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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]

976 SSDs
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User rating(52)
Value(134)
Avg. bench(82.1)
Capacity(310)
Write(350)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(47)
Price(182)
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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, 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 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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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $67
Samples 334k
126
100th
136
75th
105
70 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
56th
441
83rd
4.44
100th
48
63rd
$67
81st
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Samples 276k
104
100th
186
85th
113
78 ↔ 136
87th
500GB
83rd
446
84th
3.73
100th
48
63rd
$98
63rd
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $197
Samples 52k
96
100th
61.1
32nd
104
72 ↔ 125
84th
256GB
72nd
416
78th
0.57
97th
53
53rd
$197
32nd
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $73
Samples 14k
78
100th
223
91st
109
76 ↔ 126
85th
500GB
83rd
428
81st
0.89
99th
10+
93rd
$73
78th
5
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $89
Samples 29k
77
99th
58.5
30th
96.5
59 ↔ 116
82nd
120GB
24th
435
82nd
0.34
96th
48
63rd
$89
68th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 7.9k
77
99th
169
82nd
105
73 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
56th
415
77th
0.47
97th
11
93rd
$50
91st
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $254
Samples 25k
72
99th
85.3
49th
104
73 ↔ 127
84th
512GB
91st
409
76th
0.31
95th
53
53rd
$254
22nd
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $135
Samples 6.3k
71
99th
240
94th
111
86 ↔ 125
86th
1TB
97th
425
80th
0.35
96th
11+
93rd
$135
50th
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $142
Samples 15k
69
99th
63.1
34th
88.1
59 ↔ 111
76th
240GB
54th
394
72nd
0.23
94th
44
69th
$142
47th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $489
Samples 8.7k
68
99th
86.7
50th
103
72 ↔ 125
84th
1TB
99th
416
78th
0.1
87th
53
53rd
$489
5th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $215
Samples 50k
68
99th
173
83rd
113
83 ↔ 135
86th
1TB
97th
436
82nd
0.57
98th
48
63rd
$215
27th
12
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $110
Samples 98k
67
99th
177
84th
198
139 ↔ 237
95th
250GB
56th
1291
97th
1.34
99th
24+
85th
$110
57th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $288
Samples 591
67
99th
225
92nd
109
82 ↔ 125
85th
2TB
99th
418
79th
0.04
78th
10+
93rd
$288
18th
14
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 9.3k
66
99th
95.7
72 ↔ 112
82nd
250GB
56th
415
77th
0.13
90th
47
64th
15
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $99
Samples 19k
66
99th
84.4
47th
81.1
57 ↔ 94
65th
275GB
73rd
390
71st
0.36
96th
30
80th
$99
62nd
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 26k
66
99th
308
97th
279
169 ↔ 347
99th
512GB
91st
1494
98th
0.38
97th
26+
83rd
$170
38th
17
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $72
Samples 47k
66
99th
228
92nd
111
78 ↔ 131
86th
500GB
83rd
431
81st
3.69
100th
10+
94th
$72
79th
18
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $99
Samples 20k
65
98th
136
75th
86.3
59 ↔ 108
72nd
480GB
80th
396
73rd
0.28
95th
51
58th
$99
62nd
19
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 21k
64
98th
82.8
59 ↔ 97
68th
256GB
72nd
316
55th
0.3
95th
54
50th
20
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $80
Samples 5k
64
98th
102
59th
92.6
58 ↔ 115
80th
240GB
54th
407
76th
0.06
82nd
54
50th
$80
73rd
21
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $131
Samples 18k
64
98th
61.4
32nd
80.7
56 ↔ 102
64th
240GB
54th
355
61st
0.34
96th
51
58th
$131
51st
22
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 42k
64
98th
35.1
12th
92.2
65 ↔ 109
79th
120GB
24th
423
80th
0.55
97th
65
6th
$165
39th
23
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 4.3k
64
98th
75.4
42nd
90
61 ↔ 108
77th
500GB
83rd
398
73rd
0.07
