Real World Speed
Performance profile from 62,098 user samples
744 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 994% 1.5TB free
Poor bench: 415% 2.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 415% Great: 994%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1080
61,354 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 587% 2TB free
Poor bench: 286% 2TB free (System drive)
Poor: 286% Great: 587%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
735 % Much faster effective speed.
449 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
6026 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
2469 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
6092 MB/s Much faster write speed.
3845 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
94.5 MB/s Faster random read.
74.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
235 MB/s Faster random write.
192 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3358 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
2911 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
123 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
103 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
4851 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
2955 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
7655 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
3186 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
8214 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4847 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
94.6 MB/s 96.9 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
363 MB/s Faster peak random write.
317 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3955 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
3573 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
149 MB/s +2% 146 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
7376 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
4018 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 76,391,181 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 1.49 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
260 % Much better value.
190 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % More popular.
66 %
Price (score)
$418 $165 Much cheaper.
13 Months Much more recent.
20 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
2321 MB/s +3% 2243 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1901 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
1782 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
7,932 Pts Stronger server IO.
6,703 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
2067 MB/s +4% 1991 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1767 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
1608 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1235 MB/s +3% 1195 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1522 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
1398 MB/s

The Crucial T700 is one of the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs, offering peak data rates double those of PCIe 4.0. The T700 can reach staggering burst sequential read and write speeds of 15 and 12 GB/s. However, out of cache performance still lies within PCIe 4.0 limits so the T700 doesn’t have a PCIe 5.0 advantage during sustained workloads. At current prices (1TB = $140, 2TB = $270, 4TB = $370) the T700 may be of interest to users looking for almost unparalleled burst performance, though most users won’t notice much improvement compared to the WD Black SN850X because of other bottlenecks in in a typical system. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]


The Samsung 990 Pro has a strong consumer performance profile. It offers burst read speeds of 3 GB/s and burst write speeds of 5 GB/s. The 990 Pro also offers respectable out of cache performance. At current prices (1TB $120 USD, 2TB $165 USD and 4TB $320 USD) the Samsung 990 Pro offers worse value for money than the WD Black SN850X. Samsung’s superior SSD technology allowed them to dominate the consumer market since SSDs became mainstream in 2010. However, in today’s market, their technology no longer justifies a price premium. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2024 SSD Rankings

Welcome to our 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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Intel Core i5-12600K $165Nvidia RTX 4060 $293WD Black SN850X M.2 2TB $119
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