We recommend the best SSDs for every need and budget based on our extensive lab tests.
We've tested dozens of external hard drives and SSDs to pick out those that offer the best balance of performance, features and price.
Leveraging a Phison E16 and BiCS4 TLC, the Seagate IronWolf 525 was built to endure demanding NAS workloads.
The WD Black SN770 uses a DRAM-less design and fast 3D TLC flash to create a responsive and cost-efficient gaming SSD.
Built on a DRAM-less architecture and paired with BiCS4 96L TLC, the WD Black SN750 SE delivers mainstream performance at competitive prices.
Leveraging Phison’s E16 controller and BiCS4 TLC and low pricing, the MSI Spatium M470 is a solid PCIe Gen4 SSD built for gamers.
Update Thanks to a mix of Micron’s 176L TLC flash and Phison’s solid engineering, Kingston’s KC3000 proves one of the fastest SSDs to have crossed our labs.
With Phison’s E16 and Micron’s 96-Layer QLC flash, the Z44Q delivers high capacities and entry-level Gen4 performance for gamers on a budget.
The WD Blue SN570 offers snappy mainstream NVMe performance with a DRAM-less architecture and BiCS5 TLC flash.
Leveraging Phison’s PS5012-E12S and QLC flash in SLC mode, the PNY LX3030 delivers high performance and endurance for Chia farmers and enthusiasts.
SanDisk Professional G-Drive SSD delivers fast performance, ultra-rugged resiliency, security, and portability.
Update Leveraging Micron’s 176L B47R TLC and the company’s latest PCIe Gen4 NVMe controller, the Crucial P5 Plus is a high-performance SSD priced to sell.
Kingston’s XS2000 is a responsive, well-priced portable SSD built on Silicon Motion’s new SM2320 controller and Micron’s 96L TLC.
The T-Force Cardea A440 is a responsive PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD that is hot with speed, but cool on temps when used with the included heatsinks.
Powered by a DRAM-less NVMe SSD controller, the Acer FA100 delivers faster-than-SATA performance at a relatively low cost.
Update With SK hynix’s latest 128L 4D NAND TLC flash, the Gold P31delivers strong performance at a low price.
Built for prosumers and gamers with a taste for speed, the MP600 Pro XT delivers awesome performance with Micron’s 176L TLC flash.
Update The Seagate FireCuda 530 is built for professionals and enthusiasts searching for the most reliable and fastest SSD that they can get their hands on.
Silicon Power’s XD80 offers up mainstream performance, high endurance, and cool operation at low prices.
MSI’s Spatium M480 offers up fast, cool Gen4 performance along with secure AES 256-bit hardware encryption support at premium prices.
With two 8TB M.2 NVMe SSDs connected to the Thunderbolt 3 interface, the Rocket XTRM-Q offers up massive capacity at a massive price.
Now shipping with QLC flash, Crucial’s P2 is significantly slower than the original sample that we initially reviewed.
Update Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 7000s is a fast and secure PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD that utilizes nanocarbon coating to aid its cooling.