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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]

964 SSDs
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User rating(52)
Value(135)
Avg. bench(81)
Capacity(308)
Write(345)
Mkt. share(0.08)
Age months(46)
Price(197)
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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 $85
Samples 319k
128
100th
115
65th
106
81 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
56th
445
84th
4.08
100th
47
64th
$85
72nd
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
Samples 237k
103
100th
175
84th
110
74 ↔ 133
86th
500GB
83rd
434
82nd
4.05
100th
47
64th
$102
62nd
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $185
Samples 49k
96
100th
62.4
33rd
101
69 ↔ 123
84th
256GB
72nd
408
77th
0.62
98th
52
54th
$185
35th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $86
Samples 25k
77
100th
60.2
32nd
97
66 ↔ 113
83rd
120GB
24th
433
82nd
0.37
97th
47
64th
$86
72nd
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $53
Samples 6k
77
100th
162
81st
105
70 ↔ 124
85th
250GB
56th
419
79th
0.28
94th
10
94th
$53
91st
6
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $75
Samples 11k
77
100th
219
92nd
109
77 ↔ 125
86th
500GB
83rd
427
82nd
0.74
98th
10+
94th
$75
79th
7
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $260
Samples 27k
72
99th
83.3
47th
104
70 ↔ 127
85th
512GB
91st
410
77th
0.32
97th
52
54th
$260
22nd
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $151
Samples 4.2k
71
99th
219
92nd
110
81 ↔ 125
86th
1TB
97th
424
81st
0.22
93rd
10+
94th
$151
43rd
9
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $99
Samples 14k
69
99th
83.6
47th
89.1
60 ↔ 111
77th
240GB
54th
397
73rd
0.27
93rd
43
70th
$99
63rd
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $468
Samples 7.5k
68
99th
91.8
54th
106
73 ↔ 125
85th
1TB
99th
421
80th
0.11
84th
52
54th
$468
6th
11
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $108
Samples 103k
68
99th
179
85th
197
133 ↔ 236
95th
250GB
56th
1283
97th
1.49
99th
23+
86th
$108
60th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $300
Samples 42k
67
99th
136
75th
114
84 ↔ 134
87th
1TB
97th
436
83rd
0.5
97th
47
64th
$300
17th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $329
Samples 409
67
99th
197
89th
105
72 ↔ 123
85th
2TB
99th
416
79th
0.02
66th
9+
94th
$329
14th
14
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.4k
66
99th
95.3
67 ↔ 111
82nd
250GB
56th
413
78th
0.08
80th
46
65th
15
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $79
Samples 37k
66
99th
208
91st
108
79 ↔ 129
85th
500GB
83rd
421
80th
3.1
100th
9+
95th
$79
76th
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $169
Samples 26k
66
99th
308
96th
278
172 ↔ 346
99th
512GB
91st
1511
98th
0.41
96th
25+
84th
$169
38th
17
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $101
Samples 18k
66
99th
82.4
46th
80.2
54 ↔ 95
64th
275GB
73rd
385
70th
0.36
96th
29
81st
$101
62nd
18
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $90
Samples 16k
65
98th
148
78th
87.5
63 ↔ 109
75th
480GB
80th
398
74th
0.22
93rd
50
59th
$90
68th
19
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 20k
64
98th
81.7
59 ↔ 97
67th
256GB
72nd
315
55th
0.39
97th
53
51st
20
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $100
Samples 4.8k
64
98th
85.1
48th
91.4
58 ↔ 115
80th
240GB
54th
406
76th
0.1
85th
53
51st
$100
63rd
21
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.8k
64
98th
76.1
42nd
90.9
62 ↔ 109
79th
500GB
83rd
401
75th
0.07
80th
46
65th
$240
25th
22
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $100
Samples 29k
64
98th
145
78th
86.8
63 ↔ 100
74th
525GB
92nd
408
77th
0.58
97th
29
81st
$100
63rd
23
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 39k
64
98th
34.5
12th
90.8
64 ↔ 109
79th
120GB
24th
411
78th
0.51
96th
64
6th
$165
39th
24
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Samples 24k
64
98th
