Real World Speed
Performance profile from 346,976 user samples
140,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 364% 836GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 161% 608GB free (System drive)
Poor: 161% Great: 364%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1071
206,100 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 478% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 251% 715GB free
Poor: 251% Great: 478%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1071
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
260 % 386 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1573 MB/s 2531 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1906 MB/s 2792 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
54.3 MB/s 69.6 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
139 MB/s 170 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1660 MB/s 2561 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
73.2 MB/s 96.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1153 MB/s 2107 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
1805 MB/s 3068 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2297 MB/s 3504 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
66.6 MB/s 88.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
223 MB/s 248 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1940 MB/s 3179 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
98.7 MB/s 131 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2155 MB/s 2584 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 67,510,370 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.34 % 1.65 % Higher market share.
Value For Money
139 % 167 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 68 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$60 Cheaper.
27+ Months More recent.
32+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1942 MB/s 2173 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1627 MB/s 1738 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
5,421 Pts 6,256 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1637 MB/s 1939 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1277 MB/s 1450 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
954 MB/s 1117 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1064 MB/s 1252 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.

Possibly the best SSD for gaming as you can disable low power states with Samsung's Magician software without having to worry about the thing overheating (it's maximum power draw is lower than other high-performance NVMe drives). [The switch between power states can cause the odd high access time that can cause frame skips in games. It can also make an NVMe SSD perform slower than a SATA one in some situations. This is not something generally picked up by SSD benchmarking software — they would have to report 1% or 0.1% maximum access time averages (just like a decent gaming benchmark would report 1% or 0.1% minimum frame rate averages) and they generally don't.] [Apr '22 scowi3]


Probably the best speed on the market for an NVME ssd right now, but is missing "pro" features that consumers desire on Samsung's "pro" series. It is also priced exorbitantly. Probably avoid and just get a slightly slower but half the price ssd. [Nov '20 Factchecker]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2023 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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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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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  • - 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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  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
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