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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]

1,003 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.2)
Value(177)
Avg. bench(86.2)
Capacity(330)
Write(373)
Mkt. share(0.07)
Age months(53)
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, 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 $105
Samples 476k
129
100th
97.9
52nd
106
75 - 125
82nd
250GB
55th
443
83rd
3.12
100th
55
61st
$105
55th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
Samples 362k
109
100th
181
75th
115
86 - 135
85th
500GB
82nd
445
83rd
2.77
100th
55
61st
$103
56th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
Samples 70k
97
100th
106
55th
106
71 - 128
82nd
256GB
70th
422
78th
0.4
96th
60
52nd
$97
60th
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $59
Samples 45k
87
100th
263
88th
109
79 - 127
84th
500GB
82nd
431
80th
1.19
99th
18+
91st
$59
82nd
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Samples 17k
81
100th
208
80th
106
74 - 124
82nd
250GB
55th
414
75th
0.46
97th
18
90th
$39
94th
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $120
Samples 35k
76
99th
48.1
21st
99.6
70 - 115
80th
120GB
23rd
443
83rd
0.24
94th
55
61st
$120
50th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $108
Samples 19k
74
99th
282
90th
110
77 - 126
84th
1TB
96th
426
79th
0.62
97th
18+
91st
$108
55th
8
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $220
Samples 31k
73
99th
94.5
50th
104
71 - 126
82nd
512GB
90th
411
75th
0.21
94th
60
52nd
$220
23rd
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $90
Samples 72k
71
99th
242
85th
233
150 - 276
96th
250GB
55th
1391
96th
1.13
99th
14+
94th
$90
63rd
10
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $70
Samples 158k
71
99th
226
82nd
107
78 - 127
83rd
500GB
82nd
417
76th
3.16
100th
17+
91st
$70
73rd
11
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $53
Samples 78k
71
99th
160
71st
103
70 - 128
81st
250GB
55th
392
69th
1.43
99th
17
91st
$53
85th
12
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 141k
70
99th
171
74th
202
145 - 238
95th
250GB
55th
1305
96th
1.01
99th
31+
83rd
$118
50th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $204
Samples 2.8k
70
99th
291
91st
109
86 - 123
83rd
2TB
99th
424
78th
0.09
88th
18+
91st
$204
26th
14
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $165
Samples 19k
69
99th
56.3
26th
88
55 - 113
72nd
240GB
53rd
386
67th
0.13
90th
51
68th
$165
34th
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $330
Samples 64k
68
99th
125
63rd
113
80 - 134
84th
1TB
96th
435
81st
0.42
97th
55
61st
$330
11th
16
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 11k
67
98th
93.9
67 - 111
78th
250GB
55th
415
76th
0.09
88th
54
63rd
17
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $200
Samples 37k
67
98th
280
89th
286
183 - 357
98th
512GB
90th
1523
97th
0.29
96th
33+
81st
$200
27th
18
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $149
Samples 31k
67
98th
61.6
30th
80.5
58 - 94
60th
275GB
71st
387
67th
0.25
95th
37
78th
$149
40th
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $90
Samples 96k
66
98th
474
97th
271
182 - 326
98th
500GB
82nd
2030
99th
1.84
99th
14+
94th
$90
63rd
20
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 11k
66
98th
88.6
46th
107
77 - 126
83rd
1TB
98th
429
80th
0.06
83rd
60
52nd
$500
4th
21
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $99
Samples 44k
65
98th
147
69th
87.2
64 - 100
71st
525GB
90th
404
72nd
0.33
96th
37
78th
$99
59th
22
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $149
Samples 29k
64
98th
417
94th
342
247 - 401
100th
512GB
90th
1998
99th
0.77
98th
14+
95th
$149
40th
23
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 5.2k
64
98th
73.7
37th
88
59 - 110
72nd
500GB
82nd
397
71st
0.04
80th
54
63rd
$240
21st
24
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $65
Samples 27k
64
98th
190
77th
88
62 - 108
72nd
480GB
78th
400
71st
0.15
91st
58
57th
$65
