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SSD Rankings - September 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 103 74.1 38.8 512 465 180 473 309 99.7 39 25 16.9 90.1 69.5 16.8 471 163 50
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $207
11,900 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 255GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 140GB free
103 %1st506 MB/s2nd446 MB/s18th33.1 MB/s7th90.1 MB/s1st$207123rd
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $369
3,759 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 753GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 635GB free
101 %2nd512 MB/s1st458 MB/s8th32.1 MB/s9th86.7 MB/s9th$369157th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better perf...
99.5 %3rd506 MB/s2nd443 MB/s22nd32.8 MB/s8th88.5 MB/s5th$12067th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
97,875 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 29GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 74GB free
97.2 %4th500 MB/s16th395 MB/s41st39 MB/s1st81 MB/s31st$15084th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $320
19,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 146GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 488GB free
97.1 %5th498 MB/s25th391 MB/s49th38.3 MB/s2nd77.5 MB/s47th$320151st
Intel 730 Series 480GB $320
1,128 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 348GB free
94.9 %6th491 MB/s48th455 MB/s10th29.3 MB/s14th83.4 MB/s20th$320152nd
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 %7th496 MB/s32nd461 MB/s5th23.5 MB/s108th90.1 MB/s1st$240135th
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
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...
94.1 %8th500 MB/s16th393 MB/s45th37.6 MB/s4th76.6 MB/s51st$8630th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $73
23,798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 6GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 55GB free
93.9 %9th494 MB/s38th390 MB/s51st38.1 MB/s3rd77 MB/s50th$7312th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $191
5,283 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 2GB free
92.9 %10th502 MB/s8th394 MB/s42nd31.7 MB/s10th87 MB/s7th$191114th
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...
91.7 %11th499 MB/s21st450 MB/s15th25.9 MB/s53rd82.9 MB/s23rd$15289th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
305 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
90.2 %12th487 MB/s57th455 MB/s10th24 MB/s99th86.3 MB/s11th$14079th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
29 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 49GB free
90 %13th480 MB/s78th422 MB/s29th28.2 MB/s20th62.1 MB/s121st$190113th
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...
89.8 %14th488 MB/s53rd446 MB/s18th21.6 MB/s135th85.2 MB/s14th$246137th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,673 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 346GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 277GB free
89.6 %15th491 MB/s48th440 MB/s24th28.6 MB/s18th78 MB/s44th$209124th
Crucial BX100 500GB $170
2,134 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 373GB free
89.4 %16th499 MB/s21st415 MB/s30th25.3 MB/s69th80.2 MB/s36th$170101st
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
7,031 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 341GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 40GB free
89.1 %17th487 MB/s57th451 MB/s14th25.4 MB/s67th85.9 MB/s12th$200120th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
89.1 %18th482 MB/s71st449 MB/s16th24.3 MB/s93rd84 MB/s19th$195117th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
254 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
88.9 %19th497 MB/s28th415 MB/s30th25.2 MB/s71st81 MB/s31st$16598th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $412
501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 893GB free
88.5 %20th484 MB/s65th438 MB/s26th28.2 MB/s20th74.6 MB/s66th$412161st
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB $400
The Vertex 4 is just over a year old but thanks to its recent firmware update (1.5), it still manages to perform almost on a par with the best drives currently avail...
87.8 %21st458 MB/s129th403 MB/s38th26.8 MB/s34th88.6 MB/s4th$400159th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
113 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 74GB free
87.6 %22nd505 MB/s5th462 MB/s3rd30.1 MB/s12th78.2 MB/s43rd$15188th
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 ...
87.4 %23rd487 MB/s57th423 MB/s28th28.5 MB/s19th74.2 MB/s68th$10552nd
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 %24th474 MB/s94th439 MB/s25th21.3 MB/s140th82.4 MB/s25th$203121st
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $110
The AMD Radeon R7 SSD is manufactured by OCZ (Toshiba). The release of the R7 is in line with OCZ's approximate six-monthly release cycle. Apart from newer NAND memo...
86.8 %25th480 MB/s78th466 MB/s2nd23 MB/s120th80.8 MB/s33rd$11058th
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
64 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 894GB free
86.7 %26th506 MB/s2nd473 MB/s1st26 MB/s49th81.8 MB/s27th$289146th
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 %27th475 MB/s92nd458 MB/s8th22.5 MB/s127th84.7 MB/s17th$177106th
Crucial BX100 250GB $124
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...
