Top Best 50 Internal Solid State Drives in November 2021

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WD - WD_BLACK SN850 1TB Internal PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe Gaming Solid State Drive with Heatsink for Desktops
Description

The future of gaming has arrived with the WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™ SSD with Heatsink. Long load times are obsolete with PCIe 4 x4 technology, reaching up to 7000MB/s read speed and up to 5300MB/s write speed. Spend more time playing and less time deleting, storing your latest and favorite games with 1TB capacity (not intended for NAS or server environments).

10 Features
  • PCI Express 4.0 x4 interface: Prepare for the next evolution of speed with the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, giving you supreme PCIe Gen4 technology for your PC so you don't lag out on the next generation of games.
  • Backward compatibility: This SSD is backward compatible with PCIe Gen3 x4, PCIe Gen3 x2, PCIe Gen3 x1, PCIe Gen2 x4, PCIe Gen2 x2, and PCIe Gen2 x1.
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample space for storing your favorite battle-ready games.
  • Reach irrational performance: The NVMe technology delivers up to 7000MB/s read and up to 5300MB/s write speeds to get you in quicker, with up to 1,000,000 IOPS for a smooth, responsive, and powerful gaming experience.
  • Compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 operating systems: For use with your existing computers.
  • Sleek heatsink: Minimizes thermal throttling to push the boundaries of performance for top-tier gaming.
  • Light up your station with RGB: Enhance your gaming station with fully customizable RGB lighting controlled through the WD_BLACK Dashboard (Windows only) and designed to match your style.
  • WD_BLACK™ Dashboard software: Take total control with the downloadable software, allowing you to monitor the health of your drive, and optimize performance using gaming mode.
  • Your console just got bigger: Now works with PlayStation 5 console.** Installed in your M.2 slot, play and store PS4™ and PS5™ games directly from the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe™ SSD with Heatsink and have the speed that you need to experience the next gen in its full glory.
  • Limited warranty: This WD_BLACK SN850 SSD comes with a five-year warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BrandonGregory79, 10 out of 10
    Amazing PS5 add on!

    Took longer to open the box than it did to install this in the PS5, highly recommended, As long as you can take the cover off (watch a youtube video first!) you can install this. only need a small phillips screwdriver

    Oct 22, 2021 16:14
  • Review by Easy, 10 out of 10
    Quick and easy installment. Full 1 TB.

    I just purchased. It was delivered in 1 day. The installment was very easy and theres truly 1TB of space.

    Nov 02, 2021 22:45
  • Review by GeneralDissaray, 10 out of 10
    Playstation Approved

    This is the one Mark Cerny has in his PS5. YAY!!!!

    Nov 06, 2021 13:53
  • Review by XxCaseyxXc, 10 out of 10
    Perfect For The PS5

    Installed the 1TB with heatsink into my PS5 yesterday and it was such a simple process. It benchmarked at 6700mbps on the test after the formatting. I'm super pleased and it's a perfect match for the PS5. Get yours now.

    Oct 24, 2021 12:11
  • Review by Amazingsexyps5, 10 out of 10
    Grear Fast ssd for your ps5

    Its great for the ps5 a very fast ssd and reliable source! A great deal and a must buy!!

    Sep 25, 2021 20:54
  • Review by JBBS, 10 out of 10
    WD makes an amazing SSD in the SN850

    The WD Black SN850 1TB SSD with heatsink is a high performing SSD option. With a small form factor and great build quality, this SSD looks fantastic! It is extremely easy to install and I can’t say enough about the speed!! So good! Worth every penny. The 1TB is a good option for PS5 owners looking to expand their storage. At 1TB, it more than doubles the PS5’s available space. Given the size of the games, it is worth considering the SN850 2TB, if you can find one. You’ll be extremely happy with either.

    Oct 03, 2021 12:12
  • Review by Annoyed, 10 out of 10
    Super easy install

    The only downside to this is that it didn’t come out sooner! Now that it’s out they’re hard to find but if you get your hands on one then you won’t be disappointed. One of the fastest M.2 SSDs and comes with a built in heat sink (a must have for the PS5). Took me five minutes to install and that includes taking the pics. Enjoy!

    Sep 30, 2021 20:02
  • Review by Jz86, 10 out of 10
    Ps5

    Works great. Even loads some ps5 games a little bit faster than the ssd. You get the whole tb. Fast and easy to install just google it.

    Sep 28, 2021 22:04
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    Seagate - FireCuda 530 NVMe 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Performance nothing short of exhilarating, the FireCuda 530 SSD redefines speed—up to 7300MB/s catalyzes the full power of PCIe Gen4 with transfer rates 2× faster than Gen3 SSDs and 12× faster than SATA SSDs. Top it off with unrivaled endurance, FireCuda 530 is built for sustained abuse and accelerated gaming. The speed of PCIe Gen4 is yours—seize the power.

    5 Features
  • 1tb storage capacity: Speed reigns—Seagate’s FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD lineup, delivering pure performance, absolute power, advanced components, and unrivaled endurance.
  • Rescue Data Recovery Services: Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included five-year limited warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.
  • Latest tech: Built with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND to provide the most advanced speed and durability.
  • Absolute performance: Our fastest FireCuda SSD ever, built for the ultimate in sustained, pro-level gaming and accelerated content creation—with transfer speeds up to 2× faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSDs and 12× faster than SATA SSDs.
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe Interface: Exhilarating performance up to 7300MB/s—harness the full power of PCIe Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games and apps.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Gamer4Life, 10 out of 10
    Blazing Fast 530 FireCuda

    Purchased for my PS5 & got 6500 read speed . Transferred a few games over to the drive & was smoking fast . Definitely protect your investment & pick up a Heat Sink .

    Oct 03, 2021 11:43
  • Review by Supreme, 10 out of 10
    Best m.2 for ps5

    This 530 is as good as it gets. Only had this thing for a couple weeks but so far so good, no issues whatsoever. You get the advertise if not you get pretty close to it. Would definitely recommend picking one of these up for console or pc.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:47
  • Review by mcautoman1, 10 out of 10
    Free up space and get speed.

    Oh my gosh the speed of this drive is like vroom! Get one as soon as you can.

    Oct 22, 2021 19:05
  • Review by RichM, 10 out of 10
    Best ps5 upgrade

    Perfect m.2 for the ps5, download speeds are incredible and games load instantly.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Bc2002, 10 out of 10
    Seagate

    One of the fastest ssd card on the market and working perfectly for the PS5

    Oct 01, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Mac Jones the winner

    Super fast and performance are the best you can get of this mini storage. Boost windows 11 and windows server 2019 in 10 seconds. Data transfer is unbelievable it so fast that you don’t realize the data got transferred. Go patriots and go Mac Jones..

    Aug 28, 2021 09:55
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    Seagate
    Seagate - FireCuda 530 NVMe 1TB M.2 Internal PCIe Gen 4 x4 Solid State Drive with Heatsink
    Description

    Performance nothing short of exhilarating, the FireCuda 530 SSD redefines speed – up to 7300MB/s catalyzes the full power of PCIe Gen4. A custom low-profile heatsink designed by EKWB and Seagate helps dissipate heat and reduce thermal throttling. Top it off with unrivaled endurance, FireCuda 530 is built for sustained abuse and accelerated gaming. The speed of PCIe Gen4 is yours—seize the power.

    8 Features
  • 1TB capacity: Speed reigns—Seagate’s FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD lineup, delivering pure performance, absolute power, the most advanced components, and unrivaled endurance.
  • Cool speed ahead: Includes custom built low-profile heatsink designed by EKWB and Seagate to help minimize thermal throttling and maintain peak performance for longer time periods of time.
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe Interface: Exhilarating performance up to 7300MB/s—harness the full power of PCIe Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games and apps.
  • Rescue Data Recovery Services: Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included five-year limited warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.
  • Absolute performance: Our fastest FireCuda SSD ever built for the ultimate in sustained, pro-level gaming and accelerated content creation—with transfer speeds up to 2x faster than PCIe Gen3 M.2 NVMe SSDs and 12x faster than SATA SSDs.
  • Storage Expansion for PS5™: The FireCuda 530 heatsink is compatible with PS5 consoles and meets PS5 specs on performance and dimensions for an easy drop-in expansion solution with no additional parts needed.
  • Latest tech: Built with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND, FireCuda 530 provides the most advanced speed and durability so you can push the limits of your machine.
  • Game and create: Blistering transfer speeds of up to 7,300MB/s, endurance, and capacity makes content creation applications run faster and smoother.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Raul, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for PS5.

    Perfect for PS5, comes with a built in heatsink so you just plug n’ play. Heatsink is small enough so you can still close the PS5 m.2 slot with system cover, which sony directs us to do to allow best for the best cooling. the 1TB model is the sweet spot, good price and value. Read speeds well above sony’s minimum recommended for the PS5. Highly recommend.

    Oct 03, 2021 04:34
  • Review by Henny, 10 out of 10
    Seagate Firecuda 530

    Bought the Seagate Firecuda 530 SSD for my Playstation 5 and highly recommend it.

    Oct 03, 2021 12:56
  • Review by Onesweetworld, 10 out of 10
    Fast install, great performance

    Installed on my new PS5 without any issues. Would night recommend to any PS5 owners for fast play and install!

    Oct 30, 2021 10:12
  • Review by JohnnyG, 10 out of 10
    Amazing SSD for the PlayStation 5

    I bought this and the WD SN850. Both load insanely fast. You can’t go wrong with either one.

    Oct 01, 2021 23:09
  • Review by Cablecutter, 10 out of 10
    Review in PS5

    Bought this for use in a PS5. Meets all requirements and has the heatsink installed.

    Installation - easy peasy. Took no effort and fit perfectly. Tip though, make sure to put the metal SSD cover back in place. You may think leaving it off will allow it to cool easier, but this is wrong. The SSD bay and fan set up is made to pull the heat out of the SSD slot.

    Transferring - putting data onto it was extremely fast. A lot better than transfer times on externals. Took but a minute to transfer all my data.

    Performance - these specs can be found online. But I will say I saw no lag or issue on multiple games played from the drive. Saw no difference in load time.

    I recommend this for the PS5. Originally bought a WD Black, but after comparison and record for durability between the 2 companies, this was a better choice for me. I keep the console until the 6 somes out.

    Nov 10, 2021 07:31
  • Review by pyiddy, 10 out of 10
    Excellent PS5 add-on SSD

    Bought this for PS5. I am not a Call of Duty player so 1TB seems the right size. Very easy to install. PS5 recognized it as soon as I started it up and formatting it was simple. I have a pair of smaller games installed on it and they work perfectly. Unlike the installed original PS5 SSD, the formatting takes up very little space leaving 1000.1 GB usable for games. you can transfer games between drives. You cannot transfer the PS5 operating system or game saves to this drive. After formatting, the PS5 tested this drive showing a read speed of 6558 Mb/sec. That is slower than the 7000 Mb/sec claimed but remember that this drive can be used on some modern PCs and the PS5 operating system may have a slight bottleneck. The PS5 requires an add-on SSD drive to have a read speed of at least 5500 Mb/sec so this SSD easily meets that.

    Nov 07, 2021 07:33
  • Review by errodrigues, 10 out of 10
    Excellent storage expansion option for the PS5

    Bought this ssd to expand storage in my PS5 digital edition and it worked as advertised out of the box. Was fairly easy to install and I had zero issues with my PS5 recognizing, formatting and using it.

    Moving games from the internal ssd to the Firecuda was extremely fast, and had zero issues playing those games, as expected.

    Nov 03, 2021 13:34
  • Review by Juice, 10 out of 10
    Great storage for PS5

    Blazing fast storage option for PS5. Setup was super simple and took less than 10 mins. PS5 games can run directly from here which makes it a great expansion option.

    Nov 07, 2021 14:53
  • WD - WD_BLACK SN850 1TB Internal PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe Gaming Solid State Drive with Heatsink for Desktops
    Description

    The future of gaming has arrived with the WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™ SSD with Heatsink. Long load times are obsolete with PCIe 4 x4 technology, reaching up to 7000MB/s read speed and up to 5300MB/s write speed. Spend more time playing and less time deleting, storing your latest and favorite games with 1TB capacity (not intended for NAS or server environments).

    10 Features
  • PCI Express 4.0 x4 interface: Prepare for the next evolution of speed with the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, giving you supreme PCIe Gen4 technology for your PC so you don't lag out on the next generation of games.
  • Backward compatibility: This SSD is backward compatible with PCIe Gen3 x4, PCIe Gen3 x2, PCIe Gen3 x1, PCIe Gen2 x4, PCIe Gen2 x2, and PCIe Gen2 x1.
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample space for storing your favorite battle-ready games.
  • Reach irrational performance: The NVMe technology delivers up to 7000MB/s read and up to 5300MB/s write speeds to get you in quicker, with up to 1,000,000 IOPS for a smooth, responsive, and powerful gaming experience.
  • Compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 operating systems: For use with your existing computers.
  • Sleek heatsink: Minimizes thermal throttling to push the boundaries of performance for top-tier gaming.
  • Light up your station with RGB: Enhance your gaming station with fully customizable RGB lighting controlled through the WD_BLACK Dashboard (Windows only) and designed to match your style.
  • WD_BLACK™ Dashboard software: Take total control with the downloadable software, allowing you to monitor the health of your drive, and optimize performance using gaming mode.
  • Your console just got bigger: Now works with PlayStation 5 console.** Installed in your M.2 slot, play and store PS4™ and PS5™ games directly from the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe™ SSD with Heatsink and have the speed that you need to experience the next gen in its full glory.
  • Limited warranty: This WD_BLACK SN850 SSD comes with a five-year warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BrandonGregory79, 10 out of 10
    Amazing PS5 add on!

