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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(36.1)
Avg. bench(93.7)
Capacity(384)
Write(434)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(80)
Price(160)
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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 500GB $65
Samples 366k
65
100th
86.5
96th
288
207 - 343
97th
500GB
79th
2141
99th
1.58
100th
35+
94th
$65
80th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $111
Samples 379k
65
100th
111
99th
327
229 - 398
98th
1TB
94th
2151
99th
2.39
100th
35+
94th
$111
53rd
3
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $150
Samples 716k
63
100th
17.1
58th
107
77 - 130
80th
500GB
79th
419
76th
1.58
100th
47+
87th
$150
41st
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 76k
62
100th
76.2
94th
249
158 - 317
95th
512GB
87th
1546
95th
0.32
96th
37+
94th
$65
80th
5
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $215
Samples 2.3k
62
100th
102
98th
295
194 - 381
98th
2TB
98th
1765
96th
0.01
74th
35+
95th
$215
25th
6
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $370
Samples 36k
61
99th
26.1
72nd
113
82 - 134
82nd
2TB
98th
442
82nd
0.08
91st
47+
87th
$370
10th
7
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $98
Samples 88k
61
99th
107
99th
283
180 - 377
97th
1TB
96th
1661
95th
0.35
97th
37+
94th
$98
61st
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $45
Samples 88k
61
99th
57.2
90th
243
155 - 289
95th
250GB
53rd
1881
96th
0.31
96th
35+
95th
$45
93rd
9
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $111
Samples 148k
61
99th
75.3
94th
222
135 - 305
93rd
1TB
94th
1321
93rd
0.56
98th
39+
93rd
$111
53rd
10
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $94
Samples 161k
60
99th
41.7
85th
109
82 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
431
79th
0.7
98th
48+
86th
$94
63rd
11
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 71k
60
99th
22
67th
101
70 - 124
78th
250GB
53rd
391
67th
0.24
96th
48
86th
$50
91st
12
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $126
Samples 3.2k
60
99th
88
96th
282
167 - 381
97th
1TB
96th
1725
96th
0.02
79th
35+
95th
$126
48th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $59
Samples 207k
59
99th
34.7
80th
108
77 - 125
80th
500GB
79th
425
78th
0.68
98th
48+
86th
$59
85th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $175
Samples 32k
59
99th
43.6
86th
108
82 - 125
80th
2TB
98th
423
77th
0.1
91st
47+
86th
$175
36th
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 60k
58
99th
94.6
64 - 114
75th
120GB
22nd
422
77th
0.09
91st
85
58th
16
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $200
Samples 168k
58
99th
17.9
60th
233
163 - 278
94th
250GB
53rd
1418
94th
0.28
96th
44+
89th
$200
27th
17
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 268k
58
99th
13.2
50th
102
71 - 129
78th
250GB
53rd
379
64th
0.67
98th
47
87th
$100
58th
18
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $72
Samples 75k
58
99th
51
88th
184
109 - 249
90th
500GB
79th
852
89th
0.29
96th
38+
93rd
$72
75th
19
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 2.4k
58
99th
76.8
94th
251
165 - 334
96th
512GB
87th
1448
94th
0.01
74th
35+
95th
$65
80th
20
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $118
Samples 388k
57
98th
51.8
88th
270
188 - 330
96th
500GB
79th
2059
98th
1.1
99th
44+
89th
$118
51st
21
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $140
Samples 14k
57
98th
97
98th
342
192 - 498
99th
1TB
94th
3025
99th
0.07
90th
30+
96th
$140
44th
22
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $46
Samples 28k
57
98th
49.4
87th
210
127 - 267
93rd
256GB
67th
944
90th
0.11
93rd
37+
94th
$46
93rd
23
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $70
Samples 17k
57
98th
30.9
77th
109
75 - 132
80th
500GB
79th
419
76th
0.39
97th
11+
99th
$70
77th
24
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 898k
56
98th
12.9
49th
103
75 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
437
81st
1.2
99th
85
58th
$104
56th
25
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 36k