86.7 %28th505 MB/s5th357 MB/s65th25.7 MB/s61st81.5 MB/s28th$12470th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 9GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 15GB free
86.5 %29th501 MB/s10th335 MB/s70th28 MB/s23rd78.3 MB/s42nd$11059th
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 %30th483 MB/s68th462 MB/s3rd21.8 MB/s133rd79.2 MB/s39th$16094th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
644 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
85.9 %31st494 MB/s38th392 MB/s46th22.3 MB/s129th89.8 MB/s3rd$8935th
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...
85.8 %32nd479 MB/s83rd444 MB/s21st18.9 MB/s155th81.3 MB/s29th$206122nd
Transcend SSD370 512GB $181
388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
85.4 %33rd489 MB/s50th408 MB/s33rd23.1 MB/s118th73 MB/s79th$181109th
Crucial M550 128GB $95
736 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 22GB free
85 %34th498 MB/s25th340 MB/s68th26.5 MB/s39th86.8 MB/s8th$9542nd
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB $100
The Plextor M5 delivers fantastic value for money and sits within easy reach of the top handful of SSD's currently available. The M5's performance favours server typ...
84.7 %35th478 MB/s86th404 MB/s37th26.7 MB/s36th59.7 MB/s128th$10046th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $70
300 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
84.5 %36th483 MB/s68th375 MB/s56th31.7 MB/s10th72.5 MB/s81st$7010th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
458 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 308GB free
84.4 %37th503 MB/s7th459 MB/s7th26 MB/s49th74.8 MB/s65th$16095th
HyperX Savage 240GB $115
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...
84.3 %38th499 MB/s21st455 MB/s10th25.8 MB/s57th75.6 MB/s58th$11561st
Transcend SSD370 1TB $320
64 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
84.1 %39th475 MB/s92nd392 MB/s46th21.8 MB/s133rd77.4 MB/s49th$320153rd
HyperX Savage 960GB $355
218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
84 %40th502 MB/s8th461 MB/s5th25.3 MB/s69th73.3 MB/s73rd$355156th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $228
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...
83.6 %41st488 MB/s53rd359 MB/s63rd28.8 MB/s17th78.5 MB/s41st$228130th
Plextor M6S 256GB $166
412 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
83.5 %42nd453 MB/s135th394 MB/s42nd27.9 MB/s24th63 MB/s119th$166100th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
558 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 41GB free
83.3 %43rd495 MB/s35th424 MB/s27th29.1 MB/s15th75.2 MB/s62nd$170103rd
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $263
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...
83.3 %44th494 MB/s38th399 MB/s39th21.1 MB/s142nd77.5 MB/s47th$263142nd
Corsair Performance Pro 256GB $348
We really liked this drive when it was released back in Nov '11. It had great real world performance both with compressible and incompressible data and was powered b...
83.3 %45th470 MB/s105th394 MB/s42nd25.2 MB/s71st61.7 MB/s123rd$348155th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 103GB free
83.1 %46th484 MB/s65th405 MB/s35th23.9 MB/s103rd86.7 MB/s9th$9240th
Crucial MX200 250GB $156
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelerati...
83.1 %47th501 MB/s10th362 MB/s61st26.7 MB/s36th71.7 MB/s86th$15691st
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $101
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...
83.1 %48th486 MB/s61st378 MB/s55th21.5 MB/s137th70.7 MB/s89th$10149th
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 187GB free
82.8 %49th501 MB/s10th445 MB/s20th26.6 MB/s38th74.1 MB/s69th$7517th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $188
465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 815GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
82.6 %50th434 MB/s144th399 MB/s39th23 MB/s120th80.5 MB/s35th$188112th
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 ...
82.5 %51st477 MB/s89th372 MB/s57th20.5 MB/s145th67.9 MB/s101st$225129th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 80GB free
82.4 %52nd485 MB/s62nd411 MB/s32nd23.5 MB/s108th84.9 MB/s16th$676th
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...
82.3 %53rd476 MB/s91st389 MB/s52nd23.4 MB/s112th73.3 MB/s73rd$215125th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 66GB free
82.3 %54th478 MB/s86th392 MB/s46th23.1 MB/s118th85 MB/s15th$8831st
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
371 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 19GB free
82.2 %55th482 MB/s71st367 MB/s60th21.5 MB/s137th82.2 MB/s26th$15084th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $377
The 240GB Intel 730 is just two months old and the newest SSDs in our group test. The 730 uses Intel's own enterprise controller (rather than a Sandforce) and it's m...
