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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(39.5)
Avg. bench(93.9)
Capacity(384)
Write(434)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(84)
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... 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 $115
Samples 393k
66
100th
108
98th
328
219 - 405
98th
1TB
94th
2135
99th
2.67
100th
39+
94th
$115
51st
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB
Samples 385k
64
100th
293
213 - 349
98th
500GB
79th
2123
99th
1.56
100th
39+
94th
3
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $210
Samples 2.4k
62
100th
105
98th
299
192 - 381
98th
2TB
98th
1769
96th
0.01
75th
39+
95th
$210
25th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $60
Samples 79k
62
100th
79.3
94th
244
161 - 313
95th
512GB
87th
1509
94th
0.27
96th
41+
94th
$60
83rd
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $93
Samples 84k
61
100th
111
98th
282
182 - 373
97th
1TB
96th
1678
95th
0.34
96th
41+
94th
$93
63rd
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $130
Samples 161k
61
100th
66.2
92nd
220
130 - 309
93rd
1TB
94th
1305
93rd
0.49
97th
43+
93rd
$130
47th
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $391
Samples 42k
61
100th
25.1
72nd
114
87 - 135
82nd
2TB
98th
443
82nd
0.07
91st
51+
87th
$391
9th
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $65
Samples 87k
61
100th
44.3
87th
248
172 - 309
95th
250GB
53rd
1854
96th
0.29
96th
39+
95th
$65
81st
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB
Samples 182k
60
99th
108
81 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
422
77th
0.62
98th
52+
86th
10
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 4.8k
60
99th
281
166 - 376
97th
1TB
96th
1700
95th
0.03
84th
39+
95th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB
Samples 68k
60
99th
103
76 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
396
69th
0.22
95th
52
86th
12
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB
Samples 758k
60
99th
106
73 - 131
79th
500GB
79th
403
71st
1.39
99th
51+
87th
13
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 2.1k
59
99th
77.3
94th
253
160 - 336
96th
512GB
87th
1456
94th
0.01
75th
39+
95th
$65
81st
14
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $55
Samples 234k
59
99th
36.1
83rd
106
76 - 125
79th
500GB
79th
423
78th
0.73
99th
52+
86th
$55
87th
15
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB
Samples 43k
59
99th
107
84 - 125
80th
2TB
98th
424
78th
0.11
93rd
51+
86th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 66k
58
98th
94.9
64 - 114
75th
120GB
22nd
418
76th
0.09
92nd
89
58th
17
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB
Samples 83k
58
98th
182
104 - 249
90th
500GB
79th
823
89th
0.28
96th
42+
93rd
18
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $90
Samples 386k
58
98th
63.6
91st
270
179 - 338
96th
500GB
79th
2046
98th
0.96
99th
48+
89th
$90
65th
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $120
Samples 156k
57
98th
26.2
73rd
232
152 - 284
94th
250GB
53rd
1396
94th
0.23
96th
48+
89th
$120
49th
20
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $90
Samples 255k
57
98th
14.4
53rd
103
73 - 129
78th
250GB
53rd
383
65th
0.58
98th
51
87th
$90
65th
21
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 35k
57
98th
213
135 - 268
93rd
256GB
68th
943
90th
0.11
92nd
41+
94th
22
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $130
Samples 14k
57
98th
102
97th
339
204 - 498
99th
1TB
94th
3145
100th
0.08
90th
34+
96th
$130
47th
23
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $70
Samples 24k
57
98th
31
79th
109
78 - 133
80th
500GB
79th
422
77th
0.37
97th
15+
99th
$70
77th
24
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $110
Samples 31k
57
98th
40.2
85th
118
84 - 139
83rd
1TB
94th
448
82nd
0.45
97th
15+
99th
$110
53rd
25
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 39k
56
98th
88.9
59 - 112
68th
240GB
50th
391
67th
0.05
90th
85
64th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 849k
56
98th
104
74 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
433
80th
0.93
99th
89
58th
27
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $198
Samples 444
56
98th
101
97th
270
173 - 359
96th
2TB
99th
1600
95th
0
75th
32+
97th
$198
29th
28
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $168
Samples 594k
56
98th
27.8
75th
112
76 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
437
81st
1.09
99th
51+
87th
$168
36th
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
Samples 82k
56
98th
104
73 - 125
78th
512GB
87th
410
73rd
0.08
86th
94
49th
30
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $230
Samples 4.4k
56
98th
120
99th
365
213 - 496
99th
2TB
98th
3003
99th
0.02
80th
34+
96th
$230
22nd
31
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $60
Samples 8k
56
98th
19.9
64th
105
72 - 131
79th
250GB
53rd
401
70th
0.12
94th
15
99th
$60
83rd
32
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 62k
55
97th
87.1
61 - 108
66th
480GB
75th
398
69th
0.05
89th
92
54th
33
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 25k
55
97th
94.6
68 - 113
75th
250GB
53rd
418
76th
0.03
80th
88
59th
34
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $88
Samples 247k
55
97th
28.6
76th
201
142 - 240
92nd
250GB
53rd
1258
93rd
0.25
96th
65+
79th
$88
68th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $240
Samples 73k
55
97th
31.1
79th
271
165 - 351
96th
512GB
87th
1411
94th
0.08
94th
67+
77th
$240
21st
36
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $245
Samples 125k
55
97th
20.6
66th
110
75 - 132
81st
1TB
94th
428
79th
0.14
94th
89
58th
$245
21st
37
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB
Samples 62k
55
97th
80
56 - 95
55th
275GB
68th
382
65th
0.06
87th
71
74th
38
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $240
Samples 7.7k
55
97th
116
99th
365
209 - 507
99th
2TB
98th
3100
99th
0.04
87th
34+
97th
$240
21st
39
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB
Samples 9.2k
54
96th
94.1
65 - 114
74th
480GB
75th
418
76th
0.01
75th
95
46th
40
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 4.4k
54
96th
84.2
63 - 98
62nd
120GB
22nd
362
60th
0.01
75th
93
52nd
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
Samples 67k
54
96th
95.4
69 - 117
75th
256GB
68th
381
64th
0.07
90th
115
4th
42
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB
Samples 112k
54
96th
90.3
61 - 107
71st
120GB
22nd
394
68th
0.13
94th
106
6th
43
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 32k
54
96th
75.3
53 - 90
48th
240GB
50th
259
40th
0.03
84th
110
5th
44
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB
Samples 52k
54
96th
82.6
60 - 102
60th
240GB
50th
372
62nd
0.06
90th
92
54th
45
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB
Samples 95k
54
96th
86.3
65 - 99
65th
525GB
88th
407
73rd
0.11
93rd
71
74th
46
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB
Samples 43k
54
96th
86.8
56 - 103
66th
250GB
53rd
348
57th
0.04
87th
88
59th
47
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB
Samples 17k
54
96th
97.6
66 - 119
76th
128GB
37th
397
69th
0.02
80th
94
49th
48
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 52k
54
96th
82.5
59 - 98
59th
256GB
68th
317
51st
0.04
86th
95
46th
49
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 35k
54
96th
89.4
61 - 110
69th
128GB
37th
331
53rd
0.04
86th
115
4th
50
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $80
Samples 10k
54
96th
13.5
51st
91.1
66 - 113
72nd
240GB
50th
406
72nd
0.01
75th
95
46th
$80
71st
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
Intel Core i7-12700K $334Nvidia RTX 3050 $250Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $72SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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