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Welcome to the SSD tier list.

 

SSD or Solid State Drive is a storage device containing non-volatile flash memory, used in place of hard drive because of its much greater speed. Unlike a hard drive, a solid state drive doesnt have any moving parts. It has two main components - A flash controller and  NAND flash memory chips.

More information on solid state drives can be had from here..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive

 

This guide differentiates SSDs in different tiers based on their DWPD, sustained writes, controllers, NAND types and value for money.

 

Make Ctrl + F your Best Friend...

 

Spoiler

NAND TYPES

 

SLC

MLC

TLC

QLC

 

2D / 3D NAND

2D NAND is denoted by an underline.

 

SSD's without DRAM cache are marked with an asterisk *

SSD's that support HMB are marked with [1] (Work In Process)

 

NVMe

 

Tier A (Ultra High-end)

  • ADATA - S50 (Phison E16), S70 
  • Addlink - S90 (Phison E16), S92 (Phison E16)
  • Apacer - AS2280Q4 (Phison E16)
  • Corsair - MP600 PCIe 4.0 (Phison E16)
  • Essencore - ECT455 (Phison E16)
  • Galax - HOF 4.0 (Phison E16), HOF 4.0 Extreme (Phison E18)
  • Gigabyte - AORUS PCIe 4.0 (Phison E16)
  • Goodram - IRDM Ultimate X (Phison E16)
  • Inland - Performance (Phison E16)
  • KingMax - PX4480 (Phison E16)
  • MSI - Lightning (Phison E16)
  • Patriot - Viper VP4100 (Phison E16)
  • PNY - CS4040 (Phison E16)
  • Sabrent - Rocket 4.0 (Phison E16), Rocket 4 Plus (Phison E18), Rocket Q4 (Phison E16)
  • Samsung - 970 Pro (Samsung Phoenix), 980 Pro (Samsung Elpis)
  • SeagateFireCuda 520 (Phison E16)
  • Silicon Power - US70 (Phison E16)
  • Team Group - Cardea Zero Z440 (Phison E16), Cadea Ceramic C440 (Phison E16), Cardea Zero (Phison E16)
  • Western Digital - Black SN850 (WD Proprietary), AN 1500 (WD Proprietary)

 

Tier B (High-end)

  • ADATA - SX8200 Pro v1 (SMI SM2262EN), Gammix S11 Pro (SMI SM2262EN), S50 Lite (SMI SM2267), SX8800 Pro (Realtek RTS5762), Spectrix S40G / RGB (Realtek RTS5762), SX8100 (Realtek RTS5762), Gammix S7 (Realtek RTS5762)
  • Addlink - S70 (Phison E12), X70 (Phison E12)
  • Asgard - AN3 (SMI SM2262EN), AN3+ (Starblaze STAR1000P)
  • Asura - Genesis Xtreme (Phison E12)
  • Corsair - MP510 (Phison E12)
  • Digifast - Ace (Phison E12)
  • Galax - HOF (Phison E12)
  • Gigabyte - AUROS RGB AIC (Phison E12)
  • Hikvision - C2000 (Phison E12)
  • HP - EX950 (SMI SM2262EN)
  • Inland - Premium (Phison E12)
  • KingMax - PX3480 (Phison E12)
  • Kingston - KC2000 (SMI SM2262EN), KC2500 (SMI SM2262EN)
  • LiteOn - MU X1 (Phison E12)
  • Mushkin - Pilot-E (SMI SM2262EN)
  • MyDigitalSSD - BPX Pro (Phison E12)
  • Patriot - Viper VPN100 (Phison E12), Viper VPR100 (Phison E12)
  • Pioneer - APS-SE20G (Phison E12)
  • Plextor - M9Pe (Marvell 88SS1093)
  • PNY - CS3030 (Phison E12), CS2130 (Phison E12S)
  • Toshiba / Kioxia - RD500 (Phison E12S), Exercia Plus (Phison E12S)
  • Sabrent - Rocket (Phison E12)
  • Samsung - 970 EVO Plus (Samsung Phoenix), 970 EVO (Samsung Phoenix), 960 EVO (Samsung Polaris), 960 Pro (Samsung Polaris)
  • SanDisk - Extreme Pro NVMe (WD Proprietary)
  • Seagate - BarraCuda 510 (Phison E12), FireCuda 510 (Phison E12)
  • Silicon Power - P34A80 (Phison E12)
  • SK Hynix - Gold P31 (SK Hynix Cepheus), Platinum P31 (SK Hynix Cepheus)
  • Team Group - Cardea II (Phison E12), Cardea Liquid (Phison E12), MP34 (Phison E12), Z340 (SMI SM2262EN)
  • Transcend - SSD 220S (SMI SM2262EN)
  • Western Digital - Black / SN750 (WD Proprietary)
  • Zadak - Spark (Phison E12)

