84th36.2 MB/s6th57.9 MB/s132nd$15889th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,966 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 57GB free
78.8 %72nd505 MB/s5th349 MB/s67th26 MB/s48th79.2 MB/s42nd$8021st
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $115
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...
78.8 %73rd475 MB/s96th314 MB/s85th37 MB/s5th60.7 MB/s126th$11559th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $160
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...
78.5 %74th484 MB/s67th301 MB/s91st29 MB/s15th78 MB/s47th$16091st
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $300
72 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 754GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
78.3 %75th491 MB/s48th322 MB/s79th27.1 MB/s32nd61.9 MB/s121st$300149th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
439 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
78.2 %76th497 MB/s29th378 MB/s53rd25.7 MB/s59th72.7 MB/s82nd$8021st
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 %77th481 MB/s78th391 MB/s49th23.6 MB/s107th46.7 MB/s151st$240131st
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...
77.3 %78th487 MB/s57th327 MB/s75th23.4 MB/s112th69.8 MB/s95th$14571st
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 45GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 1GB free
76.6 %79th433 MB/s144th357 MB/s64th22.9 MB/s124th81.1 MB/s30th$8225th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
647 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 339GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 566GB free
76.1 %80th469 MB/s106th358 MB/s63rd25 MB/s76th67.5 MB/s106th$329153rd
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...
75.8 %81st487 MB/s57th313 MB/s86th23.5 MB/s110th72.6 MB/s84th$9035th
Crucial MX200 500GB $240
3,347 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 219GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 132GB free
74.3 %82nd490 MB/s52nd323 MB/s77th25.1 MB/s73rd66.8 MB/s109th$240132nd
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $148
945 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 72GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 379GB free
73.8 %83rd499 MB/s20th317 MB/s81st26.2 MB/s44th55.2 MB/s135th$14874th
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 ...
73.1 %84th446 MB/s138th257 MB/s105th27.4 MB/s30th75.8 MB/s59th$13068th
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...
72.8 %85th483 MB/s71st263 MB/s103rd21.6 MB/s136th74.3 MB/s68th$15080th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
1,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 33GB free
72.7 %86th503 MB/s6th181 MB/s136th25.9 MB/s52nd77.1 MB/s51st$7010th
Crucial MX300 525GB $130
13,344 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 349GB free
72.5 %87th465 MB/s120th312 MB/s87th23.1 MB/s119th60.7 MB/s126th$13066th
Crucial MX300 750GB $258
4,490 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 370GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 276GB free
72.5 %88th463 MB/s123rd309 MB/s89th23 MB/s122nd62.3 MB/s120th$258139th
Crucial MX300 1TB $238
2,161 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 616GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 197GB free
72.4 %89th463 MB/s123rd316 MB/s82nd22.9 MB/s124th59.9 MB/s129th$238130th
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 %90th----$471161st
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% ...
71.8 %91st501 MB/s13th179 MB/s137th25.4 MB/s64th85.3 MB/s16th$7411th
PNY CS1311 960GB $349
336 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 310GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 66GB free
71.2 %92nd499 MB/s20th334 MB/s71st27.8 MB/s25th53.7 MB/s137th$349155th
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...
71.2 %93rd470 MB/s102nd261 MB/s104th18.4 MB/s159th81.4 MB/s28th$8023rd
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $85
2,823 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 135GB free
70.9 %94th491 MB/s48th297 MB/s93rd25.8 MB/s56th51.9 MB/s140th$8527th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $199
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...
70.4 %95th481 MB/s78th225 MB/s121st26 MB/s48th77.3 MB/s49th$199114th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $282
672 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 586GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 514GB free
70.4 %96th499 MB/s20th335 MB/s70th25.8 MB/s56th52.7 MB/s139th$282145th
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 %97th478 MB/s88th249 MB/s107th22 MB/s131st64.5 MB/s117th$9137th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $110
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 %98th403 MB/s151st297 MB/s93rd25.6 MB/s61st69.2 MB/s96th$11055th
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...
70.1 %99th482 MB/s74th227 MB/s120th25.4 MB/s64th76.4 MB/s55th$266143rd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $199
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 ...
