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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: May 27, 2015 09:54
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Crucial MX100

Shortly put, the MX100's task is to replace the M500 and it does that brilliantly. While the MX100's main goal is to lower the price by using smaller lithography NAND, it also provides a minor increase in performance over the M500 and offers the same...

38 expert reviews | 828 user reviews

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Crucial M550

There are so many reasons why the M550 could be one of the best SSDs in the market. It has the best-in-class encryption support (along with Samsung 840 EVO) and it's also one of the only consumer-grade drives with power loss protection. Heck, it even...

36 expert reviews | 202 user reviews

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SanDisk Extreme Pro

Power users and gamers should look no further than the SanDisk Extreme Pro to get the best performance out of their home computer.

34 expert reviews | 1 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!

60 expert reviews | 5464 user reviews

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Crucial M500 SSD

Fastest drive in its class by a hair; great value.

43 expert reviews | 3280 user reviews

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With the lowest pricing on the market, the SanDisk Ultra II is an excellent upgrade for your aging computer.

6 expert reviews | 111 user reviews

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SanDisk Extreme II

The last time we saw the SanDisk Extreme SSD it wasn't exactly “extreme.” It was a fine drive and all, and we awarded it a “what a nice boy” verdict of 8 because it was decent, but it didn't blow off our anti-static leashes or anything. The problem was...

42 expert reviews | 358 user reviews

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Crucial MX200

Crucial's new MX200 doubles the available capacity of the previous model and brings new form factors to the MX family.

8 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

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Samsung 850 Pro

The hefty pricing aside, the Samsung SSD 850 Pro is one of the best, if not the best, standard consumer-grade solid-state drives on the market.

15 expert reviews | 217 user reviews

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OCZ Vertex 4 Series

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...

59 expert reviews | 1180 user reviews

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Corsair Force Series LX

The drive is relatively fast, and the pricing is a great thing to think about. If you can manage to snag one that actually works and doesn't have issues like mine has, you'd be set on a decently priced 128GB SSD

20 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 1024GB USB 3.0

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 1 TB is a fast and highly compact flash drive well suited to anyone that needs speedy storage without the fragility, noise and bulk of traditional disk-based portable drives. It's overall value is less assured while there's...

4 expert 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,...

45 expert reviews | 4978 user reviews

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Crucial BX100

The MX100 was a revolutionary product in many ways. It was the first drive to move to sub-19nm NAND, which brought cost savings along with it. The combination of price and performance made the MX100 arguably one of the most cost efficient drives on the...

9 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

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OCZ Vertex 3 Series

Keeping the energy consumption down is especially important for mobile devices, as it will ultimately have an impact on the battery life. So it seems that the Vertex 3, though fast, does not score highly in this area

124 expert reviews | 628 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...

20 expert reviews | 2974 user reviews

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Transcend StoreJet 25M3

That rugged mobile drives do not need to be much more expensive than the standard units

8 expert reviews | 895 user reviews

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OCZ Vector 150

As OCZ had acquired by Toshiba Corporation, their consumer SSD lineup have remade by using a Toshiba's 19-nm flash memory. That is why Vector 150 and Vertex 460 were introduced. But have the new products gotten any better with new MLC NAND inside?

17 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...

56 expert reviews | 353 user reviews

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SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD

SanDisk Ultra Plus is a solid state drive with a platform that we are not yet familiar with: it is built on a four-channel Marvell SS889175 controller with 19 nm eX2 ABL MLC NAND manufactured by SanDisk. Will this combination prove to be a winner...

22 expert reviews | 751 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

33 expert reviews | 5298 user reviews



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