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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(33.4)
Avg. bench(93.6)
Capacity(384)
Write(434)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(76)
Price(157)
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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 $144
Samples 291k
65
100th
90.1
98th
324
242 - 390
98th
1TB
94th
2157
99th
2.14
100th
32+
94th
$144
44th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $75
Samples 338k
64
100th
75.1
94th
279
190 - 330
97th
500GB
79th
2092
98th
1.53
100th
32+
94th
$75
73rd
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 71k
63
100th
74.2
94th
243
156 - 312
95th
512GB
87th
1508
94th
0.37
97th
34+
94th
$65
80th
4
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $280
Samples 2.1k
62
100th
83.6
96th
295
193 - 396
98th
2TB
98th
1765
96th
0.01
73rd
31+
95th
$280
18th
5
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $89
Samples 609k
62
100th
25.2
71st
106
77 - 129
79th
500GB
79th
415
74th
1.62
100th
44+
87th
$89
67th
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $120
Samples 134k
61
99th
69.9
93rd
219
132 - 300
93rd
1TB
94th
1308
93rd
0.63
98th
35+
93rd
$120
51st
7
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $120
Samples 71k
61
99th
91.1
98th
281
183 - 369
97th
1TB
96th
1677
95th
0.41
97th
34+
94th
$120
51st
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $55
Samples 83k
61
99th
49.1
88th
242
156 - 284
95th
250GB
53rd
1907
96th
0.33
96th
31+
95th
$55
87th
9
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $329
Samples 32k
61
99th
28.6
74th
114
86 - 134
82nd
2TB
98th
443
82nd
0.08
90th
43+
87th
$329
12th
10
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $120
Samples 3k
60
99th
92.7
98th
286
168 - 383
97th
1TB
96th
1731
96th
0.03
83rd
31+
95th
$120
51st
11
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 75k
60
99th
21.9
66th
101
65 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
391
68th
0.26
96th
45
86th
$50
89th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $91
Samples 158k
59
99th
42.1
86th
107
78 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
427
78th
0.6
98th
45+
86th
$91
64th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $55
Samples 184k
59
99th
36.6
82nd
108
79 - 125
80th
500GB
79th
426
78th
0.76
98th
44+
86th
$55
87th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $185
Samples 32k
59
99th
41.6
86th
107
79 - 125
80th
2TB
98th
421
76th
0.09
91st
44+
86th
$185
33rd
15
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB
Samples 134k
58
99th
229
152 - 274
94th
250GB
53rd
1379
94th
0.31
96th
40+
90th
16
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $80
Samples 2.5k
58
99th
67.4
92nd
258
161 - 333
96th
512GB
87th
1438
94th
0.01
73rd
31+
95th
$80
71st
17
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $56
Samples 76k
58
99th
62.8
91st
186
110 - 252
90th
500GB
79th
859
89th
0.33
96th
35+
93rd
$56
86th
18
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 68k
58
99th
95.3
62 - 114
75th
120GB
21st
426
78th
0.09
91st
81
58th
19
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $80
Samples 227k
58
99th
15.4
56th
101
68 - 127
78th
250GB
53rd
387
66th
0.71
98th
44
87th
$80
71st
20
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $46
Samples 29k
57
98th
51.1
88th
217
136 - 268
93rd
256GB
67th
973
90th
0.12
93rd
34+
94th
$46
92nd
21
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $170
Samples 11k
57
98th
85.6
96th
348
207 - 484
99th
1TB
94th
3179
100th
0.09
91st
26+
96th
$170
36th
22
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $75
Samples 342k
57
98th
71.6
94th
266
186 - 315
96th
500GB
79th
2075
98th
1.13
99th
40+
90th
$75
73rd
23
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $65
Samples 3.9k
56
98th
18.9
62nd
105
78 - 130
79th
250GB
53rd
406
72nd
0.12
93rd
8
99th
$65
81st
24
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $330
Samples 3.3k
56
98th
87.1
97th
347
172 - 485
99th
2TB
98th
3043
99th
0.02
79th
26+
96th
$330
12th
25
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $89
