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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]

1,058 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
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User rating(50.8)
Value(35)
Avg. bench(93.6)
Capacity(384)
Write(434)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(78)
Price(152)
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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 $120
Samples 319k
65
100th
104
99th
327
236 - 401
98th
1TB
94th
2144
99th
1.95
100th
34+
94th
$120
51st
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $65
Samples 327k
64
100th
86.9
95th
290
222 - 340
97th
500GB
79th
2138
99th
1.2
100th
34+
94th
$65
80th
3
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $95
Samples 538k
62
100th
24
70th
106
77 - 130
79th
500GB
79th
406
72nd
1.95
100th
46+
87th
$95
61st
4
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $290
Samples 2.2k
62
100th
82.3
94th
298
194 - 385
98th
2TB
98th
1773
96th
0.01
73rd
33+
95th
$290
16th
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $60
Samples 55k
62
100th
79.9
94th
246
158 - 322
95th
512GB
87th
1551
94th
0.15
97th
36+
94th
$60
83rd
6
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $329
Samples 33k
61
99th
28.3
75th
113
84 - 133
82nd
2TB
98th
441
82nd
0.09
91st
46+
87th
$329
12th
7
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $124
Samples 140k
61
99th
69.6
92nd
224
134 - 297
93rd
1TB
94th
1322
93rd
0.9
98th
37+
93rd
$124
49th
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $51
Samples 78k
61
99th
52.3
88th
244
168 - 298
95th
250GB
53rd
1887
96th
0.32
96th
33+
95th
$51
88th
9
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $99
Samples 61k
61
99th
106
99th
282
177 - 369
97th
1TB
96th
1671
95th
0.3
97th
36+
94th
$99
60th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $48
Samples 63k
60
99th
22.4
67th
100
69 - 123
77th
250GB
53rd
386
65th
0.23
96th
47
86th
$48
91st
11
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $83
Samples 138k
60
99th
45.7
86th
109
83 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
422
77th
0.3
98th
47+
86th
$83
69th
12
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $105
Samples 2.6k
60
99th
101
98th
282
169 - 382
97th
1TB
96th
1712
95th
0.02
80th
33+
95th
$105
56th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $168
Samples 27k
59
99th
44.7
86th
107
85 - 125
80th
2TB
98th
415
74th
0.11
92nd
46+
86th
$168
36th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $53
Samples 204k
59
99th
37.3
82nd
106
75 - 126
79th
500GB
79th
426
78th
0.45
99th
46+
86th
$53
88th
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 65k
58
99th
95.7
62 - 113
75th
120GB
22nd
425
78th
0.09
91st
83
58th
16
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $162
Samples 122k
58
99th
20.7
65th
230
148 - 274
94th
250GB
53rd
1373
94th
0.3
96th
42+
90th
$162
37th
17
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $69
Samples 234k
58
99th
17.4
59th
102
70 - 128
78th
250GB
53rd
380
64th
0.15
98th
46
87th
$69
78th
18
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $70
Samples 2.4k
58
99th
73.3
93rd
254
166 - 334
96th
512GB
87th
1436
94th
0.01
73rd
33+
95th
$70
77th
19
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $73
Samples 69k
58
99th
50
87th
182
97 - 252
90th
500GB
79th
838
89th
0.45
96th
37+
93rd
$73
74th
20
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $72
Samples 339k
57
98th
74.8
93rd
270
185 - 334
96th
500GB
79th
2055
98th
1.2
99th
42+
89th
$72
75th
21
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $43
Samples 27k
57
98th
52.5
88th
212
137 - 271
93rd
256GB
67th
952
90th
0.3
93rd
36+
94th
$43
94th
22
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $140
Samples 12k
57
98th
94.3
97th
332
180 - 482
98th
1TB
94th
3097
100th
0.08
91st
28+
96th
$140
44th
23
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $65
Samples 12k
56
98th
33.2
79th
111
79 - 134
81st
500GB
79th
421
77th
0.15
96th
10+
99th
$65
80th
24
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $110
Samples 15k
56
