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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(32.7)
Avg. bench(94)
Capacity(384)
Write(436)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(71)
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 $170
Samples 214k
65
100th
78.3
96th
319
227 - 372
98th
1TB
94th
2128
99th
1.98
100th
26+
94th
$170
34th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $80
Samples 288k
64
100th
74.4
95th
289
216 - 338
97th
500GB
79th
2120
98th
1.97
100th
26+
94th
$80
69th
3
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $70
Samples 554k
63
100th
30.4
77th
107
75 - 129
79th
500GB
79th
417
74th
2.02
100th
38+
87th
$70
74th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $65
Samples 57k
62
100th
76.2
96th
249
161 - 318
95th
512GB
87th
1560
95th
0.41
97th
28+
94th
$65
79th
5
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $245
Samples 25k
61
100th
35.7
82nd
114
86 - 133
82nd
2TB
98th
448
82nd
0.1
91st
38+
87th
$245
21st
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $124
Samples 113k
61
100th
72.1
95th
231
135 - 310
94th
1TB
94th
1357
93rd
0.77
98th
30+
93rd
$124
49th
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $60
Samples 67k
61
100th
46.9
88th
247
170 - 286
95th
250GB
53rd
1953
97th
0.41
97th
26+
95th
$60
82nd
8
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $249
Samples 1.7k
61
100th
95
99th
306
198 - 398
98th
2TB
98th
1816
96th
0.01
78th
26+
95th
$249
20th
9
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $110
Samples 59k
61
100th
98
99th
283
197 - 364
97th
1TB
96th
1645
95th
0.43
97th
28+
94th
$110
53rd
10
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Samples 53k
60
99th
23.2
69th
102
70 - 124
78th
250GB
53rd
394
68th
0.25
95th
40
86th
$47
91st
11
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $133
Samples 3k
60
99th
86.2
98th
287
164 - 375
97th
1TB
96th
1737
95th
0.02
78th
26+
95th
$133
46th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $184
Samples 24k
59
99th
41.6
86th
107
81 - 124
79th
2TB
98th
421
75th
0.09
90th
39+
86th
$184
31st
13
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $58
Samples 178k
59
99th
35.2
81st
108
81 - 126
80th
500GB
79th
423
76th
0.81
98th
39+
86th
$58
85th
14
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $100
Samples 121k
59
99th
39.4
85th
108
83 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
426
78th
0.62
98th
39+
86th
$100
57th
15
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 54k
58
99th
95.8
67 - 114
75th
120GB
22nd
428
78th
0.11
91st
76
58th
16
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $238
Samples 128k
58
99th
16
56th
238
172 - 281
94th
250GB
53rd
1416
94th
0.34
97th
35+
89th
$238
21st
17
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $79
Samples 2k
58
99th
69.3
94th
264
169 - 337
96th
512GB
87th
1457
94th
0.02
78th
26+
95th
$79
70th
18
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $170
Samples 11k
57
98th
81.9
97th
334
201 - 488
98th
1TB
94th
3063
99th
0.09
91st
21+
96th
$170
34th
19
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Samples 226k
57
98th
22.4
68th
103
71 - 128
78th
250GB
53rd
391
67th
0.9
99th
38
87th
$50
89th
20
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $83
Samples 331k
57
98th
67.6
93rd
271
195 - 324
96th
500GB
79th
2056
98th
1.51
99th
35+
89th
$83
68th
21
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 26k
57
98th
52.2
89th
218
143 - 268
93rd
256GB
67th
973
90th
0.16
94th
28+
94th
$45
92nd
22
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $55
Samples 66k
57
98th
64.5
92nd
190
110 - 252
91st
500GB
79th
878
89th
0.36
97th
29+
93rd
$55
87th
23
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $65
Samples 2.4k
56
98th
33.5
80th
111
78 - 135
81st
500GB
79th
428
78th
0.32
97th
2+
99th
$65
79th
24
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
Samples 2.6k
56
98th
355
196 - 485
99th
2TB
98th
3004
99th
0.02
78th
21+
96th
25
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $179
Samples 53k
56
98th
15
54th
105
78 - 124
79th
