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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]

1,058 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.8)
Value(32.3)
Avg. bench(93.7)
Capacity(384)
Write(434)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(74)
Price(161)
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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 $150
Samples 257k
65
100th
86.1
98th
319
236 - 377
98th
1TB
94th
2124
99th
2.13
100th
30+
94th
$150
42nd
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $78
Samples 299k
64
100th
74.7
96th
286
211 - 333
97th
500GB
79th
2129
99th
1.65
100th
30+
94th
$78
72nd
3
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $68
Samples 69k
62
100th
72.6
95th
246
165 - 313
95th
512GB
87th
1526
94th
0.38
97th
32+
94th
$68
79th
4
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $82
Samples 679k
62
100th
26.7
73rd
106
76 - 129
79th
500GB
79th
404
72nd
1.77
100th
42+
87th
$82
70th
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $120
Samples 73k
61
100th
89.9
99th
277
177 - 359
97th
1TB
96th
1640
95th
0.46
97th
32+
94th
$120
52nd
6
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $290
Samples 34k
61
100th
31.6
79th
114
80 - 134
82nd
2TB
98th
444
82nd
0.11
92nd
41+
87th
$290
18th
7
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $126
Samples 133k
61
100th
67.9
94th
221
135 - 295
93rd
1TB
94th
1328
93rd
0.72
98th
33+
93rd
$126
49th
8
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $250
Samples 2k
61
100th
92.5
99th
299
202 - 396
98th
2TB
98th
1804
96th
0.02
78th
29+
95th
$250
21st
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $65
Samples 76k
61
100th
43.5
87th
244
173 - 287
95th
250GB
53rd
1921
97th
0.34
97th
29+
95th
$65
81st
10
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 63k
60
99th
23.8
70th
101
70 - 122
77th
250GB
53rd
396
69th
0.24
95th
43
86th
$45
92nd
11
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $133
Samples 3.6k
60
99th
85.2
98th
283
162 - 377
97th
1TB
96th
1721
95th
0.02
78th
29+
95th
$133
47th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $58
Samples 190k
59
99th
34.9
82nd
107
77 - 125
79th
500GB
79th
424
77th
0.78
98th
42+
86th
$58
86th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $190
Samples 27k
59
99th
40.4
85th
106
78 - 125
79th
2TB
98th
411
74th
0.09
91st
42+
86th
$190
32nd
14
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $100
Samples 148k
59
99th
39.2
85th
107
78 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
421
76th
0.62
98th
43+
86th
$100
59th
15
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $75
Samples 2.2k
58
99th
71.5
95th
260
168 - 337
96th
512GB
87th
1441
94th
0.01
73rd
29+
95th
$75
74th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $177
Samples 59k
58
99th
4.66
11th
95.8
64 - 114
75th
120GB
22nd
430
79th
0.09
91st
79
58th
$177
35th
17
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB
Samples 130k
58
99th
234
154 - 280
94th
250GB
53rd
1404
94th
0.3
96th
38+
90th
18
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $85
Samples 253k
58
99th
15.1
55th
104
76 - 128
79th
250GB
53rd
391
67th
0.73
98th
42
87th
$85
69th
19
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $180
Samples 12k
57
98th
79.4
97th
338
194 - 488
99th
1TB
94th
3052
100th
0.09
90th
24+
96th
$180
34th
20
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $78
Samples 342k
57
98th
70.6
95th
270
189 - 323
96th
500GB
79th
2092
98th
1.32
99th
38+
90th
$78
72nd
21
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $56
Samples 67k
57
98th
62.4
92nd
186
105 - 252
90th
500GB
79th
876
90th
0.34
96th
33+
93rd
$56
87th
22
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 27k
57
98th
51.2
88th
214
136 - 271
93rd
256GB
67th
963
90th
0.14
93rd
32+
94th
$45
93rd
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $350
Samples 3.4k
56
98th
84.7
98th
353
183 - 485
99th
2TB
98th
3043
100th
0.03
83rd
24+
96th
$350
12th
24
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $95
Samples 7.4k
56
98th
24.9
72nd
110
78 - 134
81st
500GB
79th
425
