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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]

996 SSDs
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User rating(52.1)
Value(169)
Avg. bench(84.6)
Capacity(324)
Write(365)
Mkt. share(0.07)
Age months(50)
Price(164)
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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 $100
Samples 360k
126
100th
101
52nd
105
70 ↔ 125
83rd
250GB
55th
437
82nd
3.29
100th
52
61st
$100
59th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $80
Samples 308k
106
100th
213
83rd
112
73 ↔ 135
85th
500GB
82nd
438
83rd
2.58
100th
52
61st
$80
70th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
Samples 59k
98
100th
106
55th
103
67 ↔ 125
82nd
256GB
71st
413
77th
0.44
97th
57
52nd
$93
62nd
4
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $70
Samples 33k
84
100th
231
86th
109
80 ↔ 125
84th
500GB
82nd
428
80th
1.23
99th
15+
91st
$70
77th
5
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Samples 13k
80
100th
172
75th
105
75 ↔ 122
83rd
250GB
55th
415
77th
0.38
96th
16
91st
$49
91st
6
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $111
Samples 35k
76
99th
50.5
20th
98.6
69 ↔ 114
81st
120GB
23rd
440
83rd
0.28
94th
52
61st
$111
54th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $125
Samples 15k
74
99th
250
90th
109
79 ↔ 125
84th
1TB
96th
424
79th
0.4
96th
15+
91st
$125
50th
8
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $239
Samples 33k
73
99th
89.1
46th
104
73 ↔ 127
83rd
512GB
90th
409
75th
0.26
95th
57
52nd
$239
23rd
9
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $90
Samples 54k
70
99th
245
89th
235
167 ↔ 274
97th
250GB
55th
1397
97th
1.38
99th
11+
95th
$90
64th
10
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $77
Samples 109k
69
99th
209
81st
106
76 ↔ 129
83rd
500GB
82nd
413
77th
3.13
100th
14+
92nd
$77
72nd
11
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $225
Samples 1.9k
69
99th
268
92nd
108
80 ↔ 123
84th
2TB
99th
412
76th
0.04
77th
15+
92nd
$225
24th
12
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $108
Samples 123k
69
99th
181
77th
200
139 ↔ 235
95th
250GB
55th
1284
96th
0.99
99th
28+
83rd
$108
57th
13
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB
Samples 17k
68
99th
90.4
61 ↔ 112
75th
240GB
53rd
399
72nd
0.17
92nd
48
68th
14
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 10k
67
99th
93.8
63 ↔ 112
79th
250GB
55th
413
77th
0.1
89th
51
63rd
15
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $56
Samples 58k
67
99th
151
71st
102
71 ↔ 127
82nd
250GB
55th
382
67th
1.86
99th
14
92nd
$56
86th
16
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $170
Samples 58k
67
99th
203
81st
111
79 ↔ 134
85th
1TB
96th
434
81st
0.4
96th
52
61st
$170
34th
17
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $144
Samples 29k
67
99th
62.8
30th
80
57 ↔ 93
60th
275GB
72nd
386
68th
0.26
94th
34
78th
$144
43rd
18
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $500
Samples 10k
66
98th
88.8
45th
107
75 ↔ 127
84th
1TB
98th
430
81st
0.07
82nd
57
52nd
$500
5th
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $130
Samples 81k
65
98th
356
94th
268
192 ↔ 325
98th
500GB
82nd
2010
99th
1.86
99th
11+
95th
$130
48th
20
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $85
Samples 26k
65
98th
154
72nd
86.9
61 ↔ 109
72nd
480GB
79th
392
70th
0.22
93rd
55
57th
$85
67th
21
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $162
Samples 37k
65
98th
100
52nd
86
62 ↔ 100
70th
525GB
91st
398
72nd
0.31
95th
34
78th
$162
36th
22
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $170
Samples 32k
65
98th
309
93rd
280
174 ↔ 349
98th
512GB
90th
1529
98th
0.33
96th
30+
82nd
$170
34th
23
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 5.2k
64
98th
75.6
38th
90.3
62 ↔ 109
75th
500GB
82nd
401
73rd
0.06
82nd
51
63rd
$240
22nd
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $99
Samples 31k
64
98th
91.6
47th
92.9
62 ↔ 118
78th
256GB
71st
362
62nd
0.28
95th
78
4th
$99
60th
25
