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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]

991 SSDs
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User rating(52)
Value(152)
Avg. bench(84.4)
Capacity(318)
Write(365)
Mkt. share(0.07)
Age months(48)
Price(184)
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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, by up to around 40 MBps.. 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 850 Evo 250GB $78
Samples 404k
127
100th
122
63rd
105
73 ↔ 124
83rd
250GB
56th
439
82nd
3.75
100th
50
62nd
$78
73rd
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Samples 290k
105
100th
196
84th
112
75 ↔ 133
85th
500GB
82nd
436
81st
3.06
100th
50
62nd
$90
65th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $174
Samples 58k
94
100th
67.7
35th
105
73 ↔ 128
83rd
256GB
71st
414
76th
0.49
97th
55
52nd
$174
34th
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $68
Samples 24k
81
100th
231
89th
107
74 ↔ 125
84th
500GB
82nd
423
79th
1.31
99th
13+
92nd
$68
79th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 10k
79
100th
169
80th
105
74 ↔ 123
83rd
250GB
56th
414
76th
0.57
98th
13
92nd
$50
91st
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $130
Samples 26k
76
99th
44.1
17th
96.9
60 ↔ 115
81st
120GB
24th
433
81st
0.3
96th
50
62nd
$130
49th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $239
Samples 28k
73
99th
89.7
48th
105
75 ↔ 124
83rd
512GB
91st
413
76th
0.32
95th
55
52nd
$239
24th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $127
Samples 10k
73
99th
252
92nd
111
89 ↔ 125
85th
1TB
96th
423
79th
0.43
97th
13+
92nd
$127
50th
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $142
Samples 16k
69
99th
63.9
33rd
89.2
58 ↔ 112
75th
240GB
53rd
392
71st
0.2
92nd
46
68th
$142
44th
10
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $108
Samples 126k
69
99th
181
81st
199
138 ↔ 238
95th
250GB
56th
1295
96th
1.18
99th
26+
84th
$108
57th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $490
Samples 9.8k
68
99th
90.1
48th
107
78 ↔ 126
84th
1TB
98th
432
80th
0.06
76th
55
52nd
$490
6th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $285
Samples 1.2k
68
99th
226
89th
109
80 ↔ 123
84th
2TB
99th
422
78th
0.08
85th
12+
92nd
$285
18th
13
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $78
Samples 87k
68
99th
209
86th
107
77 ↔ 129
84th
500GB
82nd
418
78th
3.11
100th
12+
92nd
$78
73rd
14
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $78
Samples 51k
68
99th
271
93rd
234
168 ↔ 275
96th
250GB
56th
1378
97th
2.05
99th
9+
95th
$78
73rd
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $220
Samples 50k
67
98th
173
80th
115
81 ↔ 135
86th
1TB
96th
439
82nd
0.38
96th
50
62nd
$220
26th
16
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $91
Samples 21k
67
98th
89.7
48th
80.7
56 ↔ 95
62nd
275GB
72nd
389
69th
0.39
96th
32
79th
$91
64th
17
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 9k
66
98th
94.8
66 ↔ 112
80th
250GB
56th
414
76th
0.11
85th
49
64th
18
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $154
Samples 31k
66
98th
336
95th
283
191 ↔ 354
99th
512GB
91st
1524
98th
0.3
95th
28+
82nd
$154
39th
19
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $58
Samples 45k
66
98th
149
74th
103
73 ↔ 127
82nd
250GB
56th
380
66th
1.73
99th
12
92nd
$58
86th
20
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $120
Samples 35k
65
98th
126
65th
86.2
63 ↔ 99
70th
525GB
91st
399
73rd
0.43
97th
32
79th
$120
53rd
21
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $82
Samples 23k
65
98th
157
76th
86.1
60 ↔ 107
70th
480GB
79th
396
72nd
0.22
93rd
53
57th
$82
70th
22
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 4.7k
64
98th
77.2
41st
92.2
65 ↔ 109
78th
500GB
82nd
406
75th
0.05
72nd
49
64th
$240
24th
23
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $150
Samples 39k
64
98th
37.6
13th
91.9
68 ↔ 108
78th
120GB
24th
415
77th
0.57
98th
67
6th
$150
41st
24
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 22k
64
98th
83
62 ↔ 97
66th
256GB
71st
319
54th
0.23
93rd
56
50th
25