81.8 %56th485 MB/s62nd277 MB/s99th30 MB/s13th85.7 MB/s13th$377158th
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...
81.7 %57th452 MB/s136th369 MB/s59th27.8 MB/s25th79.6 MB/s38th$10553rd
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
81.6 %58th498 MB/s25th443 MB/s22nd24.8 MB/s78th71.3 MB/s87th$179108th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
46 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
81.6 %59th499 MB/s21st453 MB/s13th24.4 MB/s89th64.7 MB/s113th$195116th
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB $150
The 128GB Vertex 4 has an average score of 90.5% which is the highest we have seen to date for a 120-128GB SSD. We have in excess of 100 UBM samples for the Vertex 4...
81 %60th428 MB/s146th349 MB/s66th24.6 MB/s82nd88.2 MB/s6th$15083rd
Plextor M6S 128GB $86
1,084 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 36GB free
80.8 %61st466 MB/s116th316 MB/s85th28.2 MB/s20th65.4 MB/s110th$8629th
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...
80.8 %62nd435 MB/s142nd406 MB/s34th21.9 MB/s132nd79.1 MB/s40th$7416th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $100
303 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 166GB free
80.7 %63rd480 MB/s78th405 MB/s35th23.9 MB/s103rd72.4 MB/s82nd$10046th
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...
80.7 %64th473 MB/s95th372 MB/s57th23.2 MB/s116th70.5 MB/s91st$245136th
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...
80.7 %65th493 MB/s43rd321 MB/s79th25.6 MB/s64th83.1 MB/s22nd$11662nd
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...
80.6 %66th495 MB/s35th294 MB/s95th24.5 MB/s85th80.6 MB/s34th$10048th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $403
48 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 483GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 846GB free
79.9 %67th493 MB/s43rd448 MB/s17th23.3 MB/s114th65.2 MB/s112th$403160th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $269
56 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 754GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
79.9 %68th493 MB/s43rd324 MB/s73rd27.7 MB/s28th63.8 MB/s117th$269144th
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...
79.8 %69th488 MB/s53rd311 MB/s86th29.1 MB/s15th77.9 MB/s45th$16095th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
430 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
79.2 %70th501 MB/s10th382 MB/s53rd26.1 MB/s45th74.5 MB/s67th$8022nd
PNY CS2211 240GB $174
487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
79.1 %71st501 MB/s10th380 MB/s54th26 MB/s49th74.9 MB/s63rd$174105th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $120
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...
78.7 %72nd485 MB/s62nd319 MB/s80th35.7 MB/s6th56.7 MB/s132nd$12065th
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 %73rd480 MB/s78th304 MB/s92nd27.1 MB/s33rd60.1 MB/s127th$13071st
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...
77.9 %74th481 MB/s76th391 MB/s49th23.8 MB/s106th47 MB/s150th$240133rd
Transcend SSD370 256GB $89
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 %75th489 MB/s50th289 MB/s97th23.4 MB/s112th75.6 MB/s58th$8932nd
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 84GB free
77.8 %76th501 MB/s10th345 MB/s67th25.8 MB/s57th77.8 MB/s46th$8022nd
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $140
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...
77.6 %77th470 MB/s105th311 MB/s86th36.3 MB/s5th58 MB/s130th$14077th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,500 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 9GB free
77.3 %78th435 MB/s142nd361 MB/s62nd23 MB/s120th82.7 MB/s24th$8225th
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...
76.7 %79th488 MB/s53rd322 MB/s77th23.3 MB/s114th68.9 MB/s97th$14581st
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $90
The ADATA SP920 shares the same controller (Marvel 88SS9189), and for capacities over 256GB the same NAND configuration as the excellent Crucial M550. The lower capa...