69.8 %100th480 MB/s82nd221 MB/s123rd25.9 MB/s52nd75.4 MB/s61st$199114th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $180
2,358 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 202GB free
69.7 %101st500 MB/s17th334 MB/s71st24.9 MB/s80th51.7 MB/s141st$180103rd
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $145
9,442 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 887GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 344GB free
69 %102nd469 MB/s106th278 MB/s99th27.6 MB/s27th51.4 MB/s144th$14572nd
PNY CS1311 240GB $70
8,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 146GB free
69 %103rd499 MB/s20th331 MB/s73rd25.3 MB/s67th53.4 MB/s138th$709th
PNY CS1311 480GB $167
2,478 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 79GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 140GB free
68.9 %104th494 MB/s39th327 MB/s75th26 MB/s48th51.7 MB/s141st$16797th
Crucial MX300 275GB $80
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...
68.7 %105th466 MB/s118th300 MB/s92nd22.7 MB/s127th58.6 MB/s131st$8018th
Plextor M5S 128GB $81
1,509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 66GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 38GB free
68.7 %106th471 MB/s99th204 MB/s131st25.9 MB/s52nd55.7 MB/s134th$8124th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $243
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...
68.5 %107th474 MB/s97th234 MB/s117th24.3 MB/s93rd75.9 MB/s57th$243134th
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $170
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 %108th479 MB/s85th235 MB/s115th25.9 MB/s52nd65.9 MB/s114th$17098th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $250
6,299 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 854GB free
67.9 %109th466 MB/s118th265 MB/s102nd26.6 MB/s36th51.4 MB/s144th$250137th
Intel 335 Series 240GB $265
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...
67.9 %110th471 MB/s99th224 MB/s122nd25 MB/s76th73.8 MB/s74th$265142nd
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...
67.8 %111th472 MB/s98th228 MB/s119th24.7 MB/s82nd72.1 MB/s85th$16095th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $151
4,796 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 164GB free
67.8 %112th497 MB/s29th330 MB/s74th23.6 MB/s107th48.5 MB/s148th$15182nd
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 %113th481 MB/s78th318 MB/s80th18.5 MB/s158th51.3 MB/s146th$261141st
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $52
2,645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 64GB free
67.2 %114th495 MB/s34th246 MB/s109th26.4 MB/s39th56.1 MB/s133rd$522nd
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 %115th485 MB/s63rd149 MB/s146th24.2 MB/s96th74.2 MB/s69th$7411th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
1,045 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 32GB free
66.4 %116th482 MB/s74th283 MB/s98th20.8 MB/s144th67.4 MB/s107th$9642nd
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $160
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...
66.2 %117th467 MB/s113th208 MB/s129th25 MB/s76th70.8 MB/s93rd$16091st
PNY CS1311 120GB $60
4,903 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 62GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 6GB free
66 %118th495 MB/s34th297 MB/s93rd24.5 MB/s87th51.6 MB/s143rd$603rd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
1,113 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 22GB free
66 %119th494 MB/s39th310 MB/s88th24 MB/s103rd47.9 MB/s149th$501st
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $88
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...
66 %120th453 MB/s134th252 MB/s106th27.6 MB/s27th51 MB/s147th$8831st
Crucial BX200 960GB $300
247 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 381GB free
65.8 %121st467 MB/s113th235 MB/s115th26.4 MB/s39th45.6 MB/s152nd$300149th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $182
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...
65.5 %122nd453 MB/s134th213 MB/s126th24.4 MB/s89th71.7 MB/s86th$182104th
Crucial BX200 480GB $150
1,799 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 279GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 364GB free
65 %123rd470 MB/s102nd238 MB/s113th26.2 MB/s44th43.9 MB/s155th$15077th
Crucial BX200 240GB $91
8,730 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 77GB free
64.4 %124th469 MB/s106th239 MB/s112th26.1 MB/s46th43.3 MB/s156th$9136th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
8,241 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 12GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 167GB free
63.9 %125th470 MB/s102nd241 MB/s111th26.1 MB/s46th42 MB/s158th$7411th
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $274
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...
63.8 %126th302 MB/s156th271 MB/s101st17 MB/s160th83.4 MB/s22nd$274144th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $152
1,927 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 298GB free
63.8 %127th470 MB/s102nd237 MB/s114th24.7 MB/s82nd42.9 MB/s157th$15283rd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $126
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...
63.7 %128th401 MB/s152nd211 MB/s127th25.6 MB/s61st67.6 MB/s104th$12664th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $85
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...
