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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Oct 4, 2022 16:26
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#1
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Corsair MP600 Pro XT

The Corsair MP600 Pro XT internal SSD has the raw speed for high-impact gaming and the cooling to stay in top form under pressure, though you'll want to look elsewhere if you need a drive for a laptop or PS5.

6 expert reviews

#2
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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.

14 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 98

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB

Bottom Line: Samsung's SSD 970 EVO Plus is less expensive and just as capable as its predecessor, making it an excellent choice for installation in a gaming rig or high-end PC upgrade.

14 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Samsung SSD 870 EVO

The Samsung SSD 870 EVO offers the peak of Serial ATA SSD performance, and moves so fast in 4K random read and write operations you'd almost be forgiven for confusing it with PCI Express 3.0.

4 expert reviews

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Western Digital Black SN750 1TB

Bottom Line: With heatsink and non-heatsink versions, and a software setting that delivers maximum power at all times, the high-performance WD Black SN750 internal SSD will appeal to gamers and other PC enthusiasts seeking a PCI Express NVMe boot drive.

19 expert reviews

#6
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Western Digital Blue SN570

The WD Blue SN570 is faster than its predecessor, but it isn’t quite as strong during some sustained workloads. Still, at bargain pricing and backed with solid support, the SN570 is a great value if you’re looking for PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD goodness on the...

8 expert reviews

#7
alaScore 97

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

#8
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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.

52 expert reviews | 3321 user reviews

#9
alaScore 97

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.

25 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

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

#11
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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

#12
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...

24 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

#13
alaScore 97

Adata XPG Gammix S50 Lite Series

If you've been waiting for a price drop to get your hands on a PCI Express 4.0 SSD, your long winter is over. The ADATA XPG S50 Lite delivers the best price-to-performance ratio we've seen for the spec yet.

4 expert reviews

#14
alaScore 97

WD Black D50 Game Dock 1TB

A compact multi-port dock that offers plenty of options when it comes to connecting peripherals, with the added bonus of a fast NVMe SSD inside, but it does come with a pretty hefty price tag.

2 expert reviews

#15
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Samsung 980

I appreciate Samsung’s leveraging of a rarely used NVMe feature (HMB) to reduce costs and save everyone money. The 980 does that, and you might be perfectly happy with it if you single-task with light stuff like web surfing, email, word processing,...

5 expert reviews

#16
alaScore 96

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

#17
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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

#18
alaScore 96

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

#19
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...

4 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#20
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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 | 23080 user reviews

#21
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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

#22
alaScore 96

Samsung T3

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

28 expert reviews | 143 user reviews

#23
alaScore 96

Corsair Force MP600 1TB

Although it’s a pricey drive, Corsair’s MP600 Pro is fast, secure, and keeps its cool with innovative cooling solutions.

3 expert reviews

#24
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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

#25
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WD Blue SN500 500GB – PCIe för mellanklassen

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

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