Flash storage for everyone: 67 SSDs round-up

67 SATA en NVMe SSDs on our new test bench


Hardware.Info Performance score

It may be clear by now, our SSD test suite consists of quite a few sub-tests. In order to be able to summarise the performance of an SSD in a single number, we calculate the Hardware.Info SSD Performance Score 2018. That is the geometric mean of the results of all real-world benchmarks, including those of the steady-state test. In the special Performance Score Entry variant, we leave out enterprise workloads. This score is therefore a better benchmark if you are looking for an SSD for less demanding tasks.

When we combine all the results in this way, the Intel Optane 900p and Optane DC P4800X are by far the fastest SSDs. The Samsung 970 Pro and Evo follow at a great distance, but together with the WD Black 2018 they do lead the regular NVMe class. It's Samsung that produces the fastest SATA-based SSDs once again, in the form of the 860 Pro and Evo. However, Crucial follows closely with its MX500. The slowest SSDs in this chart, such as the Sandisk SSD Plus, WD Green and Kingston UV400, should be avoided. The WD Green 2018 is less than three times faster than an old-fashioned hard drive.

  • SSD Performance score
  • Entry Performance score


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