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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
Seller
User rating(50.8)
Value(38)
Avg. bench(93.9)
Capacity(384)
Write(433)
Mkt. share(0.04)
Age months(87)
Price(158)
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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 $110
Samples 411k
66
100th
113
98th
331
240 - 410
98th
1TB
94th
2145
99th
2.26
100th
42+
94th
$110
53rd
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $59
Samples 375k
65
100th
92.8
96th
287
198 - 347
98th
500GB
79th
2103
99th
1.34
100th
42+
94th
$59
84th
3
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $180
Samples 2.5k
62
100th
119
99th
300
194 - 380
98th
2TB
98th
1788
96th
0.01
81st
42+
95th
$180
33rd
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $50
Samples 76k
62
100th
91.6
96th
246
158 - 312
95th
512GB
87th
1506
94th
0.25
96th
44+
94th
$50
88th
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $95
Samples 66k
61
100th
109
98th
281
187 - 378
97th
1TB
96th
1685
95th
0.28
97th
44+
94th
$95
61st
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $59
Samples 85k
61
100th
48
87th
250
165 - 305
95th
250GB
53rd
1871
96th
0.24
96th
42+
95th
$59
85th
7
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $100
Samples 160k
61
100th
78.9
94th
216
128 - 296
93rd
1TB
94th
1298
93rd
0.45
97th
46+
93rd
$100
58th
8
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $270
Samples 42k
61
100th
33.1
79th
113
86 - 134
82nd
2TB
98th
445
82nd
0.09
91st
54+
87th
$270
17th
9
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $129
Samples 5k
60
99th
87.5
96th
285
170 - 380
97th
1TB
96th
1710
95th
0.03
81st
42+
95th
$129
47th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $72
Samples 202k
60
99th
50.1
88th
107
82 - 124
80th
1TB
94th
423
78th
0.6
98th
55+
86th
$72
75th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Samples 81k
60
99th
25.2
72nd
102
73 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
389
67th
0.23
96th
55
86th
$42
93rd
12
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $90
Samples 807k
60
99th
24.8
71st
105
75 - 129
79th
500GB
79th
399
70th
1.39
100th
54+
87th
$90
65th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $162
Samples 44k
59
99th
46
86th
107
82 - 125
80th
2TB
98th
420
77th
0.11
93rd
54+
86th
$162
37th
14
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $60
Samples 2.1k
59
99th
82.2
95th
253
158 - 339
96th
512GB
87th
1458
94th
0.01
76th
42+
95th
$60
83rd
15
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $45
Samples 248k
59
99th
42.1
85th
106
72 - 126
79th
500GB
79th
425
78th
0.64
98th
55+
86th
$45
92nd
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 68k
58
98th
96.3
67 - 114
75th
120GB
22nd
433
80th
0.07
87th
92
58th
17
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $112
Samples 148k
58
98th
27.4
74th
231
147 - 283
94th
250GB
53rd
1356
93rd
0.23
96th
51+
90th
$112
52nd
18
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB
Samples 84k
58
98th
181
95 - 244
90th
500GB
79th
843
89th
0.23
96th
45+
93rd
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $84
Samples 436k
58
98th
66.5
91st
269
188 - 337
96th
500GB
79th
2057
98th
0.83
99th
51+
89th
$84
69th
20
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $107
Samples 15k
57
98th
116
98th
334
194 - 498
99th
1TB
94th
3003
99th
0.05
90th
37+
96th
$107
55th
21
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 35k
57
98th
218
138 - 280
93rd
256GB
67th
967
90th
0.11
94th
44+
94th
22
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $89
Samples 313k
57
98th
14.3
54th
101
71 - 129
77th
250GB
53rd
372
62nd
0.58
98th
54
87th
$89
67th
23
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $60
Samples 30k
57
98th
35
81st
110
81 - 134
81st
500GB
79th
422
77th
0.4
97th
18+
99th
$60
83rd
24
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $103
Samples 42k
57
98th
41.8
85th
117
88 - 138
83rd
1TB
94th
447
82nd
0.5
98th
18+
99th
$103
56th
25
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 39k
56
98th
89.7