76.4 %80th487 MB/s57th317 MB/s83rd23.5 MB/s108th73.2 MB/s76th$9036th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
600 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 849GB free
75.7 %81st466 MB/s116th359 MB/s63rd24.9 MB/s75th66.9 MB/s106th$329154th
Crucial MX200 500GB $240
2,706 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 250GB free
74.5 %82nd489 MB/s50th324 MB/s73rd25.2 MB/s71st67.2 MB/s104th$240134th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $159
805 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 343GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 47GB free
73.7 %83rd497 MB/s28th319 MB/s80th26.1 MB/s45th54.5 MB/s134th$15993rd
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 %84th444 MB/s138th257 MB/s105th27.6 MB/s29th75.6 MB/s58th$13072nd
Crucial MX300 1TB $251
1,541 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 632GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 633GB free
72.7 %85th465 MB/s120th318 MB/s82nd22.6 MB/s126th58 MB/s130th$251138th
Crucial M500 240GB $150
We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and tw...
72.4 %86th482 MB/s71st261 MB/s103rd21.5 MB/s137th73.3 MB/s73rd$15087th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $90
2,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 109GB free
72.3 %87th496 MB/s32nd305 MB/s91st26.3 MB/s43rd53.9 MB/s135th$9036th
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 MX300 750GB $257
3,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 141GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 439GB free
71.9 %89th464 MB/s123rd307 MB/s90th23.2 MB/s116th62.1 MB/s121st$257139th
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 %90th500 MB/s16th179 MB/s137th25.6 MB/s64th84.3 MB/s18th$7413th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
1,146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 21GB free
71.8 %91st500 MB/s16th182 MB/s136th25.5 MB/s66th76 MB/s53rd$7011th
PNY CS1311 960GB $298
355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 174GB free
71.5 %92nd500 MB/s16th336 MB/s69th27.6 MB/s29th53.7 MB/s136th$298147th
Crucial MX300 525GB $140
10,848 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 387GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 465GB free
71.5 %93rd462 MB/s126th311 MB/s86th23 MB/s120th61 MB/s125th$14077th
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 %94th469 MB/s110th261 MB/s103rd18.4 MB/s159th81.1 MB/s30th$8024th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $270
543 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 701GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 514GB free
70.5 %95th497 MB/s28th333 MB/s71st25.8 MB/s57th52.5 MB/s141st$270145th
Seagate 600 120GB $91
The 120GB Seagate 600 is yet another drive that massively underperforms its larger, in this case 240GB, sibling. Looking at the 120GB and 240GB 600's shows that the ...
70.3 %96th479 MB/s83rd249 MB/s107th22 MB/s131st64 MB/s115th$9139th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $182
The HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is ra...
70 %97th477 MB/s89th226 MB/s121st25.9 MB/s53rd76 MB/s53rd$182110th
Kingston HyperX 240GB $266
The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical dr...
69.8 %98th481 MB/s76th227 MB/s119th25.4 MB/s67th76.3 MB/s52nd$266143rd
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...
69.7 %99th404 MB/s150th293 MB/s96th25.7 MB/s61st68.3 MB/s98th$12066th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $136
The Intel 535 SSD was quietly released in April 2015, very few review samples were distributed and the release went largely unnoticed. The 535 sports the same basic ...
69.7 %100th482 MB/s71st222 MB/s124th25.7 MB/s61st75.9 MB/s56th$13674th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $136
10,150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 283GB free
69.1 %101st473 MB/s95th277 MB/s99th27.8 MB/s25th51.6 MB/s144th$13675th
Plextor M5S 128GB $123
1,373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 38GB free
68.9 %102nd470 MB/s105th205 MB/s130th26.2 MB/s44th56.2 MB/s133rd$12369th
PNY CS1311 480GB $139
2,260 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 281GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 85GB free
68.8 %103rd492 MB/s46th324 MB/s73rd26.1 MB/s45th52 MB/s143rd$13976th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $133
The SX900 and SX910 are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Adata. The only difference between them is their warranty period: 5 years for the SX910 vs 3 years for th...
68.6 %104th471 MB/s101st236 MB/s114th24.5 MB/s85th76 MB/s53rd$13373rd
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $258
5,978 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 487GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 707GB free
68.5 %105th471 MB/s101st262 MB/s102nd27.5 MB/s31st52.9 MB/s140th$258140th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $158
2,468 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 326GB free
68.4 %106th494 MB/s38th332 MB/s72nd24.5 MB/s85th49.6 MB/s148th$15892nd
Crucial MX300 275GB $93
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...
