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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]

1,026 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.6)
Value(25.7)
Avg. bench(90)
Capacity(353)
Write(407)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(62)
Price(175)
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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 Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $145
Samples 44k
95
100th
65.1
96th
235
155 - 280
95th
1TB
95th
1373
95th
0.83
98th
19+
96th
$145
43rd
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $225
Samples 71k
94
100th
65.2
96th
328
237 - 377
99th
1TB
95th
2205
99th
1.11
99th
16+
97th
$225
25th
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $74
Samples 24k
91
100th
72.9
99th
263
178 - 329
97th
512GB
88th
1613
96th
0.46
97th
18+
96th
$74
74th
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Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $140
Samples 23k
87
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87.3
100th
302
206 - 380
98th
1TB
97th
1800
97th
0.4
97th
18+
97th
$140
45th
5
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $85
Samples 38k
85
100th
36.3
89th
249
168 - 288
96th
250GB
54th
1954
98th
0.62
98th
15+
98th
$85
69th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $125
Samples 136k
85
100th
53.3
93rd
290
224 - 334
98th
500GB
81st
2187
99th
1.88
100th
16+
97th
$125
49th
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $90
Samples 343k
83
99th
24.9
76th
106
72 - 130
81st
500GB
81st
416
76th
2.81
100th
28+
89th
$90
65th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 40k
82
99th
22
72nd
101
68 - 122
80th
250GB
54th
398
71st
0.43
97th
29
89th
$50
91st
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $115
Samples 62k
78
99th
35.7
88th
108
83 - 125
82nd
1TB
95th
428
79th
0.59
98th
29+
89th
$115
53rd
10
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $225
Samples 96k
78
99th
16.3
60th
232
147 - 272
95th
250GB
54th
1385
95th
0.52
98th
24+
92nd
$225
25th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 50k
77
99th
97.4
69 - 115
78th
120GB
23rd
434
80th
0.2
94th
65
60th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $70
Samples 95k
76
99th
30.3
83rd
107
74 - 125
81st
500GB
81st
424
78th
1.01
99th
28+
89th
$70
78th
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $79
Samples 30k
75
99th
49.9
92nd
192
119 - 231
92nd
500GB
81st
859
90th
0.6
98th
19+
96th
$79
72nd
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $230
Samples 8.8k
72
99th
35
87th
106
78 - 123
81st
2TB
99th
415
75th
0.07
86th
28+
89th
$230
24th
15
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $57
Samples 145k
72
99th
20.2
69th
103
71 - 126
80th
250GB
54th
389
68th
1.25
99th
28
89th
$57
87th
16
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $53
Samples 14k
72
99th
46.8
91st
221
146 - 281
94th
256GB
69th
919
91st
0.21
94th
18+
97th
$53
89th
17
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $240
Samples 49k
72
99th
11.6
45th
101
62 - 125
80th
512GB
88th
399
71st
0.17
93rd
71
51st
$240
22nd
18
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $117
Samples 175k
71
98th
22.9
73rd
200
138 - 235
93rd
250GB
54th
1259
94th
0.51
98th
42+
81st
$117
53rd
19
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $75
Samples 662k
70
98th
16.6
61st
104
75 - 124
80th
250GB
54th
436
80th
2.29
100th
65
60th
$75
74th
20
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 27k
69
98th
88
59 - 111
70th
240GB
51st
396
70th
0.1
90th
62
66th
21
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $98
Samples 172k
69
98th
60.3
95th
273
199 - 321
97th
500GB
81st
2121
99th
1.54
99th
24+
92nd
$98
62nd
22
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $416
Samples 895
69
98th
80
99th
379
193 - 471
100th
2TB
99th
3057
100th
0.02
74th
10+
99th
$416
7th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $230
Samples 3.9k
69
98th
70.1
98th
358
197 - 479
99th
1TB
95th
3119
100th
0.09
88th
10+
99th
$230
24th
24
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 750
