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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]

976 SSDs
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User rating(52)
Value(137)
Avg. bench(82.1)
Capacity(310)
Write(350)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(47)
Price(175)
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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 $63
Samples 334k
126
100th
141
76th
105
70 ↔ 124
84th
250GB
56th
441
83rd
4.37
100th
48
63rd
$63
83rd
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Samples 258k
105
100th
185
85th
113
81 ↔ 134
86th
500GB
83rd
441
83rd
3.68
100th
48
63rd
$98
62nd
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $94
Samples 50k
96
100th
107
61st
105
78 ↔ 128
84th
256GB
72nd
416
78th
0.56
97th
53
53rd
$94
64th
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $65
Samples 13k
78
100th
247
94th
111
82 ↔ 126
86th
500GB
83rd
435
82nd
0.91
99th
11+
93rd
$65
82nd
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $43
Samples 8k
77
99th
190
86th
105
72 ↔ 124
84th
250GB
56th
417
78th
0.46
97th
11
93rd
$43
94th
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $89
Samples 29k
77
99th
58.6
30th
96.7
59 ↔ 116
82nd
120GB
24th
435
82nd
0.35
96th
48
63rd
$89
68th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $200
Samples 26k
72
99th
102
59th
105
73 ↔ 127
84th
512GB
91st
414
77th
0.31
96th
53
53rd
$200
29th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $119
Samples 6.7k
71
99th
264
94th
111
86 ↔ 126
86th
1TB
97th
423
80th
0.35
96th
11+
93rd
$119
55th
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $142
Samples 15k
69
99th
63.5
34th
88.7
61 ↔ 111
76th
240GB
54th
398
74th
0.23
94th
44
69th
$142
46th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $200
Samples 48k
68
99th
184
84th
114
81 ↔ 135
87th
1TB
97th
434
82nd
0.56
97th
48
63rd
$200
29th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $489
Samples 9k
68
99th
87.5
50th
104
75 ↔ 125
84th
1TB
99th
417
78th
0.1
87th
53
53rd
$489
5th
12
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $108
Samples 97k
67
99th
181
83rd
199
139 ↔ 235
95th
250GB
56th
1288
97th
1.33
99th
24+
85th
$108
58th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $288
Samples 617
67
99th
225
92nd
109
81 ↔ 125
85th
2TB
99th
418
79th
0.04
77th
10+
93rd
$288
19th
14
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 9.3k
66
99th
95.7
70 ↔ 113
82nd
250GB
56th
417
78th
0.13
90th
47
64th
15
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $98
Samples 19k
66
99th
85.1
48th
81.2
57 ↔ 95
65th
275GB
73rd
386
69th
0.36
96th
30
80th
$98
62nd
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 27k
66
99th
311
97th
282
169 ↔ 351
99th
512GB
91st
1496
98th
0.38
96th
26+
83rd
$170
37th
17
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $72
Samples 49k
66
99th
223
91st
108
77 ↔ 129
85th
500GB
83rd
421
79th
3.69
100th
10+
94th
$72
78th
18
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $78
Samples 31k
65
98th
272
95th
235
173 ↔ 271
97th
250GB
56th
1389
97th
2.22
99th
7+
97th
$78
74th
19
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $87
Samples 20k
65
98th
149
78th
85.9
60 ↔ 108
72nd
480GB
80th
392
71st
0.27
95th
51
58th
$87
69th
20
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 22k
64
98th
81.9
56 ↔ 97
66th
256GB
72nd
314
54th
0.29
95th
54
50th
21
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $125
Samples 33k
64
98th
123
68th
86.7
62 ↔ 99
73rd
525GB
92nd
401
74th
0.5
97th
30
80th
$125
52nd
22
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $53
Samples 29k
64
98th
161
80th
104
72 ↔ 127
84th
250GB
56th
396
73rd
1.84
99th
10
94th
$53
90th
23
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 4.3k
64
98th
75.2
41st
89.8
60 ↔ 108
77th
500GB
83rd
397
73rd
0.07
82nd
47
64th
$240
24th
24
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
Samples 19k
64
98th
88.8
51st
80.7
56 ↔ 102
64th
240GB
54th
354
62nd