    Took longer to open the box than it did to install this in the PS5, highly recommended, As long as you can take the cover off (watch a youtube video first!) you can install this. only need a small phillips screwdriver

    Oct 22, 2021 16:14
  • Review by Easy, 10 out of 10
    Quick and easy installment. Full 1 TB.

    I just purchased. It was delivered in 1 day. The installment was very easy and theres truly 1TB of space.

    Nov 02, 2021 22:45
  • Review by GeneralDissaray, 10 out of 10
    Playstation Approved

    This is the one Mark Cerny has in his PS5. YAY!!!!

    Nov 06, 2021 13:53
  • Review by XxCaseyxXc, 10 out of 10
    Perfect For The PS5

    Installed the 1TB with heatsink into my PS5 yesterday and it was such a simple process. It benchmarked at 6700mbps on the test after the formatting. I'm super pleased and it's a perfect match for the PS5. Get yours now.

    Oct 24, 2021 12:11
  • Review by Amazingsexyps5, 10 out of 10
    Grear Fast ssd for your ps5

    Its great for the ps5 a very fast ssd and reliable source! A great deal and a must buy!!

    Sep 25, 2021 20:54
  • Review by JBBS, 10 out of 10
    WD makes an amazing SSD in the SN850

    The WD Black SN850 1TB SSD with heatsink is a high performing SSD option. With a small form factor and great build quality, this SSD looks fantastic! It is extremely easy to install and I can’t say enough about the speed!! So good! Worth every penny. The 1TB is a good option for PS5 owners looking to expand their storage. At 1TB, it more than doubles the PS5’s available space. Given the size of the games, it is worth considering the SN850 2TB, if you can find one. You’ll be extremely happy with either.

    Oct 03, 2021 12:12
  • Review by Annoyed, 10 out of 10
    Super easy install

    The only downside to this is that it didn’t come out sooner! Now that it’s out they’re hard to find but if you get your hands on one then you won’t be disappointed. One of the fastest M.2 SSDs and comes with a built in heat sink (a must have for the PS5). Took me five minutes to install and that includes taking the pics. Enjoy!

    Sep 30, 2021 20:02
  • Review by Jz86, 10 out of 10
    Ps5

    Works great. Even loads some ps5 games a little bit faster than the ssd. You get the whole tb. Fast and easy to install just google it.

    Sep 28, 2021 22:04
  • ADATA - XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1TB Internal PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive with Heat Sink
    Description

    With the latest PCIe Gen4 interface, the GAMMIX S70 BLADE will help you dominate the competition with sequential read/write performance of up to 7400/6800/MB per second. That's up to two times faster than PCIe 3.0 SSDs! For ease of use, it's backward compatible with PCIe 3.0. (When paired with PCie 3.0 port, max R/W will be limited to 3400/3000MB/s).

    5 Features
  • Interface: PCIe Gen4 NVMe 1.4: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Speed on PS5: Under the operating environment of the PS5, the sequential read speed of both 1TB and 2TB models measured at 6100MB/s * To be able to work on PS5, PS5 firmware 21.02-04.00.00.42 or higher is required
  • Speed on PC/Laptop: Sequential R/W up to 7400/6800MB/s *Test performed in ADATA internal lab, actual performance varies by paired system and testing environment. When paired with PCie 3.0 port, max R/W will be limited to 3400/3000MB/s
  • Form factor: M.2 2280 *This drive will only work with M/B that supports PCIe 4 (PCIe 3 backward compatible). The drive is designed to work with direct installation onto M/B, it may not work with external enclosure
  • Warranty: 5-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by TASEM, 10 out of 10
    Worth It!

    At first, I was a little skeptical about buying this SSD for my PS5. I read a lot of reviews about it and it was not til my friend mentioned that he had it as well and it worked fine for him that I decided to try it myself. It was definitely within my price range and honestly I have no regrets. With the sleek design of the heatsink and its fast reading and writing speeds, it's just what I need for my heavy games and future games I plan on getting for my PS5!

    Nov 17, 2021 20:19
  • Seagate - FireCuda 530 NVMe 1TB M.2 Internal PCIe Gen 4 x4 Solid State Drive with Heatsink
    Description

    Performance nothing short of exhilarating, the FireCuda 530 SSD redefines speed – up to 7300MB/s catalyzes the full power of PCIe Gen4. A custom low-profile heatsink designed by EKWB and Seagate helps dissipate heat and reduce thermal throttling. Top it off with unrivaled endurance, FireCuda 530 is built for sustained abuse and accelerated gaming. The speed of PCIe Gen4 is yours—seize the power.

    8 Features
  • 1TB capacity: Speed reigns—Seagate’s FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD lineup, delivering pure performance, absolute power, the most advanced components, and unrivaled endurance.
  • Cool speed ahead: Includes custom built low-profile heatsink designed by EKWB and Seagate to help minimize thermal throttling and maintain peak performance for longer time periods of time.
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe Interface: Exhilarating performance up to 7300MB/s—harness the full power of PCIe Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games and apps.
  • Rescue Data Recovery Services: Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included five-year limited warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.
  • Absolute performance: Our fastest FireCuda SSD ever built for the ultimate in sustained, pro-level gaming and accelerated content creation—with transfer speeds up to 2x faster than PCIe Gen3 M.2 NVMe SSDs and 12x faster than SATA SSDs.
  • Storage Expansion for PS5™: The FireCuda 530 heatsink is compatible with PS5 consoles and meets PS5 specs on performance and dimensions for an easy drop-in expansion solution with no additional parts needed.
  • Latest tech: Built with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND, FireCuda 530 provides the most advanced speed and durability so you can push the limits of your machine.
  • Game and create: Blistering transfer speeds of up to 7,300MB/s, endurance, and capacity makes content creation applications run faster and smoother.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Raul, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for PS5.

    Perfect for PS5, comes with a built in heatsink so you just plug n’ play. Heatsink is small enough so you can still close the PS5 m.2 slot with system cover, which sony directs us to do to allow best for the best cooling. the 1TB model is the sweet spot, good price and value. Read speeds well above sony’s minimum recommended for the PS5. Highly recommend.

    Oct 03, 2021 04:34
  • Review by Henny, 10 out of 10
    Seagate Firecuda 530

    Bought the Seagate Firecuda 530 SSD for my Playstation 5 and highly recommend it.

    Oct 03, 2021 12:56
  • Review by Onesweetworld, 10 out of 10
    Fast install, great performance

    Installed on my new PS5 without any issues. Would night recommend to any PS5 owners for fast play and install!

    Oct 30, 2021 10:12
  • Review by JohnnyG, 10 out of 10
    Amazing SSD for the PlayStation 5

    I bought this and the WD SN850. Both load insanely fast. You can’t go wrong with either one.

    Oct 01, 2021 23:09
  • Review by Cablecutter, 10 out of 10
    Review in PS5

    Bought this for use in a PS5. Meets all requirements and has the heatsink installed.

    Installation - easy peasy. Took no effort and fit perfectly. Tip though, make sure to put the metal SSD cover back in place. You may think leaving it off will allow it to cool easier, but this is wrong. The SSD bay and fan set up is made to pull the heat out of the SSD slot.

    Transferring - putting data onto it was extremely fast. A lot better than transfer times on externals. Took but a minute to transfer all my data.

    Performance - these specs can be found online. But I will say I saw no lag or issue on multiple games played from the drive. Saw no difference in load time.

    I recommend this for the PS5. Originally bought a WD Black, but after comparison and record for durability between the 2 companies, this was a better choice for me. I keep the console until the 6 somes out.

    Nov 10, 2021 07:31
  • Review by pyiddy, 10 out of 10
    Excellent PS5 add-on SSD

    Bought this for PS5. I am not a Call of Duty player so 1TB seems the right size. Very easy to install. PS5 recognized it as soon as I started it up and formatting it was simple. I have a pair of smaller games installed on it and they work perfectly. Unlike the installed original PS5 SSD, the formatting takes up very little space leaving 1000.1 GB usable for games. you can transfer games between drives. You cannot transfer the PS5 operating system or game saves to this drive. After formatting, the PS5 tested this drive showing a read speed of 6558 Mb/sec. That is slower than the 7000 Mb/sec claimed but remember that this drive can be used on some modern PCs and the PS5 operating system may have a slight bottleneck. The PS5 requires an add-on SSD drive to have a read speed of at least 5500 Mb/sec so this SSD easily meets that.

    Nov 07, 2021 07:33
  • Review by errodrigues, 10 out of 10
    Excellent storage expansion option for the PS5

    Bought this ssd to expand storage in my PS5 digital edition and it worked as advertised out of the box. Was fairly easy to install and I had zero issues with my PS5 recognizing, formatting and using it.

    Moving games from the internal ssd to the Firecuda was extremely fast, and had zero issues playing those games, as expected.

    Nov 03, 2021 13:34
  • Review by Juice, 10 out of 10
    Great storage for PS5

    Blazing fast storage option for PS5. Setup was super simple and took less than 10 mins. PS5 games can run directly from here which makes it a great expansion option.

    Nov 07, 2021 14:53
  • Samsung - 860 EVO 250GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive with TurboWrite Technology
    Description

    Innovative V-NAND Technology with Enhanced Read/Write Performance.

    5 Features
  • 250GB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • SATA III interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 600 MBps: For quick response when updating files.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 512MB cache buffer: Offers rapid processing speed.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Cubfan1953, 10 out of 10
    SATA SSD

    Works great!! I purchased this for my Dell 5570 to expand my C-Drive to 256 from 128 GB. I have a technical back ground and have upgraded my past PCs with out any problem by cloning the old drive to the new one. I think it's a Dell problem. After I cloned with Macrium Reflect and inserted it in my Dell, it would not boot up. Had to use the BestBuy Geek squad to get it to boot the drive works fine. I am not happy with Dell. I wish Samsung would provide cloning software which would work with Dell PCs.

    Feb 19, 2021 19:05
  • Review by Good, 10 out of 10
    Upgrade

    Good condition I was able to upgrade my ssd. Double check what your computer can take

    Dec 04, 2020 15:53
  • Review by Patrick23, 10 out of 10
    Pretty durable

    After upload it my laptop get like a rocket, samsung did really good job

    May 29, 2020 22:57
  • Review by Golfhoff72, 10 out of 10
    Fast drive!

    Had to replace a smaller SSD that failed and this one is just as fast and working as expected.

    Nov 26, 2019 19:20
  • PNY - CS1030 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    The PNY CS1030 M.2 NVMe SSD is an excellent choice for an NVMe upgrade from a SATA based solid state drive (SSD) or hard traditional hard drive in an NVMe enabled desktop or laptop computer. The CS1030 drive is designed to be an upgrade from conventional SATA based storage to take advantage of the high bandwidth of the NVMe interface to help realize faster boot times, quicker application launches, and better overall system performance. Do more in less time with NVMe; boot up, power down, and load applications up to 4 times faster than with SATA based storage. With no moving parts, the PNY CS1030 M.2 NVMe SSD is highly durable, less likely to fail, and supports a 5 year warranty.

    5 Features
  • NVMe: Mainstream NVMe upgrade from a SATA based solid state drive (SSD) in NVMe enabled laptop or desktop computers for super-fast OS boot times and application loads
  • Interface: The NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 interface delivers exceptional performance of up to 2,100MB/s seq. read and 1,700MB/s seq. write speeds
  • Enhanced Bandwith: The enhanced bandwidth of the NVMe interface allows for high performance and low latency, making it superior to SATA based SSD’s and HDD’s
  • Performance: Premium performance and ultra low power consumption ideal for demanding applications and improving battery life in laptops
  • Warranty and Tech Support: Competitive 5 Year Warranty backed by 24/7 US based technical support
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by None, 10 out of 10
    Ssd

    Looks nice, first time using pny ssd. Seems no different from my Samsung evo. I paid double the price for the Samsung.

    Aug 27, 2021 17:31
  • Review by ojaboji, 10 out of 10
    Ram is good

    Ram is ram it does what it needs to do in keeping my pc going at a solid speed

    Aug 27, 2021 16:00
  • Review by Xfactor1, 10 out of 10
    Disk Space!!!

    Just more disk space for my Laptop. That is all need I say more. ! TB is nice..,

    Aug 02, 2021 22:24
  • Review by lilwetduckie, 10 out of 10
    Excellent price!

    We haven't installed this M.2 drive yet but for the price we couldn't pass it up. PNY is a solid brand. We have plenty of other items by them.

    Oct 03, 2021 00:59
  • Review by LapTown, 10 out of 10
    PNY Great add to my laptop!

    I bought this ssd for my acer nitro 5, and it is running pretty excelent! easy to setup, reliable and not that expensive.

    Thank you

    Aug 13, 2021 16:13
  • Crucial - BX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Ever wonder why your phone responds faster than your computer? It's because your phone runs on flash memory. Add flash to your laptop or desktop computer with the Crucial® BX500 1TB SSD, the easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price.

