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Solid-State Drives

Updated: 17-08-2017 05:42
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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.

27 expert reviews | 355 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 850 EVO

The fastest mainstream SSD around, just not necessarily one to shake the solid state world.

71 expert reviews | 11304 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.

19 expert reviews | 217 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 850 Pro

Samsung's latest SSD puts an end to solid-state capacity limitations, but at a price both in terms of money and performance.

51 expert reviews | 3443 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.

17 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Samsung SSD 950 Pro

The Samsung Pro 950 M.2 SSD is an amazing SSD. It's speedy, affordable and incredibly energy efficient. However, if your motherboard doesn't support connectivity you will have to get an adapter, which can be a headache, especially in the case of a...

32 expert reviews | 319 user reviews

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Crucial MX300 750GB

The MX300 750GB Limited Edition SSD is easily the most divisive model Crucial has released in a long, long while. It is obvious that Micron

13 expert reviews | 16 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...

85 expert reviews | 22365 user reviews

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

The Extreme Pro offers great performance and endurance, with a long 10-year warranty to back it up. It's reasonably affordable too.

47 expert reviews | 948 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...

10 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

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Toshiba Q300

The Toshiba Q300 480GB (2016) SSD is cheaper than most of its competitors and yet is able to provide a fantastic all-round performance. If you're looking to upgrade or build a budget system, then the Q300 is a solid choice.

10 expert reviews | 161 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.

19 expert reviews | 2856 user reviews

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Kingston Hyperx Savage SHSS37A Series

The Kingston HyperX Savage turned in a solid performance among the leaders of the current SSD pack, and the flashy looks may appeal to gamers and PC enthusiasts wishing to pimp up their rig. Its overall performance is just behind the best of Samsung...

10 expert reviews | 347 user reviews

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OCZ Trion 150

When we first reviewed OCZ’s Trion series, the conclusion boiled down to one salient fact: while potential buyers will drool over halo

19 expert reviews | 181 user reviews

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Toshiba Q300 Pro

The Toshiba SSD Q300 Pro performs very well and runs silently. It gives an impressive boost to the speed of your computer, in both startup time, and loading time for programs such as Photoshop. It can make your whole PC feel much quicker in operation,...

13 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

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Crucial MX200

When we tested the Crucial M550 last year it had a price/storage quotient of 37 pence per gigabyte. The latest MX200 is today available for around 30p/GB but other than that little has changed, except the newer drive has smaller process 16 nm flash and...

23 expert reviews | 194 user reviews

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Crucial BX200

I think it’s safe to say that the Crucial BX200 480GB SSD has quite a lot going for it when you consider the overall package and all sides to the story. On the one hand, you have a drive which isn’t only just competitively priced, but offers a large...

22 expert reviews | 66 user reviews

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Samsung 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW)

The market-leading Samsung uses innovative memory chips to devastating effect

9 expert reviews | 1901 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...

60 expert reviews | 7328 user reviews

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Samsung SM951

Samsung's first M.2 NVMe offers impressive performance in a compact size.

16 expert reviews | 409 user reviews

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Plextor 512GB M6e

PCI-E storage is still relatively new and there are few options on the market, so elevated costs are to be expected. Compared to the standard M6e standalone M.2 drive and expansion card, the M6e Black Edition is not a terrible deal. You get a much...

26 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Crucial MX100

The MX100’s endurance rating of 72TB is decidedly average – half as much as the Samsung 850 Pro. Many other drives also promise greater longevity, although most consumers shouldn’t be concerned unless they’re running lots of heavy workloads.

39 expert reviews | 1052 user reviews

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Plextor 1TB M6 PRO

Today we look at the new Plextor M6 Pro 256GB Solid State Drive. This drive is their new flagship product shipping in a stunning looking rose gold aluminum chassis. Inside Plextor are using Toshiba A19nm MLC flash NAND and the excellent Marvell...

10 expert reviews

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PNY CS2211 240GB

The PNY CS2211 240GB is an affordable SSD that performs very well in comparison to its competitors. It however suffers from being limited in its availability and is hard (if not impossible) to find within the EU.

4 expert reviews | 170 user reviews

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SanDisk Extreme II

What sort of a fist has SanDisk made of the 9187 chipset in this latest Extreme II SSD, then? Pretty stellar, actually. Direct comparisons with the other Marvell 9187 drive in this test, the Crucial M500 , are tricky due to the gap in capacity. The...

40 expert reviews | 652 user reviews