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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]

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Value(144)
Avg. bench(83)
Capacity(312)
Write(356)
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Age months(48)
Price(173)
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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 $70
Samples 366k
126
100th
131
70th
105
70 ↔ 125
84th
250GB
56th
439
83rd
3.92
100th
49
63rd
$70
79th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Samples 285k
105
100th
169
81st
112
76 ↔ 134
86th
500GB
83rd
444
84th
3.08
100th
49
63rd
$110
57th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $213
Samples 52k
96
100th
57.5
29th
104
69 ↔ 126
83rd
256GB
71st
413
77th
0.56
97th
54
53rd
$213
27th
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $58
Samples 19k
79
100th
264
94th
109
77 ↔ 125
85th
500GB
83rd
426
80th
1.25
99th
12+
93rd
$58
87th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 9.9k
77
100th
187
84th
107
74 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
56th
421
79th
0.5
97th
13
93rd
$45
93rd
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $92
Samples 31k
76
99th
57.3
28th
97.2
64 ↔ 115
82nd
120GB
24th
429
81st
0.33
96th
49
63rd
$92
65th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $200
Samples 31k
73
99th
103
58th
105
73 ↔ 126
84th
512GB
91st
410
76th
0.31
95th
54
53rd
$200
28th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $135
Samples 8.7k
71
99th
236
93rd
109
78 ↔ 127
85th
1TB
97th
417
78th
0.53
97th
12+
93rd
$135
49th
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $142
Samples 16k
69
99th
64.1
34th
89.5
59 ↔ 113
76th
240GB
54th
399
73rd
0.2
93rd
45
69th
$142
45th
10
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $130
Samples 102k
68
99th
159
79th
201
148 ↔ 236
96th
250GB
56th
1309
97th
1.17
99th
26+
85th
$130
51st
11
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $80
Samples 71k
68
99th
207
88th
108
76 ↔ 130
85th
500GB
83rd
421
79th
3.57
100th
11+
93rd
$80
72nd
12
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 9.1k
68
99th
87.5
49th
106
73 ↔ 125
84th
1TB
99th
424
80th
0.07
82nd
54
53rd
$500
4th
13
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $58
Samples 41k
67
99th
153
78th
106
77 ↔ 129
84th
250GB
56th
401
74th
1.91
99th
12
93rd
$58
87th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $284
Samples 1k
67
99th
227
92nd
109
81 ↔ 123
85th
2TB
99th
423
79th
0.05
78th
12+
93rd
$284
19th
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
Samples 45k
67
99th
138
72nd
115
86 ↔ 134
87th
1TB
97th
440
83rd
0.51
97th
49
63rd
$300
17th
16
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 8.6k
66
98th
96.1
68 ↔ 113
81st
250GB
56th
414
77th
0.13
90th
48
64th
17
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $87
Samples 22k
66
98th
91.5
52nd
79.7
55 ↔ 94
61st
275GB
72nd
380
67th
0.33
96th
31
79th
$87
69th
18
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $165
Samples 28k
66
98th
330
96th
292
194 ↔ 358
99th
512GB
91st
1589
98th
0.36
96th
27+
83rd
$165
36th
19
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $85
Samples 23k
65
98th
157
79th
88.8
62 ↔ 109
75th
480GB
80th
407
75th
0.28
95th
52
58th
$85
70th
20
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 23k
64
98th
81.7
57 ↔ 96
65th
256GB
71st
313
54th
0.29
95th
55
50th
21
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $162
Samples 34k
64
98th
101
57th
86.7
64 ↔ 99
72nd
525GB
91st
404
75th
0.45
97th
31
79th
$162
37th
22
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $75
Samples 49k
64
98th
276
95th
233
170 ↔ 274
97th
250GB
56th
1389
97th
2.44
99th
8+
96th
$75
74th
23
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $129
Samples 58k
64
98th
359
97th
269
193 ↔ 322
98th
500GB
83rd
2011
100th
3.66
100th
8+
96th
$129
51st
24
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $150