    6 Features
  • Sequential Reads: 540 MB/s
  • Micron® 3D TLC NAND: Built on our leading 3D NAND and controller technology
  • Speed: 300% faster than a typical hard drive
  • Battery Life: Improves battery life — 45x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive2
  • Software: Includes SSD management software for performance optimization, data security, and firmware updates
  • 3-year Limited Warranty: Our heritage of award-winning SSDs are backed by thousands of validation hours, dozens of qualification tests, and a 3-year limited warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by natej83, 10 out of 10
    Hard Drive upgrade at a reasonable price point.

    Purchased this drive to replace a failing traditional 500GB HDD. For the price, you can't the beat the performance and storage size of this SSD. Definitely sped up boot times, and overall responsiveness of the computer.

    Aug 27, 2021 16:07
  • Review by DarthMar, 10 out of 10
    Should be called super swift drive

    The SSD went in quite easily and started up quickly. The addition of the drive has dramatically improved the speed and operation of my laptop, allowing me to extend it's life without having to replace it.

    Aug 28, 2021 14:43
  • Review by BestBuy, 10 out of 10
    Crucial 1TB SSD

    Really resurrects old computers. Using a 3rd party cloning software allows about a 2 hour install copying old HDD to new SSD. Makes the computer useful again. So far, all have been very reliable.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:59
  • Review by Jumpingmex, 10 out of 10
    Very impressive drive

    Very impressed with the perfomace of the drive, i used it to replace the original hard drive on an older laptop, and the speed difference is there. The laptop has gained extra years of service

    Sep 17, 2021 19:26
  • Review by SSDDrive, 10 out of 10
    SSD Drive

    Only have had it installed for 2 months, but has definitely sped up my laptop.

    Jul 23, 2021 17:06
  • Review by Jggl, 10 out of 10
    Good SSD

    Excellent SSD fast and easy install, good price :D

    Nov 12, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Mellow, 10 out of 10
    Budget oriented drive at a great price

    Excellent budget SSD. I probably woudn't use this as the main drive for your OS, or anything really important as it's a TLC drive, but works great as a secondary drive for games and such.

    Aug 02, 2021 15:02
  • Review by mrmo, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD for general use.

    I purchased this SSD to backup my photo and video library. I was able to move my entire library over with no hiccups.

    Jul 23, 2021 16:05
  • 10
    PNY
    PNY - XLR8 CS3040 1TB M.2 NVMe PCle Gen 4 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    The CS3040 M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 Solid State Drive is the ideal solution for PC enthusiasts, gamers, and video rendering professionals to upgrade to the latest in NVMe technology. The NVMe Gen4 x4 interface delivers exceptional performance of up to 5,600MB/s seq. read and 4,300MB/s seq. write speeds. It is designed to be an ultra high performance SSD to deliver the performance you demand. Boot up in seconds, enjoy lightning fast application launches, and incredible system performance. The PNY XLR8 CS3040 is highly durable, less likely to fail, and features a 5 year warranty.​

    5 Features
  • Upgrade: Upgrade your M.2 PCIe Gen4 enabled computer to enjoy the ultra high performance you demand
  • Interface: The NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 interface delivers exceptional performance of up to 5,600MB/s seq. read and 4,300MB/s seq. write speeds; slower when equipped in PCIe Gen3 x4 motherboards
  • Enhanced Bandwidth: The enhanced bandwidth of the NVMe Gen4 interface allows for extreme performance and low latency, making it superior to SATA based SSD’s
  • Performance: Ultra high performance is ideal for demanding applications, high-end games, and intense workloads​
  • Support: Backed by a 5 Year Warranty with support from our US based technical support team
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GamerGuy, 10 out of 10
    PS5 Compatible!

    Bought this for extra storage on my PS5. Can confirm it works! 5637 MB/s read speeds whereas Playstation recommends 5500 MB/s. I transferred Astro's Playroom to the SSD and did not noticed any performance issues with the game. I do recommend getting a separate low profile heatsink for this from Amazon. The model that comes with a heatsink might work but you will not be able to use the cover to close up the area.

    This uses TLC NAND which is the cheaper and slower version of NAND. I don't plan to play my games on the SSD much and will mainly use this as storage so I'm ok with it. The best performance for games, IMO and in theory, will be on the PS5 console storage. Some 4th gen M.2 SSDs have read speeds of 7000+ so I could be wrong.

    Reliability is hard to determine since it's so he, but this has a mean time before failure (MTBF) of 2,000,000 hours so I'm hoping this will outlast the 5 year warranty or even the PS5 generation.

    1 month update: TBD

    3 month update: TBD

    Aug 06, 2021 07:53
  • Review by Review, 10 out of 10
    Great price, great speed

    Very fast boot time. Comes with something on it to help dissipate heat, so don't rip it off. Fit into motherboard fine, but the motherboard had a cover that was only for the longer version of these. I left the cover off and there has been no problems with the heat.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:00
  • Review by NuclearDan, 10 out of 10
    Affordable and reliable storage

    One of the most affordable gen 4 NVME drives you can get. Installed it in my PS5 and I am not disappointed. Fast load times and integrated seamlessly with the console. No issues so far! Just had to purchase a separate heat sink. Would buy this brand again!

    Nov 02, 2021 12:26
  • Review by GamerJoe, 10 out of 10
    Works great with my PS5!

    I wanted to upgrade the internal storage for my PS5 but didn’t want to double the cost of the console. This baby basically doubled my storage for a very affordable price. I haven’t noticed any performance hit at all. Would highly recommend!

    Oct 02, 2021 07:24
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Ps5 capable

    Cheapest option i found at the time for my PS5 memory expansion. So far so good! And best buy price matched amazon on it.

    Nov 12, 2021 18:50
  • Review by 123andrew, 10 out of 10
    PS5 READY

    One of the cheapest m.2 i found for the ps5. So much easier to install console storage then PS4/PS3. Awesome!!

    Oct 22, 2021 11:39
  • Review by Nathan, 10 out of 10
    Ps5 internal ssd

    Bought for internal ps5 hdd. Works great and gives more storage space.

    Nov 12, 2021 19:47
  • Review by Gabe, 10 out of 10
    For PS5

    Got it for PS5, barley meets the minimum specs. Works fine and I do not notice any difference when playing games.

    Oct 08, 2021 15:58
  • Seagate - FireCuda 530 NVMe 4TB M.2 Internal PCIe Gen 4 x4 Solid State Drive with Heatsink
    Description

    Performance nothing short of exhilarating, the FireCuda 530 SSD redefines speed – up to 7300MB/s catalyzes the full power of PCIe Gen4. A custom low-profile heatsink designed by EKWB and Seagate helps dissipate heat and reduce thermal throttling. Top it off with unrivaled endurance, FireCuda 530 is built for sustained abuse and accelerated gaming. The speed of PCIe Gen4 is yours—seize the power.

    8 Features
  • 4TB capacity: Speed reigns—Seagate’s FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD lineup, delivering pure performance, absolute power, the most advanced components, and unrivaled endurance.
  • Cool speed ahead: Includes custom built low-profile heatsink designed by EKWB and Seagate to help minimize thermal throttling and maintain peak performance for longer time periods of time.
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe Interface: Exhilarating performance up to 7300MB/s—harness the full power of PCIe Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games and apps.
  • Rescue Data Recovery Services: Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included five-year limited warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.
  • Absolute performance: Our fastest FireCuda SSD ever built for the ultimate in sustained, pro-level gaming and accelerated content creation—with transfer speeds up to 2x faster than PCIe Gen3 M.2 NVMe SSDs and 12x faster than SATA SSDs.
  • Storage Expansion for PS5™: The FireCuda 530 heatsink is compatible with PS5 consoles and meets PS5 specs on performance and dimensions for an easy drop-in expansion solution with no additional parts needed.
  • Latest tech: Built with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND, FireCuda 530 provides the most advanced speed and durability so you can push the limits of your machine.
  • Game and create: Blistering transfer speeds of up to 7,300MB/s, endurance, and capacity makes content creation applications run faster and smoother.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ceesun2020, 10 out of 10
    They finally had it in stock at a local Best Buy

    Holy Crap, this SSD is the bee's knee's, it took me awhile to get ahold of one, as every time I tried to buy one, it was either sold out or available at a store, super far from me. One time luck struck though; as I was browsing to check if any where in stock, luck struck; some were in stock at a Best Buy, 30 miles away from me; of course I acted fast and now I can proudly say that I am a proud owner of a choice internal SSD.

    Oct 27, 2021 19:26
  • Review by Justin, 10 out of 10
    Looks solid

    I bought this for my Playstation 5. It was simple to install and works just fine. Everything works just as fast as the original M.2 console SSD and now with 4tb of space i will not have to worry about Call of Duty taking up all the space.

    Oct 23, 2021 10:14
  • Review by MdkGod, 10 out of 10
    Fastest nvme drive for ps5

    I'm loving this drive so far, very fast and storage will last all this gen. Couldn't be any more happier with the size and speed

    Sep 19, 2021 16:04
  • Review by Darla, 10 out of 10
    Best SSD Storage For PS5

    If you are able to get one (due to the continue situation with the current climate), then this is a must have. For the storage capacity (the price isn't suitable for most, but it's an SSD, so the price is what it is), this will be sufficient. After testing out a few PS5 games (Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-Man Remastered, Rift Apart, Miles Morales, etc), the games load just as fast, wven quicker, than the internal SSD.

    If you don't need all that storage, still get a Firecuda 530 (any TB will do). It works well for next gen and is worth the purchase. If there ever is a sale (give or take a few years), that will make this product even more attractive.

    Sep 23, 2021 16:11
  • Review by Uncle, 10 out of 10
    Wow, what a great purchase

    Wow, this was a great purchase for the PS5. Installation was easy, and transfer of games from external drive to the new internal drive was fast and easy. Had 2tb of PS4 games to transfer. Game play is great. And best yet, still have room for more games. Very quiet.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:29
  • Review by Awesome, 10 out of 10
    Crazy Fast!!!!

    When they said that this drive is insanely fast, they were NOT kidding! Pricey, yes, but its durability is worth the investment. Plugged it into my Playstation 5, transferred both PS4 AND PS5 games over to it, and both load in merely seconds. Definitely worth getting, trust me, you won't regret it!

    Nov 05, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Jamie, 10 out of 10
    One and done PS5 SSD

    Large size drive, fast speeds. Good for a PS5 user that doesn't like deleting games. The factory installed heatsink runs a bit cooler than aftermarket heatsinks also.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:44
  • Review by BabeBro, 10 out of 10
    Must buy for PS5 owners!

    Took Hell & high water but I finally found it! I had to schedule a store pick up in a whole other state to find this beauty! Every PS5 owner should aspire to own one of these. You’re set as far as memory for the entire gaming generation.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:10
  • Seagate - FireCuda 530 NVMe 4TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Performance nothing short of exhilarating, the FireCuda 530 SSD redefines speed—up to 7300MB/s catalyzes the full power of PCIe Gen4 with transfer rates 2× faster than Gen3 SSDs and 12× faster than SATA SSDs. Top it off with unrivaled endurance, FireCuda 530 is built for sustained abuse and accelerated gaming. The speed of PCIe Gen4 is yours—seize the power.

    6 Features
  • 4tb storage capacity: Speed reigns—Seagate’s FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD lineup, delivering pure performance, absolute power, advanced components, and unrivaled endurance.
  • Storage Expansion for PS5™: The FireCuda 530 is compatible with PS5 consoles for an ultra-fast M.2 SSD storage expansion. (Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with an added cooling structure, such as a heatsink or a heat transfer sheet sold seperately)
  • Latest tech: Built with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND to provide the most advanced speed and durability.
  • Absolute performance: Our fastest FireCuda SSD ever, built for the ultimate in sustained, pro-level gaming and accelerated content creation—with transfer speeds up to 2× faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSDs and 12× faster than SATA SSDs.
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe Interface: Exhilarating performance up to 7300MB/s—harness the full power of PCIe Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games and apps.
  • Rescue Data Recovery Services: Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included five-year limited warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Gamerguy, 10 out of 10
    Great ssd & Faster than on board PS5 ssd.

    So far so good. Bought the heat sink less version 4tb for my PS5 and as advertised It works with the PS5 in 4tb form. I bought a double sided heat sink off amazon for 15 bucks. It barely fit with the heat sink for the top metal expansion bay cover. Actually slightly propped it up about 1/4 inch on the screw end of the cover. This is a dual sided ssd so make sure you buy the correct heatsink within sony's height specs for the bay or just buy the version that comes with heatsink. My PS5 formatted it fine and gave me 4tb on the dot. My PS5 said it had a speed a little over 6500 mb/s which is plenty and loads faster than ps5 on board ssd. FYI Best Buy does not offer Geek Squad protection on at least this ssd but from manufacturer it comes with a 5 year warranty. I gave it a one star on value due to tiny 4tb wafer of memory that is double what the PS5 costs. If your building a high end gaming pc you might think differently.

    Oct 01, 2021 14:56
  • Review by BBlur, 10 out of 10
    Excellent PS5 SSD for life!

    Works excellent with PS5! Make sure you get a heat sink too! Only wish it was cheaper.

