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Solid-State Drive Reviews

Updated: Apr 22, 2024 16:46
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SanDisk Extreme II

Now, there's nothing wrong with buying a lower-end budget SSD because you value storage space over speed and want a drive that provides more of the former while maintaining many of the benefits of the latter . But we suggest evaluating the Sandisk...

41 expert reviews | 727 user reviews

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Intel ® SSD 520 Series

There's plenty of SSD options out there, but Intel's NAND drives are among the most well thought of, simply because they're so reliable. But, with the top spee...

70 expert reviews | 216 user reviews

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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...

16 expert reviews | 75 user reviews

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Sandisk Ultra II SSD

With the lowest pricing on the market, the SanDisk Ultra II is an excellent upgrade for your aging computer.

18 expert reviews | 2828 user reviews

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Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3

As I said in the introduction of this review HyperX is what Kingston calls their top-tier products, so does this drive deserve that name? It sure does! From an overall standpoint this drive is the fastest 2.5-inch solid state drive we have tested...

49 expert reviews | 243 user reviews

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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

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Kingston SSDNow

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12 expert reviews | 201 user reviews

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Crucial MX200

For heavy storage users who also need a high level of data safety, the Crucial MX200 is an excellent buy.

24 expert reviews | 430 user reviews

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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...

3 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

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Crucial M550

There are so many reasons why the M550 could be one of the best SSDs in the market. It has the best-in-class encryption support (along with Samsung 840 EVO) and it's also one of the only consumer-grade drives with power loss protection. Heck, it even...

33 expert reviews | 367 user reviews

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Intel 335 Series SSD 240GB

When push comes to shove, however, the Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD is in a bit of a no-man's land. There are budget drives, like Samsung's 840, that offer a lower cost per GB. There are higher-performing drives for the same cost per GB. If you can grab...

24 expert reviews | 208 user reviews

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Western Digital WDS500G1B0B

WD’s Red SA500 NAS SSD is a direct response to Seagate’s IronWolf 110, but with its lower cost-per-GB, it is a much better value for those who don’t need extreme write endurance. WD’s Red SA500 is robust enough for most users and is significantly...

2 expert reviews | 11 user 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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Samsung 970 Evo 2TB

Samsung just launched some hot, new solid state drives, the SSD 970 EVO and 970 PRO, featuring a revamped Phoenix controller and the company's latest

4 expert reviews

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OCZ Vertex 3 Series

We're becoming somewhat repetitive in our writing about SSDs -- every next one is that extra little bit faster or better and the crown just keeps exchanging ha...

120 expert reviews | 549 user reviews

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Samsung Portable SSD X5

Bottom Line: The sleek, expensive Samsung Portable SSD X5 offers the fastest single-drive external storage money can buy, but it's suited mainly to well-heeled content-creation pros using late-model Macs.

5 expert reviews

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WD MY Passport Wireless

Bottom Line: The Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD is pricey, but this feature-packed drive can do much more than just wirelessly transfer files.

40 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

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The CS3030 is a perfectly viable NVMe SSD for the average user: very fast for everyday work, backed by an exceptional warranty and TBW rating, and cheaper than the name-brand competition. Bargain drives whose write speeds drop less drastically include...

8 expert reviews | 290 user reviews

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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

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Toshiba Q300

The Toshiba Q300 is perfectly serviceable, but it isn’t competitive with alternatives from Samsung, Crucial, PNY, and others. In terms of price, fit and finish, and even such incidentals as packaging, there’s simply no reason to choose the Toshiba...

8 expert reviews | 165 user reviews

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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

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Ocz Vector 180

The OCZ Vector 180 is a good, affordable solid-state drive backed up by a lengthy, user-friendly warranty.

18 expert reviews

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Intel Optane SSD 800P

Bottom Line: The Intel Optane SSD 800P brings lightning-fast boot times and excellent everyday performance to the form factor, making it a top choice for enthusiasts building cutting-edge PCs.

4 expert reviews

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iVina BulletScan F200 USB Flatbed Color Scanner with 20ppm Auto Document...

We really like the compact design of the Thinkware F200 Pro dash cam ki, and how this bundle comes with a rear camera. Both shoot 1080p Full HD at 30fps and a Wi-Fi connection to the Thinkware app works well. But the system lacks GPS as standard,...

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews