Real World Speed
Performance profile from 12,102 user samples
12,102 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 162GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 22GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 421st / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
75.4 % 95.4 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
405 MB/s 451 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
257 MB/s 400 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+56%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.5 MB/s 31.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+38%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.4 MB/s 89.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
286 MB/s 336 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.7 MB/s 41.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+31%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
178 MB/s 305 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+71%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
441 MB/s 496 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
275 MB/s 466 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+69%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.1 MB/s 38.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+42%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s 123 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
307 MB/s 386 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+26%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.5 MB/s 52.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+32%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
267 MB/s 402 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+51%
Market Share
Based on 9,664,924 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 77.1 % More popular.
+24%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % 0.95 % Hugely higher market share.
+312%
Price
Price (score)
$62 Much cheaper.
+52%
94.1 USD
Value
Value For Money
101 % 106 % Slightly better value.
+6%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
329 MB/s 352 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+7%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s 348 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+32%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
187 MB/s 274 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+46%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
286 MB/s 300 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
241 MB/s 292 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+21%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
156 MB/s 222 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
Age
Newest
68 Months 38 Months Much more recent.
+79%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,019 Pts 1,195 Pts Stronger server IO.
+17%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB   —
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 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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