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SSD Rankings - March 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 73.7 38.9 506 462 182 476 308 99.8 38.5 24.9 17.1 91.7 69.5 16.7 471 157 43
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
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 %1st505 MB/s2nd443 MB/s20th33 MB/s7th90.7 MB/s2nd$13880th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $465
2,697 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 643GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 460GB free
100 %2nd505 MB/s2nd449 MB/s13th31.8 MB/s9th86 MB/s9th$465161st
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $225
8,845 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 52GB free
98.9 %3rd500 MB/s7th448 MB/s14th32.1 MB/s8th87.3 MB/s5th$225134th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
60,312 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 107GB free
97 %4th497 MB/s17th391 MB/s47th38.5 MB/s1st78.7 MB/s38th$169102nd
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $289
10,990 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 723GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 457GB free
95.9 %5th500 MB/s7th394 MB/s43rd38 MB/s3rd77.7 MB/s47th$289150th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $255
762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 189GB free
94.7 %6th488 MB/s47th455 MB/s7th29.5 MB/s13th84.8 MB/s14th$255144th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $88
13,921 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 52GB free
94.3 %7th497 MB/s17th388 MB/s51st38.2 MB/s2nd77.2 MB/s53rd$8831st
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...
94.3 %8th484 MB/s57th453 MB/s9th24 MB/s94th91.7 MB/s1st$240139th
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...
94.2 %9th494 MB/s29th389 MB/s49th37.9 MB/s4th78.1 MB/s46th$9842nd
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $150
3,359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 10GB free
93.3 %10th496 MB/s23rd403 MB/s36th31.5 MB/s10th85.8 MB/s10th$15089th
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...
91.2 %11th496 MB/s23rd451 MB/s12th25.8 MB/s50th86.5 MB/s7th$15297th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $150
168 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 413GB free
90.4 %12th500 MB/s7th417 MB/s30th25.2 MB/s66th83.2 MB/s19th$15089th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $191
214 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 411GB free
89.4 %13th482 MB/s60th452 MB/s10th23.8 MB/s101st86.3 MB/s8th$191116th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
206 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
89 %14th480 MB/s67th447 MB/s17th24.4 MB/s86th85.7 MB/s11th$195119th
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...
88.8 %15th486 MB/s52nd445 MB/s19th21.5 MB/s138th84.8 MB/s14th$246141st
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
81 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 324GB free
88.4 %16th506 MB/s1st476 MB/s1st30.1 MB/s12th78.8 MB/s36th$15196th
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...
88.1 %17th455 MB/s131st404 MB/s35th26.6 MB/s36th89.4 MB/s3rd$400160th
Plextor M6S 512GB $195
19 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
88.1 %18th473 MB/s88th420 MB/s29th28 MB/s21st64.1 MB/s117th$195118th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 331GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 318GB free
88.1 %19th485 MB/s54th435 MB/s25th28.2 MB/s18th77 MB/s54th$219129th
Crucial BX100 500GB $176
1,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 374GB free
87.8 %20th496 MB/s23rd412 MB/s31st24.5 MB/s82nd78.2 MB/s44th$176105th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
4,767 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 193GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 477GB free
87.7 %21st482 MB/s60th448 MB/s14th25 MB/s70th84.9 MB/s13th$200122nd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $389
348 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
87.6 %22nd480 MB/s67th436 MB/s24th28.1 MB/s19th73.3 MB/s74th$389159th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
83 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 15GB free
87 %23rd500 MB/s7th336 MB/s69th28.1 MB/s19th78.6 MB/s40th$11063rd
OCZ Vertex 460 240GB $203
The OCZ Vertex 460 replaces the Vertex 450. The main difference between the two is a change from Intel/Micron (IMFT) 20nm MLC NAND to Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND, a fittin...
86.8 %24th474 MB/s87th437 MB/s22nd21.1 MB/s142nd80.4 MB/s34th$203123rd
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...
86.5 %25th481 MB/s65th462 MB/s3rd21.7 MB/s137th82.3 MB/s23rd$13075th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $247
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...
