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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
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User rating(50.8)
Value(37)
Avg. bench(93.8)
Capacity(384)
Write(434)
Mkt. share(0.04)
Age months(85)
Price(155)
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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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Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $111
Samples 415k
66
100th
112
98th
329
230 - 410
98th
1TB
94th
2138
99th
2.47
100th
41+
94th
$111
53rd
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $64
Samples 397k
64
100th
87.9
96th
288
188 - 350
98th
500GB
79th
2125
98th
1.47
100th
40+
94th
$64
82nd
3
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $190
Samples 2.5k
62
100th
114
98th
299
192 - 381
98th
2TB
98th
1776
96th
0.01
74th
40+
95th
$190
31st
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $59
Samples 82k
62
100th
79.4
94th
242
150 - 312
95th
512GB
87th
1508
94th
0.28
96th
43+
94th
$59
86th
5
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $350
Samples 37k
61
100th
27.1
74th
113
83 - 136
82nd
2TB
98th
438
81st
0.07
90th
52+
87th
$350
11th
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $100
Samples 166k
61
100th
78
94th
213
124 - 296
93rd
1TB
94th
1284
93rd
0.5
98th
44+
93rd
$100
58th
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $61
Samples 84k
61
100th
45.6
87th
245
154 - 296
95th
250GB
53rd
1812
96th
0.28
96th
40+
95th
$61
83rd
8
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $93
Samples 91k
61
100th
110
98th
279
180 - 355
97th
1TB
96th
1693
95th
0.33
96th
43+
94th
$93
64th
9
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 83k
60
99th
23.6
69th
100
65 - 122
77th
250GB
53rd
387
66th
0.23
96th
54
86th
$45
92nd
10
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $93
Samples 212k
60
99th
41.4
85th
108
78 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
429
79th
0.66
98th
53+
86th
$93
63rd
11
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $103
Samples 715k
60
99th
22.4
67th
105
71 - 131
79th
500GB
79th
400
70th
1.37
100th
52+
87th
$103
57th
12
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $110
Samples 5k
60
99th
98.4
97th
284
170 - 377
97th
1TB
96th
1701
95th
0.02
81st
40+
95th
$110
54th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $50
Samples 236k
59
99th
38.4
83rd
105
74 - 125
79th
500GB
79th
421
77th
0.68
98th
53+
86th
$50
89th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $179
Samples 43k
59
99th
42.2
86th
106
77 - 125
79th
2TB
98th
416
75th
0.11
93rd
53+
86th
$179
34th
15
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 2.2k
59
99th
77.4
94th
253
159 - 337
96th
512GB
87th
1468
94th
0.01
74th
40+
95th
$65
80th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $111
Samples 69k
58
98th
6.5
20th
94.3
65 - 115
75th
120GB
22nd
418
76th
0.08
90th
90
58th
$111
53rd
17
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $82
Samples 367k
58
98th
67.4
92nd
267
178 - 332
96th
500GB
79th
2041
98th
0.9
99th
49+
90th
$82
70th
18
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $74
Samples 78k
58
98th
49.7
88th
182
104 - 253
90th
500GB
79th
848
89th
0.25
96th
43+
93rd
$74
74th
19
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $60
Samples 26k
57
98th
34.7
81st
109
76 - 133
80th
500GB
79th
413
74th
0.41
97th
17+
99th
$60
84th
20
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $110
Samples 33k
57
98th
39.9
84th
117
87 - 137
83rd
1TB
94th
449
82nd
0.45
97th
17+
99th
$110
54th
21
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $117
Samples 137k
57
98th
26.9
73rd
234
164 - 286
94th
250GB
53rd
1378
93rd
0.22
96th
49+
90th
$117
51st
22
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $90
Samples 296k
57
98th
14.1
53rd
101
72 - 129
78th
250GB
53rd
375
63rd
0.61
98th
53
87th
$90
65th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 18k
57
98th
331
191 - 496
99th
1TB
94th
3019
99th
0.07
90th
35+
96th
24
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 34k
57
98th
216
140 - 275
93rd
256GB
67th
951
90th
0.11
93rd
43+
94th
25