68
98th
83.7
99th
385
224 - 477
100th
2TB
99th
2996
100th
0.04
81st
10+
99th
$400
8th
25
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $179
Samples 84k
68
98th
26.3
77th
111
79 - 133
83rd
1TB
95th
432
80th
0.28
95th
65
60th
$179
33rd
26
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $144
Samples 41k
68
98th
8.45
32nd
80
57 - 94
57th
275GB
70th
382
66th
0.19
94th
47
76th
$144
43rd
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $220
Samples 45k
67
97th
34.2
87th
280
178 - 348
97th
512GB
88th
1488
95th
0.17
93rd
43+
79th
$220
25th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 14k
66
97th
92.8
64 - 111
75th
250GB
54th
410
74th
0.08
88th
64
61st
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $435
Samples 14k
66
97th
12.8
50th
103
73 - 124
80th
1TB
97th
414
75th
0.06
85th
71
51st
$435
7th
30
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 79k
66
97th
3.99
8th
89.8
61 - 108
72nd
120GB
23rd
404
72nd
0.33
96th
83
6th
$200
28th
31
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $306
Samples 38k
65
97th
7.76
27th
85.2
58 - 107
66th
480GB
77th
396
70th
0.15
92nd
68
55th
$306
13th
32
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $250
Samples 61k
65
97th
9.65
37th
85
62 - 100
65th
525GB
89th
402
72nd
0.23
95th
47
76th
$250
20th
33
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $96
Samples 7.4k
65
97th
11.6
46th
90.1
62 - 114
73rd
240GB
51st
409
73rd
0.03
74th
72
48th
$96
62nd
34
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 46k
64
97th
6.93
23rd
91.8
63 - 116
74th
256GB
69th
365
61st
0.19
94th
91
4th
$210
26th
35
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $99
Samples 7.2k
64
97th
19.7
68th
89.8
62 - 107
72nd
500GB
81st
400
71st
0.04
81st
64
61st
$99
61st
36
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 28k
64
97th
87.1
58 - 109
69th
128GB
38th
320
52nd
0.11
91st
91
4th
37
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB
Samples 35k
64
97th
81.2
57 - 102
59th
240GB
51st
372
63rd
0.17
93rd
68
55th
38
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 38k
64
97th
81.4
58 - 97
60th
256GB
69th
316
52nd
0.15
93rd
72
48th
39
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $40
Samples 21k
64
97th
24.1
75th
92.2
58 - 121
75th
256GB
69th
382
66th
0.18
93rd
44
78th
$40
94th
40
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $150
Samples 206k
64
97th
30.1
83rd
111
77 - 133
83rd
1TB
95th
438
81st
1.74
99th
28+
89th
$150
39th
41
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $180
Samples 87k
64
97th
72.3
98th
307
230 - 352
99th
1TB
95th
2145
99th
1.33
99th
24+
92nd
$180
33rd
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.9k
63
96th
89.3
64 - 109
71st
240GB
51st
388
68th
0.01
67th
85
5th
43
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 25k
63
96th
8.86
33rd
86.9
60 - 105
69th
250GB
54th
350
58th
0.13
92nd
64
61st
$137
46th
44
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $70
Samples 21k
63
96th
12.3
49th
75.1
54 - 91
49th
240GB
51st
260
42nd
0.1
90th
87
5th
$70
78th
45
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $150
Samples 58k
63
96th
53.4
93rd
327
208 - 392
99th
512GB
88th
1943
98th
0.41
97th
24+
93rd
$150
39th
46
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.1k
62
96th
87.3
53 - 111
70th
240GB
51st
365
61st
0
47th
65
60th
47
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.8k
62
96th
86.2
63 - 101
67th
240GB
51st
393
70th
0.03
78th
70
53rd
48
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 10k
62
96th
75.1
53 - 91
50th
128GB
38th
245
40th
0.06
85th
88
5th
49
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 889
62
96th
90.8
67 - 109
73rd
240GB
51st
435
80th
0
47th
63
64th
50
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 1k
62
96th
87
66 - 102
69th
120GB
23rd
405
72nd
0
47th
70
53rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $196Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $365Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $240
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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