56
98th
89.7
56 - 112
70th
240GB
50th
395
69th
0.06
87th
81
64th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $219
Samples 70k
56
98th
12.7
48th
104
72 - 125
79th
512GB
87th
408
73rd
0.1
91st
90
49th
$219
24th
27
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $230
Samples 407
56
98th
90.9
96th
271
170 - 360
96th
2TB
99th
1582
95th
0
59th
28+
97th
$230
23rd
28
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $280
Samples 3.9k
56
98th
97.7
98th
344
166 - 487
99th
2TB
98th
2951
99th
0.02
79th
30+
96th
$280
17th
29
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $190
Samples 554k
56
98th
25.5
71st
113
82 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
435
80th
1.21
99th
47+
87th
$190
32nd
30
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $120
Samples 18k
56
98th
37.1
82nd
116
87 - 139
83rd
1TB
94th
446
82nd
0.39
97th
11+
99th
$120
50th
31
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $60
Samples 5.2k
56
98th
20
64th
105
72 - 130
79th
250GB
53rd
399
70th
0.12
93rd
11
99th
$60
83rd
32
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 23k
55
97th
94.5
70 - 112
75th
250GB
53rd
413
74th
0.04
86th
84
60th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 59k
55
97th
88.2
65 - 109
68th
480GB
75th
404
71st
0.05
89th
88
54th
34
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB
Samples 57k
55
97th
80.2
58 - 94
56th
275GB
68th
390
67th
0.1
91st
67
74th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 62k
55
97th
40.2
85th
270
160 - 352
96th
512GB
87th
1406
94th
0.09
91st
63+
77th
$170
37th
36
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $200
Samples 136k
55
97th
23.9
69th
110
75 - 132
81st
1TB
94th
427
78th
0.15
94th
85
58th
$200
27th
37
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $260
Samples 5.2k
55
97th
105
99th
351
194 - 487
99th
2TB
98th
3040
99th
0.03
84th
30+
97th
$260
18th
38
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $111
Samples 305k
55
97th
101
98th
298
208 - 369
98th
1TB
94th
2080
98th
1.24
99th
44+
90th
$111
53rd
39
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $88
Samples 212k
55
97th
28.2
74th
198
143 - 236
92nd
250GB
53rd
1247
93rd
0.24
96th
61+
79th
$88
67th
40
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.9k
54
96th
84.1
63 - 98
62nd
120GB
22nd
361
59th
0.01
74th
89
52nd
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 36k
54
96th
88.8
63 - 109
68th
128GB
37th
332
53rd
0.05
89th
111
4th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.5k
54
96th
89.5
63 - 109
70th
240GB
50th
394
68th
0
59th
104
5th
43
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB
Samples 9.4k
54
96th
94.8
68 - 115
75th
480GB
75th
421
77th
0.01
74th
91
46th
44
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $260
Samples 129k
54
96th
6.56
20th
102
73 - 122
78th
256GB
67th
402
70th
0.16
94th
90
49th
$260
18th
45
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $180
Samples 17k
54
96th
4.84
12th
96.2
61 - 118
76th
128GB
37th
388
66th
0.03
79th
90
49th
$180
34th
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
Samples 52k
54
96th
12.1
46th
82
57 - 101
58th
240GB
50th
366
61st
0.08
91st
88
54th
$80
71st
47
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $59
Samples 13k
54
96th
29.5
76th
91.2
62 - 107
72nd
500GB
79th
404
71st
0.02
79th
84
60th
$59
85th
48
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $199
Samples 69k
54
96th
7.41
26th
94.4
65 - 116
74th
256GB
67th
379
64th
0.09
91st
111
4th
$199
29th
49
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 99k
54
96th
4.05
8th
91.3
64 - 108
72nd
120GB
22nd
405
72nd
0.14
93rd
102
6th
$200
28th
50
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 9.5k
54
96th
64.5
51 - 75
31st
120GB
22nd
129
16th
0.09
91st
91
46th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $295Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Intel Core i5-12400F $184Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11600K $245Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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