Real World Speed
Performance profile from 103,099 user samples
103,099 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 236% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 133% 183GB free
Poor: 133% Great: 236%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
197 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+90%
104 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1744 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+274%
466 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1283 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+202%
424 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
44.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
35.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
143 MB/s Much faster random write.
+54%
92.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
561 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+55%
362 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+11%
47.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
367 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+11%
330 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2160 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+324%
510 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1510 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+210%
487 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+24%
43.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
201 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+59%
126 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
704 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+73%
408 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
63.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
59.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
474 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
429 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,661,539 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 84.1 % More popular.
+26%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.41 % Higher market share.
+15%
1.22 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 Much cheaper.
+74%
174 USD
Value
Value For Money
189 % Much better value.
+70%
112 %
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1183 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+208%
384 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1275 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+258%
356 MB/s
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
863 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+158%
334 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
956 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+183%
338 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
905 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+195%
307 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
658 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+134%
281 MB/s
Age
Newest
23+ Months Hugely more recent.
+92%
44.1 Months
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,802 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+199%
1,270 Pts
Capacity
Capacity
250GB   —
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 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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Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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