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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]

1,016 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.5)
Value(24.4)
Avg. bench(89.3)
Capacity(341)
Write(399)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(59)
Price(161)
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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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Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $80
Samples 18k
90
100th
68.1
97th
260
170 - 326
96th
512GB
89th
1625
97th
0.48
97th
15+
97th
$80
71st
2
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $113
Samples 25k
89
100th
79.3
99th
238
162 - 281
96th
1TB
95th
1360
95th
0.61
98th
16+
96th
$113
52nd
3
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $210
Samples 45k
89
100th
68.5
98th
327
224 - 378
99th
1TB
95th
2145
99th
1.22
99th
13+
98th
$210
25th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $150
Samples 15k
86
100th
82.6
99th
300
180 - 377
98th
1TB
98th
1737
97th
0.41
97th
14+
97th
$150
39th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Samples 30k
84
100th
22.3
74th
102
70 - 123
80th
250GB
54th
401
72nd
0.41
97th
26
89th
$50
90th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $75
Samples 27k
84
100th
39.8
90th
248
178 - 286
96th
250GB
54th
1962
98th
0.63
98th
12+
98th
$75
73rd
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $106
Samples 82k
83
99th
61.4
95th
295
223 - 338
98th
500GB
81st
2182
99th
1.9
100th
12+
98th
$106
56th
8
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $73
Samples 244k
81
99th
28.8
80th
104
74 - 128
81st
500GB
81st
414
75th
2.79
100th
24+
90th
$73
75th
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $90
Samples 93k
80
99th
32.9
85th
235
156 - 282
95th
250GB
54th
1394
95th
0.66
98th
21+
93rd
$90
65th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $70
Samples 78k
78
99th
30.2
82nd
106
76 - 124
82nd
500GB
81st
422
78th
0.98
99th
25+
90th
$70
76th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $111
Samples 45k
78
99th
36.2
89th
107
81 - 124
82nd
1TB
95th
423
78th
0.57
98th
25+
89th
$111
53rd
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 48k
77
99th
96.1
63 - 116
78th
120GB
23rd
429
80th
0.21
94th
62
60th
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $70
Samples 18k
74
99th
54.8
94th
193
116 - 229
92nd
500GB
81st
877
91st
0.45
97th
15+
97th
$70
77th
14
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $295
Samples 43k
73
99th
10.2
39th
104
74 - 124
81st
512GB
89th
409
74th
0.18
94th
67
51st
$295
15th
15
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 10k
72
99th
218
145 - 272
94th
256GB
69th
924
92nd
0.26
95th
14+
97th
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $220
Samples 6.9k
71
98th
36.2
89th
106
82 - 124
82nd
2TB
99th
413
75th
0.07
86th
25+
90th
$220
24th
17
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $53
Samples 121k
71
98th
21.4
72nd
103
72 - 127
81st
250GB
54th
398
71st
1.35
99th
24
90th
$53
88th
18
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 21k
70
98th
87.6
60 - 109
70th
240GB
52nd
383
66th
0.13
92nd
58
67th
19
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $51
Samples 563k
70
98th
22
73rd
103
73 - 123
81st
250GB
54th
436
81st
2.34
100th
62
60th
$51
89th
20
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 165k
70
98th
22.8
75th
200
141 - 233
94th
250GB
54th
1288
95th
0.6
98th
38+
82nd
$118
51st
21
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $292
Samples 72k
69
98th
18.1
64th
111
80 - 132
83rd
1TB
95th
431
80th
0.31
96th
62
60th
$292
15th
22
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 626
69
98th
394
248 - 469
100th
2TB
99th
3160
100th
0.02
73rd
7+
100th
23
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $380
Samples 332
68
98th
90.6
100th
401
239 - 479
100th
2TB
99th
3128
100th
0.02
73rd
7+
100th
$380
9th
24
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $88
Samples 160k
68