77th
0.36
97th
6+
99th
$95
63rd
25
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $65
Samples 3.2k
56
98th
18.6
63rd
104
72 - 129
79th
250GB
53rd
407
72nd
0.16
94th
6
99th
$65
80th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $300
Samples 57k
56
98th
10.1
37th
104
76 - 123
79th
512GB
87th
408
73rd
0.09
91st
84
49th
$300
16th
27
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 37k
56
98th
88.4
53 - 111
68th
240GB
50th
396
69th
0.06
89th
75
64th
28
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 817k
56
98th
12.8
48th
102
68 - 123
78th
250GB
53rd
431
79th
1.16
99th
79
58th
$105
58th
29
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 20k
55
97th
95
68 - 111
75th
250GB
53rd
415
74th
0.03
83rd
78
60th
30
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $250
Samples 326
55
97th
86.4
98th
274
170 - 363
97th
2TB
99th
1583
95th
0
57th
22+
97th
$250
21st
31
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $142
Samples 9k
55
97th
33
80th
117
86 - 138
83rd
1TB
94th
449
82nd
0.32
96th
6+
99th
$142
44th
32
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $400
Samples 3.9k
55
97th
74.7
96th
344
185 - 487
99th
2TB
98th
2995
99th
0.04
85th
24+
97th
$400
9th
33
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $210
Samples 126k
55
97th
23.2
69th
111
80 - 131
81st
1TB
94th
433
80th
0.19
94th
79
58th
$210
27th
34
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $125
Samples 61k
55
97th
9.21
34th
78.4
54 - 93
53rd
275GB
68th
377
63rd
0.09
91st
61
74th
$125
50th
35
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $203
Samples 65k
55
97th
35.3
82nd
271
170 - 352
96th
512GB
87th
1421
94th
0.11
92nd
57+
77th
$203
28th
36
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $88
Samples 216k
55
97th
27.8
74th
196
142 - 233
92nd
250GB
53rd
1242
93rd
0.3
96th
56+
79th
$88
68th
37
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $137
Samples 453k
55
97th
32.7
80th
113
84 - 135
82nd
1TB
94th
436
80th
1.43
99th
42+
86th
$137
47th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.2k
54
96th
89.8
64 - 109
70th
240GB
50th
389
67th
0
57th
98
5th
39
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $59
Samples 12k
54
96th
29.4
77th
90.9
62 - 108
71st
500GB
79th
398
70th
0.02
78th
78
60th
$59
86th
40
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 54k
54
96th
87.4
64 - 107
67th
480GB
75th
395
68th
0.08
89th
82
54th
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $209
Samples 66k
54
96th
7.06
23rd
93.3
64 - 115
74th
256GB
67th
367
61st
0.09
91st
105
4th
$209
27th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $95
Samples 9.6k
54
96th
12.1
46th
92.4
67 - 113
73rd
240GB
50th
410
73rd
0.01
73rd
85
46th
$95
64th
43
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $205
Samples 122k
54
96th
7.82
26th
102
70 - 123
78th
256GB
67th
401
70th
0.17
94th
84
49th
$205
27th
44
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $139
Samples 36k
54
96th
8.73
32nd
86.3
59 - 103
65th
250GB
53rd
349
57th
0.05
86th
78
60th
$139
46th
45
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $40
Samples 100k
54
96th
13.5
51st
90.3
64 - 107
70th
120GB
22nd
401
70th
0.14
93rd
96
6th
$40
95th
46
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.3k
54
96th
82.4
62 - 96
59th
120GB
22nd
361
59th
0.01
73rd
83
52nd
47
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $100
Samples 16k
54
96th
7.6
26th
97.1
67 - 118
76th
128GB
36th
395
68th
0.02
78th
84
49th
$100
59th
48
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 32k
54
96th
90
63 - 110
70th
128GB
36th
338
54th
0.05
85th
105
4th
49
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 32k
54
96th
75.3
53 - 90
48th
240GB
50th
258
40th
0.05
86th
100
5th
50
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $85
Samples 45k
54
96th
11.5
42nd
81.1
60 - 99
57th
240GB
50th
359
59th
0.08
90th
82
54th
$85
69th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $320Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $177
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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