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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Jul 31, 2015 12:21
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#26
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Transcend StoreJet 25M3

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

7 expert reviews | 894 user reviews

#27
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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

34 expert reviews | 5300 user reviews

#28
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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

122 expert reviews | 627 user reviews

#29
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Adata DashDrive Elite SE720

Today we spend some time with ADATA's DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD and see how it performs under our testing.

8 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#30
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OCZ Storage Solutions Vector 180

I have owned this Vector 180 240 GB solid state drive for about 2 months before writing this review. For tests I have used system consisting of: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 motherboard, Intel i7-4790K processor running at 4.0 GHz, 16 GB (4x4GB) of Corsair...

1 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

#31
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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...

19 expert reviews | 3224 user reviews

#32
alaScore 93

Intel 120 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive

Intel 530 SSDs never received much attention, but when you need a low cost, high capacity drive that's reliable, this one is worthy of your consideration.

1 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#33
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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,...

42 expert reviews | 4974 user reviews

#34
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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?

17 expert reviews

#35
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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...

7 expert reviews | 107 user reviews

#36
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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.

55 expert reviews | 358 user reviews

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#37
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SanDisk X210

SanDisk's X210 SSD is both an OEM drive for major vendors and an aftermarket product for the enthusiast world. Having passed a gauntlet of validation tests, can it break into the consumer space as a true alternative to the quickest power user products?

8 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#38
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Intel SSD 335

Intel has had a prominent role in the consumer solid-state drive (SSD) market since it launched its 80GB X25-M solid-state drive back in 2009. The chip giant has followed up with refreshed devices at regular intervals, most recently with the SSD 335...

13 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#39
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Kingston SSDNow V300

Installed easy, software worked great. very fast

17 expert reviews | 863 user reviews

#40
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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...

8 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#41
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Plextor M5 Pro Series (PX-128M5P,PX-256M5P,PX-512M5P)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING.

29 expert reviews

#42
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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

#43
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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 | 2116 user reviews

#44
alaScore 93

OCZ ARC 100

While the ARC 100 isn't the best performing drive money can buy, it's one of the most affordable. In real-world use, such as application loading times and system boot times, you'll only find slim differences between this drive and one that costs a lot...

9 expert reviews

#45
alaScore 92

OCZ Technology Vector 150

OCZ improves Vector by treating it to 19nm Toggle2 flash, additional spare area, up-to-date accessory package and a new, lower price.

2 expert reviews

#46
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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

#47
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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 | 524 user reviews

#48
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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...

7 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#49
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Intel 730 Series Reseller Kit 480GB 2.5" SATA-600 (SSDSC2BP480G4R5)

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

#50
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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...

60 expert reviews | 422 user reviews

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