 

Tier C (Mid-end)

  • ADATA - SX8200 Pro v2 (SMI SM2262G), SX8200 (SMI SM2262), Gammix S11 (SMI SM2262), Falcon* (Realtek RTS5762DL) [1]
  • CorsairMP400 (Phison E12S) 
  • Crucial - P5 (Micron DMO1B2)
  • Drevo - D1 Xtreme (SMI SM2262)
  • HP- EX920 (SMI SM2262)
  • Inland - Platinum (Phison E12S)
  • Intel - 760p (SMI SM2262)
  • Lexar - NM700 (Marvell 88SS1092)
  • Mushkin - Pilot (SMI SM2262)
  • Pioneer - APS-SE20Q (Phison E12)
  • Plextor - M9P+ (Marvell 88SS1092), M9PeY/G/GN (Marvell 88SS1093)
  • Sabrent - Rocket Q (Phison E12S)
  • Western Digital - Black 2018 (WD Proprietary)

 

Tier D (Budget)

  • ADATA - SX6000 Pro* (Realtek RTS5763DL), Gammix S5* (Realtek RTS5763DL), SX6000 Lite* (Realtek RTS5763DL), Swordfish* (Realtek RTS5763DL) [1]
  • Addlink - S68* (Phison E13T) [1]
  • Asgard - AN1/AN2* (SMI SM2263XT) [1]
  • Biostar - M700* (SMI SM2263XT) [1]
  • Colorful - CN600* (SMI SM2263XT) [1]
  • Corsair - MP500 (Phison E7)
  • Crucial - P1 (SMI SM2263), P2* (Phison E13T) [1]
  • Gigabyte - NVMe v2* (Phison E13T) [1]
  • Greenliant - ArmourDrive* (Phison E13T) [1]
  • Goodram - PX500* (SMI SM2263XT) [1]
  • HP - EX900* (SMI SM2263XT)
  • Inland - Pro QLC* (Phison E13T) [1]
  • Intel - 660p (SMI SM2263), 665p (SMI SM2263)
  • Kingston - A2000 (SMI SM2263)
  • KLEVV - KRAS C700 / RGB (SMI SM2263), KRAS C710* (SMI SM2263XT) [1]
  • Lexar - NM600* (SMI SM2263XT), NM610* (SMI SM2263XT)
  • Mushkin - Enhanced Helix-L* (SMI 2263XT)
  • MyDigitalSSD - BPX (Phison E7), SBXe 2nd Gen* (Phison E13T)
  • Orico - V500* (SMI SM2263XT) [1]
  • Patriot - P300* (SMI SM2263XT or Phison E13T) [1]
  • SanDisk - Ultra* (WD Proprietary) [1]
  • Silicon Power - P34A60* (SMI SM2263XT)
  • TC SUNBOW - NVMe* (SMI SM2263XT)
  • Team Group - MP33* (SMI SM2263XT or Phison E13T), Z330* (Phison E13T) [1]
  • Toshiba / Kioxia - RC500 (Phison E12S), Exercia (Phison E12C)
  • Transcend - SSD 110S* (SMI SM2263XT)
  • Verbatim - Vi3000* (Phison E13T)
  • Western Digital - SN500* (WD Proprietary), SN550* (WD Proprietary)

 

Tier E (OKAYish)

  • ADATA - SX6000 (Realtek RTS5760), Gammix S10* (SMI SM2260)
  • Apacer - AS2290P2 Pro* (Phison E8T) [1]
  • Corsair - MP300 (Phison E8)
  • Gigabyte - NVMe* (Phison E8T) [1]
  • Inland - Basic* (Phison 8T) [1], Professional (Phison E8)
  • Kingston - A1000 (Phison E8)
  • Lexar - NM500* (Marvell 88NV1160), Lexar NM520 (Phison E8)
  • MyDigitalSSD - SBX (Phison E8), SBXe* (Phison 8T)
  • Patriot - Scorch (Phison E8)
  • Silicon Power - P32A80* (Phison 8T)
  • Team Group - MP32 (Phison E8)

 

 

SATA

 

Tier A (High-end)

  • Samsung - 850 PRO (Samsung MEX), 860 PRO (Samsung MJX)
  • Seagate - Ironwolf 110 (Seagate 500021768)

