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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(22.7)
Avg. bench(90.1)
Capacity(353)
Write(407)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(63)
Price(168)
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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 Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $104
Samples 47k
95
100th
85
99th
240
147 - 306
95th
1TB
95th
1384
95th
0.68
98th
20+
96th
$104
57th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $190
Samples 71k
94
100th
73.8
98th
327
241 - 378
99th
1TB
95th
2156
99th
1.34
99th
17+
97th
$190
30th
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $75
Samples 27k
91
100th
72.3
98th
263
168 - 329
97th
512GB
88th
1598
96th
0.54
98th
19+
96th
$75
73rd
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 27k
87
100th
303
196 - 382
99th
1TB
97th
1779
97th
0.46
97th
19+
97th
5
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $75
Samples 38k
86
100th
40
89th
249
181 - 290
96th
250GB
53rd
1960
98th
0.61
98th
16+
98th
$75
73rd
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $120
Samples 155k
85
99th
55.2
93rd
291
211 - 334
98th
500GB
80th
2174
99th
1.82
100th
17+
97th
$120
51st
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $78
Samples 346k
84
99th
28
79th
107
78 - 130
81st
500GB
80th
417
76th
2.65
100th
29+
89th
$78
71st
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Samples 37k
83
99th
22.8
73rd
103
76 - 123
80th
250GB
53rd
401
71st
0.4
96th
30
89th
$49
91st
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $209
Samples 107k
79
99th
17.2
62nd
232
144 - 273
95th
250GB
53rd
1400
95th
0.5
97th
26+
92nd
$209
26th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $119
Samples 63k
78
99th
34.4
86th
107
78 - 125
81st
1TB
95th
423
78th
0.63
98th
30+
89th
$119
52nd
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 47k
77
99th
96.9
67 - 114
78th
120GB
23rd
434
80th
0.16
93rd
67
60th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $65
Samples 104k
77
99th
32.8
85th
109
81 - 126
82nd
500GB
80th
433
80th
1
99th
29+
89th
$65
80th
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $63
Samples 35k
76
99th
59.2
94th
192
116 - 235
92nd
500GB
80th
857
90th
0.56
98th
20+
96th
$63
81st
14
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 15k
74
99th
224
146 - 280
95th
256GB
69th
931
91st
0.26
95th
19+
97th
15
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $290
Samples 42k
73
99th
10.1
39th
102
69 - 123
80th
512GB
88th
403
72nd
0.15
93rd
72
51st
$290
17th
16
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $58
Samples 160k
73
99th
20
68th
103
72 - 127
80th
250GB
53rd
397
70th
1.18
99th
29
89th
$58
85th
17
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
Samples 587k
72
98th
15.2
58th
104
77 - 123
81st
250GB
53rd
436
81st
1.97
100th
67
60th
$85
67th
18
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $230
Samples 9.9k
72
98th
34.8
86th
106
82 - 123
81st
2TB
99th
418
76th
0.09
90th
29+
89th
$230
24th
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $95
Samples 195k
70
98th
61.8
95th
274
193 - 322
97th
500GB
80th
2121
99th
1.51
99th
26+
92nd
$95
62nd
20
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 3.8k
70
98th
359
210 - 482
99th
1TB
95th
3160
100th
0.07
87th
11+
99th
21
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 166k
70
98th
22.9
73rd
200
139 - 235
93rd
250GB
53rd
1286
94th
0.47
97th
43+
81st
$118
52nd
22
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 27k
69
98th
88.5
58 - 111
70th
240GB
52nd
390
69th
0.09
91st
63
66th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $460
Samples 986
69
98th
70.8
97th
362
186 - 473
99th
2TB
99th
2997
100th
0.02
75th
11+
99th
$460
7th
24
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 1k
68
98th
83.5
99th
384
233 - 477
100th
2TB
99th
3003
100th
0.04
82nd
11+
99th
$400
8th
25
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $160