86.2 %26th488 MB/s47th402 MB/s38th22.5 MB/s126th81.7 MB/s24th$247143rd
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
555 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
85.5 %27th492 MB/s36th392 MB/s45th22.1 MB/s132nd87.6 MB/s4th$8933rd
Crucial BX100 250GB $115
The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 use...
85.3 %28th499 MB/s12th355 MB/s66th25.3 MB/s63rd81.6 MB/s25th$11566th
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...
85.3 %29th472 MB/s90th454 MB/s8th22.4 MB/s128th79.9 MB/s35th$11365th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
311 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 297GB free
85 %30th488 MB/s47th407 MB/s32nd22.9 MB/s116th73.1 MB/s76th$181111th
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...
84.9 %31st468 MB/s100th452 MB/s10th22.1 MB/s132nd81.3 MB/s26th$177107th
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB $100
The Plextor M5 delivers fantastic value for money and sits within easy reach of the top handful of SSD's currently available. The M5's performance favours server typ...
84.4 %32nd479 MB/s72nd403 MB/s36th26.8 MB/s33rd60.5 MB/s125th$10048th
PNY CS2211 480GB $155
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 146GB free
84.2 %33rd499 MB/s12th463 MB/s2nd25.6 MB/s56th73.2 MB/s75th$155100th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
414 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 146GB free
84.1 %34th496 MB/s23rd431 MB/s27th28.9 MB/s15th75.8 MB/s59th$170104th
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...
84.1 %35th472 MB/s90th435 MB/s25th18.4 MB/s158th76.9 MB/s55th$206124th
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 %36th475 MB/s86th421 MB/s28th27.2 MB/s29th71.8 MB/s81st$10553rd
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
40 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 608GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 894GB free
83.7 %37th498 MB/s14th461 MB/s4th25.1 MB/s68th76.8 MB/s57th$290151st
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
83.7 %38th470 MB/s95th387 MB/s52nd21.8 MB/s136th78.2 MB/s44th$320155th
Plextor M6S 256GB $169
302 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
83.5 %39th454 MB/s132nd398 MB/s42nd27.9 MB/s24th63 MB/s120th$169102nd
Crucial M550 128GB $98
550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 11GB free
83.5 %40th490 MB/s41st338 MB/s68th25.8 MB/s50th83.7 MB/s17th$9843rd
HyperX Savage 960GB $290
106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 849GB free
83.3 %41st496 MB/s23rd457 MB/s5th24.8 MB/s77th70.3 MB/s90th$290151st
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $63
175 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 112GB free
83.2 %42nd479 MB/s72nd377 MB/s55th31.2 MB/s11th69.9 MB/s91st$639th
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...
83 %43rd489 MB/s43rd359 MB/s64th28.4 MB/s17th75.1 MB/s64th$224132nd
Crucial MX200 250GB $123
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelerati...
83 %44th504 MB/s4th371 MB/s59th26.6 MB/s36th70.9 MB/s86th$12372nd
HyperX Savage 240GB $110
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...
82.7 %45th497 MB/s17th440 MB/s21st25.5 MB/s59th75.3 MB/s61st$11062nd
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...
82.6 %46th466 MB/s108th394 MB/s43rd24.5 MB/s82nd60.6 MB/s124th$348158th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
311 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
82.5 %47th431 MB/s143rd399 MB/s41st22.9 MB/s116th81 MB/s29th$180110th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
82.3 %48th498 MB/s14th448 MB/s14th26.4 MB/s40th73.4 MB/s73rd$9539th
HyperX Savage 480GB $191
30 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
82.2 %49th496 MB/s23rd457 MB/s5th24.3 MB/s90th67.7 MB/s100th$191115th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
175 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 66GB free
82 %50th477 MB/s82nd392 MB/s45th23.1 MB/s114th84 MB/s16th$8830th
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 %51st449 MB/s134th373 MB/s58th27.9 MB/s24th80.7 MB/s33rd$10554th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $109
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...
