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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(31.5)
Avg. bench(93.9)
Capacity(384)
Write(435)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(71)
Price(158)
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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 $160
Samples 241k
65
100th
82.7
97th
322
235 - 373
98th
1TB
94th
2121
99th
1.97
100th
27+
94th
$160
39th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $95
Samples 285k
64
100th
64
92nd
283
191 - 336
97th
500GB
79th
2103
98th
1.73
100th
27+
94th
$95
63rd
3
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $70
Samples 572k
62
100th
30.3
76th
107
75 - 131
79th
500GB
79th
410
73rd
1.83
100th
39+
87th
$70
76th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $68
Samples 55k
62
100th
72.3
95th
245
155 - 319
95th
512GB
87th
1539
94th
0.33
97th
29+
94th
$68
78th
5
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $249
Samples 26k
61
100th
35.5
81st
114
89 - 133
82nd
2TB
98th
450
82nd
0.11
92nd
39+
87th
$249
22nd
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $124
Samples 115k
61
100th
71.6
94th
230
137 - 314
93rd
1TB
94th
1358
93rd
0.73
98th
30+
93rd
$124
50th
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $65
Samples 71k
61
100th
42.1
86th
236
137 - 287
94th
250GB
53rd
1800
96th
0.41
97th
27+
95th
$65
81st
8
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $249
Samples 1.7k
61
100th
95.4
100th
308
205 - 397
98th
2TB
98th
1831
96th
0.01
70th
27+
95th
$249
22nd
9
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $120
Samples 65k
61
100th
90.9
99th
280
188 - 362
97th
1TB
96th
1660
95th
0.42
97th
29+
94th
$120
52nd
10
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 54k
60
99th
21.8
67th
100
71 - 123
77th
250GB
53rd
388
66th
0.28
96th
40
86th
$50
91st
11
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $133
Samples 3.1k
60
99th
85.3
97th
284
164 - 375
97th
1TB
96th
1726
95th
0.03
81st
27+
95th
$133
47th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $98
Samples 126k
59
99th
40.3
86th
108
79 - 124
80th
1TB
94th
422
76th
0.61
98th
40+
86th
$98
61st
13
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $56
Samples 187k
59
99th
35.6
81st
106
72 - 125
79th
500GB
79th
422
76th
0.82
98th
39+
86th
$56
87th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $190
Samples 24k
59
99th
41
86th
108
83 - 125
80th
2TB
98th
425
78th
0.09
91st
39+
86th
$190
32nd
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 55k
58
99th
97.9
67 - 115
76th
120GB
22nd
441
81st
0.13
93rd
77
58th
16
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $238
Samples 134k
58
99th
15.7
56th
233
159 - 277
94th
250GB
53rd
1429
94th
0.27
95th
36+
89th
$238
23rd
17
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $79
Samples 2k
58
99th
68.8
93rd
262
168 - 333
96th
512GB
87th
1453
94th
0.01
70th
27+
95th
$79
71st
18
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Samples 233k
57
98th
22.4
68th
103
70 - 128
78th
250GB
53rd
395
69th
0.9
99th
39
87th
$50
89th
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $70
Samples 327k
57
98th
76.6
96th
270
179 - 321
96th
500GB
79th
2072
98th
1.38
99th
36+
89th
$70
76th
20
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $46
Samples 26k
57
98th
51
88th
216
143 - 271
93rd
256GB
67th
952
90th
0.13
92nd
29+
94th
$46
92nd
21
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 10k
57
98th
333
197 - 486
99th
1TB
94th
3061
100th
0.07
88th
22+
96th
22
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $74
Samples 63k
57
98th
50.7
88th
186
106 - 249
90th
500GB
79th
873
89th
0.34
97th
30+
93rd
$74
74th
23
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $70
Samples 3.5k
56
98th
31.2
77th
110
77 - 133
80th
500GB
79th
422
76th
0.33
97th
3+
99th
$70
76th
24
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 33k
56
98th
89.9
59 - 111
70th
240GB
50th
395
69th
0.09
90th
73
64th
25
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 757k
56
98th
12.8
48th
103
73 - 124
78th
250GB
53rd
432
79th
