Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 382,347 user samples
255,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 380% 837GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 250% 56GB free (System drive)
Poor: 250% Great: 380%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1058
126,823 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 84% 588GB free (System drive)
Poor: 84% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 212th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
328 % Hugely faster effective speed.
109 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2444 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
483 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
2184 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
431 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
63.2 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
33.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
153 MB/s Much faster random write.
87.7 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1730 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
392 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
86.3 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
47.4 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1488 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
420 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2696 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
515 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2600 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
477 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
70.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
39.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
192 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
116 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1974 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
430 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
100 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
57.2 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1792 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
471 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 44,151,694 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.09 % Hugely higher market share.
0.58 %
Value For Money
85.4 % Hugely better value.
41 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % More popular.
59 %
Price (score)
$157 $96 Much cheaper.
28+ Months Much more recent.
41+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1646 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
388 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1365 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
369 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,827 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
1,268 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1478 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
307 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1249 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
343 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
981 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
305 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1094 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
265 MB/s

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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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