Release date ≈ Q2 2016.


Controller: Silicon Motion SM2256. Flash Memory: SK Hynix 16nm TLC. Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,301 user samples
2,589 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 108GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 54% 84GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 488th / 1016
17,712 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 31GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 54% 222GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 459th / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
76.7 % 78.1 % +2%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
456 MB/s 461 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
393 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
369 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.3 MB/s 29 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.7 MB/s +1% 78.1 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
323 MB/s 339 MB/s +5%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.4 MB/s 39.7 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
110 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
91 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
504 MB/s 508 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
451 MB/s 456 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.1 MB/s 37.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s +1% 115 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
397 MB/s 404 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.8 MB/s 51.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
119 MB/s +1% 118 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 21,546,694 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.1 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 59 % More popular.
44+ Months More recent.
52 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
316 MB/s 335 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
334 MB/s 341 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,108 Pts 1,153 Pts +4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
247 MB/s 253 MB/s +2%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
266 MB/s 271 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
258 MB/s 260 MB/s +1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
196 MB/s 199 MB/s +2%
240GB 240GB
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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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