Sandisk is one of the best known names when it comes to flash memory, and their latest drive is the Z410. This drive is intended for enterprise use, as a cost-effective upgrade from older SSDs or mechanical drives. Thanks to Zoostorm and Sandisk, we’re able to put it to the test!
Today we’re looking at the M.2 version of Samsung’s popular 850 Evo SSD. We’ve already benchmarked the 2.5-inch 840 Evo and 850 Evo, so we’re curious to see how this smaller form factor shapes up. Thanks to Samsung, we’ve got our hands on a unit to serve in our XSR test rig, so let’s take a look!
I recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO on Amazon – a great deal at £90 for a 250GB solid state drive, or so I thought. A few days later, I was offered the chance to review the 850 EVO, and of course I couldn’t pass that up – especially as I now had the perfect means to see exactly what’s changed in the new generation.
The 850 Evo promises improved speeds and aggressive pricing thanks to its vertically stacked (3D) NAND. Today, we’ll find out if it’s a true improvement over the 840 series, or just marketing hype. Let’s go.
It was less than two weeks ago that our review of the Plextor M3 Pro was published, and already we have in our hands its successor, the Plextor M5 Pro. This new solid state drive comes packing Marvell’s latest 88SS9187 controller and Toshiba’s 19 nm NAND – both of which are firsts. With new controllers and memory comes the potential for incredible performance, but also the potential for new problems. Have Plextor rushed the M5 Pro to market or is this an SSD on the bleeding edge? Let’s find out!Specifications & FeaturesCapacity: 128 GB (our sample), 256 GB, 512 GB Controller: Marvell 88SS9187 NAND: Toshiba 19nm Toggle-Mode MLC [...]