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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]

1,072 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.9)
Value(44.3)
Avg. bench(96.8)
Capacity(401)
Write(461)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(104)
Price(147)
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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 WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $160
Samples 26k
72
100th
222
99th
513
283 - 685
100th
2TB
98th
3927
100th
0.53
98th
18+
100th
$160
34th
2
Compare Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $90
Samples 276k
69
100th
156
98th
394
274 - 488
99th
1TB
93rd
2779
98th
1.83
100th
41+
97th
$90
61st
3
Compare WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $83
Samples 23k
68
100th
184
99th
437
251 - 598
99th
1TB
93rd
3724
99th
0.58
97th
18+
100th
$83
66th
4
Compare Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $170
Samples 138k
68
100th
172
98th
416
283 - 526
99th
2TB
98th
2868
98th
1.34
100th
36+
98th
$170
31st
5
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $45
Samples 367k
66
100th
109
95th
276
178 - 355
96th
500GB
78th
2034
97th
0.94
99th
61+
93rd
$45
89th
6
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $88
Samples 455k
66
100th
125
96th
310
188 - 410
97th
1TB
93rd
2066
98th
2.03
100th
61+
93rd
$88
64th
7
Compare WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 4TB $270
Samples 4.4k
63
99th
262
100th
533
303 - 688
100th
4TB
100th
3823
100th
0.21
95th
17+
100th
$270
15th
8
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $69
Samples 74k
62
99th
70.3
90th
242
147 - 311
94th
512GB
86th
1494
93rd
0.17
96th
63+
92nd
$69
75th
9
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $218
Samples 2.5k
62
99th
103
94th
300
194 - 379
97th
2TB
98th
1794
95th
0
76th
60+
94th
$218
22nd
10
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $31
Samples 77k
61
99th
31.5
75th
101
73 - 123
77th
250GB
52nd
394
68th
0.16
95th
74
85th
$31
97th
11
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $239
Samples 44k
61
99th
36
78th
113
89 - 133
81st
2TB
98th
440
81st
0.06
91st
72+
86th
$239
19th
12
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $70
Samples 171k
61
99th
101
94th
212
130 - 295
92nd
1TB
93rd
1270
92nd
0.22
97th
64+
92nd
$70
74th
13
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $100
Samples 85k
61
99th
104
94th
279
175 - 372
97th
1TB
96th
1652
94th
0.25
96th
63+
92nd
$100
57th
14
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $59
Samples 87k
61
99th
44.9
83rd
234
152 - 302
94th
250GB
52nd
1841
96th
0.16
95th
60+
94th
$59
81st
15
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $79
Samples 202k
60
99th
46.5
84th
106
75 - 125
79th
1TB
93rd
420
76th
0.55
98th
74+
85th
$79
69th
16
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $126
Samples 5.1k
60
99th
88.8
92nd
284
170 - 380
97th
1TB
96th
1700
95th
0.01
76th
60+
93rd
$126
46th
17
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $80
Samples 2.2k
59
98th
66.6
89th
255
155 - 339
95th
512GB
86th
1469
93rd
0
76th
60+
93rd
$80
67th
18
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $125
Samples 44k
59
98th
56.2
87th
108
83 - 125
79th
2TB
98th
420
76th
0.13
93rd
73+
85th
$125
46th
19
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $75
Samples 129k
58
98th
50.9
85th
112
82 - 137
81st
1TB
93rd
436
80th
0.7
97th
37+
98th
$75
71st
20
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $53
Samples 60k
58
98th
36.3
79th
104
73 - 130
78th
500GB
78th
407
72nd
0.49
97th
37+
98th
$53
84th
21
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 69k
58
98th
96
64 - 115
75th
120GB
22nd
431
78th
0.05
86th
110
57th
22
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $45
Samples 381k
58
98th
108
95th
273
199 - 340
96th
500GB
78th
2063
98th
0.61
99th
69+
88th
$45
89th
23
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $100
Samples 762k
58
98th
22.9
65th
105
74 - 129
78th
500GB
78th
401
70th
1.05
99th
73+
86th
$100
55th
24
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB
Samples 78k
58
98th
179
103 - 242
89th
500GB
78th
835
88th
0.13
94th
64+
92nd
25
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
