Release date ≈ Q2 2018.


Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,777 user samples
3,054 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 308% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 175% 409GB free
Poor: 175% Great: 308%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1011
26,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 377% 693GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 240% 848GB free (System drive)
Poor: 240% Great: 377%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
262 % 327 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1723 MB/s 2356 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1931 MB/s 2154 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
43.4 MB/s 62.4 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
148 MB/s 149 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1578 MB/s 1680 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
64.9 MB/s 84.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1267 MB/s 1541 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
1936 MB/s 2684 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2318 MB/s 2585 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
49.7 MB/s 70.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
197 MB/s +4% 190 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1829 MB/s 1966 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
77.3 MB/s 99.7 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1488 MB/s 1810 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 19,368,266 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 1.07 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
68.7 % 71.4 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 87 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$156 Cheaper.
19+ Months 10+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1737 MB/s +1% 1724 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1398 MB/s 1438 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,841 Pts 5,011 Pts +4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1542 MB/s +1% 1532 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1135 MB/s 1245 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
926 MB/s 1040 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1034 MB/s 1128 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.

If you have the PCI-E lanes to support it... This is hilariously potent. Read/writes out of this world, that only workstations would ever truly find useful, if even that. For games, you'll never worry about load times again. [Aug '19 xDEFCONx]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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]


Group Test Results

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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