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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(52.4)
Value(25)
Avg. bench(88.5)
Capacity(339)
Write(392)
Mkt. share(0.07)
Age months(56)
Price(144)
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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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Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $100
Samples 15k
87
100th
86.9
99th
238
164 - 279
96th
1TB
95th
1352
95th
0.66
98th
12+
97th
$100
56th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $173
Samples 25k
87
100th
78.7
98th
325
228 - 374
99th
1TB
95th
2156
99th
0.94
99th
9+
98th
$173
32nd
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $70
Samples 9.6k
86
100th
78.9
98th
273
181 - 342
97th
512GB
89th
1590
97th
0.5
97th
11+
97th
$70
74th
4
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $75
Samples 209k
85
100th
28.9
81st
107
76 - 131
82nd
500GB
81st
417
76th
3.19
100th
21+
91st
$75
71st
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $148
Samples 8.2k
83
100th
85.1
99th
307
208 - 378
98th
1TB
98th
1742
97th
0.39
96th
11+
98th
$148
40th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $68
Samples 16k
83
100th
41.4
91st
240
157 - 287
96th
250GB
55th
1872
98th
0.61
98th
9+
99th
$68
76th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 22k
81
99th
24.2
76th
103
69 - 123
80th
250GB
55th
406
73rd
0.36
96th
22
90th
$45
91st
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $100
Samples 53k
79
99th
63.3
96th
291
211 - 338
98th
500GB
81st
2164
99th
1.93
99th
9+
98th
$100
56th
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $90
Samples 78k
78
99th
32.8
85th
235
161 - 279
96th
250GB
55th
1418
96th
0.86
98th
18+
93rd
$90
65th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Samples 37k
77
99th
5.47
15th
99.5
73 - 115
80th
120GB
23rd
437
81st
0.24
94th
59
61st
$150
39th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $60
Samples 68k
77
99th
34.9
88th
110
81 - 126
83rd
500GB
81st
428
80th
1.12
99th
22+
90th
$60
81st
12
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $107
Samples 31k
76
99th
38
89th
109
83 - 126
83rd
1TB
95th
422
78th
0.53
98th
22+
90th
$107
54th
13
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $252
Samples 41k
73
99th
11.7
46th
106
76 - 126
82nd
512GB
89th
412
75th
0.22
93rd
64
51st
$252
19th
14
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
Samples 97k
73
99th
22.9
73rd
105
74 - 129
81st
250GB
55th
397
71st
1.51
99th
21
90th
$49
88th
15
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $67
Samples 12k
72
99th
56.7
94th
193
119 - 231
93rd
500GB
81st
876
91st
0.38
96th
12+
97th
$67
76th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $60
Samples 491k
71
98th
19.9
69th
105
75 - 124
82nd
250GB
55th
444
83rd
2.97
100th
59
61st
$60
81st
17
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 150k
71
98th
22.9
74th
201
138 - 238
94th
250GB
55th
1296
95th
0.8
98th
35+
82nd
$118
49th
18
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $199
Samples 5.3k
71
98th
39.5
90th
108
84 - 125
83rd
2TB
99th
422
78th
0.07
84th
21+
90th
$199
27th
19
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $50
Samples 7.2k
71
98th
49.1
92nd
222
156 - 281
95th
256GB
69th
857
91st
0.2
93rd
11+
98th
$50
87th
20
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 24k
69
98th
89.3
61 - 111
73rd
240GB
52nd
399
71st
0.12
90th
55
67th
21
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $342
Samples 67k
69
98th
16.1
59th
113
80 - 135
84th
1TB
95th
433
81st
0.37
96th
59
61st
$350
10th
22
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 12k
67
98th
93.3
68 - 111
77th
250GB
55th
413
75th
0.1
89th
58
62nd
23
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $120
Samples 35k
67
98th
9.57
36th
79
54 - 94
56th
275GB
71st
379
65th
0.21
94th
41
77th
$120
48th
24
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $225
Samples 43k
67
