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 42,638 user samples
12,511 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 590GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 65GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 306th / 1058
30,127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 477GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 99GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 359th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
90.6 % +4% 87.1 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
478 MB/s Faster read speed.
403 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
400 MB/s 424 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.3 MB/s +0% 26.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.9 MB/s 85.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
314 MB/s +4% 303 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.8 MB/s 37.2 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
343 MB/s +4% 331 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
439 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
438 MB/s 470 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.4 MB/s +0% 30.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
111 MB/s 116 MB/s +5%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
349 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
328 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.2 MB/s +1% 44.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
438 MB/s 465 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 49,559,167 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
29.3 % Hugely better value.
11.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +2% 53 %
Price (score)
$59 Much cheaper.
83 Months Slightly more recent.
90 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
275 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
175 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
302 MB/s 361 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,004 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
914 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
248 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
149 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
251 MB/s 290 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
168 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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