60 - 111
70th
240GB
50th
390
67th
0.04
87th
88
64th
26
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $180
Samples 489
56
98th
109
98th
271
175 - 359
97th
2TB
99th
1606
95th
0
59th
35+
97th
$180
33rd
27
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $220
Samples 5.1k
56
98th
123
99th
360
194 - 497
99th
2TB
98th
3019
99th
0.02
84th
37+
96th
$220
23rd
28
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $159
Samples 629k
56
98th
29.1
75th
113
79 - 135
82nd
1TB
94th
439
81st
1.01
99th
54+
86th
$159
39th
29
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $59
Samples 9.6k
56
98th
20.4
65th
106
74 - 131
79th
250GB
53rd
399
70th
0.15
94th
18
99th
$59
84th
30
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $220
Samples 74k
56
98th
12.6
48th
103
73 - 124
78th
512GB
87th
409
73rd
0.07
90th
97
49th
$220
23rd
31
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 900k
56
98th
13
50th
104
76 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
432
79th
0.94
99th
92
58th
$104
56th
32
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 26k
55
97th
94.8
69 - 113
75th
250GB
53rd
411
74th
0.03
84th
91
60th
33
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB
Samples 64k
55
97th
80
57 - 94
55th
275GB
68th
383
65th
0.08
91st
74
74th
34
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $45
Samples 198k
55
97th
47.5
87th
202
145 - 241
92nd
250GB
53rd
1228
93rd
0.23
96th
68+
79th
$45
91st
35
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $220
Samples 63k
55
97th
32.6
79th
266
159 - 353
96th
512GB
87th
1359
93rd
0.09
91st
70+
77th
$220
23rd
36
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $240
Samples 8.2k
55
97th
115
98th
360
208 - 501
99th
2TB
98th
3055
100th
0.02
81st
37+
97th
$240
21st
37
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $200
Samples 145k
55
97th
24.1
70th
111
80 - 134
81st
1TB
94th
433
80th
0.13
94th
92
58th
$200
26th
38
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 66k
55
97th
86.2
61 - 107
65th
480GB
75th
396
69th
0.05
90th
95
54th
39
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 4.6k
54
96th
83.7
63 - 98
61st
120GB
22nd
361
59th
0
59th
96
52nd
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB
Samples 9.2k
54
96th
93.2
62 - 114
74th
480GB
75th
415
75th
0.01
76th
98
46th
41
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $150
Samples 111k
54
96th
5.02
12th
91.3
62 - 108
72nd
120GB
22nd
396
69th
0.1
94th
109
6th
$150
40th
42
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 10k
54
96th
64.1
48 - 79
30th
120GB
22nd
132
18th
0.06
90th
98
46th
43
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 55k
54
96th
82.8
65 - 97
60th
256GB
67th
318
51st
0.05
87th
98
46th
44
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB
Samples 96k
54
96th
86.5
66 - 99
65th
525GB
88th
400
70th
0.1
91st
74
74th
45
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $169
Samples 321k
54
96th
73.8
93rd
299
215 - 374
98th
1TB
94th
2075
98th
0.99
99th
51+
90th
$169
36th
46
Compare Crucial BX500 240GB $31
Samples 143k
54
96th
16.4
58th
54.9
31 - 90
20th
240GB
50th
389
67th
0.53
98th
47+
92nd
$31
98th
47
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $256
Samples 42k
54
96th
60.1
90th
327
222 - 422
98th
1TB
96th
1966
97th
0.08
91st
51+
90th
$256
19th
48
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.9k
54
96th
89.9
64 - 109
70th
240GB
50th
393
68th
0
59th
111
5th
49
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB
Samples 39k
54
96th
91.1
57 - 118
72nd
256GB
67th
370
62nd
0.1
92nd
71
75th
50
Compare Kingston A400 240GB $22
Samples 422k
54
96th
25.7
72nd
65.9
35 - 99
32nd
240GB
50th
304
49th
1.99
100th
67
80th
$22
100th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $446Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3050 $292Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $378Nvidia RTX 3070 $536Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $62SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Extreme 16GB $17
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