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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]

1,055 SSDs
Form factor
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.8)
Value(30.9)
Avg. bench(93.1)
Capacity(384)
Write(430)
Mkt. share(0.05)
Age months(69)
Price(168)
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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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Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $150
Samples 197k
65
100th
87.2
98th
323
240 - 377
98th
1TB
94th
2166
99th
2.09
100th
25+
94th
$150
39th
2
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $80
Samples 273k
63
100th
73.3
95th
285
198 - 332
97th
500GB
79th
2142
99th
1.92
99th
25+
95th
$80
69th
3
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 500GB $70
Samples 530k
63
100th
30
77th
106
74 - 130
79th
500GB
79th
416
74th
2.1
100th
37+
87th
$70
75th
4
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $60
Samples 56k
62
100th
79.1
96th
244
158 - 303
95th
512GB
87th
1511
95th
0.42
97th
27+
94th
$60
82nd
5
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $250
Samples 1.6k
61
100th
95.5
99th
309
205 - 395
98th
2TB
98th
1792
96th
0.03
77th
24+
95th
$250
20th
6
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $105
Samples 112k
61
100th
81.4
97th
231
134 - 305
94th
1TB
94th
1347
93rd
0.87
98th
28+
93rd
$105
56th
7
Compare Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $59
Samples 64k
61
100th
47.2
88th
245
165 - 291
95th
250GB
54th
1932
97th
0.5
97th
24+
95th
$59
85th
8
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 2TB $249
Samples 23k
61
100th
35.4
82nd
114
92 - 134
83rd
2TB
98th
447
82nd
0.11
92nd
37+
87th
$249
21st
9
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $132
Samples 2.7k
60
99th
88
98th
291
173 - 376
98th
1TB
96th
1766
96th
0.04
85th
25+
95th
$132
46th
10
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
Samples 59k
60
99th
286
201 - 369
97th
1TB
96th
1680
95th
0.53
98th
27+
94th
11
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Samples 57k
60
99th
22.8
69th
103
74 - 123
78th
250GB
54th
401
71st
0.24
95th
38
86th
$49
91st
12
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $200
Samples 20k
59
99th
39.5
87th
108
84 - 124
80th
2TB
98th
424
77th
0.08
88th
37+
87th
$200
28th
13
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $54
Samples 176k
59
99th
36.8
84th
107
77 - 125
80th
500GB
79th
424
77th
0.81
98th
37+
86th
$54
87th
14
Compare HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $79
Samples 1.7k
58
99th
68.7
94th
261
169 - 338
96th
512GB
87th
1433
94th
0.02
77th
25+
95th
$79
70th
15
Compare Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $59
Samples 55k
58
99th
60.3
92nd
186
103 - 250
91st
500GB
79th
860
90th
0.39
97th
28+
93rd
$59
85th
16
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $140
Samples 121k
58
99th
23.1
69th
230
155 - 276
94th
250GB
54th
1422
94th
0.36
97th
34+
90th
$140
43rd
17
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB
Samples 51k
58
99th
96.4
60 - 115
76th
120GB
22nd
426
78th
0.12
92nd
75
58th
18
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $104
Samples 119k
58
99th
38.5
86th
109
81 - 125
80th
1TB
94th
427
79th
0.54
98th
38+
86th
$104
57th
19
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB $71
Samples 313k
57
98th
76
95th
270
191 - 316
96th
500GB
79th
2072
98th
1.71
99th
34+
90th
$71
74th
20
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB $45
Samples 24k
57
98th
52.2
89th
218
140 - 272
93rd
256GB
67th
956
91st
0.14
93rd
27+
94th
$45
92nd
21
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $180
Samples 8.9k
57
98th
77.2
96th
328
202 - 476
98th
1TB
94th
3058
99th
0.07
88th
19+
97th
$180
33rd
22
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Samples 223k
57
98th
22.3
68th
102
69 - 127
78th
250GB
54th
390
67th
0.88
99th
37
87th
$50
89th
23
Compare Gigabyte Aorus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $360
Samples 2.4k
56
98th
83.7
97th
356
206 - 485
99th
2TB
98th
3011
99th
0.04
85th
19+
97th
$360
10th
24
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $219
Samples 57k
56
98th
12.7
48th
104
75 - 124
78th
512GB
87th
409
73rd
0.1
92nd
80
