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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Feb 7, 2023 16:53
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Samsung Portable SSD T7

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

36 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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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.

10 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.

13 expert reviews

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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.

8 expert reviews

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Corsair Mp600 Gs

Corsair's MP600 GS is pitched at a highly competitive market segment and while they have given it every chance with keen pricing, a bit more tweaking of the price tag wouldn't go amiss as there are some faster drives out there that are very close to...

7 expert reviews

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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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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 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.

18 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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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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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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WD Red SN700 SSD

The WD Red SN700 is an unexciting PCIe 3.0 NVMe drive, but its lackluster performance is backed by consistency and solid performance in sustained workloads, making it attractive for NAS and even general users. This drive should be of interest to anyone...

5 expert reviews

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The OWC Envoy Pro mini is a nice tool to have around, especially if you frequently need to move files while traveling from place to place. It's also more reliable than a $15 USB thumb drive, since it uses SSD technology instead of cheaper flash memory....

4 expert reviews

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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

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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

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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

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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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Samsung T3

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

28 expert reviews | 143 user reviews

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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