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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]

1,040 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.8)
Value(29.6)
Avg. bench(91.6)
Capacity(370)
Write(415)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(69)
Price(157)
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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 $145
Samples 180k
65
100th
90.8
99th
328
242 - 377
99th
1TB
94th
2179
99th
2.27
100th
24+
96th
$145
42nd
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $65
Samples 259k
64
100th
87.2
98th
290
217 - 338
98th
500GB
80th
2148
99th
1.94
99th
23+
96th
$65
78th
3
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $57
Samples 504k
62
100th
35.7
83rd
108
76 - 131
81st
500GB
80th
419
76th
2.69
100th
35+
88th
$57
85th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $55
Samples 49k
62
100th
86
98th
248
162 - 322
96th
512GB
88th
1528
95th
0.39
97th
26+
95th
$55
86th
5
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $117
Samples 99k
61
100th
78.8
96th
242
150 - 314
95th
1TB
94th
1400
94th
1.01
99th
27+
94th
$117
51st
6
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $210
Samples 22k
61
100th
40.5
88th
115
85 - 135
83rd
2TB
99th
450
83rd
0.15
93rd
35+
88th
$210
25th
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $60
Samples 61k
61
100th
47.4
89th
250
175 - 287
96th
250GB
53rd
1953
97th
0.43
97th
23+
96th
$60
81st
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Samples 58k
60
99th
23.1
70th
101
67 - 123
79th
250GB
53rd
387
67th
0.32
96th
37
87th
$47
91st
9
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $120
Samples 49k
60
99th
93
100th
287
193 - 365
97th
1TB
97th
1691
96th
0.53
98th
25+
95th
$120
49th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $200
Samples 21k
59
99th
39.5
87th
108
83 - 125
81st
2TB
99th
427
79th
0.1
91st
36+
88th
$200
27th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $54
Samples 155k
59
99th
37
85th
107
79 - 125
81st
500GB
80th
427
79th
0.88
98th
36+
88th
$54
87th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $90
Samples 105k
58
99th
42.9
88th
108
80 - 125
81st
1TB
94th
426
79th
0.68
98th
36+
88th
$90
64th
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $60
Samples 55k
58
99th
61.8
93rd
194
113 - 254
92nd
500GB
80th
886
91st
0.43
97th
26+
95th
$60
81st
14
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $238
Samples 111k
58
99th
15.6
56th
232
155 - 273
94th
250GB
53rd
1424
94th
0.36
97th
32+
91st
$238
21st
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 58k
58
99th
96.1
65 - 114
77th
120GB
22nd
425
78th
0.14
93rd
73
59th
16
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $180
Samples 8.4k
57
98th
79.4
96th
337
204 - 482
99th
1TB
94th
3099
100th
0.08
90th
18+
98th
$180
32nd
17
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
Samples 211k
57
98th
26.9
76th
105
75 - 129
80th
250GB
53rd
401
71st
1.04
99th
35
88th
$40
93rd
18
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 21k
57
98th
52.5
90th
219
149 - 270
93rd
256GB
68th
979
92nd
0.16
94th
26+
95th
$45
92nd
19
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $300
Samples 48k
57
98th
9.84
36th
101
68 - 125
79th
512GB
88th
399
71st
0.12
92nd
78
50th
$300
13th
20
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $150
Samples 34k
56
98th
8.29
29th
89.6
64 - 111
70th
240GB
51st
399
71st
0.07
88th
69
65th
$150
39th
21
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $102
Samples 381k
56
98th
40.8
88th
113
84 - 135
83rd
1TB
94th
443
83rd
1.94
99th
36+
88th
$102
56th
22
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $370
Samples 2.3k
56
98th
82.5
97th
358
198 - 487
99th
2TB
99th
2997
99th
0.02
78th
18+
98th
$370
10th
23
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $65
Samples 307k
56
98th
81.8
97th
273
205 - 316
97th
500GB
80th
2080
98th
2.04
100th
32+
91st
$65
78th
24
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
Samples 768k
56
98th
17.7
60th
105
73 - 123
80th
250GB
53rd
438
81st
1.61
99th
73
59th
$70
74th
