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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Jul 7, 2015 10:43
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#51
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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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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

#53
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Intel 335 80 GB 2.5' Internal Solid State Drive

Intel's move to 20nm NAND flash renders higher-capacity SSDs more affordable.

5 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

#54
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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...

19 expert reviews | 167 user reviews

#55
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Plextor M2S Series PX-M2S (64,128,256GB)

With excellent performance, the Plextor PX-256M2S SSD makes an ideal internal storage drive for laptops, especially those that support the 6Gbps SATA standard. Its price tag is not for the faint of heart, however.

22 expert reviews | 48 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...

61 expert reviews | 422 user reviews

#57
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Intel 510 Series SSD

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

42 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

#58
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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 | 372 user reviews

#59
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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 | 120 user reviews

#60
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Sandisk Extreme SSD

With very good performance and even better pricing, the SanDisk Extreme makes a great replacement drive for a standard laptop or desktop computer.

11 expert reviews | 1252 user reviews

#61
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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...

32 expert reviews | 112 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...

23 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#63
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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 | 2108 user reviews

#64
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB

Challenged my Acronis software eventually had to purchase upgraded version.

1 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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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

#67
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PNY XLR8

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure...

7 expert reviews | 127 user reviews

#68
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Crucial RealSSD C300

There’s no question that on a 6Gb/s SATA port, the Crucial C300 has by far the fastest read speeds we’ve ever seen. And on a 3Gb/s port, it’s nothing to sneeze at. But for sequential and random write speeds, it can’t touch SandForce drives. And its...

49 expert reviews | 919 user reviews

#69
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Intel DC S3500

Intel launches the DC S3500 Enterprise SSD for read-centric applications and light mixed workloads with enterprise-class features at rock bottom pricing. The DC S3500 targets the rapidly growing mainstream SSD market, follow us as we review it.

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#70
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Adata XPG SX910

Kitguru says: A lightning quick Sandforce drive, one of the fastest on the market.

3 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#71
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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...

19 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#72
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Intel Solid-State Drive 520 Series - Solid state drive - 240 GB - internal...

If priced a little lower, the Intel 520 Series SSD would be an ideal investment for those who want to greatly improve their computer's overall performance. For now, it's still an excellent drive.

8 expert reviews | 518 user reviews

#73
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OCZ Vector 128GB

You asked for it, we got it. Today Chris takes the world's first look at the OCZ Vector 128GB SSD based on the new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller that is raging fast. Can the smallest capacity Vector outperform existing SSDs on the market costing less?...

2 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

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Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2

From a pure storage point of view one or even two Kingston 30GB SSDNow V drives is not adequate for the standalone user with no other drives in their system. From the enthusiast point of view, however, two of these drives in RAID 0 Mode are fast, very...

69 expert reviews | 313 user reviews

#75
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Samsung MZ-7PC128D 830

Samsung's 830 Series SSD is impressively fast, and the company includes excellent extras in the box. Its slim shell makes it a fine fit for laptops, but desktop users will be well-served by this drive, too.

2 expert reviews

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