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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Mar 28, 2020 18:23
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#1
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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

#2
alaScore 99

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

#3
alaScore 99

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

#4
alaScore 98

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

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alaScore 98

Samsung 970 Evo Plus

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,...

3 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#6
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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...

2 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...

2 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

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

#9
alaScore 97

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...

23 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

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 | 10096 user reviews

#11
alaScore 97

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

#12
alaScore 97

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

#13
alaScore 97

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

#14
alaScore 97

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...

20 expert reviews | 144 user reviews

#15
alaScore 97

Samsung T3

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

27 expert reviews | 143 user reviews

#16
alaScore 97

SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (240GB, 480GB, 960GB)

Power users and gamers should look no further than the SanDisk Extreme Pro to get the best performance out of their home computer.

32 expert reviews | 671 user 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.

4 expert reviews

#18
alaScore 96

Samsung 960 EVO 500GB

got free game with it

3 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

#19
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.

58 expert reviews | 6880 user reviews

#20
alaScore 96

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.

46 expert reviews | 3321 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 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 | 21 user reviews

#23
alaScore 96

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

#24
alaScore 96

Sandisk SDSSDEXT-240G-G25 Extreme 500

If you want a hardy, speedy SSD that fits into the palm of your hand and miraculously won't burn a hole in your wallet, the SanDisk Extreme 500 is a safe bet. It's not fully ruggedized, but it is shock and vibration resistant, and 128-bit encryption...

14 expert reviews | 75 user reviews

#25
alaScore 96

Samsung 970 Evo 250GB M.2

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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