Pioneer's APS-SL3 1TB SSD is a decent and low-cost way to rejuvenate your old PC or laptop. It's now on sale for just $93.99, which is pretty good considering we've seen it sell for as much as $139.99.
The Pioneer APS-SL3 1TB SSD is housed inside a 2.5-inch case and utilizes a standard SATA III connector, traits that make this drive a great upgrade for old systems that lack an M.2 port. The drive is 7mm thick, so it should fit perfectly into both aging and modern laptops.
Pioneer's SSD employs high-quality 3D NAND TLC (triple-level cell) flash and a Phison S11 controller enabling the drive to deliver sequential write and read speeds of 550 MB/s and 500 MB/s, respectively. The APS-SL3's performance is simply better than your conventional hard drive on its best day.
The 1TB drive is the highest performing model of Pioneer's SSD lineup. At 9 cents per gigabyte, it also offers you the best value for your hard-earned cash.
|Product||Capacity||Sequential Read||Sequential Write||Price (at time of writing)||Price Per GB|
|Pioneer APS-SL3 1TB||1TB||550 MB/s||500 MB/s||$93.99||$0.09|
|Pioneer APS-SL3 512GB||512GB||550 MB/s||490 MB/s||$53.99||$0.11|
|Pioneer APS-SL3 480GB||480GB||520 MB/s||450 MB/s||$48.99||$0.10|
|Pioneer APS-SL3 256GB||256GB||550 MB/s||490 MB/s||$30.99||$0.12|
|Pioneer APS-SL3 240GB||240GB||520 MB/s||450 MB/s||$28.99||$0.12|
The Pioneer APS-SL3 1TB SSD comes with some expected SSD features, such as garbage collection, S.M.A.R.T self-monitoring and LPDC (low-density parity-check) error correction. The drive is backed by a limited three-year warranty or 360 TBW (terabytes written), whichever comes first.
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