    Sep 21, 2021 22:29
  • Review by 1974, 10 out of 10
    Seagate Firecuda 530

    Excellent!!! Perfect for the playstation 5. AAA+++

    Oct 01, 2021 17:07
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    PNY
    PNY - CS1030 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    The PNY CS1030 M.2 NVMe SSD is an excellent choice for an NVMe upgrade from a SATA based solid state drive (SSD) or hard traditional hard drive in an NVMe enabled desktop or laptop computer. The CS1030 drive is designed to be an upgrade from conventional SATA based storage to take advantage of the high bandwidth of the NVMe interface to help realize faster boot times, quicker application launches, and better overall system performance. Do more in less time with NVMe; boot up, power down, and load applications up to 4 times faster than with SATA based storage. With no moving parts, the PNY CS1030 M.2 NVMe SSD is highly durable, less likely to fail, and supports a 5 year warranty.

    5 Features
  • NVMe: Mainstream NVMe upgrade from a SATA based solid state drive (SSD) in NVMe enabled laptop or desktop computers for super-fast OS boot times and application loads
  • Interface: The NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 interface delivers exceptional performance of up to 2,100MB/s seq. read and 1,900MB/s seq. write speeds
  • Enhanced Bandwith: The enhanced bandwidth of the NVMe interface allows for high performance and low latency, making it superior to SATA based SSD’s and HDD’s
  • Performance: Premium performance and ultra low power consumption ideal for demanding applications and improving battery life in laptops
  • Warranty and Tech Support: Competitive 5 Year Warranty backed by 24/7 US based technical support
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Blarg, 10 out of 10
    Good SSD

    The product works great, only downside is that the screws to attach it were hard to get in the hole

    Oct 08, 2021 18:00
  • Review by MickyB, 10 out of 10
    Fast NVME.

    Got this on sale, run all my games off of this drive, very fast, and very easy to install.

    Jun 04, 2021 18:02
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    PNY
    PNY - CS900 500GB M.2 SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    PNY CS900 is the ideal solution for a mainstream solid state drive (SSD) upgrade from a hard disk drive (HDD). The CS900 delivers all the most sought after features at an excellent value, and is designed for an easy and cost-effective HDD replacement in the PC system to help realize faster boot times, quicker application launches and better overall system performance. With no moving parts, PNY CS900 is highly durable, less likely to fail, and features a 3 year warranty.

    5 Features
  • Upgrade: Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer and feel the difference with super-fast OS boot times and application loads
  • Speed: Exceptional performance offering up to 550MB/s seq. read and 500MB/s seq. write speeds
  • Performance: Superior performance and up to 50% faster boot up time as compared to traditional hard-drives (HDD)
  • Tech Support: 24/7 US based technical support
  • Warranty: 3 Year Warranty
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kirk, 10 out of 10
    Happy camper...

    I bought this to add 500 GB's of extra storage for my Mac mini M1 via a Satechi hub. Nothing showed at first install but a reformat option appeared after a restart.

    Apple wants an extra $200 over the base price for more storage. I got the Satechi hub (with its extra ports) and the PNY Flash memory for less than that.

    Aug 06, 2021 16:34
  • Review by Yogi, 10 out of 10
    Good speed

    Gave a new life to my old laptop, I assure you the reliability on this drive is amazing

    Nov 21, 2021 12:07
  • Review by Legaleagle, 10 out of 10
    Worked great as a replacement Drive

    My Asus Mini died - the hard drive apparently malfunctioned and some of the data and programming and the operating system were lost. Thank goodness this PNY could act as a replacement. The Geek Squad installed it and reinstalled the OS and now after 10 days it seems to be doing a gret job.

    Aug 06, 2021 19:07
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    WD
    WD - WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe Gaming 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Upgrade compatible PC systems with the WD_Black SN750 internal SSD. Read speeds of up to 3,470MB/s offer improved load times, while the M.2 form factor means you can directly plug into the motherboard without extra cabling. Compared to typical 2.5-inch SSDs, this WD_Black SSD fits double the storage density on a single-sided drive, making it suitable for portable builds.

    6 Features
  • PCIe Gen 3 x 4 (NVMe) Interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • Data transfer rates up to 3,470MB/s: For quick response when updating files.
  • Performance matters: Live life in the fast lane, whether you're looking to boost your system's overall responsiveness or load games and levels quickly, the WD_BLACK™ drive cuts down on your wait time to get back into action and gets you ahead of the game.
  • Space to play: At the core of the WD_BLACK drive is its revolutionary NAND technology. By doubling the storage density from its previous generation, our 3D NAND pushes the limitations of storage and showcases the amazing feat of NAND innovation.
  • The WD_BLACK SSD Dashboard*: The WD_BLACK™ SSD Dashboard gives you the ability to optimize performance by enabling the gaming mode feature. This disables the low power mode function on the SSD, which keeps your drive firing on all cylinders during intense gaming sessions.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KingCornPoop, 10 out of 10
    Very awesome NVME M.2 2280 drive!

    WD Black Series M.2 NVME are among the best storage sticks that you can buy. I chose the 1TB option as a means to use with an ASUS Strix Arion Enclosure. Trust and believe, if you need a pretty cool portable storage combination, you'd be hard pressed to find a better solution.

    The Samsung 970 Evo Plus and 980 Evo Pro are about the only two NVMEs that can beat it.

    Sure, you can also go with Sabrent Pro if you can find them at a decent price. But for readily available NVME? The 1TB and 2TB WD Black NVMEs are the way to go.

    Nov 06, 2020 17:42
  • Review by SergeR, 10 out of 10
    Extremely Fast and Good Quality!

    Hi there, I just built my first gaming PC recently. I've been using a gaming laptop for some time now, but then decided it was finally time to upgrade. And my main goal was to put performance before looks. So my PC has a minimum amount of RGB lighting. But besides all that, this memory is very fast, my computer turns on in less than 5 seconds, and boots up games almost just as fast. I was very impressed, I'm about to buy a second one.

    Oct 05, 2021 12:37
  • Review by Spemb, 10 out of 10
    Super fast

    Really fast in my Acer Nitro. 3415 read 2965 write speeds. Much faster than an original sata ssd. This Acer Nitro boots in maybe 5 or 6 seconds. The photos are in this order left to right. WD drive, original pcie drive and a standard crucial ssd.

    Sep 04, 2021 16:24
  • Review by Darryl, 10 out of 10
    Blazing speed externally w Fledging Shell Thunder

    Dropping this drive into my Fledging Thunder Shell Enclosure gave speeds of 2343 MB/s write and 2378 read. Using my OWC Envoy Express it only gave speeds of 1315 MB/s write and 1423 read. Both drive enclosures connected to my MBP using Thunderbolt 3. This is comparable to my Sabrent Rocket 4.0.

    Dec 18, 2020 11:07
  • Review by insomniac, 10 out of 10
    One of the best NVMe's ever

    This is an amazing SSD. Looks awesome and speed is great. No heat or performance issues. I've attached the crystal mark scores.

    Oct 13, 2021 21:23
  • Review by ShakaPaka, 10 out of 10
    WD Black SN 750 NVMe SSD Drive Rock Solid!

    I've been a fan of Western Digital hard drives for years. In fact, this is the second WD Black SN 750 NVMe drive. Last year I replaced my main OS drive when I ran out of space. This drive was to replace my existing data drive when that too started running out of space. Only been installed for a bit now, but happy with it.

    Jun 25, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Karma, 10 out of 10
    This drive is GREAT

    This is not just my first time using m.2 ssds but my first time ever getting an ssd. I have used HDD up until a few months ago. I knew the difference would be good but this is insanely fast. Well worth!

    Aug 09, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Vally, 10 out of 10
    Excellent gob

    I’m super happy with this purchase! I exchanged Samsung for this disk! It’s working under the RAID without any problems! I have dell g7 7700, that has 2*m.2. Just added this one, windows put RST drive by itself, soon I added the disc, installed WD software that shows me temperature, can make migration and all other things. No need to work ACHI, dance with the reinstalling windows, or other stupid things that happened to me with Samsung. The quality will keep you posting.

    Mar 15, 2021 10:09
  • 9.8score
    Samsung - 870 QVO 2TB SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Single Unit Version
    Description

    Samsung 870 QVO 2TB Internal 2.5” SATA III Solid State Drive for Laptops and Desktops Single Unit version

    5 Features
  • Go Big, do More: The 870 QVO is Samsung’s latest 2nd generation QLC SSD with up to 2TB of storage capacity. Dependable storage for PCs and laptops, with performance you can trust.
  • Ehnanced in Every Way: Expanded SATA interface , the 870 EVO improves random access speed and performance
  • Boost Capacity: The 870 QVO is available in 1, 2 and 4TB. Upgrade to the latest in SATA SSD technology to thrive in today’s digital world.
  • Reliable and sustainable: The capacity of the 2TB 870 QVO increases reliability up to 1,440 TBW (terabytes written) using a refined ECC (error-correcting code) algorithm for stable performance. Plus, it's backed by a limited 3 year warranty* for ultimate peace of mind.
  • World's No.1 Flash Memory Brand: Experience the performance and reliability from the world's number one brand for flash memory since 2003*. All firmware and components, including Samsung's world-renowned DRAM and NAND, are produced in-house, allowing end-to-end integration for quality you can trust.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ryanmcv, 10 out of 10
    Good SSD For Almost Anyone

    I use Samsung SSDs almost exclusively in all of my PCs, including gaming machines. My 2TB 860 EVO is almost full, so I was excited to receive this 870 QVO to expand my gaming storage. For general use and game storage, this drive is perfectly fine and will offer a dramatic improvement over traditional mechanical hard drives. However, power users will want to be aware of some of the drive's limitations.

    PROS:

    - Speeds are very fast, pretty much as fast as you can get from a SATA interface. As you can see from the attached screenshot, sequential read/write speeds are in excess of 500 MB/s. Random read/write speeds are slower, but that is simply the nature of these drives. For general day-to-day computing and storage of games or media files, these speeds are great and infinitely better than a standard mechanical drive.

    - The 870 QVO is offered in sizes up to 8 TB, which is unheard of in a 2.5" SSD.

    CONS:

    - Due to the nature of QLC flash, the endurance of this drive is lower than other models that cost just a bit more. "Endurance" refers to how much data can be written to a drive before it eventually fails. The endurance of this drive (the 1 TB model) is rated at 360 TB -- which is a ton of data for the average user, but might not last quite long enough for power users like video editors. The 4 TB model increases this dramatically to an endurance of 1440 TB, but these numbers are still lower than Samsung's EVO lineup of drives which use a different type of flash.

    OVERALL:

    Honestly, there are practically no downsides to this drive for 99% of users. For those who frequently work with very large files and transfer a ton of data every day, then the lower endurance of these QVO drives might mean the drive will fail sooner. But for everyone else, that is a non-issue and this drive will last a very long time and provide plenty of speed. Recommended!

    Aug 17, 2020 20:17
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    Fast - Reliable - Great Warranty

    Will start my review by admitting I have five Samsung SDD and NVMe m.2 drives in my machines to date. There are reasons for that as you may have deduced. They are rock-solid, dependable, and fast with excellent warranties.

    My first Samsung SSD has been quietly humming along for many years managing and storing my data, which leads me to trust the new installation of the 870 QVO will be here for many years delivering data storage.

    First response upon opening the packaging was my kid, “wow looks cool.” Samsung SSD’s have always had a polished look to their cases, a sign of the quality that lies within. They do look cool by the way.

    Samsung’s website claims they are “Achieving the maximum SATA interface limit of 560/530 MB/s sequential speeds” with the 870 QVO. Benchmarks run on CrystalDiskMark shows that the 870 QVO is pushing the data to the limit that SATA III allows. Absolutely great numbers from a SATA III SSD, especially running on an older gaming laptop I used for benchmarking. In fact, the benchmarks were the best I have seen on an SSD.

    OK, we all know Samsung drives are leaders in SSD/NVMe m.2 technology. So, what stands out with the 870 QVO drive?

    - Sequential Read Speed Up to 560 MB/sec

    - Sequential Write Speed Up to 530 MB/sec

    - Intelligent TurboWrite

    - 2,880 TBW double the previous model 860 QVO (TBW - Time between failure)

    - Three Year Warranty

    - Refinements to the ECC algorithm that enables stable performance

    - Samsung Magician – Best software for managing SSD drives on the market

    - Data Migration Software – move your stuff over with ease and confidence

    You make get the idea I like Samsung drives, well I do, they are fast superb performers and the 870 QVO is the latest in the lineup. Hands down the best performing SSD in my systems.

    Plus, they look cool!

    Aug 13, 2020 15:00
  • Review by GlennT, 8 out of 10
    Good sizable SSD! *One Caveat*

    TLDR: This is a solid every day SSD, but there are other options.

    I benchmarked this drive on Crystal Disk Mark 7 which I would consider near best case benchmark. The fastest test (Seq1M Q8T1) returned 550MB/s reads and 486.77MB/s writes. The worst case test (RND4K Q1T1) pull 38.5MB/s reads and 98.09MB/s writes, which sounds bad, but I've tested NVME drives that only pull mid 40s read and low 100s writes. These are still good numbers!

    Where it’s not so great is with large files. If you deal with lots of large files, I would stay away from the QVO and QLC based drives in general. The 870QVO 1TB has a limited about of SLC write cache, which means the speeds look great up to a point, then crash and burn. To test this, I copied a 56GB hard drive image from another SSD I have to this one. It averaged around 450MB/s until the SLC cache was full, then it plummeted to 70-80MB/s for the last 12 or so GB of the file. The full copy averaged 245MB/s.