 

Tier B (Mid-end)

  • ADATA - SX950U (SMI SM2258), SU800 (SMI SM2258)SX850 (SMI SM2258), SU750* (Realtek RTS5733DMQ), SU760* (Realtek RTS5733DMQ)
  • Addlink - S20 (Phison S10)
  • Corsair - Neutron XTi (Phison S10)
  • Crucial - MX500 (SMI SM2258), BX300 (SMI SM2258)MX300 (Marvell 88SS1074), MX200 (Marvell 88SS9189)
  • Gigabyte - UD Pro (Phison S10)
  • HP - S700 Pro (SMI SM2258)
  • Intel - 545s (SMI SM2259), 540s (SMI SM2258)
  • Kingston - KC600 (SMI SM2259)
  • KLEVV - NX500 (SMI SM2258)
  • Lexar - NS200 (SMI SM2258), NM210 (SMI SM2258)
  • Micron - 1100 (Marvell 88SS1074), 1300 (Marvell 88SS1074)
  • Mushkin - Triactor 3DX (SMI SM2258) 
  • MyDigitalSSD - BP5e Slim 7 (Phison S10)
  • Neo Forza - NFS06 (SMI SM2258)
  • PNY - CS1311 (Phison S10)
  • SK Hynix - SL308 (SK hynix SH87820BB)
  • Samsung - 850 EVO (Samsung MGX), 860 EVO (Samsung MJX), 860 QVO (Samsung MJX), 870 QVO (Samsung MKX)
  • Sandisk - Extreme Pro (Marvell 88SS9187), Ultra 3D (Marvell 88SS1074)
  • Seagate - Barracuda (Phison S10)
  • SK Hynix - Gold S31 ( Quartz SH87830CC)
  • Team Group - L5 Lite 3D (SMI SM2258), Delta RGB (SMI SM2258), Vulcan (SMI SM2258) 
  • Toshiba - Vector 180 (OCZ Barefoot 3 M00)
  • Transcend - SSD370* (Transcend TS6500), SSD370S* (Transcend TS6500), SSD430S ( SMI SM2258), SSD830S (SMI SM2258), SSD230S (SMI SM2258)
  • Western Digital - Blue 3D (Marvell 88SS1074), Blue (Marvell 88SS1074)

 

 

Tier C (Budget)

  • ADATA - SU650* (SMI SM2258XT), SU655* (SMI SM2258XT)SP900 (SandForce SF-2281)
  • Colorful - SL500* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • Crucial - BX500* (SMI SM2258XT), MX100 (Marvell 88SS9189)
  • Drevo - X1 Pro* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • Gigabyte - SSD* (Phison S11)
  • HP - S700* (SMI SM2258XT), M700* (SMI SM2258XT), P600* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • KingDian - S280 (SMI SM2258)
  • KingSpec - P4* (Maxio MAS0902A)
  • Kingston - UV400 (Marvell 88SS1074), KC300 (SandForce SF2281) , UV500 (Marvell 88SS1074)
  • Lexar - NS100* (Marvell 88NV1120)
  • Mushkin - Source* (SMI SM2258XT), Reactor (SMI SM2258EN), Reactor LT (SMI SM2258EN), Triactor 3DL* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • Neo Forza - NFS01* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • Patriot - Burst* (Phison S11)P200* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • Pioneer - APS-SL3* (Phison S11)
  • PNY - CS900* (Phison S11), CS2211* (Phison S11)
  • Sandisk - Ultra II (Marvell 88SS9190), Ultra Plus (Marvell SS889175)
  • Silicon Power - S55* (SMI SM2258XT), A55* (SMI SM2258XT), A58* (Phison S11)
  • TC SUNBOW - X3 (SMI SM2258) [Although some units in USA and Canada ship with a DRAM-less SMI SM2258XT]
  • Team Group - Elite GX1* (SMI SM2258XT), Elite GX2* (SMI SM2258XT), MS30* (SMI SM2258XT), EX2* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • Toshiba - TR200* (Phison S11)
  • Transcend - SSD420S* (SMI SM2258XT), SSD820S* (SMI SM2258XT)

 

Tier D (OKAYish)

