Top SSD Drives for 2015

Is your laptop running slow or your PC is taking forever to boot ? You may benefit for an SSD drive we have compiled a list of the top 10 SSD drives this 2015.

Plextor M6 Pro

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  • Reading speed (max): 530 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 530 MB / s
  • Controller: Marvell 88SS9187
  • Memory chip: A Toshiba 19 nm MLC NAND
  • Power consumption: 0.25 W
  • Reliability (MTBF): 2.4 million hours
  • Capacity: 128 – 1024 GB

ThePlextor M6 Pro is comes form the successful M5 Pro – with the M6, we can count on even higher performance and reliability. The storage size are present in capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB, and thanks to its slim housing (7 mm), can be installed both on your desktop computer and thinner laptops. M6 Pro models are based on the Marvell controller 88SS9187 and second-generation 19 nm memory chips (A19 nm) MLC NAND from Toshiba, and the whole works with security handling software. Disk performance is very high, because the transfers range from 530/495 MB / s. Its performance can be further enhanced by the PlexTurbo software that supports the caching of data and improves efficiency of the system.

Toshiba Q Series Pro

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  • Capacity: 128 – 512 GB
  • Reading speed (max): 554 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 512 MB / s
  • Controller: Toshiba-Optimized Controller
  • Memory chip: 19 nm MLC NAND
  • Reliability (MTBF): 1.5 million hours

The Q Pro models from Toshiba are available in capacities of 128 – 512 GB, and are based on a proprietary Optimized Controller (made in 19 nanometer lithography). Its performance is very good, and its best suited for making a boot drive and hosting an operating system. With a slim build can be installed in desktop computers and thin enough to be used in laptops (including Ultrabooks). This SSD drive is characterized its attractive price and the makers offers a 3-year warranty.

OCZ Vector 150

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  • Capacity: 120 – 480 GB
  • Reading speed (max): 550 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 530 MB / s
  • Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3
  • Memory chip: 19 nm MLC NAND
  • Power consumption: 0.55 – 2.5 W
  • Reliability (MTBF): 2.3 million hours

The OCZ Vector 150 comes from the successful Vector models that come available with a capacity of 120 – 480 GB. The manufacturer has supplied them with aIndilinx Barefoot 3, that comes with 256 – 512 MB of cache and DDR3 memory chips from Toshiba manufactured in 19-nanometer process technology. These models can thus boast a very good speeds, and are well suited for long-term and mixed load operation. With a slim design and low electrical energy input, The OCZ Vector 150 can be used not only in desktop computers, but also in thin laptops and ultrabooks. Another advantage is the increased power of its memory cells and a long, 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Samsung SSD 850 PRO

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  • Capacity: 128 – 1024 GB
  • Reading speed (max): 520-550 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 470-520 MB / s
  • Controller: Samsung MEX
  • Memory chip: Samsung 40 nm MLC NAND 3D V
  • Power consumption: 0.4 W (standby), 3.3 W
  • Reliability (MTBF): 2 million hours

The Samsung SSD 850 PRO is without a doubt one of the best SSD drives on the market – offering superior performance, has a very long life expectancy, and also the manufacturer does provide for up to 10 years warranty. Samsung has applied here a completely proprietary structure: a revolutionary MEX controller with 3D V-type NAND memory chips, as well as software written from scratch. As a result, we rely on transfers of up to 550/520 MB / s. We can count on the strength of its memory cells, because they offer a lot of write cycles – thus we don’t need to be afraid of sudden data loss. Comes with a choice of versions capacity sizes of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB – it may not be cheap, but in this case it’s definitely worth to pay extra.

SanDisk Extreme Pro

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  • Capacity: 240 – 960 GB
  • Reading speed (max): 550 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 515-520 MB / s
  • Controller: Marvell 88SS9187
  • Memory chips: Toshiba MLC NAND 19 nm
  • Power consumption: 0.13 / 0.15 W (standby)

The Sandisk Extreme Pro is a powerful and reliable solid-state drive, which is also distinguished by a long warranty (manufacturer provides its up to 10 years!). It relies by using a 88SS9187 Marvell controller and MLC NAND memory chips from Toshiba designed at 19 nm, these models boast incredible performance – transfers reach 550/520 MB / s. Importantly its less capacious versions also offer very good performance. It is also worth noting that the memory used on this SSD has pretty good reliability, and therefore do not need to worry about accidental data loss. The Extreme PRO SSD drives are not the cheapest models but they are certainly worth the money.

