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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]

1,016 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(52.5)
Value(25.1)
Avg. bench(89.5)
Capacity(341)
Write(400)
Mkt. share(0.06)
Age months(58)
Price(150)
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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 Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $76
Samples 14k
90
100th
71.7
97th
264
172 - 335
97th
512GB
89th
1606
96th
0.55
98th
13+
97th
$76
72nd
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $199
Samples 38k
88
100th
72.4
98th
332
253 - 380
99th
1TB
95th
2226
99th
1.28
99th
11+
98th
$199
27th
3
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $110
Samples 21k
87
100th
78.6
99th
231
148 - 279
95th
1TB
95th
1333
95th
0.5
97th
15+
96th
$110
53rd
4
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $78
Samples 237k
85
100th
28.1
78th
107
77 - 129
82nd
500GB
81st
416
76th
2.79
100th
23+
90th
$78
71st
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $150
Samples 14k
85
100th
84.5
99th
308
207 - 384
98th
1TB
98th
1838
97th
0.44
97th
13+
97th
$150
38th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $70
Samples 26k
84
99th
41.8
90th
247
178 - 289
96th
250GB
55th
1961
98th
0.64
98th
11+
98th
$70
75th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 27k
82
99th
24.4
75th
103
75 - 124
81st
250GB
55th
407
73rd
0.35
96th
24
89th
$45
92nd
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $110
Samples 71k
81
99th
58.8
95th
291
212 - 339
98th
500GB
81st
2152
99th
1.98
100th
11+
98th
$110
53rd
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $71
Samples 85k
79
99th
39.6
90th
237
175 - 283
96th
250GB
55th
1425
96th
0.64
98th
20+
93rd
$71
74th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $64
Samples 81k
78
99th
32.5
83rd
108
74 - 125
82nd
500GB
81st
424
78th
1.06
99th
24+
90th
$64
80th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $107
Samples 39k
78
99th
37.5
88th
108
76 - 125
82nd
1TB
95th
417
76th
0.55
98th
24+
89th
$107
55th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $170
Samples 46k
77
99th
4.89
12th
97.7
64 - 115
79th
120GB
23rd
439
81st
0.22
94th
61
60th
$170
32nd
13
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $67
Samples 16k
74
99th
56.5
95th
192
129 - 230
92nd
500GB
81st
871
91st
0.46
97th
14+
97th
$67
77th
14
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $264
Samples 41k
73
99th
11.2
43rd
104
75 - 125
81st
512GB
89th
416
76th
0.2
94th
66
51st
$264
17th
15
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
Samples 113k
72
99th
20.8
70th
103
73 - 129
80th
250GB
55th
389
68th
1.27
99th
23
90th
$55
86th
16
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $209
Samples 7k
71
98th
37.7
89th
107
84 - 123
82nd
2TB
99th
420
78th
0.05
81st
24+
90th
$209
25th
17
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 9.6k
71
98th
221
150 - 275
94th
256GB
69th
927
92nd
0.28
95th
13+
97th
18
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $53
Samples 546k
70
98th
22
72nd
106
79 - 125
81st
250GB
55th
440
81st
2.35
100th
61
60th
$53
87th
19
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 25k
70
98th
88.4
61 - 111
71st
240GB
52nd
402
72nd
0.14
91st
57
67th
20
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $118
Samples 156k
70
98th
23.2
74th
203
142 - 236
94th
250GB
55th
1299
95th
0.57
98th
37+
82nd
$118
50th
21
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $285
Samples 72k
69
98th
18.6
64th
112
77 - 135
83rd
1TB
95th
430
80th
0.32
95th
61
60th
$285
15th
22
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $370
Samples 250
68
98th
92.6
100th
402
236 - 479
100th
2TB
99th
3140
100th
0.03
77th
6+
100th
$370
9th
23
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $88
Samples 142k
68
98th
65.5
96th
274
205 - 325
97th
500GB
81st
2113
99th
1.77
99th
20+
93rd
$88
67th
24
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $260
Samples 1.8k
68
98th
66
96th
370
203 - 472
99th
1TB
95th
3194
