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 Tucker Mindrum

Crucial MX300 SSD Review

As the first Crucial product leveraging Micron's new 3D TLC NAND, the MX300 SSD promises to bring single-level cell endurance and triple-level cell density and value to consumers. The MX300 is currently available in a 750GB 2.5-inch form factor, with more models slated for release later in 2016 (including more capacity options and M.2 form factors). Crucial reports transfer speeds of 530MB/s read and 510MB/s write as well as an endurance rating of 220 TBW.

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung Begins Producing 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD

Unveiling a new NVMe PCIe SSD, Samsung today announced the mass production of its new PM971-NVMe for computer manufacturers. Samsung was able to do this by stitching together 16 of its 48-layer, 256Gb flash chips, 4Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, and a controller into a single Ball Grid Array.

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by Chris Thomas

Micron Debuts New 1100 & 2100 SSDs With 3D NAND

Taking the wraps off two new SSDs, Micron introduced the 1100 SATA SSD and 2100 PCIe NVMe SSD. Both geared towards different kinds of buyers, the 1100 SATA SD will come in configurations up to 2TB, while the 2100 SSD uses the PCIe NVMe design for low latency and high performance.

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung Doubles Capacity Of Its 750 EVO SSD

Today Samsung has announced that it is now offering a 500GB configuration of the 750 EVO SSD. Designed for system builders, OEMs, and consumers alike, the newest version of the Samsung 750 EVO is an affordable entry-level SSD option that was previously only available in 120GB, and 250GB varieties.

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by Tucker Mindrum

SanDisk Announces Z410 SSD For Mainstream Enterprise Use

Today, SanDisk announced a cost-efficient 2.5-inch SSD derived from their successful Z400 line. SanDisk designed the Z410 SSD to incentivize the transition from HDD-based platforms for mainstream businesses that value durability and energy efficiency.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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