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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]

1,026 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.6)
Value(23)
Avg. bench(90.1)
Capacity(353)
Write(407)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(64)
Price(170)
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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 Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $105
Samples 48k
95
100th
85.2
99th
242
154 - 311
96th
1TB
95th
1415
95th
0.86
98th
20+
96th
$105
56th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $190
Samples 79k
95
100th
72.9
98th
323
234 - 372
99th
1TB
95th
2137
99th
1.5
99th
17+
97th
$190
30th
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $75
Samples 31k
91
100th
71.9
97th
262
172 - 327
97th
512GB
88th
1607
96th
0.55
98th
19+
96th
$75
72nd
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 26k
87
100th
300
173 - 386
98th
1TB
97th
1731
96th
0.49
97th
19+
97th
5
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $70
Samples 42k
86
100th
41.7
89th
247
169 - 289
96th
250GB
53rd
1937
97th
0.61
98th
17+
98th
$70
75th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $100
Samples 147k
85
99th
63.7
95th
293
224 - 337
98th
500GB
81st
2181
99th
1.96
100th
17+
97th
$100
57th
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $69
Samples 358k
84
99th
30.8
82nd
107
74 - 130
82nd
500GB
81st
422
77th
2.51
100th
29+
89th
$69
78th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Samples 36k
83
99th
23.4
73rd
103
72 - 123
80th
250GB
53rd
400
71st
0.35
96th
30
89th
$47
92nd
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $210
Samples 114k
79
99th
17.1
62nd
231
157 - 271
95th
250GB
53rd
1414
95th
0.51
97th
26+
92nd
$210
25th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $117
Samples 63k
78
99th
34.8
86th
107
76 - 124
81st
1TB
95th
421
77th
0.56
98th
30+
89th
$117
52nd
11
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $69
Samples 109k
77
99th
30.7
82nd
107
76 - 125
81st
500GB
81st
428
79th
0.92
98th
30+
89th
$69
78th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 52k
77
99th
96.5
68 - 115
78th
120GB
23rd
432
80th
0.17
94th
67
60th
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $63
Samples 33k
76
99th
59.9
94th
195
119 - 249
93rd
500GB
81st
872
90th
0.55
98th
20+
96th
$63
81st
14
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 15k
74
99th
222
148 - 277
94th
256GB
69th
949
92nd
0.22
95th
19+
97th
15
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $225
Samples 9.8k
73
99th
35.3
87th
105
81 - 123
81st
2TB
99th
414
75th
0.08
89th
29+
89th
$225
23rd
16
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
Samples 145k
73
99th
23.5
73rd
103
73 - 127
80th
250GB
53rd
401
71st
1.17
99th
29
89th
$47
92nd
17
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $290
Samples 45k
73
99th
10.2
39th
103
71 - 124
80th
512GB
88th
406
73rd
0.13
92nd
72
51st
$290
16th
18
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
Samples 606k
72
98th
15.2
57th
104
76 - 123
81st
250GB
53rd
433
80th
1.92
100th
67
60th
$85
67th
19
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 164k
70
98th
22.7
72nd
199
140 - 234
93rd
250GB
53rd
1268
94th
0.43
97th
43+
81st
$118
51st
20
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 4k
70
98th
360
204 - 483
99th
1TB
95th
3145
100th
0.08
89th
12+
99th
21
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $95
Samples 178k
70
98th
61
94th
270
193 - 315
97th
500GB
81st
2077
99th
1.54
99th
26+
92nd
$95
61st
22
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 27k
69
98th
87.3
57 - 110
69th
240GB
51st
392
69th
0.09
90th
63
66th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 939
69
98th
357
186 - 473
99th
2TB
99th
2973
100th
0.02
76th
12+
99th
24
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $160
Samples 40k
68
98th
7.67
26th
78.6
56 - 94
55th
275GB
70th
381
65th
0.17
93rd
49
76th
$160
36th