Samples 10k
56
98th
25.7
71st
109
74 - 133
80th
500GB
79th
419
75th
0.3
96th
8+
99th
$89
66th
26
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $142
Samples 11k
56
98th
32.6
79th
116
82 - 138
82nd
1TB
94th
448
82nd
0.28
96th
8+
99th
$142
44th
27
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $219
Samples 59k
56
98th
12.5
48th
101
69 - 123
78th
512GB
87th
404
71st
0.09
91st
86
49th
$219
25th
28
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 32k
56
98th
88.7
61 - 112
68th
240GB
50th
391
68th
0.06
89th
77
64th
29
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 24k
55
97th
94
65 - 113
74th
250GB
53rd
408
73rd
0.03
83rd
80
60th
30
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $260
Samples 361
55
97th
83.5
96th
273
175 - 362
97th
2TB
99th
1582
95th
0
56th
24+
97th
$260
20th
31
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $300
Samples 5k
55
97th
94.1
99th
349
204 - 485
99th
2TB
98th
3058
99th
0.05
86th
26+
97th
$300
15th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $200
Samples 126k
55
97th
24
70th
111
77 - 133
81st
1TB
94th
431
79th
0.18
94th
81
58th
$200
28th
33
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 827k
55
97th
13.3
51st
103
73 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
428
78th
1.19
99th
81
58th
$100
58th
34
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $125
Samples 54k
55
97th
9.25
34th
78.7
53 - 94
54th
275GB
68th
371
62nd
0.1
91st
63
74th
$125
49th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $85
Samples 241k
55
97th
29.1
75th
199
136 - 234
92nd
250GB
53rd
1253
93rd
0.3
96th
58+
79th
$85
69th
36
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 67k
55
97th
39.8
84th
268
167 - 341
96th
512GB
87th
1385
94th
0.11
93rd
59+
77th
$170
36th
37
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $140
Samples 456k
55
97th
32
78th
113
84 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
441
82nd
1.29
99th
44+
87th
$140
45th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.3k
54
96th
89.2
64 - 109
69th
240GB
50th
388
66th
0
56th
100
5th
39
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $235
Samples 35k
54
96th
63.2
91st
322
222 - 405
98th
1TB
96th
1975
97th
0.12
93rd
40+
90th
$235
23rd
40
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $59
Samples 11k
54
96th
29.2
75th
90.5
62 - 108
70th
500GB
79th
395
69th
0.02
79th
80
60th
$59
85th
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $209
Samples 63k
54
96th
7.12
24th
94.1
62 - 116
74th
256GB
67th
380
64th
0.09
91st
107
4th
$209
26th
42
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 64k
54
96th
85.2
60 - 108
63rd
480GB
75th
394
69th
0.06
89th
84
54th
43
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $95
Samples 7k
54
96th
12.1
47th
92.3
65 - 113
73rd
240GB
50th
410
73rd
0.02
79th
87
46th
$95
63rd
44
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.5k
54
96th
83.4
63 - 97
61st
120GB
21st
363
60th
0.01
73rd
85
52nd
45
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $230
Samples 16k
54
96th
4.14
9th
98.9
70 - 119
77th
128GB
37th
399
70th
0.02
79th
86
49th
$230
24th
46
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $205
Samples 129k
54
96th
7.8
27th
102
71 - 122
78th
256GB
67th
406
72nd
0.15
94th
86
49th
$205
27th
47
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $185
Samples 109k
54
96th
4.24
10th
90
60 - 108
70th
120GB
21st
390
67th
0.14
93rd
98
6th
$185
33rd
48
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $65
Samples 35k
54
96th
15.6
56th
87.4
63 - 103
67th
250GB
53rd
349
57th
0.06
89th
80
60th
$65
80th
49
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $56
Samples 47k
54
96th
15.8
57th
81.9
57 - 102
58th
240GB
50th
369
61st
0.08
90th
84
54th
$56
86th
50
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $100
Samples 32k
54
96th
9.37
35th
74.8
55 - 89
47th
240GB
50th
261
41st
0.05
86th
102
5th
$100
58th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $394Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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