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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]

1,040 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.6)
Value(29.8)
Avg. bench(91.5)
Capacity(370)
Write(416)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(67)
Price(161)
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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 Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $149
Samples 142k
100
100th
86.9
98th
321
226 - 374
99th
1TB
94th
2088
99th
2.13
100th
22+
96th
$149
40th
2
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $94
Samples 81k
96
100th
91.8
99th
240
143 - 316
95th
1TB
94th
1398
94th
1.1
99th
25+
94th
$94
62nd
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $63
Samples 39k
92
100th
78.5
97th
251
159 - 319
96th
512GB
88th
1550
95th
0.46
97th
24+
95th
$63
80th
4
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $53
Samples 426k
92
100th
37.3
86th
107
77 - 131
80th
500GB
80th
415
75th
2.73
100th
34+
88th
$53
87th
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $130
Samples 42k
87
100th
87.7
98th
287
193 - 373
97th
1TB
97th
1702
96th
0.59
98th
24+
95th
$130
46th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $80
Samples 207k
87
100th
74.3
96th
289
222 - 334
98th
500GB
80th
2139
99th
1.99
100th
22+
96th
$80
68th
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $69
Samples 54k
86
99th
41.7
89th
245
161 - 287
96th
250GB
53rd
1908
97th
0.51
97th
21+
96th
$69
76th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Samples 49k
84
99th
26.9
75th
103
74 - 123
79th
250GB
53rd
393
69th
0.33
96th
35
87th
$39
94th
9
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $54
Samples 143k
80
99th
37.5
86th
109
82 - 125
81st
500GB
80th
430
79th
0.96
99th
34+
88th
$54
87th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $105
Samples 93k
80
99th
37.9
86th
107
79 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
420
76th
0.65
98th
35+
88th
$105
56th
11
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB
Samples 114k
78
99th
233
166 - 269
95th
250GB
53rd
1395
94th
0.47
97th
30+
91st
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 49k
77
99th
97
70 - 114
77th
120GB
22nd
426
78th
0.13
92nd
71
59th
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $59
Samples 46k
76
99th
63
93rd
195
116 - 253
92nd
500GB
80th
884
90th
0.5
97th
25+
95th
$59
84th
14
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 17k
75
99th
52.7
91st
220
144 - 275
93rd
256GB
68th
931
91st
0.18
94th
24+
95th
$45
91st
15
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 7.4k
73
99th
346
221 - 482
99th
1TB
94th
3028
100th
0.1
91st
16+
98th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $193
Samples 53k
73
99th
14
52nd
104
72 - 124
80th
512GB
88th
411
74th
0.13
93rd
76
50th
$193
30th
17
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $219
Samples 16k
73
99th
36.9
85th
108
83 - 125
81st
2TB
99th
421
76th
0.11
92nd
34+
88th
$219
24th
18
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
Samples 189k
73
99th
24.7
73rd
103
77 - 126
80th
250GB
53rd
395
70th
1.09
99th
34
88th
$44
92nd
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $60
Samples 261k
72
98th
87.4
98th
274
209 - 318
97th
500GB
80th
2106
99th
1.79
99th
30+
91st
$60
82nd
20
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $115
Samples 195k
71
98th
22.9
70th
197
141 - 234
92nd
250GB
53rd
1251
94th
0.45
97th
48+
80th
$115
51st
21
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 733k
70
98th
12.9
48th
103
77 - 124
79th
250GB
53rd
429
79th
1.93
99th
71
59th
$105
56th
22
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $370
Samples 1.9k
69
98th
84.6
98th
367
204 - 476
99th
2TB
99th
3009
100th
0.02
76th
16+
98th
$370
10th
23
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $150
Samples 32k
69
98th
8.18
28th
88.4
61 - 112
69th
240GB
51st
392
69th
0.08
90th
67
65th
$150
38th
24
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 2.7k
68
98th
80.7
97th
371
203 - 482