98th
40.3
84th
119
90 - 138
83rd
1TB
94th
449
82nd
0.3
96th
10+
99th
$110
54th
25
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $300
Samples 68k
56
98th
10.1
37th
104
75 - 124
78th
512GB
87th
406
72nd
0.3
91st
88
49th
$300
14th
26
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 36k
56
98th
88.9
62 - 110
69th
240GB
50th
396
69th
0.05
87th
79
64th
27
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $340
Samples 3.6k
56
98th
84.8
95th
345
155 - 487
99th
2TB
98th
2974
99th
0.02
80th
28+
96th
$340
11th
28
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $198
Samples 390
56
98th
271
170 - 360
97th
2TB
99th
1581
95th
0
58th
26+
97th
29
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 22k
55
97th
93.8
70 - 111
74th
250GB
53rd
412
74th
0.04
86th
82
60th
30
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $300
Samples 6.3k
55
97th
94.4
97th
350
209 - 485
99th
2TB
98th
2941
99th
0.04
86th
28+
97th
$300
14th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $200
Samples 130k
55
97th
24.1
70th
111
83 - 133
81st
1TB
94th
435
80th
0.3
94th
83
58th
$200
27th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 836k
55
97th
13.5
52nd
105
75 - 123
79th
250GB
53rd
435
80th
0.3
99th
83
58th
$100
58th
33
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $125
Samples 60k
55
97th
9.19
34th
78.2
51 - 93
53rd
275GB
68th
387
66th
0.3
91st
65
74th
$125
49th
34
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $200
Samples 66k
55
97th
35.4
80th
269
164 - 349
96th
512GB
87th
1363
93rd
0.15
91st
61+
77th
$200
27th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $88
Samples 180k
55
97th
27.9
74th
197
141 - 232
92nd
250GB
53rd
1246
93rd
0.15
96th
60+
78th
$88
67th
36
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $169
Samples 496k
55
97th
27.6
74th
112
79 - 133
82nd
1TB
94th
435
80th
2.26
99th
46+
86th
$169
36th
37
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $124
Samples 227k
55
97th
92.8
97th
299
224 - 364
98th
1TB
94th
2075
98th
0.75
99th
42+
90th
$124
49th
38
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $64
Samples 4.4k
55
97th
19.3
63rd
107
77 - 129
79th
250GB
53rd
409
73rd
0.15
93rd
10
99th
$64
81st
39
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 39k
54
96th
88
59 - 110
68th
128GB
37th
330
53rd
0.05
87th
109
4th
40
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 59k
54
96th
87.2
60 - 107
67th
480GB
75th
400
70th
0.07
90th
86
54th
41
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.7k
54
96th
83.5
63 - 97
61st
120GB
22nd
362
60th
0.01
73rd
87
52nd
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.5k
54
96th
89
63 - 109
69th
240GB
50th
389
67th
0
58th
102
5th
43
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $180
Samples 19k
54
96th
4.88
13th
97
66 - 117
76th
128GB
37th
394
69th
0.02
80th
88
49th
$180
33rd
44
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $205
Samples 116k
54
96th
7.78
28th
101
70 - 122
78th
256GB
67th
399
70th
0.15
94th
88
49th
$205
26th
45
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
Samples 51k
54
96th
12.2
47th
82.2
59 - 102
59th
240GB
50th
373
63rd
0.15
90th
86
54th
$80
70th
46
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $59
Samples 12k
54
96th
29.3
75th
90.9
61 - 108
71st
500GB
79th
401
70th
0.01
73rd
82
60th
$59
85th
47
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $65
Samples 37k
54
96th
15.6
56th
87.1
62 - 103
66th
250GB
53rd
349
57th
0.05
86th
82
60th
$65
80th
48
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $199
Samples 71k
54
96th
7.29
25th
92.8
64 - 116
73rd
256GB
67th
368
61st
0.09
91st
109
4th
$199
29th
49
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $100
Samples 35k
54
96th
9.42
35th
75.2
53 - 89
47th
240GB
50th
261
41st
0.05
87th
104
5th
$100
58th
50
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $94
Samples 7k
54
96th
12.1
46th
92.4
67 - 113
73rd
240GB
50th
410
73rd
0.01
73rd
89
46th
$94
63rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $300Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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