81.9 %52nd437 MB/s140th406 MB/s33rd22.5 MB/s126th82.6 MB/s22nd$10959th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $70
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...
81.8 %53rd482 MB/s60th376 MB/s56th21.1 MB/s142nd68.7 MB/s97th$7014th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free
81.7 %54th480 MB/s67th364 MB/s61st21.4 MB/s139th81.1 MB/s28th$15089th
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...
81.6 %55th425 MB/s145th358 MB/s65th24 MB/s94th87 MB/s6th$15087th
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 ...
81.5 %56th476 MB/s85th380 MB/s54th20.1 MB/s146th65.1 MB/s113th$225133rd
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
68 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 103GB free
81.5 %57th477 MB/s82nd402 MB/s38th23.4 MB/s110th83.5 MB/s18th$9237th
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 %58th494 MB/s29th293 MB/s96th24.4 MB/s86th80.8 MB/s32nd$10050th
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...
80.3 %59th482 MB/s60th273 MB/s99th29.1 MB/s14th83.2 MB/s19th$223131st
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...
80.3 %60th472 MB/s90th376 MB/s56th22.9 MB/s116th69.4 MB/s94th$215126th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $176
82 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
80.2 %61st494 MB/s29th437 MB/s22nd24.1 MB/s93rd72.1 MB/s78th$176106th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $187
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...
80.2 %62nd485 MB/s54th318 MB/s81st36.6 MB/s5th59.2 MB/s131st$187114th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $348
27 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
80.1 %63rd489 MB/s43rd446 MB/s18th23.2 MB/s112th65.6 MB/s110th$348157th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $93
181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 166GB free
80 %64th479 MB/s72nd402 MB/s38th23.8 MB/s101st70.4 MB/s88th$9338th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
376 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 64GB free
79.9 %65th480 MB/s67th405 MB/s34th22.7 MB/s122nd78.7 MB/s38th$7017th
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...
79.7 %66th469 MB/s98th371 MB/s59th22.6 MB/s124th69.7 MB/s93rd$245140th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
259 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
79.4 %67th497 MB/s17th382 MB/s53rd26 MB/s48th74 MB/s71st$8024th
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...
79.2 %68th489 MB/s43rd321 MB/s79th25 MB/s70th81.2 MB/s27th$11667th
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
594 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 10GB free
79.2 %69th462 MB/s117th316 MB/s83rd28 MB/s21st64.6 MB/s114th$8629th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $130
The 128GB 840 Pro is a rock solid performer. On release, nearly a year and a half ago, the Pro smashed several speed records. Today, with sequential read/write speed...
78.4 %70th484 MB/s57th303 MB/s91st28.8 MB/s16th77.6 MB/s49th$13075th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $112
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...
78.2 %71st487 MB/s50th289 MB/s97th24 MB/s94th78.3 MB/s43rd$11264th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $107
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 %72nd471 MB/s93rd310 MB/s87th36.6 MB/s5th58.5 MB/s132nd$10756th
PNY CS2211 240GB $150
323 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 153GB free
78 %73rd498 MB/s14th391 MB/s47th24.9 MB/s75th72.1 MB/s78th$15085th
HyperX Savage 120GB $100
1,093 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 85GB free
77.8 %74th501 MB/s6th351 MB/s67th25.7 MB/s52nd77.7 MB/s47th$10048th
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...
77.5 %75th473 MB/s88th302 MB/s92nd27.2 MB/s29th59.9 MB/s128th$13073rd
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...
77.5 %76th486 MB/s52nd323 MB/s76th23.8 MB/s101st74.6 MB/s67th$9034th
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...
