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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]

991 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.1)
Value(144)
Avg. bench(84.4)
Capacity(318)
Write(365)
Mkt. share(0.07)
Age months(49)
Price(211)
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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 $90
Samples 406k
128
100th
109
58th
105
75 ↔ 124
83rd
250GB
55th
437
82nd
3.7
100th
50
62nd
$90
64th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Samples 318k
105
100th
168
79th
112
77 ↔ 134
85th
500GB
82nd
440
83rd
3
100th
50
62nd
$110
56th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
Samples 63k
93
100th
103
55th
103
72 ↔ 125
82nd
256GB
71st
411
76th
0.46
97th
55
52nd
$97
61st
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $68
Samples 26k
81
100th
236
90th
109
78 ↔ 124
84th
500GB
82nd
425
79th
1.38
99th
13+
92nd
$68
79th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 10k
79
100th
169
79th
105
72 ↔ 123
83rd
250GB
55th
409
76th
0.52
97th
14
92nd
$50
90th
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $130
Samples 31k
76
99th
44.4
18th
97.6
59 ↔ 115
81st
120GB
23rd
435
81st
0.31
96th
50
62nd
$130
49th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $239
Samples 32k
73
99th
89.7
48th
105
72 ↔ 125
83rd
512GB
91st
411
76th
0.29
95th
55
52nd
$239
24th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $130
Samples 10k
72
99th
246
92nd
110
85 ↔ 124
85th
1TB
96th
422
79th
0.47
97th
13+
92nd
$130
49th
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $142
Samples 14k
69
99th
64.2
33rd
89.6
62 ↔ 110
75th
240GB
53rd
381
67th
0.22
93rd
46
68th
$142
44th
10
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $108
Samples 119k
69
99th
180
80th
198
142 ↔ 238
95th
250GB
55th
1299
96th
1.14
99th
27+
84th
$108
57th
11
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $78
Samples 89k
68
99th
210
86th
108
78 ↔ 130
84th
500GB
82nd
419
78th
3.34
100th
12+
92nd
$78
73rd
12
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $285
Samples 1.2k
68
99th
227
89th
109
80 ↔ 124
84th
2TB
99th
422
79th
0.05
78th
13+
92nd
$285
18th
13
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $78
Samples 58k
68
99th
270
93rd
234
171 ↔ 272
96th
250GB
55th
1387
97th
2.11
99th
9+
95th
$78
73rd
14
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $490
Samples 10k
68
99th
90.2
48th
107
76 ↔ 126
84th
1TB
98th
433
81st
0.08
85th
55
52nd
$490
6th
15
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $91
Samples 24k
67
98th
90.2
48th
81.2
57 ↔ 95
63rd
275GB
72nd
389
69th
0.37
96th
32
79th
$91
64th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $245
Samples 52k
67
98th
158
76th
114
83 ↔ 135
85th
1TB
96th
434
81st
0.43
97th
50
62nd
$245
23rd
17
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 9.2k
66
98th
94.9
70 ↔ 112
80th
250GB
55th
414
77th
0.11
89th
49
64th
18
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $149
Samples 33k
66
98th
346
95th
283
200 ↔ 351
99th
512GB
91st
1530
98th
0.31
95th
28+
82nd
$149
41st
19
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $58
Samples 49k
66
98th
149
74th
103
71 ↔ 127
82nd
250GB
55th
395
71st
1.78
99th
13
92nd
$58
86th
20
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $104
Samples 36k
65
98th
140
70th
86.3
63 ↔ 100
70th
525GB
91st
408
75th
0.37
96th
32
79th
$104
58th
21
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $82
Samples 23k
65
98th
159
77th
87.2
61 ↔ 108
71st
480GB
79th
397
72nd
0.27
95th
53
57th
$82
70th
22
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 24k
64
98th
83.3
63 ↔ 97
66th
256GB
71st
320
54th
0.26
94th
56
50th
23
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $113
Samples 69k
64
98th
400
98th
271
206 ↔ 319
98th
500GB
82nd
2045
99th
2.91
100th
9+
95th
$113
55th
24
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 4.7k
64
98th
76.3
40th
91.1
64 ↔ 108
77th
500GB
82nd
406
75th
0.05
