Reviews

Latest budget SSDs – some of the best

The Crucial MX500 is our new 1TB SATA Drive of choice. The combination of the sweet point of characteristics, value, guarantee and performance deserves the highest marks. There are a few better SATA SSD performance and none that offer the value that makes the MX500. Many manufacturers of 1TB units will be forced to reduce prices to compete. Of course, if you’re chasing the final performance, then the NVMe drives remain the only real option. The NVMe variants should really allow the 64-layer 3d NAND micron to shine, but it is basically to reveal such drive again. 2018 promises to be an exciting year in SSD space.

Intel 750 SSD 1.2TB is easily the fastest consumer drive unit we’ve ever tried, and by a big margin. It’s not that good at sequential performance, as Intel has focused on Random read/write, it’s much more useful in the real world, but it still brings the package with a sequential read result of 693MB/sec, and a write speed of 737MB/sec (the Pro 8 50 Makes 511MB/sec and 478MB/sec, respectively. In the 4k test QD16, which reflects the performance of the Real World application, we see the 750 record a reading speed of 528MB/sec and 979MB/sec, compared to 850 Pro 378mb/sec and 341MB/sec. The tests of ioPS were performed in another league, with a performance reading around 40% faster than a 850 Pro at 135,074 ioPS, and a reading speed of almost 300% faster up to 250,536.
Considering its excellent performance, data protection and competitive pricing, there is simply no alternative for those who want the absolute best SSD on the market in terms of random reading/writing performance, and not too Bad in the sequential transfers are.

Biostar G300 SSDs are aimed at enthusiasts and players, especially those of the esports Arena. The new units are thin, only 6.8 mm, and the promise of Biostar 10 percent better performance than their competitors thanks to the super-fast NAND Flash Memory. Within the curved, screw-free case there is a six-layer PCB for durable and stable operation, and each unit comes with a three-year warranty.
Full Features:
Model: Gaming G300
Size: 100 * 70 * 6.8 mm
Weight: 50g
Storage media: Super Speed NAND Flash
Operating Voltage: DC 5v
Operation Temp: 0 ℃ (32 ℉) to 70 ℃ (158 ℉)
Operating systems: Windows OS/Linux OS/Mac OS
File formats: FAT16/32, NTFS, Ext2/ext3, Reiser FS
Units are now available in 120, 240, and 480GB capacity, for $US 44, $US 66, and $US 140 respectively.

OCZ Vertex 100 GB SSD is a very fast performer also, with an average reading speed of 223.8 MB/s, random access of 0.1 MS and a strong burst speed of 246.5 MB/s. Although not the biggest unit in history, reaching only 93.16 GB when formatted in NTFS, the performance is the best we’ve seen from any SSD so far. We filled the unit with unnecessary data until it burst into seams, and observed a small but significant performance drop: a decrease of 201.5 MB/s average reading, slightly higher than 258.1 MB/s burst and a little slower 0.2 MS Access random.

It’s not unusual for a unit to go back a bit when it’s full, and for blithe performance in your hand it’s definitely a great option for an operating system drive. Just a great pity for the price.