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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Oct 21, 2021 16:13
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#1
alaScore 100

Samsung 980 Pro

Samsung's PCI Express 4.0-based SSD 980 Pro will delight upgraders and PC builders who have deep pockets (and a compatible AMD desktop platform). It delivers the fastest theoretical performance from a mainstream SSD we’ve seen to date.

13 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Western Digital WD_Black P50

The WD Black P50 has some of the best NVMe SSD technology you can get in an external drive at the moment, and while you might not get its fastest speeds on your system, it's still an impressive package for storing and running games (or any other types...

3 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Crucial X8

The Crucial X8 SSD is a sturdy little beauty that offers excellent performance and plenty of storage in a tiny package at an affordable price. It's highly recommended for videophiles, gamers, and other data maniacs.

9 expert reviews

#4
alaScore 98

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB

When it comes to price and performance, there’s not a whole heck of a lot to choose from between SanDisk’s Extreme Portable SSD and Samsung’s T5. If you’re just looking for a fast drive for backup, the T5 is probably the better bet—it will save you...

2 expert reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Samsung SSD 850 Pro

Samsung's SSD 980 M.2 drive provides a stellar mid-tier option for new or returning fans of the company's SSDs, squeaking the most performance possible out of PCI Express 3.0 in 2021.

51 expert reviews | 3321 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

Corsair Force MP600 1TB

Corsair’s Force MP600 is one of the fastest SSDs on the market, with sequential performance of up to 5,000 MBps. But the speed and slick aesthetics are come at a high price. And many tasks don't benefit from the extra speed.

2 expert reviews

#7
alaScore 98

Samsung 970 EVO Plus Interne NVMe SSD 1 TB M.2 2280

However, it’s not the NVMe SSD you should definitely buy. The XPG SX8200 Pro is still far better value, thanks to its lower per-gigabyte costs across its entire range of capacities. It may not be as fast as the 970 Evo Plus, but it’s still very nimble,...

4 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#8
alaScore 98

Samsung 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.

13 expert reviews

#9
alaScore 97

Samsung SSD 850 EVO

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

72 expert reviews | 10096 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro

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

#11
alaScore 97

Samsung T3

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

28 expert reviews | 143 user reviews

#12
alaScore 97

Adata SD600Q 480GB blue

One standout read speed result won’t be enough to bother the mighty T5, and we’d still recommend Samsung’s SSD if performance is paramount. The SD600Q still has plenty of appeal, however – speed discrepancies with the T5 are a lot easier to look past...

3 expert reviews

#13
alaScore 97

LaCie Rugged

Lacie’s Rugged USB-C drive sells in a variety of capacities, with our 4TB review unit retailing for $250. It boasts a sturdy design, massive capacity, and portability only matched by much pricier external SSDs. Those drives offer their own advantages...

23 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

#14
alaScore 97

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...

5 expert reviews

#15
alaScore 97

TeamGroup T-Force Cardea II

Bottom Line: TeamGroup's T-Force Cardea II is a brawny M.2 PCI Express SSD with a high durability rating and a showy heat sink born for windowed desktop-PC cases. It's a solid pick, but get the 1TB capacity to attain top performance.

2 expert reviews

#16
alaScore 97

HyperX Savage EXO

Bottom Line: HyperX's Savage EXO external SSD looks slick, and it's both easy to carry and easy on your wallet. It's equally useful for PC backups and console-game supplemental storage.

4 expert reviews

#17
alaScore 97

SK Hynix Gold S31

Bottom Line: SK Hynix, best known as a supplier of storage and DRAM chips to system makers, lands a solid base hit with its Gold S31. Its debut retail SSD delivers on-point speed and good value per gigabyte for a new SATA drive.

5 expert reviews

#18
alaScore 96

SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD

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...

23 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#19
alaScore 96

Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB Bulk

I purchased this as a upgrade for my pc and is working great . I did a fresh install of Windows which didn't take long and once set up away you go. You get really fast speed and programmes load almost instantly. I should be future proofed for a couple...

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#20
alaScore 96

Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD

The Samsung 840 Pro lives up to its name: it's a top-notch solid-state drive for professionals with a price to match.

59 expert reviews | 6880 user reviews

#21
alaScore 96

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 | 23080 user reviews

#22
alaScore 96

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

#23
alaScore 96

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB

Samsung’s 970 EVO was a very successful and popular drive and now it has been given a new lease of life with the latest NAND technology in the form of the 970 EVO Plus. It is safe to say the new NAND gives it a healthy performance boost over the...

2 expert reviews

#24
alaScore 96

Samsung 860 Evo 500GB

Samsung retains its crown as the maker of the best mainstream, TLC-based SATA SSD on the market. However, the competition is now greater than in the 850 Evo’s heyday, and for most people, the premium demanded by the 860 Evo simply won’t be worth it, as...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#25
alaScore 96

Kingston HyperX Fury Pro M

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.

25 expert reviews | 366 user reviews

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