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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]

964 SSDs
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Brand
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User rating(52)
Value(129)
Avg. bench(81.1)
Capacity(308)
Write(345)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(47)
Price(196)
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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 $77
Samples 314k
127
100th
122
69th
105
75 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
56th
437
83rd
4.49
100th
47
64th
$77
77th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Samples 263k
103
100th
179
85th
111
76 ↔ 134
86th
500GB
83rd
435
82nd
3.93
100th
47
64th
$100
62nd
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $220
Samples 47k
96
100th
56.8
29th
105
76 ↔ 124
85th
256GB
72nd
421
80th
0.61
98th
52
54th
$220
27th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $86
Samples 26k
77
100th
60.2
32nd
97
66 ↔ 113
83rd
120GB
24th
435
82nd
0.34
96th
47
64th
$86
71st
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $53
Samples 6.1k
77
100th
163
81st
105
71 ↔ 123
85th
250GB
56th
418
79th
0.34
96th
11
94th
$53
92nd
6
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $75
Samples 11k
77
100th
220
92nd
110
81 ↔ 125
86th
500GB
83rd
430
82nd
0.76
98th
10+
94th
$75
79th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $260
Samples 27k
72
99th
84
48th
105
69 ↔ 127
85th
512GB
91st
409
77th
0.34
96th
52
54th
$260
22nd
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $140
Samples 4.3k
71
99th
230
93rd
109
80 ↔ 125
86th
1TB
97th
418
79th
0.31
96th
10+
94th
$140
48th
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $99
Samples 15k
69
99th
83.4
47th
88.9
60 ↔ 111
77th
240GB
54th
396
73rd
0.25
95th
43
70th
$99
63rd
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $489
Samples 7.2k
68
99th
89.3
52nd
106
77 ↔ 125
85th
1TB
99th
426
81st
0.11
88th
52
54th
$489
6th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $295
Samples 42k
67
99th
137
76th
114
83 ↔ 134
87th
1TB
97th
437
83rd
0.62
98th
47
64th
$295
18th
12
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $108
Samples 96k
67
99th
179
85th
198
141 ↔ 234
96th
250GB
56th
1288
97th
1.49
99th
23+
86th
$108
59th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $329
Samples 421
67
99th
197
89th
106
74 ↔ 123
85th
2TB
99th
417
79th
0.01
58th
10+
94th
$329
14th
14
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.2k
66
99th
95.3
66 ↔ 112
82nd
250GB
56th
412
78th
0.12
89th
46
65th
15
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $101
Samples 20k
66
99th
82.4
46th
80.2
55 ↔ 95
64th
275GB
73rd
386
70th
0.36
96th
29
81st
$101
62nd
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 28k
66
99th
309
96th
280
183 ↔ 345
99th
512GB
91st
1515
98th
0.45
97th
25+
84th
$170
38th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $90
Samples 17k
65
98th
148
78th
87.1
63 ↔ 108
74th
480GB
80th
399
74th
0.27
94th
50
59th
$90
67th
18
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Samples 26k
65
98th
170
83rd
105
74 ↔ 129
85th
250GB
56th
395
73rd
1.96
99th
9
95th
$50
92nd
19
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $73
Samples 35k
65
98th
221
92nd
108
76 ↔ 129
86th
500GB
83rd
421
80th
3.27
100th
9+
95th
$73
80th
20
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 20k
64
98th
81.1
58 ↔ 97
66th
256GB
72nd
316
55th
0.3
95th
53
51st
21
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $98
Samples 4.9k
64
98th
86.6
50th
91.5
58 ↔ 116
80th
240GB
54th
407
76th
0.08
85th
53
51st
$98
64th
22
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 40k
64
98th
34.1
11th
89.7
58 ↔ 108
78th
120GB
24th
403
76th
0.58
97th
64
6th
$165
39th
23
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.8k
64
98th
76.1
42nd
90.8
62 ↔ 109
79th
500GB
83rd
400
75th
0.07
84th
46
65th
$240
25th
24
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $100
Samples 31k
64
98th
145
78th
86.7
64 ↔ 100
74th