68.4 %107th464 MB/s123rd298 MB/s93rd22.5 MB/s127th58.5 MB/s129th$9341st
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 %108th478 MB/s86th233 MB/s117th25.8 MB/s57th64.6 MB/s114th$170101st
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 %109th471 MB/s101st226 MB/s121st24.9 MB/s75th74 MB/s71st$216126th
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...
67.7 %110th480 MB/s78th317 MB/s83rd18.7 MB/s156th51.3 MB/s145th$261141st
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...
67.7 %111th469 MB/s110th227 MB/s119th24.6 MB/s82nd71.9 MB/s85th$16097th
PNY CS1311 240GB $89
4,506 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 109GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 34GB free
67.7 %112th492 MB/s46th322 MB/s77th24.6 MB/s82nd52.1 MB/s142nd$8934th
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $114
4,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 123GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 201GB free
67.6 %113th495 MB/s35th324 MB/s73rd24 MB/s99th49.7 MB/s147th$11460th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $74
The 128GB Transcend SSD370 proved to be a bit of a disappointment both in absolute terms and in comparison to its larger capacity 256GB sibling. The 128GB SSD370 is ...
67 %114th484 MB/s65th149 MB/s146th24.4 MB/s89th75.4 MB/s61st$7413th
PNY CS1311 120GB $60
3,961 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 4GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 3GB free
66.5 %115th497 MB/s28th297 MB/s94th24.8 MB/s78th53.2 MB/s138th$603rd
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
899 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 22GB free
66.5 %116th496 MB/s32nd310 MB/s89th24 MB/s99th48.4 MB/s149th$501st
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $179
The Sandisk Extreme was once a good choice of SSD thanks to its extremely (pun intended) competitive price. In terms of performance the Extreme would of course oblit...
66.3 %117th470 MB/s105th208 MB/s127th25 MB/s74th70.5 MB/s91st$179107th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 32GB free
66.2 %118th483 MB/s68th280 MB/s98th20.6 MB/s144th68.1 MB/s99th$9644th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $57
2,079 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 59GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 4GB free
66.1 %119th494 MB/s38th246 MB/s109th26 MB/s49th53 MB/s139th$572nd
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 %120th458 MB/s129th215 MB/s125th24.4 MB/s89th72.1 MB/s83rd$14280th
Crucial BX200 960GB $300
221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 381GB free
65.9 %121st467 MB/s114th235 MB/s115th26.4 MB/s40th45.7 MB/s153rd$300149th
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...
65.5 %122nd457 MB/s131st252 MB/s106th27.4 MB/s32nd50.6 MB/s146th$9036th
Crucial BX200 480GB $172
1,495 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 173GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 126GB free
65 %123rd471 MB/s101st238 MB/s113th26.4 MB/s40th44.7 MB/s155th$172104th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
6,614 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 215GB free
64.8 %124th472 MB/s99th241 MB/s110th26.4 MB/s40th42.2 MB/s158th$7413th
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...
64.5 %125th403 MB/s152nd210 MB/s126th26.1 MB/s45th70.6 MB/s90th$8020th
Crucial BX200 240GB $68
7,490 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 116GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 60GB free
64.2 %126th470 MB/s105th241 MB/s110th25.9 MB/s53rd42.6 MB/s157th$687th
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $218
The OCZ Agility 4 is a relatively old SSD and has been included in the group test as a reference. In terms of overall speed the Agility 4 lags the current ten market...
64 %127th300 MB/s156th275 MB/s101st17 MB/s160th83.3 MB/s21st$218127th
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...
63.2 %128th473 MB/s95th143 MB/s147th27.8 MB/s25th74.9 MB/s63rd$8527th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $150
1,826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 312GB free
63.1 %129th468 MB/s112th235 MB/s115th24.7 MB/s80th43.4 MB/s156th$15084th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
694 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 10GB free
62.5 %130th459 MB/s128th175 MB/s139th24.3 MB/s93rd72 MB/s84th$10250th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
324 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 23GB free
62.2 %131st406 MB/s149th208 MB/s127th24.4 MB/s89th61.4 MB/s124th$8020th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $99
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...
62.1 %132nd456 MB/s132nd166 MB/s142nd24.7 MB/s80th74.1 MB/s69th$9945th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $86
105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
62.1 %133rd460 MB/s127th171 MB/s141st24 MB/s99th69.5 MB/s96th$8628th
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...
