Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 165,552 user samples
164,256 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 327% 430GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 198% 325GB free (System drive)
Poor: 198% Great: 327%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1026
1,296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 156% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 204GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 156%
SPEED RANK: 186th / 1026
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
274 % Hugely faster effective speed.
109 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2332 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
935 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
2123 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
768 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
62.2 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
31.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
146 MB/s Much faster random write.
83.1 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1497 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
646 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
82.6 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
42.5 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
746 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
133 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2634 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
1486 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2422 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
1178 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
71.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
44.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
195 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
128 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1859 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
1015 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
99.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
64.9 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
910 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
253 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 26,492,584 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.54 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % Much more popular.
50 %
24+ Months More recent.
33+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1728 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
753 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1506 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
523 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
5,062 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
2,195 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1561 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
544 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1220 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
474 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1008 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
349 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1097 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
329 MB/s
500GB 256GB

Like it, will compare to the PLUS when I get it [Dec '19 Strauby]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2020 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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