Computer technology is one of the constant and fastest-changing industries in the world.To some individuals, upgrading to an SSD is an absolute necessity. SSD helps boots with PC faster than ever. It provides faster performance from PC gaming to any other regular tasks but yet, not all SSDs are created equally. Let’s take a look at some best performing SSDs available in the market comparatively at affordable prices.
Samsung Electronics produces a wide range of SSDs that offer users the performance and PC experience to the next level. We’ll walk you through the most popular SSDs of 2019 including consumer, portable and Industrial server SSDs – assist you with picking the right one for your needs, and how a small upgrade can have a major impact on your PC performance.
Capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB | Form Factor: 2.5” 7mm / M.2 2280 Double-sided | Transfer Interface/Protocol: SATA 3 / AHCI | Sequential Reads/Writes: Up to 550 MBps / 520 MBps | Warranty/Endurance: 5 Years / Up to 2,400 TBW
- Strong Performance
- SSD Toolbox and cloning software included
- Class-Leading Endurance
- TCG Opal, eDrive encryption support
- At the SATA performance ceiling
- Write performance after TurboWrite exhausts
If you’re in the market for an SSD that’s fast, reliable and easy on the wallet, we will recommend the 860 EVO. Samsung 860 EVO is a great option for those who want a blend of speed, price, compatibility, and the reliability of 5-year warranty and superb Magician management software. Featuring Samsung’s V-NAND technology, 10nm mobile DRAM, sequential read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively, and up to four times faster boot speeds than conventional HDDs, the 860 EVO is the ideal option for PC and laptop users who are interested in enhancing their computer’s everyday performance. The 860 EVO’s fast transfers and all-round premium specs make multi-tasking a breeze, and transform everything from browsing the web to document management, to video editing and online gaming.
Samsung’s 860 EVO and Pro SSD product line is powered by the company’s latest iteration NAND controller, now at revision MJX. A controller with a low power design, this drive will be amongst the fastest SATA3 models ever tested, no matter what the workload is. It’s not just about performance though, it is about endurance as well.
Historically, Samsung has played with the EVO’s pricing to position its products slightly higher than the competition. The company’s control of critical components through its internal supply chain gives it an advantage that goes beyond cost. The performance, warranty, and endurance specifications usually favor the EVO, but Samsung keeps the price close enough that most shoppers will spend a little more to get a superior product.
Capacity: 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB | Form Factor: 2.5″ 7mm SATA | Controller: Samsung MJX | NAND Flash: Samsung 1Tb 64L 3D QLC | DRAM (LPDDR4): 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB | Sequential Read: 550 MB/s | Sequential Write: SLC Cache: 520 MB/s /QLC: 80 MB/s, 160 MB/s, 160 MB/s | Warranty: 3 years | Write Endurance: 360 TB 0.3 DWPD, 720 TB 0.3 DWPD, 1440 TB 0.3 DWPD
Large capacity SSDs are about to get cheaper, thanks to QLC NAND-based drives. Samsung’s own 860 QVO are launching with 2TB and 4TB models that are more affordablethan the Evo series while sacrificing some performance. The 1TB model is less eventful however, when you can buy our top mainstream SSD pick, the SSD 860 Evo 1TB on the cheap right now.
The 860 QVO series is the first from Samsung to utilize what the company calls 4-bit MLC, what we commonly refer to as QLC or quad-level cell flash. The technology stores a fourth bit of data per cell over TLC memory but doubles the number of charge levels to a massive sixteen. The controller must differentiate between the sixteen levels to read and write the data in place.
The Samsung 860 QVO series comes to market in three capacities today. This is the first consumer SSD to start in a 1TB size! The series also includes a 2TB and 4TB model. Samsung’s documentation sent to reviewers made a point to highlight that the MJX controller (the same used in the 860 EVO and Pro) can scale to 8TB, but the document didn’t offer any guidance on if/when a massive 8TB model would come to market. It’s just an innocent footnote.
|Product||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250GB||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB|
|Capacity (User / Raw)||250GB / 256GB||500GB / 512GB||1000GB / 1024GB||2000GB / 2048GB|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280 Single-Sided||M.2 2280 Single-Sided||M.2 2280 Single-Sided||M.2 2280 Single-Sided|
|Interface / Protocol||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3|
|Controller||Samsung Phoenix||Samsung Phoenix||Samsung Phoenix||Samsung Phoenix|
|DRAM||512MB Samsung LPDDR4||512MB Samsung LPDDR4||1GB Samsung LPDDR4||2GB Samsung LPDDR4|
|Memory||Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND TLC||Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND TLC||Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND TLC||Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND TLC|
|Sequential Read||3,500 MB/s||3,500 MB/s||3,500 MB/s||3,500 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||2,300 MB/s||3,200 MB/s||3,300 MB/s||3,300 MB/s|
|Random Read||250,000 IOPS||480,000 IOPS||600,000 IOPS||620,000 IOPS|
|Random Write||550,000 IOPS||550,000 IOPS||550,000 IOPS||560,000 IOPS|
|Encryption||Class 0 (256-bit FDE), TCG Opal 2.0, Microsoft eDrive||Class 0 (256-bit FDE), TCG Opal 2.0, Microsoft eDrive||Class 0 (256-bit FDE), TCG Opal 2.0, Microsoft eDrive||Class 0 (256-bit FDE), TCG Opal 2.0, Microsoft eDrive|
|Endurance||150 TBW||300 TBW||600 TBW||1,200 TBW|
The 970 EVO Plus is available in 250GB, 500GB (the capacity we tested), and 1TB flavors for a $90, $130, and $250, respectively. At 25 cents per gigabyte in the largest capacity, and a little bit more in the lesser capacities, those are good prices. There are 1TB PCIe x4 NVMe drives out there that are pushing the 15-cent mark, though without delivering the same level of performance.
