Real World Speed
Performance profile from 538,648 user samples
262,559 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 365% 212GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 149% 159GB free
Poor: 149% Great: 365%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1072
276,089 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 488% 750GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 274% 911GB free
Poor: 274% Great: 488%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1072
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
251 % 394 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1664 MB/s 2609 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1830 MB/s 2779 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
58 MB/s 79.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
134 MB/s 170 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1601 MB/s 2553 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
71.2 MB/s 96.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
943 MB/s 2076 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
1811 MB/s 3012 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2282 MB/s 3496 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
66.1 MB/s 89.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
222 MB/s 257 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1929 MB/s 3169 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
97.2 MB/s 132 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2112 MB/s 2597 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 75,696,787 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.33 % 1.62 % Higher market share.
Value For Money
96 % 148 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 69 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$94 +3% $96
37+ Months More recent.
42+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1935 MB/s 2216 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1597 MB/s 1741 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
5,377 Pts 6,327 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1624 MB/s 1955 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1293 MB/s 1543 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
965 MB/s 1186 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1077 MB/s 1340 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]


The 980 Pro with integrated heatsink is a super speedy PCIe gen 4 NVMe SSD. The heatsink provides convenient cooling, making sure your SSD can operate most efficiently. Great choice for your main SSD. [Oct '23 Building_It]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2024 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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Intel Core i5-12400F $133Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
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