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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 21:51
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#26
alaScore 96

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.

10 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

#27
alaScore 96

Ocz Vector 180

The OCZ Vector 180 is a good, affordable solid-state drive backed up by a lengthy, user-friendly warranty.

17 expert reviews

#28
alaScore 96

OCZ Trion 100 TRN100-25SAT3

OCZ's Trion 100 is their first new SSD after the Toshiba buyout SSD, but is it any good?

22 expert reviews | 342 user reviews

#29
alaScore 95

SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD

Another blast from the past comes our way in a capacity we've never tested. Here's Chris' full take on SanDisk's 480GB Ultra II SSD.

2 expert reviews

#30
alaScore 95

Samsung SM951

Samsung's first M.2 NVMe offers impressive performance in a compact size.

16 expert reviews | 396 user reviews

#31
alaScore 95

Plextor 512GB M6e

Over the past few years, we've seen two tiers of solid-state drives (SSDs) emerge—conventional drives that utilize the SATA protocol, and a more expensive set of products that rely on PCI Express (PCIe) cards. The PCIe models are often faster than...

26 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#32
alaScore 95

Corsair Neutron Series GTX

When we last paid a visit to the Corsair Neutron GTX late last year, we declared it one wicked-fast SSD, but it was unfortunately nicked at the finish line by the Samsung 840 Pro. Corsair isn't too worried about that, though, and seems to have adopted...

54 expert reviews | 140 user reviews

#33
alaScore 95

Ocz VTR150-25SAT3-240G Vector

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.

11 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#34
alaScore 95

Crucial M500 SSD

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

41 expert reviews | 3820 user reviews

#35
alaScore 95

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...

64 expert reviews | 1059 user reviews

#36
alaScore 95

Intel ® SSD 520 Series

Fast SF-2281 controller and 25nm NAND; Intel reliability.

73 expert reviews | 246 user reviews

#37
alaScore 95

Kingston HyperX Savage SHSS3B7A/240G

In a sea saturated with solid state drives from every memory manufacturer under the sun, the Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB is one product that stands out -- literally. It does not strike me as common for an SSD to look good (Not saying they are usually...

9 expert reviews | 66 user reviews

#38
alaScore 95

Transcend SSD370

Transcend's SSD370 delivers swift performance in capacities all the way up to 1TB.

6 expert reviews | 728 user reviews

#39
alaScore 95

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

121 expert reviews | 575 user reviews

#40
alaScore 95

Adata Premier SP550

As for the SM2256 controller, it's clear that Silicon Motion is learning to deal with the challenges of managing TLC flash, and many of the remaining weaknesses exhibited by the SP550 can be blamed on the limitations of the flash rather than the...

12 expert reviews | 162 user reviews

#41
alaScore 95

Kingston Technology SSDNow UV400 (120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB)

Combining the excellent Marvell 88SS1074 controller found in the Crucial MX300 and Toshiba's proven 15nm TLC IC chips found in the OCZ Trion 150 480GB, was the Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB a genuinely good idea in reality, or something that seemed good...

3 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#42
alaScore 95

Samsung Portable SSD T1 1024GB USB 3.0

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

10 expert reviews

#43
alaScore 95

ADATA XPG SX930

I did let JMicron know about my performance concerns when I tested the JMF670H reference design samples because sequential read performance in particular was below the average. JMicron promised an improvement through an upcoming firmware update and...

14 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#44
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,...

45 expert reviews | 6398 user reviews

#45
alaScore 94

Intel ® SSDPEDMW012T4R5 750

The reward for all this work is storage that's capable of up to 2,400MBps throughput, which is way up from the 500MBps-to-600MBps of SATA SSDs. Now, we know this isn't for the mainstream user, but the well-funded DIY enthusiast now has a new way of...

3 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#46
alaScore 94

Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3

As I said in the introduction of this review HyperX is what Kingston calls their top-tier products, so does this drive deserve that name? It sure does! From an overall standpoint this drive is the fastest 2.5-inch solid state drive we have tested...

60 expert reviews | 366 user reviews

#47
alaScore 94

Plextor M6V 128GB

As one of the fastest budget solid-state drives, the Plextor M6V is a very good replacement SSD for any computer that still uses a traditional hard drive.

4 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#48
alaScore 94

Kingston SSDNow V300

In general I think Kingston should differentiate their SSDs more because the V300 and HyperX 3K are too similar. For example giving the HyperX 3K a 5-year warranty would help justify its high-end positioning and a higher price too, but currently...

22 expert reviews | 3100 user reviews

#49
alaScore 94

Intel 730 SSD Series 240G / SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Intel has largely been absent from the high-end SSD market for many years, which has been a real head-scratcher, considering the original X-25M's dominance back in 2009. That all changes this month with the release of its all-new 730 series SSD. It...

16 expert reviews | 435 user reviews

#50
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

34 expert reviews | 6736 user reviews

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