63.1 %129th459 MB/s128th169 MB/s141st25.4 MB/s64th74.5 MB/s67th$8529th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $100
3,561 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 10GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 9GB free
62.8 %130th429 MB/s146th216 MB/s125th26.8 MB/s35th54.1 MB/s136th$10044th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $190
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 %131st471 MB/s99th142 MB/s147th27.6 MB/s27th75.3 MB/s62nd$190108th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
792 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 10GB free
62.5 %132nd460 MB/s126th175 MB/s138th24.4 MB/s89th71 MB/s91st$10246th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 23GB free
62.3 %133rd406 MB/s150th209 MB/s128th24.4 MB/s89th61.5 MB/s122nd$8018th
Crucial M500 120GB $150
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...
62.2 %134th479 MB/s85th133 MB/s149th21.2 MB/s143rd73.1 MB/s79th$15076th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $91
111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
61.8 %135th457 MB/s129th171 MB/s140th24.1 MB/s99th69 MB/s97th$9138th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $77
7,964 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 60GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 5GB free
61.8 %136th469 MB/s106th204 MB/s131st25.7 MB/s59th44.6 MB/s154th$7717th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
61.7 %137th424 MB/s148th242 MB/s110th22.9 MB/s124th45.6 MB/s152nd$300148th
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...
61.4 %138th484 MB/s67th175 MB/s138th23.6 MB/s107th67.2 MB/s108th$193110th
Samsung 840 250GB $186
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 %139th452 MB/s136th168 MB/s142nd23.9 MB/s105th65 MB/s115th$186105th
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...
60 %140th469 MB/s106th232 MB/s118th18.9 MB/s155th47.6 MB/s150th$10953rd
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $64
2,049 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 32GB free
59.9 %141st468 MB/s112th141 MB/s148th24.5 MB/s87th74.6 MB/s66th$644th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $108
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...
59.2 %142nd435 MB/s143rd195 MB/s133rd19.2 MB/s150th75.7 MB/s60th$10851st
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...
58.2 %143rd422 MB/s149th192 MB/s134th19 MB/s153rd71.1 MB/s90th$9540th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $85
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 %144th460 MB/s126th130 MB/s150th24.1 MB/s99th71.6 MB/s88th$8527th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $146
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...
57.9 %145th467 MB/s113th120 MB/s154th24.7 MB/s82nd73.9 MB/s72nd$14673rd
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...
57.8 %146th463 MB/s123rd248 MB/s108th18.7 MB/s157th68.1 MB/s101st$218125th
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 ...
57.7 %147th467 MB/s113th123 MB/s153rd24.2 MB/s96th71.2 MB/s89th$8932nd
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 4GB free
57.2 %148th454 MB/s132nd129 MB/s152nd24.6 MB/s86th66 MB/s112th$12063rd
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...
56.6 %149th467 MB/s113th189 MB/s135th23.2 MB/s117th69 MB/s97th$11660th
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...
54.2 %150th436 MB/s141st115 MB/s155th21.4 MB/s139th76.5 MB/s54th$645th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
11,381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 7GB free
54 %151st456 MB/s130th104 MB/s159th24.1 MB/s99th64.5 MB/s117th$10952nd
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...
52.9 %152nd344 MB/s154th205 MB/s130th24.3 MB/s93rd59.6 MB/s130th$188106th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
3,114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 260GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 282GB free
52 %153rd437 MB/s139th221 MB/s123rd21.3 MB/s141st16.7 MB/s161st$15585th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $229
3,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 90GB free
51.3 %154th465 MB/s120th159 MB/s145th22.5 MB/s128th37 MB/s159th$229127th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
186 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
51.1 %155th428 MB/s147th112 MB/s157th19.4 MB/s148th73.3 MB/s75th$8326th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $107
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...
50.8 %156th379 MB/s153rd114 MB/s156th20.1 MB/s146th75.3 MB/s62nd$10750th
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 ...
46.7 %157th193 MB/s158th164 MB/s143rd19.6 MB/s147th68.5 MB/s99th$199114th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $65
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...
46.2 %158th329 MB/s155th108 MB/s158th19 MB/s153rd67.7 MB/s103rd$656th
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...
45.9 %159th189 MB/s159th160 MB/s144th19.2 MB/s150th67.8 MB/s102nd$232128th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
11,487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 10GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 29GB free
40 %160th182 MB/s160th102 MB/s160th19.4 MB/s148th66.2 MB/s111th$10247th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
6,640 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 17GB free
39.5 %161st182 MB/s160th98.8 MB/s161st19.1 MB/s152nd66 MB/s112th$10953rd
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...
38.7 %162nd245 MB/s157th130 MB/s150th16.9 MB/s161st31.9 MB/s160th$234129th
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