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Solid-State Drives

Updated: 18-08-2019 22:48
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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...

6 expert reviews

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Crucial P1

Nevertheless, the P1 represents outstanding value even at 500GB, and unless you’re in a line of work (or just have a hobby) that demands the very highest speeds at all times, it’s seriously worth a look.

3 expert 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 MZ-V7S250BW Interne NVMe/PCIe M.2 SSD 970 EVO Plus Retail PCIe 3.0 x4

Samsung has unexpectedly launched a Plus model of its 970 EVO SSD. We investigate why and see how good it is in our full review.

2 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 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.

2 expert reviews

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Mushkin Source

Bottom Line: Mushkin's Source provides on-the-button SATA speeds at an attractive budget price, minus frills and software utilities. It's a strong value-SSD pick for users who don't intend to write heavily, or as a first upgrade from a hard drive.

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.

71 expert reviews | 10392 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 750 EVO

The Samsung 750 Evo is an moderately expensive SSD that won't let you down in the speed department.

21 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

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Samsung T3

If you need fast, reliable portable storage then the Samsung Portable SSD T3 is an ideal buy. It is a bit pricier than typical portable hard drives or USB flash drives but you get plenty for the premium.

28 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

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Kingston Technology HyperX FURY SSD 240GB

Bottom Line: The Kingston HyperX Fury RGB is another in a long line of products that make you ask: Just how much RGB is too much RGB? Spoiler: On this solid SSD, it looks to be just enough.

11 expert reviews | 663 user reviews

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Seagate Fast SSD

Bottom Line: With its on-point pricing and spiffy design, the Seagate Fast SSD is a competitive external solid-state drive among the USB 3.0-interface set.

2 expert reviews

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ADATA SD600 External SSD

Bottom Line: With an eye-catching bright-red casing, the ADATA SD600 External SSD delivers snappy data transfers and better-than-average durability at a reasonable cost per gigabyte.

2 expert reviews

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Sony SV-GS48

Bottom Line: Sony's SV-GS48 is a workhorse SATA SSD for filmmakers and movie sets, with pro-level pricing to match. Its durability and write endurance complement compatible cameras in the field or on the safety of a soundstage.

2 expert reviews

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Kingston A1000

Bottom Line: While it performs on spec and valiantly goes to battle with other budget M.2 solid-state drives, Kingston's A1000 gets outrun by cheaper options. Look for it on sale.

2 expert reviews

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Samsung 960 EVO 500GB

got free game with it

3 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

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Sandisk Extreme 900 960GB

Rugged, fast and capacious, the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD is an excellent portable drive.

24 expert reviews | 6 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.

48 expert reviews | 3375 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 | 23099 user reviews

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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 | 137 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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Crucial MX300 525GB

Benchmarking SSDs these days, especially SATA-based ones, is mainly a means for checking for major flaws rather than delving into minute comparisons. It's been the case for some time now that virtually all modern SSDs are suitable for your average home...

11 expert reviews | 173 user reviews

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Samsung Festplatte NVMe SSD 970 Evo

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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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.

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 970EVO M.2 2TB

We've been waiting quite a while to find out what Samsung had in mind to replace the hugely popular The long-awaited successor the 960 EVO is finally here – just how good is it?

2 expert reviews