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Updated: Feb 28, 2015 10:06
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#26
alaScore 94

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...

21 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#27
alaScore 94

Transcend StoreJet 25M3

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

8 expert reviews | 641 user reviews

#28
alaScore 94

"Intel SSD 730 Series (480GB) Solid State Drive 2.5 inch 7mm SATA 6Gb/s 20nm...

intel always did fairly low writing benchmark on their SSD....but they are very strong on 4k random performance---which is the most significant on system driver, even they applied accident power-off protection on it! 730 is the same with enterprise...

3 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#29
alaScore 94

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...

137 expert reviews | 3135 user reviews

#30
alaScore 94

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...

13 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

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...

7 expert reviews

#32
alaScore 94

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...

7 expert reviews

#33
alaScore 94

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 | 2118 user reviews

#34
alaScore 93

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

#35
alaScore 93

Crucial M4 256GB Solid State Drive

As our technology advances, consumers continually demand more from manufactures. Make it faster, make it lighter, make it smaller, and of course do it all at the same time. You would think that we would have hit a limit by now, or at least slowed down,...

27 expert reviews | 526 user reviews

#36
alaScore 93

Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S)

In our lab and on the bench for you today we have one of Plextor's newest SSD's the Plextor M5S 256GB SATA 6Gb/s. Plextor isn't exactly known for their low pricing. What Plextor is famous for is high quality products. Plextor rigorously tests their...

8 expert reviews | 89 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 93

Transcend TS750GSJ25M2 Storejet 25M2

Although the Transcend SSD18M solid-state drive is astronomically expensive, the price is balanced with its tiny footprint and impressive transfer speeds. It's easy to geek out on the beauty of the design, and even though hardcore nerds will love its...

41 expert reviews | 2557 user reviews

#38
alaScore 93

Seagate 600 SSD 120GB

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

#39
alaScore 93

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...

32 expert reviews | 155 user reviews

#40
alaScore 93

Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB

Dec 2014, much excited, finally able to try it a month after buying it. Initially had some system glitches I assumed to be the computer. However, at some point, the SSD failed right before 27 Nov, US thanksgiving weekend, during a final paper. I lost...

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#41
alaScore 93

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...

43 expert reviews | 2549 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Intel 530 Series

Made my Dell 3521 with Windows 7's boot time amazing. Went from 7-9 second boot to like highest 5 second after updates

4 expert reviews | 105 user reviews

#44
alaScore 92

OCZ Vector 256 GB

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...

6 expert reviews

#45
alaScore 92

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...

23 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#46
alaScore 92

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2

The Kingston SSDNow V-Series isn’t the fastest SSD on the market, but at ’49, it’s much less expensive than its competitors, and offers a significant improvement over 7,200-rpm hard drives. The bundled upgrade kit adds even more value, as it allows you...

62 expert reviews | 422 user reviews

#47
alaScore 92

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 | 182 user reviews

#48
alaScore 92

Intel 510 Series SSD

Speed-Booster. With the SSD 510 series, also known as Elmcrest, I ...

42 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

#49
alaScore 92

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 | 98 user reviews

#50
alaScore 92

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...

26 expert reviews | 362 user reviews

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