Best products in the SSD category

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

1. 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


2. Samsung 870 EVO

Storage capacity total: 2000 GB, Storage interface: SATA III (6Gb/s), SSD height: 6.8 mm, SSD form factor: 2.5, Application area SSD: Consumer.

Samsung 870 EVO (2000 GB, 2.5")

Samsung 870 EVO

2000 GB, 2.5"


3. WD Black SN850 with Heatsink für PS5

Officially licensed for PlayStation5 consoles, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe M.2 SSD for PS5 consoles4 allows you to store and play PS5 and PS4 games directly from the SSD.

Store more games on an SSD that's officially tested and certified for the PS5 console4 so you can easily play without compatibility issues.

All-in-one design with heat sink
All-in-one design with heat sink makes installation and setup easy via the PS5 console's M.2 expansion slot4.

More storage, more games, ultra-fast
With up to 2TB, your PlayStation5 console gets extra storage capacity for up to 50 games, so there's still room for that next triple-A title.

Speed in a new dimension
Experience the incredible speeds of PCIe Gen4 NVMe with up to 7,000MB/s read and 5,300MB/s write (1TB model) for a fast and immersive gaming experience.

One SSD for all your games
Store and play your favourite PS5-compatible games directly from the SSD.

Game on. Stay cool.
Experience uninterrupted gameplay thanks to the built-in heat sink that's compatible with the PlayStation5 console, cooling your SSD and minimising performance drops in the heat of battle.

WD Black SN850 with Heatsink für PS5 (2000 GB, M.2 2280)

WD Black SN850 with Heatsink für PS5

2000 GB, M.2 2280


4. Kingston FURY Renegade

The Kingston FURY Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD delivers peak performance with high capacities for gaming and hardware enthusiasts seeking extreme performance for PC builds and upgrades. Using the latest Gen 4x4 NVMe controller and 3D TLC NAND, Kingston FURY Renegade SSD delivers tremendous speeds of up to 7,300/7,000MB/s read/write and up to 1,000,000 IOPS - for incredible consistency and an exceptional gaming experience. From game and app load times to streaming and recording, turn up the overall responsiveness of your system.

The slim M.2 form factor combined with the low-profile graphene aluminum heatsink is optimized for heavy use in gaming rigs, gaming laptops, and motherboards. Kingston FURY Renegade SSD along with the premium performance of Kingston FURY Renegade memory line forms the ultimate team to keep you at the top of your game.

Available in capacities from 500GB to 4TB2 to store an extensive library of your most popular games and media.

Kingston FURY Renegade (4000 GB, M.2 2280)

Kingston FURY Renegade

4000 GB, M.2 2280


5. Samsung 990 Pro

PCIe 4.0 / 7450MB/s read, 6900MB/s write / 2TB.

Samsung 990 Pro (2000 GB, M.2 2280)

Samsung 990 Pro

2000 GB, M.2 2280


6. Kingston NV2

Kingston's NV2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD is a comprehensive storage solution powered by a Gen 4x4 NVMe controller. The NV2 offers read/write speeds of up to 3,500/2,800MB/s (2TB model) with lower power consumption and heat generation. The compact, single-sided M.2 2280 (22x80mm) design expands storage while saving space for other components, making the NV2 ideal for thinner notebooks, small form factor (SFF) systems and DIY motherboards. 

Kingston NV2 (2000 GB, M.2 2280)

Kingston NV2

2000 GB, M.2 2280


7. Kingston KC3000

Kingston KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD offers the highest level of performance with the Gen 4x4 NVMe controller and 3D TLC NAND. Upgrade your drive memory while improving the reliability of your system to keep up with demanding workloads and achieve better performance in software applications such as 3D rendering and 4K+ content creation. With impressive read and write speeds of up to 7,000MB/s, the drive enhances workflows in powerful desktop and laptop PCs, making it ideal for power users looking for the fastest speeds on the market. 

Kingston KC3000 (2048 GB, M.2 2280)

Kingston KC3000

2048 GB, M.2 2280


8. 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


9. Samsung 980 Pro with Heatsink

Designed for graphics-intensive games and high-performance applications, the 980 PRO Heatsink uses Samsung's proprietary controller and PCIe 4.0 to double the data transfer rate of PCIe 3.0, while backwards compatibility and a compact M.2 form factor provide versatility and flexibility in diverse high-performance computing solutions. The additional heat sink increases speed, power efficiency and thermal control to maximise gaming performance. The thin and slim chassis with a height of only 8.6 mm also makes the 980 Pro Heatsink the perfect choice for upgrading the Playstation 5. 

Samsung 980 Pro with Heatsink (2000 GB, M.2 2280)

Samsung 980 Pro with Heatsink

2000 GB, M.2 2280


10. WD Black SN850X

WD Black SN850X (2000 GB, M.2 2280)
155.–was 169.–77.50/1TB

WD Black SN850X

2000 GB, M.2 2280