77.4 %77th479 MB/s72nd389 MB/s49th23.7 MB/s106th46.9 MB/s151st$240138th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $68
1,155 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 40GB free
76.5 %78th428 MB/s144th361 MB/s63rd22.7 MB/s122nd81 MB/s29th$6811th
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 %79th485 MB/s54th322 MB/s77th23.1 MB/s114th66.9 MB/s104th$14583rd
Crucial MX200 500GB $178
1,872 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 212GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 54GB free
75.5 %80th487 MB/s50th334 MB/s70th24.8 MB/s77th67.3 MB/s103rd$178108th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $331
5 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 840GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 667GB free
75 %81st503 MB/s5th295 MB/s94th27 MB/s31st67.7 MB/s100th$331156th
Crucial MX200 1TB $317
418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 407GB free
74.4 %82nd457 MB/s128th363 MB/s62nd24 MB/s94th65.6 MB/s110th$317154th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $150
221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 452GB free
74.4 %83rd492 MB/s36th316 MB/s83rd26.8 MB/s33rd56.9 MB/s133rd$15086th
Crucial M500 240GB $135
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...
73.9 %84th484 MB/s57th263 MB/s101st22 MB/s134th78.5 MB/s42nd$13578th
Crucial MX300 1TB $270
509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 730GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 821GB free
73.1 %85th463 MB/s115th318 MB/s81st22.3 MB/s130th60.2 MB/s126th$270147th
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 %86th441 MB/s138th262 MB/s103rd27.4 MB/s28th75.5 MB/s60th$13075th
Crucial MX300 750GB $237
2,037 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 336GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 470GB free
72.9 %87th463 MB/s115th312 MB/s85th22.8 MB/s119th63.3 MB/s119th$237137th
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
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
698 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 55GB free
71.7 %89th494 MB/s29th182 MB/s136th25 MB/s70th76.9 MB/s55th$7016th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $101
867 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 32GB free
71.6 %90th491 MB/s39th305 MB/s90th26.2 MB/s44th54.2 MB/s139th$10151st
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...
71.5 %91st403 MB/s151st306 MB/s89th26.2 MB/s44th72 MB/s80th$12070th
Crucial MX300 525GB $150
3,898 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 413GB free
71.2 %92nd460 MB/s121st311 MB/s86th22.6 MB/s124th60.2 MB/s126th$15089th
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% ...
71.2 %93rd500 MB/s7th180 MB/s137th25 MB/s70th85.2 MB/s12th$7420th
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 %94th467 MB/s103rd260 MB/s104th18.4 MB/s158th81 MB/s29th$8025th
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 %95th478 MB/s77th247 MB/s107th22 MB/s134th63.8 MB/s118th$9136th
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 %96th481 MB/s65th226 MB/s118th25.7 MB/s52nd77.4 MB/s51st$13880th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $246
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 587GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 749GB free
69.9 %97th490 MB/s41st331 MB/s71st25.3 MB/s63rd51.9 MB/s142nd$246142nd
PNY CS1311 960GB $300
304 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 273GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 174GB free
69.9 %98th492 MB/s36th328 MB/s73rd26.6 MB/s36th52.1 MB/s141st$300153rd
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...
69.7 %99th469 MB/s98th237 MB/s112th25.3 MB/s63rd78.8 MB/s36th$9540th
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 %100th478 MB/s77th223 MB/s122nd25.6 MB/s56th74.5 MB/s69th$182113th
PNY CS1311 240GB $90
3,355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 172GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 9GB free
69 %101st497 MB/s17th325 MB/s74th25 MB/s70th54.5 MB/s137th$9034th
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...
68.9 %102nd480 MB/s67th226 MB/s118th24.9 MB/s75th74.6 MB/s67th$266146th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
976 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 27GB free
68.7 %103rd467 MB/s103rd205 MB/s129th25.7 MB/s52nd55.8 MB/s134th$200121st
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...
68.6 %104th461 MB/s119th298 MB/s93rd22.4 MB/s128th59.7 MB/s129th$9540th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $235
3,187 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 855GB free
68.6 %105th464 MB/s112th263 MB/s101st27.6 MB/s26th55.3 MB/s136th$235136th
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 %106th478 MB/s77th232 MB/s117th26.4 MB/s40th66.5 MB/s106th$15089th
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...
