Release date ≈ Q2 2016.

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Memory: SanDisk 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,793 user samples
5,652 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% 439GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 39GB free (System drive)
Poor: 29% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 769th / 980
2,141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 322GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 69% 396GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 177th / 980
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
52.1 % 97.8 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
361 MB/s 453 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
294 MB/s 408 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
15.2 MB/s 30.7 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
70.7 MB/s 80.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
179 MB/s 285 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
10.9 MB/s 39.2 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
132 MB/s 370 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
462 MB/s 511 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
409 MB/s 482 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
23.1 MB/s 40 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
111 MB/s 119 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
359 MB/s 390 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.2 MB/s 53 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
247 MB/s 421 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 11,452,932 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 0.09 %
Value For Money
113 % 207 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % +2% 50 %
Price (score)
$65 Slightly cheaper.
32+ Months 17+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
206 MB/s 380 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
304 MB/s 339 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
878 Pts 1,231 Pts Much stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
34.4 MB/s 289 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
155 MB/s 340 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
222 MB/s 294 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
16.6 MB/s 243 MB/s Insanely faster deep queue mixed IO.
480GB 500GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2019 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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