100th
0.08
88th
6+
100th
$260
17th
25
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 14k
67
98th
93.9
69 - 110
77th
250GB
55th
411
74th
0.07
85th
60
62nd
26
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $113
Samples 35k
67
98th
10.1
38th
79.5
55 - 94
57th
275GB
70th
380
65th
0.2
94th
43
77th
$113
52nd
27
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $212
Samples 42k
67
98th
35.6
87th
282
172 - 358
98th
512GB
89th
1509
96th
0.19
93rd
39+
80th
$212
24th
28
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $424
Samples 456
67
98th
81.6
99th
392
237 - 468
100th
2TB
99th
3146
100th
0.03
77th
6+
100th
$424
6th
29
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $455
Samples 14k
66
97th
12.7
49th
106
77 - 127
81st
1TB
98th
429
80th
0.04
80th
66
51st
$455
5th
30
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $65
Samples 34k
65
97th
25.5
76th
87.5
63 - 109
70th
480GB
78th
403
72nd
0.16
92nd
64
56th
$65
79th
31
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $96
Samples 7.8k
65
97th
11.8
46th
91.5
60 - 112
75th
240GB
52nd
411
74th
0.02
73rd
67
48th
$96
61st
32
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $200
Samples 63k
65
97th
4.05
8th
91.2
59 - 108
74th
120GB
23rd
415
75th
0.32
96th
78
6th
$200
27th
33
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $310
Samples 57k
65
97th
8.28
30th
85.8
62 - 100
67th
525GB
89th
398
71st
0.25
95th
43
77th
$310
12th
34
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $134
Samples 149k
65
97th
33.9
85th
116
87 - 134
85th
1TB
95th
448
83rd
1.96
100th
23+
90th
$134
45th
35
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $160
Samples 42k
65
97th
52.5
93rd
337
232 - 398
99th
512GB
89th
1962
98th
0.54
97th
20+
94th
$160
35th
36
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $210
Samples 6.5k
64
96th
11.3
43rd
90.7
64 - 109
73rd
500GB
81st
400
71st
0.03
77th
60
62nd
$210
24th
37
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $210
Samples 41k
64
96th
6.89
22nd
91.3
63 - 115
74th
256GB
69th
363
61st
0.2
94th
87
4th
$210
24th
38
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 24k
64
96th
90.2
64 - 110
73rd
128GB
38th
328
54th
0.12
91st
87
4th
39
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 33k
64
96th
83.1
60 - 97
63rd
256GB
69th
320
53rd
0.17
93rd
67
48th
40
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.8k
63
96th
89.3
61 - 110
72nd
240GB
52nd
388
68th
0.01
66th
80
6th
41
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $99
Samples 22k
63
96th
11.4
44th
87.4
59 - 104
70th
250GB
55th
350
58th
0.13
91st
60
62nd
$99
60th
42
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $60
Samples 32k
63
96th
15.2
57th
82.5
59 - 103
61st
240GB
52nd
373
63rd
0.14
92nd
64
56th
$60
82nd
43
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $40
Samples 18k
63
96th
25.2
76th
96.3
60 - 121
78th
256GB
69th
403
72nd
0.17
93rd
40
78th
$40
93rd
44
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $160
Samples 63k
63
96th
78.6
99th
306
230 - 358
98th
1TB
95th
2105
99th
1.29
99th
20+
93rd
$160
35th
45
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 7.4k
62
95th
86.8
65 - 102
69th
240GB
52nd
397
71st
0.03
77th
65
54th
46
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1.1k
62
95th
85.2
53 - 110
66th
240GB
52nd
372
63rd
0.01
66th
61
60th
47
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 10k
62
95th
75.6
55 - 92
50th
128GB
38th
246
40th
0.07
85th
84
5th
48
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 891
62
95th
90.4
67 - 108
73rd
240GB
52nd
444
82nd
0
47th
58
65th
49
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 1k
62
95th
87
66 - 102
69th
120GB
23rd
405
73rd
0
47th
65
54th
50
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 10k
62
95th
81.4
59 - 100
60th
256GB
69th
343
57th
0.06
81st
84
5th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $205Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $375Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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