Migrating your computer from a hard drive to a solid-state drive (SSD) is by far the most gratifying upgrade. So, getting the right SSD is naturally an important task. Below is the list of the best SSDs I’ve tested, in reviewed order, latest reviews. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see how their performance stacks up.
Dong’s note:This is a frequently updated post.
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Best SATA an NVMe SSDs of 2020: The list
This list includes both standard SATA drives and NVMe drives. If you don’t know the difference between the two types, check out this post.
When reviewing SSDs, I generally only stack drives of the same type (SATA or MVMe) against one another. Since this list includes both types, however, you’ll find below performance charts of all drives. So, you’ll see here how SATA SSDs stack up against NVMe counterparts.
Sequential (copy) performance
This chart shows how fast SSDs perform when copying a large amount of data from one place to another. It applies general data transferring tasks, such as when you want to backup your data or, recovering data from a backup
Random access performance
Random access performance shows how an SSD affects the host computer’s overall performance. It represents tasks like launching an application or editing a large data file.