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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]

1,040 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.6)
Value(29.4)
Avg. bench(91.5)
Capacity(370)
Write(417)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(66)
Price(157)
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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 120k
98
100th
83.5
98th
325
222 - 374
99th
1TB
94th
2160
99th
1.78
100th
21+
96th
$160
36th
2
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $101
Samples 72k
95
100th
87.8
99th
243
151 - 315
95th
1TB
94th
1425
94th
1.01
99th
24+
94th
$101
56th
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 43k
92
100th
75.7
97th
248
163 - 316
96th
512GB
88th
1509
95th
0.46
97th
23+
95th
$65
78th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $130
Samples 39k
87
100th
87.2
99th
285
184 - 370
97th
1TB
97th
1672
96th
0.57
98th
23+
95th
$130
47th
5
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $65
Samples 414k
87
100th
32.4
81st
108
78 - 129
81st
500GB
80th
421
76th
2.56
100th
33+
88th
$65
78th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $89
Samples 190k
87
100th
68.7
95th
290
217 - 336
98th
500GB
80th
2154
99th
1.9
100th
21+
96th
$89
65th
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $69
Samples 54k
87
100th
41.8
89th
245
165 - 286
96th
250GB
53rd
1955
97th
0.5
97th
20+
96th
$69
76th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Samples 46k
83
99th
23.2
71st
100
67 - 122
78th
250GB
53rd
397
70th
0.35
96th
34
87th
$46
91st
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $110
Samples 84k
80
99th
36.8
86th
108
77 - 125
81st
1TB
94th
424
77th
0.62
98th
34+
88th
$110
53rd
10
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $60
Samples 134k
79
99th
34.2
83rd
107
74 - 124
80th
500GB
80th
421
76th
0.92
98th
33+
88th
$60
82nd
11
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $163
Samples 118k
79
99th
20.9
67th
233
156 - 275
94th
250GB
53rd
1387
94th
0.43
97th
29+
91st
$163
35th
12
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $57
Samples 47k
77
99th
64
93rd
194
115 - 252
92nd
500GB
80th
896
91st
0.48
97th
24+
95th
$57
86th
13
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 55k
77
99th
95.9
67 - 113
77th
120GB
22nd
426
78th
0.14
93rd
70
59th
14
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 18k
75
99th
52.3
91st
218
138 - 282
94th
256GB
68th
945
91st
0.2
94th
23+
95th
$45
91st
15
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
Samples 170k
74
99th
22.8
70th
103
74 - 127
79th
250GB
53rd
396
70th
1.1
99th
33
88th
$49
90th
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $210
Samples 15k
73
98th
38.1
87th
108
83 - 124
81st
2TB
99th
424
77th
0.1
91st
33+
88th
$210
26th
17
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $290
Samples 51k
73
98th
10.4
37th
104
69 - 125
80th
512GB
88th
411
74th
0.14
93rd
75
50th
$290
16th
18
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $200
Samples 6.8k
72
98th
75.8
97th
349
200 - 480
99th
1TB
94th
3088
100th
0.11
92nd
15+
98th
$200
27th
19
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 646k
72
98th
13
49th
104
74 - 124
80th
250GB
53rd
434
80th
1.81
100th
70
59th
$105
55th
20
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $115
Samples 187k
71
98th
23.1
71st
198
137 - 232
93rd
250GB
53rd
1250
93rd
0.43
97th
47+
80th
$115
51st
21
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $79
Samples 234k
71
98th
71.1
96th
274
204 - 321
97th
500GB
80th
2118
99th
1.57
99th
29+
91st
$79
69th
22
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $150
Samples 30k
69
98th
8.28
29th
89.5
59 - 112
70th
240GB
51st
386
66th
0.08
90th
66
65th
$150
39th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $390
Samples 1.6k
69
98th
80.2
97th
362
202 - 477
99th
2TB
99th
2996
100th
0.02
79th
15+
98th
$390
8th
24
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $207
Samples 44k
68
98th
6.33
20th
78.6
56 - 93
54th
275GB
69th
381
65th
0.15
93rd
52
75th
$207
26th
25