82nd
47
64th
$240
24th
24
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $162
Samples 32k
64
98th
101
58th
86.8
65 ↔ 99
73rd
525GB
92nd
402
75th
0.51
97th
30
80th
$162
39th
25
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $53
Samples 31k
64
98th
162
81st
105
73 ↔ 128
85th
250GB
56th
401
74th
1.83
99th
10
94th
$53
90th
26
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $78
Samples 32k
64
98th
265
95th
229
162 ↔ 269
97th
250GB
56th
1355
97th
2.21
99th
7+
97th
$78
74th
27
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $289
Samples 24k
63
97th
41.2
16th
93.4
62 ↔ 117
81st
256GB
72nd
370
65th
0.35
96th
74
4th
$289
18th
28
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 14k
63
97th
30.7
9th
88.7
62 ↔ 111
76th
128GB
40th
323
56th
0.19
93rd
74
4th
$200
29th
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $240
Samples 7.6k
63
97th
30
8th
99.5
72 ↔ 119
83rd
128GB
40th
402
75th
0.08
85th
53
53rd
$240
24th
30
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.3k
63
97th
59.6
31st
86.3
57 ↔ 109
72nd
240GB
54th
390
71st
0.02
70th
67
6th
$149
44th
31
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $178
Samples 15k
63
97th
54.1
26th
86.8
56 ↔ 104
73rd
250GB
56th
352
61st
0.21
93rd
47
64th
$178
36th
32
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 898
62
97th
82.1
55 ↔ 103
67th
240GB
54th
406
76th
0
41st
48
63rd
33
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2k
62
97th
83
64 ↔ 97
68th
120GB
24th
357
62nd
0.03
78th
52
56th
34
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $190
Samples 3.3k
62
97th
21.7
3rd
63.3
50 ↔ 82
36th
120GB
24th
134
20th
0.33
96th
54
50th
$190
33rd
35
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB $70
Samples 404
62
97th
87.6
50th
72
52 ↔ 88
50th
240GB
54th
232
39th
0
41st
89
1st
$70
79th
36
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $230
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
79.6
44th
94.8
64 ↔ 114
81st
480GB
80th
422
79th
0.05
78th
54
50th
$230
25th
37
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $72
Samples 1.5k
62
97th
101
58th
80.8
57 ↔ 99
64th
256GB
72nd
284
49th
0.03
75th
52
56th
$72
78th
38
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 840
62
97th
84.7
66 ↔ 101
71st
120GB
24th
409
76th
0.01
61st
52
56th
39
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $177
Samples 13k
62
97th
46.2
19th
75.9
55 ↔ 90
56th
240GB
54th
257
45th
0.2
93rd
69
5th
$177
36th
40
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.1k
61
96th
86.8
61 ↔ 102
73rd
240GB
54th
400
74th
0.06
82nd
52
56th
41
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
90.8
62 ↔ 113
78th
240GB
54th
448
84th
0.01
61st
61
7th
42
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.3k
61
96th
91.4
67 ↔ 107
79th
256GB
72nd
389
70th
0.06
82nd
80
3rd
43
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 616
61
96th
87.7
65 ↔ 106
75th
240GB
54th
462
87th
0.01
61st
45
68th
44
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.4k
61
96th
83.9
66 ↔ 96
69th
240GB
54th
274
47th
0.04
78th
58
27th
45
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 6.4k
61
96th
80.2
55 ↔ 100
63rd
256GB
72nd
339
59th
0.09
86th
71
5th
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $75
Samples 5.7k
61
96th
55
27th
76.2
53 ↔ 92
56th
128GB
40th
246
43rd
0.1
87th
71
5th
$75
76th
47
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $101
Samples 8.4k
61
96th
40.8
16th
74.1
57 ↔ 90
54th
120GB
24th
153
24th
0.13
90th
82
2nd
$101
60th
48
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $196
Samples 8.9k
61
96th
119
66th
90.2
66 ↔ 104
78th
750GB
92nd
416
78th
0.11
88th
30
80th
$196
32nd
49
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $115
Samples 36k
61
96th
396
99th
272
206 ↔ 322
98th
500GB
83rd
2052
100th
3.77
100th
7+
97th
$115
56th
50
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 943
60
95th
88.3
66 ↔ 106
76th
256GB
72nd
401
74th
0.01
61st
75
4th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $67
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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