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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Apr 22, 2014 03:07
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#1
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Samsung 840 EVO Series MZ-7TE

To create the Evo, Samsung added new 19nm MLC NAND, a new controller named MEX (its previous one was called MDX), and new caching technology it calls TurboWrite. This caching method treats a portion of the drive's MLC NAND as if it were far pricier and...

49 expert reviews | 6141 user reviews

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Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD

How would you decide between the Samsung 840 PRO and the TLC version? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section below!

50 expert reviews | 5458 user reviews

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Crucial Technology M500 SSD

The Crucial m500 (960GB) ($475) is an internal solid-state drive (SSD) that's priced to move and built to fly. It's the first internal SSD we've reviewed that closes in on a 1TB capacity, but after seeing the drive's overall performance, we suspect...

18 expert reviews | 2110 user reviews

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Samsung 840 MZ-7TD

On the other hand, the difference in everyday use should not be overly dramatic. Boot and load times are similar with all modern SSD, something that is also evidenced by the more general PCMark benchmarks

31 expert reviews | 7074 user reviews

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Kingston SV300S3B7A/480G

I have one issue with the V300: There's nothing particular in it that would differentiate it from the other SandForce based SSDs. While Kingston said they did lots of customization and worked closely with SandForce/LSI, at least in our testing there...

19 expert reviews | 1764 user reviews

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Ocz D2CSTK251M3T-0480 Deneva 2C MLC

OCZ has typically reserved its Vertex label for the highest-performing SSDs in a given generation—using synchronous NAND, for example, rather than the asynchronous NAND found in its less expensive Agility series. The 256GB Vertex 4 carries on that...

207 expert reviews | 7796 user reviews

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Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC

And boy, does it cook. The 256GB Series 830 SSD we tested matched the fastest second-gen SandForce drives, such as OCZ’s Vertex 3, in nearly every benchmark, and it exceeded them in some. The 830 Series’ sustained read speeds stayed north of 500MB/s,...

43 expert reviews | 6016 user reviews

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OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive

The AS-SSD sequential benchmark uses incompressible data for all of its transfers. The result is a pretty big reduction in sequential write speed on SandForce based controllers, while other drives continue to work at roughly the same speed as with...

36 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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Kingston SVP200S37A/240G V+ 200

The Kingston SSDNow V+200 kit provides a no-nonsense way to upgrade your spinning drives to SSD speed, but parts of the package are a bit too backward-looking.

15 expert reviews | 1715 user reviews

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Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB

The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is a speedy drive and we found it second only to the Samsung 840 Pro. But at a price of Rs 19,500, it comes at a cost per GB of Rs 81.9 which is higher than that for the Samsung 840 Pro which is retailing for around Rs 16,000....

22 expert reviews

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Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3

Kingston has priced the HyperX SSD 120GB at Rs.13,999 but you can find it in stores for as low as Rs.12,900. This makes it about Rs.3,000 more expensive than the SSDNow V+ 200 90GB but for this, you get more storage capacity and a much, much faster...

54 expert reviews | 326 user reviews

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Intel SSD 335

Overall, we were really impressed with the read and write speeds of the drive considering the cost of the drive. Verdict and Price in India Intel has priced its latest SSD 335 Series at Rs10,700 plus taxes for 240GB. This is very good pricing on...

11 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

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Transcend TS750GSJ25M2 Storejet 25M2

The Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile stomps the competition and lives to fight another day, thanks to its rugged military-grade exterior. It also delivers chart topping transfer speeds and offers the cheapest cost per gigabyte on the market today. We fully...

44 expert reviews | 1620 user reviews

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Seagate 600 Series 480GB (7mm)

Just a few years ago, it seemed unlikely that Seagate would ever release an SSD. The company's outspoken CEO, Bill Watkins, roundly dismissed solid state drives in 2008 and 2009, even going so far as to imply Seagate would file lawsuits against upstart...

5 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

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Seagate 600 SSD ST240HM000 Interne SSD 240GB (6,4 cm (2,5 Zoll), SATA 6Gb/s)...

The Seagate 600 series SSD comes at an MRP of Rs 17,500 which comes to around Rs 78.1 per GB. This is lower than the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme, but the Samsung 840 Pro as well as the Corsair Neutron GTX selling at Rs 16,000 offer better performance and...

6 expert reviews

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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD

In the following table, we present all the test values in comparison to the Samsung SSD 840 Pro, the Intel SSD 520 and the Vertex 4. On average, the 840 Pro just barely supersedes the Vector 256 GB. You can clearly see the improvement in performance in...

8 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

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Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive

The X25-M remains a rock-solid choice for SSDs, and its read speeds and random-write response times are second to none. But in sustained-write speeds, it’s no match for the Patriot Torqx and its peers. But hey, the 160GB X25-M is $.10/GB cheaper than...

126 expert reviews | 2772 user reviews

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 Series

Earlier RevoDrives were marketed to enthusiasts, but you’ll find the RevoDrive3 X2 under the “Workstation” category on OCZ’s website—with good reason: SandForce drives are already optimized for frequent small-file random reads and writes at high queue...

31 expert reviews | 144 user reviews

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OCZ Agility 3 Series

The good news is that the Agility’s use of cheaper NAND only becomes a problem in a few situations, most of which are unlikely to impact home users. The slowdown is only apparent in tests that read and write large amounts of incompressible data to...

41 expert reviews | 2457 user reviews

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OCZ Vector 256GB

Times are changing at OCZ. There's a new CEO at the helm, and the company is now focused on releasing fewer products but that have gone through more validation and testing than in years past. The hallmark aggressive nature that gave OCZ tremendous...

5 expert reviews

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Intel 335 80 GB 2.5' Internal Solid State Drive

Intel's move to 20nm NAND flash renders higher-capacity SSDs more affordable.

4 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

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Kingston SSDNow V+100 Series SVP100S2

Kingston, like many of its competitors, desperately needs a simplified product lineup. On the one hand, Kingston has hedged its bets. With three different controller makers supplying hardware for its six SSDs, Kingston can't go wrong. However, the...

19 expert reviews | 171 user reviews

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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2

The second-gen Kingston SSDNow V+ is a strong performer and it gets brownie points for the included upgrade kit, as well as native TRIM support. It doesn’t offer a huge jump in performance, but users won’t be disappointed. And it’s less expensive than...

25 expert reviews | 341 user reviews

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Crucial RealSSD C300

There’s no question that on a 6Gb/s SATA port, the Crucial C300 has by far the fastest read speeds we’ve ever seen. And on a 3Gb/s port, it’s nothing to sneeze at. But for sequential and random write speeds, it can’t touch SandForce drives. And its...

35 expert reviews | 406 user reviews

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Plextor M2S Series PX-M2S (64,128,256GB)

It’s clear that the Plextor PX-256M2S is an impressive performer. The read, write and copy tests were all way higher than any drive we’ve tested, so far. The inter-copy drive testifies that. Usually, even the fastest of hard drives crawl at 40 - 60...

16 expert reviews | 48 user reviews