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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]

1,011 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.3)
Value(24.8)
Avg. bench(88.5)
Capacity(339)
Write(393)
Mkt. share(0.07)
Age months(54)
Price(170)
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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 $80
Samples 476k
126
100th
15.9
60th
104
75 - 124
81st
250GB
55th
436
81st
2.79
100th
57
61st
$80
69th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Samples 383k
111
100th
23.7
75th
113
83 - 134
84th
500GB
81st
442
82nd
2.27
100th
57
61st
$105
55th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $215
Samples 75k
96
100th
7.64
26th
103
72 - 125
81st
256GB
70th
414
75th
0.36
96th
62
51st
$215
25th
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $64
Samples 54k
87
100th
33.1
86th
109
78 - 125
83rd
500GB
81st
431
80th
1.03
99th
20+
90th
$64
79th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Samples 21k
80
100th
23.9
75th
103
74 - 123
80th
250GB
55th
408
74th
0.39
97th
20
90th
$46
90th
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 40k
77
99th
96.2
66 - 115
79th
120GB
23rd
427
79th
0.25
95th
57
61st
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $75
Samples 177k
77
99th
28.9
80th
107
77 - 129
82nd
500GB
81st
420
78th
2.92
100th
19+
91st
$75
72nd
8
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $250
Samples 37k
74
99th
11.6
45th
104
70 - 126
81st
512GB
89th
410
74th
0.2
93rd
62
51st
$250
21st
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $108
Samples 25k
74
99th
37.5
90th
108
79 - 125
83rd
1TB
95th
422
78th
0.56
98th
20+
90th
$108
54th
10
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 152k
71
99th
22.8
73rd
200
132 - 240
94th
250GB
55th
1281
95th
0.87
98th
33+
82nd
$118
50th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $215
Samples 3.5k
70
99th
37
90th
107
83 - 123
82nd
2TB
99th
422
78th
0.07
87th
19+
90th
$215
25th
12
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
Samples 89k
70
99th
21.4
71st
104
76 - 127
81st
250GB
55th
406
73rd
1.49
99th
19
90th
$54
86th
13
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $90
Samples 79k
70
99th
32.4
85th
231
158 - 277
96th
250GB
55th
1409
96th
0.91
98th
16+
93rd
$90
64th
14
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $165
Samples 20k
69
99th
7.66
27th
89
59 - 111
72nd
240GB
52nd
397
70th
0.16
92nd
53
67th
$165
35th
15
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $90
Samples 117k
68
99th
63.7
97th
271
182 - 324
97th
500GB
81st
2070
99th
1.91
99th
16+
93rd
$90
64th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $312
Samples 65k
68
99th
17.6
64th
113
78 - 135
84th
1TB
95th
435
81st
0.34
96th
57
61st
$312
12th
17
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 13k
67
98th
95.2
66 - 113
78th
250GB
55th
416
76th
0.08
87th
56
62nd
18
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $237
Samples 38k
67
98th
33.2
86th
286
172 - 353
98th
512GB
89th
1531
97th
0.3
96th
35+
80th
$237
23rd
19
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $149
Samples 33k
67
98th
8.18
29th
79.5
52 - 95
57th
275GB
71st
382
65th
0.2
94th
39
77th
$149
40th
20
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 11k
66
98th
11.8
46th
106
77 - 125
82nd
1TB
98th
426
79th
0.06
84th
62
51st
$500
4th
21
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $299
Samples 46k
65
98th
8.57
32nd
86.5
63 - 100
69th
525GB
90th
397
70th
0.25
95th
39
77th
$299
14th
22
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $149
Samples 32k
65
98th
54.5
93rd
332
219 - 399
99th
512GB
89th
1946
98th
0.63
98th
16+
94th
$149
40th
23
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $230
Samples 5.6k
64
98th
10.5
40th
89.9
59 - 108
73rd
500GB
81st
399
71st
0.02
72nd
56
62nd
$230
23rd
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $300
Samples 35k
64
98th
5.45
15th
94.5