    To wrap up, if you need a drive for your ballooning games folders or need an decent everyday SSD from a great brand, this will work for you. If you move around large files all the time, (media editing, or local media consumption) you might want to keep looking!

    Aug 12, 2020 13:18
  • Review by JayDubsFL, 10 out of 10
    The absolute fastest SATA drive I've tested!

    This drive pushes the limits of the SATA interface for solid state drives available today. Samsung labels this drive as having a read speed of up to 560MB/s, and a write speed of up to 530MB/s . Based on my tests I was able to pull out write of 526.95MB/s and read speed of 559.04MB/s - write on par with advertised (or close enough!)

    OUTSTANDING job, Samsung - I guess there's a reason why so many enthusiasts will only use your drives!

    Aug 11, 2020 12:32
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 8 out of 10
    Decent but tech is still a bit new to say for sure

    I've been using SSDs of various interfaces and form factors (2.5" SATA III, mSATA, M.2 SATA, M.2 NVMe, PCIe expansion card, etc.) in DIY rigs and upgrades for myself and my family for nearly 9 years now; and regardless of the underlying technology, there's one constant that has always been true--going from a spinning hard drive to an SSD is about the most noticeable improvement you could EVER make to a PC, all other hardware being equal. This Samsung 870 QVO drive represents Samsung's second generation of higher capacity SSDs based around new, but somewhat controversial, QLC flash memory. Does the QVO make for an equally compelling upgrade as any other style/type of SSDs before it? Generally, the answer is yes, I suppose...but the jury is still out on just how good a value this drive will be for the long haul.

    You can read all about the pros and cons of QLC versus other types of memory if you wish, but a simplified elevator pitch is this: QLC represents a new storage architecture for SSDs that squeezes more bits onto the same sized chips. Practically speaking, this means larger SSDs can be made for less money...two areas where spinning hard drives ALWAYS held the advantage over faster yet more expensive SSDs. But this potential for higher capacity and lower cost comes with some fine print. First, because the bits are packed more tightly on the flash chips, write speeds may be a bit to a lot slower, especially after you've chewed through the available (much faster) cache memory the drive sets aside to speed up those write operations. Note, however, that the larger the drive you have (like 1TB or more), the less likely you are to consume all the available cache during any one disk operation (depending on how you're using your drive). Second, the drives are rated for fewer TBW (terabytes written) than those leveraging competing storage technology, which implies that QLC drives may give out sooner than a similarly sized SSD with a different type of memory inside.

    So what would all this mean to you? For starters, it SUGGESTS that a QLC drive might not be an ideal choice for something like your Windows/operating system's drive where large write operations are happening all the time (for fear of wearing out the drive sooner). But of course that outcome would depend on how often and how aggressively you use your computer in the first place. For example, if you don't create a lot of 4K videos or massive ISO images every day, you might well outgrow your PC before the drive ever starts to show signs of failure. Moreover, if you don't routinely work with HUGE files (i.e. larger than 1GB), you might never hit that point where you're trying to write a file to disk and exceed the available cache memory (at which point your write operations would definitely slow to a snail's pace). Honestly, then, many of the merits of a drive like the QVO may simply come down to economics...how badly to you need to economize on your purchase while still enjoying the speed boost you'll get from using an SSD in the first place, and will you notice any performance differences arising from the purposed weakness of QLC memory anyway?

    I put my own 870 QVO through its paces by matching it head-to-head against Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB 2.5" SSD; it's the exact same capacity drive in the exact same form factor as the new 870 QVO, and I've been using the 850 EVO as my primary Windows drive for about 5 years now. Now, I don't pretend to understand all the ins and outs of drive benchmarking because frankly I really don't care that much--and for a budget drive with high capacity like the QVO, I wasn't looking for the N'th degree of high performance anyway. But for those of you who care, I ran CrystalDiskMark and Samsung Magician's own benchmark tests on the two drives. The results attached below echo the common sentiments & findings floating around the net--yes, the QVO was observed to be a little slower than Samsung's older non-QLC drive in some areas of the benchmark tests--but not really by *that* much, and in terms of any meaningful differences, it certainly didn't feel like Windows was suddenly chugging along on the 870 QVO.

    Where I think the value proposition for something like the QVO really shines is if you want to have a large SSD data drive for things like games, documents, photos, etc.--a drive that gets a lot of read action, but you don't necessarily write/change the contents all that often, and not necessarily in huge chunks, either. In those cases, going with the 870 will save you on space, energy and noise over a similarly sized spinning hard drive; but you will DEFINITELY get the read/write speed bump that SSDs are known for. Unfortunately, for those unfamiliar with SSD migration or working with drives like these, the simplistic picture-book style instruction manual included with the 870 may lead one to believe their package was incomplete. If you intend to migrate your operating system from a spinning hard drive to the 870 QVO using Samsung's Data Migration tool (which is a separate download from Samsung Magician BTW), Samsung DOES make the process dead simple with that tool, but the manual suggests that a USB-to-SATA adapter cable will be necessary. It's also implied that one should have been in the box for you. In fact, all you get here is the bare drive...not even mounting screws. Of course, you can mount the drive internally in your PC using a regular SATA power connector and cable and still use the Samsung Data Migration tool, but for those of you looking to upgrade a laptop that doesn't have a spare 2.5" bay, you probably will need to obtain some sort of adapter unless you plan to simply reinstall Windows on the bare QVO drive upon power-up.

    Otherwise, the Samsung Magician companion app is a pretty user-friendly piece of software for drive maintenance and optimization. Magician can check your drive's firmware, over-provision the drive to improve long-term performance, enable RAPID mode to improve read/write performance (as I understand it, RAPID actually performs caching to speed up drive access similar to the way the QVO drive does already...it really didn't seen to make any noticeable difference outside of benchmarking), securely erase your drive, and manage encryption/decryption operations. Magician runs resident in the background, but other than providing a one-click interface for maintenance or ensuring your firmware is up-to-date, there are plenty of people who run Samsung drives without it.

    In the end, it's hard to make an unqualified recommendation for the 870 QVO. Yes, it's a slice of the "latest and greatest" trend in SSD storage, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's better than the alternatives (and in some cases, meaningfully so or not, it is definitely NOT as strong as the competition). But as a lower cost, higher capacity SSD, the 870 QVO still seems to have a place in today's SSD landscape, especially as capacities of drives with QLC memory start to grow well beyond 1-2 TB. So long as the economics match with your intended use case, the QVO is a fair to decent performer; but if you are concerned/paranoid about long-term durability or are seeking top-of-the-line access speeds, there are definitely better-performing drives on the market for the same or similar price.

    Aug 14, 2020 14:33
  • Review by CraigB, 10 out of 10
    Fast and affordable

    Pros

    Fast

    Cheap

    Includes cloning tools

    RAPID Mode increases performance substantially

    Magician software includes a lot of features

    Cons

    Doesn’t include any adapter for cloning

    Doesn’t include screws if adding a new drive

    Not user friendly for first time installers

    It is becoming harder every day to justify buying a traditional hard drive. With drives such as the 870 EVO topping out at 8GB the argument of low capacity is no longer a barrier for most. SSDs also take up less space, are lighter, are faster, use less power, aren’t bothered by bumps, don’t make noise, and generate far less heat.

    Initial Impressions and Installation

    If you have already used Samsung SSD’s before things won’t look much different. It’s just a deceivingly light metal 2.5” drive and a pamphlet in the box. No cables, adapters, screws, or software included in the box. The instructions do point you to Samsung’s website for their Data Migration Wizard and Samsung Magician. If this is your first time installing a hard drive, be sure to do some research first on how to install. This is even more important if this is to be your OS drive. The reason is, even though it’s a retail kit, there is no adapter included for cloning or any screws for that matter. It does include Samsung’s own cloning software that you must download from their website. None of this is a big deal for an experienced system builder but might a little confusing for first timers. If you have a spare bay to install it, the process is overall pretty straightforward. Just install the drive and the Data Migration Assistant will, in most cases, recognize which drive is the old. You select the new drive and click one button.

    Usage and Performance

    For Samsung fans, the drive performs just as you would expect. In testing and usage the speed was very consistent. Without RAPID Mode disabled, sequential reads consistently stayed above 500MB/s with 4KB speeds being a more modest 33 to 35MB/s. Writes clocked in at 480MB/s or greater with 4KB write speeds hovering around 75MB/s. CrystalDiskMark turned in a 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write coming much closer to the stated 560 Mb/s read and 530 MB/s write.

    Samsung Magician offers a lot of extra features compared to other SSD makers, including integrated performance testing, diagnostics, encryption, and secure erase but the most useful utility for daily use is RAPID Mode. When turned on, Magician uses a portion of your RAM as a cache which in testing consistently returned speed results over 2000MB/s. Of course you can do the same thing with any third party caching system to boost performance and Windows already does this to some extend but what is nice is how Samsung includes it right within their software and doesn’t require any more than turning it on. Keep it on makes a noticeable difference during times, such as starting the computer, or repetitive tasks and overall makes the drive feel a lot faster than competitors that don’t offer such a feature out of the box.

    Samsung claims the TBW rating has been doubled compared to the 860 QVO series. Looking back at old articles, the 1TB 860 QVO was rated at 360TBW. According to Samsung’s website, the 870 QVO maintains the exact same 360TBW how they can claim it has been doubled is unclear. Similarly, both the old and the new drive have the same 3-year warranty. That said, overall SSD reliability seems to be better than that of a traditional hard drive and Samsung has a reputation of making reliable SSDs. There is no reason to believe the 870 QVO would be any different.

    Final thoughts

    It’s really hard to squeeze any more performance out of the SATA III interface, which is why the 870 QVO performance is nearly indistinguishable from the previous generation. What is nice to see is Samsung increasing storage capacity over the previous generation offering up to double the maximum storage of the 860 series. It seems thedays of traditional hard drives is rapidly coming to an end. If you are need of a SATA hard drive or a high capacity affordable SSD, the 870 QVO could server you well and likely for a very long time.

    Aug 15, 2020 00:32
  • Review by SaveTheData, 10 out of 10
    when you need to rescue the data in crashed PC...

    Value. Next gen, up to date, and double the storage

    Jan 18, 2021 09:43
  • Review by OldDude, 8 out of 10
    SSHD significantly improves speed & function

    I had this put in one of my laptops & it improves the speed of start up, online transactions & downloads of apps & content!

    Sep 18, 2020 16:31
  • 9.8score
    17
    WD
    WD - WD_BLACK SN850 2TB Internal PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe Gaming Solid State Drive with Heatsink for Desktops
    Description

    The future of gaming has arrived with the WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™ SSD with Heatsink. Long load times are obsolete with PCIe 4 x4 technology, reaching up to 7000MB/s read speed and up to 5300MB/s write speed. Spend more time playing and less time deleting, storing your latest and favorite games with 2TB capacity (not intended for NAS or server environments).

    10 Features
  • PCI Express 4.0 x4 interface: Prepare for the next evolution of speed with the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, giving you supreme PCIe Gen4 technology for your PC so you don't lag out on the next generation of games.
  • Backward compatibility: This SSD is backward compatible with PCIe Gen3 x4, PCIe Gen3 x2, PCIe Gen3 x1, PCIe Gen2 x4, PCIe Gen2 x2, and PCIe Gen2 x1.
  • 2TB storage capacity: Provides ample space for storing your favorite battle-ready games.
  • Reach irrational performance: The NVMe technology delivers up to 7000MB/s read and up to 5100MB/s write speeds to get you in quicker, with up to 1,000,000 IOPS for a smooth, responsive, and powerful gaming experience.
  • Compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 operating systems: For use with your existing computers.
  • Sleek heatsink: Minimizes thermal throttling to push the boundaries of performance for top-tier gaming.
  • Light up your station with RGB: Enhance your gaming station with fully customizable RGB lighting controlled through the WD_BLACK Dashboard (Windows only) and designed to match your style.
  • WD_BLACK™ Dashboard software: Take total control with the downloadable software, allowing you to monitor the health of your drive, and optimize performance using gaming mode.
  • Your console just got bigger: Now works with PlayStation 5 console.** Installed in your M.2 slot, play and store PS4™ and PS5™ games directly from the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe™ SSD with Heatsink and have the speed that you need to experience the next gen in its full glory.
  • Limited warranty: This WD_BLACK SN850 SSD comes with a five-year warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    PS5 Internal Storage

    Purchased to install in a Playstation 5 now that the internal storage expansion is usable. Only took about 5 minutes to install and has been working flawlessly. The included heatsink also provides peace of mind that it will run well and stay cool.

    Sep 22, 2021 05:32
  • Review by Ottozone, 10 out of 10
    Don’t go cheap on your PS5!!!

    Wow so I got this like a week ago for my PS five knowing that the firmware update had an arrived yet. I sat on it for about three days and then after their stay to play came it was a couple days later which was like two days ago they released the firmware update for all users for unlocking the M.2 expansion slot 3-D audio coming out of the TV speakers and more. I can’t be happier with this drive that I bought for it it runs amazing and insulation was a breeze!!!

    Sep 19, 2021 07:26
  • Review by JBBS, 10 out of 10
    Killer looks, speed, and space for my PS5!!

    The SN850 2TB SSD with heatsink is awesome!! I’ve installed it on my PS5. Easy and fun. But I nerdgress ha! Faster load and transfer times than the internal SSD. And it looks awesome!! Loving the added storage.

