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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]

1,018 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.5)
Value(24.2)
Avg. bench(89.1)
Capacity(347)
Write(399)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(61)
Price(176)
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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 $220
Samples 55k
92
100th
65.2
97th
322
222 - 378
99th
1TB
95th
2117
99th
1.18
99th
14+
98th
$220
24th
2
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $80
Samples 17k
91
100th
66.6
97th
254
163 - 323
96th
512GB
89th
1537
96th
0.4
97th
16+
97th
$80
71st
3
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $115
Samples 31k
90
100th
77.4
99th
235
153 - 280
95th
1TB
95th
1343
95th
0.77
98th
17+
96th
$115
52nd
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $150
Samples 18k
86
100th
81.1
99th
295
189 - 372
98th
1TB
97th
1740
97th
0.34
96th
16+
97th
$150
39th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 32k
84
100th
22.2
73rd
102
64 - 123
81st
250GB
54th
400
72nd
0.4
97th
27
89th
$50
91st
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $120
Samples 98k
84
100th
55.1
94th
290
198 - 335
98th
500GB
81st
2162
99th
1.8
100th
14+
98th
$120
50th
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $85
Samples 288k
83
99th
26
78th
106
77 - 129
82nd
500GB
81st
411
75th
2.92
100th
26+
90th
$85
69th
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $80
Samples 26k
83
99th
38.2
89th
250
175 - 289
96th
250GB
54th
1942
98th
0.56
98th
13+
98th
$80
71st
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $90
Samples 96k
81
99th
32.5
87th
232
160 - 273
95th
250GB
54th
1396
95th
0.61
98th
23+
93rd
$90
66th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $70
Samples 88k
78
99th
30.5
84th
107
76 - 125
82nd
500GB
81st
428
79th
1.05
99th
26+
89th
$70
77th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $115
Samples 52k
77
99th
35.3
88th
107
82 - 124
82nd
1TB
95th
420
77th
0.54
98th
27+
89th
$115
52nd
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 44k
77
99th
94
56 - 113
77th
120GB
23rd
423
78th
0.24
95th
64
60th
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $70
Samples 23k
74
99th
52.6
94th
185
101 - 230
92nd
500GB
81st
842
90th
0.38
97th
17+
97th
$70
78th
14
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $300
Samples 44k
73
99th
9.96
38th
102
69 - 125
81st
512GB
89th
403
73rd
0.2
94th
69
51st
$300
15th
15
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $69
Samples 133k
72
99th
17.3
63rd
101
71 - 127
80th
250GB
54th
391
69th
1.38
99th
26
90th
$69
79th
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $230
Samples 7k
71
98th
34.4
88th
105
72 - 123
81st
2TB
99th
413
75th
0.06
85th
26+
90th
$230
22nd
17
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 10k
71
98th
221
149 - 274
94th
256GB
69th
927
92nd
0.2
94th
16+
97th
18
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 22k
70
98th
89.4
64 - 111
72nd
240GB
52nd
397
71st
0.13
92nd
60
67th
19
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $68
Samples 150k
70
98th
34.3
87th
199
132 - 237
93rd
250GB
54th
1271
95th
0.61
98th
40+
82nd
$68
79th
20
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $61
Samples 578k
70
98th
19.2
68th
103
71 - 123
81st
250GB
54th
432
80th
2.68
100th
64
60th
$61
83rd
21
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 708
69
98th
395
246 - 470
100th
2TB
99th
3167
100th
0.02
73rd
8+
100th
22
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $272
Samples 74k
69
98th
19
67th
110
77 - 131
83rd
1TB
95th
425
79th
0.31
96th
64
60th
$272
17th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $250
Samples 2.7k
68
98th
65.4
97th
356
190 - 476
99th
1TB
95th
3076
100th
0.06
85th
8+
99th
$250
19th
24
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 433
68
98th
87
100th
400
236 - 480
100th
2TB
99th
3070
