In recent years, the prices of solid state disks (SSDs) have decreased, making them more accessible to consumers. But with the decrease in price came also an increase in the number of options that are available to choose.
The aim of this post is to provide an overview of the popular SATA interface SSDs that are currently available on the market and to provide a brief comparison based on the price and the read/write speed.
Note that the read/write speed should not be the only performance metric that you should consider. Depending on your usage, you might prefer a hard drive with Hardware AES encryption support such as the Samsung 860 EVO drive.
Or you might opt into a drive which has a longer rate lifespan. We hope the information in this table is useful. We will keep updating them to make sure we have as much info in there as possible.
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With that in mind, let us go to the data.
|Drive Name||Sequential Read |
|4KB Random Read |
|Sequential Write Speed||4KB Random Write (IOPS)||Price|
KingDian 1TB SSD S280
|Silicon Power 1TB SSD 3D NAND||560||N/A||530||N/A||$|
|ADATA SU760 1TB 3D NAND||550||N/A||520||N/A||$|
|Inland Professional 1TB 3D NAND||500||70K||470||70K||$|
|Kingston A400||500||N/A||450|| |
|SandDisk SSD PLUS||535||N/A||450|| |
|Transcend 1TB 3D NAND SSD230S||560||85K||520||85K||$$$|
|Samsung 860 QVO 1TB||550||97K||520||89K||$$$|
| WD Blue 1TB Internal SSD (2D NAND)||545||100K||525||80L||$$$$|
Samsung SSD 860 EVO V-NAND
|Samsung 860 PRO V-NAND 1TB||560||100K||530||90K||$$$$$|
Please note that where the data is marked with N/A, the data was not available from the device manufacturer.