Real World Speed
Performance profile from 538,648 user samples
276,089 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 488% 750GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 274% 911GB free
Poor: 274% Great: 488%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1074
262,559 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 365% 212GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 149% 159GB free
Poor: 149% Great: 365%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 1074
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
394 % Much faster effective speed.
251 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2609 MB/s Much faster read speed.
1664 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
2779 MB/s Much faster write speed.
1830 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
79.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
58 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
170 MB/s Faster random write.
134 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
2553 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
1601 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
96.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
71.2 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
2076 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
943 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
3012 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
1811 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
3496 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
2282 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
89.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
66.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
257 MB/s Faster peak random write.
222 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3169 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
1929 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
132 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
97.2 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2597 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
2112 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 75,995,867 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.57 % Much higher market share.
1.05 %
Value For Money
137 % Much better value.
99.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % Much more popular.
52 %
Price (score)
$107 $90 Cheaper.
44+ Months 38+ Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
2216 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
1935 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1741 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
1597 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
6,327 Pts Stronger server IO.
5,377 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1955 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
1624 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1543 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
1293 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1186 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
965 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1340 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
1077 MB/s

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]


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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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 $124Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
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