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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]

1,040 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.6)
Value(28.1)
Avg. bench(91.5)
Capacity(370)
Write(417)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(66)
Price(174)
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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 $160
Samples 120k
98
100th
83
98th
323
239 - 374
99th
1TB
94th
2145
99th
1.81
100th
21+
96th
$160
36th
2
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $105
Samples 79k
95
100th
86.1
99th
244
147 - 311
95th
1TB
94th
1422
94th
1
99th
24+
94th
$105
55th
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 43k
92
100th
75.7
97th
248
153 - 318
96th
512GB
88th
1515
95th
0.45
97th
23+
95th
$65
78th
4
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $63
Samples 416k
88
100th
32.8
82nd
107
75 - 129
80th
500GB
80th
418
75th
2.62
100th
32+
88th
$63
80th
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 34k
88
100th
282
173 - 365
97th
1TB
97th
1652
96th
0.59
98th
22+
95th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $89
Samples 179k
88
100th
68.5
96th
289
203 - 332
98th
500GB
80th
2123
99th
1.83
100th
20+
96th
$89
65th
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $70
Samples 48k
87
99th
42.5
89th
251
172 - 287
96th
250GB
53rd
1945
97th
0.49
97th
20+
96th
$70
75th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 47k
83
99th
24
72nd
102
72 - 123
79th
250GB
53rd
402
71st
0.34
96th
34
87th
$45
92nd
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $110
Samples 83k
80
99th
36.8
85th
108
79 - 125
81st
1TB
94th
426
78th
0.62
98th
33+
88th
$110
53rd
10
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $60
Samples 131k
79
99th
34.2
83rd
107
77 - 125
81st
500GB
80th
424
77th
0.93
98th
33+
88th
$60
82nd
11
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $60
Samples 107k
79
99th
44.5
89th
235
166 - 277
95th
250GB
53rd
1447
95th
0.44
97th
29+
91st
$60
82nd
12
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $60
Samples 42k
77
99th
62.9
94th
197
119 - 254
92nd
500GB
80th
907
91st
0.49
97th
23+
95th
$60
82nd
13
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 55k
77
99th
97.3
69 - 113
77th
120GB
22nd
433
79th
0.15
93rd
70
59th
14
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Samples 166k
75
99th
22.4
70th
103
74 - 125
79th
250GB
53rd
394
69th
1.09
99th
32
88th
$50
90th
15
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 20k
75
99th
52
91st
217
138 - 275
93rd
256GB
68th
940
91st
0.2
94th
22+
95th
$45
92nd
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $215
Samples 14k
73
98th
37.2
86th
108
84 - 124
81st
2TB
99th
423
76th
0.11
92nd
33+
88th
$215
25th
17
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $200
Samples 6k
72
98th
76.4
97th
352
194 - 477
99th
1TB
94th
3083
100th
0.11
92nd
15+
98th
$200
27th
18
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 655k
72
98th
12.9
49th
104
73 - 123
79th
250GB
53rd
431
79th
1.86
100th
70
59th
$105
55th
19
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $290
Samples 49k
72
98th
10.4
37th
105
70 - 125
80th
512GB
88th
412
74th
0.13
93rd
75
50th
$290
16th
20
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $115
Samples 174k
71
98th
23.3
71st
200
150 - 231
93rd
250GB
53rd
1296
94th
0.42
97th
46+
80th
$115
52nd
21
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $79
Samples 239k
71
98th
70.5
96th
272
206 - 321
97th
500GB
80th
2091
98th
1.57
99th
29+
91st
$79
70th
22
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $390
Samples 1.7k
70
98th
80.7
98th
364
202 - 477
99th
2TB
99th
2989
100th
0.03
80th
15+
98th
$390
9th
23
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $150
Samples 28k
69
98th
8.24
28th
89.1
61 - 112
70th
240GB
51st
382
65th
0.09
90th
66
65th
$150
39th
24
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $213
Samples 46k
68
98th
6.27
19th
79.6
58 - 93
55th
275GB
