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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(33.6)
Avg. bench(93.6)
Capacity(384)
Write(434)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(77)
Price(154)
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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 $139
Samples 319k
65
100th
92.8
98th
325
240 - 394
98th
1TB
94th
2134
99th
2.1
100th
33+
94th
$139
46th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $75
Samples 344k
64
100th
76
94th
282
196 - 337
97th
500GB
79th
2109
98th
1.6
100th
32+
94th
$75
73rd
3
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $127
Samples 654k
63
100th
19.2
63rd
106
77 - 128
79th
500GB
79th
411
73rd
1.65
100th
44+
87th
$127
50th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 73k
63
100th
76.1
94th
249
159 - 314
95th
512GB
87th
1590
95th
0.35
97th
35+
93rd
$65
80th
5
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $250
Samples 2.2k
62
100th
92.1
98th
298
194 - 395
98th
2TB
98th
1795
96th
0.01
73rd
32+
95th
$250
21st
6
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 79k
61
99th
284
192 - 367
97th
1TB
96th
1702
95th
0.41
97th
35+
94th
7
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $329
Samples 33k
61
99th
28.7
75th
114
87 - 133
82nd
2TB
98th
446
82nd
0.1
91st
44+
87th
$329
12th
8
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $132
Samples 131k
61
99th
65.6
92nd
221
132 - 305
93rd
1TB
94th
1326
93rd
0.61
98th
36+
93rd
$132
48th
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $51
Samples 76k
61
99th
52.6
89th
246
166 - 288
95th
250GB
53rd
1906
96th
0.33
96th
32+
95th
$51
89th
10
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Samples 81k
60
99th
23.5
69th
100
71 - 122
77th
250GB
53rd
384
65th
0.24
96th
46
86th
$45
92nd
11
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $105
Samples 2.2k
60
99th
104
99th
289
168 - 392
98th
1TB
96th
1753
96th
0.02
79th
32+
95th
$105
57th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $59
Samples 199k
59
99th
34
80th
106
72 - 125
79th
500GB
79th
419
75th
0.76
99th
45+
86th
$59
85th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $95
Samples 156k
59
99th
40.7
85th
107
79 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
424
77th
0.63
98th
45+
86th
$95
62nd
14
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $167
Samples 29k
59
99th
45.5
87th
109
85 - 126
80th
2TB
98th
426
78th
0.1
91st
45+
86th
$167
37th
15
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $200
Samples 146k
58
99th
17.6
59th
228
151 - 273
94th
250GB
53rd
1399
94th
0.3
96th
41+
89th
$200
28th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 65k
58
99th
94.9
58 - 113
75th
120GB
22nd
429
78th
0.1
91st
82
58th
17
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $70
Samples 2.5k
58
99th
74.1
94th
256
161 - 333
96th
512GB
87th
1441
94th
0.01
73rd
32+
95th
$70
77th
18
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $70
Samples 82k
58
99th
51.4
88th
181
103 - 250
90th
500GB
79th
837
89th
0.35
97th
36+
93rd
$70
77th
19
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $97
Samples 227k
58
99th
13.4
51st
102
71 - 127
78th
250GB
53rd
382
65th
0.71
98th
45
87th
$97
61st
20
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $170
Samples 14k
57
98th
87.6
96th
357
198 - 491
99th
1TB
94th
3084
100th
0.11
93rd
27+
96th
$170
36th
21
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $46
Samples 30k
57
98th
49.8
88th
211
129 - 269
93rd
256GB
67th
952
90th
0.13
93rd
35+
94th
$46
91st
22
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $89
Samples 323k
57
98th
62.8
91st
265
184 - 319
96th
500GB
79th
2066
98th
1.18
99th
41+
89th
$89
67th
23
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 35k
56
98th
89.7
63 - 111
70th
240GB
50th
396
69th
0.07
89th
78
64th
24
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $275
Samples 67k
56
98th
10.8
40th
104
71 - 125
79th
512GB
87th
409
73rd
0.09
91st
87
49th
$275
18th
25
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $350
Samples 3.6k
