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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Jun 30, 2016 22:38
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#76
alaScore 91

Crucial M500 480GB

Unsurprisingly, RAID 0 gives a nice bump in the headline sequential read/write scores. The reads jumped from 496MB/s up to 979MB/s, while the writes rose from 440MB/s to 842MB/s. When it came to dealing with the small bitty files of everyday use...

2 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#77
alaScore 91

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

#78
alaScore 91

Intel 120GB 530 Series 120Go

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 | 56 user reviews

#79
alaScore 91

Intel SSD DC P3700 Series

With the introduction of its SSD DC P3700, P3600, and P3500, Intel is giving us our first taste of the PCIe-based NVMe specification. We take the flagship P3700 for a drive in its 800 GB and 1.6 TB incarnations. Just how fast is the future of storage?

5 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#80
alaScore 91

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

#81
alaScore 91

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

#82
alaScore 91

Crucial MX100, 256GB

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

#83
alaScore 91

Crucial Technology CT256M4SSD1 M4

Though the 256GB Crucial m4 offers good performance in most situations, it's surpassed by competing drives from OCZ and Intel that push SSD technology a bit further.

16 expert reviews | 1819 user reviews

#84
alaScore 91

Intel 510 Series SSD

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

43 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

#85
alaScore 91

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

The 128GB Plextor PX-128M2S solid-state drive offers modest capacity and modest performance at a modest price.

22 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#86
alaScore 91

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...

9 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#87
alaScore 91

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 | 105 user reviews

#88
alaScore 91

Ocz VTR150-25SAT3-120G 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.

3 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

#89
alaScore 91

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 | 419 user reviews

#90
alaScore 91

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

The Plextor PX-256M5S is not widely available at time of review, but we have seen it on sale for under £190 in 256GB capacity. Considering its first-division performance, it should make a compelling choice as a high-performance upgrade for any modern...

7 expert reviews | 92 user reviews

#91
alaScore 91

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...

68 expert reviews | 174 user reviews

#92
alaScore 91

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

#93
alaScore 91

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 | 121 user reviews

#94
alaScore 91

Adata Premier Pro SP900

The 256GB ADATA Premier Pro SP900 M.2 SATA ($115.99) is a compact solid-state drive (SSD) built into the M.2 SATA form factor. It uses the same circuitry as a 2.5-inch SSD version of the Premier Pro SP900; the main difference is that the newer drive is...

7 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

#95
alaScore 91

Intel ® SSDSC2BP480G4R5

At launch, the new Intel SSD 730 Series makes a very good internal drive choice for your computer, but it'll become a better value when its street price drops below the current suggested retail price.

1 expert reviews | 79 user reviews

#96
alaScore 91

Transcend SSD720

If you're looking to upgrade your computer's main hard drive, the Transcend SSD720 is a strong option.

12 expert reviews

#97
alaScore 91

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 | 1364 user reviews

#98
alaScore 91

ADATA SP550 960GB

ADATA's SP550 gives us our first look at Hynix 16nm TLC toggle flash. Powered by SMI's 2256 and an SLC cache layer, does this new SSD deliver the goods?

1 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#99
alaScore 91

Ocz D2CSTK251M3T-0480 Deneva 2C MLC

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...

57 expert reviews | 4573 user reviews

#100
alaScore 91

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 | 14 user reviews

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