525GB
92nd
405
76th
0.51
97th
29
81st
$100
62nd
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 13k
63
97th
30.7
9th
88.8
60 ↔ 109
77th
128GB
40th
330
57th
0.21
94th
73
4th
$200
31st
26
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $255
Samples 6.9k
63
97th
28.4
8th
98.7
68 ↔ 119
83rd
128GB
40th
399
74th
0.08
81st
52
54th
$255
22nd
27
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $289
Samples 23k
63
97th
40.5
16th
91.8
62 ↔ 117
80th
256GB
72nd
357
63rd
0.42
97th
73
4th
$289
19th
28
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.2k
63
97th
58.6
31st
84.9
57 ↔ 107
71st
240GB
54th
387
71st
0.02
66th
66
6th
$149
45th
29
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $178
Samples 13k
63
97th
53.7
26th
86.1
59 ↔ 103
73rd
250GB
56th
349
61st
0.23
94th
46
65th
$178
37th
30
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
Samples 17k
63
97th
88.3
52nd
80.2
55 ↔ 100
64th
240GB
54th
354
62nd
0.35
96th
50
59th
$80
75th
31
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $91
Samples 1.5k
63
97th
84.7
48th
80.7
58 ↔ 98
65th
256GB
72nd
287
50th
0.02
66th
51
57th
$91
67th
32
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $83
Samples 26k
63
97th
256
94th
232
158 ↔ 273
97th
250GB
56th
1387
98th
2.24
99th
6+
98th
$83
73rd
33
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 870
62
97th
82
55 ↔ 103
67th
240GB
54th
410
77th
0.01
35th
47
64th
34
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2k
62
97th
82
62 ↔ 96
67th
120GB
24th
357
63rd
0.04
76th
51
57th
35
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $190
Samples 2.6k
62
97th
21.6
3rd
63
52 ↔ 77
36th
120GB
24th
131
20th
0.32
96th
53
51st
$190
34th
36
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $55
Samples 12k
62
97th
110
63rd
75.1
55 ↔ 90
56th
240GB
54th
256
45th
0.23
94th
68
5th
$55
90th
37
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB $70
Samples 403
62
97th
87.3
51st
71.8
51 ↔ 88
51st
240GB
54th
232
40th
0
35th
88
1st
$70
81st
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $200
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
87.7
51st
94.2
64 ↔ 114
82nd
480GB
80th
419
79th
0.06
81st
53
51st
$200
31st
39
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 799
62
97th
84.3
65 ↔ 101
71st
120GB
24th
409
77th
0.01
58th
51
57th
40
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
90.5
63 ↔ 113
79th
240GB
54th
450
85th
0
58th
60
7th
41
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5k
61
96th
85.9
60 ↔ 102
72nd
240GB
54th
399
74th
0.07
81st
51
57th
42
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.5k
61
96th
90.7
64 ↔ 107
79th
256GB
72nd
391
72nd
0.06
76th
79
3rd
43
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 606
61
96th
87.5
63 ↔ 106
75th
240GB
54th
462
87th
0
35th
44
69th
44
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.5k
61
96th
84.3
67 ↔ 97
71st
240GB
54th
274
48th
0.03
58th
57
27th
45
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 5.9k
61
96th
79.7
56 ↔ 102
63rd
256GB
72nd
335
58th
0.11
87th
70
5th
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $95
Samples 5.1k
61
96th
46
19th
76.1
56 ↔ 93
57th
128GB
40th
242
43rd
0.08
85th
70
5th
$95
65th
47
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $196
Samples 7.1k
61
96th
118
67th
89.4
64 ↔ 104
78th
750GB
92nd
413
78th
0.11
85th
29
81st
$196
33rd
48
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $101
Samples 7.6k
61
96th
40.5
16th
73.6
57 ↔ 89
54th
120GB
24th
152
24th
0.15
90th
81
2nd
$101
62nd
49
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 933
60
95th
87.8
64 ↔ 105
76th
256GB
72nd
402
75th
0.01
66th
74
4th
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 605
60
95th
87.7
63 ↔ 107
76th
240GB
54th
456
87th
0.01
58th
48
62nd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $340Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $77
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $234Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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