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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(31.3)
Avg. bench(93.7)
Capacity(384)
Write(435)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(73)
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... 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 $157
Samples 255k
65
100th
85.4
99th
328
250 - 380
98th
1TB
94th
2184
99th
2.09
100th
29+
94th
$157
39th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $85
Samples 287k
64
100th
70.5
94th
287
216 - 336
97th
500GB
79th
2145
99th
1.67
100th
28+
94th
$85
69th
3
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $75
Samples 605k
62
100th
28.7
75th
106
76 - 130
79th
500GB
79th
415
74th
1.8
100th
40+
87th
$75
73rd
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 64k
62
100th
73.9
95th
242
148 - 305
95th
512GB
87th
1531
94th
0.36
97th
31+
94th
$65
80th
5
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $320
Samples 1.8k
61
100th
78.2
97th
304
205 - 398
98th
2TB
98th
1812
96th
0.01
72nd
28+
95th
$320
14th
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $115
Samples 119k
61
100th
74.5
95th
226
139 - 310
93rd
1TB
94th
1343
93rd
0.71
98th
32+
93rd
$115
53rd
7
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $130
Samples 66k
61
100th
86
99th
281
174 - 372
97th
1TB
96th
1626
95th
0.39
97th
30+
94th
$130
48th
8
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $279
Samples 27k
61
100th
32.5
79th
114
87 - 134
82nd
2TB
98th
447
82nd
0.11
92nd
40+
87th
$279
19th
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $65
Samples 74k
61
100th
42.8
86th
240
149 - 288
95th
250GB
53rd
1826
96th
0.36
97th
28+
95th
$65
80th
10
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $133
Samples 3.2k
60
99th
85.3
99th
284
169 - 375
97th
1TB
96th
1710
95th
0.02
78th
28+
95th
$133
47th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 60k
60
99th
24
70th
102
73 - 124
78th
250GB
53rd
392
68th
0.24
95th
42
86th
$45
92nd
12
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $59
Samples 171k
59
99th
34.4
80th
107
78 - 125
79th
500GB
79th
422
76th
0.75
98th
41+
86th
$59
85th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $96
Samples 126k
59
99th
41
85th
109
84 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
431
79th
0.59
98th
41+
86th
$96
61st
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $195
Samples 26k
59
99th
39.4
85th
106
78 - 124
79th
2TB
98th
419
75th
0.09
91st
41+
86th
$195
31st
15
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $93
Samples 2.1k
58
99th
60.9
91st
260
164 - 335
96th
512GB
87th
1438
94th
0.01
72nd
28+
95th
$93
63rd
16
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $99
Samples 134k
58
99th
29.6
76th
227
147 - 275
94th
250GB
53rd
1387
94th
0.3
96th
37+
89th
$99
60th
17
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 58k
58
99th
94.2
62 - 114
74th
120GB
22nd
431
79th
0.1
91st
78
58th
18
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $85
Samples 348k
57
98th
66.3
93rd
270
187 - 320
96th
500GB
79th
2087
98th
1.28
99th
37+
89th
$85
69th
19
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $190
Samples 10k
57
98th
76.2
96th
337
186 - 488
99th
1TB
94th
3065
100th
0.09
91st
23+
96th
$190
32nd
20
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $73
Samples 69k
57
98th
51.1
89th
186
103 - 252
90th
500GB
79th
862
89th
0.35
97th
31+
93rd
$73
74th
21
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $58
Samples 253k
57
98th
19.5
64th
101
71 - 128
77th
250GB
53rd
374
63rd
0.79
99th
40
87th
$58
85th
22
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 28k
57
98th
50.7
89th
212
132 - 272
93rd
256GB
67th
941
90th
0.14
93rd
30+
94th
$45
92nd
23
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 36k
56
98th
88.5
57 - 110
68th
240GB
50th
397
69th
0.06
85th
74
64th
24
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 3k
56
98th
358
185 - 486
99th
2TB
98th
3047
99th
0.02
78th
23+
96th
25
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $60
Samples 5.8k
56
98th
35.2
81st
110
