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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]

959 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(51.9)
Value(126)
Avg. bench(80.1)
Capacity(306)
Write(340)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(46)
Price(192)
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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 $100
Samples 308k
127
100th
100
61st
104
71 ↔ 123
85th
250GB
57th
435
84th
4.84
100th
46
64th
$100
64th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Samples 239k
103
100th
170
85th
113
79 ↔ 134
87th
500GB
84th
435
84th
4.03
100th
46
64th
$110
59th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $180
Samples 51k
96
100th
65.7
37th
104
72 ↔ 125
85th
256GB
72nd
419
80th
0.63
98th
51
54th
$180
36th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $94
Samples 21k
77
100th
55.9
29th
96.8
67 ↔ 115
83rd
120GB
24th
425
81st
0.42
97th
46
64th
$94
68th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $85
Samples 9k
76
100th
200
92nd
110
83 ↔ 126
86th
500GB
84th
433
83rd
0.73
98th
9+
95th
$85
75th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $55
Samples 5.3k
75
99th
159
83rd
106
74 ↔ 124
86th
250GB
57th
418
80th
0.47
97th
10
94th
$55
91st
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $276
Samples 25k
72
99th
80.8
48th
105
78 ↔ 126
86th
512GB
91st
406
76th
0.23
94th
51
54th
$276
21st
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $158
Samples 3.7k
69
99th
212
94th
110
82 ↔ 126
87th
1TB
97th
423
81st
0.26
95th
9+
94th
$158
44th
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $91
Samples 15k
69
99th
87.6
53rd
87.9
60 ↔ 111
77th
240GB
54th
388
72nd
0.21
93rd
42
71st
$91
69th
10
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $100
Samples 88k
68
99th
189
90th
196
138 ↔ 232
96th
250GB
57th
1277
97th
1.65
99th
22+
87th
$100
64th
11
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $330
Samples 45k
68
99th
121
70th
114
82 ↔ 135
88th
1TB
97th
433
83rd
0.69
98th
46
64th
$350
13th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $468
Samples 9.1k
68
99th
91.9
56th
106
75 ↔ 124
86th
1TB
99th
423
81st
0.11
90th
51
54th
$468
6th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $350
Samples 349
67
99th
182
89th
102
70 ↔ 122
84th
2TB
99th
407
77th
0.04
76th
9+
95th
$350
13th
14
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.5k
66
99th
94.4
63 ↔ 112
82nd
250GB
57th
413
79th
0.19
93rd
45
66th
15
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $200
Samples 25k
66
99th
280
96th
286
184 ↔ 347
99th
512GB
91st
1535
98th
0.44
96th
24+
85th
$200
32nd
16
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $101
Samples 19k
66
99th
82.5
49th
80.4
56 ↔ 95
65th
275GB
73rd
378
68th
0.41
96th
28
81st
$101
64th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $90
Samples 19k
65
98th
148
81st
87.6
61 ↔ 108
76th
480GB
81st
396
74th
0.23
94th
49
59th
$90
70th
18
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 18k
64
98th
82.1
58 ↔ 98
69th
256GB
72nd
317
56th
0.33
95th
52
51st
19
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $119
Samples 26k
64
98th
129
75th
88
65 ↔ 100
77th
525GB
92nd
408
77th
0.57
97th
28
81st
$119
57th
20
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.8k
64
98th
76.5
46th
91.3
63 ↔ 109
80th
500GB
84th
404
76th
0.07
81st
45
66th
$240
26th
21
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $126
Samples 5k
64
98th
71
41st
90.7
58 ↔ 115
80th
240GB
54th
406
76th
0.06
81st
52
51st
$126
55th
22
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 34k
64
98th
34.9
13th
91.9
64 ↔ 108
81st
120GB
24th
413
79th
0.53
97th
63
6th
$165
40th
23
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.2k
63
98th
58.2
31st
84.3
57 ↔ 106
72nd
240GB
54th
388
72nd
0.01
67th
65
6th
$149
47th
24
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $80