  • ADATA - SU630* (Maxio MAS0902A), SU635* (Maxio MAS0902A)
  • Addlink - S22* (Phison S11T)
  • HP - S600* (Marvell 88NV1120)
  • Hyundai - Sapphire* (Marvell 88NV1120)
  • Inland - Professional* (Phison S11)
  • KingDian - S400* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • Kingston - A400* (Phison S11), SSDNow V300* (Sandisk SF-2281), HyperX RGB (Marvell 88SS1074), Q500* (Phison S11T/S13T)
  • Sandisk - SSD Plus* (SMI SM2256S)
  • Team Group - L5 Lite* (SMI SM2256S)Dark L3 (Phison S8), L3 EVO* (Phison S11)
  • Western Digital - Green* (SMI SM2258XT)

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

Tier A (Ultra High-end)

  • LaCie - Rugged SSD (Phison E12)
  • Patriot - EVLVR 2 (Phison E12)

 

Tier B (High-end)

  • HP - P800* (SMI SM2263) [1]
  • LaCie - Rugged SSD (Phison E12)
  • Sabrent - Rocket Pro (Phison E12)
  • Western Digital - P50 (WD Proprietary)

 

Tier C (Mid-end)

  • ADATA - SE760* (Realtek RTS5763DL) [1], SE800* (Innogrit IG5208) [1]
  • HP - P700* (SMI SM2263) [1]
  • Lexar - SL100 Pro* (Marvell 88NV1160) [1]
  • Mushkin - CarbonX* (SMI SM2263XT)
  • Orico - GV100* (SMI SM2263XT) [1]
  • Patriot - PXD* (Phison E13T) [1]
  • PNY - Pro Elite (Phison E8)
  • Sabrent - Rocket Nano* (Phison E13T) [1]
  • Samsung - T5 (Samsung MGX), T7* (Samsung Pablo)
  • Sandisk - Extreme Portable (Marvell 88SS1074)
  • Seagate - Fast SSD (Phison S10)
  • Team Group - PD1000* (SMI SM2263XT)
  • Transcend - ESD350C* (SMI SM2263XT)
  • Western Digital - My Passport SSD (New) (Marvell 88SS1074)

 

Tier D (Budget / Storage)

  • ADATA - SC680* (SMI SM2259XT)SD600Q* (Maxio MAS0902A)SD700 (SMI SM2258)
  • BuffaloSSD-PSMU3 (Phison S10)
  • HPP600* (SMI SM2258XT)
  • LaCiePortable SSD (Phison S10)
  • LexarSL200* (Marvell 88NV1120)
  • MushkinSource Q* (SMI SM2259XT)
  • PNY - Elite* (Phison S11)
  • Seagate - One Touch SSD (Phison S10)
  • Silicon PowerBolt B75 Pro* (Phison S11)PC60* (SM2259XT)
  • Team Group - PD400 (SMI SM2258)

 

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Updated - 25/01/2021

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Do we really need a tier list for everything? Because now the list will constantly have to be updated with new products.

 

Everyone on the forum: Yes

 

Well okay then. But I ain't maintaining it.

 

Yes I appreciate the effort you put into this, but just know you will now have to keep it updated.

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Like @CircleTech i'm having my doubts here. 

sure i like a tier list, but the way this one is compiled might be very labor intensive to keep up to date.

 

Maybe it would be easier to list the nand type's and controllers in tiers? They shouldn't change as often.

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Just now, CircleTech said:

Do we really need a tier list for everything? Because now the list will constantly have to be updated with new products.

 

Everyone on the forum: Yes

 

Well okay then. But I ain't maintaining it.

I feel like it's nice to have a point of reference, but I do see where you're coming from.

Please ping or quote me if you want a response. :) 

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2 minutes ago, CircleTech said:

Do we really need a tier list for everything? Because now the list will constantly have to be updated with new products.

 

Everyone on the forum: Yes

 

Well okay then. But I ain't maintaining it.

 

Yes I appreciate the effort you put into this, but just know you will not have to keep it updated.

Don't worry, I'll update it.

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1 minute ago, Caennanu said:

Like @CircleTech i'm having my doubts here. 

sure i like a tier list, but the way this one is compiled might be very labor intensive to keep up to date.

 

Maybe it would be easier to list the nand type's and controllers in tiers? They shouldn't change as often.

I have listed it this way, because from the POV of a newbie, they are likely to not know the difference between SLC, MLC, TLC and QLC.

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Just now, VEXICUS said:

I have listed it this way, because from the POV of a newbie, they are likely to not know the difference between SLC, MLC, TLC and QLC.

Sounds valid, as i said i don't think the idea is wrong or anything, just trying to provide a possible easier way to maintain this list.

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A400 gang rise up with your $20 SSDs

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How about Transcend? They are a pretty large player. Other Kingston drives?

