Top-rated products in the SSD category

Here's a ranking of the top rated products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've also added some key information about the products.

1. Samsung 970 EVO Plus

Equipped with the latest V-NAND technology, the 970 EVO Plus is even faster than the 970 EVO and also features firmware optimisation. Thanks to NVMe, even greater bandwidth is made possible for even faster access times. It is specifically designed for tech professionals, gamers, and professionals who frequently work on creating and editing videos or simulations. With 3bit MLC V-NAND technology and the proven Phoenix controller, the 970 EVO Plus offers unsurpassed performance and exceptional reliability in a small M.2 2280 form factor. Combined with Samsung V-NAND technology, the powerful Phoenix controller and improved Intelligent TurboWrite technology, the 970 EVO Plus delivers impressive sequential read/write performance. Intelligent TurboWrite technology uses a large buffer size to enable faster write speeds, improving ease of use especially when transferring large files or heavy workloads. The Samsung controller on the 970 EVO Plus is nickel-plated and the SSD's drive module has a heat spreader to effectively dissipate waste heat from operation. In addition, the Dynamic Thermal Guard function constantly monitors the drive so that optimum operating temperatures are maintained and performance can be kept constant. The Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) security technology of the 970 EVO Plus helps keep your data secure at all times. In addition, there is an AES 256-bit encryption engine to ensure the security of your personal files. Hardware-based encryption secures your data without the performance degradation that can occur with software-based encryption. The 970 EVO Plus is also compatible with various advanced security management solutions (TCG Opal and Encrypted Drive-IEEE1667). The 970 EVO comes with Samsung Data Migration and Magician software that are easy to install and simplify the management of your SSD. Samsung Data Migration offers you a very powerful custom cloning feature that makes migration effortless, even if the amount of source data is greater than the capacity of the SSD. Magician provides personalized firmware checks and features tailored to each user's drives. The software even automatically updates the firmware to ensure that the drive's performance remains up to date. With this SSD, data is transferred using PCI-Express, leaving conventional SATA SSDs far behind in terms of transfer rate. M.2 SSDs are installed on the motherboard via the M.2 socket. Due to their compact dimensions, they are particularly suitable for use in Ultrabooks and Mini-PCs, but can also be used in normal computers. In systems with NVMe-support this SSD shines especially. You benefit from high throughput, high IOPS and low latency. Unlike the older AHCI protocol designed for traditional spinning drives, NVMe prevents performance degradation, provides faster transmission of large amounts of data, increased boot speeds, and improved system response time. 

Samsung 970 EVO Plus (2000 GB, M.2 2280)

Samsung 970 EVO Plus

2000 GB, M.2 2280


2. Samsung 870 EVO

Storage capacity total: 4000 GB, Storage interface: SATA III (6Gb/s), SSD height: 6.8 mm, SSD form factor: 2.5, Application area SSD: Consumer.

Samsung 870 EVO (4000 GB, 2.5")

Samsung 870 EVO

4000 GB, 2.5"


3. Samsung 980 Pro

Unleash the power of the Samsung SSD 980 Pro, Samsung's first PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD for home use - for taking computing to the next level. Designed for graphics-intensive games and high-performance applications, the 980 Pro uses Samsung's proprietary controller and PCIe 4.0 to double the data transfer rate of PCIe 3.0, while backward compatibility and a compact M.2 form factor provide versatility and flexibility in a variety of high-performance computing solutions.

Taking NVMe SSD performance to the next level: Samsung's custom Elpis controller for PCIe 4.0 SSDs, advanced V-NAND and DRAM technologies and all other components and firmware of the 980 Pro are designed and manufactured in-house by Samsung to maximize performance and speed. The 980 Pro is approximately twice as fast as previous generation PCIe 3.0 SSDs and 12.7 times faster than SATA SSDs.

A winning combination: Designed for hardcore gamers, creative professionals and tech-savvy users, the 980 Pro delivers high-performance bandwidth and throughput for performance-intensive applications in gaming, graphics, data analysis and more. It loads games quickly on both PCs and consoles, so you play more and wait less. Its performance is also optimized for seamless processing of 4K and 8K content. The 980 Pro is built in the compact M.2 2280 form factor and easily plugs into desktop PCs and laptops for maximum board design flexibility. The drive's optimized power efficiency makes it ideal for high-performance computing systems.

Intelligent, reliable temperature control: The next level of performance of the 980 Pro is backed by exceptional temperature control. The SSD uses nickel plating instead of an external copper case to better control the temperature of the controller, and a heat spreader label that efficiently controls the temperature of the NAND controller. The 980 Pro, embedded in the state-of-the-art Dynamic Thermal Guard technology, manages temperature autonomously and automatically to ensure reliable performance. To prevent long-term power fluctuations, Samsung's Dynamic Thermal Guard technology constantly monitors the temperature of the 980 Pro and keeps it within the optimal range.

