Release date: Q1 2024.

Release date: Q3 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,847 user samples
75 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 731% 714GB free (System drive)
Poor bench: 400% 673GB free (System drive)
Poor: 400% Great: 731%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1080
8,772 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 683% 3.5TB free
Poor bench: 288% 2.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 288% Great: 683%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
568 % Slightly faster effective speed.
522 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
5634 MB/s Much faster read speed.
3793 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
5787 MB/s Much faster write speed.
3816 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
82.9 MB/s Faster random read.
67.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
212 MB/s Faster random write.
189 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3451 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
2970 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
114 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
83.5 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
2597 MB/s 3370 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
7526 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
4696 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
7973 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4940 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
94.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
84.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
353 MB/s Faster peak random write.
315 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
4110 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
3586 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
148 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
113 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
3266 MB/s 4656 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 76,390,743 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.23 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
150 % 241 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 72 % More popular.
Price (score)
$155 Much cheaper.
4 Months Hugely more recent.
23 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
2259 MB/s 2486 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1757 MB/s 2073 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
7,636 Pts +2% 7497 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
2001 MB/s 2284 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1760 MB/s 1787 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1158 MB/s 1382 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1503 MB/s 1548 MB/s +3%

The Crucial T705 is a slightly improved version of the T700. Both are among the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs, offering peak data rates double those of PCIe 4.0. The T705 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 T705 doesn’t have a PCIe 5.0 advantage during sustained workloads. The T705 offers around a 5% effective speed advantage over the T700 which is not justifiable at current prices (1TB = $180, 2TB = $300, 4TB = $500). While it may appeal to users looking for almost unparalleled burst performance, most users won’t notice much improvement compared to the WD Black SN850X because of other bottlenecks in a typical system. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]


The WD Black SN850X has a superb consumer performance profile. As well as offering solid burst speeds of 5 GB/s, the SN850X also offers respectable out of cache performance. At current prices (1TB $90 USD, 2TB $145 USD and 4TB $290 USD) the WD Black SN850X is our top value pick at every capacity. [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]


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Intel Core i5-12600K $165Nvidia RTX 4060 $293WD Black SN850X M.2 2TB $119
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