Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.


Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,210 user samples
3,881 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 239GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 288GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 189th / 959
11,329 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 269GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 281GB free (System drive)
Poor: 65% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 232nd / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91.3 % +5% 87.3 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
473 MB/s Faster read speed.
401 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
404 MB/s 419 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.1 MB/s 26.3 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.3 MB/s 93.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
307 MB/s +3% 299 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.1 MB/s 38.1 MB/s +3%
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
335 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
303 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
440 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
439 MB/s 468 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31 MB/s +1% 30.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s 125 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
348 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
328 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.5 MB/s +2% 45.4 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
436 MB/s 455 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 9,145,409 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.17 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
76.5 % 85.4 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % Slightly more popular.
58 %
Price (score)
$240 $200 Cheaper.
45 Months Slightly more recent.
52 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
275 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
187 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
297 MB/s 357 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,008 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
938 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
210 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
250 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
148 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
261 MB/s 311 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
184 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
167 MB/s
500GB 512GB
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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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