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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Nov 27, 2015 00:28
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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 | 407 user reviews

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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 | 2722 user reviews

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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

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Crucial MX100, 512GB

In the technology world, innovation can come in two ways: One is to push the performance envelope regardless of price, while the other is to drive down the price at the expense of performance. Of course, we usually do not see items on the extreme ends...

2 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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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

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Intel 520 Series SSD (SSDSC2CW)

For every season, there is a spin. Intel’s first consumer SSDs, the X-25M series, didn’t have the fastest performance, but they gained a reputation for reliability. We had high hopes for Intel’s 320 Series SSDs, which turned out to be really great...

34 expert reviews | 279 user reviews

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Corsair Force LX 512GB

The Corsair Force Series LX 512GB is an impressive SSD and is competitively priced at 36p per gigabyte or £185. This is slightly more expensive than the 512GB

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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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?

9 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD

If you're moving up from a hard drive, the SanDisk Ultra Plus is totally worth its price.

20 expert reviews | 904 user reviews

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Seagate 600 SSD

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...

9 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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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 | 1929 user reviews

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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

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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

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AData Premier PRO SP920

To be honest, I don't have much to add to the conclusion of the M550 review. At 512GB and 1TB, the SP920 is an exact match with the M550. The 128GB and 256GB models lose some performance compared to the M550 due to fewer NAND dies but especially at...

20 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Intel SSD/730 480GB 2.5 SATA 20nm 7mm RES

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

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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...

18 expert reviews | 186 user reviews

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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...

59 expert reviews | 261 user reviews

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Intel 510 Series SSD

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

43 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

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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...

9 expert reviews | 97 user reviews

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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 | 360 user reviews

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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 | 92 user reviews

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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...

30 expert reviews | 111 user reviews

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Jumping on the solid state bandwagon, but keeping its balance

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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OCZ Vertex 2 Series

It’s been a long time since we could unequivocally give a Kick Ass award to a solid state drive—the Patriot Torqx has held our Best of the Best spot for a long time—but the OCZ Vertex 2 takes the crown. Prices range from $200 for 50GB to over $1,800...

65 expert reviews | 1090 user reviews

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2

It is obvious that the the OCZ RevoDrive 3 is best suited to enterprise users or all those working with large video and image files. Gamers and PC enthusiasts could look at other and most affordable SSD solutions, as they most probably not find a lot...

24 expert reviews | 13 user reviews



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