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How to Test SSD Read/Write Speed on Windows 10/11 [Step-by-Step Guide]

SSD read and write speed indicates how quickly data is written to and read from the storage drive. So, if you want better system performance and responsiveness, you must regularly test SSD read/write speed. Here's how you can test SSD read and write speeds in Windows 10/11.

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Have you upgraded your HDD with an SSD? Precise knowledge of the speed will also be beneficial if your system is not operating as fast as it used to when you first installed it. Continue reading the article to get more about SSD read/write speeds and how to test SSD read/write speeds in your system.

How to Test SSD Read/Write Speed on Windows 10/11 - 2 Guides

Check below to see how to use the EaseUS Partition Master tool step by step to test SSD read/write speeds. You will also find a tutorial for using task manager below if you only want a general idea of how well your SSD is performing.

Guide 1. Test SSD Read/Write Speed on Windows 10/11 via EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master is a trustworthy application you can find online to test SSD read and write speeds. The software offers a "Disk Mark" feature to make it easy to test your Windows PC's SSD read/write speed. Plus, the user-friendly interface makes even a novice user navigate and operate the tool efficiently.

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Test the read/write speeds of your SSD using the steps below:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. And click the download button to activate the "DiskMark" feature under the "Discovery" section.

click the download button of diskmark

Step 2. Click on the drop-down box to choose the target drive, test data, and block size.

select a drive

Step 3. Once everything is configured, click "Start" to begin the disk test. Then, you can see the Sequential or Random read/write speed, I/O, and Delay data.

click start

After testing the SSD read and write speeds, you can also use additional features EaseUS Partition Master has to offer:

The Partition Master app also lets you check SSD speed and the drive health for any errors or issues with your drives and ensures your SSD runs in peak condition. Therefore, download the EaseUS Partition Master tool, test your SSD read and write speed on your Windows PC.

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Guide 2. Test SSD Read/Write Speed on Windows 10/11 via Task Manager

Task Manager is an awesome built-in tool to help you get an overview of your system hardware. You can use it to get a basic insight into your SSD's status. You won't be able to check detailed SSD data, but Task Manager is still great for a quick overview of your storage drives. 

Here is how you can test SSD read/ write speed in Windows 10/11 using Task Manager:

Step 1. Right-click on the "Task Bar" on your PC and select "Task Manager."

Step 2. Click on the "Performance" tab in the "Task Manager" window.

disk performance

Step 3. Now, from the left column, choose your disk. It will show the read and write speeds of your SSD.

You can now determine the speed from here, but you might notice that the data is dynamic and fluctuates depending on the programs running in the background. So, it is challenging to pinpoint the precise state.

If you want precise information, you can use the 1st Guide above. EaseUS Partition Master can give you more detailed data as the video shows below:


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What Is SSD Read/Write Speed

SSD write speed describes how quickly data is recorded into the storage drive, whereas SSD read speed determines how quickly data is read from the drive. Your SSD speeds may vary depending on the interface used and the type of manufacturing.

  • Premium SSDs: Thousands of megabytes per second
  • Standard SSD: 500 MB/s sequential read and write speeds
  • Common HDD: 80 to 160 MB/s

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This means using an SSD takes less time to complete tasks and load up programs, offering better system responsiveness.

If you intend to use your PC for more complicated tasks, consider getting SSDs with speeds ranging from 2,000 - 3,000 MB/s. 

However, SSD slowdowns can make your computer lag and perform worse. This is especially noticeable when you're running multiple tasks and background programs. Plus, your SSD might completely fail and leave all your data corrupted. Therefore, it is essential to regularly test your SSD speed to determine whether the drive needs to be optimized.

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Follow on to learn how to test SSD read/write speeds using the two easy-to-use methods in the following section of this article.


Your computer will not be satisfactorily optimized by switching to an SSD alone; maintaining your SSD will. Moreover, if your SSD is performing sluggishly, it is likely full, suffering from errors, or has some physical damage. Therefore, prompt problem detection assists you in taking the necessary actions to save your precious data on your SSD before it becomes completely corrupted.

This article offers two fantastic methods to test SSD read/write speeds. However, if you want a simple and secure test method, you can always download the EaseUS Partition Master app.

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Test SSD Read/Write Speed FAQs

Hopefully, the methods above have helped you test your SSD's read/write speeds. However, if you still have questions about how to check SSD speed, the below-mentioned FAQs may be able to answer them.

1. How do I check my SSD read and write speed?

You can use your computer's built-in Task Manager to test the SSD read/write speed. Follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1. Open "Task Manager" by right-clicking on your taskbar.

Step 2. Select the "Performance" tab in the "Task Manager" window.

Step 3. Select your disk from the left column. You can now view the read and write SSD speeds.

2. What is normal SSD read/write speed?

The majority of common SSDs can read and write data at 300 - 500 MB/s. So, if your average performance looks similar, then your SSD is working expectedly. However, many SSDs are available in the market ranging in speed from 200 MB/s to thousands of MB/s. Choose accordingly and get a jump in your PC's performance.

3. How do I know if my SSD is failing?

You may get to know that your SSD is failing if you encounter the following problems with your system:

  1. Frequent system errors
  2. Sluggish system performance
  3. SSD is failing to write the files
  4. Difficulty reading and writing files
  5. Applications abruptly crash or freeze

So, make sure to back up your data and look for solutions to fix the problems.

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