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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Feb 26, 2024 16:24
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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.

12 expert reviews

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Samsung 990 Pro

The Samsung 990 PRO SSD is an excellent upgrade for any system that can utilize its power.

12 expert reviews

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Western Digital SN850X

The WD Black SN850X takes the company's flagship PCIe 4.0 gaming SSD and makes it even better, offering higher capacity and improved test results (including a new PC Labs record in the 3DMark Storage benchmark). About all it lacks is hardware-based...

8 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

Crucial T700

The Crucial T700 is the fastest PCI Express 5.0 solid-state drive we've tested yet, but you'll probably need to upgrade your motherboard and CPU to take advantage of it.

4 expert reviews

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Samsung Portable SSD T5 2TB

The market for portable SSDs has shown rapid growth over the past decade or so. Almost all tier-one flash vendors (including Samsung, Western Digital / SanDisk, Micron / Crucial, and SK hynix) have their own PSSD lineup. Other than SK hynix, the others...

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Samsung Portable SSD T7

Samsung's Portable SSD T7 Shield is an external solid-state drive that's impervious to dust, rain, and tumbles. It's a durable and secure choice for outdoor workers and travelers, if on the slow side compared to non-rugged SSDs.

31 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

PNY XLR8 CS3140

Competent drive with consistent performance

5 expert reviews

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Corsair MP600 Mini

Another contender enters the ring.

2 expert reviews

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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

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Western Digital Black SN850

The WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD comes with a heatsink thin enough that the drive will fit a PlayStation 5, and proved to be a whiz at tasks such as launching programs and copying files.

13 expert reviews

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Samsung 870 EVO 500GB

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.

12 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

Kingston XS2000

What the tiny Kingston XS2000 Portable SSD lacks in size, it makes up for in speed and durability. This external drive is a top choice if you travel and work with large files.

9 expert reviews

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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

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alaScore 97

Samsung Portable SSD T7 2 TB

“The Samsung T7 Shield is the same ultra-fast SSD as the T7, just with a rugged exterior.”

3 expert reviews

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Corsair Mp600 Pro Lpx

An uninteresting drive only good for the PS5

7 expert reviews

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Corsair MP600 Core XT

Corsair's QLC-based MP600 Core XT internal SSD offers a low price and capacities up to 4GB, trading off write-durability and tip-top speeds in exchange.

4 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

Western Digital P50 500GB

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

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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.

53 expert reviews | 3321 user reviews

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alaScore 96

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.

24 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Samsung 970 Evo

Bottom Line: By several measures, the Samsung SSD 970 Pro is the fastest consumer-grade internal M.2 solid state drive you can buy, making it an excellent choice if you want the absolute best storage for your screaming PC build or upgrade.

18 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

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Samsung 970 Evo Plus

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.

17 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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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

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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

#24
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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

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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

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