100th
2TB
99th
2981
100th
0.07
87th
16+
98th
$400
7th
25
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $61
Samples 48k
68
98th
16
57th
79.4
53 - 94
55th
275GB
69th
385
66th
0.17
93rd
53
75th
$61
81st
26
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $100
Samples 296k
68
98th
41.4
89th
113
82 - 135
83rd
1TB
94th
437
81st
1.95
99th
34+
88th
$100
56th
27
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $240
Samples 104k
67
97th
21.1
68th
112
80 - 133
82nd
1TB
94th
433
80th
0.25
95th
71
59th
$240
21st
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 17k
66
97th
92
64 - 110
74th
250GB
53rd
402
72nd
0.06
87th
70
61st
29
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 78k
66
97th
4.01
9th
90.4
61 - 108
72nd
120GB
22nd
397
70th
0.23
95th
88
6th
$200
27th
30
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $199
Samples 51k
66
97th
36
84th
272
171 - 348
97th
512GB
88th
1383
94th
0.16
93rd
49+
78th
$199
28th
31
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $106
Samples 46k
65
97th
17.4
60th
86.3
61 - 107
66th
480GB
76th
395
70th
0.1
91st
74
55th
$106
54th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $369
Samples 17k
65
97th
14.8
54th
106
73 - 125
80th
1TB
97th
424
77th
0.04
84th
76
50th
$369
10th
33
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $325
Samples 70k
65
97th
7.95
27th
85.4
63 - 99
65th
525GB
88th
394
69th
0.18
94th
53
75th
$325
12th
34
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $142
Samples 67k
64
97th
55.8
92nd
328
230 - 394
99th
512GB
88th
1917
97th
0.33
96th
30+
92nd
$142
42nd
35
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $65
Samples 9.2k
64
97th
27.6
76th
92.1
66 - 108
74th
500GB
80th
405
73rd
0.03
80th
70
61st
$65
78th
36
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $149
Samples 51k
64
97th
9.17
33rd
94
68 - 115
75th
256GB
68th
371
62nd
0.13
92nd
97
4th
$149
40th
37
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $96
Samples 8.1k
64
97th
11.8
44th
91.1
62 - 114
72nd
240GB
51st
408
74th
0.02
76th
77
47th
$96
60th
38
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 32k
64
97th
87.5
59 - 110
68th
128GB
37th
322
52nd
0.08
89th
97
4th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $60
Samples 45k
64
97th
15.2
55th
82.5
59 - 101
61st
240GB
51st
361
60th
0.12
92nd
74
55th
$60
82nd
40
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 44k
64
97th
82
62 - 98
60th
256GB
68th
314
51st
0.12
92nd
77
47th
41
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2k
63
96th
88.9
60 - 110
70th
240GB
51st
386
67th
0.01
70th
90
5th
42
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $130
Samples 153k
63
96th
91.8
99th
306
223 - 361
98th
1TB
94th
2080
99th
1.96
100th
30+
91st
$130
46th
43
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $272
Samples 23k
63
96th
58
92nd
330
216 - 407
99th
1TB
97th
1999
98th
0.19
94th
30+
91st
$272
17th
44
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $128
Samples 13k
63
96th
6.43
20th
99.1
71 - 119
78th
128GB
37th
403
72nd
0.04
84th
76
50th
$128
47th
45
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 30k
63
96th
8.83
32nd
86.6
60 - 104
67th
250GB
53rd
349
57th
0.1
91st
70
61st
$137
45th
46
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 24k
63
96th
76.1
55 - 91
50th
240GB
51st
259
41st
0.08
89th
92
5th
47
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $38
Samples 29k
63
96th
25.6
74th
94.4
60 - 123
75th
256GB
68th
376
63rd
0.16
93rd
50
77th
$38
95th
48
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.2k
62
95th
90.1
59 - 112
71st
240GB
51st
369
61st
0
52nd
71
59th
49
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 9.9k
62
95th
86.9
65 - 101
68th
240GB
51st
400
71st
0.03
80th
75
52nd
50
Compare Crucial BX500 240GB $33
Samples 67k
62
95th
16.9
59th
58.3
31 - 96
25th
240GB
51st
403
72nd
0.79
98th
26+
94th
$33
97th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $34
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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