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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Feb 12, 2016 09:09
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#26
alaScore 95

Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD M.2

Kingston's Predator SSD has an optional HHHL PCIe adapter that allows systems without M.2 slots to use the drive.

6 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#27
alaScore 95

A-Data XPG SX930

ADATA's XPG SX930 SSD is replacing its SX900. Unlike most SSDs in the value segment, ADATA is fortifying the XPG SX930 with high quality, binned MLC flash.

2 expert reviews

#28
alaScore 94

Samsung 845DC Pro

Samsung's 800GB 845DC PRO enterprise SSD increases the benefits of 3D V-NAND with more endurance and higher random write performance. Let's take a look.

4 expert reviews

#29
alaScore 94

Samsung 850 PRO

Samsung has built a good reputation for fast and high-quality SSDs. It introduced the 470 to desktops four years ago, and its SSDs were in high-end laptops before that. The company also distinguished itself by designing its own controller chips and...

3 expert reviews

#30
alaScore 94

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,...

44 expert reviews | 6293 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

Samsung Portable SSD T1 / MU-PS1T0B

Other than its cost, the Samsung Portable SSD T1 is what any portable drive should be.

1 expert reviews | 68 user reviews

#32
alaScore 94

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...

56 expert reviews | 1049 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

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

35 expert reviews | 6721 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

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

120 expert reviews | 575 user reviews

#35
alaScore 94

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...

18 expert reviews | 3945 user reviews

#36
alaScore 94

OCZ ARC 100

Ratings in depth OCZ is a company whose history of flash storage products began a few years ago with the Vertex range of SSDs that were renowned for being affordable but not the best performers or most reliable. After a tumultuous last few years, the...

9 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#37
alaScore 94

Intel 730 SSD Series 240G / SSDSC2BP240G4R5

At launch, the new Intel SSD 730 Series makes a very good internal drive choice for your computer, but it'll become a better value when its street price drops below the current suggested retail price.

3 expert reviews | 317 user reviews

#38
alaScore 94

SanDisk Ultra II 240GB

In the Noctua NH-U9S review by Aaron Lai about a month ago, he reminded us of how good things can come in small packages -- with the consideration that people say this to make shorter people feel better. However, today, I would like to point out good...

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#40
alaScore 94

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB

The Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD is a good step for entry level enthusiasts whether they be gamers or pro desktop users looking for faster performance overall. Probably more important than any other performance aspect is its influence on overall...

6 expert reviews

#41
alaScore 94

Toshiba Canvio Aeromobile

Toshiba's Canvio AeroMobile is a unique storage solution featuring solid state storage. If you're after fast, external storage over Wi-Fi, take a look.

8 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Samsung MZ-7KE1T0BW 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.

3 expert reviews | 487 user reviews

#43
alaScore 93

Adata XPG SX900 SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive - 128GB

ADATA is known for putting out quality SSDs at very low prices. With the fabs entering the same market, can ADATA's SP610 compete in this market?

2 expert reviews

#44
alaScore 93

Samsung 845DC EVO

Since we are dealing with two drives, it makes sense to split the conclusion into two and I will start with the 845DC PRO. While all we have today is a performance preview, the 845DC PRO is turning out to be one of the best enterprise SATA SSDs that we...

5 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#45
alaScore 93

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...

138 expert reviews | 2726 user reviews

#46
alaScore 93

Seagate 600 Pro Enterprise SSD

Seagate's 600 Pro is the professional (read: workstation/server) version of the standard Seagate 600 SSD. Both the 600 and the 600 Pro sport the same memory controller—a Link_A_Media (LAMD) LM87800 chip, but the Seagate 600 Pro is designed for...

5 expert reviews | 107 user reviews

#47
alaScore 93

OCZ Vector 150

With fast performance and a good warranty, the OCZ Vector 150 is a great SSD for first-time adopters. It's not a worthwhile upgrade for the original Vector drive, however.

18 expert reviews

#48
alaScore 93

Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3

Let's take a look at the latest Kingston HyperX 240 GB solid state drive and see how it fares against the competition.

58 expert reviews | 356 user reviews

#49
alaScore 93

OCZ Storage Solutions Vector 180

- Based on performance, only concern would be around longevity - a remains to be seen aspect. - Seriously raises the bar for consumer expectations of what 'performance' should be for an SSD drive at a price point. - Based on every to date, would...

1 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

#50
alaScore 93

Angelbird SSD2Go

The Angelbird is a fast, slim, customizable solid state hard drive that fits in a pocket, but at a price that may not fit your budget.

8 expert reviews

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