    Oct 01, 2021 17:21
  • Review by Dunndeal76, 10 out of 10
    Very fast!

    Got tired of deleting games so I bought this SSD for the PS5. And let me tell ya this thing is fast!! I highly recommend this for anyone that has a PS5!

    Oct 01, 2021 18:38
  • Review by rjmaster, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD for my PS5!

    I'm happy to have purchased this for my ps5. More storage means more games to download and install

    Oct 22, 2021 18:33
  • Review by Dan2021, 10 out of 10
    Loving THIS!!!

    I am so glad I purchased this internal WD Black SSD with Heatsink. I enjoy having more game data being saved into my PS5 console. Please know that I received the PSD Beta tester code before purchasing this (should not be a problem with the latest PS5 update today or tomorrow). If you have a disc console, you will still need to use your disc to load games.

    I loaded the PS5 update first, turned unit off, then opened up my console (there are several YouTube videos of this), and placed the the SDD drive inside, and restarted PS5.

    Sep 15, 2021 13:38
  • Review by Allen, 10 out of 10
    Adding Storage to PS5

    Installed easily into PS5. Just works, and seems to be as fast as the PS5's internal storage.

    If you're using with PS5, definitely make sure you get the heatsink version. If you're buying for a desktop, check your motherboard, as it may already have a heatsink over the area where you can install SSDs. (E.g., the Asus gaming motherboard that I have does have a heatsink already for SSD installation. It's actually more difficult to install an SSD if it already has one. (Generally, as with the Asus, the motherboard heatsink can be removed, but that's just more steps. Theoretically, you could remove the heatsink from an SSD that has one, but that is prone to mistakes and potential harm to the SSD.)

    Oct 05, 2021 22:07
  • Review by Starwarsfan, 10 out of 10
    Pricey, but we’ll worth it at the end of the day

    Bought this drive when it came back in stock for my PS5. Works as intended. The design and heat sink looks super cool and apparently has RGB on it. For anyone wondering how much actual usable space there is after formatting my PS5 shows and allows 2 TB. So it doesn’t appear to be less than what’s on the box, some SSD’s will say 2 TB but only like 1.8 TB is available after formatting. Highly recommend

    Nov 02, 2021 22:28
  • 9.8score
    Samsung - 970 EVO Plus 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology
    Description

    The ultimate in speed and performance Speed up your computer with this Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB internal SSD. It maximizes the potential of NVMe bandwidth for unbeatable computing The M.2 interface is capable of delivering read speeds up to 3,500MB/sec. and write speeds up to 3,300MB/sec., so you can finish work faster. Samsung's innovative technology empowers you with the capacity to do more and accomplish more. The 970 EVO Plus provides exceptional endurance powered by the latest V-NAND technology and Samsung's reputation for quality. This Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB internal SSD has Dynamic Thermal Guard technology for protection against overheating.

    4 Features
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 1GB cache buffer: Offers rapid processing speed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ONeill, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Drive but need to enable AHCI for NVME

    System Alienware A51M (laptop)

    For everyone looking to upgrade or change to a good dependable drive, this is a great option with great speeds for everyday use and gaming. For those that have seen the review where the hard drive is not recognized, stay calm that just means that your system was pre-set with Raid and yes an option is to enable in bios and then have to re-install the OS but... you can do it through the command line without having to re-install OS. open CMD as admin type:

    bcdeit/set safeboot hit enter if successful, restart and then when bios pop up select achi and apply then when system re-starts in safe mode open cmd again and type:

    bcdedit/deletevalue safeboot hit enter and re-start and you should be good to go worked on my system and should be the same for any dell or Win10 system. Second and third image show that samsung magician is recognizing the drive as an NVME

    Feb 14, 2021 20:24
  • Review by Samsung, 10 out of 10
    Super speed

    Was building a new computer and have been using standard SSD drives forever. Didn’t pay attention to the details of the motherboard I purchase and during the build found it had M2 slots. Didn’t know what it was about so investigated and decided I would try this Samsung drive. The speed is astronomical and couldn’t be happier with my unexpected results. I have an older core i7 computer also and added a pcie card that allows the use of an nvme ssd and bought a 2nd one for this machine.

    May 15, 2020 17:28
  • Review by FloridaGuy, 8 out of 10
    Expensive speed demon

    I installed this in a Dell Inspiron 15 3583, and its very fast. From power on, it takes about 3 seconds to get the Dell logo on screen, and then another 2 seconds to get to the Windows 10 lock screen. According to Samsung's "Magician" version 6.0.0, the benchmarked read speed was 3470 MB/s, and the write speed was 3285 MB/s.

    However, I was disappointed by the apparent lack of support for this product in Samsung's curernt software, at least on my new Dell laptop. Their version 3.2 drivers wouldn't install on my machine, and most of the features in Samsung's magician software didn't work, with an explanation that the selected SSD didn't support that feature. And for some reason, the Samsung Magician 6.0.0 identifies the SSD as just a "Samsung SSD 970", although Windows 10 knows it's a "Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB"

    On balance, if I knew then what I know now, I would have bought a somewhat slower but cheaper SSD.

    Nov 24, 2019 20:42
  • Review by Cool, 10 out of 10
    wow what a difference!

    highly recommended ! this is a awesome year for tech and to be a gamer! thnx Best Buy

    Oct 09, 2020 16:15
  • Review by MrProteinshake, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Best SSD I have ever owned. Hands down, if you need an SSD upgrade, you cannot go wrong with this one. I recommend you download the software Samsung Magician, which is made for these type of SSDs, as well as 2.5 SSDs. I will attach a picture showing the speeds.

    May 18, 2021 21:21
  • Review by Foxbody, 10 out of 10
    Samsung 970 nvme m.2

    One of thee best Nvme m.2 you can get was on sale especially for custom pc building

    Oct 17, 2020 23:15
  • Review by BenAh, 10 out of 10
    my laptop speed is on a different level now

    The laptop and software starts-up in a short time. I was going to buy myself another laptop before using Samsung - 970 EVO Plus 1TB.

    Aug 23, 2019 22:17
  • Review by duck4twenty, 10 out of 10
    Samsung for the win

    I needed more storage for games. I have the 2 500gb and was running low so was planning on getting another 500 but BestBuy had a sale on the 970's cause the 980's were out so went ahead I got this 1TB. Running on MSI Ace z390 MB.

    Nov 21, 2020 12:27
  • 9.8score
    Samsung - 980 PRO 1TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe Gaming Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Unleash the power of the Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe Gen4 SSD for next-level computing. 980 PRO delivers 2x the data transfer rate of PCIe 3.0, while maintaining compatibility with PCIe 3.0.¹ ¹The NVM Express® design mark is a registered trademark of NVM Express, Inc.* Results are based on a comparison with Samsung PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs and SATA SSDs.PS5 compatible with heatsink as recommended by Sony; heatsink sold separately.

    8 Features
  • NEXT LEVEL SSD PERFORMANCE: Unleash the power of Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD for next level computing
  • MAXIMUM SPEED: 980 PRO is raising the bar for NVMe SSDs, delivering read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s.
  • A WINNING COMBINATION: Designed for hardcore gamers and tech savvy users, the 980 PRO offers high performance bandwidth and throughput for heavy duty applications in gaming, graphics, data analytics,and more.
  • EFFICIENT M.2 SSD: The 980 PRO comes in a compact M.2 2280 form factor, thus optimizing power efficiency, making it ideal for building high performance computing systems.
  • RELIABLE THERMAL CONTROL: To ensure stable performance, the 980 PRO uses nickel coating to help manage the controller's heat level and a heat spreader label to deliver effective thermal control of the NAND chip.
  • SMART THERMAL SOLUTION: Embedded with Samsung's cutting edge thermal control algorithm, 980 PRO manages heat on its own to deliver durable and reliable performance, while minimizing performance fluctuations during extended usage.
  • SAMSUNG MAGICIAN: A suite of user friendly tools helps keep your drive up to date, monitor drive health and speed, and even boost performance.
  • WORLD'S No. 1 FLASH MEMORY BRAND: All firmware and components, including Samsung's world renowned DRAM and NAND, are produced in house, allowing end to end integration for quality you cantrust.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Turbolence, 10 out of 10
    The King of Speed

    One of the most prominent players in the consumer solid state disk (SSD) space has been Samsung. Since 2006, Samsung has regularly offered among the highest-performing SSDs on the market, delivering performance and reliability that other manufacturers have struggled to match. As the computing industry moves to the latest PCIe 4.0 interface, so too have SSD manufacturers begun offering new drives to take advantage of the increased speeds. Samsung’s 980 Pro SSD is the company’s first offering optimized for the new interface, promising top-tier performance for the latest desktops, laptops, and game systems designed to harness every fragment of speed on offer. The packaging itself promises “Unstoppable Speed,” and though it sounds lofty, Samsung is right on the money here.

    Note that this drive is sold barebone; that is, the only thing in the box is the drive itself. There are no adapters, cables, or software included to transfer your data from existing disks to the SSD, and thus this product is not intended for novice users. If you are not familiar with moving or reinstalling your operating system (e.g. Windows, MacOS), speak with a Geek Squad associate for recommended services prior to purchasing.

    - Unboxing & Installation

    With little more than the disk itself and an installation guide with warranty information booklet in the box, the 980 Pro has more packaging than product. The NVMe M.2 disk is the standard 2280 (22mm x 80mm) size, about as large as a stick of gum, and has a sticker covering the NAND with all the usual branding. The lack of heatsink is a surprising omission as PCIe 4.0 disks are very fast and run warm - most other brands include one even though their overall benefit is debatable.

    Installing the 980 Pro is as simple as installing any other M.2 SSD. Once recognized by the system, the disk will need to be initialized then formatted by the operating system prior to use (this typically occurs during an OS installation). Samsung uses the 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes metric to market the drive; thus, formatted capacity is 931.5 GB. There is in fact a full terabyte of NAND memory onboard but the remainder is used as over-provisioning space, which helps to extend the life of the drive by spreading data writes to the least-used memory cells before rewriting existing ones. A five-year, 600 terabytes written warranty should cover most use cases as only power users will see that much data written within five years, much less ten.

    - Performance

    Simply put, the 980 Pro is unbelievably fast. Whether it’s being used in a PCIe4 or PCIe3 slot, the performance of the memory controller is the best in class. On a PCIe3 slot it handily beats competing disks, almost completely saturating the 3,940MB/s bandwidth available on the NVMe PCIe x4 interface for sequential operations. Random read and write performance blows away “premium” branded drives by an order of magnitude, shining a bright light on Samsung’s new 8nm “Elpis” memory controller that performs exceptionally well under load even in bandwidth-restricted scenarios.

    Once on a PCIe4 slot proper, the memory controller is unleashed to provide its maximum performance. The read and write speeds move from incredible to mind-boggling - even though the packaging advertises speeds up to 7,000 MB/s read and 5,000 MB/s write, benchmarks show the disk meeting and at times exceeding these ratings. I don’t recall the last time I saw an SSD perform better than its advertised specs. Random performance jumps up even more to speeds that outpace sequential operations on “premium” PCIe3 disks.

    What this all translates to is a computing experience that waits for no one. The 980 Pro moves so fast that applications rarely take any appreciable amount of time to open, and those that do are no fault of the SSD but of my 12-core processor trying to catch up. Games load in even less time than they did on a PCIe3 disk, and copying files happens so fast that Windows rarely even has time to calculate how long the operations take before they’re done copying. It’s a complete blowout.

    - Bottom Line

    If you want the best of the best, this is the disk to get. If your computer has the hardware to back it up, Samsung’s 980 PRO SSD outperforms in every regard. I would argue the only downside would be its price, which at a $229 MSRP for the 1TB model is a tough pill to swallow when 2TB “premium” disks are going for that much as of this writing. If you lack the hardware to support this disk’s performance then you’d be just as well served by a more economical option - Samsung’s 970 SSD models are still plenty fast PCIe3 disks that will leave SATA SSDs in the dust.

    The 980 Pro SSD promised to be a cutting edge disk for those seeking the best performance on the market today, and Samsung has delivered in spades. If that’s what you’re looking for, the 980 Pro comes highly recommended!

    Dec 03, 2020 10:16
  • Review by Mrhappy2933, 10 out of 10
    PS5 storage

    Works well in my PS5. Please note that for it to work in the Ps5 you need to be a Bata tester for PlayStation.

    Sep 04, 2021 08:45
  • Review by ThomasB, 10 out of 10
    Great for PS5

    This drive works great in PS5, very fast. I'm the PlayStation it actually has 1.01tb and after formatting you're left with an even 1tb extra storage. Very happy with it

    Oct 15, 2021 17:07
  • Review by Kendrick, 10 out of 10
    Good Upgrade.

    Just picked this up and its great, I was surprised when i ran a drive benchmark using samsungs magician software and the drive actually performed faster than advertised with 7164 MB Read and 5260 MB Write. Just about twice as fast as my 970 Evo.

    Oct 18, 2020 02:22
  • Review by GIGSPEED09, 10 out of 10
    Don't Think Twice !

    Insane speed and I'm not even running it on 4th gen yet till I get my 11900k. cant wait. I have used gen 3 SSD's and m.2 for a while now which are fairly quick, but this this is on another level . you cant go wrong with this M.2 , buy it! you wont regret it! For reference, I load into GTA online in 39 seconds, before this I was using my Samsung 970 EVO PLUS M.2 which is descent but it would take me about a minute and a half to load into GTA. Like I said this is not even unlocked yet until I get my 11 GEN I9 CPU and its cutting down more than half the time to load into games.

