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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]

1,011 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.3)
Value(24.8)
Avg. bench(88.5)
Capacity(339)
Write(393)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(55)
Price(164)
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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 $73
Samples 497k
125
100th
17.4
62nd
106
73 - 124
82nd
250GB
54th
443
82nd
2.68
100th
58
60th
$73
74th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Samples 417k
110
100th
23.3
74th
113
80 - 135
84th
500GB
81st
443
82nd
2.16
100th
58
60th
$107
55th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
Samples 72k
96
100th
8.11
29th
104
68 - 124
81st
256GB
70th
411
75th
0.38
96th
63
51st
$200
27th
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $60
Samples 61k
86
100th
34.8
88th
109
83 - 125
83rd
500GB
81st
430
80th
1.12
99th
21+
90th
$60
81st
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $48
Samples 24k
81
100th
23.5
75th
105
75 - 125
81st
250GB
54th
409
74th
0.44
97th
22
90th
$48
90th
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $130
Samples 41k
77
99th
6.11
18th
99.8
74 - 114
80th
120GB
23rd
449
84th
0.24
95th
58
60th
$130
46th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $108
Samples 29k
77
99th
37.8
90th
109
84 - 125
83rd
1TB
95th
418
77th
0.52
97th
21+
90th
$108
54th
8
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $74
Samples 204k
76
99th
29.5
82nd
108
80 - 131
83rd
500GB
81st
421
78th
2.92
100th
20+
91st
$74
73rd
9
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $150
Samples 38k
73
99th
17
61st
104
74 - 126
81st
512GB
89th
408
74th
0.18
93rd
63
51st
$150
39th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $205
Samples 5k
71
99th
38.6
90th
108
86 - 124
82nd
2TB
99th
424
78th
0.08
88th
21+
90th
$205
26th
11
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Samples 94k
71
99th
22.2
72nd
105
74 - 129
82nd
250GB
54th
402
72nd
1.52
99th
20
90th
$52
86th
12
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 148k
71
99th
23.1
74th
203
138 - 239
94th
250GB
54th
1287
95th
0.75
98th
34+
82nd
$118
51st
13
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $79
Samples 89k
70
99th
36
89th
233
161 - 278
96th
250GB
54th
1415
96th
0.8
98th
17+
93rd
$79
70th
14
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 24k
69
99th
87.4
56 - 108
70th
240GB
52nd
391
69th
0.15
92nd
54
67th
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $337
Samples 73k
68
99th
16.4
60th
112
81 - 134
83rd
1TB
95th
431
80th
0.34
96th
58
60th
$337
11th
16
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 13k
67
98th
93.8
67 - 112
77th
250GB
54th
416
76th
0.1
88th
57
62nd
17
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $120
Samples 34k
67
98th
9.64
37th
79.6
56 - 94
57th
275GB
71st
383
66th
0.2
94th
40
77th
$120
49th
18
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $90
Samples 122k
67
98th
63.2
96th
269
176 - 323
97th
500GB
81st
2048
99th
1.83
99th
17+
93rd
$90
64th
19
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $237
Samples 37k
67
98th
32.8
86th
283
175 - 352
98th
512GB
89th
1503
96th
0.24
94th
36+
80th
$237
22nd
20
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 11k
66
98th
11.7
45th
105
73 - 126
81st
1TB
98th
419
77th
0.06
80th
63
51st
$500
4th
21
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $65
Samples 28k
65
98th
25.5
77th
87.4
61 - 110
70th
480GB
78th
399
71st
0.2
93rd
61
56th
$65
79th
22
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB
Samples 67k
65
98th
91.3
63 - 108
75th
120GB
23rd
413
75th
0.36
96th
75
6th
23
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB
Samples 50k
65
98th
86.6
62 - 100
69th
525GB
90th
407
74th
0.3
95th
40
77th
24
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $230
