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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Oct 17, 2018 21:33
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#1
alaScore 100

Samsung Portable SSD X5

Bottom Line: The sleek, expensive Samsung Portable SSD X5 offers the fastest single-drive external storage money can buy, but it's suited mainly to well-heeled content-creation pros using late-model Macs.

3 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Samsung SSD 970EVO M.2 2TB

We've been waiting quite a while to find out what Samsung had in mind to replace the hugely popular The long-awaited successor the 960 EVO is finally here – just how good is it?

2 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 98

Samsung SSD 850 EVO

For more details, check out the Samsung SSD 850 EVO (4TB) review on our sister site, Computer Shopper.

72 expert reviews | 11146 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Crucial MX500

Bottom Line: An aggressively priced SATA SSD, the Crucial MX500 still manages swift read and write speeds, making it a very good value for upgrading a mainstream laptop or desktop PC.

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#5
alaScore 97

Sandisk Extreme 900 960GB

Usually you have to make a few compromises when buying an SSD. Either you sacrifice some speed for greater capacity, minimal features, and a better price, or you plunk down a lot of cash. The Oyen Digital MiniPro 3.1, our other Editors' Choice, is a...

25 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

Samsung SSD 950 Pro

So far, Intel is the only manufacturer that has produced an enthusiast drive using the U.2 connector to provide PCIe x4 to a 2.5" drives. U.2 support is far less common than M.2, but the next time Samsung wants to introduce a major performance boost,...

31 expert reviews | 341 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Samsung Festplatte NVMe SSD 970 Evo

This is the only 2TB 970 Series model. The performance is slightly lower than the 1TB, but you won't notice the difference. The capacity alone makes this a standout NVMe SSD. The 2TB 960 Pro is the only competitor, but it costs nearly $500 more.

2 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

Samsung SSD 750 EVO

Samsung’s 750 EVO is the cream of the TLC-based SSD crop. It costs a bit more than the competition, but to my mind, the smooth performance is worth the extra dough. Especially as RAPID can give your computer a feel that’s otherwise only achievable with...

21 expert reviews | 230 user reviews

#9
alaScore 97

Samsung T3

Samsung's T3 is the fastest and sleekest external drive available today.

28 expert reviews | 189 user reviews

#10
alaScore 96

Samsung 960 EVO 500GB

got free game with it

3 expert reviews | 99 user reviews

#11
alaScore 96

Samsung 840 EVO Series (MZ-7TE)

This Samsung 840 EVO (500GB) is the SSD equivalent of having one's cake and eating it, too. When the Samsung 840 and 840 Pro launched, there was justified concern about the drive's use of TLC NAND, and a significant performance gap between the two....

85 expert reviews | 23101 user reviews

#12
alaScore 96

Samsung SSD 850 Pro

The Samsung SSD 850 Pro is one of the best standard consumer-grade solid-state drives on the market, but there are cheaper alternatives with similar performance.

49 expert reviews | 3415 user reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Crucial MX300 525GB

If you're looking to upgrade your computer's hard drive, the new Crucial MX300 is a speedy and affordable choice.

11 expert reviews | 237 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

Samsung 860 PRO 512GB

Ultimately the Samsung 860 PRO is a commendable technical achievement; Samsung has pushed the SATA III interface to its limit by having it serve such a powerful SSD, and it's entirely possible we won't see a better desktop SATA SSD ever made. But as...

4 expert reviews | 280 user reviews

#15
alaScore 96

Intel Optane SSD 800P

Bottom Line: The Intel Optane SSD 800P brings lightning-fast boot times and excellent everyday performance to the form factor, making it a top choice for enthusiasts building cutting-edge PCs.

2 expert reviews

#16
alaScore 95

Samsung 960 PRO 1TB

All SSDs are relatively "fast" nowadays, but as time marches on, SATA variants are getting very long in the tooth. Don't get me wrong, if you are still running a mechanical hard drive, moving to an SATA SSD should be a very rewarding upgrade. If your...

4 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#17
alaScore 95

Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD

The Samsung 840 Pro lives up to its name: it's a top-notch solid-state drive for professionals with a price to match.

60 expert reviews | 6920 user reviews

#18
alaScore 95

Crucial MX300 750GB

If you're looking to upgrade your computer's hard drive, the new Crucial MX300 is a speedy and affordable choice.

17 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#19
alaScore 95

Sandisk Extreme PRO (240GB)

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

19 expert reviews | 298 user reviews

#20
alaScore 95

Sandisk SDSSDEXT-240G-G25 Extreme 500

If you want a hardy, speedy SSD that fits into the palm of your hand and miraculously won't burn a hole in your wallet, the SanDisk Extreme 500 is a safe bet. It's not fully ruggedized, but it is shock and vibration resistant, and 128-bit encryption...

12 expert reviews | 76 user reviews

#21
alaScore 95

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...

39 expert reviews | 1096 user reviews

#22
alaScore 95

SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (240GB, 480GB, 960GB)

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

32 expert reviews | 671 user reviews

#23
alaScore 95

SanDisk Extreme II

Now, there's nothing wrong with buying a lower-end budget SSD because you value storage space over speed and want a drive that provides more of the former while maintaining many of the benefits of the latter . But we suggest evaluating the Sandisk...

41 expert reviews | 728 user reviews

#24
alaScore 95

Sandisk Ultra II SSD

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

19 expert reviews | 2899 user reviews

#25
alaScore 95

Crucial MX200

For heavy storage users who also need a high level of data safety, the Crucial MX200 is an excellent buy.

24 expert reviews | 194 user reviews

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