StorageReview.com SSD reviews cover both consumer and enterprise SSD reviews. Flash storage comes in a variety of interfaces which is how the SSD communicates with the computer. Our SSD reviews category covers NVMe SSDs and SATA SSDs for end users. NVMe SSDs are typically much faster, but more expensive, than SATA SSDs. NVMe SSD adoption is accelerating though as the SATA lifecycle is nearing the end; most new laptops and desktops will have NVMe flash storage inside. NVMe SSDs aren't always going to be high-performance though, NVMe SSD speed depends on a variety of factors. StorageReview SSD reviews clearly focus on SSD speed, but there's much more to consider like flash technology used, SSD controller, drive capacity, and price, to best understand where each SSD is best.

NVMe may be the most popular interface for consumer SSDs, but SSDs come in a number of shapes and sizes as well. Most common still is the standard 2.5" form factor that SSDs have used for years. M.2 NVMe SSDs are gaining popularity in space constrained use cases, like notebooks and portable workstations. PCs often use M.2 NVMe SSDs too, because many more of them can be put into a system often via PCIe card that can house four or even eight drives. 2.5" NVMe SSDs still have a capacity advantage though, as there's more room to put flash storage modules on the PCB. Lastly some vendors prefer the NVMe add-in card (PCIe card) because it offers the most room for flash inside a PC.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD Review

Earlier this year, Western Digital announced the second generation in its WD Black line of enthusiasts SSD, the WD SN750 NVMe. The SN750 is an M.2 2280 SSD with the option of a heatsink for longer peak performance, though it will take up more space. The drive is quoted of hitting speeds in the upward of 3.47GB/s read, 3GB/s write with throughput of 515K IOPS read and 560K IOPS write. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB Review

Announced today, the 970 EVO Plus is Samsung’s latest enhancement to its NVMe SSD portfolio. Succeeding the 970 EVO, the 970 EVO Plus comes in an M.2 2280 form factor and, as with its predecessor, is ideal for IT professionals, pro gamers, creative professionals, and general tech enthusiasts, providing reliability and handling intensive workloads on PCs and workstations.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Black SN750 NVMe Second-Generation SSD Announced

Western Digital has announced the second-generation model of the WD Black SN750 NVMe single-sided M.2 SSD. Marketed specifically towards gamers and enthusiasts, the SN750 features a capacity range of 500GB to 2TB as well as a Gaming Mode option via the SSD dashboard, allowing users to disable low power mode and keep the SSD running at peak levels.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lexar Releases New M.2 Line & A 1TB SD Card

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Lexar announced its new family of M.2 SSDs, the NM Series. The NM series leverages SATA (III) interface for the NM200 as well as NVMe interface for the rest of the family. The company also introduced the Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card with 1TB of capacity. Lexar will be exhibiting at this year’s CES, Las Vegas, Nevada January 8th – 11th.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Announced Optane Memory H10

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Intel announced its latest SSD, the Intel Optane Memory H10. As the name implies it is an Optane drive, but wait, there is a twist, the drive also combines Intel’s QLC 3D NAND technology. Putting both technologies onto a single M.2 form factor give users bother performance and capacity in a tiny footprint. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Unveils Its 1TB BGA SSD

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Toshiba Memory America Inc. introduced its fourth generation ball grid array (BGA) SSD product line, the BG4 series. The BG4 is the company’s first 96-Layer BGA SSD. The tiny BG4 leverages NVMe interface and puts the storage and controller into a single package making it ideal for mobile devices or sever boots where space is limited.

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by Michael Rink

Seagate Makes Several Storage Announcements At CES

Today Seagate Technology announced at CES 2019 in Las Vegas several new drive models, including new solid state drives. The new drives span everything from external drives like the LaCie in both HDD and SSD, to the BarraCuda 510 internal SSDs and even drives designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS) like the IronWolf 110.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung 860 QVO SSD Review

Today Samsung released its own take of quad-level cell (QLC) NAND with the 860 QVO SSD. Samsung continues to do its own thing, even with naming conventions, and refers to the technology as 4-bit. The 860 QVO is aimed at maintaining Samsung’s 3-bit performance while lower the costs and thus creating a more efficient and cost-effective product. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

Crucial P1 1TB SSD Review

Launched today, the Crucial P1 SSD is the company’s latest drive targeted towards end users who want the benefits of NVMe technology in a more affordable package. The Crucial P1 features QLC NAND, which promises to further drive down prices, at the expense of write performance when compared to TLC or MLC products. The P1 comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities (with a 2TB to be announced in the future) and, perhaps most importantly, comes with a 5-year warranty.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba XG6 SSD Review

The Toshiba XG6 is the market’s first SSD built on 96-layer 3D TLC BiCS FLASH memory, joining the company`s impressive mid-range client portfolio as their newest mainstream NVMe drive.  Announced back in July, the XG6 replaces the highly-impressive XG5, a drive we really liked that would work well inside client PCs, high-performance mobile devices, gaming segments and embedded applications. Though the XG6 is certainly built for these use cases as well, it is also ideal for data center environments as boot drives in servers, caching and logging, in-situ processing and commodity storage.

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