Real World Speed
Performance profile from 241,446 user samples
241,446 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 234% 10GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 136% 48GB free (System drive)
Poor: 136% Great: 234%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
199 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+103%
98.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1809 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+292%
461 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1253 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+210%
404 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
47.4 MB/s Much faster random read.
+38%
34.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
134 MB/s Much faster random write.
+55%
86.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
564 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+57%
360 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
44.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
359 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+21%
297 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2144 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+323%
507 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1497 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+209%
485 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
43 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
184 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+55%
119 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
751 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+77%
423 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
65.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
58.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
484 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+25%
386 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,319,392 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 56.6 % +3%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.3 % 0.31 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$85 Much cheaper.
+46%
123 USD
Value
Value For Money
29.1 % Hugely better value.
+91%
15.2 %
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1242 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+238%
367 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1220 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+241%
358 MB/s
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
866 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+162%
331 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1025 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+219%
322 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
864 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+203%
285 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
667 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+159%
258 MB/s
Age
Newest
58+ Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
62.9 Months
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,815 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+208%
1,237 Pts
Capacity
Capacity
250GB   —
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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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
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