49th
$219
25th
25
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $150
Samples 36k
56
98th
8.21
27th
88.8
61 - 111
69th
240GB
50th
390
67th
0.07
90th
71
64th
$150
39th
26
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Samples 762k
56
98th
13
49th
105
74 - 124
79th
250GB
54th
441
81st
1.31
99th
75
58th
$105
56th
27
Compare Samsung 860 Evo 1TB $120
Samples 397k
56
98th
36.2
83rd
113
83 - 134
82nd
1TB
94th
445
82nd
1.59
100th
37+
87th
$120
50th
28
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 17k
55
97th
93
65 - 111
74th
250GB
54th
410
73rd
0.05
85th
74
60th
29
Compare Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $240
Samples 239
55
97th
91.2
99th
281
175 - 366
97th
2TB
99th
1615
95th
0
52nd
18+
97th
$240
22nd
30
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 500GB $65
Samples 679
55
97th
32.7
80th
109
76 - 133
81st
500GB
79th
422
76th
0.23
95th
1+
100th
$65
78th
31
Compare Samsung 870 EVO 1TB $120
Samples 511
55
97th
36.9
84th
116
79 - 137
83rd
1TB
94th
443
82nd
0.15
93rd
1+
100th
$120
50th
32
Compare Samsung 870 Evo 250GB
Samples 302
55
97th
105
72 - 130
79th
250GB
54th
406
72nd
0.09
90th
1
99th
33
Compare Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB $300
Samples 4k
55
97th
102
100th
378
214 - 488
99th
2TB
98th
3101
100th
0.06
85th
19+
97th
$300
14th
34
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $190
Samples 101k
55
97th
24.7
71st
109
76 - 133
81st
1TB
94th
427
79th
0.19
94th
75
58th
$190
31st
35
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB
Samples 53k
55
97th
78.8
55 - 94
54th
275GB
68th
385
66th
0.11
91st
57
74th
36
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $110
Samples 208k
55
97th
23.9
70th
198
141 - 233
92nd
250GB
54th
1262
93rd
0.35
96th
51+
79th
$110
53rd
37
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $210
Samples 55k
55
97th
35
82nd
276
166 - 347
97th
512GB
87th
1437
94th
0.1
92nd
52+
77th
$210
26th
38
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB
Samples 2k
54
96th
89
62 - 109
69th
240GB
50th
387
66th
0
70th
94
5th
39
Compare Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $139
Samples 226k
54
96th
88
98th
308
238 - 356
98th
1TB
94th
2162
99th
2.01
100th
34+
90th
$139
44th
40
Compare Crucial BX500 240GB $38
Samples 84k
54
96th
14.4
53rd
56
32 - 92
22nd
240GB
50th
388
66th
0.76
98th
29+
92nd
$38
94th
41
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $135
Samples 79k
54
96th
58
91st
328
229 - 391
98th
512GB
87th
1956
97th
0.28
94th
33+
90th
$135
45th
42
Compare Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB $250
Samples 32k
54
96th
61.9
92nd
331
224 - 413
99th
1TB
96th
2011
97th
0.13
93rd
34+
90th
$250
20th
43
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $65
Samples 10k
54
96th
27.4
74th
91.2
63 - 108
72nd
500GB
79th
401
71st
0.02
77th
74
60th
$65
78th
44
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Samples 46k
54
96th
85.7
61 - 108
65th
480GB
75th
393
68th
0.09
90th
78
54th
45
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $129
Samples 51k
54
96th
10
36th
92.4
60 - 115
73rd
256GB
67th
369
61st
0.11
92nd
101
4th
$129
47th
46
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $205
Samples 115k
54
96th
7.89
26th
103
73 - 123
78th
256GB
67th
412
74th
0.18
94th
80
49th
$205
27th
47
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $138
Samples 30k
54
96th
8.88
31st
87.7
61 - 104
67th
250GB
54th
350
57th
0.08
88th
74
60th
$138
44th
48
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 3.3k
54
96th
81.3
59 - 96
58th
120GB
22nd
359
59th
0.01
70th
79
52nd
49
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $120
Samples 94k
54
96th
5.9
16th
90.8
61 - 109
71st
120GB
22nd
397
70th
0.17
93rd
92
6th
$120
50th
50
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $128
Samples 13k
54
96th
6.34
19th
97.7
68 - 117
76th
128GB
37th
395
69th
0.03
81st
80
49th
$128
47th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-10600K $224Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-10400F $148Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $320Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair 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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