98th
66.1
96th
276
205 - 322
97th
500GB
81st
2119
99th
1.78
100th
21+
93rd
$88
67th
25
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $256
Samples 2.5k
68
98th
66.7
97th
370
198 - 476
99th
1TB
95th
3217
100th
0.08
88th
7+
100th
$256
18th
26
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $144
Samples 41k
67
97th
8.42
32nd
80
55 - 94
58th
275GB
70th
383
66th
0.2
94th
44
77th
$144
42nd
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $185
Samples 42k
67
97th
38.8
90th
278
169 - 352
97th
512GB
89th
1492
96th
0.2
94th
40+
80th
$185
31st
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 14k
66
97th
92.5
64 - 111
75th
250GB
54th
408
74th
0.1
89th
61
62nd
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $455
Samples 13k
66
97th
12.8
51st
107
78 - 128
82nd
1TB
98th
429
80th
0.04
82nd
67
51st
$455
5th
30
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $244
Samples 59k
65
97th
9.92
38th
86
65 - 99
67th
525GB
89th
395
70th
0.22
95th
44
77th
$244
20th
31
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $96
Samples 8k
65
97th
11.9
47th
91.8
59 - 114
75th
240GB
52nd
410
74th
0.02
78th
68
48th
$96
61st
32
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 69k
65
97th
4.02
8th
90.7
64 - 108
73rd
120GB
23rd
411
74th
0.3
96th
79
6th
$200
27th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $85
Samples 38k
65
97th
20.5
71st
85.9
59 - 107
67th
480GB
78th
398
71st
0.14
92nd
65
56th
$85
68th
34
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 42k
64
97th
7.04
23rd
93.2
66 - 116
76th
256GB
69th
371
63rd
0.16
92nd
88
4th
$210
25th
35
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $210
Samples 6.7k
64
97th
11.3
44th
90.8
63 - 108
74th
500GB
81st
402
72nd
0.04
81st
61
62nd
$210
25th
36
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 23k
64
97th
88.5
61 - 110
71st
128GB
38th
331
55th
0.12
91st
88
4th
37
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 34k
64
97th
81.3
58 - 97
60th
256GB
69th
317
52nd
0.16
93rd
68
48th
38
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $45
Samples 18k
64
97th
23
75th
95.9
60 - 121
78th
256GB
69th
396
70th
0.17
93rd
41
78th
$45
92nd
39
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $135
Samples 139k
64
97th
33.1
86th
113
81 - 133
84th
1TB
95th
444
83rd
1.68
99th
25+
90th
$135
45th
40
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $149
Samples 48k
64
97th
54.5
94th
332
225 - 391
99th
512GB
89th
1961
98th
0.52
98th
21+
94th
$149
40th
41
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.8k
63
96th
89.1
62 - 109
72nd
240GB
52nd
390
68th
0.01
64th
81
6th
42
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 20k
63
96th
8.85
33rd
86.9
59 - 105
69th
250GB
54th
348
58th
0.1
89th
61
62nd
$137
45th
43
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $170
Samples 68k
63
96th
74.7
98th
304
213 - 359
98th
1TB
95th
2125
99th
1.26
99th
21+
93rd
$170
33rd
44
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $74
Samples 31k
63
96th
12.9
51st
81.8
57 - 102
61st
240GB
52nd
369
63rd
0.16
93rd
65
56th
$74
74th
45
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.1k
62
96th
86
56 - 111
68th
240GB
52nd
371
63rd
0
46th
62
60th
46
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 7.5k
62
96th
86.6
65 - 101
68th
240GB
52nd
397
71st
0.03
78th
66
54th
47
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 9.4k
62
96th
75.9
55 - 91
51st
128GB
38th
246
40th
0.05
85th
85
5th
48
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 892
62
96th
90.3
66 - 108
73rd
240GB
52nd
440
82nd
0
46th
59
65th
49
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 1k
62
96th
87.2
66 - 102
70th
120GB
23rd
404
73rd
0
46th
66
54th
50
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $190
Samples 12k
62
96th
4.78
12th
98.9
68 - 119
79th
128GB
38th
399
71st
0.04
81st
67
51st
$190
30th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $82SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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