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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]

1,059 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.8)
Value(37.3)
Avg. bench(93.7)
Capacity(388)
Write(433)
Mkt. share(0.04)
Age months(88)
Price(156)
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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 $96
Samples 443k
65
100th
125
99th
332
232 - 410
99th
1TB
94th
2148
99th
2.27
100th
44+
94th
$96
61st
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $57
Samples 406k
65
100th
95.9
97th
289
202 - 345
98th
500GB
79th
2147
99th
1.21
99th
44+
94th
$57
85th
3
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $180
Samples 2.5k
62
100th
119
99th
300
194 - 379
98th
2TB
98th
1794
96th
0
59th
43+
95th
$180
33rd
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $59
Samples 74k
62
100th
79.5
94th
242
147 - 311
95th
512GB
87th
1494
94th
0.22
95th
46+
93rd
$59
84th
5
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $80
Samples 85k
61
100th
123
99th
279
175 - 372
97th
1TB
96th
1652
95th
0.25
96th
46+
94th
$80
70th
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $94
Samples 171k
61
100th
81.4
95th
212
130 - 295
93rd
1TB
94th
1270
93rd
0.36
97th
47+
93rd
$94
63rd
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $260
Samples 44k
61
100th
33.8
80th
113
89 - 133
82nd
2TB
98th
440
82nd
0.08
91st
56+
87th
$260
17th
8
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $54
Samples 89k
61
100th
51.2
88th
251
165 - 308
96th
250GB
53rd
1912
97th
0.26
96th
43+
95th
$54
86th
9
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $76
Samples 202k
60
99th
47.8
88th
106
75 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
420
77th
0.61
98th
57+
86th
$76
73rd
10
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $38
Samples 77k
60
99th
27
73rd
101
73 - 123
77th
250GB
53rd
394
69th
0.19
94th
57
86th
$38
94th
11
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $125
Samples 5.1k
60
99th
89.3
96th
284
170 - 380
97th
1TB
96th
1700
95th
0.01
75th
44+
95th
$125
50th
12
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $75
Samples 762k
60
99th
28.4
75th
105
74 - 129
79th
500GB
79th
401
71st
1.29
100th
56+
87th
$75
74th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $45
Samples 237k
59
99th
42
85th
106
78 - 125
80th
500GB
79th
425
78th
0.67
98th
56+
86th
$45
91st
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $162
Samples 44k
59
99th
46.2
87th
108
83 - 125
80th
2TB
98th
420
77th
0.1
92nd
56+
86th
$162
37th
15
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $58
Samples 2.2k
59
99th
84.8
95th
255
155 - 339
96th
512GB
87th
1469
94th
0.01
59th
44+
94th
$58
84th
16
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $110
Samples 154k
58
98th
28.2
75th
235
160 - 280
94th
250GB
53rd
1408
94th
0.21
96th
53+
89th
$110
54th
17
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB
Samples 78k
58
98th
179
103 - 242
89th
500GB
79th
835
89th
0.2
95th
47+
93rd
18
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $48
Samples 381k
58
98th
103
98th
273
199 - 340
97th
500GB
79th
2063
98th
0.84
99th
53+
89th
$48
89th
19
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 69k
58
98th
96
64 - 115
75th
120GB
22nd
431
79th
0.09
92nd
94
58th
20
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 15k
57
98th
339
215 - 491
99th
1TB
94th
3054
100th
0.05
90th
39+
96th
21
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $65
Samples 296k
57
98th
18.5
61st
104
75 - 128
78th
250GB
53rd
381
65th
0.52
98th
56
86th
$65
80th
22
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 34k
57
98th
213
139 - 271
93rd
256GB
67th
957
90th
0.08
92nd
46+
94th
23
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $58
Samples 29k
57
98th
34.3
80th
105
76 - 132
79th
500GB
79th
410
74th
0.39
97th
20+
99th
$58
84th
24
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $105
Samples 38k
57
98th
39.7
83rd
113
77 - 136
82nd
1TB
94th
435
80th
0.46
97th
20+
99th
$105
56th
25
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 39k
56
98th
89.3
59 - 111
69th
240GB
50th
393
