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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]

1,026 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.6)
Value(25.9)
Avg. bench(90.1)
Capacity(353)
Write(408)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(64)
Price(161)
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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 $180
Samples 83k
96
100th
77
98th
327
246 - 376
99th
1TB
95th
2191
99th
1.61
99th
18+
97th
$180
33rd
2
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $103
Samples 57k
95
100th
89.9
100th
251
152 - 317
96th
1TB
95th
1436
95th
0.97
98th
21+
96th
$103
56th
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $75
Samples 28k
92
100th
70.3
97th
256
164 - 323
96th
512GB
88th
1544
96th
0.51
97th
20+
96th
$75
72nd
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $140
Samples 27k
87
100th
88.3
99th
306
193 - 388
99th
1TB
97th
1790
97th
0.51
97th
20+
97th
$140
44th
5
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $70
Samples 44k
87
100th
41.4
89th
245
155 - 287
96th
250GB
55th
1904
97th
0.6
98th
17+
98th
$70
75th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $99
Samples 152k
86
99th
62.7
95th
287
200 - 334
98th
500GB
81st
2143
99th
1.9
100th
18+
97th
$99
59th
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $74
Samples 367k
84
99th
29.6
81st
108
80 - 129
82nd
500GB
81st
422
77th
2.49
100th
30+
89th
$74
73rd
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 38k
83
99th
24.2
74th
103
75 - 124
80th
250GB
55th
405
73rd
0.36
96th
31
89th
$45
93rd
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $114
Samples 64k
79
99th
35.8
87th
108
79 - 125
82nd
1TB
95th
423
78th
0.58
98th
31+
89th
$114
53rd
10
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $150
Samples 102k
79
99th
22.2
71st
232
166 - 279
95th
250GB
55th
1443
95th
0.46
97th
27+
92nd
$150
39th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $65
Samples 116k
77
99th
32.4
84th
108
77 - 125
81st
500GB
81st
431
80th
0.93
98th
30+
89th
$65
79th
12
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $60
Samples 37k
77
99th
63.8
95th
200
122 - 253
93rd
500GB
81st
916
91st
0.54
98th
21+
96th
$60
82nd
13
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 51k
77
99th
95.8
62 - 114
77th
120GB
23rd
429
79th
0.17
94th
68
60th
14
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $50
Samples 17k
74
99th
49.4
91st
223
155 - 272
94th
256GB
69th
952
92nd
0.2
94th
20+
97th
$50
89th
15
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $48
Samples 166k
73
99th
23.3
73rd
104
75 - 128
80th
250GB
55th
402
71st
1.14
99th
30
89th
$48
91st
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $229
Samples 11k
73
99th
35.1
87th
106
85 - 123
81st
2TB
99th
420
76th
0.08
89th
30+
89th
$229
24th
17
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $290
Samples 50k
73
99th
10.3
39th
104
76 - 124
80th
512GB
88th
407
73rd
0.13
92nd
73
51st
$290
16th
18
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $84
Samples 206k
71
98th
66.8
96th
270
188 - 320
97th
500GB
81st
2083
99th
1.5
99th
27+
92nd
$84
67th
19
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $200
Samples 4.5k
71
98th
78.7
98th
362
200 - 484
99th
1TB
95th
3173
100th
0.09
90th
12+
99th
$200
28th
20
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
Samples 662k
71
98th
15.2
57th
104
74 - 123
80th
250GB
55th
437
81st
1.85
100th
68
60th
$85
67th
21
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $115
Samples 166k
70
98th
23.2
73rd
200
149 - 235
93rd
250GB
55th
1274
94th
0.43
97th
44+
81st
$115
52nd
22
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 30k
69
98th
88.1
62 - 111
70th
240GB
51st
399
71st
0.1
91st
64
66th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 1k
69
98th
78.7
98th
362
186 - 473
99th
2TB
99th
2971
100th
0.03
80th
12+
99th
$400
7th
24
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB
Samples 44k
68
98th
80.7
61 - 95
58th
275GB
70th
385
66th
0.15
93rd
50
76th
25
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $430