68.4 %107th471 MB/s93rd226 MB/s118th25.1 MB/s68th74.8 MB/s66th$200120th
PNY CS1311 480GB $137
1,208 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 250GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 76GB free
68.4 %108th489 MB/s43rd322 MB/s77th26.4 MB/s40th50.5 MB/s145th$13779th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $150
1,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 298GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 17GB free
68.2 %109th493 MB/s35th329 MB/s72nd24.4 MB/s86th49.9 MB/s146th$15089th
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 %110th479 MB/s72nd320 MB/s80th19.1 MB/s154th51.5 MB/s143rd$261145th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $149
6,061 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 250GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 169GB free
68 %111th464 MB/s112th274 MB/s98th27.5 MB/s27th49.9 MB/s146th$14984th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
2,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 148GB free
67.3 %112th497 MB/s17th324 MB/s75th23.9 MB/s99th49.2 MB/s148th$608th
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...
67.1 %113th468 MB/s100th226 MB/s118th24.2 MB/s92nd70.6 MB/s87th$160101st
PNY CS1311 120GB $50
2,439 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 60GB free
66.6 %114th494 MB/s29th295 MB/s94th25.4 MB/s62nd54.5 MB/s137th$502nd
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...
66.4 %115th464 MB/s112th208 MB/s127th25.5 MB/s59th72.9 MB/s77th$179109th
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 ...
66.4 %116th482 MB/s60th148 MB/s146th23.9 MB/s99th74.9 MB/s65th$554th
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...
66.3 %117th461 MB/s119th216 MB/s125th24.5 MB/s82nd71.4 MB/s84th$14282nd
Crucial BX200 960GB $220
148 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 659GB free
66.2 %118th470 MB/s95th238 MB/s110th26.3 MB/s43rd45.5 MB/s153rd$220130th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $70
681 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 16GB free
66.1 %119th494 MB/s29th309 MB/s88th23.8 MB/s101st48.7 MB/s149th$7014th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $85
The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its c...
65.3 %120th449 MB/s134th245 MB/s108th26.9 MB/s32nd50.7 MB/s144th$8528th
Crucial BX200 240GB $68
4,696 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 167GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 52GB free
64.5 %121st466 MB/s108th237 MB/s112th26.2 MB/s44th43.2 MB/s158th$6812th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
4,517 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 175GB free
64.5 %122nd470 MB/s95th238 MB/s110th26.5 MB/s39th43.8 MB/s156th$7419th
Crucial BX200 480GB $130
1,068 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 225GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 88GB free
64.1 %123rd462 MB/s117th234 MB/s115th25.7 MB/s52nd43.6 MB/s157th$13074th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $150
1,174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 396GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 286GB free
64 %124th467 MB/s103rd237 MB/s112th25.2 MB/s66th44.7 MB/s155th$15088th
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...
63.9 %125th401 MB/s152nd210 MB/s126th26 MB/s48th69.1 MB/s95th$8022nd
Corsair Force LS 240GB $106
715 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 112GB free
63.9 %126th478 MB/s77th271 MB/s100th19.4 MB/s149th64.4 MB/s115th$10655th
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...
63.5 %127th477 MB/s82nd134 MB/s149th22.2 MB/s131st78.6 MB/s40th$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...
63.3 %128th302 MB/s156th260 MB/s104th17.1 MB/s161st83.2 MB/s19th$218127th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $56
413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 89GB free
63.2 %129th491 MB/s39th195 MB/s133rd26.2 MB/s44th55.4 MB/s135th$566th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $100
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 %130th458 MB/s125th166 MB/s141st25.6 MB/s56th75.9 MB/s58th$10047th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
62.6 %131st405 MB/s150th208 MB/s127th24.6 MB/s81st62.5 MB/s122nd$8022nd
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $153
1,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 81GB free
62.4 %132nd424 MB/s146th219 MB/s124th26.8 MB/s33rd53.4 MB/s140th$15398th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 74GB free
62.3 %133rd458 MB/s125th177 MB/s138th24 MB/s94th71.8 MB/s81st$8021st
Intel 520 Series 120GB $99
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...
