Real World Speed
Performance profile from 361,884 user samples
134,686 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 274% 52GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 152% 22GB free (System drive)
Poor: 152% Great: 274%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1058
227,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 127% 178GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 145GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 127%
SPEED RANK: 238th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
229 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+127%
101 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2165 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+354%
477 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1379 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+256%
387 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
59.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
+59%
37.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
137 MB/s Much faster random write.
+55%
88.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1122 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+206%
367 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
74.9 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+61%
46.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
377 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+34%
281 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2549 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+394%
516 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2212 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+351%
491 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
67.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+37%
49.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
192 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+57%
122 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1464 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+216%
464 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
92.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+40%
65.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
492 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+31%
376 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,334,044 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % 0.71 % Hugely higher market share.
+129%
Value
Value For Money
27.7 % Much better value.
+30%
21.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 58 %
Price
Price (score)
$109 $52 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
40+ Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
44 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
998 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+157%
389 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1286 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+256%
361 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,697 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+186%
1,291 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1018 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+175%
370 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
916 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+167%
343 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
851 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+203%
281 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
876 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+223%
271 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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The 970 Evo is Samsung’s third generation NVMe PCIe SSD for high-end consumers and professionals alike. It employs the latest Samsung Phoenix controller and their latest version of TLC 3D NAND (now 64-layers) which is cheaper but with slightly lower endurance and weaker write consistency than the MLC NAND found in the 970 Pro. The 970 Evo comes in a M.2 form factor and four sizes: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The $120 250GB 970 Evo has an advertised sequential read speed of up to 3400 MB/s (200MB/s faster than the 250GB 960 Evo) and a sequential write speed of 1500 MB/s which drops to 300 MB/s once the 13Gb of SLC cache has been exhausted (this is similar to the sustained write performance on the 960 Evo). Further benchmarks are required before we can attest to its overall performance in the real world. The anticipated modest performance improvement between generations is expected to maintain Samsung’s front running as the premium SSD brand. Samsung now offers a warranty of 5 years across the suite of 970 SSDs and specifically a generous write endurance of 150 TBW on the 250 GB 970 Evo, thereby challenging the need for the 970 Pro MLC variant. [May '18 SSDrivePro]

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The 860 Evo is the latest mainstream SATA SSD from Samsung. The 2.5-inch version of the 860 Evo will be available in several capacities ranging from 250 GB to a staggering 4TB. It’s also available in the slimmer M.2 and mSATA form factors. The 860 Evo demonstrates marginally reduced performance compared to its popular, but now three year old predecessor, the 850 Evo. In a head to head comparison the 860 looses by a very modest 6% in terms of effective speed. The 860 Evo is based on a refinement of Samsung’s consumer grade TLC V-NAND, this time featuring 256Gb and 512 Gb 64 layer V-NAND and it also features a new "MJX" controller. The 250 GB version can reach sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s, dropping to 300 MB/s once the SLC cache is exhausted (the 250 GB version has a 12 GB SLC write cache). Peak sequential read speeds of 560 MB/s are achievable across the different capacities. The 250GB version has a 512 MB LPDDR4 DRAM cache. All capacities have a five year warranty, but as a testament to the enhanced reliability of this new technology, the warrantied terabytes written (TBW) has doubled from 75 TBW to 150 TBW for the 250 GB 860 Evo. [Jan '18 SSDrivePro]

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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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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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.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $390Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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