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

Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,327 user samples
9,920 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 133% 444GB free
Worst Bench: 80% 149GB free (System drive)
Poor: 80% Great: 133%
SPEED RANK: 205th / 1058
10,407 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 16GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 58% 23GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 256th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
110 % Faster effective speed.
97 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
479 MB/s 705 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
425 MB/s Much faster write speed.
317 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
39.1 MB/s 46.4 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.9 MB/s 106 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
399 MB/s +4% 382 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
51.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
41.5 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
369 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
95.7 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s 889 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
492 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
376 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
49.7 MB/s 51 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
125 MB/s 150 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
461 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
438 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
67.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
52.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
451 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
110 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 46,992,101 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.3 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
Value For Money
26.5 % Hugely better value.
6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % Slightly more popular.
51 %
Price (score)
$87 Much cheaper.
7+ Months Hugely more recent.
60+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
140 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s 369 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,295 Pts Much stronger server IO.
976 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
373 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
181 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
349 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
140 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
305 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
274 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
303 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
137 MB/s
500GB 128GB
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]


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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