Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC NAND. Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 12,809 user samples
10,563 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 127% 954GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 480GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 127%
SPEED RANK: 162nd / 996
2,246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 954GB free
Worst Bench: 79% 954GB free
Poor: 79% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 996
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
107 % +2% 105 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
479 MB/s 486 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
430 MB/s +1% 425 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
30.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
93.4 MB/s +0% 93.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
373 MB/s 387 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.7 MB/s +2% 44.8 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
400 MB/s 418 MB/s +4%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s 516 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s +3% 472 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
38.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
127 MB/s +2% 124 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
413 MB/s 427 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.4 MB/s +2% 56.5 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
487 MB/s +4% 470 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 13,721,910 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.1 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
96.3 % 271 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % More popular.
55 %
Price (score)
$449 $110 Much cheaper.
57 Months 31 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s 391 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
355 MB/s 366 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1273 Pts 1,276 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
363 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
306 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
344 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
277 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
312 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
287 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
313 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
232 MB/s
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2019 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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  • 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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