1.31
99th
77
58th
$105
58th
26
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $110
Samples 436k
56
98th
38.8
85th
114
84 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
443
82nd
1.43
99th
39+
86th
$110
55th
27
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $441
Samples 2.8k
56
98th
71.9
95th
356
196 - 483
99th
2TB
98th
3017
99th
0.03
77th
22+
96th
$441
7th
28
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $189
Samples 60k
56
98th
14.2
53rd
104
71 - 125
78th
512GB
87th
402
71st
0.09
91st
82
49th
$189
33rd
29
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 18k
55
97th
92.8
63 - 113
73rd
250GB
53rd
410
73rd
0.03
85th
76
60th
30
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 4.2k
55
97th
373
229 - 490
99th
2TB
98th
3024
99th
0.06
88th
21+
97th
31
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $120
Samples 3.6k
55
97th
37.7
83rd
118
84 - 138
83rd
1TB
94th
449
82nd
0.26
95th
3+
99th
$120
52nd
32
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $190
Samples 106k
55
97th
25.3
72nd
112
83 - 133
81st
1TB
94th
435
80th
0.19
94th
77
58th
$190
32nd
33
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $125
Samples 50k
55
97th
9.32
34th
79.3
54 - 94
54th
275GB
68th
378
64th
0.09
91st
59
74th
$125
50th
34
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $160
Samples 56k
55
97th
42.4
86th
273
158 - 349
96th
512GB
87th
1412
94th
0.12
93rd
55+
77th
$160
38th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $91
Samples 224k
55
97th
26.9
73rd
194
139 - 233
91st
250GB
53rd
1241
93rd
0.27
96th
53+
79th
$91
65th
36
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $250
Samples 295
55
97th
86.4
98th
275
170 - 363
97th
2TB
99th
1581
95th
0.01
70th
20+
97th
$250
21st
37
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB
Samples 1.4k
55
97th
105
72 - 129
79th
250GB
53rd
410
73rd
0.16
93rd
3
99th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2k
54
96th
89.2
64 - 109
69th
240GB
50th
385
65th
0.01
70th
96
5th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 45k
54
96th
86
60 - 106
65th
480GB
75th
399
70th
0.08
90th
80
54th
40
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $59
Samples 12k
54
96th
29.2
75th
90.5
60 - 108
71st
500GB
79th
398
70th
0.01
70th
76
60th
$59
85th
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $129
Samples 52k
54
96th
10.2
37th
93.9
66 - 116
74th
256GB
67th
375
63rd
0.09
89th
103
4th
$129
49th
42
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $205
Samples 110k
54
96th
7.92
27th
103
68 - 124
78th
256GB
67th
411
73rd
0.18
94th
82
49th
$205
27th
43
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $138
Samples 30k
54
96th
8.66
30th
85.5
58 - 104
64th
250GB
53rd
345
56th
0.07
90th
76
60th
$138
46th
44
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $44
Samples 90k
54
96th
12.4
47th
90.2
59 - 108
70th
120GB
22nd
398
70th
0.17
93rd
94
6th
$44
93rd
45
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.3k
54
96th
81.3
62 - 96
58th
120GB
22nd
359
59th
0.01
81st
81
52nd
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $95
Samples 42k
54
96th
10.8
40th
82.8
58 - 103
60th
240GB
50th
372
62nd
0.08
89th
80
54th
$95
63rd
47
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 26k
54
96th
75.2
54 - 89
48th
240GB
50th
256
40th
0.04
85th
98
5th
48
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 29k
54
96th
88.9
63 - 112
68th
128GB
37th
331
53rd
0.06
88th
103
4th
49
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $390
Samples 20k
54
96th
14
52nd
104
69 - 125
79th
1TB
96th
423
77th
0.02
77th
82
49th
$390
10th
50
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 7.9k
54
96th
64.3
44 - 79
30th
120GB
22nd
138
19th
0.1
91st
83
46th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $196Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Intel Core i5-11600K $255Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $217Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $96SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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