512GB
87th
415
74th
0.09
91st
81
49th
$179
32nd
26
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $150
Samples 33k
56
98th
8.36
28th
90.4
62 - 111
71st
240GB
50th
401
70th
0.06
88th
72
64th
$150
39th
27
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 772k
56
98th
13
48th
104
73 - 125
79th
250GB
53rd
436
80th
1.3
99th
76
58th
$105
56th
28
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $110
Samples 419k
56
98th
38.6
84th
113
82 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
440
81st
1.54
99th
38+
86th
$110
53rd
29
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 19k
55
97th
93.3
63 - 113
74th
250GB
53rd
413
73rd
0.04
82nd
75
59th
30
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $240
Samples 274
55
97th
90.1
98th
278
170 - 364
97th
2TB
99th
1605
95th
0
54th
19+
97th
$240
21st
31
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $120
Samples 2.4k
55
97th
37.4
83rd
117
90 - 137
83rd
1TB
94th
449
82nd
0.24
95th
2+
99th
$120
50th
32
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $40
Samples 1.2k
55
97th
27.1
74th
105
74 - 129
79th
250GB
53rd
417
74th
0.17
94th
2
99th
$40
94th
33
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $300
Samples 4.3k
55
97th
103
100th
381
234 - 489
99th
2TB
98th
3112
100th
0.05
85th
21+
97th
$300
14th
34
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $190
Samples 117k
55
97th
24.9
72nd
110
77 - 132
81st
1TB
94th
433
79th
0.18
94th
76
58th
$190
30th
35
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB
Samples 54k
55
97th
77.8
54 - 93
52nd
275GB
68th
373
62nd
0.11
92nd
58
74th
36
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $180
Samples 61k
55
97th
38.7
84th
272
163 - 346
96th
512GB
87th
1401
94th
0.11
92nd
54+
77th
$180
32nd
37
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $96
Samples 187k
55
97th
26.2
73rd
196
139 - 233
92nd
250GB
53rd
1235
93rd
0.32
96th
52+
79th
$96
61st
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2k
54
96th
89
63 - 109
69th
240GB
50th
384
65th
0
54th
95
5th
39
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 47k
54
96th
88.1
65 - 106
68th
480GB
75th
402
70th
0.07
89th
79
54th
40
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $59
Samples 11k
54
96th
29.4
76th
91
61 - 108
71st
500GB
79th
399
70th
0.02
78th
75
59th
$59
84th
41
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $129
Samples 55k
54
96th
10.2
36th
94
63 - 116
74th
256GB
67th
378
63rd
0.09
90th
102
4th
$129
47th
42
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $138
Samples 31k
54
96th
8.62
29th
85.1
56 - 104
63rd
250GB
53rd
344
56th
0.08
90th
75
59th
$138
45th
43
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $205
Samples 112k
54
96th
7.89
26th
103
73 - 123
78th
256GB
67th
415
74th
0.18
94th
81
49th
$205
26th
44
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $90
Samples 8.6k
54
96th
12.4
46th
91.7
66 - 111
72nd
240GB
50th
407
72nd
0.01
72nd
82
46th
$90
64th
45
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $44
Samples 95k
54
96th
12.4
46th
89.8
63 - 108
70th
120GB
22nd
403
71st
0.17
94th
93
6th
$44
93rd
46
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.3k
54
96th
81.5
62 - 96
58th
120GB
22nd
359
59th
0.01
72nd
80
52nd
47
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $128
Samples 15k
54
96th
6.21
18th
95.7
62 - 117
75th
128GB
37th
391
67th
0.03
85th
81
49th
$128
47th
48
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $100
Samples 45k
54
96th
10.4
37th
83
62 - 102
60th
240GB
50th
370
61st
0.09
91st
79
54th
$100
57th
49
Compare Crucial M500 240GB
Samples 27k
54
96th
74.7
52 - 89
47th
240GB
50th
255
40th
0.05
85th
97
5th
50
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 30k
54
96th
89.6
62 - 111
69th
128GB
37th
335
54th
0.05
85th
102
4th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $180Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-10600K $215Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-11600K $260Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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