Hardware.Info ssd Performance Score 2017
Last up, the Hardware.Info SSD Performance Score 2013-2015. This score is determined by taking the geometric mean of the most important benchmarks (AS SSD, Iometer 4k R/W, Iometer seq. R/W, PCMark 7, PCMark 8, and both continuous activity tests) and normalizing it, so that the best performing SSD from our last mega round-up (the OCZ Vector 150) has a score of 100 points.
On average the Samsung 850 Pros are the fastest sata600 SSDs, followed closely by the 850 Evo. Even with all of the violence of the 3D NAND SSDs of multiple manufacturers Samsung is still king on the SSD-market. The Intel SSD 545s, Goodram Iridium Pro and the 3D NAND-drives of Sandisk and WD are found in the upper regions of the chart. Aside from that the Crucial MX300s stand out with good scores, despite their relatively low price. We suggest you avoid SSDs with less than 60 points in this index, unless the performance of the SSD does not matter to you at all.
In the Entry Performance Score below we have left out the business simulations and continous activity tests. For regular consumer use this is a better criterion. However, the ratios between the different models do not change all that much.