78th
49
64th
$240
24th
25
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $140
Samples 5.4k
64
98th
66.9
35th
92.5
61 ↔ 116
78th
240GB
53rd
414
77th
0.04
77th
56
50th
$140
45th
26
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $150
Samples 45k
64
98th
37.3
13th
91.4
63 ↔ 108
77th
120GB
23rd
415
77th
0.52
98th
67
6th
$150
40th
27
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $123
Samples 1.3k
63
97th
72.1
38th
90.4
61 ↔ 112
76th
240GB
53rd
392
70th
0.01
70th
69
6th
$123
52nd
28
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $135
Samples 20k
63
97th
61.2
30th
82.3
60 ↔ 101
65th
240GB
53rd
364
63rd
0.26
94th
53
57th
$135
47th
29
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 17k
63
97th
30.5
8th
88.3
61 ↔ 111
73rd
128GB
39th
328
55th
0.17
92nd
76
4th
$200
28th
30
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $120
Samples 30k
63
97th
78.9
42nd
92.5
63 ↔ 116
78th
256GB
71st
354
61st
0.29
95th
76
4th
$120
54th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $175
Samples 8.5k
63
97th
37.4
13th
97.8
64 ↔ 118
81st
128GB
39th
394
71st
0.09
86th
55
52nd
$175
33rd
32
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $129
Samples 15k
63
97th
69
36th
87
59 ↔ 106
71st
250GB
55th
347
59th
0.2
93rd
49
64th
$129
50th
33
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 995
62
97th
82.2
53 ↔ 104
65th
240GB
53rd
399
73rd
0.01
40th
50
62nd
34
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $190
Samples 3.6k
62
97th
21.5
3rd
62.9
51 ↔ 76
34th
120GB
23rd
129
18th
0.33
96th
56
50th
$190
31st
35
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB $65
Samples 437
62
97th
94.4
51st
73.4
54 ↔ 89
51st
240GB
53rd
235
39th
0
40th
91
1st
$65
80th
36
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $168
Samples 17k
62
97th
373
96th
335
203 ↔ 400
100th
512GB
91st
1938
99th
0.87
99th
9+
96th
$168
35th
37
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $150
Samples 15k
62
97th
52.1
23rd
75.8
53 ↔ 90
54th
240GB
53rd
256
44th
0.17
92nd
71
5th
$150
40th
38
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 6.6k
62
97th
74.3
52 ↔ 90
52nd
128GB
39th
244
42nd
0.09
86th
73
5th
39
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 652
62
97th
88.5
67 ↔ 106
74th
240GB
53rd
459
85th
0
40th
47
67th
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $300
Samples 3.4k
62
97th
65.3
33rd
95
69 ↔ 113
80th
480GB
79th
415
77th
0.05
78th
56
50th
$300
15th
41
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 922
62
97th
85.1
65 ↔ 101
69th
120GB
23rd
407
75th
0
61st
54
55th
42
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
83.1
64 ↔ 98
66th
120GB
23rd
358
61st
0.02
70th
54
55th
43
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
91.1
64 ↔ 111
77th
240GB
53rd
441
83rd
0.01
61st
63
7th
44
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 6k
61
96th
87.1
62 ↔ 101
71st
240GB
53rd
393
71st
0.06
82nd
54
55th
45
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 6.9k
61
96th
81
57 ↔ 99
62nd
256GB
71st
336
57th
0.07
85th
73
5th
46
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB
Samples 2.7k
61
96th
85.5
64 ↔ 105
69th
120GB
23rd
317
54th
0.03
74th
46
68th
47
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $91
Samples 9.1k
61
96th
43.9
17th
73.8
55 ↔ 88
51st
120GB
23rd
152
23rd
0.11
89th
84
2nd
$91
63rd
48
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $196
Samples 8.1k
61
96th
119
62nd
90.3
67 ↔ 106
76th
750GB
91st
408
75th
0.09
86th
32
79th
$196
30th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 5.1k
61
96th
90.4
64 ↔ 108
76th
256GB
71st
391
70th
0.05
78th
82
3rd
50
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 3k
61
96th
83.3
63 ↔ 94
66th
240GB
53rd
272
46th
0.03
77th
60
27th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $357Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $939SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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