Samples 6.2k
64
98th
10.2
39th
87.8
56 - 107
71st
500GB
81st
391
69th
0.05
80th
57
62nd
$230
22nd
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $110
Samples 38k
64
98th
11.5
44th
93.6
65 - 116
77th
256GB
70th
374
64th
0.22
93rd
84
4th
$110
53rd
26
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 23k
64
98th
87.3
58 - 110
70th
128GB
38th
320
53rd
0.12
91st
84
4th
27
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $100
Samples 5.3k
64
98th
11.4
44th
90.9
63 - 113
74th
240GB
52nd
408
74th
0.05
79th
64
49th
$100
58th
28
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 30k
64
98th
82.5
62 - 97
62nd
256GB
70th
317
53rd
0.19
93rd
64
49th
29
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $160
Samples 35k
64
98th
52.2
93rd
336
217 - 399
99th
512GB
89th
1939
98th
0.62
98th
17+
94th
$160
36th
30
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.7k
63
97th
89.1
60 - 111
73rd
240GB
52nd
388
68th
0.01
73rd
77
6th
31
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $58
Samples 24k
63
97th
15.5
58th
82
57 - 102
61st
240GB
52nd
361
61st
0.17
92nd
61
56th
$58
83rd
32
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $82
Samples 20k
63
97th
12.7
50th
84.9
56 - 104
66th
250GB
54th
348
58th
0.13
92nd
57
62nd
$82
68th
33
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $125
Samples 105k
63
97th
35.3
88th
114
82 - 135
84th
1TB
95th
446
83rd
1.77
99th
21+
90th
$125
48th
34
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1k
62
97th
84.5
51 - 110
65th
240GB
52nd
380
65th
0.01
65th
58
60th
35
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 7.1k
62
97th
87.3
66 - 102
70th
240GB
52nd
399
71st
0.04
76th
62
54th
36
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 8.5k
62
97th
76.4
56 - 93
52nd
128GB
38th
247
41st
0.07
88th
81
5th
37
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 842
62
97th
90.2
66 - 108
74th
240GB
52nd
449
84th
0
44th
55
66th
38
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $185
Samples 9.2k
62
97th
4.92
13th
99.7
74 - 118
80th
128GB
38th
400
72nd
0.07
88th
63
51st
$185
31st
39
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $195
Samples 4.3k
62
97th
12.1
47th
94.9
65 - 113
78th
480GB
78th
417
76th
0.03
76th
64
49th
$195
29th
40
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 9.3k
62
97th
81.7
58 - 101
61st
256GB
70th
340
56th
0.04
79th
81
5th
41
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.4k
62
97th
84
63 - 98
64th
120GB
23rd
364
62nd
0.01
65th
62
54th
42
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 994
62
97th
86
65 - 102
68th
120GB
23rd
405
73rd
0
44th
62
54th
43
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 19k
62
97th
75.1
56 - 90
50th
240GB
52nd
257
43rd
0.1
88th
79
5th
44
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 4.4k
62
97th
64.4
51 - 77
33rd
120GB
23rd
132
18th
0.26
95th
64
49th
45
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $35
Samples 15k
62
97th
27.3
79th
94.3
61 - 119
78th
256GB
70th
398
71st
0.23
94th
37
79th
$35
95th
46
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $170
Samples 45k
62
97th
75.9
98th
309
228 - 360
99th
1TB
95th
2122
99th
1.17
99th
17+
94th
$170
34th
47
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
95th
90.4
62 - 111
74th
240GB
52nd
421
78th
0.01
65th
71
6th
48
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB
Samples 11k
61
95th
73.1
54 - 89
47th
120GB
23rd
154
23rd
0.09
88th
92
2nd
49
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 495
61
95th
75.8
55 - 93
51st
240GB
52nd
241
39th
0
44th
99
1st
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 6.3k
61
95th
90.9
59 - 109
74th
256GB
70th
386
67th
0.02
73rd
90
3rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
Intel Core i5-9600K $240Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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