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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]

1,000 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.2)
Value(176)
Avg. bench(85.6)
Capacity(329)
Write(370)
Mkt. share(0.07)
Age months(51)
Price(169)
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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 $92
Samples 421k
127
100th
109
55th
106
75 - 126
83rd
250GB
55th
444
83rd
3.04
100th
53
61st
$92
62nd
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
Samples 318k
107
100th
182
76th
112
75 - 135
85th
500GB
82nd
440
82nd
2.44
100th
53
61st
$99
59th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $209
Samples 61k
99
100th
59.1
27th
105
72 - 126
82nd
256GB
70th
422
78th
0.4
96th
58
52nd
$209
26th
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $60
Samples 35k
85
100th
255
88th
108
73 - 124
83rd
500GB
82nd
429
80th
1.2
99th
16+
91st
$60
82nd
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Samples 16k
79
100th
202
80th
106
76 - 124
83rd
250GB
55th
414
76th
0.41
97th
17
91st
$40
93rd
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $111
Samples 34k
76
99th
50.1
20th
97.8
63 - 114
80th
120GB
23rd
433
81st
0.26
94th
53
61st
$111
53rd
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $225
Samples 27k
74
99th
93.7
47th
105
68 - 129
82nd
512GB
90th
413
76th
0.25
94th
58
52nd
$225
24th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $115
Samples 16k
74
99th
266
90th
109
79 - 125
84th
1TB
96th
423
79th
0.43
97th
16+
91st
$115
52nd
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $79
Samples 60k
70
99th
268
90th
234
166 - 278
96th
250GB
55th
1401
97th
1.25
99th
12+
95th
$79
70th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $230
Samples 2.1k
70
99th
264
89th
108
82 - 124
84th
2TB
99th
415
77th
0.08
86th
16+
91st
$230
23rd
11
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $108
Samples 137k
70
99th
182
75th
200
143 - 237
95th
250GB
55th
1297
96th
0.98
99th
29+
83rd
$108
55th
12
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $76
Samples 119k
70
99th
214
81st
108
77 - 130
83rd
500GB
82nd
414
76th
3.19
100th
15+
92nd
$76
71st
13
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $165
Samples 16k
69
99th
56.6
25th
88.5
61 - 111
73rd
240GB
53rd
394
71st
0.19
93rd
49
68th
$165
34th
14
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
Samples 59k
68
99th
157
71st
103
69 - 127
82nd
250GB
55th
384
67th
1.58
99th
15
91st
$54
85th
15
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 10k
67
99th
93.4
64 - 113
78th
250GB
55th
412
76th
0.11
91st
52
63rd
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
Samples 64k
67
99th
136
65th
114
78 - 136
85th
1TB
96th
435
82nd
0.44
97th
53
61st
$300
14th
17
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $144
Samples 27k
67
99th
63.2
30th
80.8
61 - 96
61st
275GB
71st
388
69th
0.26
95th
35
78th
$144
42nd
18
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 10k
66
98th
87.4
44th
106
71 - 126
83rd
1TB
98th
427
80th
0.06
82nd
58
52nd
$500
5th
19
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $139
Samples 35k
66
98th
366
93rd
285
187 - 354
98th
512GB
90th
1516
97th
0.27
95th
31+
81st
$139
44th
20
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $133
Samples 77k
66
98th
350
93rd
268
184 - 325
98th
500GB
82nd
2045
99th
1.54
99th
12+
94th
$133
45th
21
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $85
Samples 25k
65
98th
156
71st
87.9
64 - 110
72nd
480GB
79th
402
73rd
0.23
93rd
56
57th
$85
67th
22
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $162
Samples 42k
65
98th
101
52nd
86.2
65 - 99
70th
525GB
90th
401
73rd
0.28
95th
35
78th
$162
35th
23
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 5.3k
64
98th
75.9
37th
90.6
62 - 108
75th
500GB
82nd
398
72nd
0.04
79th
52
63rd
$240
22nd
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $99
Samples 34k
64
98th
90.9
46th
92.2
58 - 117
77th
256GB
70th
370
64th
0.22
94th
79
4th
$99
59th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 19k
