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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(33.1)
Avg. bench(93.6)
Capacity(384)
Write(434)
Mkt. share(0.2)
Age months(76)
Price(162)
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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 $137
Samples 288k
65
100th
92.3
99th
320
237 - 391
98th
1TB
94th
2117
99th
2.15
100th
31+
94th
$137
47th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $75
Samples 333k
64
100th
77.2
95th
287
205 - 333
97th
500GB
79th
2156
99th
1.52
99th
31+
94th
$75
72nd
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 66k
63
100th
74.5
95th
244
162 - 315
95th
512GB
87th
1532
94th
0.36
96th
33+
94th
$65
80th
4
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $85
Samples 625k
63
100th
25.9
72nd
105
73 - 129
79th
500GB
79th
408
72nd
1.64
100th
43+
87th
$85
68th
5
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $280
Samples 2.1k
62
100th
83.7
96th
295
193 - 396
98th
2TB
98th
1764
96th
0.01
70th
31+
95th
$280
18th
6
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $110
Samples 68k
61
99th
97.2
99th
281
196 - 365
97th
1TB
96th
1723
95th
0.42
97th
33+
94th
$110
54th
7
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $126
Samples 139k
61
99th
68.1
93rd
222
131 - 300
93rd
1TB
94th
1337
93rd
0.64
98th
35+
93rd
$126
49th
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $55
Samples 75k
61
99th
49
88th
242
153 - 288
95th
250GB
53rd
1895
96th
0.32
96th
31+
95th
$55
86th
9
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $329
Samples 33k
61
99th
28.9
75th
115
89 - 133
82nd
2TB
98th
450
83rd
0.08
90th
43+
87th
$329
12th
10
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $135
Samples 3.2k
60
99th
84.8
97th
285
178 - 382
97th
1TB
96th
1721
95th
0.03
82nd
31+
95th
$135
47th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 73k
60
99th
22.2
67th
102
70 - 124
78th
250GB
53rd
395
69th
0.26
95th
44
86th
$50
89th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $58
Samples 188k
59
99th
35.2
81st
108
81 - 125
80th
500GB
79th
424
77th
0.77
98th
44+
86th
$58
85th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $90
Samples 154k
59
99th
42.9
86th
108
82 - 126
80th
1TB
94th
429
78th
0.6
98th
44+
86th
$90
66th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $90
Samples 32k
59
99th
71.5
94th
107
78 - 125
80th
2TB
98th
420
76th
0.1
91st
43+
86th
$90
66th
15
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $56
Samples 72k
58
99th
63
91st
187
113 - 248
91st
500GB
79th
874
89th
0.33
96th
34+
93rd
$56
86th
16
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $80
Samples 2.5k
58
99th
67.4
92nd
258
161 - 336
96th
512GB
87th
1422
94th
0.01
70th
31+
95th
$80
70th
17
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 66k
58
99th
96.7
67 - 114
76th
120GB
22nd
428
78th
0.1
90th
81
58th
18
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB
Samples 147k
58
99th
234
175 - 277
94th
250GB
53rd
1413
94th
0.31
96th
40+
89th
19
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $69
Samples 259k
58
99th
17.4
59th
102
71 - 128
78th
250GB
53rd
383
65th
0.7
98th
43
87th
$69
78th
20
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $46
Samples 29k
57
98th
50.8
88th
216
135 - 272
93rd
256GB
67th
954
90th
0.12
93rd
33+
94th
$46
91st
21
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $170
Samples 12k
57
98th
84.8
97th
345
204 - 489
99th
1TB
94th
3116
100th
0.09
90th
26+
96th
$170
36th
22
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $75
Samples 346k
57
98th
71.8
94th
267
188 - 321
96th
500GB
79th
2039
98th
1.16
99th
40+
89th
$75
72nd
23
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB
Samples 3.9k
56
98th
106
78 - 130
79th
250GB
53rd
411
74th
0.12
92nd
7
99th
24
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $330
Samples 3.4k
56
98th
88.2
98th
351
187 - 485
99th
2TB
98th
3060
99th
0.02
78th
26+
96th
$330
12th
25
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $89