77 - 134
81st
500GB
79th
427
78th
0.39
97th
4+
99th
$60
83rd
26
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
Samples 2.4k
56
98th
24.7
71st
105
73 - 129
79th
250GB
53rd
407
72nd
0.18
94th
4
99th
$45
92nd
27
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $300
Samples 41k
56
98th
10
36th
103
73 - 123
78th
512GB
87th
409
72nd
0.1
91st
83
49th
$300
15th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 19k
55
97th
94.3
66 - 111
74th
250GB
53rd
412
73rd
0.03
82nd
77
59th
29
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $146
Samples 67k
55
97th
44.8
87th
269
168 - 347
96th
512GB
87th
1398
94th
0.1
91st
56+
77th
$146
43rd
30
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $290
Samples 315
55
97th
77.2
96th
274
170 - 362
97th
2TB
99th
1583
95th
0
55th
21+
97th
$290
17th
31
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $66
Samples 212k
55
97th
34.8
81st
196
135 - 234
92nd
250GB
53rd
1245
93rd
0.26
96th
54+
78th
$66
79th
32
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $115
Samples 447k
55
97th
37.6
83rd
114
83 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
441
82nd
1.4
99th
41+
86th
$115
53rd
33
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $125
Samples 59k
55
97th
9.24
34th
78.7
55 - 93
54th
275GB
68th
378
63rd
0.12
92nd
60
74th
$125
49th
34
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 3.2k
55
97th
77.4
96th
356
198 - 489
99th
2TB
98th
3030
99th
0.08
91st
23+
97th
$400
9th
35
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $110
Samples 5.9k
55
97th
40
85th
117
85 - 138
83rd
1TB
94th
445
82nd
0.31
96th
4+
99th
$110
55th
36
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 798k
55
97th
12.8
48th
103
75 - 124
78th
250GB
53rd
432
79th
1.15
99th
78
58th
$105
57th
37
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $210
Samples 120k
55
97th
23.1
69th
110
77 - 133
81st
1TB
94th
432
79th
0.18
94th
78
58th
$210
27th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.1k
54
96th
89.5
63 - 109
70th
240GB
50th
386
66th
0
72nd
97
5th
39
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 8.4k
54
96th
64.4
49 - 76
31st
120GB
22nd
131
17th
0.08
91st
84
46th
40
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 53k
54
96th
82.4
62 - 98
59th
256GB
67th
318
51st
0.05
88th
84
46th
41
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $149
Samples 253k
54
96th
81.7
98th
301
227 - 359
98th
1TB
94th
2120
99th
1.48
100th
37+
90th
$149
42nd
42
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $265
Samples 88k
54
96th
9.2
33rd
84.7
61 - 98
63rd
525GB
88th
399
70th
0.13
92nd
60
74th
$265
20th
43
Compare Crucial BX500 240GB $39
Samples 105k
54
96th
14.4
54th
56.8
31 - 94
23rd
240GB
50th
383
65th
0.72
98th
33+
92nd
$39
96th
44
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $40
Samples 34k
54
96th
24.7
71st
94.6
63 - 121
75th
256GB
67th
390
67th
0.11
92nd
57
75th
$40
94th
45
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $124
Samples 81k
54
96th
61.3
92nd
325
226 - 395
98th
512GB
87th
1926
97th
0.25
95th
37+
90th
$124
50th
46
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $269
Samples 32k
54
96th
57.3
91st
324
226 - 409
98th
1TB
96th
1947
97th
0.14
93rd
37+
90th
$269
20th
47
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $410
Samples 19k
54
96th
13.5
51st
105
78 - 124
79th
1TB
96th
423
77th
0.04
85th
83
49th
$410
8th
48
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.3k
54
96th
81.8
62 - 96
58th
120GB
22nd
360
59th
0
55th
82
52nd
49
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 28k
54
96th
76.2
56 - 90
50th
240GB
50th
260
41st
0.05
85th
99
5th
50
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $59
Samples 11k
54
96th
29.3
76th
90.7
61 - 108
71st
500GB
79th
399
70th
0.02
78th
77
59th
$59
85th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $259Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $300Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $92SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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