SSD reviews span both consumer and enterprise SSD reviews forming an umbrella over SATA, SAS, mSATA and M.2 SSDs. Consumer SSD reviews focus on SSDs engineered for use in client computers. We also offer a section for client PCIe storage reviews which covers high throughput flash and caching solutions. For help deciding on an SSD for your system or to get support, please post to our SSD Forums.
by Lyle Smith

Plextor M7V Series SSD Review

Available in both 2.5 inch and M.2 form factors, the release of the Plextor M7V Series SSD marks the company’s first venture into TLC NAND. Traditionally, this type of NAND is featured in budget drives, as it is less expensive than other NAND technology and is thus making it much more affordable for consumers. TLC comes with technical limitations, however, as endurance and performance are much lower than higher-class MLC-based SSDs. Plextor boldly claims that the M7V Series will change that, indicating it exceeds the current TLC SSD's key technical limits and has the ability to reach a P/E cycle of up to 2,000 times.

Read more
by Tucker Mindrum

SanDisk X400 SSD Review

The X400 SSD release establishes SanDisk as one of the only companies currently offering 1TB of storage in a single-sided M.2 card. Although the X400 also comes in a 2.5" 7mm-height form factor (which is the focus of our review), the M.2 configuration is the main selling point of this line of SSDs. Installing a 1TB M.2 X400 card will allow users to get the most out of their ultra-thin notebooks in terms of storage, without sacrificing performance or battery life. The X400 makes use of SanDisk's nCache 2.0 technology, which leverages multi-tiered architecture and provides improved performance during taxing operations like sustained-sequential writing. SanDisk's 2nd generation TLC flash node works to maximize reliability and energy efficiency so that the X400 uses minimal power, making it ideal for use in a mobile setting.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Samsung 750 EVO SSD Review

After being available in Asia for several months now, the Samsung EVO 750---the economical version of their impressive and very successful SSD line--has finally hit North American shores. The EVO 750 is designed to provide excellent performance and improve everyday computing experience at a lower price tag than the company’s 850 PRO and EVO lines, which will make this SSD an attractive option for many due to the company’s name coupled with its more budget looking cost. While the drive is available in retail markets in the US, the 750 EVO is designed primarily for OEMs and system integrators, giving them a low cost HDD alternative that still boasts a good performance profile and the other benefits of flash.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

OCZ Trion 150 SSD Review

Unveiled during this year’s CES, the new Trion 150 SSD line has finally hit the market. Described by OCZ as the “ultimate HDD replacement” for both mainstream notebooks and desktops, the Trion 150 is specifically designed for first-time SSD buyers who are looking for an affordable way to update their HDD-based system to solid-state technology. The Trion 150 is also the direct successor to the Trion 100, which we found to be a fairly impressive drive for its price point with its excellent real-world performance.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Releases Its New Trion 150 SSD Line

At CES this year, OCZ (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation) showcased several of its next-generation SSDs including the Trion 150. OCZ is now releasing the new Trion 150 line in what it dubbed as the “ultimate hard drive upgrade” for mainstream notebooks and desktops. The new SSD line uses Toshiba’s 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash technology and will serve as a replacement for the Trion 100.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Showcases Its Next-Gen SSDs At CES 2016

At CES 2016 OCZ Storage Solutions is showcasing its latest SSDs. These new drives include its new client drives, the NVM Express RevoDrive 400 series and the Trion 150 series, as well as its enterprise SSD drives, the Z-Drive 6000 U.2 series.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Patriot Announced Hellfire M.2 and PCIe AIC SSDs

Patriot has announced the latest additions to their solid-state drive porfolio, the Patriot Hellfire M.2 PCIe SSD and the Hellfire PCIe AIC. With a Gen 3 x 4 interface and NVMe 1.2 support, the Hellfire is the company’s first M.2 PCIe SSD and is quoted to reach speeds up to 2,500MB/s read and 600MB/s write. Patriot's other new offering, the Hellfire PCIe AIC, is ideal for power users looking for a huge increase in performance.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Silicon Motion Announces Turnkey Merchant SATA SSD Controller Supporting 3D NAND

Today at CES in Las Vegas, Silicon Motion Technology Corporation released the world’s first turnkey merchant SATA SSD controller solution supporting 3D NAND from multiple vendors, the SM2246EN with 3D NAND support. Silicon Motion states that its new controller will help accelerate adoption of high-performance SSDs. The updated SM2246EN with 3D NAND support will be demonstrated at Silicon Motion’s booth at CES.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Launches The World’s Thinnest 1TB M.2 SSD

Today At CES SanDisk Corporation launched what they are calling the world’s thinnest 1TB M.2 form factor SSD, the X400. The X400 is only 1.5mm thick. In order to achieve this level of ultra-slim thinness, The X400 is only single sided—the first single sided 1TB SATA M.2. With the X400 customers should see faster boot times, faster application launch times, as well as extended battery life.

Read more
by StorageReview Consumer Desk

Samsung Magician and Data Migration Overview

Samsung has produced several high performing SSDs. Their 2.5”, mSATA, and M.2 all currently sit at the top of our leaderboard. Along with its high-performing and innovative SSDs, Samsung also updates its incredibly useful software suite including Samsung Data Migration (SDM) currently in version 3.0 and is Samsung Magician software (currently in version 4.9).

Read more