25
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 1.1k
68
98th
84.4
99th
388
247 - 478
100th
2TB
99th
3047
100th
0.03
80th
12+
99th
$400
8th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $250
Samples 78k
68
98th
20.1
67th
109
73 - 131
82nd
1TB
95th
428
79th
0.28
95th
67
60th
$250
20th
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $210
Samples 43k
67
97th
34.7
86th
274
170 - 352
97th
512GB
88th
1457
95th
0.13
93rd
45+
79th
$210
25th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 10k
66
97th
95.1
68 - 113
77th
250GB
53rd
417
76th
0.06
86th
66
61st
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 15k
66
97th
11.8
46th
106
76 - 127
81st
1TB
97th
429
79th
0.05
83rd
72
51st
$500
5th
30
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 69k
66
97th
4.04
8th
91
65 - 107
73rd
120GB
23rd
401
71st
0.27
95th
84
6th
$200
27th
31
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $277
Samples 63k
65
97th
8.99
33rd
85.6
63 - 99
66th
525GB
89th
396
70th
0.18
94th
49
76th
$277
17th
32
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $185
Samples 101k
65
97th
70
97th
304
221 - 358
99th
1TB
95th
2130
99th
1.29
99th
26+
92nd
$185
32nd
33
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $140
Samples 227k
65
97th
32.1
84th
113
86 - 133
83rd
1TB
95th
445
83rd
1.66
100th
29+
89th
$140
44th
34
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $60
Samples 43k
65
97th
26.8
77th
86.5
59 - 106
68th
480GB
77th
395
70th
0.12
92nd
70
55th
$60
84th
35
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $96
Samples 5.9k
65
97th
11.6
45th
89.8
60 - 112
72nd
240GB
51st
406
73rd
0.02
76th
73
48th
$96
61st
36
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 37k
64
96th
81.3
57 - 97
59th
256GB
69th
318
52nd
0.13
92nd
73
48th
37
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $150
Samples 57k
64
96th
54.3
93rd
333
221 - 393
99th
512GB
88th
1965
98th
0.32
96th
26+
93rd
$150
39th
38
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 48k
64
96th
6.96
23rd
92.3
63 - 114
75th
256GB
69th
371
62nd
0.13
93rd
93
4th
$210
25th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $55
Samples 34k
64
96th
16.1
60th
81.9
60 - 101
61st
240GB
51st
373
63rd
0.13
93rd
70
55th
$55
87th
40
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $89
Samples 7.8k
64
96th
21.5
70th
90.6
64 - 107
73rd
500GB
81st
402
72nd
0.03
76th
66
61st
$89
65th
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 28k
64
96th
88.7
59 - 110
71st
128GB
38th
331
54th
0.09
89th
93
4th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.9k
63
96th
89.2
63 - 110
71st
240GB
51st
390
68th
0
49th
86
6th
43
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $40
Samples 19k
63
96th
25
75th
95.5
63 - 121
77th
256GB
69th
396
70th
0.19
94th
46
77th
$40
95th
44
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $70
Samples 23k
63
96th
12.2
48th
74.3
54 - 90
48th
240GB
51st
257
41st
0.08
89th
88
5th
$70
75th
45
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 23k
63
96th
8.84
33rd
86.7
59 - 103
68th
250GB
53rd
349
57th
0.1
91st
66
61st
$137
46th
46
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.9k
62
96th
86.3
63 - 101
67th
240GB
51st
396
70th
0.04
87th
71
54th
47
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.1k
62
96th
88.1
57 - 111
70th
240GB
51st
363
61st
0.01
68th
67
60th
48
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 5.9k
62
96th
62.5
45 - 78
30th
120GB
23rd
128
17th
0.13
92nd
73
48th
49
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $159
Samples 108k
62
96th
33.4
85th
218
152 - 261
94th
500GB
81st
1475
95th
0.32
95th
43+
81st
$159
36th
50
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $200
Samples 19k
62
96th
73.8
98th
334
238 - 408
99th
1TB
97th
2049
99th
0.14
93rd
26+
93rd
$200
27th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $339Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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