Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 89,048 user samples
3,615 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 306% 481GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 184% 591GB free (System drive)
Poor: 184% Great: 306%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1026
85,433 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 375% 647GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 234% 808GB free (System drive)
Poor: 234% Great: 375%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1026
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
254 % 324 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1752 MB/s 2370 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1969 MB/s 2152 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
42.3 MB/s 61.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
136 MB/s 150 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1605 MB/s 1688 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
62.9 MB/s 84.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1193 MB/s 1516 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
1936 MB/s 2692 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2308 MB/s 2604 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
49.3 MB/s 69.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
192 MB/s +2% 188 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1827 MB/s 1976 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
76.2 MB/s 98.4 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1487 MB/s 1811 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 28,477,478 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 1.56 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
60.8 % 74.8 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 94 % Hugely more popular.
Price (score)
$176 +5% $185
26+ Months 17+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1687 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
1596 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1365 MB/s 1365 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,726 Pts 4,745 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1439 MB/s +1% 1424 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1140 MB/s 1236 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
837 MB/s 1006 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
955 MB/s 1114 MB/s 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) July 2020 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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