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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]

1,018 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.5)
Value(24.8)
Avg. bench(89.2)
Capacity(347)
Write(399)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(60)
Price(186)
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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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1
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $80
Samples 18k
91
100th
66.1
97th
253
168 - 324
96th
512GB
89th
1538
96th
0.41
97th
16+
97th
$80
71st
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $220
Samples 56k
91
100th
65.6
97th
324
233 - 375
99th
1TB
95th
2135
99th
1.22
99th
14+
98th
$220
24th
3
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $116
Samples 28k
90
100th
76.6
99th
234
152 - 281
95th
1TB
95th
1376
95th
0.76
98th
17+
96th
$116
52nd
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $140
Samples 19k
86
100th
84.3
99th
292
183 - 377
98th
1TB
97th
1705
97th
0.34
96th
16+
97th
$140
44th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 33k
84
100th
22.2
73rd
102
71 - 123
80th
250GB
54th
400
72nd
0.4
97th
27
89th
$50
91st
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $120
Samples 87k
84
100th
53.9
94th
285
204 - 332
98th
500GB
81st
2109
99th
1.81
100th
14+
98th
$120
51st
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $80
Samples 26k
83
99th
38.5
90th
252
181 - 290
96th
250GB
54th
1956
98th
0.57
98th
13+
98th
$80
71st
8
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $85
Samples 297k
82
99th
25.6
78th
104
71 - 129
81st
500GB
81st
412
75th
2.9
100th
26+
90th
$85
69th
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $100
Samples 103k
81
99th
30.4
84th
235
174 - 275
95th
250GB
54th
1418
95th
0.62
98th
22+
93rd
$100
59th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $70
Samples 89k
78
99th
30.1
83rd
106
77 - 124
82nd
500GB
81st
425
79th
1.05
99th
26+
89th
$70
77th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 46k
77
99th
95.1
59 - 113
78th
120GB
23rd
428
79th
0.24
95th
63
60th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $115
Samples 47k
77
99th
35.7
88th
108
81 - 124
82nd
1TB
95th
424
78th
0.54
98th
27+
89th
$115
53rd
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $70
Samples 23k
74
99th
53.5
94th
188
118 - 231
92nd
500GB
81st
853
91st
0.4
97th
17+
97th
$70
77th
14
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $297
Samples 45k
73
99th
10
39th
103
70 - 125
81st
512GB
89th
407
74th
0.19
94th
69
51st
$297
15th
15
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $228
Samples 6.9k
71
99th
34.8
88th
105
72 - 124
82nd
2TB
99th
415
76th
0.06
86th
26+
90th
$228
23rd
16
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 10k
71
99th
224
153 - 278
95th
256GB
70th
943
92nd
0.21
94th
16+
97th
17
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $64
Samples 122k
71
99th
18.6
66th
103
71 - 128
81st
250GB
54th
392
69th
1.39
99th
26
90th
$64
82nd
18
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $61
Samples 578k
70
98th
19.2
68th
103
71 - 123
81st
250GB
54th
432
80th
2.67
100th
63
60th
$61
83rd
19
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 22k
70
98th
89.3
65 - 111
72nd
240GB
52nd
398
71st
0.13
92nd
60
66th
20
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $68
Samples 160k
70
98th
33.7
86th
196
141 - 232
93rd
250GB
54th
1257
94th
0.62
98th
40+
82nd
$68
78th
21
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 692
69
98th
395
243 - 470
100th
2TB
99th
3171
100th
0.02
73rd
8+
100th
22
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $145
Samples 84k
69
98th
30.4
84th
110
76 - 131
83rd
1TB
95th
432
80th
0.3
96th
63
60th
$145
43rd
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $230
Samples 2.7k
68
98th
69.2
98th
353
189 - 474
99th
1TB
95th
3025
100th
0.06
86th
8+
99th
$230
22nd
24
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 423
