Release date ≈ Q2 2014.

Release date ≈ Q1 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,109 user samples
6,648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 218GB free (System drive)
Poor: 43% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 741st / 1069
461 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 31GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 50% 166GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 543rd / 1069
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
65 % 76.4 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
412 MB/s 462 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
187 MB/s 352 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.7 MB/s 30.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
52 MB/s 66.4 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
154 MB/s 313 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22.1 MB/s 34.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
167 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
110 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
483 MB/s 511 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
259 MB/s 463 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.9 MB/s 38.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
79.7 MB/s 114 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
193 MB/s 410 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.1 MB/s 54.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
252 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
118 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 60,764,939 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 50 %
102+ Months 81+ Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
372 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
352 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
256 MB/s 340 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,047 Pts 1,179 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
82.9 MB/s 263 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
323 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
240 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
172 MB/s 214 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
72.4 MB/s 153 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
256GB 240GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2022 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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