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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]

1,012 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.4)
Value(24.9)
Avg. bench(88.7)
Capacity(339)
Write(393)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(57)
Price(152)
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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 Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $70
Samples 11k
88
100th
78.3
98th
271
187 - 342
97th
512GB
89th
1564
97th
0.51
97th
12+
97th
$70
74th
2
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $99
Samples 19k
87
100th
87.3
99th
237
156 - 281
96th
1TB
95th
1357
95th
0.71
98th
13+
97th
$99
60th
3
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $198
Samples 30k
87
100th
72
97th
329
231 - 380
99th
1TB
95th
2178
99th
1.14
99th
10+
98th
$198
28th
4
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $60
Samples 238k
84
100th
34.1
85th
107
75 - 131
82nd
500GB
81st
417
76th
3.11
100th
22+
90th
$60
81st
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 10k
84
100th
306
203 - 382
98th
1TB
98th
1756
97th
0.45
97th
12+
98th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $70
Samples 17k
83
99th
41.3
91st
245
165 - 288
96th
250GB
54th
1884
98th
0.56
98th
9+
99th
$70
74th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Samples 27k
82
99th
27.1
79th
104
74 - 124
81st
250GB
54th
403
73rd
0.34
96th
23
90th
$39
93rd
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $100
Samples 69k
79
99th
63.7
95th
293
216 - 335
98th
500GB
81st
2181
99th
1.87
99th
10+
98th
$100
57th
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $71
Samples 86k
78
99th
38.7
90th
232
154 - 277
96th
250GB
54th
1392
96th
0.8
98th
19+
93rd
$71
74th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 39k
77
99th
97.6
70 - 115
79th
120GB
23rd
436
81st
0.21
94th
60
61st
11
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $100
Samples 34k
77
99th
39.8
90th
109
82 - 125
83rd
1TB
95th
424
79th
0.51
97th
23+
90th
$100
57th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $55
Samples 69k
77
99th
37.4
88th
110
81 - 126
83rd
500GB
81st
429
80th
0.95
99th
22+
90th
$55
85th
13
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
Samples 106k
73
99th
21.4
72nd
104
75 - 128
81st
250GB
54th
402
72nd
1.39
99th
22
90th
$54
86th
14
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
Samples 40k
73
99th
12.3
49th
104
77 - 127
81st
512GB
89th
412
75th
0.19
93rd
65
51st
$230
21st
15
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $58
Samples 14k
72
99th
63.1
95th
194
121 - 230
93rd
500GB
81st
885
92nd
0.4
97th
13+
97th
$58
83rd
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $210
Samples 5.5k
71
98th
38.2
89th
108
82 - 125
82nd
2TB
99th
423
79th
0.07
85th
22+
90th
$210
24th
17
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 144k
71
98th
22.8
74th
200
139 - 240
94th
250GB
54th
1284
95th
0.79
98th
36+
82nd
$118
50th
18
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $50
Samples 7.5k
71
98th
50
92nd
226
151 - 289
95th
256GB
69th
884
91st
0.24
95th
12+
97th
$50
87th
19
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $61
Samples 507k
70
98th
19.7
68th
105
74 - 123
81st
250GB
54th
438
82nd
2.83
100th
60
61st
$61
80th
20
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $342
Samples 82k
69
98th
16.3
60th
112
79 - 134
84th
1TB
95th
436
81st
0.34
96th
60
61st
$342
10th
21
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 21k
69
98th
89.5
60 - 112
73rd
240GB
52nd
398
71st
0.12
91st
56
67th
22
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $80
Samples 142k
68
98th
70.2
97th
273
196 - 318
97th
500GB
81st
2090
99th
1.66
99th
19+
93rd
$80
70th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 1.1k
68
98th
365
215 - 477
99th
1TB
95th
3129
100th
0.08
87th
4+
100th
24
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 14k