98th
34.2
86th
284
196 - 357
98th
512GB
89th
1507
96th
0.25
95th
37+
80th
$225
22nd
25
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $90
Samples 119k
67
98th
64.6
96th
274
200 - 329
97th
500GB
81st
2075
99th
1.62
99th
18+
93rd
$90
64th
26
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $210
Samples 822
67
98th
77.2
98th
368
215 - 472
99th
1TB
95th
3206
100th
0.08
88th
4+
100th
$210
24th
27
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 77
67
98th
84.1
99th
387
235 - 469
99th
2TB
99th
3159
100th
0
62nd
4+
100th
$400
7th
28
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $410
Samples 233
67
98th
84.2
99th
395
259 - 466
100th
2TB
99th
3066
100th
0.02
70th
4+
100th
$410
7th
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $465
Samples 12k
66
97th
12.6
49th
107
77 - 126
82nd
1TB
98th
430
80th
0.04
83rd
64
51st
$465
5th
30
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB
Samples 58k
65
97th
90.3
61 - 107
74th
120GB
23rd
405
73rd
0.36
95th
76
6th
31
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $65
Samples 31k
65
97th
25.6
77th
87.8
61 - 109
70th
480GB
78th
403
72nd
0.13
91st
62
56th
$65
77th
32
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $138
Samples 49k
65
97th
15.4
57th
86.7
66 - 100
69th
525GB
90th
403
72nd
0.32
96th
41
77th
$138
44th
33
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $134
Samples 39k
65
97th
59.2
95th
333
223 - 395
99th
512GB
89th
1964
98th
0.53
97th
18+
94th
$134
45th
34
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $230
Samples 6.6k
64
97th
10.2
39th
88
57 - 108
71st
500GB
81st
392
69th
0.04
79th
58
62nd
$230
22nd
35
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 20k
64
97th
89.4
62 - 110
73rd
128GB
39th
334
56th
0.14
91st
85
4th
36
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 34k
64
97th
82.9
61 - 99
63rd
256GB
69th
319
53rd
0.18
92nd
65
49th
37
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $100
Samples 5.8k
64
97th
11.3
43rd
89.9
60 - 113
73rd
240GB
52nd
404
73rd
0.02
62nd
65
49th
$100
58th
38
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $100
Samples 37k
64
97th
12.1
47th
92.1
61 - 117
75th
256GB
69th
357
60th
0.17
93rd
85
4th
$100
57th
39
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $127
Samples 107k
64
97th
35.2
88th
115
86 - 134
85th
1TB
95th
447
83rd
1.72
100th
21+
90th
$127
46th
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.7k
63
96th
89.2
61 - 110
72nd
240GB
52nd
389
68th
0.01
62nd
78
6th
41
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $47
Samples 26k
63
96th
18.4
63rd
82.5
60 - 102
62nd
240GB
52nd
363
62nd
0.2
94th
62
56th
$47
90th
42
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $109
Samples 21k
63
96th
10.5
40th
86.9
59 - 104
69th
250GB
55th
349
58th
0.14
90th
58
62nd
$109
53rd
43
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1k
62
96th
84.9
51 - 110
66th
240GB
52nd
382
66th
0
44th
59
61st
44
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 7k
62
96th
87.3
65 - 102
70th
240GB
52nd
400
71st
0.04
79th
63
54th
45
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 9.1k
62
96th
75.9
54 - 93
51st
128GB
39th
248
41st
0.06
84th
82
5th
46
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 843
62
96th
90.3
66 - 108
74th
240GB
52nd
448
84th
0
44th
56
66th
47
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 983
62
96th
86.5
65 - 102
69th
120GB
23rd
405
73rd
0
44th
63
54th
48
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.5k
62
96th
83.9
63 - 98
64th
120GB
23rd
362
62nd
0.01
62nd
63
54th
49
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 9.4k
62
96th
80.8
58 - 99
59th
256GB
69th
339
56th
0.07
88th
82
5th
50
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 15k
62
96th
74.4
54 - 89
49th
240GB
52nd
257
43rd
0.15
94th
80
5th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $234Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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