69th
377
64th
0.15
94th
52
75th
$213
25th
25
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 1.8k
68
98th
78.7
97th
362
198 - 476
99th
2TB
99th
2911
100th
0.05
83rd
15+
98th
$400
7th
26
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $196
Samples 47k
67
98th
36.7
85th
275
175 - 345
97th
512GB
88th
1433
94th
0.14
93rd
48+
78th
$196
29th
27
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $220
Samples 97k
67
98th
22.4
70th
111
80 - 130
81st
1TB
94th
433
79th
0.23
95th
70
59th
$220
24th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 17k
66
97th
93.9
65 - 112
75th
250GB
53rd
407
73rd
0.06
87th
69
61st
29
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $280
Samples 70k
66
97th
9.05
33rd
86.9
68 - 99
68th
525GB
88th
403
71st
0.18
94th
52
75th
$280
16th
30
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $115
Samples 262k
66
97th
37
86th
112
82 - 135
82nd
1TB
94th
434
80th
1.79
99th
33+
88th
$115
52nd
31
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 75k
66
97th
4
8th
90.1
60 - 107
71st
120GB
22nd
403
71st
0.23
95th
87
6th
$200
28th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $499
Samples 16k
65
97th
11.8
44th
106
75 - 126
80th
1TB
97th
423
76th
0.04
83rd
75
50th
$499
5th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $238
Samples 42k
65
97th
9.61
35th
87.3
63 - 105
68th
480GB
76th
394
69th
0.1
91st
73
55th
$238
22nd
34
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 41k
64
97th
82.2
60 - 97
60th
256GB
68th
318
52nd
0.11
92nd
76
47th
35
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $145
Samples 67k
64
97th
54.6
92nd
326
194 - 393
99th
512GB
88th
1914
97th
0.33
96th
29+
92nd
$145
43rd
36
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $95
Samples 7.8k
64
97th
11.8
45th
90.7
64 - 113
72nd
240GB
51st
406
72nd
0.02
75th
76
47th
$95
62nd
37
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $60
Samples 41k
64
97th
15.1
56th
81.8
56 - 103
59th
240GB
51st
366
61st
0.12
92nd
73
55th
$60
82nd
38
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $159
Samples 50k
64
97th
8.68
31st
93.4
63 - 116
75th
256GB
68th
371
62nd
0.14
93rd
96
4th
$159
37th
39
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $69
Samples 9.3k
64
97th
26.4
75th
91.9
64 - 108
73rd
500GB
80th
404
72nd
0.03
80th
69
61st
$69
77th
40
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 31k
64
97th
88.4
62 - 111
69th
128GB
37th
322
52nd
0.07
89th
96
4th
41
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2k
63
96th
88.8
60 - 110
70th
240GB
51st
389
68th
0.01
69th
89
5th
42
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $38
Samples 26k
63
96th
25.3
74th
93.1
58 - 121
75th
256GB
68th
383
66th
0.16
94th
49
77th
$38
95th
43
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $150
Samples 144k
63
96th
82.4
98th
306
225 - 361
98th
1TB
94th
2107
99th
1.6
99th
29+
91st
$150
39th
44
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $135
Samples 12k
63
96th
6.1
18th
97.7
68 - 117
78th
128GB
37th
391
69th
0.04
83rd
75
50th
$135
46th
45
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 24k
63
96th
73.9
53 - 90
46th
240GB
51st
260
41st
0.08
89th
91
5th
46
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 24k
63
96th
8.76
32nd
86
58 - 103
66th
250GB
53rd
348
57th
0.08
90th
69
61st
$137
45th
47
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.2k
62
95th
86.8
67 - 101
67th
240GB
51st
400
71st
0.03
80th
74
52nd
48
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.2k
62
95th
89.5
59 - 112
70th
240GB
51st
370
62nd
0.01
69th
70
59th
49
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 11k
62
95th
81.5
57 - 101
59th
256GB
68th
343
56th
0.04
80th
93
5th
50
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 6.2k
62
95th
64.6
48 - 74
32nd
120GB
22nd
132
18th
0.14
93rd
76
47th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $548SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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