We've tested dozens of external hard drives and SSDs and chosen models that offer the best balance of performance, features and price.
Update The WD Black SN770 uses a DRAM-less design and fast 3D TLC flash to create a responsive and cost-efficient gaming SSD.
Team Group T-Create Expert is an expensive and enduring NVMe SSD for content creators and Chia farmers looking for lasting performance.
Cigent pairs secure software with heavily encrypted storage, for those who need to meet data compliance standards.
Corsair’s MP600 Pro is a fast and secure M.2 NVMe SSD that keeps cool with innovative cooling solutions.
Powered by Phison’s S12 SATA controller and Kioxia’s BiCS4 TLC flash, the Seagate FireCuda 120 delivers responsive performance and reliability in high capacities.
Silicon Power’s US70 is a low-cost PCIe 4.0 X4 NVMe SSD rocking Phison’s PS5016-E16 controller and Kioxia’s 96L TLC flash.
Joengdong Choe, Senior Technical Fellow at TechInsights, Inc. outlines the future of 3D flash at FMS 2020.
NEO Semiconductor has plans to enable SLC performance on next-gen QLC through advanced X-NAND architecture.
Micron is shipping 176 layer replacement gate TLC NAND flash for mobile, enterprise, and client storage.
Adata is now shipping the XPG SX8200 Pro SSD with lower-clocked hardware than the initial release model, without changing its specification sheets or retail listings.
Icy Dock’s ToughArmor MB840M2P-B incorporates fast hot-swap capability with a secure, tool-less M.2 drive installation.
Corsair’s Force MP400 offers up high-performance, large capacity, and blacked-out looks, but lackluster endurance.
Samsung’s Portable SSD T7 lacks touch-based security but provides a much better value proposition than its more expensive counterpart. Plus, it comes in three different color options.
Kingston’s KC2500 boasts responsive performance, high reliability, and secure XTS-AES 256-bit encryption for professional use.
Adata’s Falcon brings DRAMless performance to new heights with peak speeds of up to 3.2/1.5GBps read/write, plus it has flashy looks and competitive pricing to go along with it.
Seagate’s IronWolf 510 M.2 NVMe SSD boasts strong endurance and multi-gigabyte performance for 24/7 NAS use.
Kingston's A2000 may not be the fastest SSD on the market, but it offsets that with enhanced security and low pricing.