Release date ≈ Q1 2015.


Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 83,495 user samples
69,335 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 216GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 61GB free (System drive)
Poor: 35% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 732nd / 1011
14,160 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 204GB free
Worst Bench: 32% 62GB free (System drive)
Poor: 32% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 704th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
59.8 % 61.9 % +3%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
397 MB/s 469 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
268 MB/s 405 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
18.9 MB/s 27.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
72.3 MB/s Much faster random write.
48 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
199 MB/s 272 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
13.4 MB/s 15.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
183 MB/s 198 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
494 MB/s 512 MB/s +4%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
404 MB/s 455 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.9 MB/s 37 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s 113 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s 430 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.8 MB/s 32.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
364 MB/s 445 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 16,937,835 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.52 % 0.71 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
17.2 % 18.2 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 60 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$33 $32 +3%
52+ Months 11+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
218 MB/s 262 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s 349 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
918 Pts 1,048 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
99.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
49.7 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
163 MB/s 212 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s 257 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
42.9 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
35.8 MB/s
240GB 240GB

Too fast for me :') [Oct '17 PCmaster]


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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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