Samples 1.2k
68
98th
81.6
99th
396
253 - 480
100th
2TB
99th
3117
100th
0.04
83rd
12+
99th
$430
6th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $250
Samples 80k
68
98th
20.3
68th
110
79 - 133
82nd
1TB
95th
434
80th
0.26
95th
68
60th
$250
20th
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $210
Samples 49k
67
97th
36
87th
284
179 - 350
98th
512GB
88th
1505
95th
0.16
93rd
45+
79th
$210
26th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 13k
66
97th
95.1
68 - 112
77th
250GB
55th
417
75th
0.07
87th
67
62nd
29
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 84k
66
97th
3.96
8th
89.3
56 - 107
71st
120GB
23rd
401
71st
0.25
95th
85
6th
$200
28th
30
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $435
Samples 16k
66
97th
13
50th
105
71 - 128
81st
1TB
97th
421
77th
0.05
83rd
73
51st
$435
6th
31
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $290
Samples 64k
65
97th
8.72
33rd
86
65 - 99
67th
525GB
89th
403
72nd
0.19
94th
50
76th
$290
16th
32
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $140
Samples 224k
65
97th
32.1
84th
113
88 - 134
83rd
1TB
95th
442
82nd
1.71
100th
30+
89th
$140
44th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $306
Samples 44k
65
97th
7.95
28th
87.4
62 - 107
69th
480GB
77th
400
71st
0.12
92nd
71
55th
$306
13th
34
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $96
Samples 6.1k
65
97th
11.8
45th
91.2
61 - 111
73rd
240GB
51st
410
74th
0.02
76th
74
48th
$96
61st
35
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 35k
64
97th
82.8
62 - 98
62nd
256GB
69th
317
52nd
0.12
92nd
74
48th
36
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 29k
64
97th
88.1
62 - 108
70th
128GB
38th
329
54th
0.08
89th
94
4th
37
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $89
Samples 7.9k
64
97th
21.6
70th
91.2
67 - 107
74th
500GB
81st
405
73rd
0.03
80th
67
62nd
$89
65th
38
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 49k
64
97th
6.99
23rd
92.6
62 - 116
75th
256GB
69th
368
62nd
0.14
93rd
94
4th
$210
26th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB
Samples 37k
64
97th
82.1
58 - 102
61st
240GB
51st
378
65th
0.13
92nd
71
55th
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.9k
63
96th
89.6
63 - 110
71st
240GB
51st
391
69th
0.01
69th
87
6th
41
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $180
Samples 114k
63
96th
71.9
97th
306
217 - 360
99th
1TB
95th
2147
99th
1.28
99th
27+
92nd
$180
33rd
42
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $39
Samples 23k
63
96th
24.8
75th
92.9
60 - 120
75th
256GB
69th
387
67th
0.18
94th
47
77th
$39
96th
43
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $135
Samples 59k
63
96th
58.5
94th
331
216 - 396
99th
512GB
88th
1965
98th
0.37
96th
26+
93rd
$135
46th
44
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 27k
63
96th
8.62
32nd
84.5
59 - 102
64th
250GB
55th
350
57th
0.1
91st
67
62nd
$137
45th
45
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $163
Samples 14k
63
96th
5.37
15th
99
70 - 116
79th
128GB
38th
395
70th
0.04
83rd
73
51st
$163
35th
46
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $60
Samples 24k
63
96th
13.7
53rd
74.6
53 - 89
48th
240GB
51st
258
42nd
0.08
89th
89
5th
$60
82nd
47
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.2k
62
95th
88.2
56 - 111
70th
240GB
51st
363
61st
0
51st
68
60th
48
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.9k
62
95th
86.1
64 - 100
67th
240GB
51st
397
70th
0.03
80th
72
53rd
49
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 5.7k
62
95th
64.5
54 - 74
32nd
120GB
23rd
131
18th
0.14
93rd
74
48th
50
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $250
Samples 106k
62
95th
23.8
74th
218
149 - 260
94th
500GB
81st
1472
95th
0.33
96th
44+
81st
$250
20th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $156Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $322Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $48
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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