Samsung 980 Pro (1000 GB, M.2 2280)

Samsung 980 Pro

1000 GB, M.2 2280


4. Kingston A400

Kingston's A400 solid-state drive boots your system incredibly fast, improves its response times significantly, and loads and transfers files significantly faster than mechanical hard drives. It is equipped with a new generation controller that provides read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s and 450MB/s, respectively. This SSD is 10 times faster than a traditional hard drive, delivering high performance, ultra-fast multitasking response times and accelerating the system as a whole. 

Kingston A400 (480 GB, 2.5")

Kingston A400

480 GB, 2.5"


5. Crucial MX500

The Crucial MX500 is the successor of the popular MX300-SSD and offers more performance and the usual good features. Equipped with 64-layer 3D NAND memory, the SSD promises higher durability and more performance. The used controller from Silicon Motion (SM2258) with four memory channels is no stranger and is used in many mainstream SSDs. An integrated hardware encryption also ensures the protection of your data. To increase performance, the SSD is equipped with an SLC cache. This dynamic write acceleration enables faster storage and file transfers, which ultimately benefits your entire system. The Crucial MX500 is equipped with the latest hardware-based encryption. With support for AES-256, TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft eDrivee from Microsoft, you can sleep peacefully because your data is protected at all times. 

Crucial MX500 (2000 GB, 2.5")

Crucial MX500

2000 GB, 2.5"


6. Samsung 870 QVO

The 870 QVO from Samsung belongs to the latest generation of QLC SSDs. The SATA SSD offers a powerful upgrade for all users who want to expand their storage many times over without compromising on performance.

The 870 QVO achieves the maximum possible transfer rate for SATA connections: namely a sequential speed of 560/530 MB/s. Compared to the previous 860 QVO model, speed and performance have been further improved. Intelligent TurboWrite technology accelerates the write speed and ensures long-term high performance with a larger variable buffer.

The 870 QVO is available with a capacity of 1.2 TB, 4 TB and 8 TB.

Samsung 870 QVO (8000 GB, 2.5")

Samsung 870 QVO

8000 GB, 2.5"


7. Kingston A2000

Kingston's A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD is an affordable storage solution that delivers impressive performance at read/write speeds of up to 2,200/2,000 MB/s. The A2000 delivers three times the performance of a SATA SSD, with faster charging times, less power consumption and less heat generation. The A2000 SSD is specifically designed for beginners, specialized system manufacturers, DIY system manufacturers and those who want to upgrade their PC. With a one-sided slim M.2 design, the A2000 unfolds its full potential when installed in an Ultrabook or SFF PC (Small Form Factor PC) system.

Based on out-of-box performance using a PCIe 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary depending on host hardware, software or usage. IOMETER Random 4K Read/Write is based on an 8 GB partition.

Kingston A2000 (250 GB, M.2 2280)

Kingston A2000

250 GB, M.2 2280


8. WD Blue

Ready for your high-performance applications. A WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD offers high storage capacity, higher reliability and enormous speed. Thanks to 3D NAND technology, the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD not only achieves higher capacities (up to 2 TB) than previous WD Blue SSD generations, but also provides even greater reliability thanks to less interference between the cells. The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD offers improved durability and up to 25% lower active power consumption than previous WD Blue SSD generations. And with lower power consumption, you can work longer without recharging your notebook. For high-end applications such as gaming, HD playback or creative software, rely on WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs. 3D NAND technology enables sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 530 MB/s. This ensures fast system starts and application reactions as well as rapid data transfers. 

WD Blue (500 GB, 2.5")

WD Blue

500 GB, 2.5"


9. WD Black SN750 Gaming

Available in capacities up to 2TB, the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD is one of the most powerful products on the market, keeping gamers ahead of the game.
Speed is critical:
Whether you want to increase the overall performance of your system or simply load games and levels faster, the WD Black hard drive reduces waiting times so you can fully enjoy all the action.

The heart of the WD Black is the revolutionary NAND technology. By doubling the storage density compared to the previous generation, our innovative 3D NAND with 64 layers redefines the limits of storage technology. This means expanded capacity on a single-sided hard drive that is no larger than a gumstick battery, yet still offers enough storage space for large files and video games.

WD Black SN750 Gaming (2000 GB, M.2 2280)

WD Black SN750 Gaming

2000 GB, M.2 2280


10. Samsung 860 Pro

Samsung SSD 860 PRO 1 TB Basic 2.5", total storage capacity: 1 TB, storage interface: S-ATA III (6Gb/s), SSD height: 6.8 mm, SSD form factor: 2.5".

Samsung 860 Pro (1000 GB, 2.5")

Samsung 860 Pro

1000 GB, 2.5"