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Just now, 191x7 said:

How about Transcend? They are a pretty large player. Other Kingston drives?

Yes I m working on it

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7 minutes ago, Genwyn said:

Aliexpress SSDs here to save the day

Goldenfir for life 

AliExpress kingspec and kingdian ssds?

I guess, I'll have to add one more tier.

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Anyone can link me to every single thing tier? (mobo,psu and everything?)

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1 hour ago, VegetableStu said:

so how is it ranked? cell levels? rated writes? NAND origin and quality? controller and bus performance? o_o

Overall performance and endurance and also based on nand type

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SX8200 Pro should be switched around with the 960 pro. There is about a 1% difference with the SX8200 Pro and the 970 pro.

SX8200 Pro = ultra high end

960 pro = high end

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2 hours ago, GimmeGaming said:

SX8200 Pro should be switched around with the 960 pro. There is about a 1% difference with the SX8200 Pro and the 970 pro.

SX8200 Pro = ultra high end

960 pro = high end

But 960 pro has a higher DWPD than sx8200 pro.

960 pro has a DWPD of 0.43 whereas sx8200 pro has a DWPD of 0.35.

I am also distinguishing ssds based on their nand type and endurance.

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2 hours ago, VEXICUS said:

I am also distinguishing ssds based on their nand type and endurance.

NAND type isn't that good of an indicator of endurance, for that you look at DWPD and if that is not given in that format then get the warranty length in number of days and divide the TBW by that number to get (rough) DWPD figure.

 

Example:

SX8200 Pro 1TB

TBW: 640

Warranty: 1825 days

DWPD: 0.35 (640 / 1825)

 

When it comes to endurance DWPD really is the industry standard, NAND type doesn't matter as that is reflected in the DWPD rating and NAND OP etc. There are 3D TLC SSDs on the market with high DWPD ratings than some 3D MLC and 2D MLC.

 

Edit:

The HP EX950 is both spec sheet wise and benchmark at the same performance levels and endurance so these are equivalent. The Samsung 970 EVO is similar again but benchmarks superior to those former two mentioned. 

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1 minute ago, leadeater said:

NAND type isn't that good of an indicator of endurance, for that you look at DWPD and if that is not given in that format then get the warranty length in number of days and divide the TBW by that number to get (rough) DWPD figure.

 

Example:

SX8200 Pro

TBW: 640

Warranty: 1825 days

DWPD: 0.35 (640 / 1825)

 

When it comes to endurance DWPD really is the industry standard, NAND type doesn't matter as that is reflected in the DWPD rating and NAND OP etc. There are 3D TLC SSDs on the market with high DWPD ratings than some 3D MLC and 2D MLC.

I never said that nand type reflects endurance

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4 minutes ago, VEXICUS said:

I never said that nand type reflects endurance

You said you were looking at NAND type, what I'm saying is that effectively doesn't matter because DWPD is specifically the rating for endurance.

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6 hours ago, VEXICUS said:

But 960 pro has a higher DWPD than sx8200 pro.

960 pro has a DWPD of 0.43 whereas sx8200 pro has a DWPD of 0.35.

I am also distinguishing ssds based on their nand type and endurance.

In fairness for a consumer drive this would be much less important as by the time your looking at them failing much cheaper / faster alternatives would be out.

Sure if your looking at enterprise scale products it makes sense but not so much for standard users.

Your ranking a faster/cheaper drive down a tier vs a competitor product because its endurance would be slightly less.

This is the issue with these tiers, they are very subjective.

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41 minutes ago, GimmeGaming said:

In fairness for a consumer drive this would be much less important as by the time your looking at them failing much cheaper / faster alternatives would be out.

Sure if your looking at enterprise scale products it makes sense but not so much for standard users.

Your ranking a faster/cheaper drive down a tier vs a competitor product because its endurance would be slightly less.

This is the issue with these tiers, they are very subjective.

The list has been updated with DWPD of all the SSDs.

For example (as above) :

Adata sx8200 Pro

TBW = 640

Warranty = 1825 days.

DWPD = 0.35 (640/1825)

This is how DWPD is calculated.

The list is now arranged according to the DWPD.

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Does the mp600 have a dwpd rate set yet?

You should add the DWPD beside the ssd in the post then if your rating it on that rather than throughput?

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Mushkin helix in same tier as 970 plus?? When it,s slightly worse than the ex900/sx6000 pro and shares the same controller?

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41 minutes ago, hello_there_123 said:

Mushkin helix in same tier as 970 plus?? When it,s slightly worse than the ex900/sx6000 pro and shares the same controller?

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