Samples 24k
63
98th
206
93rd
108
73 ↔ 129
86th
500GB
84th
416
79th
2.7
100th
8+
95th
$80
78th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $278
Samples 25k
63
98th
42.3
18th
93.2
59 ↔ 117
82nd
256GB
72nd
361
64th
0.36
96th
72
4th
$278
21st
26
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $280
Samples 6.6k
63
98th
26.8
6th
99.8
64 ↔ 119
84th
128GB
40th
400
75th
0.11
88th
51
54th
$280
20th
27
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
Samples 17k
63
98th
91
55th
82.6
61 ↔ 102
69th
240GB
54th
365
65th
0.3
95th
49
59th
$80
78th
28
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $74
Samples 1.5k
63
98th
99.1
60th
80.5
60 ↔ 98
66th
256GB
72nd
289
51st
0.04
76th
50
57th
$74
81st
29
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $200
Samples 13k
63
98th
30.5
8th
88.1
60 ↔ 108
77th
128GB
40th
320
56th
0.24
92nd
72
4th
$200
32nd
30
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 856
62
97th
81.9
55 ↔ 103
68th
240GB
54th
411
78th
0.01
56th
46
64th
31
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 397
62
97th
71.4
51 ↔ 88
51st
240GB
54th
231
40th
0
34th
87
1st
32
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Samples 21k
62
97th
170
85th
105
75 ↔ 128
86th
250GB
57th
405
76th
2.03
99th
8
95th
$50
92nd
33
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $88
Samples 18k
62
97th
242
95th
229
160 ↔ 271
97th
250GB
57th
1349
98th
2.04
99th
5+
98th
$88
73rd
34
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $184
Samples 11k
62
97th
43.8
19th
74.2
53 ↔ 89
55th
240GB
54th
253
45th
0.18
91st
67
5th
$184
35th
35
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $230
Samples 3.2k
62
97th
78.5
47th
93.6
65 ↔ 113
82nd
480GB
81st
426
82nd
0.05
77th
52
51st
$230
27th
36
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 773
62
97th
84.2
65 ↔ 101
71st
120GB
24th
410
78th
0.01
67th
50
57th
37
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $160
Samples 12k
62
97th
58.2
31st
86.1
59 ↔ 104
74th
250GB
57th
344
61st
0.19
90th
45
66th
$160
43rd
38
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 1.8k
62
97th
81.2
62 ↔ 96
67th
120GB
24th
359
64th
0.03
76th
50
57th
39
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 991
61
96th
90.6
63 ↔ 113
80th
240GB
54th
453
86th
0.01
73rd
59
7th
40
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5k
61
96th
85.4
58 ↔ 101
73rd
240GB
54th
400
75th
0.05
77th
50
57th
41
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 5.7k
61
96th
80.4
54 ↔ 101
65th
256GB
72nd
335
59th
0.07
86th
69
5th
42
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $119
Samples 7.8k
61
96th
35.5
13th
73
54 ↔ 87
54th
120GB
24th
152
25th
0.09
86th
80
2nd
$119
57th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $95
Samples 5.5k
61
96th
45.9
20th
75.9
52 ↔ 93
58th
128GB
40th
239
43rd
0.09
84th
69
5th
$95
68th
44
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.4k
61
96th
90.4
59 ↔ 108
79th
256GB
72nd
388
72nd
0.07
77th
78
3rd
45
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 603
61
96th
87.5
63 ↔ 106
76th
240GB
54th
462
87th
0.01
56th
43
69th
46
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.6k
61
96th
83.5
65 ↔ 95
71st
240GB
54th
273
49th
0.06
81st
56
28th
47
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 2.7k
61
96th
59.8
43 ↔ 70
32nd
120GB
24th
124
18th
0.42
97th
52
51st
48
Compare Seagate 600 240GB
Samples 1.5k
60
95th
79.8
53 ↔ 100
64th
240GB
54th
373
67th
0.02
56th
65
6th
49
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $170
Samples 7.1k
60
95th
131
75th
88.9
62 ↔ 105
78th
750GB
92nd
406
76th
0.1
88th
28
81st
$170
39th
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB $215
Samples 8.4k
60
95th
28
7th
85.5
56 ↔ 105
73rd
128GB
40th
344
61st
0.1
84th
78
3rd
$215
29th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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