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $140
Samples 5.1k
64
98th
67.2
35th
92.8
63 ↔ 116
79th
240GB
53rd
417
77th
0.04
85th
56
50th
$140
45th
26
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $120
Samples 66k
64
98th
385
97th
273
208 ↔ 320
98th
500GB
82nd
2086
100th
2.96
100th
9+
95th
$120
53rd
27
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 17k
63
97th
30.4
8th
88
61 ↔ 111
73rd
128GB
39th
334
57th
0.16
91st
76
4th
$200
28th
28
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $120
Samples 32k
63
97th
78.4
42nd
91.9
61 ↔ 116
78th
256GB
71st
357
61st
0.27
97th
76
4th
$120
54th
29
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $123
Samples 1.3k
63
97th
71.6
38th
89.8
58 ↔ 112
75th
240GB
53rd
390
69th
0.03
66th
69
6th
$123
52nd
30
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $175
Samples 8k
63
97th
37.2
13th
97.4
62 ↔ 118
81st
128GB
39th
391
70th
0.09
86th
55
52nd
$175
33rd
31
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $135
Samples 18k
63
97th
61.9
32nd
83.2
62 ↔ 102
66th
240GB
53rd
368
63rd
0.22
92nd
53
57th
$135
47th
32
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $55
Samples 15k
63
97th
132
67th
86.9
59 ↔ 105
71st
250GB
56th
349
59th
0.18
90th
49
64th
$55
88th
33
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 986
62
97th
82.1
53 ↔ 104
65th
240GB
53rd
400
73rd
0.01
57th
50
62nd
34
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 6.5k
62
97th
74.3
48 ↔ 90
52nd
128GB
39th
244
42nd
0.08
86th
73
5th
35
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 651
62
97th
88.3
67 ↔ 106
73rd
240GB
53rd
459
85th
0.01
57th
47
67th
36
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 922
62
97th
85.1
65 ↔ 101
69th
120GB
24th
407
75th
0
57th
54
55th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
83
64 ↔ 98
66th
120GB
24th
358
61st
0.02
76th
54
55th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $300
Samples 3.4k
62
97th
65
34th
94.6
68 ↔ 113
80th
480GB
79th
415
77th
0.05
77th
56
50th
$300
15th
39
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $150
Samples 15k
62
97th
52.2
23rd
75.9
53 ↔ 91
54th
240GB
53rd
259
44th
0.16
91st
71
5th
$150
41st
40
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $190
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
21.1
3rd
61.5
48 ↔ 70
32nd
120GB
24th
125
17th
0.31
95th
56
50th
$190
31st
41
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB $70
Samples 435
62
97th
89.3
48th
73.4
54 ↔ 89
51st
240GB
53rd
235
39th
0
38th
91
1st
$70
76th
42
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $168
Samples 17k
62
97th
370
96th
332
216 ↔ 398
100th
512GB
91st
1921
99th
0.97
99th
9+
96th
$168
35th
43
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
91.1
64 ↔ 111
77th
240GB
53rd
441
83rd
0.01
57th
63
7th
44
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.6k
61
96th
87.6
65 ↔ 102
72nd
240GB
53rd
394
71st
0.06
80th
54
55th
45
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.9k
61
96th
90.5
64 ↔ 108
76th
256GB
71st
390
69th
0.02
66th
82
3rd
46
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.9k
61
96th
83.4
63 ↔ 95
67th
240GB
53rd
272
46th
0.03
72nd
60
27th
47
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 6.9k
61
96th
80.5
56 ↔ 99
62nd
256GB
71st
334
57th
0.08
93rd
73
5th
48
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB
Samples 2.7k
61
96th
84.9
63 ↔ 105
69th
120GB
24th
316
54th
0.04
72nd
46
68th
49
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $72
Samples 1.9k
61
96th
100
54th
80.1
55 ↔ 99
61st
256GB
71st
283
48th
0.01
66th
54
55th
$72
75th
50
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $91
Samples 9.1k
61
96th
43.7
17th
73.5
54 ↔ 88
51st
120GB
24th
152
23rd
0.09
77th
84
2nd
$91
64th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $336Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $149Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $259Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $750SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $126SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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