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $125
Samples 5.3k
64
98th
71.7
35th
91
58 ↔ 117
76th
240GB
53rd
406
74th
0.06
82nd
58
49th
$125
50th
26
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 19k
64
98th
86.8
58 ↔ 110
71st
128GB
39th
313
53rd
0.19
93rd
78
4th
27
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $150
Samples 50k
64
98th
37.1
11th
90.7
61 ↔ 108
76th
120GB
23rd
414
77th
0.42
96th
69
6th
$150
40th
28
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 27k
64
98th
81.5
56 ↔ 98
62nd
256GB
71st
314
53rd
0.23
93rd
58
49th
29
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 1.4k
63
97th
90.5
60 ↔ 112
76th
240GB
53rd
392
70th
0.01
60th
71
6th
30
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $129
Samples 17k
63
97th
68
33rd
85.7
61 ↔ 102
69th
250GB
55th
348
59th
0.14
91st
51
63rd
$129
48th
31
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $229
Samples 8k
63
97th
30.8
8th
98.7
65 ↔ 120
81st
128GB
39th
388
69th
0.07
82nd
57
52nd
$229
23rd
32
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $100
Samples 23k
63
97th
76.4
38th
82
59 ↔ 102
63rd
240GB
53rd
368
64th
0.21
93rd
55
57th
$100
59th
33
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 1k
62
97th
82.5
53 ↔ 106
65th
240GB
53rd
399
72nd
0.01
74th
52
61st
34
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 452
62
97th
74
54 ↔ 91
51st
240GB
53rd
236
39th
0.01
41st
93
1st
35
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $248
Samples 22k
62
97th
419
98th
305
220 ↔ 365
99th
1TB
96th
2078
100th
0.76
98th
11+
95th
$248
21st
36
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $160
Samples 22k
62
97th
389
96th
336
230 ↔ 397
100th
512GB
90th
1952
99th
0.89
99th
11+
96th
$160
37th
37
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB
Samples 7.3k
62
97th
76.3
56 ↔ 91
54th
128GB
39th
244
42nd
0.09
86th
75
5th
38
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 696
62
97th
89.1
67 ↔ 106
74th
240GB
53rd
457
85th
0.01
60th
49
66th
39
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 949
62
97th
85.6
66 ↔ 102
69th
120GB
23rd
409
75th
0.01
60th
56
55th
40
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2k
62
97th
83
60 ↔ 98
66th
120GB
23rd
361
62nd
0.02
69th
56
55th
41
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Samples 7.3k
62
97th
80.8
57 ↔ 100
61st
256GB
71st
340
58th
0.05
78th
75
5th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $220
Samples 3.9k
62
97th
82.1
41st
94.6
63 ↔ 113
79th
480GB
79th
415
77th
0.04
74th
58
49th
$220
25th
43
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $190
Samples 2.9k
62
97th
21.2
3rd
61.9
42 ↔ 74
32nd
120GB
23rd
126
18th
0.24
94th
58
49th
$190
30th
44
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $150
Samples 15k
62
97th
51.5
21st
74.9
54 ↔ 90
52nd
240GB
53rd
256
44th
0.14
91st
73
5th
$150
40th
45
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 1k
61
95th
90.2
62 ↔ 110
75th
240GB
53rd
436
82nd
0.01
60th
65
7th
46
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 6k
61
95th
85.9
61 ↔ 102
70th
240GB
53rd
395
71st
0.05
82nd
56
55th
47
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB
Samples 10k
61
95th
73.6
56 ↔ 89
50th
120GB
23rd
152
23rd
0.1
87th
86
2nd
48
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.7k
61
95th
90.5
61 ↔ 107
75th
256GB
71st
390
69th
0.04
74th
84
3rd
49
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $72
Samples 2.1k
61
95th
101
52nd
80.2
55 ↔ 98
61st
256GB
71st
283
48th
0.03
74th
56
55th
$72
75th
50
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB
Samples 3.2k
61
95th
83.4
63 ↔ 95
66th
240GB
53rd
271
46th
0.03
74th
62
27th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $379Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $80
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $115Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $95SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $711SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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