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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Aug 17, 2019 15:40
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WD Blue SN500

The Blue SN500 isn’t the fastest NVMe drive out there, but it’s certainly fast enough for the average user, and the price is right. At the capacities it’s available in, I recommend it over the Crucial P1, which suffers a severe slowdown on those rare...

6 expert reviews

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Crucial P1

Bottom Line: Crucial's P1 is a cost-oriented QLC-memory-based M.2 SSD, the company's first PCI Express NVMe effort. The result is a pinch on performance—faster than SATA, slower than most PCIe drives—but one that may be a fair trade-off for...

3 expert reviews

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Bottom Line: ADATA's XPG SX8200 Pro offers on-point—which is to say, fast—speeds for a PCI Express M.2 SSD at its price. It's a strong value pick in the NVMe drive space.

2 expert reviews

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Samsung MZ-V7S250BW Interne NVMe/PCIe M.2 SSD 970 EVO Plus Retail PCIe 3.0 x4

Samsung has unexpectedly launched a Plus model of its 970 EVO SSD. We investigate why and see how good it is in our full review.

2 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 860 QVO

Bottom Line: Thanks in part to the latest flash-memory technology, the Samsung SSD 860 QVO offers a lot of fast storage capacity for minimal money. It's a winning internal solid-state drive for budget-minded upgraders.

2 expert reviews

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Mushkin Source

Bottom Line: Mushkin's Source provides on-the-button SATA speeds at an attractive budget price, minus frills and software utilities. It's a strong value-SSD pick for users who don't intend to write heavily, or as a first upgrade from a hard drive.

2 expert reviews

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Samsung SSD 850 EVO

For more details, check out the Samsung SSD 850 EVO (4TB) review on our sister site, Computer Shopper.

71 expert reviews | 10392 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 750 EVO

Samsung’s 750 EVO is the cream of the TLC-based SSD crop. It costs a bit more than the competition, but to my mind, the smooth performance is worth the extra dough. Especially as RAPID can give your computer a feel that’s otherwise only achievable with...

21 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

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Samsung T3

Samsung's T3 is the fastest and sleekest external drive available today.

28 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

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Kingston Technology HyperX FURY SSD 240GB

Bottom Line: The Kingston HyperX Fury RGB is another in a long line of products that make you ask: Just how much RGB is too much RGB? Spoiler: On this solid SSD, it looks to be just enough.

11 expert reviews | 663 user reviews

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Seagate Fast SSD

Bottom Line: With its on-point pricing and spiffy design, the Seagate Fast SSD is a competitive external solid-state drive among the USB 3.0-interface set.

2 expert reviews

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ADATA SD600 External SSD

Bottom Line: With an eye-catching bright-red casing, the ADATA SD600 External SSD delivers snappy data transfers and better-than-average durability at a reasonable cost per gigabyte.

2 expert reviews

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Sony SV-GS48

Bottom Line: Sony's SV-GS48 is a workhorse SATA SSD for filmmakers and movie sets, with pro-level pricing to match. Its durability and write endurance complement compatible cameras in the field or on the safety of a soundstage.

2 expert reviews

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Kingston A1000

Bottom Line: While it performs on spec and valiantly goes to battle with other budget M.2 solid-state drives, Kingston's A1000 gets outrun by cheaper options. Look for it on sale.

2 expert reviews

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Samsung 960 EVO 500GB

got free game with it

3 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

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Sandisk Extreme 900 960GB

Usually you have to make a few compromises when buying an SSD. Either you sacrifice some speed for greater capacity, minimal features, and a better price, or you plunk down a lot of cash. The Oyen Digital MiniPro 3.1, our other Editors' Choice, is a...

24 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 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.

48 expert reviews | 3375 user reviews

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Samsung 840 EVO Series (MZ-7TE)

This Samsung 840 EVO (500GB) is the SSD equivalent of having one's cake and eating it, too. When the Samsung 840 and 840 Pro launched, there was justified concern about the drive's use of TLC NAND, and a significant performance gap between the two....

79 expert reviews | 23099 user reviews

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Samsung 860 Evo 1000GB

Granted it's not as fast as NVME storage but I'm certain that in the real world it's faster than conventional SATA drive. Really simple to install just be sure you have a spare stand-off for your motherboard.

2 expert reviews | 137 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 950 Pro

So far, Intel is the only manufacturer that has produced an enthusiast drive using the U.2 connector to provide PCIe x4 to a 2.5" drives. U.2 support is far less common than M.2, but the next time Samsung wants to introduce a major performance boost,...

32 expert reviews | 341 user reviews

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Crucial MX300 525GB

If you're looking to upgrade your computer's hard drive, the new Crucial MX300 is a speedy and affordable choice.

11 expert reviews | 173 user reviews

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Samsung Festplatte NVMe SSD 970 Evo

This is the only 2TB 970 Series model. The performance is slightly lower than the 1TB, but you won't notice the difference. The capacity alone makes this a standout NVMe SSD. The 2TB 960 Pro is the only competitor, but it costs nearly $500 more.

2 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

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Crucial MX500

Bottom Line: An aggressively priced SATA SSD, the Crucial MX500 still manages swift read and write speeds, making it a very good value for upgrading a mainstream laptop or desktop PC.

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 970EVO M.2 2TB

We've been waiting quite a while to find out what Samsung had in mind to replace the hugely popular The long-awaited successor the 960 EVO is finally here – just how good is it?

2 expert reviews