77th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $130
Samples 34k
64
98th
74.5
38th
92.8
64 - 118
77th
256GB
70th
363
62nd
0.23
94th
81
4th
$130
46th
26
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $314
Samples 19k
64
98th
21.8
3rd
88.6
60 - 111
73rd
128GB
39th
324
54th
0.14
91st
81
4th
$314
12th
27
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $110
Samples 6.5k
64
98th
79.8
42nd
92.1
65 - 112
76th
240GB
53rd
407
74th
0.03
75th
61
49th
$110
52nd
28
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB
Samples 52k
64
98th
91.6
63 - 108
76th
120GB
23rd
406
73rd
0.3
96th
72
6th
29
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 28k
64
98th
82.3
61 - 97
62nd
256GB
70th
320
54th
0.2
95th
61
49th
30
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.5k
63
97th
90.5
59 - 112
75th
240GB
53rd
391
69th
0.01
62nd
74
6th
31
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $198
Samples 31k
63
97th
497
98th
306
220 - 366
99th
1TB
96th
2099
100th
1.1
99th
14+
94th
$198
28th
32
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $60
Samples 27k
63
97th
113
59th
82.5
58 - 101
63rd
240GB
53rd
368
63rd
0.19
93rd
58
57th
$60
80th
33
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $140
Samples 22k
63
97th
63.9
32nd
85.8
60 - 104
68th
250GB
55th
349
59th
0.17
92nd
54
63rd
$140
43rd
34
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 6.9k
62
97th
86.8
63 - 103
70th
240GB
53rd
399
71st
0.05
80th
59
55th
35
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1k
62
97th
84
53 - 108
65th
240GB
53rd
387
67th
0.01
62nd
55
61st
36
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 8.1k
62
97th
76.3
55 - 90
53rd
128GB
39th
244
41st
0.07
84th
78
5th
37
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 788
62
97th
90.1
67 - 108
74th
240GB
53rd
453
85th
0.01
42nd
52
66th
38
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $187
Samples 9.1k
62
97th
36.1
12th
99.1
63 - 120
80th
128GB
39th
397
71st
0.05
80th
60
52nd
$187
31st
39
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 980
62
97th
85.6
65 - 101
68th
120GB
23rd
406
73rd
0
42nd
59
55th
40
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 4.4k
62
97th
64.6
52 - 77
35th
120GB
23rd
131
18th
0.19
93rd
61
49th
41
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 8.8k
62
97th
80.7
56 - 101
61st
256GB
70th
340
57th
0.07
86th
78
5th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $199
Samples 4.4k
62
97th
88.9
47th
95.1
64 - 114
79th
480GB
78th
420
77th
0.03
75th
61
49th
$199
28th
43
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
83.1
62 - 97
64th
120GB
23rd
363
62nd
0.01
71st
59
55th
44
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $59
Samples 17k
62
97th
103
54th
74.6
55 - 90
51st
240GB
53rd
258
44th
0.1
88th
76
5th
$59
82nd
45
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $101
Samples 2.4k
62
97th
78
40th
80.4
51 - 98
60th
256GB
70th
285
47th
0.02
62nd
59
55th
$101
56th
46
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1.1k
61
95th
90
62 - 110
74th
240GB
53rd
428
79th
0.01
62nd
68
6th
47
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $149
Samples 10k
61
95th
30.4
8th
74.1
55 - 90
50th
120GB
23rd
153
23rd
0.07
84th
89
2nd
$149
40th
48
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 454
61
95th
74.4
55 - 92
51st
240GB
53rd
237
39th
0
42nd
96
1st
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 6.3k
61
95th
92.7
63 - 108
77th
256GB
70th
387
67th
0.06
84th
87
3rd
50
Compare Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $45
Samples 181k
61
95th
55.2
26th
54.8
34 - 74
23rd
120GB
23rd
124
17th
1.05
99th
80
4th
$45
90th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $127Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $248Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $709Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $606SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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