Release date ≈ Q4 2017.

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,520 user samples
9,059 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 68GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 51% 48GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 493rd / 1026
42,461 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 142GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 129GB free (System drive)
Poor: 69% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 211th / 1026
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
76.5 % 102 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
421 MB/s 471 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
358 MB/s 403 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
29.6 MB/s 33.2 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
65.5 MB/s 85.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
331 MB/s 350 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.5 MB/s 43.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
139 MB/s 366 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
490 MB/s 516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
477 MB/s 487 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
43.7 MB/s +1% 43.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
102 MB/s 119 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
404 MB/s +1% 400 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
56 MB/s 56.4 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
173 MB/s 486 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 28,268,265 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.26 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 73 % Much more popular.
31+ Months Much more recent.
72 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
383 MB/s 389 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
344 MB/s 358 MB/s +4%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,228 Pts 1,272 Pts +4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
353 MB/s 364 MB/s +3%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
285 MB/s 336 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
233 MB/s 285 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
238 MB/s 296 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
128GB 512GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2020 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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  • 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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