67
98th
94.3
69 - 112
77th
250GB
54th
414
75th
0.09
87th
59
62nd
25
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $340
Samples 109
67
98th
96.3
100th
392
235 - 474
100th
2TB
99th
3164
100th
0.01
66th
4+
100th
$340
10th
26
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $120
Samples 36k
67
98th
9.65
37th
79.6
56 - 95
57th
275GB
71st
381
65th
0.24
95th
42
77th
$120
48th
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $229
Samples 44k
67
98th
33.6
85th
283
186 - 354
98th
512GB
89th
1498
96th
0.23
94th
37+
80th
$229
21st
28
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 278
67
98th
386
250 - 465
99th
2TB
99th
3007
99th
0.02
73rd
4+
100th
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $455
Samples 13k
66
97th
12.7
50th
107
77 - 125
82nd
1TB
98th
428
80th
0.06
85th
65
51st
$455
5th
30
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 74k
65
97th
4.06
8th
91.6
61 - 108
75th
120GB
23rd
415
76th
0.37
96th
77
6th
$200
27th
31
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $138
Samples 55k
65
97th
15.3
57th
86.6
64 - 99
69th
525GB
90th
396
71st
0.3
96th
42
77th
$138
44th
32
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $160
Samples 42k
65
97th
52.1
93rd
335
228 - 394
99th
512GB
89th
1965
98th
0.53
98th
18+
94th
$160
35th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $65
Samples 36k
65
97th
25.2
77th
86.4
58 - 107
69th
480GB
78th
399
71st
0.18
93rd
63
56th
$65
77th
34
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $210
Samples 6.6k
64
97th
11
42nd
88.6
59 - 108
72nd
500GB
81st
394
70th
0.05
80th
59
62nd
$210
24th
35
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 22k
64
97th
88
60 - 110
71st
128GB
38th
327
54th
0.13
91st
86
4th
36
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 35k
64
97th
82.1
60 - 98
61st
256GB
69th
317
52nd
0.19
93rd
66
48th
37
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $96
Samples 6.4k
64
97th
11.6
45th
89.8
60 - 112
73rd
240GB
52nd
405
73rd
0.04
80th
66
48th
$96
61st
38
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 36k
64
97th
7.04
24th
93.4
63 - 116
77th
256GB
69th
364
62nd
0.19
93rd
86
4th
$210
25th
39
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.8k
63
96th
89
61 - 109
72nd
240GB
52nd
387
67th
0.01
66th
79
6th
40
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $108
Samples 33k
63
96th
9.6
37th
81
56 - 102
59th
240GB
52nd
363
62nd
0.17
92nd
63
56th
$108
55th
41
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $110
Samples 126k
63
96th
39.1
90th
115
84 - 135
85th
1TB
95th
444
83rd
1.91
100th
22+
90th
$110
52nd
42
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $34
Samples 18k
63
96th
27.6
79th
93.4
59 - 121
77th
256GB
69th
393
70th
0.23
94th
39
79th
$34
96th
43
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $109
Samples 23k
63
96th
10.6
41st
87.6
62 - 104
71st
250GB
54th
349
58th
0.13
91st
59
62nd
$109
53rd
44
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.1k
62
96th
84.8
53 - 110
66th
240GB
52nd
380
65th
0
48th
60
61st
45
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 7.6k
62
96th
86.7
65 - 102
69th
240GB
52nd
398
71st
0.05
80th
64
54th
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 10k
62
96th
74.9
55 - 91
50th
128GB
38th
244
40th
0.06
85th
83
5th
47
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 845
62
96th
90.2
66 - 108
73rd
240GB
52nd
447
83rd
0
48th
57
65th
48
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 11k
62
96th
4.57
11th
98.2
70 - 118
79th
128GB
38th
391
69th
0.06
85th
65
51st
$200
27th
49
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 10k
62
96th
80.2
58 - 99
58th
256GB
69th
335
56th
0.05
80th
83
5th
50
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.8k
62
96th
83.3
61 - 99
63rd
120GB
23rd
361
61st
0.02
73rd
64
54th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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