    May 14, 2021 09:57
  • Review by BestBuyGuy, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Drive

    Must have if you have a wide collection of PS4/PS5 games , good for increasing storage on PS5 also no issues

    Oct 23, 2021 00:41
  • Review by Jonathan, 10 out of 10
    God Tier Drive

    Drive is amazingly fast. I get swell boot times with my gen 4 m.2 slot.

    The drive is 2 times faster when it is compared to my Samsung 970 EVO when it comes to read and write speeds.

    - mind you that that the 970 drive is a bit older and has been used quite alot lol.

    Jul 30, 2021 12:11
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    BLAZING SSD

    980 PRO 1TB is wonderful.

    This NVME drive can give you the maximum speed of NVME 4.0.

    I purchased this one for my new system.

    It is a blazing SSD in the market.

    However, you should know that only Ryzen 3000 or 5000 + B550 or X570 support this drive's full speed.

    I highly recommend this SSD to those who find a NVME 4.0 drive for their new system.

    Nov 09, 2020 21:44
  • 9.8score
    Samsung - 980 500GB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Gaming Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Harness your PC's potential with the 980. Whether you need a boost for gaming or a seamless workflow for heavy graphics, the 980 is a smart choice for outstanding SSD performance — and it's all backed by an NVMe* interface and PCIe 3.0 technology.

    8 Features
  • Upgrade to impressive NVMe speed: Harness your PC's potential with the 980. Whether you need a boost for gaming or a seamless workflow for heavy graphics, the 980 is a smart choice for outstanding SSD performance — and it's all backed by an NVMe¹ interface and PCIe 3.0 technology.
  • Packed with speed: Satisfy your need for speed with PCIe 3.0, using HMB technology² and NVMe interface for high efficiency. The 980 delivers value, without sacrificing sequential read/write speeds up to 3,500/3,000 MB/s³, over 6.2x the speed of SATA SSDs⁴.
  • Keep moving with Full Power Mode: Keep your SSD running at its peak with Full Power Mode, which drives continuous and consistent high performance.
  • Built for the long run: Keep your files safe with an SSD that's in it for the long haul.
  • Reliable thermal control: High-performance SSDs usually require high-performance thermal control. To ensure stable performance, the 980 uses nickel coating to help manage the controller's heat level and a heat spreader label to deliver effective thermal control of the NAND chip.
  • Smart thermal solution: Embedded with Samsung's cutting-edge thermal control algorithm, 980 manages heat on its own to deliver durable and reliable performance, while minimizing performance fluctuations during extended usage.
  • Samsung Magician software: Unlock the full potential of 980 with Samsung Magician's advanced, yet intuitive optimization tools.
  • World's No.1 Flash Memory Brand: Experience the performance and reliability that you can only get from the world's number one brand for flash memory since 2003⁶.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Turbolence, 10 out of 10
    Professional Speed, Consumer Price

    One of the most prominent players in the consumer solid state disk (SSD) space has been Samsung. Since 2006, Samsung has regularly offered among the highest-performing SSDs on the market, delivering performance and reliability that other manufacturers have struggled to match. With NVMe disks now the norm in laptops and high performance desktops alike, there are plenty of options available running the price and performance gamut. Samsung’s offerings have traditionally veered toward the performance side of the market and have been priced accordingly. The new SSD 980 line (not to be confused with 980 Pro, their top performers) takes aim at the midrange market, where everyday performance without major compromise is key and prices become eminently more affordable. With an all-new memory controller on tap, Samsung’s SSD 980 delivers great performance even amidst a key cost-cutting decision that would almost always relegate other SSDs to the bargain bin.

    Note that this drive is sold barebone; that is, the only thing in the box is the drive itself. There are no adapters, cables, or software included to transfer your data from existing disks to the SSD, and thus this product is not intended for novice users. If you are not familiar with moving or reinstalling your operating system (e.g. Windows, MacOS), speak with a Geek Squad associate for recommended services prior to purchasing.

    - Unboxing & Installation

    With little more than the disk itself and an installation guide with warranty information booklet in the box, the 980 has more packaging than product. The NVMe M.2 disk is the standard 2280 (22mm x 80mm) size, about as large as a stick of gum, and has a sticker covering the NAND with all the usual branding. A small heat spreader that appears to be copper adorns the underside of the SSD below a branding sticker, which is a nice touch to help keep temperatures down.

    Installing the 980 is as simple as installing any other M.2 SSD. Once recognized by the system, the disk will need to be initialized then formatted by the operating system prior to use (this typically occurs during an OS installation). Samsung uses the 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes metric to market the drive; thus, formatted capacity is 465.8 GB. There is indeed a full 512GB proper available on the onboard memory, but as with most SSDs, Samsung has over-provisioned the drive so that the remaining space can be used to spread writes - every bit written will ever so slightly wear down a memory cell. A five-year, 300 terabytes written warranty should cover most use cases as only power users will see that much data written within five years, much less ten.

    - Performance

    Despite being a more mainstream offering, the SSD 980’s performance competes more in line with the performance NVMe space, handily hitting and at times exceeding its rated sequential read and write speeds in benchmarks as shown in the attached images. Random read and write performance beats other “premium” branded drives by a good margin - even those with dedicated DRAM come up on par with or just behind the SSD 980, which is a seriously impressive showing. The new “Pablo” memory controller performs exceptionally well under stress and is optimized for the new NAND configuration that Samsung is using here.

    New for Samsung in the [250GB, 500GB, and 1TB] 980, non-PRO models is the removal of a dedicated DRAM cache, replaced with a dynamically resized single-layer cell (SLC) cache. What this means is while the disk is using three-layer cells (TLC) to store data, it will treat free space as SLC when the computer is writing data faster than the memory controller can encode TLC (which is orders of magnitude slower than treating the memory as SLC), then compress what’s been written as SLC into the TLC when the computer stops accessing the disk. This is a common technique that budget SSDs employ to keep costs down and performance reasonable, as DRAM is much more expensive per byte than NAND flash, but usually comes with noticeable performance losses as the drive fills up since less space is available for caching.

    Regardless, the 980 moves quick enough in real-world use that applications hardly take any time to open, and any further slowdown is minimal and short-lived. Games load much quicker than on more budget-oriented solid state drives, and by the time Windows has calculated how much time is left to copy a few gigabytes of files, there’s seconds left on the timer. The performance will fall off in long, sustained operations as the SLC cache fills up, but this will be a rare occurrence in casual and gaming uses. If you work with large files often (databases, video editing, simulations, etc) you will want to consider a better performing disk, but the 980’s performance should be more than enough for most users.

    - Bottom Line

    Samsung’s cut-down SSD 980 line is anything but cut-rate. Its performance impresses at every turn, delivering fantastic day-to-day usability at a more contemporary price versus its ultimate performance models. A solid warranty backs up the new disks, delivering further assurance of Samsung’s confidence in these disks to perform for many years to come. The brand name still commands a premium, but even this midrange offering has earned it. The Samsung SSD 980 comes highly recommended!

    May 06, 2021 23:07
  • Review by xupr4, 10 out of 10
    Reliable and Fast

    When it comes to SSDs Samsung is known to have some of the most reliable Solid State Drives in the market.

    There is not much to say about this SSDs mostly everything is said through the read and write speeds.

    I mostly use this for my OS and compared to my EVO 860 that i bought 3 years ago, and it definetly boots up faster (from ~11 secs to ~6-4 secs.

    I Highly recommend getting a M.2 SSD for windows and the 980 is a good entry one. If you want to go crazy with it, go with a 980 PRO.

    A little disclaimer

    Maker sure your motherboard is compatible with GEN3 m.2 SSDs. Some motherboards are different so make sure you have the required hard ware if needed. Also make sure you prep and have the right tools to install the M.2 if needed, a youtube video or a quick google search helps a lot.

    May 09, 2021 22:53
  • Review by JayDubsFL, 10 out of 10
    You can't beat a Samsung SSD!

    Fast, stable, and an unbeatable warranty - this is the disk to get !

    With this year's models prices are within reach even for the most budget-minded - everyone needs a SSD to come up to modern speeds.

    I give this drive 5 stars - I look forward to picking a few more of these up, none of my PCs will be running old-school spinning drives , I'll be replacing them all with this series drive!

    May 09, 2021 15:31
  • Review by Todd, 10 out of 10
    Perfect drive for anything.

    I installed this in my Alienware gaming pc for games and storage. My laptop already has a Samsung nvme drive for the OS identical size so this was a no brainer to use a 2nd for storage.

    This loads everything fast, and so for no hiccups to mention. These are small as a stick of gum. Thankfully my new laptop has dual nvme slots.

    May 06, 2021 18:16
  • Review by TechLuver, 10 out of 10
    SSD is the only way to do storage!

    This latest Samsung SSD doesn't dissapoint. I also own the 980 Pro and the 860 QVO SSD's. I've added this to an Nvidia Shield as an external network storage. Compared to an SD that I had with a USB adapter, it's a game changer! I can't ever see myself going back to HDD or SD cards. Everything loads faster! This is the way to do storage now. Even if you don't have a device that can support it, you can always buy an external adapter and use it that way. I love it!

    Jun 11, 2021 10:12
  • Review by Capshroud, 10 out of 10
    An excellent value

    The NVMe market seems to be exploding. These drives are incredibly fast, the choices are getting more numerous, and prices are dropping. Most newer laptops use NVMe drives, and many desktop motherboards made in the last couple of years have an M2 slot. There are also very reasonably priced PCI adapter cards for M2 devices. If you want to upgrade your computer, using an NVMe is now the obvious choice. There are SATA drives that use an M2 slot, so make sure you get an NVMe drive. The speed difference is major, and the cost difference is minor. Also, there are PCI adapter cards that let you use an NVMe drive and connect it to a SATA interface, but you will be limited to the SATA speed which negates the speed advantage.

    The new Samsung 980 drives are mid-level products with a high-level value. They are equivalent in most speed tests with the older 970 EVO Pro, but they are priced lower. In some uses, they outperform the EVO buy using dynamic caching. They use your computer’s RAM for buffering rather than a smaller amount of fixed dram. The durability ratings appear around the same, and they come with a 5-year warranty. The 980 is a PCI 3 device, so if plan to get or build a system with the latest PCI 4 bus, this drive can’t take advantage of that blazing speed.

    I tested the drive in two ways. I installed it in the M2 slot on my desktop’s motherboard, and I also used it with an external M2 enclosure using a USB 3.1 (now renamed USB 3.2 Gen 2) connection. As expected, the internal M2 was by far the fastest. Somewhat surprising was that the external connection was still twice as fast as my existing SSD which is a Samsung 860 EVO using a SATA connection. When installed internally, this drive proved to be 3-4 times faster than the existing SSD SATA drive. These tests were without Samsung Rapid Mode enabled. Rapid Mode can get some super-fast ratings, but there’s a debate over how much real use improvement you realize.

    The bottom line is that this drive is amazingly fast and aggressively priced. It uses the latest dynamic cashing and Samsung’s newest controller chip. Its best performance is with very large files like games. Whether you want to speed up your existing computer or have a crazy fast external drive, this is a winner from one of the big names in memory. Highly recommended.

    May 08, 2021 09:19
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    Another Samsung Winner at Excellent Price

    To date I have six Samsung SSD and NVMe m.2 drives in my computers at home and pleased to be reviewing the Samsung 980 NVMe M.2 Internal Gaming SSD M.2.

    To begin my review, I decided to replace my Samsung 960 Pro Boot drive in my desktop with the new 980 drive. Installation involved migrating my Samsung 960 Pro Boot drive Windows 10 OS and data to the new Samsung 980. Migration was achieved with Samsung Data Migration software which is an excellent migration Tool. Have utilized the Samsung Data Migration tool many times over the years and my experience is that the migration tool is rock solid, never any issues, always successful migrations. When transferring my data from one Samsung NVMe drive to another my transfer rate was at 260MB/s. Wow – makes for a short wait time to get your system back on-line.

    The second brilliant item in the Samsung Toolbox is Samsung Magician Which will “Make Your Drive Work Like Magic.” The latest version of Magician 6.3 Samsung introduces "Full power mode” that can increase performance by 5-10%. “Full Power Mode allows the SSD to run at peak level (PSO) for nonstop consistent high performance.”

    Magician is the complete SSD Toolbox:

    - Optimization Tools

    - Diagnostics

    - Drive Encryption

    - Health Monitoring

    - Benchmarking

    - Over Provisioning (one of my favorites)

    - Complete Drive Information and Details

    - Secure Erase

    Samsung’s Tools are invaluable and set the standard for SSD management, optimization, and Health.

    Samsung SSD’s and NVMe M,2 drives have been providing my system's data storage and management for many years without fail and never an issue from installation to full on management. Never a failure and my very first Samsung SSDs are still running strong in my computer desktops and laptops alike on my network.

    Samsung SSDs are rock-solid, dependable, fast, and come with excellent warranties.

    Did I mention the 980 is Fast, if not, it is insanely fast and an industry leader.

    What do I appreciate about the Samsung 980 NVMe Gaming SSD M.2 drive, everything, the blazing speed, management tools, great warranty, data safety and their reliability. Samsung SSDs are winners.

