The 10 Best Solid State Drives (SSD) Reviews

What are the benefits of using a Solid State Drive (SDD) over the traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD)? If you are migrating your computer and wondering whether to buy an SDD or a HDD, chose the former for the following major reasons: SDD are cheaper that HDD. The also lack fragile and noisy moving parts, have reliable flash memories that rarely corrupt data, and have faster processing speeds than their counterparts do. For the best experience, however, buy one of the top 10 best SDDs reviewed on this list. They are affordable, technologically advanced, and offer the above benefits and more:

10. Samsung 840 Pro SSD

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB 2.5-Inch SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive (MZ-7PD512BW)


Samsung 840 Pro SSD is a high-capacity 512GB Solid State drive with a high processing speed of approximately 6GBps. It is 2.5-inches thick, improves the performance of computers significantly, and has a quiet and power-efficient system that prolongs battery life by up to 50 minutes. For those with tight budgets Samsung 840 Pro is affordable. Its shockproof and brushed metallic case resists corrosion and dust, while its 3-core 4th-generation MDX controller and AES 256-bit full-disk encryption ensure sustained performance and data safety under the most punishing conditions. You get a 5-year warranty for this drive.

9. Intel 530 SSD

Intel 530 Series Solid State Drive 240GB 2.5-Inch SSDSC2BW240A4K5 Reseller Kit

A reputable player in the computers niche, Intel is a trusted global brand that has made a significant contribution in the disk drive niche. If you shopping for a new model and want a high capacity drive that offers value, Intel 530 might be the best product for you. It is compact (only 2.5-inches thick), offers 240GB or storage space, and has a well-designed SATA drive interface that improves the reliability of computers and storage performance significantly. Whether you are a light computer user or use complicated and power demanding applications often, you will enjoy a lag-free experience with this SDD installed. Intel offers a limited five-year warranty for this drive.

8. Intel 730 SERIES SSD

Intel 730 SERIES 2.5-Inch 480 GB Internal Solid State Drive SSDSC2BP480G4R5

This 730 SERIES SSD of the liked Intel line of drives is a well-made 2.5-inch internal Solid State Drive that offers 480 GB of storage space. It is affordable, has an impressive sustained read sequence of up to 550 MB/s2 and a sustained write sequence of up to 47 MB/s2. With an original model, therefore, you will enjoy greater performance with less lag and latencies. You will also enjoy faster load speeds, enjoy consistent performance courtesy of its 3rd generation Intel controller and RAID 1GB/s scaling, and get a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.

7. Crucial M550 SSD

Crucial M550 256GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT256M550SSD3

Are you looking to improve your computer’s boot time significantly? Do you want a well-manufactured Internal Solid State Drive that loads programs and files almost instantly? If you have a few dollars to spend and want the best of the best in this niche, Crucial M550 SSD is a valuable accessory to own. It is durable, offers 256 GB of storage space, and has a well-engineered system that generates 500MB/s sequential writes and 550MB/s sequential reads. It also generates 8k random writes and 90k random reads, has a power efficient system that prolongs battery life, and has a powerful data encryption technology. Crucial M550 SDD works with PC and Mac-based computers.

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6. Intel 520 Series SSD

Intel 520 Series Solid State Drive 240GB, White

Compact, lightweight, and manufactured using novel engineering technologies, Intel 520 Series is an angelic white 240GB SSD with a reliable and power-efficient SATA III interface. It is Drive only, has powerful MLC memory components, and has a compact 2.5-inch form factor design that is easy to install in several types of computers. If longevity and seamless data migration is of primary concern, Intel 520 Series offers value in this regard. It is durable, dust and corrosion resistant, and comes with an easy to use data migration utility that guides and helps users to clone existing drives with minimal hassle.

5. SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SATA

Offering 250 GB SATA interface internal storage space, SanDisk Ultra Plus is a high capacity yet compact (2.5-inches) SSD with an impressive read up speed of approximately 530 MB/s. It is durable, has a well-engineered system that improves application load times and computer boot speed, and a well-designed and encrypted system that boosts its reliability than traditional HDDs. SanDisk Ultra Plus has an operating temperature of between -32 and 158 degrees F. It runs quiet, is shock resistant up to 1500 G, and has a low 0.12-watt active power consumption that prolongs battery life significantly. You get a 3-year limited manufacturer’s warranty with every purchase.

4. Transcend 512GB MLC SATA III SSD

Transcend 512GB MLC SATA III 6Gb-s 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive 370 (TS512GSSD370)

As its name suggests, this MLC SATA II SDD is a 512GB-capacity computer accessory with an aesthetic black finish that resists rust and corrosion. It is 2.5-inches thick, has maximum read and write speeds of 570MB/s and 470MB/s respectively, and an innovative DDR3 DRAM cache that improves its performance significantly. You also get TRIM Command Support, a Power Shield that prevents data loss in the event of a power outage, and built-in S.M.A.R.T function, ECC protection, and Intelligent Block Management system that boosts value.

3. Samsung 850 Pro SSD

Samsung 850 PRO 1 TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE1T0BW)

Featured in the 10 best SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSD) in 2015 reviews, Samsung 850 Pro is a compact 2.5-inch 3D V-NAND SDD that offers 1TB of storage space. It delivers ultimate read and write performance. It also offers enhanced reliability and endurance, a well-built SATA 3 interface, and an efficient power management system that improves battery performance and longevity. This SDD is durable. It is also easy to install and has a 10-year limited warranty.

2. Crucial M500 SSD

Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT960M500SSD1

This old mode of the liked Crucial M500 line of SDD is a well-made Internal Solid State Drive that offers 960 GB of storage space. Its high 500 MB/s sequential boot times offer near instant boost times. The 400 MB/s sequential write time that it offers boost application load times, while its compact 2.5-inch form factor design is easy to install in many types of computers. Apart from its affordability and speed, many people like it for its top-level hardware encryption technology and its compatibility with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

1. Samsung 840 EVO SSD

Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7TE1T0BW)

Top on our list, Samsung 840 EVO is a high-performance SATA II interface internal SDD that offers 1TB of storage space. It is durable, has high quality components, and a well-engineered system with no spin-ups, moving parts, and or noise. It also offers worry-free 256-bit AES disk encryption and has a durable casing that resists dust.

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