Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 175,014 user samples
20,329 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 148% 143GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 77% 84GB free (System drive)
Poor: 77% Great: 148%
SPEED RANK: 176th / 1058
154,685 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 522GB free
Worst Bench: 82% 114GB free (System drive)
Poor: 82% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 212th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
119 % Faster effective speed.
108 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
921 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
483 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
420 MB/s 429 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
35.1 MB/s +4% 33.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.4 MB/s +0% 88.3 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
445 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
389 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.4 MB/s 47.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
288 MB/s 416 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
1072 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
516 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
719 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
477 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
39.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
116 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
805 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
431 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
54.5 MB/s 57.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
377 MB/s 472 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 47,050,358 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.59 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 59 % More popular.
36+ Months More recent.
44+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
571 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
388 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
726 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
368 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
2,005 Pts Much stronger server IO.
1,267 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
623 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
305 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
485 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
335 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
397 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
302 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
388 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
257 MB/s
256GB 1TB

Fast for SSD [May '21 rschmidt]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 SSD Rankings.

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]


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