The Q300 is a popular SSD on Amazon, thanks to its high maximum read and write speeds that essentially max out the SATA III connector. Today, we’re going to test this drive to see how it performs in a variety of benchmarks.Specs & Features960GB 480GB 240GB 120GB Max Read : 550 MB/s Max Write : 530 MB/s Interface: SATA 3.0 2.5″ Toshiba Solid State Drive 15 nm 3-bit-per-cell NAND flash, 7mm slim 5 Year WarrantyDesign
The Toshiba Q300 looks much like other solid state drives, with a shiny metal enclosure and a matching sticker front and centre.
Inside, you’ll find a TC58NC1000 controller and 15nm TLC NAND flash. TLC or [...]
Today’s item on our review bench is a little-known SSD, the S357 from PQI. This is a 240GB SATA drive that claims to be capable of reaching 550 MB/s reads and 450 MB/s writes. Let’s put it to the test.Specifications
This is a great product image. Thanks PQI!Capacity: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB Warranty: 3 years Interface: SATA III 6Gb/s Data Transfer Rate: Up to 550MB/s read, 450MB/s write Power Consumption: 5V +/- 5% Dimensions: 100 x 69.85 x 7mm Weight: 35 gramsDesign
The PQI S537 comes in a traditional 2.5-inch form factor, with a gold-coloured sticker on one side. The drive lacks any other ornamentation or additional features. The colour [...]
This £32 64GB SSD promises to deliver big performance even at small capacities. We’re a fan of their keyboards, but can Drevo deliver the same budget appeal when it comes to flash storage? Let’s find out in our full review.Design
The Drevo X1 Pro has a fun and eye-catching design, with a yellow lightning bolt on the front alongside its promised sequential read and write speeds: 400 MB/s for reads and 300 MB/s for writes. We’ll see about that!
In order to test the speed of the drive, we ran four synthetic benchmarks with varying payloads: CrystalDiskMark, AS SSD, ATTO and HD Tune Pro. Combined, these should give us a good [...]
Today we’re reviewing Toshiba’s budget A100 SSD. The 120GB model we’re testing goes for around £60 on Amazon, putting it a little higher than some competitors from Sandisk, Crucial and Kingston. Does it offer better performance? Let’s find out!Design
The A100 is a standard 2.5-inch, 7mm thick SSD, suitable for use in desktops or (older) laptops. To hook it up, you’ll need a SATA data cable and a SATA power cable, ideally SATA III.
The A100 adopts Toshiba’s standard branding; a silver chassis with a black and red sticker. This is a basic SSD, so we don’t get any exciting visuals, promises of exceeding high performance, [...]
It’s hard to make a cool or interesting HDD enclosure, but I quite like this one from Orico. Its clear casing lets you gaze inside, while a modern feature set allows full compatibility with a range of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs and SSDs. Let’s take a closer look!Specs & FeaturesVibrant transparent ABS plastic casing Supports all 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives at SATA III speeds USB 3.0 external (up to 5Gb/s) with UASP Plug and play: hot swapping, no drivers or apps needed 2A @ 12V power adapter ensures adequate energy Compatible with Windows / Mac / Linux LED indicator monitors working status of drive JSM578 chipset Included: Dock, USB 3.0 cable, power adapter, [...]
The Toshiba H200 is a hybrid drive, promising the best of both worlds: fast boot times and capacious storage. We reckon it’s a noticeable upgrade over a traditional HDD at a fraction of the cost of an SSD, so take a look!