0.34
96th
51
58th
$80
73rd
25
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 41k
64
98th
35
12th
92.1
66 ↔ 109
79th
120GB
24th
421
79th
0.54
97th
65
6th
$165
38th
26
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $124
Samples 4.9k
64
98th
73.6
39th
92.8
59 ↔ 115
80th
240GB
54th
411
77th
0.06
82nd
54
50th
$124
53rd
27
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.3k
63
97th
59.7
31st
86.4
57 ↔ 109
72nd
240GB
54th
391
71st
0.02
70th
67
6th
$149
44th
28
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $289
Samples 24k
63
97th
41.2
16th
93.4
62 ↔ 117
81st
256GB
72nd
376
66th
0.34
96th
74
4th
$289
18th
29
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 14k
63
97th
30.7
9th
88.8
61 ↔ 112
76th
128GB
40th
328
56th
0.19
93rd
74
4th
$200
29th
30
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $178
Samples 15k
63
97th
53.8
26th
86.4
54 ↔ 104
72nd
250GB
56th
350
60th
0.2
93rd
47
64th
$178
35th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $180
Samples 7.5k
63
97th
37.2
13th
99.3
72 ↔ 119
83rd
128GB
40th
401
74th
0.08
85th
53
53rd
$180
34th
32
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 907
62
97th
82
54 ↔ 103
67th
240GB
54th
404
75th
0
41st
48
63rd
33
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $190
Samples 3.3k
62
97th
21.9
3rd
63.8
50 ↔ 82
36th
120GB
24th
135
20th
0.33
96th
54
50th
$190
32nd
34
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB $70
Samples 405
62
97th
87.7
50th
72.1
52 ↔ 88
50th
240GB
54th
233
40th
0
41st
89
1st
$70
79th
35
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $120
Samples 37k
62
97th
382
98th
272
193 ↔ 324
98th
500GB
83rd
2043
100th
3.8
100th
7+
97th
$120
54th
36
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $177
Samples 14k
62
97th
46.2
19th
75.9
55 ↔ 90
55th
240GB
54th
257
45th
0.2
93rd
69
5th
$177
35th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2k
62
97th
82.9
64 ↔ 97
68th
120GB
24th
357
62nd
0.03
74th
52
56th
38
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 848
62
97th
84.6
66 ↔ 101
71st
120GB
24th
408
76th
0.01
61st
52
56th
39
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $73
Samples 1.5k
62
97th
100
58th
80.5
56 ↔ 99
64th
256GB
72nd
284
49th
0.03
74th
52
56th
$73
78th
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $230
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
79.3
44th
94.6
62 ↔ 114
81st
480GB
80th
421
79th
0.05
78th
54
50th
$230
25th
41
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.1k
61
96th
86.8
61 ↔ 102
73rd
240GB
54th
400
74th
0.06
82nd
52
56th
42
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
90.8
62 ↔ 113
78th
240GB
54th
448
84th
0.01
61st
61
7th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 6.4k
61
96th
80.5
55 ↔ 100
64th
256GB
72nd
339
59th
0.09
86th
71
5th
44
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $101
Samples 8.2k
61
96th
40.8
16th
74.2
57 ↔ 90
53rd
120GB
24th
154
25th
0.13
90th
82
2nd
$101
60th
45
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $196
Samples 8.9k
61
96th
119
66th
89.9
66 ↔ 104
77th
750GB
92nd
414
77th
0.11
88th
30
80th
$196
31st
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $75
Samples 5.7k
61
96th
55.2
27th
76.6
55 ↔ 92
57th
128GB
40th
246
43rd
0.1
87th
71
5th
$75
76th
47
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.3k
61
96th
91.5
67 ↔ 108
79th
256GB
72nd
389
70th
0.06
82nd
80
3rd
48
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 616
61
96th
87.9
65 ↔ 106
75th
240GB
54th
462
87th
0.01
61st
45
68th
49
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.4k
61
96th
83.8
66 ↔ 96
69th
240GB
54th
274
47th
0.04
77th
58
27th
50
Compare Seagate 600 240GB
Samples 1.5k
60
95th
80.2
53 ↔ 102
63rd
240GB
54th
367
64th
0.02
70th
67
6th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $240Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $94
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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