Laptop Mag Benchmarks Hard Drive Speed

Laptops with the Fastest SSDs

The better your storage drive, the faster your computer can boot, open apps and switch between tasks. The fastest computers have Solid State Drives (SSDs) instead of mechanical hard drives. To measure storage performance, we copy 4.97GB of mixed-media, time the result and measure it in megabytes per second (MBps)

Product File Transfer Rate (MBps) Rating Price (As Tested) Starting Price
MSI WT73VR 7RM 1696.00 4
out of 5
$4,599
From $4,599
B & H Photo
Asus ROG G701V1 (2017) 1272.40 4
out of 5
$3,499
From $3,499
Acer Predator 17 X (2017) 1272.30 4
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Amazon
MSI GT72 Dominator (Xotic PC) 1017.86 4
out of 5
$2,515
From $1,669
Amazon
Origin Eon 17-X 1017.85 4
out of 5
$2,300
From $2,300
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI (2017) 1017.85 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $5,099
Newegg
MSI WE72 7RJ 848.21 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Amazon
Asus G752VS 848.21 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,199
Amazon
MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI 727.04 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $4,999
Newegg
Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition (2017) 727.04 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,499
Best Buy
Acer Predator 17x (new) 727.04 4
out of 5
$2,799
From $2,799
Amazon
15-inch Apple MacBook Pro 2016 727.04 4.5
out of 5
$2,799
From $2,399
Apple iTunes
Acer Predator 17X 727.04 4
out of 5
$2,799
From $2
Amazon
MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI 727.04 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $4,999
Newegg
13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 636.16 3.5
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Apple iTunes
Asus ROG G701VI 636.16 4
out of 5
$3,499
From $3,499
Amazon
MSI GT62VR 6RE 628.61 4.5
out of 5
$1,999
From $1,999
Newegg
MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro 565.47 4
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,599
Best Buy
Dell Precision 3520 565.00 3
out of 5
$2,249
From $999
Dell Small Business
CybertronPC CLX Osiris 14 558.69 3.5
out of 5
$1,599
From $1,599
Asus Zenbook 3 508.92 3.5
out of 5
$1,599
From $1,099
Amazon
MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro (Xotic PC) 508.92 3
out of 5
$2,673
From $1,599
Newegg
Dell Precision 3510 508.92 3.5
out of 5
$1,867
From $999
Dell Small Business
Apple MacBook Pro 2016 508.90 4
out of 5
$1,499
From $1,399
Amazon
Aorus X7 v6 462.70 4
out of 5
$2,466
From $2,499
Newegg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 462.67 3.5
out of 5
$2,426
From $2,426
Lenovo
Dell Precision 5520 462.66 4
out of 5
$2,659
From $1,399
Dell Small Business
Alienware 13 (late 2016) 424.10 4.5
out of 5
$2,099
From $999
Dell Home
Origin EON 17 SLX (late 2016) 424.10 4
out of 5
$4,708
From $2,124
Amazon
Asus Strix 424.10 3.5
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
Amazon
Razer Blade Pro (2016) 391.50 4.5
out of 5
$3,699
From $3,699
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s 391.48 3.5
out of 5
$1,124
From $1,124
Lenovo
HP EliteBook 1040 G3 363.52 3.5
out of 5
$1,233
From $1,233
HP
Lenovo Legion Y520 363.50 3.5
out of 5
$1,249
From $849
Lenovo
Surface Book with Performance Base 363.50 4
out of 5
$3,299
From $2,399
Microsoft Store
Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 339.28 3.5
out of 5
$1,895
From $899
Dell Small Business
Dell XPS 15 (2017) 339.28 4
out of 5
$2,074
From $999
Dell Home
Aorus X5S v5 335.21 3.5
out of 5
$2,299
From $2,199
Newegg
HP Spectre x360 13-inch (2016) 318.08 4.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,049
HP
HP Spectre 299.80 3.5
out of 5
$1,070
From $969
HP
HP Elitebook x360 G2 299.40 4.5
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,910
B & H Photo
Alienware 15 R3 299.30 4
out of 5
$2,299
From $1,199
Dell Home
Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga 295.70 3.5
out of 5
$1,484
From $1,484
Lenovo
HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) 282.13 4
out of 5
$1,499
From $1,279
HP
Alienware 17 282.00 4
out of 5
$2,750
From $1,299
Dell Home
HP Omen (15-inch) 268.00 3.5
out of 5
$2,099
From $2,029
Amazon
Lenovo ThinkPad T470 267.83 4
out of 5
$1,294
From $873
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad T570 242.34 3.5
out of 5
$1,579
From $1,579
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 242.00 4
out of 5
$1,470
From $1,329
Lenovo
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition 231.33 4
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,399
Amazon
MSI PE60 Prestige 2017 231.33 3
out of 5
$1,249
From $1,199
Amazon
Asus ROG Strix GL753VE 221.30 3.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Newegg
Lenovo ThinkPad P50s 221.27 4
out of 5
$1,536
From $998
Lenovo
Asus ZenBook UX306UA 212.05 3.5
out of 5
$999
From $1,035
Amazon
LG Gram 212.00 2
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Newegg
HP Omen 17 203.50 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,468
Newegg
Razer Blade (2016) 203.00 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,899
Amazon

Other Benchmarks

  • Highest Resolution Screens - Screen resolutions that are higher than 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
  • Weight - Laptops that weigh 3.5 pounds or less.
  • Battery Life - Machines that lasted over 9 hours on our test.
  • Graphics Performance - Systems that achieved a high score on the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark.
  • Hard Drive Speed - Reads and writes files the fastest with their hard drives or SSDs.
  • Overall Performance - Strongest scores on Geekbench 4, which measures overall system speed.
  • Productivity Performance - Top processor speed as measured by the Laptop Spreadsheet Macro test.
  • Display Brightness - The most luminous displays have a brightness of 300 nits or higher.
  • Color Gamut - The most vibrant laptop screens can reproduce at least 95 percent of the sRGB color gamut.