64 - 116
78th
256GB
70th
380
65th
0.19
92nd
83
4th
$300
13th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 21k
64
98th
88.6
59 - 110
72nd
128GB
38th
333
55th
0.17
92nd
83
4th
26
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 32k
64
98th
83.5
62 - 98
64th
256GB
70th
319
53rd
0.18
93rd
63
48th
27
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $100
Samples 5.7k
64
98th
11.4
44th
91.1
64 - 112
75th
240GB
52nd
413
75th
0.05
80th
63
48th
$100
58th
28
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $65
Samples 30k
64
98th
25.6
77th
88.1
63 - 109
71st
480GB
78th
398
71st
0.18
92nd
60
56th
$65
78th
29
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $170
Samples 40k
64
98th
74.8
98th
305
213 - 357
98th
1TB
95th
2104
99th
1.22
99th
16+
94th
$170
34th
30
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $150
Samples 58k
64
98th
5.04
13th
91.7
62 - 108
75th
120GB
23rd
415
75th
0.29
95th
74
6th
$150
39th
31
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.6k
63
97th
89.4
60 - 111
73rd
240GB
52nd
391
69th
0.01
64th
76
6th
32
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $70
Samples 24k
63
97th
13.5
53rd
82.5
59 - 102
62nd
240GB
52nd
365
62nd
0.16
91st
60
56th
$70
74th
33
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $128
Samples 21k
63
97th
9.39
36th
87.3
62 - 104
70th
250GB
55th
350
59th
0.11
89th
56
62nd
$128
47th
34
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1k
62
97th
84.2
50 - 110
65th
240GB
52nd
384
66th
0
44th
57
61st
35
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 7.2k
62
97th
87.6
67 - 102
71st
240GB
52nd
398
71st
0.02
64th
61
54th
36
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 7.4k
62
97th
75.5
50 - 91
51st
128GB
38th
242
40th
0.07
87th
80
5th
37
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 829
62
97th
90.1
67 - 108
73rd
240GB
52nd
451
84th
0
44th
54
65th
38
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 969
62
97th
85.7
65 - 102
67th
120GB
23rd
406
73rd
0.01
72nd
61
54th
39
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $49
Samples 16k
62
97th
16.2
61st
75.6
56 - 90
51st
240GB
52nd
260
43rd
0.09
88th
78
5th
$49
88th
40
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.3k
62
97th
83.8
63 - 98
64th
120GB
23rd
365
62nd
0.01
64th
61
54th
41
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 9k
62
97th
82.7
59 - 101
62nd
256GB
70th
341
57th
0.08
84th
80
5th
42
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 3.7k
62
97th
65.9
50 - 82
35th
120GB
23rd
143
21st
0.19
93rd
63
48th
43
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $185
Samples 8.3k
62
97th
4.91
12th
99.6
74 - 118
80th
128GB
38th
400
71st
0.06
84th
62
51st
$185
31st
44
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $195
Samples 4.7k
62
97th
12
47th
94.3
64 - 113
77th
480GB
78th
419
77th
0.03
77th
63
48th
$195
30th
45
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $38
Samples 13k
62
97th
25.4
77th
93.4
56 - 120
77th
256GB
70th
389
68th
0.22
94th
36
79th
$38
94th
46
Compare Kingston A400 240GB $35
Samples 81k
62
97th
17.5
64th
64.2
36 - 91
33rd
240GB
52nd
311
52nd
2.92
100th
32
84th
$35
95th
47
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $130
Samples 98k
62
97th
34
87th
113
82 - 134
84th
1TB
95th
444
83rd
1.7
99th
19+
90th
$130
46th
48
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $297
Samples 11k
62
97th
55
94th
334
213 - 407
99th
1TB
98th
2037
99th
0.22
94th
16+
94th
$297
15th
49
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 475
61
95th
75.6
55 - 92
51st
240GB
52nd
241
40th
0
44th
98
1st
50
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1.1k
61
95th
90.2
62 - 111
74th
240GB
52nd
425
79th
0
44th
70
7th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $215
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $630SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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