100th
0.02
73rd
8+
100th
$400
8th
25
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $100
Samples 165k
68
98th
58.8
95th
270
196 - 318
97th
500GB
81st
2097
99th
1.69
99th
23+
93rd
$100
59th
26
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $144
Samples 35k
67
97th
8.22
30th
77.8
50 - 94
54th
275GB
70th
377
65th
0.23
95th
46
77th
$144
43rd
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $175
Samples 41k
67
97th
40
90th
275
174 - 349
97th
512GB
89th
1440
96th
0.16
93rd
41+
80th
$175
33rd
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 14k
66
97th
94.7
71 - 113
78th
250GB
54th
416
76th
0.08
88th
63
62nd
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 15k
66
97th
11.7
46th
105
75 - 125
82nd
1TB
97th
422
78th
0.05
81st
69
51st
$500
5th
30
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $244
Samples 61k
65
97th
9.79
37th
84.8
58 - 99
65th
525GB
89th
400
72nd
0.29
95th
46
77th
$244
21st
31
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 46k
65
97th
49
93rd
329
206 - 395
99th
512GB
89th
1924
98th
0.41
97th
22+
94th
$170
33rd
32
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 69k
65
97th
3.96
8th
89.4
65 - 107
72nd
120GB
23rd
402
72nd
0.36
96th
81
6th
$200
28th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $85
Samples 39k
65
97th
20.4
70th
85.7
59 - 105
67th
480GB
78th
400
72nd
0.15
92nd
67
56th
$85
69th
34
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $60
Samples 7.8k
65
97th
16.7
62nd
90.2
61 - 115
73rd
240GB
52nd
406
74th
0.03
78th
70
48th
$60
85th
35
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 39k
64
97th
80.7
57 - 96
59th
256GB
69th
315
52nd
0.19
94th
70
48th
36
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $210
Samples 7.2k
64
97th
11.2
44th
90
61 - 107
73rd
500GB
81st
399
71st
0.04
80th
63
62nd
$210
25th
37
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 25k
64
97th
86.5
60 - 109
68th
128GB
38th
322
53rd
0.13
92nd
90
4th
38
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 42k
64
97th
6.96
24th
92.2
66 - 116
75th
256GB
69th
367
62nd
0.2
94th
90
4th
$210
25th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB
Samples 33k
64
97th
80.5
55 - 99
59th
240GB
52nd
369
63rd
0.18
93rd
67
56th
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.9k
63
96th
89.1
62 - 110
72nd
240GB
52nd
389
68th
0.01
66th
83
6th
41
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $178
Samples 78k
63
96th
71.5
98th
302
220 - 357
98th
1TB
95th
2105
99th
1.15
99th
23+
93rd
$178
32nd
42
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $44
Samples 21k
63
96th
22.4
74th
92.1
57 - 118
75th
256GB
69th
385
67th
0.19
94th
43
78th
$44
93rd
43
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $150
Samples 174k
63
96th
30.4
84th
113
84 - 133
84th
1TB
95th
441
82nd
1.73
99th
26+
90th
$150
39th
44
Compare Kingston A400 240GB $40
Samples 133k
63
96th
14.7
57th
58.9
32 - 88
26th
240GB
52nd
313
52nd
2.65
100th
39
83rd
$40
94th
45
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 25k
63
96th
8.82
33rd
86.6
59 - 104
68th
250GB
54th
348
58th
0.13
92nd
63
62nd
$137
45th
46
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 21k
63
96th
73.5
50 - 89
47th
240GB
52nd
255
42nd
0.11
90th
85
5th
47
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.1k
62
95th
86.8
56 - 111
69th
240GB
52nd
370
63rd
0
47th
64
60th
48
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.8k
62
95th
86
65 - 102
67th
240GB
52nd
393
69th
0.04
80th
68
54th
49
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 10k
62
95th
79.4
55 - 99
57th
256GB
69th
335
55th
0.05
81st
87
5th
50
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $173
Samples 106k
62
95th
31.5
85th
219
157 - 260
94th
500GB
81st
1475
96th
0.42
97th
40+
82nd
$173
33rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $146Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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