62.2 %134th466 MB/s108th141 MB/s148th28 MB/s21st75.3 MB/s61st$9944th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $270
100 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
61.9 %135th422 MB/s148th241 MB/s109th22.8 MB/s119th46.7 MB/s152nd$270147th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $284
81 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
61.4 %136th457 MB/s128th170 MB/s140th23.7 MB/s106th66.5 MB/s106th$284149th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $43
3,784 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 81GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 69GB free
61.3 %137th468 MB/s100th200 MB/s131st25.5 MB/s59th45 MB/s154th$431st
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...
60.6 %138th478 MB/s77th175 MB/s139th23.3 MB/s111th68.5 MB/s98th$193117th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
1,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 96GB free
59.9 %139th459 MB/s124th143 MB/s147th24.7 MB/s79th75.3 MB/s61st$6810th
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 %140th467 MB/s103rd234 MB/s115th18.6 MB/s157th47 MB/s150th$10960th
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 ...
58.9 %141st460 MB/s121st131 MB/s150th24.7 MB/s79th73.6 MB/s72nd$11667th
Samsung 840 250GB $208
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...
58.5 %142nd445 MB/s137th165 MB/s142nd23.5 MB/s109th61.6 MB/s123rd$208125th
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 %143rd440 MB/s139th197 MB/s132nd19.3 MB/s151st69.8 MB/s92nd$8126th
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...
58.3 %144th466 MB/s108th249 MB/s106th18.8 MB/s155th68.4 MB/s99th$218127th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $81
This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen...
57.8 %145th408 MB/s149th194 MB/s134th19.4 MB/s149th70.4 MB/s88th$8126th
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 ...
57.3 %146th458 MB/s125th123 MB/s153rd23.7 MB/s106th71.1 MB/s85th$8932nd
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 %147th460 MB/s121st119 MB/s154th24.3 MB/s90th71.6 MB/s83rd$9944th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
96 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
56.7 %148th449 MB/s134th129 MB/s152nd24.4 MB/s86th64.2 MB/s116th$12071st
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/s103rd188 MB/s135th23.2 MB/s112th67.7 MB/s100th$11667th
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...
54.4 %150th437 MB/s140th117 MB/s155th21.3 MB/s140th77.6 MB/s49th$554th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
6,892 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 15GB free
53.2 %151st451 MB/s133rd105 MB/s159th23.8 MB/s101st62.6 MB/s121st$10958th
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/s154th202 MB/s130th24.5 MB/s82nd59.4 MB/s130th$182112th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
1,771 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 419GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 138GB free
52 %153rd436 MB/s142nd220 MB/s123rd21.2 MB/s141st16.7 MB/s161st$15599th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $71
115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
51.8 %154th424 MB/s146th115 MB/s156th20.4 MB/s144th74.1 MB/s70th$7118th
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...
50.9 %155th374 MB/s153rd115 MB/s156th20.2 MB/s145th77.4 MB/s51st$587th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $108
1,553 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 127GB free
50.8 %156th456 MB/s130th153 MB/s145th22.8 MB/s119th36.3 MB/s159th$10857th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $53
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...
46.8 %157th337 MB/s155th109 MB/s158th19.5 MB/s148th66.7 MB/s105th$533rd
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 %158th189 MB/s158th162 MB/s143rd19.2 MB/s153rd69 MB/s96th$15089th
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...
45.3 %159th189 MB/s158th161 MB/s144th18.8 MB/s155th65.4 MB/s112th$232135th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
4,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 15GB free
39.8 %160th182 MB/s161st99.8 MB/s161st19.6 MB/s147th65.7 MB/s109th$10960th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
7,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 2GB free
39.7 %161st183 MB/s160th101 MB/s160th19.3 MB/s151st65.9 MB/s108th$10252nd
Intel 320 Series 120GB $99
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/s151st17.3 MB/s160th32.3 MB/s160th$9944th
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