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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]

976 SSDs
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User rating(52)
Value(131)
Avg. bench(82.1)
Capacity(310)
Write(350)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(47)
Price(193)
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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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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
Samples 344k
126
100th
142
77th
105
75 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
56th
440
83rd
4.07
100th
48
63rd
$63
83rd
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Samples 263k
105
100th
199
87th
114
86 ↔ 133
86th
500GB
83rd
446
84th
3.18
100th
48
63rd
$90
66th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $194
Samples 49k
96
100th
62.1
33rd
104
72 ↔ 126
84th
256GB
71st
414
78th
0.53
97th
53
53rd
$194
32nd
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $65
Samples 13k
78
100th
245
94th
110
79 ↔ 126
86th
500GB
83rd
433
82nd
0.88
98th
11+
93rd
$65
82nd
5
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $89
Samples 28k
77
100th
58.7
31st
96.9
60 ↔ 116
82nd
120GB
24th
436
82nd
0.5
96th
48
63rd
$89
68th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $43
Samples 7.9k
76
99th
189
86th
104
70 ↔ 123
84th
250GB
56th
417
78th
0.43
97th
11
93rd
$43
94th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $200
Samples 26k
72
99th
102
59th
104
72 ↔ 126
84th
512GB
91st
414
78th
0.32
95th
53
53rd
$200
30th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $139
Samples 6.7k
71
99th
235
93rd
111
86 ↔ 126
86th
1TB
97th
422
80th
0.34
95th
11+
93rd
$139
48th
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $140
Samples 14k
69
99th
64.8
35th
89.4
62 ↔ 111
77th
240GB
54th
398
73rd
0.16
91st
44
69th
$140
47th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $489
Samples 9.2k
68
99th
87.7
50th
104
75 ↔ 125
84th
1TB
99th
417
78th
0.12
83rd
53
53rd
$489
5th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $215
Samples 43k
67
99th
175
83rd
115
83 ↔ 134
87th
1TB
97th
436
82nd
0.63
97th
48
63rd
$215
27th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $288
Samples 643
67
99th
225
92nd
109
81 ↔ 125
85th
2TB
99th
417
78th
0.06
74th
10+
93rd
$288
19th
13
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $72
Samples 52k
67
99th
223
91st
108
77 ↔ 129
85th
500GB
83rd
421
79th
3.91
100th
10+
94th
$72
78th
14
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $108
Samples 96k
67
99th
179
84th
198
134 ↔ 238
95th
250GB
56th
1277
97th
1.26
99th
24+
85th
$108
59th
15
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 9.4k
66
98th
95.6
70 ↔ 113
82nd
250GB
56th
417
78th
0.1
88th
47
64th
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $165
Samples 28k
66
98th
318
97th
282
165 ↔ 353
99th
512GB
91st
1494
98th
0.62
96th
26+
83rd
$165
38th
17
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $98
Samples 20k
66
98th
84.3
47th
80.4
55 ↔ 94
63rd
275GB
73rd
383
68th
0.38
96th
30
80th
$98
62nd
18
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $53
Samples 30k
65
98th
162
81st
105
74 ↔ 128
85th
250GB
56th
400
74th
2.2
99th
10
94th
$53
89th
19
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $89
Samples 20k
65
98th
148
78th
86.3
62 ↔ 108
72nd
480GB
80th
392
71st
0.32
92nd
51
58th
$89
68th
20
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 4.3k
64
98th
75.3
41st
89.9
60 ↔ 108
77th
500GB
83rd
397
73rd
0.07
80th
47
64th
$240
24th
21
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 46k
64
98th
34.6
12th
91
62 ↔ 107
78th
120GB
24th
412
77th
0.43
97th
65
6th
$165
38th
22
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 23k
64
98th
81.7
57 ↔ 97
66th
256GB
71st
314
54th
0.21
95th
54
50th
23
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $125
Samples 33k
64
98th
122
68th
85.8
59 ↔ 99
72nd
525GB
92nd
401
75th
0.52
97th
30
80th
$125
53rd
24
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $78
Samples 33k
64
98th
267
95th