25
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 17k
55
98th
92.3
65 - 111
74th
250GB
53rd
410
74th
0.05
85th
72
61st
26
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $199
Samples 53k
55
98th
36.8
84th
279
175 - 355
97th
512GB
88th
1444
95th
0.13
93rd
51+
78th
$199
28th
27
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $240
Samples 210
55
98th
91.2
99th
281
180 - 367
97th
2TB
99th
1621
96th
0
55th
16+
98th
$240
21st
28
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $115
Samples 204k
55
98th
23.4
71st
201
158 - 236
93rd
250GB
53rd
1299
94th
0.38
97th
49+
80th
$115
51st
29
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $155
Samples 52k
55
98th
7.95
27th
79.5
52 - 94
55th
275GB
69th
385
67th
0.13
93rd
55
75th
$155
37th
30
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $370
Samples 3.3k
55
98th
89.2
99th
387
228 - 490
100th
2TB
99th
3131
100th
0.06
88th
18+
98th
$370
10th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $197
Samples 111k
55
98th
24.5
73rd
111
76 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
428
80th
0.23
95th
73
59th
$197
29th
32
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2k
54
97th
89.1
60 - 109
70th
240GB
51st
388
68th
0.01
71st
92
5th
33
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 43k
54
97th
81.5
55 - 98
59th
256GB
68th
318
52nd
0.1
91st
79
47th
34
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $138
Samples 204k
54
97th
87.5
98th
305
196 - 357
98th
1TB
94th
2100
99th
2.24
100th
32+
91st
$138
45th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $85
Samples 129k
54
97th
53.5
91st
219
153 - 256
93rd
500GB
80th
1498
95th
0.29
96th
49+
80th
$85
67th
36
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $150
Samples 79k
54
97th
14.4
54th
86.7
66 - 100
67th
525GB
88th
402
72nd
0.16
94th
55
75th
$150
40th
37
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 5.7k
54
97th
63
45 - 73
29th
120GB
22nd
130
17th
0.13
93rd
79
47th
38
Compare Kingston A400 240GB $28
Samples 246k
54
97th
21.9
69th
67.3
35 - 102
35th
240GB
51st
304
49th
2.56
100th
48
81st
$28
99th
39
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $35
Samples 27k
54
97th
26.9
76th
92.9
59 - 123
74th
256GB
68th
380
65th
0.14
93rd
52
77th
$35
96th
40
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $140
Samples 67k
54
97th
57.1
92nd
332
234 - 396
99th
512GB
88th
1934
97th
0.27
96th
32+
92nd
$140
44th
41
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $270
Samples 27k
54
97th
58.2
92nd
329
229 - 403
99th
1TB
97th
2027
98th
0.15
93rd
32+
92nd
$270
17th
42
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $400
Samples 18k
54
97th
13.8
52nd
105
76 - 124
80th
1TB
97th
424
78th
0.03
81st
78
50th
$400
7th
43
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $128
Samples 16k
54
97th
6.33
20th
97.6
67 - 118
77th
128GB
37th
394
69th
0.03
81st
78
50th
$128
48th
44
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $269
Samples 94k
54
97th
6.37
20th
102
73 - 124
79th
256GB
68th
409
74th
0.21
95th
78
50th
$269
17th
45
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $138
Samples 31k
54
97th
8.69
31st
85.6
59 - 102
65th
250GB
53rd
349
58th
0.09
90th
72
61st
$138
45th
46
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 32k
54
97th
88.4
59 - 109
69th
128GB
37th
327
53rd
0.06
89th
99
4th
47
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.3k
54
97th
81
57 - 97
58th
120GB
22nd
359
60th
0.01
71st
77
53rd
48
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 24k
54
97th
75.1
53 - 90
48th
240GB
51st
257
41st
0.07
89th
94
5th
49
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $64
Samples 9.6k
54
97th
27.6
76th
91.1
64 - 108
72nd
500GB
80th
394
69th
0.03
81st
72
61st
$64
79th
50
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $129
Samples 54k
54
97th
10.2
37th
93.9
64 - 115
75th
256GB
68th
373
63rd
0.11
92nd
99
4th
$129
47th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10400F $161Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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