62 %134th479 MB/s83rd134 MB/s149th21.3 MB/s140th73.2 MB/s76th$698th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $77
7,140 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 5GB free
62 %135th472 MB/s99th202 MB/s132nd25.9 MB/s53rd45 MB/s154th$7718th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
182 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
61.9 %136th423 MB/s148th241 MB/s110th23 MB/s120th46.4 MB/s152nd$300148th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $165
3,395 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 17GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 12GB free
61.7 %137th430 MB/s145th207 MB/s129th26.8 MB/s34th53.7 MB/s136th$16599th
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...
61 %138th454 MB/s134th177 MB/s138th24.2 MB/s96th65.3 MB/s111th$200119th
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 %139th482 MB/s71st172 MB/s140th23.5 MB/s108th66.8 MB/s107th$193115th
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...
59.8 %140th473 MB/s95th230 MB/s118th18.7 MB/s156th46.8 MB/s151st$10956th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $79
1,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 80GB free
59.3 %141st466 MB/s116th141 MB/s148th24.1 MB/s98th72.9 MB/s80th$7919th
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 %142nd439 MB/s139th194 MB/s133rd19.5 MB/s148th73.9 MB/s72nd$10854th
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 ...
58.7 %143rd465 MB/s120th130 MB/s151st24.9 MB/s75th71.3 MB/s87th$11662nd
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...
58.2 %144th468 MB/s112th249 MB/s107th18.7 MB/s156th67.3 MB/s103rd$218127th
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 ...
57.6 %145th463 MB/s125th123 MB/s153rd23.7 MB/s107th70.5 MB/s91st$8933rd
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...
57.1 %146th465 MB/s120th120 MB/s154th24.2 MB/s96th70 MB/s95th$14682nd
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
137 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 4GB free
57 %147th452 MB/s136th129 MB/s152nd24.5 MB/s85th65.6 MB/s109th$12068th
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...
56.9 %148th404 MB/s150th189 MB/s134th19.1 MB/s153rd68.1 MB/s99th$9542nd
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 %149th467 MB/s114th187 MB/s135th23 MB/s120th66.6 MB/s108th$11662nd
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...
54.7 %150th438 MB/s140th114 MB/s155th21.6 MB/s135th79.9 MB/s37th$644th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
11,341 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 3GB free
53.7 %151st456 MB/s132nd106 MB/s159th23.9 MB/s103rd62.9 MB/s120th$10955th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $188
Before looking at the benchmarks for this drive it's worth noting that it is nearly three years old, a lifetime in SSD's. The Crucial C300 demonstrated a transfer s...
52.8 %152nd343 MB/s154th204 MB/s131st24.3 MB/s93rd60.2 MB/s126th$188111th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
3,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 277GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 72GB free
52.2 %153rd437 MB/s141st223 MB/s123rd21.1 MB/s142nd16.8 MB/s161st$15590th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
50.8 %154th426 MB/s147th112 MB/s157th19.3 MB/s151st73.1 MB/s78th$8326th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
2,601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 90GB free
50.6 %155th466 MB/s116th156 MB/s145th22.2 MB/s130th36.2 MB/s159th$308150th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $69
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...
50.5 %156th379 MB/s153rd114 MB/s155th19.6 MB/s147th75.8 MB/s57th$699th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $199
The OCZ Agility 3.0 has a relatively weak performance profile to say the least, it is actually one of the worst drives we have seen to date. With a real world score ...
47.1 %157th193 MB/s158th162 MB/s143rd20 MB/s146th70.5 MB/s91st$199118th
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...
47 %158th338 MB/s155th110 MB/s158th19.4 MB/s149th67.1 MB/s105th$655th
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...
45.8 %159th190 MB/s159th159 MB/s144th19.2 MB/s152nd67.5 MB/s102nd$232131st
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
6,231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 8GB free
39.4 %160th183 MB/s160th99.7 MB/s161st19.4 MB/s149th63.5 MB/s118th$10956th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
9,862 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% 60GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 17GB free
39.4 %161st180 MB/s161st101 MB/s160th19.1 MB/s153rd64 MB/s115th$10251st
Intel 320 Series 120GB $234
The Intel 320 SSD uses a proprietary Intel controller which predates Intel's adoption of Sandforce controllers for their consumer SSDs. The 320 is nearly three years...
38.8 %162nd246 MB/s157th131 MB/s150th16.9 MB/s161st32.1 MB/s160th$234132nd
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