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Speed test your SSD in less than a minute.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs.[SSDrivePro]

1,058 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.8)
Value(35.4)
Avg. bench(93.6)
Capacity(384)
Write(433)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(78)
Price(154)
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FAQ

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... 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 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

What is sustained sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

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Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $114
Samples 337k
65
100th
107
99th
323
235 - 396
98th
1TB
94th
2102
99th
2.45
100th
34+
94th
$114
53rd
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $65
Samples 341k
64
100th
85.9
95th
286
205 - 343
97th
500GB
79th
2106
99th
1.57
100th
34+
94th
$65
80th
3
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $215
Samples 2.2k
62
100th
103
98th
298
197 - 385
98th
2TB
98th
1775
96th
0
73rd
34+
95th
$215
25th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $60
Samples 74k
62
100th
79.7
94th
245
155 - 315
95th
512GB
87th
1546
95th
0.27
96th
36+
94th
$60
83rd
5
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $150
Samples 696k
62
100th
16.8
58th
105
74 - 131
79th
500GB
79th
402
71st
1.65
100th
46+
87th
$150
41st
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $124
Samples 139k
61
99th
67.2
91st
216
136 - 302
93rd
1TB
94th
1282
93rd
0.61
98th
37+
93rd
$124
50th
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $370
Samples 35k
61
99th
26.3
72nd
114
84 - 136
82nd
2TB
98th
444
82nd
0.1
91st
46+
87th
$370
10th
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $45
Samples 71k
61
99th
57.2
89th
243
154 - 288
95th
250GB
53rd
1849
96th
0.28
96th
34+
95th
$45
93rd
9
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $99
Samples 81k
61
99th
107
99th
285
185 - 374
97th
1TB
96th
1696
95th
0.41
97th
36+
94th
$99
60th
10
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $127
Samples 2.6k
60
99th
87.3
96th
281
168 - 382
97th
1TB
96th
1710
95th
0.02
80th
34+
95th
$127
48th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $48
Samples 66k
60
99th
22.6
68th
101
72 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
391
68th
0.21
95th
47
86th
$48
91st
12
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $85
Samples 178k
60
99th
44.3
86th
107
83 - 124
80th
1TB
94th
428
78th
0.69
98th
47+
86th
$85
68th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $59
Samples 217k
59
99th
34.6
80th
107
77 - 126
80th
500GB
79th
424
77th
0.76
98th
46+
86th
$59
85th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $160
Samples 34k
59
99th
46.9
87th
109
83 - 126
80th
2TB
98th
423
77th
0.12
93rd
46+
86th
$160
38th
15
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 2.3k
58
99th
77.3
93rd
253
167 - 335
96th
512GB
87th
1430
94th
0.01
73rd
34+
95th
$65
80th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 65k
58
99th
95.7
62 - 113
75th
120GB
22nd
425
78th
0.07
90th
84
58th
17
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $200
Samples 151k
58
99th
18
60th
234
162 - 275
94th
250GB
53rd
1410
94th
0.29
96th
43+
90th
$200
27th
18
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $72
Samples 79k
58
99th
50.7
87th
183
102 - 253
90th
500GB
79th
845
89th
0.31
96th
37+
93rd
$72
75th
19
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $95
Samples 261k
58
99th
13.9
53rd
104
76 - 129
78th
250GB
53rd
391
68th
0.65
99th
46
86th
$95
62nd
20
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $72
Samples 374k
57
98th
75.7
93rd
273
206 - 328
97th
500GB
79th
2063
98th
1.16
99th
43+
90th
$72
75th
21
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $43
Samples 29k
57
98th
52.4
88th
212
139 - 266
93rd
256GB
67th
948
90th
0.1
93rd
36+
94th
$43
94th
22
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB
Samples 15k
57
98th
109
76 - 133
80th
500GB
79th
422
77th
0.36
97th
10+
99th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $140
Samples 12k
57
98th
95.8
97th