Samples 40k
64
98th
37.5
13th
91.8
68 ↔ 108
79th
120GB
24th
404
75th
0.48
97th
66
6th
$150
42nd
25
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 4.7k
64
98th
75.9
41st
90.6
60 ↔ 109
77th
500GB
83rd
402
74th
0.08
85th
48
64th
$240
24th
26
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $135
Samples 5.1k
64
98th
69.3
37th
93.2
63 ↔ 115
80th
240GB
54th
414
77th
0.04
78th
55
50th
$135
49th
27
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 15k
63
97th
30.5
8th
88.2
62 ↔ 111
74th
128GB
40th
320
55th
0.18
92nd
75
4th
$200
28th
28
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.2k
63
97th
61
32nd
88.3
60 ↔ 112
75th
240GB
54th
389
70th
0.02
70th
68
6th
$149
43rd
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $183
Samples 7.5k
63
97th
36.3
12th
98.1
68 ↔ 119
82nd
128GB
40th
396
72nd
0.09
86th
54
53rd
$183
32nd
30
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $120
Samples 27k
63
97th
78.9
43rd
92.4
64 ↔ 117
79th
256GB
71st
359
62nd
0.26
95th
75
4th
$120
55th
31
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $55
Samples 15k
63
97th
132
71st
87.6
59 ↔ 104
73rd
250GB
56th
349
60th
0.16
92nd
48
64th
$55
89th
32
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 960
62
97th
81.9
53 ↔ 104
65th
240GB
54th
401
74th
0.01
60th
49
63rd
33
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $150
Samples 14k
62
97th
51.4
23rd
74.8
54 ↔ 90
53rd
240GB
54th
258
45th
0.14
90th
70
5th
$150
42nd
34
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $182
Samples 3.3k
62
97th
21.6
3rd
61.2
42 ↔ 75
32nd
120GB
24th
125
18th
0.34
96th
55
50th
$182
33rd
35
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB $70
Samples 428
62
97th
89.2
50th
73.3
55 ↔ 89
51st
240GB
54th
235
40th
0
41st
90
1st
$70
79th
36
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
82.8
63 ↔ 98
67th
120GB
24th
358
62nd
0.03
74th
53
56th
37
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $135
Samples 20k
62
97th
60.7
32nd
81.6
57 ↔ 102
65th
240GB
54th
368
64th
0.26
95th
52
58th
$135
49th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $230
Samples 3.3k
62
97th
80.3
44th
95.8
69 ↔ 115
81st
480GB
80th
420
79th
0.05
78th
55
50th
$230
25th
39
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 895
62
97th
84.7
65 ↔ 101
70th
120GB
24th
407
75th
0.01
60th
53
56th
40
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $73
Samples 1.8k
62
97th
99.1
56th
79.8
55 ↔ 99
61st
256GB
71st
282
49th
0.02
74th
53
56th
$73
77th
41
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
90.6
63 ↔ 111
77th
240GB
54th
442
83rd
0.01
60th
62
7th
42
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.4k
61
96th
87.5
65 ↔ 102
73rd
240GB
54th
395
72nd
0.06
81st
53
56th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 6k
61
96th
74.7
55 ↔ 91
53rd
128GB
40th
242
42nd
0.07
82nd
72
5th
44
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.6k
61
96th
90.9
65 ↔ 108
78th
256GB
71st
386
69th
0.05
78th
81
3rd
45
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.8k
61
96th
83.2
63 ↔ 95
67th
240GB
54th
273
47th
0.03
74th
59
27th
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 7.3k
61
96th
80.7
53 ↔ 101
63rd
256GB
71st
337
58th
0.08
86th
72
5th
47
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $99
Samples 8k
61
96th
41
16th
73.4
54 ↔ 89
52nd
120GB
24th
152
24th
0.11
89th
83
2nd
$99
62nd
48
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $196
Samples 8.5k
61
96th
119
65th
90.4
64 ↔ 104
77th
750GB
92nd
418
78th
0.08
86th
31
79th
$196
30th
49
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 655
61
96th
88.1
66 ↔ 106
74th
240GB
54th
460
86th
0
60th
46
67th
50
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 957
60
95th
88.7
63 ↔ 106
75th
256GB
71st
394
72nd
0
41st
76
4th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $320Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 16GB $22
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