Best SSDs

As CPU performance hits new and unforeseen heights, processors increasingly spend time waiting on data from hard drives. This is what makes storage today's most glaring bottleneck, and overcoming it requires an SSD. Frankly, the real-world differences between SSDs in a desktop environment aren't altogether large. The most noticeable performance increase occurs when you go from a hard disk to just about any solid-state drive.

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  • adamovera
  • Bruce427

    Might want to rethink the Samsung 256Gb PRO 950 as recommended. It is now over $300.00 on Newegg which takes it out the realm of being any kind of value. I bought my last one @$169.99 on Black Friday.
  • anuproy
    Which is best do you think please suggest for SSD and how much price?
  • Brian_R170
    Consider updating some of the outdated text.

    "Samsung will not ship the 960 EVO 1TB until December, but some resellers have preorder promotions available now. The Intel 600p and MyDigitalSSD BPX 1TB products are not shipping yet, so your options in this capacity are limited, at best. Samsung never released a 950 Pro 1TB model, either. The 960 EVO looks to be your best choice for value until 2017."

    This whole paragraph doesn't seem very applicable today.
  • fnrslvr
    Did you ever get in a 500GB 960 Evo to test?
  • TJohn
    2/17/17 newegg is cheaper than amazon for the hynix today - $10 - but a sale. Shop around
  • teamninja
    If you were a consumer choosing between a 2000/read and a 2600 one and writes of 800 and 1300 the lower one have 32GB more then the counter part which one would you buy as a regular consumer not prosumer
  • teamninja
    Assuming same pricing
  • popatim
    How'd this Corsair Force LE make best 1TB for the march 15 Best Sata ssd article??

    For $10 more you get the 850 Evo and for nearly $60 less you get the Mushkin Reactor...

    I prefer the old presentation where you separated out the Budget and Enthusiast's entries fwiw.

    Thank you for reading.
  • abraham70
    So the Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB is only guaranteed to last for 75 total drives writes? That's really scary. (150 TBW / 2 TB = 75 write cycles). Why would anyone buy that?