Release date: Q4 2022.

Release date: Q1 2024.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 35,015 user samples
34,940 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 507% 801GB free
Poor bench: 275% 254GB free
Poor: 275% Great: 507%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1080
75 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 731% 714GB free (System drive)
Poor bench: 400% 673GB free (System drive)
Poor: 400% Great: 731%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
402 % 568 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2401 MB/s 5634 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
3736 MB/s 5787 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
71 MB/s 82.9 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
190 MB/s 212 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
2900 MB/s 3451 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
101 MB/s 114 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
2306 MB/s 2597 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
3157 MB/s 7526 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
4833 MB/s 7973 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
98.3 MB/s +4% 94.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
312 MB/s 353 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3584 MB/s 4110 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
146 MB/s 148 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2861 MB/s 3266 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 76,390,575 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
Value For Money
128 % 150 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +3% 62 %
Price (score)
$120 Cheaper.
20 Months 4 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
2156 MB/s 2259 MB/s +5%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1727 MB/s 1757 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
6,510 Pts 7,636 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1941 MB/s 2001 MB/s +3%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1534 MB/s 1760 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1150 MB/s 1158 MB/s +1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1349 MB/s 1503 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.

The Samsung 990 Pro has a strong consumer performance profile. It offers burst read speeds of 3 GB/s and burst write speeds of 5 GB/s. The 990 Pro also offers respectable out of cache performance. At current prices (1TB $120 USD, 2TB $165 USD and 4TB $320 USD) the Samsung 990 Pro offers worse value for money than the WD Black SN850X. Samsung’s superior SSD technology allowed them to dominate the consumer market since SSDs became mainstream in 2010. However, in today’s market, their technology no longer justifies a price premium. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]


The Crucial T705 is a slightly improved version of the T700. Both are among the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs, offering peak data rates double those of PCIe 4.0. The T705 can reach staggering burst sequential read and write speeds of 15 and 12 GB/s. However, out of cache performance still lies within PCIe 4.0 limits so the T705 doesn’t have a PCIe 5.0 advantage during sustained workloads. The T705 offers around a 5% effective speed advantage over the T700 which is not justifiable at current prices (1TB = $180, 2TB = $300, 4TB = $500). While it may appeal to users looking for almost unparalleled burst performance, most users won’t notice much improvement compared to the WD Black SN850X because of other bottlenecks in a typical system. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2024 SSD Rankings

Welcome to our 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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