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $89
Samples 890k
56
98th
14.8
54th
105
80 - 124
79th
250GB
53rd
443
82nd
0.91
99th
90
58th
$89
67th
26
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 39k
56
98th
89.9
58 - 112
70th
240GB
50th
398
69th
0.05
90th
86
64th
27
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $160
Samples 543k
56
98th
28.9
76th
113
83 - 135
82nd
1TB
94th
435
80th
1.06
99th
53+
86th
$160
37th
28
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $204
Samples 4.6k
56
98th
131
100th
364
196 - 497
99th
2TB
98th
3047
99th
0.02
81st
35+
96th
$204
25th
29
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $180
Samples 453
56
98th
109
98th
271
173 - 359
97th
2TB
99th
1608
95th
0
61st
33+
97th
$180
33rd
30
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $59
Samples 8.8k
56
98th
20
64th
105
71 - 130
79th
250GB
53rd
399
70th
0.13
94th
17
99th
$59
85th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
Samples 77k
56
98th
12.3
47th
104
74 - 124
78th
512GB
87th
409
73rd
0.08
91st
95
49th
$230
22nd
32
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 25k
55
97th
95
70 - 114
75th
250GB
53rd
418
76th
0.03
84th
89
60th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 65k
55
97th
87.3
64 - 108
67th
480GB
75th
402
71st
0.06
90th
93
54th
34
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $240
Samples 7.7k
55
97th
118
99th
370
218 - 510
99th
2TB
98th
3127
100th
0.04
87th
35+
97th
$240
21st
35
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $217
Samples 132k
55
97th
22.9
68th
112
83 - 132
82nd
1TB
94th
435
80th
0.12
94th
90
58th
$217
24th
36
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $82
Samples 62k
55
97th
12.8
49th
79.1
56 - 94
55th
275GB
68th
380
64th
0.07
90th
72
74th
$82
70th
37
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $70
Samples 216k
55
97th
33.9
80th
201
143 - 238
92nd
250GB
53rd
1259
93rd
0.22
96th
67+
79th
$70
77th
38
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $265
Samples 72k
55
97th
28.7
76th
270
170 - 345
96th
512GB
87th
1392
94th
0.08
90th
68+
77th
$265
17th
39
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB
Samples 9.4k
54
96th
94.2
65 - 114
74th
480GB
75th
418
76th
0.01
74th
96
46th
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.8k
54
96th
90.1
64 - 110
70th
240GB
50th
395
68th
0
74th
109
5th
41
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $399
Samples 23k
54
96th
13.7
52nd
104
70 - 126
78th
1TB
96th
417
75th
0.02
84th
95
49th
$399
8th
42
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $209
Samples 137k
54
96th
7.69
26th
102
70 - 122
78th
256GB
67th
400
70th
0.12
93rd
95
49th
$209
25th
43
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $180
Samples 16k
54
96th
4.9
12th
97.4
67 - 118
76th
128GB
37th
394
68th
0.01
74th
95
49th
$180
33rd
44
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $100
Samples 30k
54
96th
9.41
35th
75
55 - 90
47th
240GB
50th
259
41st
0.03
84th
111
5th
$100
59th
45
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $45
Samples 54k
54
96th
18.9
62nd
83
60 - 101
60th
240GB
50th
369
61st
0.06
90th
93
54th
$45
92nd
46
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 4.5k
54
96th
84.1
63 - 98
62nd
120GB
22nd
361
59th
0
74th
94
52nd
47
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $139
Samples 44k
54
96th
8.68
32nd
86.2
58 - 103
65th
250GB
53rd
349
57th
0.04
87th
89
60th
$139
45th
48
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $69
Samples 12k
54
96th
26
73rd
90.7
63 - 108
71st
500GB
79th
403
72nd
0.02
81st
89
60th
$69
79th
49
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $199
Samples 75k
54
96th
7.3
25th
93
63 - 116
74th
256GB
67th
376
63rd
0.07
90th
116
4th
$199
29th
50
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $69
Samples 33k
54
96th
9.23
35th
89.3
63 - 109
69th
128GB
37th
330
53rd
0.04
88th
116
4th
$69
79th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $280Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $111
Intel Core i7-12700K $380Nvidia RTX 3050 $250Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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