Corsair Neutron XT

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  • Capacity: 240 – 960 GB
  • Reading speed (max): 560 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 540 MB / s
  • Controller: Phison PS3110
  • Memory chip: Toshiba MLC NAND nm A19

Neutron XT Series models from Corsair fall into one of the most powerful media semiconductor on the market – all thanks due to its modern Phison PS3110 controller and memory chips from Toshiba MLC NAND designed at 19 nm (second generation). Regardless of the version the capacitive transfers reach up to 560 MB / s read and 540 MB / s for writing data. As is common in a high-end SSD drive, the strength of the memory cells is very high level. The models that are available for sale come with a capacity of 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB, and its price is not a particularly excessive. Another advantage is the 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Plextor M6S

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  • Capacity: 128 – 512 GB
  • Reading speed (max): 520 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 300-440 MB / s
  • Controller: Marvell 88SS9188
  • Memory chip: Toshiba MLC NAND 19 nm
  • Power consumption: 0.25 W
  • Reliability (AFR): 1.5 million hours

M6S series from Plextor is characterized by a compromise between high performance and reasonable price. “Under the hood” there is a Marvell 88SS9188 controller and memory chips from Toshiba MLC NAND manufactured in 19-nanometer lithography, and come loaded with original software. Performance transfers reaches 520/440 MB / s. Thanks to TrueSpeed technology, performance is maintained at a constant level, even during constant user over the years. The parameters are better than the previous M5S series. The models that are available for sale come with a capacity of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB, and therefore are amongst the most popular when it comes to SSD drives.

Samsung SSD 850 EVO

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  • Capacity: 120 – 1000 GBRe
  • ading speed (max): 540 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 520 MB / s
  • Controller: Samsung MGX / MEX
  • Memory chip: Samsung 3D V-TLC NAND
  • Power consumption: 3.7 / 4.4 W
  • Reliability (MTBF): 1.5 million hours

The SSD 850 EVO Series from Samsung offers higher performance and reliability with respect to its SSD predecessors the 840 EVO, but we still have the great ratio of price offered in the past. Drives are available in capacities of 120 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB, and structurally are based on the MGX /MEX controller comes a few drive sizes from (120 – 500 GB) or (1 TB). Media performance offered is very high level, because sequential transfers speeds of 540/520 MB / s. Its also noteworthy to note its powerful memory cells, as well as the mechanism to prevent overheating of the SSD disk when it reaches high temperatures. The manufacturer provides a 5-year warranty.

Crucial MX100

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  • Capacity: 128 – 512 GB
  • Reading speed (max): 550 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 150-500 MB / s
  • Controller: Marvell 88SS9189
  • Memory chip: Micron MLC NAND 16/20 nm
  • Power consumption: 2.6 / 4.2 W
  • Reliability (MTBF): 1.5 million hours

One of the most recommended SSD drives – all thanks to a pretty good balance between performance and a its attractive price. The manufacturer has relied here on the Marvell 88SS9189 controller and memory chips from Micron MLC NAND manufactured in 16 nm or or 20 nm, comes with either a (256 and 512 GB) (128 GB) sizes. Transfers speeds reach 550/500 MB / s. Warranty provides the ability to save 72 TB of data the MX100 series is a great choice both for desktops and laptops (fits on both)

Goodram C40

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  • Capacity: 60 – 480 GB
  • Reading speed (max): 530 MB / s
  • Write speed (max): 430-530 MB / s
  • Controller: Phison S3108 / S3109
  • Memory chip: Micron MLC 20nm NAND
  • Power consumption: 0,055-0,35 W (rest), 0.105 W (average)

The GOODRAM C40 series is a good solution for those who want a low cost upgrade for their older computer. The models available for sale come with a capacity of 60, 120, 240 and 480 GB – the first two are based on the Phison S3108 controller and have 32 MB cache, while the two bigger sizes use Phison S3109 controller and 512 MB of DDR3 memory. All models feature MLC NAND flash memory chips manufactured in 20-nanometer lithography by Micron. Its also characterized by good memory cells as the TBW factor here is significantly higher relative to the competition. The main advantage of C40 drives is its competitive price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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