The latest SSD Round-up – Samsung 850 Evo and competition




It has been as quiet on the field of solid-state storage, but lately there has been some movement back to the market. Not only decrease the prices of SSD’s still growing steadily, we see again that innovation in the components used. Time to once again go over the latest developments.

We see a shift to new interfaces, which we with our round-up of flash storage have already examined. No longer the SATA interface need a bottleneck; with PCI Express interfaces via m2 connections you can use a x4 SSD now the magic of 1000MB / s exceeded or.

Also in components are changes going on. Thus, this year, the first drives for consumers with 3d-nand, or sequentially stacked memory chips, but also in the field of controllers, we see shifts. Slowly but surely also other controllers than Marvell, SandForce and Samsung foothold. So SSDs are occasionally equipped with Silicon Motion controllers and Toshiba OCZ Indilinx controller course.

We look at this little round-up the latest developments using Samsungs newest 850 Evo drives, Transcend SSD370 and Corsairs Force LX drive. The latter two are equipped with SM-controllers and therefore interesting to be compared with each other. Finally, we also have the Sandisk Ultra Pro, a drive with SLC cache II SSD, tested, somewhat similar to Samsung’s Turbo Write.

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