64
98th
86.5
58 - 109
70th
128GB
39th
315
53rd
0.13
91st
79
4th
26
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $122
Samples 5.8k
64
98th
73.7
36th
91.8
59 - 117
77th
240GB
53rd
408
75th
0.04
79th
59
49th
$122
49th
27
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB
Samples 52k
64
98th
91.3
64 - 108
76th
120GB
23rd
408
75th
0.38
96th
70
6th
28
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 25k
64
98th
81.7
56 - 98
62nd
256GB
70th
317
54th
0.19
92nd
59
49th
29
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.4k
63
97th
90.9
61 - 112
75th
240GB
53rd
392
70th
0.01
63rd
72
6th
30
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $100
Samples 24k
63
97th
77.4
38th
83.1
60 - 102
65th
240GB
53rd
373
64th
0.22
94th
56
57th
$100
58th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $229
Samples 8.4k
63
97th
30.4
8th
97.3
67 - 117
80th
128GB
39th
384
67th
0.07
83rd
58
52nd
$229
24th
32
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $129
Samples 17k
63
97th
68.4
33rd
86.3
59 - 106
70th
250GB
55th
348
59th
0.15
90th
52
63rd
$129
47th
33
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1k
62
97th
82.8
53 - 106
64th
240GB
53rd
397
72nd
0.01
63rd
53
61st
34
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 8k
62
97th
75.6
55 - 91
53rd
128GB
39th
243
41st
0.04
79th
76
5th
35
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 747
62
97th
89.4
67 - 106
74th
240GB
53rd
456
85th
0.01
63rd
50
66th
36
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 965
62
97th
85.7
65 - 102
69th
120GB
23rd
408
75th
0
41st
57
55th
37
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $199
Samples 4.1k
62
97th
88.9
44th
95.1
67 - 113
79th
480GB
79th
419
77th
0.03
72nd
59
49th
$199
28th
38
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
82.8
60 - 98
64th
120GB
23rd
362
62nd
0.01
72nd
57
55th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 7.5k
62
97th
80.7
56 - 101
61st
256GB
70th
342
58th
0.07
83rd
76
5th
40
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $150
Samples 14k
62
97th
51
21st
74.2
53 - 88
51st
240GB
53rd
254
43rd
0.15
92nd
74
5th
$150
39th
41
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $160
Samples 2.9k
62
97th
24.6
4th
63.2
47 - 78
34th
120GB
23rd
126
17th
0.24
94th
59
49th
$160
35th
42
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $210
Samples 24k
62
97th
475
98th
305
214 - 365
99th
1TB
96th
2086
100th
0.69
98th
12+
95th
$210
26th
43
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $149
Samples 23k
62
97th
411
96th
337
206 - 403
100th
512GB
90th
1963
99th
0.88
99th
12+
95th
$149
40th
44
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 6.3k
61
96th
86.5
63 - 101
70th
240GB
53rd
397
72nd
0.05
86th
57
55th
45
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
89.8
62 - 110
74th
240GB
53rd
432
81st
0.01
63rd
66
7th
46
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $149
Samples 9.7k
61
96th
30.4
8th
74.1
55 - 89
51st
120GB
23rd
152
23rd
0.09
87th
87
2nd
$149
40th
47
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.8k
61
96th
91.6
61 - 107
76th
256GB
70th
389
69th
0.04
80th
85
3rd
48
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $71
Samples 2.1k
61
96th
102
52nd
80.8
55 - 98
61st
256GB
70th
284
48th
0.02
72nd
57
55th
$71
74th
49
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 445
61
96th
74.3
53 - 92
51st
240GB
53rd
237
39th
0.01
63rd
94
1st
50
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB
Samples 3.2k
61
96th
86.5
61 - 104
70th
120GB
23rd
317
54th
0.04
76th
49
68th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $356Nvidia GTX 1070 $314Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $92
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $90SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $651SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $73Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $95SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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