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

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 121,191 user samples
28,323 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 67GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 94GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 539th / 1058
92,868 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 432GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 268GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 384th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
76.1 % 85.3 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
455 MB/s Faster read speed.
400 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
350 MB/s 400 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.8 MB/s Faster random read.
24.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
74.1 MB/s 85.3 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
334 MB/s 344 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
35.1 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
89.5 MB/s 285 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
445 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
453 MB/s 481 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
28.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 115 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
404 MB/s +4% 389 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
49.7 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
42.3 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
118 MB/s 333 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 47,161,423 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.13 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
11.9 % Better value.
9.27 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 54 % +2%
Price (score)
$74 Much cheaper.
72 Months 63 Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s 353 MB/s +4%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
340 MB/s +4% 327 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,145 Pts +0% 1,144 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
252 MB/s 331 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
278 MB/s 302 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
261 MB/s 269 MB/s +3%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
206 MB/s 273 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 525GB
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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