68th
0.05
90th
90
64th
26
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $230
Samples 495
56
98th
271
175 - 359
97th
2TB
99th
1606
95th
0
59th
37+
97th
27
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $121
Samples 602k
56
98th
35.5
81st
112
81 - 133
82nd
1TB
94th
433
80th
0.96
99th
56+
86th
$121
50th
28
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $49
Samples 10k
56
98th
22.8
68th
103
70 - 130
78th
250GB
53rd
393
68th
0.12
93rd
20
99th
$49
89th
29
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 5k
56
98th
360
194 - 496
99th
2TB
98th
2997
99th
0.02
82nd
38+
96th
30
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $280
Samples 68k
56
98th
10.4
38th
102
71 - 124
77th
512GB
87th
408
73rd
0.11
93rd
99
49th
$280
16th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
Samples 951k
56
98th
14.5
54th
103
72 - 124
78th
250GB
53rd
434
80th
1.01
99th
94
58th
$90
65th
32
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 26k
55
97th
94.8
69 - 113
75th
250GB
53rd
411
74th
0.03
82nd
93
59th
33
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $150
Samples 62k
55
97th
13.4
52nd
86.2
59 - 108
65th
480GB
75th
392
68th
0.04
87th
97
54th
$150
41st
34
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $150
Samples 67k
55
97th
8.13
29th
79.4
53 - 95
55th
275GB
68th
380
64th
0.08
92nd
76
74th
$150
41st
35
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $45
Samples 240k
55
97th
46.8
87th
199
142 - 236
92nd
250GB
53rd
1260
93rd
0.2
96th
70+
79th
$45
91st
36
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $220
Samples 63k
55
97th
32.6
78th
266
159 - 353
96th
512GB
87th
1359
93rd
0.11
95th
71+
77th
$220
23rd
37
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $240
Samples 8.2k
55
97th
114
98th
359
207 - 500
99th
2TB
98th
3039
100th
0.03
82nd
38+
97th
$240
21st
38
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $177
Samples 154k
55
97th
26.3
72nd
110
80 - 133
81st
1TB
94th
432
79th
0.13
94th
94
58th
$177
34th
39
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 4.7k
54
96th
83.8
63 - 98
61st
120GB
22nd
361
59th
0
59th
98
52nd
40
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 10k
54
96th
63.7
47 - 79
30th
120GB
22nd
132
17th
0.08
92nd
100
46th
41
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 55k
54
96th
82.8
65 - 97
60th
256GB
67th
318
51st
0.06
87th
100
46th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $180
Samples 9.2k
54
96th
12.6
48th
93.2
62 - 114
74th
480GB
75th
415
75th
0.01
75th
100
46th
$180
33rd
43
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $160
Samples 105k
54
96th
13.6
52nd
85.8
65 - 99
64th
525GB
88th
404
72nd
0.11
93rd
76
74th
$160
38th
44
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $169
Samples 331k
54
96th
73.3
93rd
297
214 - 372
98th
1TB
94th
2059
98th
0.95
99th
53+
90th
$169
35th
45
Compare Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $130
Samples 138k
54
96th
119
99th
395
273 - 479
99th
1TB
94th
2882
99th
1.84
100th
24+
98th
$130
48th
46
Compare Crucial BX500 240GB $25
Samples 142k
54
96th
19.9
64th
56
30 - 92
22nd
240GB
50th
388
67th
0.5
98th
48+
92nd
$25
99th
47
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $190
Samples 93k
54
96th
44
86th
322
195 - 393
98th
512GB
87th
1892
97th
0.2
96th
52+
90th
$190
30th
48
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 3k
54
96th
90.1
65 - 109
70th
240GB
50th
393
68th
0
59th
113
5th
49
Compare Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $38
Samples 40k
54
96th
24.6
70th
90.7
60 - 118
71st
256GB
67th
370
62nd
0.09
91st
73
75th
$38
94th
50
Compare Kingston A400 240GB $22
Samples 424k
54
96th
25.7
71st
65.8
33 - 100
32nd
240GB
50th
318
51st
1.89
100th
69
80th
$22
100th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $415Crucial MX500 250GB $38
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3070 $550Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $397Nvidia RTX 3050 $280Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $53SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Extreme 16GB $17
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