68
98th
87.3
100th
401
239 - 480
100th
2TB
99th
3090
100th
0.02
73rd
8+
100th
$400
8th
25
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $100
Samples 168k
68
98th
59.3
95th
273
193 - 321
97th
500GB
81st
2113
99th
1.7
99th
22+
93rd
$100
59th
26
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $144
Samples 38k
67
97th
8.17
30th
77.4
51 - 94
53rd
275GB
70th
374
64th
0.23
94th
45
76th
$144
43rd
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $200
Samples 44k
67
97th
36.8
89th
280
177 - 349
97th
512GB
89th
1481
96th
0.16
93rd
41+
80th
$200
28th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 14k
66
97th
94.3
70 - 113
77th
250GB
54th
412
75th
0.08
88th
62
62nd
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 15k
66
97th
11.7
47th
105
76 - 125
82nd
1TB
97th
424
78th
0.05
81st
69
51st
$500
4th
30
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $80
Samples 7.7k
65
97th
13.4
54th
90.7
62 - 115
74th
240GB
52nd
405
73rd
0.03
80th
69
48th
$80
71st
31
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 67k
65
97th
3.98
8th
89.8
65 - 106
73rd
120GB
23rd
403
73rd
0.36
96th
80
6th
$200
28th
32
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $244
Samples 60k
65
97th
9.8
38th
84.9
57 - 99
65th
525GB
89th
395
70th
0.29
95th
45
76th
$244
21st
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $85
Samples 39k
65
97th
20.5
70th
85.7
59 - 105
67th
480GB
78th
400
72nd
0.15
92nd
66
56th
$85
69th
34
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 48k
65
97th
49.2
92nd
331
210 - 394
99th
512GB
89th
1946
98th
0.42
97th
22+
94th
$170
34th
35
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 46k
64
97th
6.99
24th
92.6
66 - 116
75th
256GB
70th
370
63rd
0.2
94th
89
4th
$210
25th
36
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $210
Samples 7.2k
64
97th
11.2
44th
89.9
62 - 107
73rd
500GB
81st
399
71st
0.04
80th
62
62nd
$210
25th
37
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 25k
64
97th
87.4
61 - 110
70th
128GB
38th
322
53rd
0.13
92nd
89
4th
38
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 37k
64
97th
80.9
58 - 96
59th
256GB
70th
315
52nd
0.19
94th
69
48th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $77
Samples 31k
64
97th
12.3
50th
80.6
55 - 100
59th
240GB
52nd
365
62nd
0.17
93rd
66
56th
$77
73rd
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.9k
63
96th
88.9
62 - 110
72nd
240GB
52nd
388
68th
0.01
66th
83
6th
41
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 20k
63
96th
73.6
51 - 89
47th
240GB
52nd
256
42nd
0.11
91st
85
5th
42
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $198
Samples 77k
63
96th
66.6
97th
304
212 - 362
99th
1TB
95th
2095
99th
1.17
99th
22+
93rd
$198
29th
43
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 25k
63
96th
8.82
34th
86.6
59 - 104
68th
250GB
54th
348
58th
0.13
92nd
62
62nd
$137
45th
44
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $44
Samples 21k
63
96th
22.6
74th
92.9
56 - 118
76th
256GB
70th
384
67th
0.19
94th
42
78th
$44
93rd
45
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $150
Samples 158k
63
96th
30.6
84th
113
83 - 134
84th
1TB
95th
443
83rd
1.74
99th
26+
90th
$150
38th
46
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.1k
62
95th
86.8
56 - 111
69th
240GB
52nd
370
63rd
0
47th
63
60th
47
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.8k
62
95th
86
65 - 102
67th
240GB
52nd
393
70th
0.04
80th
67
53rd
48
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 9.5k
62
95th
75.2
55 - 92
50th
128GB
38th
245
40th
0.05
81st
86
5th
49
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 885
62
95th
90.3
66 - 108
73rd
240GB
52nd
438
81st
0
47th
61
65th
50
Compare Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $100
Samples 223k
62
95th
3.92
8th
52.7
33 - 69
20th
120GB
23rd
122
16th
1.12
99th
88
4th
$100
59th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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