Samples 34k
58
98th
213
139 - 271
92nd
256GB
66th
957
89th
0.05
92nd
63+
92nd
26
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $160
Samples 200k
58
98th
145
97th
336
223 - 435
98th
2TB
98th
2115
98th
1.04
99th
57+
95th
$160
34th
27
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $49
Samples 237k
58
98th
39.5
80th
106
78 - 125
79th
500GB
78th
425
77th
0.47
98th
73+
85th
$49
87th
28
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $104
Samples 154k
57
97th
29.5
72nd
235
160 - 280
94th
250GB
52nd
1408
93rd
0.14
96th
69+
88th
$104
54th
29
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $60
Samples 296k
57
97th
19.6
59th
104
75 - 128
78th
250GB
52nd
381
64th
0.47
98th
73
85th
$60
79th
30
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 15k
57
97th
339
215 - 491
98th
1TB
93rd
3054
99th
0.03
87th
55+
95th
31
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB
Samples 14k
57
97th
101
67 - 128
77th
250GB
52nd
395
68th
0.09
93rd
37
98th
32
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 5k
56
97th
360
194 - 496
98th
2TB
98th
2997
99th
0.01
83rd
55+
95th
33
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $132
Samples 495
56
97th
271
175 - 359
96th
2TB
99th
1606
94th
0
76th
53+
96th
34
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $219
Samples 68k
56
97th
12.5
45th
102
71 - 124
77th
512GB
86th
408
72nd
0.08
92nd
115
48th
$219
22nd
35
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 951k
56
97th
12.9
47th
103
72 - 124
78th
250GB
52nd
434
79th
0.82
99th
110
57th
$105
53rd
36
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $124
Samples 39k
56
97th
9.54
33rd
89.3
59 - 111
68th
240GB
49th
393
67th
0.03
89th
106
63rd
$124
47th
37
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $45
Samples 240k
56
97th
46.8
84th
199
142 - 236
91st
250GB
52nd
1260
92nd
0.14
96th
87+
78th
$45
89th
38
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $150
Samples 602k
56
97th
30.2
73rd
112
81 - 133
81st
1TB
93rd
433
79th
0.99
99th
73+
85th
$150
38th
39
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 26k
55
96th
94.8
69 - 113
74th
250GB
52nd
411
73rd
0.02
76th
109
59th
40
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $125
Samples 62k
55
96th
15.4
53rd
86.2
59 - 108
64th
480GB
74th
392
67th
0.02
89th
113
53rd
$125
46th
41
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 8.2k
55
96th
359
207 - 500
98th
2TB
98th
3039
99th
0.02
86th
55+
95th
42
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $168
Samples 154k
55
96th
27.3
71st
110
80 - 133
80th
1TB
93rd
432
78th
0.13
90th
110
57th
$168
32nd
43
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $160
Samples 67k
55
96th
7.75
26th
79.4
53 - 95
54th
275GB
68th
380
63rd
0.06
81st
92
73rd
$160
34th
44
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $166
Samples 63k
55
96th
40.3
81st
266
159 - 353
96th
512GB
86th
1359
92nd
0.06
91st
88+
76th
$166
32nd
45
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $400
Samples 38k
55
96th
43
82nd
327
215 - 425
98th
1TB
96th
1969
97th
0.08
91st
69+
89th
$400
6th
46
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $189
Samples 93k
55
96th
44.1
82nd
322
195 - 393
98th
512GB
86th
1892
96th
0.13
94th
69+
89th
$189
28th
47
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 4.7k
54
96th
83.8
63 - 98
60th
120GB
22nd
361
59th
0
76th
114
51st
48
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 3k
54
96th
90.1
65 - 109
69th
240GB
49th
393
67th
0.01
76th
129
5th
49
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB
Samples 11k
54
96th
63.7
52 - 75
29th
120GB
22nd
125
15th
0.07
86th
116
46th
50
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB
Samples 10k
54
96th
91.7
65 - 114
71st
240GB
49th
406
72nd
0.01
81st
116
46th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $285Nvidia RTX 4060 $285Crucial MX500 250GB $31
Intel Core i5-12400F $146Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $360Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $170Nvidia RTX 4070 $530Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $64G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $346SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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