Best SSDs of 2016 | Hacking Everyday

As CPU performance hits new and unforeseen heights, processors increasingly spend time waiting on data from hard drives. SSD performance is considered to be much faster than the highest performance electromechanical disk drives. Seek time and latency are also substantially reduced, and end users typically enjoy much faster boot times.
In general, SSDs are more durable and much quieter than HDDs, with no moving parts to break or spin up or down.

Best SSD (solid-state drive) of 2016

1. SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB

This is not a new SSD drive, it’s been around for a couple of years. But whether you choose the 240GB, 480GB or 960GB version. It’s the best. You get a 10-year warranty.

Its appearance is mundane, with a plastic top and ugly cutaway for SATA connection. You do get a plastic riser for fitting the 7mm drive into 9mm bays, plus Sandisk has its own software called SanDisk SSD Dashboard. This makes firmware update easy and allows you to monitor other attributes of the drive.
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2. Samsung 850 Evo 500GB

The Evo 850 has been the mid-range drive since its launch nearly two years ago. Its debute combined Samsung’s own 3D TLC(Triple-Level-Cell) NAND with the company’s excellent controller, providing a great balance of price and performance. Samsung gives you 5-year warranty. The only real complaint here is that Samsungs charge so much for 850 Evo.
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3. Kingston UV400 480GB

Despite being a new drive, the Kingston UV 400 is the cheapest on the test. The drive itself looks great, with an all-metal outer casing that has a rough, sandblasted finish. Kingston gives you a 3-year warranty.

If you are replacing a mechanical drive, it will seem like a completely new computer with such a low asking price, the Kingston UV400 is, therefore, a viable option for anyone seeking the largest capacity SSD for the least amount of money.
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4. Samsung 850 Pro 512GB

The 580 pro series has been among the best choices for supreme performance. It comes with a 10-year warranty. A little extra has gone into the looks too, with the same metal casing as the other Samsung devices and some stylish bevelling. And you get boasting rights due to the little red square that denotes this a ‘Pro’ model.
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5. Samsung 750 EVO 500GB

The Samsung Evo 750 doesn’t look anything special, either on the inside or out. Evo has a painted metal casing with a colored square indicating the drive’s class: gray for Evo; red for Pro.
Boost productivity and work efficiency with accelerated program loading and instant responsiveness. Self-encrypting drive technology helps protect sensitive business information with hardware-based data security. It’s easy to install and manage with Samsung software. And a 3-year warranty up to 100 TBW secures your investment.
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6. Crucial MAX300 525GB

Crucial MX300 Solid State Drive Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology, Over 90x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive. It Best-in-class hardware encryption keeps data safe and secure.
Crucial gives you 3-year limited warranty. It even looks smart, with an all aluminum outer casing.

Author: Dipanshu

Dipanshu is a Computer Science Engineer student, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast. He is the Founder of Hacking Everyday. He writes about tech, food, health and everyday hacks.

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