231
162 ↔ 271
97th
250GB
56th
1370
97th
2.81
100th
7+
97th
$78
74th
25
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $124
Samples 4.8k
64
98th
74.1
40th
93.5
59 ↔ 115
81st
240GB
54th
413
77th
0.06
79th
54
50th
$124
53rd
26
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $131
Samples 19k
64
98th
60.8
32nd
79.8
57 ↔ 100
62nd
240GB
54th
348
60th
0.26
95th
51
58th
$131
51st
27
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $289
Samples 23k
63
97th
41.3
16th
93.7
62 ↔ 117
81st
256GB
71st
376
66th
0.34
95th
74
4th
$289
18th
28
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 14k
63
97th
30.5
9th
88.2
60 ↔ 111
75th
128GB
40th
324
56th
0.11
92nd
74
4th
$200
29th
29
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.2k
63
97th
59.9
31st
86.8
57 ↔ 110
73rd
240GB
54th
390
71st
0.02
70th
67
6th
$149
44th
30
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $180
Samples 7.6k
63
97th
37.1
13th
99.1
71 ↔ 119
83rd
128GB
40th
398
73rd
0.11
83rd
53
53rd
$180
34th
31
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $178
Samples 15k
63
97th
53.8
26th
86.4
54 ↔ 104
73rd
250GB
56th
350
61st
0.18
92nd
47
64th
$178
35th
32
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 907
62
97th
82
54 ↔ 103
67th
240GB
54th
404
75th
0
39th
48
63rd
33
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 862
62
97th
84.6
66 ↔ 101
70th
120GB
24th
408
76th
0.03
88th
52
56th
34
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $170
Samples 14k
62
97th
47.4
20th
75.9
55 ↔ 90
55th
240GB
54th
258
45th
0.17
92nd
69
5th
$170
37th
35
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $182
Samples 3.6k
62
97th
22.6
4th
63.8
48 ↔ 78
36th
120GB
24th
134
20th
0.36
95th
54
50th
$182
34th
36
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $118
Samples 38k
62
97th
386
98th
271
194 ↔ 320
98th
500GB
83rd
2022
100th
4.11
100th
7+
97th
$118
55th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
83
64 ↔ 97
68th
120GB
24th
357
62nd
0.01
58th
52
56th
38
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB $70
Samples 407
62
97th
87.8
50th
72.2
52 ↔ 88
50th
240GB
54th
233
40th
0
39th
89
1st
$70
79th
39
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $250
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
74.4
41st
94.4
62 ↔ 114
81st
480GB
80th
420
79th
0.01
74th
54
50th
$250
23rd
40
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $72
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
100
58th
80.4
56 ↔ 99
63rd
256GB
71st
283
49th
0.03
70th
52
56th
$72
78th
41
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.1k
61
96th
87
61 ↔ 103
73rd
240GB
54th
399
74th
0.06
79th
52
56th
42
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
90.7
62 ↔ 113
78th
240GB
54th
447
84th
0.02
58th
61
7th
43
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.3k
61
96th
91.4
67 ↔ 108
79th
256GB
71st
388
70th
0.07
79th
80
3rd
44
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 623
61
96th
88
65 ↔ 106
75th
240GB
54th
462
87th
0.01
58th
45
68th
45
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.4k
61
96th
83.8
66 ↔ 96
69th
240GB
54th
274
47th
0.06
73rd
58
27th
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 6.4k
61
96th
80.6
54 ↔ 101
64th
256GB
71st
339
59th
0.09
85th
71
5th
47
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $196
Samples 8.6k
61
96th
119
66th
89.9
66 ↔ 104
77th
750GB
92nd
414
78th
0.02
87th
30
80th
$196
31st
48
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $75
Samples 5.9k
61
96th
55.2
27th
76.5
55 ↔ 92
57th
128GB
40th
245
43rd
0.09
88th
71
5th
$75
76th
49
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $101
Samples 8.4k
61
96th
41
16th
74.5
57 ↔ 90
54th
120GB
24th
153
24th
0.09
88th
82
2nd
$101
60th
50
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 944
60
95th
88.5
66 ↔ 106
76th
256GB
71st
401
75th
0.01
58th
75
4th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $210Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $249Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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