Controller: Samsung MKX. Memory: Samsung 128 layer TLC V-NAND. Release date ≈ Q1 2021.

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,074 user samples
2,980 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 138% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 93% 1.5TB free
Poor: 93% Great: 138%
SPEED RANK: 178th / 1058
8,094 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 73GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 54% 6GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 681st / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
119 % Much faster effective speed.
67.8 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
491 MB/s Much faster read speed.
312 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
452 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
186 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
42.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
27.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
94.1 MB/s Much faster random write.
68.9 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
428 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
219 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
56.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
31.5 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
446 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
153 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
518 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
343 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
492 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
235 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
49.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
35.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
126 MB/s Faster peak random write.
103 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
462 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
239 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
68.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
40.4 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
492 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
223 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 46,972,623 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.04 %
Value For Money
32 % Hugely better value.
3.94 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 51 % +2%
Price (score)
$300 $209 Much cheaper.
7+ Months Hugely more recent.
92+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
278 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
363 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
212 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1296 Pts Much stronger server IO.
873 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
374 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
148 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
332 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
260 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
288 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
179 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
300 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
126 MB/s
2TB 180GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 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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