Samsung made other enhancements to the new 96-layer release. The data write speed is now 500µs, a 30% improvement. The response time to read signals is now 50µs. The last known improvement comes from the operating voltage. The new 96L memory uses just 1.2v compared to the 1.8v on the previous generation. The 970 EVO Plus’s story isn’t just about technical marvel or a cluster of numbers. Samsung wants the full fairytale; a tale of redemption.
For several generations, Samsung SSDs were the envy of the market. Everyone wanted a Samsung SSD for a number of reasons, but the performance was always at the top of the list. IMFT’s 64L TLC caught everyone off guard. For the first time in the modern SSD era, Samsung couldn’t claim the fastest consumer SSD (when you put the 970 Pro in the prosumer category with a price to match). In consumer applications, drives like the HP EX920, ADATA SX8200, Mushkin Pilot and Intel SSD 760p overshadowed the 970 EVO’s performance.
4. Intel 660P
|Product||Intel SSD 660P 512GB||Intel SSD 660P 1TB||Intel SSD 660P 2TB|
|Capacity (User / Raw)||512GB / 512GB||1024GB / 1024GB||2048GB / 2048GB|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280 (single-sided)||M.2 2280 (single-sided)||M.2 2280 (single-sided)|
|Interface / Protocol||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3|
|Controller||SMI 2263||SMI 2263||SMI 2263|
|DRAM||NANYA DDR3L||NANYA DDR3L||NANYA DDR3L|
|Memory||IMFT 64L 3D QLC||IMFT 64L 3D QLC||IMFT 64L 3D QLC|
|Sequential Read||1,500 MB/s||1,800 MB/s||1,800 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||1,000 MB/s||1,800 MB/s||1,800 MB/s|
|Random Read||90,000 IOPS||150,000 IOPS||220,000 IOPS|
|Random Write||220,000 IOPS||220,000 IOPS||220,000 IOPS|
|Endurance||100 TBW||200 TBW||400 TBW|
The 660p’s low endurance rating is the culmination of Intel’s conservatism and using this series to define the entry-level NVMe SSD market for the future. Going into this review the endurance rating didn’t do much to ease our QLC fears. After talking with other companies at Flash Memory Summit, we can let go of most concerns. Other companies will release consumer SSDs with similar flash but nearly double the terabytes written warranty coverage. Early 64-layer QLC from IMFT already has similar to superior endurance than first generation TLC flash. With 1,000 to 1,500 program-erase cycles, 16nm TLC memory didn’t burn down the internet with negative reviews. QLC is in a better position than early TLC technology because companies now have the error correction technology based on years of use with TLC. We chose to put the Intel SSD 660p against premium SSDs in our charts today.
The 660p performance proves this series is more than an entry-level NVMe SSD. Intel did a good job with first generation QLC across the board, but advanced controller technology from Silicon Motion, Inc., and superior cache algorithms can take some credit. On paper, the SSD 660p’s specifications show this series as a mainstream model at best. Under real-world use, the 660p in typical consumer applications is nearly as good as the best selling products shipping today. The performance comes from early QLC’s high random readabilities that are almost as good as 64-layer TLC.
- Award Winning WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD.
- Capacities up to 4TB with enhanced reliability.
- An active power draw up to 25% lower than previous generations of WD Blue SSD.
- Sequential read speeds up to 560 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530 MB/s.
- An industry-leading 1.75M hours mean time to failure (MTTF) and up to 200 terabytes written (TBW) for enhanced reliability.
- WD F.I.T. Lab certification for compatibility with a wide range of computers.
- Free downloadable software to monitor the status of your drive and clone a drive, or backup your data.
This is the WD 3D NAND SSD. It is one terabyte SSD and you get a lot of speed and storage in a very short compact form factor.Looking inside the drive you get 8 128 gigabytes and is 50 nanometers TLC flash banks which has all the data.
There are two 512 megabyte micron ddr3 burst banks connected to the 88S s107 for Marvel controller. Comparing it to other SSD’s the speed and especially consistency is much better and also the Marvel controller does its job without having any major dips which means that this drive would serve you great as a temporary high bit rate live recordings drive.
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