Samples 9.6k
56
98th
26.1
72nd
110
80 - 133
81st
500GB
79th
426
78th
0.3
96th
7+
99th
$89
66th
26
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $141
Samples 11k
56
98th
33.2
79th
117
87 - 138
83rd
1TB
94th
447
82nd
0.28
96th
7+
99th
$141
44th
27
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $219
Samples 58k
56
98th
12.6
49th
103
69 - 123
78th
512GB
87th
406
72nd
0.08
91st
86
49th
$219
25th
28
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 34k
56
98th
89.2
62 - 112
69th
240GB
50th
391
67th
0.06
88th
77
64th
29
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 857k
56
98th
13.2
51st
106
82 - 124
79th
250GB
53rd
439
81st
1.18
99th
81
58th
$105
57th
30
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 23k
55
97th
94.3
65 - 113
74th
250GB
53rd
408
72nd
0.03
82nd
80
60th
31
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $260
Samples 358
55
97th
83.4
96th
273
175 - 362
97th
2TB
99th
1581
95th
0
53rd
24+
97th
$260
20th
32
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $300
Samples 5.4k
55
97th
93.9
99th
348
206 - 487
99th
2TB
98th
3061
99th
0.05
86th
26+
97th
$300
14th
33
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $200
Samples 132k
55
97th
24.3
70th
112
84 - 133
81st
1TB
94th
434
80th
0.18
94th
81
58th
$200
28th
34
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $125
Samples 56k
55
97th
9.32
34th
79.3
53 - 93
55th
275GB
68th
378
64th
0.1
90th
63
74th
$125
49th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $158
Samples 67k
55
97th
42
86th
268
167 - 341
96th
512GB
87th
1385
94th
0.12
92nd
59+
77th
$158
39th
36
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $137
Samples 496k
55
97th
32.5
79th
113
82 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
442
82nd
1.3
99th
43+
87th
$137
47th
37
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $45
Samples 184k
55
97th
46.3
87th
197
139 - 236
92nd
250GB
53rd
1235
93rd
0.3
96th
57+
78th
$45
92nd
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.3k
54
96th
89.4
64 - 109
70th
240GB
50th
389
67th
0
53rd
100
5th
39
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $235
Samples 36k
54
96th
62.6
91st
319
218 - 404
98th
1TB
96th
1955
97th
0.12
92nd
40+
90th
$235
23rd
40
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $59
Samples 11k
54
96th
29.2
76th
90.5
62 - 108
71st
500GB
79th
395
69th
0.02
78th
80
60th
$59
84th
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $209
Samples 65k
54
96th
7.13
24th
94.2
63 - 117
74th
256GB
67th
370
62nd
0.09
90th
107
4th
$209
26th
42
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 64k
54
96th
85.2
60 - 108
64th
480GB
75th
394
68th
0.06
88th
84
54th
43
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $205
Samples 129k
54
96th
7.8
27th
102
71 - 122
78th
256GB
67th
406
72nd
0.16
94th
86
49th
$205
27th
44
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $95
Samples 8.5k
54
96th
12
46th
92
67 - 113
72nd
240GB
50th
411
74th
0.02
78th
87
46th
$95
63rd
45
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $230
Samples 16k
54
96th
4.14
9th
98.9
70 - 119
77th
128GB
37th
399
70th
0.02
78th
86
49th
$230
23rd
46
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.4k
54
96th
82.8
62 - 97
60th
120GB
22nd
362
59th
0.01
70th
85
52nd
47
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $65
Samples 34k
54
96th
15.6
56th
87.3
63 - 103
67th
250GB
53rd
350
57th
0.06
86th
80
60th
$65
80th
48
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $40
Samples 102k
54
96th
13.7
53rd
91.7
58 - 107
72nd
120GB
22nd
405
72nd
0.13
92nd
98
6th
$40
96th
49
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 37k
54
96th
88.9
62 - 109
68th
128GB
37th
332
53rd
0.05
88th
107
4th
50
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 33k
54
96th
74.9
56 - 88
47th
240GB
50th
260
41st
0.05
86th
102
5th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $350Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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