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $300
Samples 1.8k
68
98th
97.8
100th
363
195 - 474
99th
2TB
99th
2932
100th
0.05
84th
15+
98th
$300
14th
26
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $209
Samples 47k
67
98th
35.2
84th
276
176 - 345
97th
512GB
88th
1447
95th
0.14
93rd
48+
78th
$209
26th
27
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $110
Samples 311k
67
98th
38.8
88th
114
88 - 134
83rd
1TB
94th
442
82nd
1.75
99th
33+
88th
$110
53rd
28
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $220
Samples 106k
67
98th
22.8
70th
113
84 - 132
82nd
1TB
94th
435
80th
0.23
95th
70
59th
$220
24th
29
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 17k
66
97th
94
64 - 112
75th
250GB
53rd
409
73rd
0.06
87th
69
61st
30
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $280
Samples 69k
66
97th
9.04
33rd
86.8
65 - 99
68th
525GB
88th
402
71st
0.18
94th
52
75th
$280
17th
31
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 78k
66
97th
4.02
9th
90.5
57 - 108
72nd
120GB
22nd
407
73rd
0.22
95th
87
6th
$200
28th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $499
Samples 17k
65
97th
11.8
44th
106
72 - 126
80th
1TB
97th
423
76th
0.04
83rd
75
50th
$499
5th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $238
Samples 44k
65
97th
9.57
35th
86.9
60 - 107
68th
480GB
76th
396
70th
0.1
91st
73
55th
$238
22nd
34
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 40k
64
97th
81.5
58 - 97
59th
256GB
68th
316
51st
0.1
92nd
76
47th
35
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $145
Samples 65k
64
97th
53.9
92nd
322
170 - 390
99th
512GB
88th
1908
97th
0.34
96th
29+
92nd
$145
43rd
36
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $159
Samples 51k
64
97th
8.66
31st
93.2
62 - 116
75th
256GB
68th
372
62nd
0.14
93rd
96
4th
$159
37th
37
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 30k
64
97th
87.5
61 - 110
69th
128GB
37th
323
53rd
0.07
88th
96
4th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $95
Samples 7.3k
64
97th
11.7
43rd
89.9
63 - 112
71st
240GB
51st
405
72nd
0.02
75th
76
47th
$95
61st
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $60
Samples 44k
64
97th
15.2
56th
82.8
57 - 104
61st
240GB
51st
370
62nd
0.12
92nd
73
55th
$60
82nd
40
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $65
Samples 9.3k
64
97th
27.5
76th
91.6
64 - 108
73rd
500GB
80th
403
71st
0.03
79th
69
61st
$65
78th
41
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2k
63
96th
88.8
58 - 110
70th
240GB
51st
389
68th
0.01
70th
89
5th
42
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $149
Samples 143k
63
96th
83.6
98th
309
235 - 360
98th
1TB
94th
2147
99th
1.6
99th
29+
91st
$149
41st
43
Compare Crucial BX500 240GB $32
Samples 61k
63
96th
17
59th
58.3
32 - 98
25th
240GB
51st
401
71st
0.77
98th
25+
94th
$32
97th
44
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $38
Samples 26k
63
96th
25
73rd
92.1
56 - 122
74th
256GB
68th
381
65th
0.16
94th
49
77th
$38
95th
45
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $135
Samples 11k
63
96th
6.11
18th
97.8
68 - 117
78th
128GB
37th
392
69th
0.04
83rd
75
50th
$135
46th
46
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 22k
63
96th
74.2
53 - 90
47th
240GB
51st
259
41st
0.08
88th
91
5th
47
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $137
Samples 27k
63
96th
8.69
31st
85.3
56 - 102
65th
250GB
53rd
347
56th
0.09
90th
69
61st
$137
45th
48
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.2k
62
95th
89.5
59 - 112
70th
240GB
51st
370
62nd
0
70th
70
59th
49
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 8.7k
62
95th
86.9
66 - 101
68th
240GB
51st
400
71st
0.02
75th
74
53rd
50
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 10k
62
95th
76
52 - 92
50th
128GB
37th
250
39th
0.04
83rd
93
5th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $185Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $142Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $548SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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