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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]

1,071 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.9)
Value(42.3)
Avg. bench(96.8)
Capacity(398)
Write(460)
Mkt. share(0.04)
Age months(91)
Price(147)
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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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Compare Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $106
Samples 138k
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138
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395
273 - 479
99th
1TB
93rd
2882
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1.8
100th
28+
97th
$106
56th
2
Compare Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $180
Samples 51k
67
100th
171
99th
432
267 - 547
99th
2TB
98th
2927
98th
0.88
99th
23+
98th
$180
31st
3
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $50
Samples 406k
65
100th
106
96th
289
202 - 345
97th
500GB
79th
2147
98th
1
99th
48+
93rd
$50
87th
4
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $89
Samples 443k
65
100th
133
98th
332
232 - 410
98th
1TB
93rd
2148
98th
1.87
100th
48+
93rd
$89
66th
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $43
Samples 74k
62
100th
101
95th
242
147 - 311
94th
512GB
86th
1494
93rd
0.19
96th
50+
92nd
$43
92nd
6
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $158
Samples 2.5k
62
100th
131
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300
194 - 379
97th
2TB
98th
1794
95th
0.01
76th
47+
94th
$158
38th
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $260
Samples 44k
61
99th
33.8
77th
113
89 - 133
81st
2TB
98th
440
81st
0.08
91st
59+
86th
$260
17th
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $59
Samples 89k
61
99th
48.2
86th
251
165 - 308
95th
250GB
53rd
1912
96th
0.19
95th
47+
94th
$59
83rd
9
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $74
Samples 171k
61
99th
97.3
95th
212
130 - 295
92nd
1TB
93rd
1270
92nd
0.34
97th
51+
92nd
$74
73rd
10
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $65
Samples 85k
61
99th
143
99th
279
175 - 372
97th
1TB
96th
1652
94th
0.22
96th
50+
93rd
$65
79th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $62
Samples 202k
60
99th
55.7
88th
106
75 - 125
79th
1TB
93rd
420
76th
0.58
99th
61+
85th
$62
81st
12
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $160
Samples 5.1k
60
99th
74.2
92nd
284
170 - 380
97th
1TB
96th
1700
95th
0.02
76th
47+
93rd
$160
37th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $30
Samples 77k
60
99th
31.9
76th
101
73 - 123
77th
250GB
53rd
394
68th
0.19
95th
61
85th
$30
97th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $131
Samples 44k
59
99th
54.3
88th
108
83 - 125
79th
2TB
98th
420
76th
0.1
94th
60+
85th
$131
48th
15
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $80
Samples 2.2k
59
99th
66.6
90th
255
155 - 339
95th
512GB
86th
1469
93rd
0
76th
47+
93rd
$80
69th
16
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $75
Samples 762k
59
99th
28.4
72nd
105
74 - 129
78th
500GB
79th
401
70th
1.17
100th
60+
86th
$75
72nd
17
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $43
Samples 237k
59
99th
43.5
83rd
106
78 - 125
79th
500GB
79th
425
77th
0.59
98th
60+
85th
$43
92nd
18
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 69k
58
98th
96
64 - 115
75th
120GB
21st
431
78th
0.07
86th
97
57th
19
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB
Samples 78k
58
98th
179
103 - 242
88th
500GB
79th
835
88th
0.13
94th
51+
92nd
20
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $105
Samples 154k
58
98th
29.3
73rd
235
160 - 280
94th
250GB
53rd
1408
93rd
0.17
96th
56+
88th
$105
56th
21
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $170
Samples 87k
58
98th
141
99th
341
240 - 435
98th
2TB
98th
2122
98th
0.84
99th
44+
95th
$170
34th
22
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $60
Samples 296k
57
98th
19.6
62nd
104
75 - 128
78th
250GB
53rd
381
64th
0.52
98th
60
86th
$60
83rd
23
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $50
Samples 381k
57
98th
99.7
95th
273
199 - 340
96th
500GB
79th
2063
98th
0.73
99th
56+
88th
$50
87th
24
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $68
Samples 34k
57
98th
37.5
80th
213
139 - 271
92nd
256GB
67th
957
89th
0.08
93rd
50+
92nd
$68
78th
25
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $200
Samples 15k
57
98th
