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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]

1,037 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.6)
Value(28.5)
Avg. bench(90.9)
Capacity(369)
Write(412)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(65)
Price(160)
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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 $170
Samples 109k
97
100th
79.7
98th
325
239 - 372
99th
1TB
94th
2164
99th
1.75
99th
20+
96th
$170
34th
2
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $105
Samples 71k
95
100th
87.3
99th
248
162 - 316
96th
1TB
94th
1434
95th
1.1
99th
23+
95th
$105
56th
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 35k
92
100th
77.3
97th
253
162 - 321
96th
512GB
88th
1537
95th
0.45
97th
22+
95th
$65
78th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $135
Samples 34k
88
100th
87.1
99th
293
182 - 377
98th
1TB
97th
1724
96th
0.52
97th
21+
96th
$135
45th
5
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $90
Samples 166k
87
100th
67
95th
285
192 - 331
98th
500GB
80th
2118
99th
1.82
100th
19+
96th
$90
63rd
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $60
Samples 53k
85
99th
46.8
89th
247
173 - 286
96th
250GB
54th
1937
97th
0.52
98th
19+
97th
$60
81st
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $67
Samples 409k
84
99th
31.5
80th
107
80 - 131
81st
500GB
80th
417
75th
2.56
100th
31+
88th
$67
77th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 46k
83
99th
24
72nd
102
72 - 122
79th
250GB
54th
399
71st
0.35
96th
33
88th
$45
91st
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $115
Samples 74k
80
99th
35.5
85th
108
78 - 124
81st
1TB
94th
420
76th
0.62
98th
32+
88th
$115
52nd
10
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $190
Samples 119k
79
99th
18.8
63rd
235
170 - 272
95th
250GB
54th
1420
94th
0.5
97th
28+
91st
$190
31st
11
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $60
Samples 128k
78
99th
34.1
83rd
107
78 - 125
81st
500GB
80th
427
78th
0.93
98th
32+
88th
$60
81st
12
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $59
Samples 43k
77
99th
62.9
94th
195
118 - 252
92nd
500GB
80th
895
91st
0.49
97th
22+
95th
$59
83rd
13
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 52k
77
99th
96
65 - 114
77th
120GB
22nd
433
80th
0.15
93rd
69
59th
14
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 17k
75
99th
53.2
92nd
222
150 - 273
94th
256GB
68th
958
92nd
0.21
95th
22+
96th
$45
91st
15
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $42
Samples 172k
74
99th
25.2
74th
102
75 - 127
79th
250GB
54th
388
67th
1.1
99th
32
88th
$42
93rd
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $213
Samples 13k
73
98th
37.3
87th
107
77 - 124
81st
2TB
99th
425
78th
0.1
90th
32+
88th
$213
25th
17
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
Samples 50k
73
98th
13.5
51st
104
73 - 124
80th
512GB
88th
407
73rd
0.13
93rd
74
50th
$204
27th
18
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $190
Samples 6.5k
71
98th
81.2
99th
360
204 - 480
99th
1TB
94th
3104
100th
0.11
91st
14+
98th
$190
31st
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $80
Samples 204k
71
98th
69.3
96th
270
196 - 315
97th
500GB
80th
2095
99th
1.56
99th
28+
91st
$80
68th
20
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 699k
71
98th
13
49th
104
74 - 123
80th
250GB
54th
435
80th
1.86
100th
69
59th
$105
56th
21
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $115
Samples 170k
70
98th
23.2
70th
199
142 - 230
93rd
250GB
54th
1280
94th
0.46
97th
46+
80th
$115
52nd
22
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 30k
69
98th
89.1
60 - 111
70th
240GB
51st
394
69th
0.11
91st
65
66th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 1.4k
69
98th
369
217 - 477
99th
2TB
99th
3015
100th
0.02
75th
14+
98th
24
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $170
Samples 43k
68
98th
7.41
25th
79.5
54 - 94
55th
275GB
69th
390
68th
0.15
93rd
51
75th