56
98th
81.9
95th
341
164 - 483
99th
2TB
98th
3004
99th
0.02
79th
27+
96th
$350
11th
26
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $80
Samples 11k
56
98th
28.2
74th
110
76 - 133
81st
500GB
79th
422
77th
0.3
96th
9+
99th
$80
71st
27
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $128
Samples 15k
56
98th
35.9
82nd
118
89 - 138
83rd
1TB
94th
452
83rd
0.29
96th
9+
99th
$128
49th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 23k
55
97th
94.9
69 - 113
75th
250GB
53rd
409
73rd
0.04
86th
81
60th
29
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $200
Samples 65k
55
97th
35.8
82nd
272
166 - 343
97th
512GB
87th
1430
94th
0.1
91st
60+
77th
$200
28th
30
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $260
Samples 376
55
97th
83.4
96th
273
175 - 362
97th
2TB
99th
1587
95th
0
58th
25+
97th
$260
19th
31
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $88
Samples 232k
55
97th
27.8
74th
196
147 - 231
91st
250GB
53rd
1247
93rd
0.29
96th
59+
79th
$88
68th
32
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 823k
55
97th
13.4
52nd
104
77 - 123
79th
250GB
53rd
435
80th
1.15
99th
82
58th
$100
59th
33
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $65
Samples 4.4k
55
97th
18.5
61st
104
72 - 128
79th
250GB
53rd
400
70th
0.12
93rd
9
99th
$65
80th
34
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $180
Samples 128k
55
97th
26
72nd
111
79 - 131
81st
1TB
94th
436
80th
0.17
94th
82
58th
$180
34th
35
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $87
Samples 65k
55
97th
12.2
47th
79.3
58 - 94
54th
275GB
68th
378
64th
0.1
91st
64
74th
$87
68th
36
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $143
Samples 472k
55
97th
31.1
77th
111
77 - 134
81st
1TB
94th
433
79th
1.29
99th
45+
87th
$143
44th
37
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $300
Samples 5.3k
55
97th
91.9
97th
341
182 - 484
99th
2TB
98th
2908
99th
0.05
86th
27+
97th
$300
14th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2.4k
54
96th
89.3
64 - 109
69th
240GB
50th
390
67th
0.01
73rd
101
5th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 60k
54
96th
86.6
60 - 107
65th
480GB
76th
399
70th
0.07
89th
85
54th
40
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $199
Samples 69k
54
96th
7.3
25th
93
62 - 116
73rd
256GB
67th
379
64th
0.08
91st
108
4th
$199
29th
41
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $180
Samples 18k
54
96th
4.96
13th
98.6
68 - 118
77th
128GB
37th
398
69th
0.02
79th
87
49th
$180
34th
42
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.6k
54
96th
83.4
63 - 97
61st
120GB
22nd
363
60th
0.01
73rd
86
52nd
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $85
Samples 51k
54
96th
11.6
44th
82
59 - 102
58th
240GB
50th
365
61st
0.08
91st
85
54th
$85
69th
44
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 37k
54
96th
89.4
63 - 111
70th
128GB
37th
338
54th
0.04
86th
108
4th
45
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 8.4k
54
96th
63
47 - 72
29th
120GB
22nd
129
17th
0.08
90th
88
46th
46
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 55k
54
96th
82.3
62 - 98
59th
256GB
67th
317
51st
0.06
89th
88
46th
47
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $185
Samples 93k
54
96th
4.3
10th
91.3
61 - 108
72nd
120GB
22nd
407
72nd
0.14
94th
99
6th
$185
33rd
48
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $65
Samples 36k
54
96th
15.7
56th
87.7
64 - 104
67th
250GB
53rd
349
57th
0.06
89th
81
60th
$65
80th
49
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $265
Samples 89k
54
96th
9.26
34th
85.3
61 - 98
64th
525GB
88th
400
70th
0.12
93rd
64
74th
$265
19th
50
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $100
Samples 34k
54
96th
9.49
35th
75.7
56 - 90
49th
240GB
50th
262
41st
0.05
86th
103
5th
$100
59th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $260Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $240Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $350Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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