Top M.2 SSDs Performance Rankings

Welcome to our M.2 SSDs Performance Rankings! Here, we’ll add every M.2 SSD we test in our reviews so you can easily choose the best one when upgrading your computer. The SSDs are divided according to their capacity and sorted by Max sequential read speed.

You can buy the SSDs by clicking on their price.

You can check what type of M.2 SSD is supported by your laptop in our Laptop M.2 (NGFF) SSD Compatibility List page.

960 - 1024GB M.2 SSDs

M.2 SSD Model
Gen / Size
Max Seq. Read/Write
IOPS 4K Read/Write
Latency Read/Write
Max Temp
Price
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 7.1 / 6.1 GBps 19860 / 52793 0.016 / 0.017 ms 44.00 Check Price
SKHynix HFS001TEJ9X162N NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 7.1 / 6.3 GBps 19025 / 64889 0.020 / 0.017 ms 46.00 Check Price
KIOXIA XG8 (KXG8AZNV1T02) NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 7.0 / 5.7 GBps 16943 / 64326 0.038 / 0.016 ms 45.00 Check Price
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR (NVMe) Gen 4 / 2280 6.7 / 4.9 GBps 16602 / 38652 0.030 / 0.027 ms - $94.99
SKHynix_HFS001TEJ4X112 NVMe Gen 4 / 2242 5.0 / 4.7 GBps 15182 / 59720 0.028 / 0.101 ms 40.00 Check Price
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 4.7 / 3.6 GBps - / - 0.029 / 0.092 ms 50.00 $92.95
Micron 2450 MTFDKBA1T0TFK Gen 4 / 2280 3.6 / 3.4 GBps 24190 / 90797 0.021 / 0.171 ms 34.00 Check Price
KIOXIA BG5 (SKBG5AZNT1T02) NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 3.5 / 2.9 GBps 17278 / 54594 0.092 / 0.020 ms 50.00 Check Price
Toshiba XG5 (KXG50ZNV1T02) Gen 3 / 2280 3.2 / 2.1 GBps 10975 / 30978 0.048 / 0.034 ms - Check Price

480 - 512GB M.2 SSDs

M.2 SSD Model
Gen / Size
Max Seq. Read/Write
IOPS 4K Read/Write
Latency Read/Write
Max Temp
Price
KIOXIA (XG8) KXG8AZNV512G NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 7.0 / 5.0 GBps 15844 / 57512 0.053 / 0.018 ms 52.00 Check Price
WD PC SN810 SDCQNRY-512G-1201 NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 6.9 / 4.4 GBps 18635 / 62084 0.046 / 0.015 ms 36.00 Check Price
Western Digital PC SN810 Gen 4 / 2280 6.9 / 4.5 GBps 18635 / 62084 0.046 / 0.015 ms 36.00 Check Price
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 6.7 / 4.4 GBps 15247 / 52793 0.031 / 0.020 ms 34.00 $45.00
WD PC SN740 SDDQNQD-512G-1201 NVMe Gen 4 / 2280 5.1 / 4.0 GBps 18006 / 61142 0.042 / 0.016 ms 39.00 $49.99
WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-512G-1006 (NVMe) Gen 4 / 2280 5.1 / 4.0 GBps 18773 / 76892 0.033 / 0.016 ms 56.00 $49.99
SK Hynix BC901 512GB NVMe Gen 4 / 2230 4.9 / 4.6 GBps 15884 / 67703 0.036 / 0.095 ms 37.00 Check Price
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM Gen 4 / 2280 4.3 / 1.8 GBps 15552 / 77610 0.040 / 0.092 ms 47.00 $59.00
Samsung PM9B1 MZVL4512HBLU (NVMe) Gen 4 / 2280 3.6 / 2.5 GBps 18504 / 39927 0.036 / 0.029 ms 43.00 Check Price
Micron 2450 MTFDKCD512QFM-1BD1AABLA (NVMe) Gen 4 / 2230 3.4 / 1.8 GBps - / - 0.041 / 0.119 ms - $59.00
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKCD512TFK Gen 4 / 2242 3.2 / 3.1 GBps 22211 / 71379 0.033 / 0.167 ms 53.00 $61.00
Lite-On CA3 8D512-Q11 Gen 3 / 2280 3.18 / 1.66 GBps 9864 / 25136 0.171 / 0.041 ms - Check Price
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 3.13 / 0.46 GBps 8425 / 29661 0.055 / 0.046 ms - Check Price
Intel Pro 6000p (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 1.83 / 0.59 GBps 7792 / 28266 0.075 / 0.033 ms - Check Price
Intel 600p (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 1.63 / 0.55 GBps 8480 / 34960 0.050 / 0.027 ms - $49.00
SK Hynix SC308 (SATA) 2280 0.50 / 0.45 GBps 5468 / 18852 0.053 / 0.199 ms - Check Price

240 - 256GB M.2 SSDs

M.2 SSD Model
Gen / Size
Max Seq. Read/Write
IOPS 4K Read/Write
Latency Read/Write
Max Temp
Price
SK hynix SC300 HFS256GD9MNE-6200A (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 3.19 / 0.92 GBps 11000 / 26180 0.060 / 0.053 ms - Check Price
Samsung PM961 (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 3.16 / 1.21 GBps 13944 / 34826 0.042 / 0.027 ms - Check Price
SK Hynix PC401 (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 2.63 / 0.82 GBps 9363 / 20733 0.037 / 0.050 ms - Check Price
Toshiba XG3 THNSN5256GPU7 TO (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 2.58 / 1.21 GBps 9521 / 27646 0.050 / 0.037 ms - $74.00
LiteOn CA1 8D256 (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 2.48 / 0.98 GBps 9666 / 18057 0.051 / 0.061 ms - Check Price
Intel SSD 760p / PEKKW256G8L (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 2.35 / 1.03 GBps 13340 / 24671 0.047 / 0.048 ms - $113.90
Samsung SM951 (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 2.24 / 1.29 GBps 11320 / 28450 0.057 / 0.034 ms - Check Price
Samsung PM951 MZVLV2560 (NVMe) Gen 3 / 2280 1.58 / 0.31 GBps - / - 0.121 / 0.035 ms - Check Price
Samsung CM871a (SATA) 2280 0.53 / 0.50 GBps 10881 / 31265 0.033 / 0.043 ms - Check Price
Samsung 850 EVO (SATA) 2 0.51 / 0.47 GBps 11600 / 30683 0.033 / 0.028 ms - Check Price

120 - 128GB M.2 SSDs

M.2 SSD Model
Gen / Size
Max Seq. Read/Write
IOPS 4K Read/Write
Latency Read/Write
Max Temp
Price
LiteOn CV1-8B128 (SATA) 2280 0.56 / 0.18 GBps - / - 0.086 / - ms - Check Price
Intel SSD Pro 5450s / SSDSCKKF128G8 (SATA) 2280 0.55 / 0.15 GBps 7872 / 17239 0.088 / 0.061 ms - Check Price
Samsung CM871 (SATA) 2280 0.51 / 0.13 GBps 4375 / 7724 0.096 / 0.129 ms - Check Price