$170
34th
25
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 1.5k
68
98th
82.1
99th
378
236 - 476
100th
2TB
99th
3043
100th
0.03
80th
14+
99th
$400
7th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $235
Samples 92k
68
98th
21.6
68th
112
82 - 132
82nd
1TB
94th
433
80th
0.26
95th
69
59th
$235
22nd
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $220
Samples 47k
67
97th
34.4
84th
281
173 - 360
97th
512GB
88th
1458
95th
0.17
94th
47+
78th
$220
25th
28
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $122
Samples 250k
67
97th
35.9
86th
114
85 - 133
83rd
1TB
94th
446
83rd
1.76
100th
32+
88th
$122
49th
29
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 16k
66
97th
94.6
68 - 112
76th
250GB
54th
414
75th
0.07
87th
68
60th
30
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 81k
66
97th
4.04
8th
91.1
64 - 107
73rd
120GB
22nd
400
71st
0.22
95th
86
6th
$200
28th
31
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $300
Samples 62k
65
97th
8.54
31st
86.4
63 - 99
67th
525GB
88th
402
71st
0.2
94th
51
75th
$300
14th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $440
Samples 15k
65
97th
13.1
49th
107
78 - 127
81st
1TB
97th
430
79th
0.05
83rd
74
50th
$440
6th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $106
Samples 44k
65
97th
17.5
60th
87.1
64 - 106
68th
480GB
76th
405
72nd
0.12
92nd
72
55th
$106
55th
34
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 38k
64
97th
81.4
60 - 95
59th
256GB
68th
317
51st
0.13
93rd
75
47th
35
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $168
Samples 122k
64
97th
75.3
97th
304
241 - 353
99th
1TB
94th
2121
99th
1.38
99th
28+
92nd
$168
35th
36
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 62k
64
97th
49.5
90th
333
238 - 392
99th
512GB
88th
1989
98th
0.35
96th
28+
92nd
$170
34th
37
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB
Samples 39k
64
97th
83.6
62 - 102
63rd
240GB
51st
376
63rd
0.11
91st
72
55th
38
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $79
Samples 8.3k
64
97th
23.7
71st
91.4
65 - 108
73rd
500GB
80th
404
72nd
0.03
80th
68
60th
$79
70th
39
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 26k
64
97th
88.1
61 - 109
69th
128GB
37th
322
52nd
0.08
87th
95
4th
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $95
Samples 7.8k
64
97th
12.1
45th
92.4
68 - 112
74th
240GB
51st
414
75th
0.02
75th
75
47th
$95
61st
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 53k
64
97th
7.04
23rd
93.3
65 - 116
75th
256GB
68th
373
62nd
0.13
93rd
95
4th
$210
26th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2k
63
96th
89
62 - 110
70th
240GB
51st
390
68th
0.01
69th
88
5th
43
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $39
Samples 24k
63
96th
25.2
73rd
94.5
59 - 120
76th
256GB
68th
387
67th
0.17
94th
48
77th
$39
95th
44
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $140
Samples 13k
63
96th
6.01
18th
98.7
70 - 118
78th
128GB
37th
401
71st
0.04
82nd
74
50th
$140
44th
45
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $70
Samples 25k
63
96th
12.3
46th
74.9
52 - 90
48th
240GB
51st
260
42nd
0.07
87th
90
5th
$70
74th
46
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 27k
63
96th
8.84
32nd
86.8
62 - 103
68th
250GB
54th
347
56th
0.09
90th
68
60th
$137
45th
47
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.2k
62
95th
86.3
66 - 100
66th
240GB
51st
399
71st
0.02
75th
73
53rd
48
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.2k
62
95th
88.8
57 - 112
70th
240GB
51st
366
61st
0
50th
69
59th
49
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 11k
62
95th
80.7
56 - 101
57th
256GB
68th
342
56th
0.04
82nd
92
5th
50
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 4.2k
62
95th
64.4
51 - 78
32nd
120GB
22nd
131
17th
0.13
93rd
75
47th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $300Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $42
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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