Samples 42k
68
98th
7.79
27th
79.8
58 - 94
57th
275GB
70th
380
65th
0.17
94th
49
76th
$160
36th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $342
Samples 90k
68
98th
16.2
60th
112
83 - 132
83rd
1TB
95th
436
81st
0.26
95th
67
60th
$342
12th
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $260
Samples 43k
67
97th
29.7
81st
275
174 - 346
97th
512GB
88th
1472
95th
0.16
93rd
44+
79th
$260
19th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 9.8k
66
97th
95
67 - 115
77th
250GB
53rd
415
75th
0.06
86th
66
61st
29
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 76k
66
97th
3.98
8th
89.8
64 - 107
72nd
120GB
23rd
409
73rd
0.27
95th
84
6th
$200
28th
30
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 15k
66
97th
11.7
46th
105
78 - 125
81st
1TB
97th
428
79th
0.05
83rd
72
51st
$500
5th
31
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $299
Samples 66k
65
97th
8.43
32nd
85
60 - 99
65th
525GB
89th
399
71st
0.2
94th
49
76th
$299
15th
32
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $167
Samples 103k
65
97th
76.4
99th
307
221 - 355
99th
1TB
95th
2137
99th
1.33
99th
26+
92nd
$167
35th
33
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $96
Samples 5.9k
65
97th
11.7
46th
90.2
60 - 113
73rd
240GB
52nd
410
74th
0.02
75th
73
48th
$96
61st
34
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $306
Samples 41k
65
97th
7.84
27th
86.1
59 - 105
67th
480GB
77th
392
69th
0.12
92nd
70
55th
$306
14th
35
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $89
Samples 7.8k
64
97th
21.5
70th
90.5
63 - 107
73rd
500GB
80th
402
72nd
0.04
82nd
66
61st
$89
66th
36
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 45k
64
97th
7.05
24th
93.4
67 - 116
76th
256GB
69th
372
63rd
0.14
93rd
93
4th
$210
26th
37
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 30k
64
97th
87.4
58 - 110
69th
128GB
38th
324
53rd
0.09
90th
93
4th
38
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $55
Samples 31k
64
97th
16.1
60th
82.2
59 - 102
61st
240GB
52nd
371
62nd
0.14
92nd
70
55th
$55
87th
39
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 36k
64
97th
81.8
63 - 96
60th
256GB
69th
317
52nd
0.12
92nd
73
48th
40
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $128
Samples 221k
64
97th
34.3
86th
113
80 - 133
83rd
1TB
95th
439
81st
1.69
100th
29+
89th
$128
49th
41
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $177
Samples 56k
64
97th
47.6
91st
330
220 - 396
99th
512GB
88th
1957
98th
0.38
96th
25+
93rd
$177
33rd
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.9k
63
96th
89.2
63 - 109
71st
240GB
52nd
390
69th
0.01
69th
86
5th
43
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $70
Samples 22k
63
96th
12.2
48th
74.2
54 - 90
48th
240GB
52nd
260
42nd
0.09
90th
88
5th
$70
76th
44
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 25k
63
96th
8.84
33rd
86.7
59 - 103
68th
250GB
53rd
352
58th
0.1
91st
66
61st
$137
46th
45
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $40
Samples 23k
63
96th
24.5
75th
93.8
59 - 120
76th
256GB
69th
383
66th
0.17
94th
46
78th
$40
94th
46
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.9k
62
96th
86.5
63 - 101
68th
240GB
52nd
396
70th
0.03
79th
71
53rd
47
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.1k
62
96th
87.5
55 - 111
69th
240GB
52nd
361
60th
0
50th
67
60th
48
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 11k
62
96th
75.6
56 - 91
50th
128GB
38th
249
40th
0.05
83rd
90
5th
49
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 895
62
96th
91
67 - 109
73rd
240GB
52nd
433
80th
0
50th
64
65th
50
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.6k
62
96th
81.2
61 - 96
59th
120GB
23rd
360
60th
0.02
69th
71
53rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9400F $156Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $56
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $47Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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