168
83rd
104
73 ↔ 127
85th
250GB
56th
397
73rd
2
99th
9
95th
$50
92nd
25
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $85
Samples 24k
64
98th
251
94th
231
162 ↔ 272
97th
250GB
56th
1377
98th
2.29
99th
6+
98th
$85
72nd
26
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $166
Samples 14k
63
97th
35.6
12th
89.3
60 ↔ 110
77th
128GB
40th
333
58th
0.23
92nd
73
4th
$166
39th
27
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $255
Samples 6.6k
63
97th
28.5
7th
98.8
68 ↔ 119
83rd
128GB
40th
400
75th
0.06
80th
52
54th
$255
22nd
28
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $278
Samples 22k
63
97th
42
17th
92.5
60 ↔ 116
81st
256GB
72nd
360
64th
0.42
96th
73
4th
$278
20th
29
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.2k
63
97th
58.7
31st
84.9
57 ↔ 107
71st
240GB
54th
388
71st
0.02
66th
66
6th
$149
45th
30
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $72
Samples 1.5k
63
97th
101
59th
80.8
60 ↔ 98
65th
256GB
72nd
287
50th
0.02
66th
51
57th
$72
81st
31
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $80
Samples 16k
63
97th
87.9
51st
79.8
55 ↔ 101
64th
240GB
54th
359
63rd
0.32
94th
50
59th
$80
76th
32
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 870
62
97th
82
55 ↔ 103
68th
240GB
54th
410
77th
0.02
36th
47
64th
33
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 798
62
97th
84.3
65 ↔ 101
71st
120GB
24th
409
77th
0.01
57th
51
57th
34
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 1.9k
62
97th
82
62 ↔ 96
68th
120GB
24th
358
63rd
0.04
72nd
51
57th
35
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $190
Samples 2.5k
62
97th
21.5
3rd
62.7
41 ↔ 77
36th
120GB
24th
131
20th
0.34
95th
53
51st
$190
34th
36
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $62
Samples 12k
62
97th
101
59th
75.4
55 ↔ 91
56th
240GB
54th
257
45th
0.2
91st
68
5th
$62
85th
37
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB $75
Samples 403
62
97th
83
47th
71.8
51 ↔ 88
51st
240GB
54th
232
40th
0
36th
88
1st
$75
79th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $200
Samples 3.1k
62
97th
87.6
51st
94
64 ↔ 114
82nd
480GB
80th
418
79th
0.05
80th
53
51st
$200
31st
39
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $178
Samples 13k
62
97th
54
27th
86.7
60 ↔ 103
74th
250GB
56th
351
61st
0.23
94th
46
65th
$178
37th
40
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 4.9k
61
96th
85.9
60 ↔ 102
73rd
240GB
54th
398
74th
0.04
76th
51
57th
41
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
96th
90.5
63 ↔ 113
79th
240GB
54th
450
85th
0.01
57th
60
7th
42
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.6k
61
96th
90.7
63 ↔ 108
79th
256GB
72nd
391
72nd
0.01
80th
79
3rd
43
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 603
61
96th
87.4
63 ↔ 106
75th
240GB
54th
462
87th
0
36th
44
69th
44
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 2.5k
61
96th
84.3
67 ↔ 97
71st
240GB
54th
274
48th
0.03
57th
57
27th
45
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 5.7k
61
96th
79.4
55 ↔ 101
63rd
256GB
72nd
336
58th
0.09
84th
70
5th
46
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $95
Samples 5.2k
61
96th
46.5
20th
76.9
56 ↔ 93
58th
128GB
40th
243
43rd
0.02
84th
70
5th
$95
66th
47
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $196
Samples 7.2k
61
96th
118
67th
89.4
65 ↔ 104
78th
750GB
92nd
412
78th
0.09
86th
29
81st
$196
33rd
48
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $101
Samples 7.6k
61
96th
40.4
16th
73.5
57 ↔ 88
54th
120GB
24th
152
24th
0.06
88th
81
2nd
$101
62nd
49
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1.2k
60
95th
79.7
57 ↔ 99
63rd
240GB
54th
361
64th
0.02
72nd
77
3rd
50
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 933
60
95th
87.8
64 ↔ 105
76th
256GB
72nd
402
75th
0.02
66th
74
4th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $245Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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