73.7
92nd
339
215 - 491
98th
1TB
93rd
3054
99th
0.04
87th
42+
95th
$200
25th
26
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $60
Samples 29k
57
98th
33.4
77th
105
76 - 132
78th
500GB
79th
410
73rd
0.43
97th
24+
98th
$60
82nd
27
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $90
Samples 48k
57
98th
44.6
83rd
113
78 - 137
81st
1TB
93rd
437
80th
0.49
98th
24+
98th
$90
64th
28
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 951k
56
97th
12.9
48th
103
72 - 124
78th
250GB
53rd
434
79th
0.82
99th
97
57th
$105
57th
29
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $90
Samples 39k
56
97th
12.1
45th
89.3
59 - 111
68th
240GB
49th
393
67th
0.02
89th
93
64th
$90
64th
30
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $252
Samples 68k
56
97th
11.2
41st
102
71 - 124
77th
512GB
86th
408
72nd
0.1
93rd
102
48th
$252
18th
31
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $150
Samples 602k
56
97th
30.2
74th
112
81 - 133
81st
1TB
93rd
433
79th
0.82
99th
60+
85th
$150
41st
32
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $120
Samples 495
56
97th
148
99th
271
175 - 359
96th
2TB
99th
1606
94th
0
76th
40+
96th
$120
50th
33
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $200
Samples 5k
56
97th
132
98th
360
194 - 496
99th
2TB
98th
2997
99th
0.02
84th
42+
95th
$200
26th
34
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $40
Samples 10k
56
97th
26.4
70th
103
70 - 130
77th
250GB
53rd
393
67th
0.17
92nd
24
98th
$40
93rd
35
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 26k
55
97th
94.8
69 - 113
74th
250GB
53rd
411
73rd
0.04
76th
96
59th
36
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $144
Samples 154k
55
97th
30.7
74th
110
80 - 133
80th
1TB
93rd
432
79th
0.1
90th
97
57th
$144
44th
37
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $180
Samples 62k
55
97th
11.7
43rd
86.2
59 - 108
64th
480GB
75th
392
67th
0.05
89th
100
53rd
$180
31st
38
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $220
Samples 63k
55
97th
32.6
76th
266
159 - 353
96th
512GB
86th
1359
92nd
0.06
91st
75+
76th
$220
22nd
39
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $59
Samples 240k
55
97th
38.3
80th
199
142 - 236
91st
250GB
53rd
1260
92nd
0.18
96th
74+
78th
$59
84th
40
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $150
Samples 67k
55
97th
8.13
28th
79.4
53 - 95
54th
275GB
68th
380
64th
0.07
81st
79
73rd
$150
41st
41
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $259
Samples 38k
55
97th
59.6
89th
327
215 - 425
98th
1TB
96th
1969
97th
0.12
91st
56+
89th
$259
17th
42
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $210
Samples 8.2k
55
97th
126
97th
359
207 - 500
98th
2TB
98th
3039
99th
0.02
86th
42+
95th
$210
23rd
43
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 4.7k
54
96th
83.8
63 - 98
60th
120GB
21st
361
59th
0.01
76th
101
51st
44
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 3k
54
96th
90.1
65 - 109
69th
240GB
49th
393
67th
0
76th
116
5th
45
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 55k
54
96th
82.8
65 - 97
59th
256GB
67th
318
51st
0.06
86th
103
46th
46
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $180
Samples 18k
54
96th
4.97
11th
98.7
71 - 119
76th
128GB
36th
397
69th
0.03
81st
102
48th
$180
31st
47
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $47
Samples 34k
54
96th
12.4
46th
89.5
62 - 110
69th
128GB
36th
336
53rd
0.04
76th
123
4th
$47
89th
48
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $49
Samples 13k
54
96th
34
77th
91.6
67 - 108
71st
500GB
79th
403
71st
0
76th
96
59th
$49
88th
49
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $199
Samples 73k
54
96th
7.46
25th
95
68 - 116
74th
256GB
67th
367
60th
0.05
87th
123
4th
$199
27th
50
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $45
Samples 53k
54
96th
18.8
60th
82.2
58 - 101
58th
240GB
49th
367
60th
0.03
87th
100
53rd
$45
90th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $320Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $460Crucial MX500 250GB $30
Intel Core i3-12100F $98Nvidia RTX 3070 $570Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12600K $233Nvidia RTX 3050 $298Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $50SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $49SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $417SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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