Release date ≈ Q4 2014.

Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 173 user samples
122 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 237GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 194GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 393rd / 991
51 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 339GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 221GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 384th / 991
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.9 % 80.4 % +1%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
492 MB/s +1% 488 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
293 MB/s 391 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.4 MB/s Faster random read.
21 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
82.4 MB/s Faster random write.
65.5 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
343 MB/s 415 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
24.4 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
251 MB/s 338 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
524 MB/s +1% 520 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
321 MB/s 435 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
27.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
109 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
386 MB/s 470 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.7 MB/s +1% 39.4 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
334 MB/s 420 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 12,089,043 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0 %
Value For Money
62.4 % +0% 62.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 51 % +2%
Price (score)
$135 Much cheaper.
51+ Months +4% 53+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
284 MB/s +4% 274 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
285 MB/s 297 MB/s +4%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
993 Pts +0% 990 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
187 MB/s 206 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
152 MB/s 154 MB/s +1%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
197 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
185 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
66.6 MB/s 73.6 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
256GB 512GB
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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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