337
191 - 485
99th
1TB
94th
3122
100th
0.08
90th
29+
96th
$140
45th
24
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 36k
56
98th
88.9
62 - 110
69th
240GB
50th
396
69th
0.05
86th
80
64th
25
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $230
Samples 392
56
98th
271
170 - 360
96th
2TB
99th
1578
95th
0
56th
27+
97th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $300
Samples 56k
56
98th
10.1
38th
104
75 - 124
79th
512GB
87th
412
74th
0.1
91st
89
49th
$300
14th
27
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $190
Samples 509k
56
98th
25.8
72nd
114
84 - 135
82nd
1TB
94th
443
82nd
1.29
99th
46+
86th
$190
31st
28
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $120
Samples 16k
56
98th
37
82nd
116
83 - 138
82nd
1TB
94th
444
82nd
0.35
96th
10+
99th
$120
51st
29
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $64
Samples 3.9k
56
98th
19.4
63rd
107
78 - 130
80th
250GB
53rd
406
72nd
0.08
90th
10
99th
$64
81st
30
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $340
Samples 3.6k
56
98th
84.2
95th
343
158 - 487
99th
2TB
98th
2991
99th
0.02
73rd
29+
96th
$340
11th
31
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 22k
55
97th
93.8
70 - 111
74th
250GB
53rd
412
74th
0.03
85th
83
60th
32
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 54k
55
97th
86.7
61 - 108
65th
480GB
75th
402
71st
0.07
86th
87
54th
33
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $200
Samples 111k
55
97th
24.2
70th
111
81 - 132
81st
1TB
94th
434
80th
0.15
96th
84
58th
$200
27th
34
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $210
Samples 60k
55
97th
34.4
80th
271
164 - 351
96th
512GB
87th
1361
93rd
0.1
91st
62+
77th
$210
25th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $88
Samples 230k
55
97th
28.3
75th
199
142 - 235
92nd
250GB
53rd
1220
93rd
0.23
96th
60+
78th
$88
67th
36
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $124
Samples 286k
55
97th
92.4
97th
298
214 - 360
98th
1TB
94th
2074
98th
1.38
99th
43+
90th
$124
50th
37
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $89
Samples 836k
55
97th
14.7
55th
105
75 - 123
79th
250GB
53rd
435
80th
1.1
99th
84
58th
$89
66th
38
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $246
Samples 6.4k
55
97th
109
99th
347
201 - 485
99th
2TB
98th
2937
99th
0.03
84th
28+
97th
$246
21st
39
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $125
Samples 60k
55
97th
9.3
35th
79.2
55 - 94
54th
275GB
68th
390
67th
0.1
93rd
66
74th
$125
49th
40
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 37k
54
96th
88
63 - 110
67th
128GB
37th
327
52nd
0.05
89th
110
4th
41
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.4k
54
96th
89.1
64 - 109
69th
240GB
50th
391
68th
0
56th
103
5th
42
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.8k
54
96th
83.7
65 - 97
61st
120GB
22nd
361
59th
0.01
73rd
88
52nd
43
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 52k
54
96th
82.5
56 - 99
59th
256GB
67th
317
51st
0.07
89th
90
46th
44
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $180
Samples 19k
54
96th
4.88
13th
97
66 - 117
76th
128GB
37th
394
68th
0.02
80th
89
49th
$180
34th
45
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
Samples 53k
54
96th
12.2
47th
82.1
58 - 101
59th
240GB
50th
365
61st
0.06
89th
87
54th
$80
71st
46
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 8.9k
54
96th
64.2
49 - 76
30th
120GB
22nd
130
17th
0.08
90th
90
46th
47
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $94
Samples 6.9k
54
96th
12.1
46th
92.4
67 - 113
73rd
240GB
50th
410
73rd
0.02
80th
90
46th
$94
63rd
48
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $185
Samples 101k
54
96th
4.26
10th
90.6
62 - 108
71st
120GB
22nd
398
70th
0.14
93rd
101
6th
$185
33rd
49
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $205
Samples 116k
54
96th
7.78
28th
101
70 - 122
78th
256GB
67th
399
70th
0.14
94th
89
49th
$205
26th
50
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $139
Samples 37k
54
96th
8.8
32nd
87.1
62 - 103
66th
250GB
53rd
349
57th
0.06
85th
83
60th
$139
45th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11400F $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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