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Solid-State Drives

Updated: 26-01-2022 23:13
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Samsung 980 Pro

The new Samsung 980 Pro SSD embraces PCIe 4.0 bandwidth for even greater speeds, but it isn't all good news. Find out why in our full review

13 expert reviews

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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

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Samsung SSD 870 EVO

After the launch of the SSD 980 PRO, it hasn’t taken Samsung very long to update the EVO series of SATA drives with their latest 6th generation of V-NAND. The introduction of 1xx layer NAND to the 2.5in drive format could open the way to some very...

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 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,...

5 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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Crucial X8

The Crucial X8 delivers better performance than an internal SATA SSD but you can take it anywhere you go

9 expert reviews

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LaCie Rugged

LaCie's Rugged BOSS SSD is a portable SSD that allows you to copy, review, and manage your content laptop-free, a perfect tool for the content creator or avid traveler who's constantly on the go.

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

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Samsung SSD 850 EVO

The Samsung's 2TB version of the 850 Evo offers superb capacity and it virtually matches the 850 Pro drive for speed. If the better warranty and endurance rating of the Pro are a non-issue for you, then this is the SSD to go for.

72 expert reviews | 10096 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 850 Pro

The Samsung 850 Pro combines impressive performance levels with the market’s best endurance rating and warranty. But if you don't require that level of protection, then the 2TB 850 Evo offers equivalent performance for less.

52 expert reviews | 3321 user reviews

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Corsair Force MP600 1TB

Corsair’s Force MP600 is one of the fastest SSDs on the market, with sequential performance of up to 5,000 MBps. But the speed and slick aesthetics are come at a high price. And many tasks don't benefit from the extra speed.

2 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

As SATA SSDs go the Samsung 860 QVO is a fine, but hardly revolutionary design. It might sport new 4-bit NAND memory modules, but the performance and price combination won't be turning any heads.

13 expert reviews

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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

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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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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

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SK Hynix Gold S31

SK Hynix’s Gold S31 is a top SATA SSD pick. With performance figures of up to 560MBps, it trades blows with some of the best and is competitively priced.

5 expert reviews

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SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD

Promising up to 9X the speed of an external hard drive, Extreme 900 SSD (solid state) can hold up to 1.92TB of data with read and write speeds up to 850 MB/s, ideal for transferring and accessing the very large video and still files. Housed inside an...

23 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD

This is a very fine drive: not only is it one of the quickest around, it comes with the peace of mind that you're buying from a big outfit that is very unlikely to disappear. If you do have a problem, the odds of being able to cash in your warranty are...

59 expert reviews | 6880 user reviews

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Samsung 840 EVO Series (MZ-7TE)

The 1TB 840 EVO is the drive we've been waiting for and could cement Samsung at the top of the SSD tech tree. Regardless of the EVO's software bundle offering though, the performance of the hardware on its own is enough for us to be rather excited...

79 expert reviews | 23080 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 950 Pro

Samsung's latest SSDs combine the company's high-speed V-NAND memory, the new NVMe standard, an ultra-small M.2 form factor and a PCI Express interface to provide a fast and capacious storage upgrade.

32 expert reviews | 341 user reviews

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Fast, cheap and durable, the Adata XPG SX8200 Pro is our new favourite NVMe SSD, and the first one you should consider when building a PC or upgrading a laptop.

2 expert 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...

2 expert 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...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 750 EVO

The one thing that was missing from Samsung's range of SSD's was a low price value oriented drive. The one thing that was missing from Samsung's range of SSD's was a low price value oriented drive. This has been rectified by the arrival of the SSD750...

20 expert reviews | 144 user reviews