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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Nov 25, 2014 21:59
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#1
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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...

36 expert reviews | 226 user reviews

#2
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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...

54 expert reviews | 8204 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...

33 expert reviews | 106 user reviews

#4
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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 | 6372 user reviews

#5
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Crucial M500 SSD

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

43 expert reviews | 3107 user reviews

#6
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Corsair Force Series LX

Which Platform/CPU next for you?

8 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#7
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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.

14 expert reviews

#9
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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 | 1170 user reviews

#10
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SanDisk Extreme Pro

How much would you pay for a gaming mouse?

6 expert reviews

#11
alaScore 96

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?

16 expert reviews

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#12
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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 | 6328 user reviews

#13
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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

123 expert reviews | 627 user reviews

#14
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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 | 7419 user reviews

#15
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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 | 2154 user reviews

#16
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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...

7 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#17
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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 | 348 user reviews

#18
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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...

12 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#19
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Plextor M5 Pro Series (PX-128M5P,PX-256M5P,PX-512M5P)

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....

28 expert reviews

#20
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OCZ ARC 100

I had very high expectations for the ARC 100 from OCZ when I started this review, and I have not been let down. OCZ promises a long lasting drive that doesn’t blow your wallet, and it delivers. The combination of the brand new A19nm Toshiba MLC and the...

5 expert reviews

#21
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Adata Premier SP610

I am positively surprised by the new SMI controller and SP610. I have learned to be skeptical about value controllers because in the past the sacrifice in performance has not been worth the relatively small savings in cost. Usually the problem is that...

6 expert reviews

#22
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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 | 2108 user reviews

#23
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Apricorn Aegis Padlock

Speedy performance and flashy designs may play well when it comes to consumer-grade storage, but if you're in a business that deals with sensitive customer data, security is your top concern. Data theft is big business, and if you're in a line of work...

3 expert reviews

#24
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Plextor M3 Pro PX-256M3P

Last year we introduced our AnandTech Storage Bench, a suite of benchmarks that took traces of real OS/application usage and played them back in a repeatable manner. Anand assembled the traces out of frustration with the majority of what we have today...

20 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#25
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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...

128 expert reviews | 3217 user reviews

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