    May 08, 2021 10:44
  • Review by ryanmcv, 10 out of 10
    The NVMe SSD For Everyone

    Samsung's lineup of SSDs can often be confusing with the various numbers and naming schemes. With this 980 NVMe SSD, Samsung has introduced an SSD that hits a great balance of price and performance - and there are no confusing marketing terms like "EVO" or "QVO" to figure out.

    PROS:

    - Speeds are very fast, though not as fast as top-of-the-line NVMe SSDs. On this 500 GB model, sequential read speeds top out at roughly 3,200 MB/s, and sequential write speeds land at about 2,300 MB/s. See the attached benchmark screenshot for more details. Random read/write speeds are slower, but that is simply the nature of this drive since it runs on the PCIe 3.0 interface and does not have DRAM (more on this below). For general day-to-day computing and storage of games or media files, these speeds are great and infinitely better than a standard mechanical drive or even a 2.5-inch SATA-based SSD.

    - The 980 is offered in sizes up to 1 TB and the price per gigabyte is likely the best Samsung has ever offered in an NVMe SSD.

    - I installed this in the spare SSD slot of my new ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 gaming laptop. I've loaded several games to it so far including Cyberpunk 2077 and Resident Evil Village. Load times are excellent and indistinguishable from a higher-end Samsung EVO Pro drive I have in my desktop PC.

    CONS:

    - This is Samsung's first NVMe drive that does not have on-board DRAM, which causes a hit to performance in some scenarios. Having DRAM basically provides a map of the drive for your computer so it can quickly find the data it needs to access. Without DRAM, this "map" is stored on the SSD's flash storage itself, which is slower than DRAM. In real-world usage, this slowdown should only be noticeable in the largest of workflows (like 4K video editing).

    - The DRAM-less nature of the drive will mean that things like large anti-virus scans or performing a text search through multiple documents may take longer compared to more expensive consumer drives.

    OVERALL:

    For the average home user, there are practically no downsides to this drive. It is perfect to use as a boot drive for Windows or to store games and other media. For those who frequently work with very large files and transfer a ton of data every day, then the performance hit caused by the lack of DRAM is definitely something to keep in mind. But for everyone else, that should be a non-issue and this drive will last a very long time and provide plenty of speed. Recommended!

    May 08, 2021 17:57
  • 9.8score
    Samsung - 870 EVO 500GB SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    The perfect choice for creators, IT professionals or everyday users, the latest 870 EVO has indisputable performance, reliability and compatibility built upon Samsung’s pioneering technology.

    7 Features
  • THE SSD ALL-STAR STAR STAR STAR: The latest 870 EVO has indisputable performance, reliability and compatibility built upon Samsung's pioneering technology
  • EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE: Enjoy professional-level SSD performance with 870 EVO, which maximizes the SATA interface limit to 560/530 MB/s sequential speeds*, accelerates write speeds and maintains long-term high performance with a larger variable buffer that lets the SSD work faster, longer.
  • Industry-defining reliability: Meet the demands of each task. From everyday computing to 8K video processing — with up to 2,400 TBW* under a 5-year limited warranty,
  • More compatible than ever: The 870 EVO has been compatibility tested* for major host systems and applications, including chipsets, motherboards, NAS and video recording devices.
  • Upgrade with ease: Using the 870 EVO SSD is as simple as plugging it into the standard 2.5-inch SATA form factor on your desktop PC or laptop — the renewed migration software takes care of the rest.
  • Samsung Magician software: Make your drive work smoothly with enhanced Samsung Magician 6 software* that helps you easily manage your drive, keep up with the latest updates, monitor the drive’s health and status, or even enhance its performance.
  • World’s No. 1 Flash Memory Brand: Experience the performance and reliability that you can only get from the world’s number one brand for flash memory since 2003
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by everyday, 10 out of 10
    Ssd rapid mode

    I fully recommend to get this ssd for you old laptop they woke you pc up it doesn’t matter if is laptop or desktop.

    They fit both and o like the Samsung software the you can enable rapid mode to even fast experience in you respond. I fully recommend it with more memory ram as a combo.

    Aug 06, 2021 16:13
  • Review by iPadreview, 10 out of 10
    Hard drive

    Our computer is running slow so we got a new hard drive and it works really well. It was able to scan everything over from our previous drive without any issues or buying additional software

    Jun 04, 2021 15:24
  • Review by danman, 10 out of 10
    Made my 7 year old desktop feel new again!

    Fantastic SSD! I installed this in an old Dell Optiplex 9020, and now that 7 year old desktop is super snappy and responsive! Programs open instantly, and Windows 10 boots in seconds. It's truly amazing just how "new" and old computer can feel with an SSD.

    Keep in mind that this certainty isn't the fasted SSD ever - an NVME SSD will give much greater performance. But if you're upgrading an older PC that will only support a SATA SSD, this is a fantastic choice. Samsung SSD's are known for their performance and reliability and this one doesn't disappoint!

    I attached screenshots showing a speed comparison between my old 500GB Hard Drive and this new Samsung SSD. While benchmarks don't always tell the whole story, it is interesting to see just how much faster the read and write speeds of the SSD are.

    Aug 11, 2021 12:46
  • Review by Jerry, 10 out of 10
    Breathed new life into an old laptop

    I purchased this to upgrade an old laptop I bought in 2014.

    It had an old creaky mechanical hard drive that was really showing its age. Very slow.

    I can't say the process of ripping the old laptop apart to install this thing was easy, but I did manage to do it successfully. This drive was a little bit thinner than the existing HDD, so I had to fold up some cardboard to make a spacer for it to fit correctly in the housing. There are more legit ways to do this of course, but I managed to ghetto rig it.

    Now the old laptop is like brand new. Seriously it feels like a brand new machine. This drive is performing exactly as expected in benchmarks and really breathed new life into my laptop.

    Feb 18, 2021 13:57
  • Review by DrkBluePenguin, 10 out of 10
    A great value SSD.

    Installed in a desktop. Used Window's Disk Management to create a partition and format the drive. I'm getting 505MB/s write and 535MB/s read. Using the drive for game installs. Zero issues.

    Mar 26, 2021 16:23
  • Review by Neil, 10 out of 10
    Great drive.

    Bought this to upgrade the PNY 240GB on my Dell Optiplex 3020M. Installation was a breeze. Everything works fast and great. Highly recommend.

    Jun 11, 2021 20:47
  • Review by Sammy, 10 out of 10
    Lifesaver

    I love the geek squad at Best Buy I had computer problems from my computer and they put a new drive-in and it’s been working great. I would highly recommend this drive dependable and worry free. Ever since I had the new drive put in my computers been working very well fast no problems to report

    Nov 05, 2021 18:34
  • Review by JWBCHNJ, 10 out of 10
    Solid-state Hard Driver Working Fine

    So far the new solid-state hard drive is working as anticipated. Boot-up and shutdown are much faster than with an electro-mechanical hard drive. The computer is ready for use in a fraction of the time versus the old hard drive. There is also plenty of storage available for my needs. Copying files is also much faster.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:30
  • 9.8score
    Crucial - MX500 1TB 3D NAND Internal SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Description

    Start your system in seconds, store up to 2TB of your irreplaceable files, and upgrade with a drive you can count on. Improve your system with the Crucial® MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, an SSD built on quality, speed, and security that’s all backed by helpful service and support. It’s worth it.

    6 Features
  • Sequential Reads: 560 MB/s
  • Micron® 3D TLC NAND: Built with 3D TLC NAND and Silicon Motion® SM2258 with Micron® Custom Firmware
  • Integrated power loss immunity: Integrated power loss Immunity preserves all your saved work if the power unexpectedly gets cut
  • Encryption Capability: AES 256 bit hardware based encryption keeps data safe and secure from hackers and thieves
  • Device compatibility: Best for SATA storage for everyday computing
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SteveC, 10 out of 10
    Great value and performance SSD

    I wanted to upgrade the 2.5” Toshiba spindle drive in my laptop that is used as the data drive and got this Crucial MX500 to take its place.

    The drive comes well packaged like pretty much all their drives do and the box had an extra spacer inside if you needed to take up some room in your drive bay to make it more secure. My laptop didn’t require this but some makes/models may and it’s nice they included it. There weren’t any drive screws included, but the screws from the old drive worked perfectly.

    Installation was simple enough, the same as any other internal SATA drive. There are threaded holes on the bottom and sides to make it universally mountable. The drive itself is very light, a big difference over the Toshiba 2.5” it’s replacing.

    After installing and transferring data over I ran Crystal Disk Mark on the Crucial “and the Toshiba before removal” and there’s a huge difference in speed, see pictures for all the speed tests. I also compared it to a WD Blue 3.5” 5400rpm drive that’s in my desktop and this MX500 pretty much wiped the floor with both of them. The WD Blue only kept up with the Crucial during the 64MiB testing, any size larger the Blue just couldn’t keep up. Heat was never an issue and after running all the benchmarks which stressed the drive pretty thoroughly the temps never got above 39C “102.2F” which is good for a laptop that’s not that well ventilated.

    If you are looking to upgrade your old spindle drive or just want a larger SSD for storage the Crucial MX500 line is going to be a great pick. If your old device is booting off a spindle drive you’ll see a huge improvement in boot times. As my laptops all have MSATA drives as their boot devices so I’ll be using this as data storage. I’ve used Crucial drives since the first SSDs hit the market and they’ve never given me any problems. The biggest difference over the years is just how much the price per MB these have dropped to and the MX500 is a great blend of value and performance.

    Jan 23, 2021 14:21
  • Review by TheStigenator, 10 out of 10
    Light speed for the old computer

    There will be a time when you need a faster computer upgrade. That time for me is now, especially when we are all working from home and doing more demanding tasks from our computers. If you are like me running an older computer that has seen better days (Haswell Core i5 4670K), the fastest way to speed up the computer is by replacing the hard drive with an SSD.

    This is not my first SSD transition and surely won’t be my last, but SSD’s have improved their speeds significantly in the last few years. I had an SSD on this computer back in the day, but when that died, I used my existing rotational hard drive. Not able to take the slowness anymore, I cloned the hard drive using the Crucial migration software made by Acronis True Image. This process took about an hour as the read speed of the hard drive was slow. Once the system was migrated, I ran a test on the speed of the SSD and the hard drive. The hard drive was slow but I found the SSD read speed also slow. As the SSD was mounted on a USB SATA card, I suspected that the slow read and write speeds during migration was partly due to the controller on the USB external interface for the hard drive.

    Installing the drive internally, the computer came up in seconds vs taking over 2 minutes to boot. It seems the slow down was definitely my external USB SATA connector, speed tests using the SATA cable connected to the motherboard had speeds over 535 mb/s reads, and 490 mb/s write. Far cry from what the old hard drive was doing.

    I am very happy with the SATA drive speeds on this Crucial MX500 SSD. 1 Terabyte will go a long way.

    If you are looking to do an upgrade, no harm going with crucial SSD. Crucial is a company that makes great memory products, and this SSD is a notch in its belt. Its a good quality drive, and as far as I can say, the speeds are completely acceptable. It helped speed up my old computer in what took only about 90 minutes to do (image existing drive, replace the drive)

    I realize that I forgot to screenshot the write speed of the drive after it was installed into the computer. The final write speed connected to the SATA3 6gb interface is 535 mb/s read, and 490 mb/s write.

    Feb 01, 2021 17:18
  • Review by Adam, 10 out of 10
    Why did I wait so long to upgrade my drive?

    This hard drive has changed my life. For years now, I've been upgrading my computer a little at a time - new processor and motherboard, additional ram, new video card, etc. But it always seemed to run slower than I expected. Not so anymore. Since installing this SSD, my machine is finally as responsive as I've always wanted. The installation was simple - the software for cloning my old drive was a piece of cake - and it got recognized almost immediately. I've run speed tests on it compared with my old drive (see my C drive - the new one - compared with my D drive). The difference is so huge I laughed out loud. I really couldn't be happier.

    Apr 13, 2021 21:33
  • Review by ChadW, 10 out of 10
    A workhorse drive that is dependable in my server.

    Works great for my needs in my unRAID file storage server as a cache drive. I am very happy with my purchase. This drive has received many 5 stars by many tech gurus on YouTube. I highly recommend this drive for its integrity. I write many gigs to it daily and I've not had any issues.

    Oct 26, 2021 21:50
  • Review by GlennT, 10 out of 10
    Great drive! Near top of SATA performance!

    TLDR: This is the drive to buy for great storage value and SATA speed! Would be a good main drive too!

    With the value this thing has , I will ALWAYS recommend this drive over competing 1TB drives. This one has a DRAM cache (some cheap drives do not) which helps with overall performance, AND its 3D TLC NAND instead of new QLC chips that some competition is using in cheaper drives. If you look at normal synthetic benchmarks, this drive will be right on par with others in its category (near the top), but if you actually run some real world stuff, this one will pull ahead.

    I tested this drive vs a competitors 1TB QLC based drive (they're similarly valued at MSRP). First I moved my rocket league folder from steam to each of these drives. They virtually tied, less than a half second of each other, pulling around 179MB/s. (This folder is has mixed file sizes, the speed is actually quite good)

    Then I moved a 53.6GB virtual machine image from the same location, to each of these drives. The MX 500 pulled 422MB/s with the QLC drive only pulling 257MB/s.

    (I included a screenshot of the empty drives Crystal disk mark test also.)

    Jan 30, 2021 11:27
  • Review by Belser, 10 out of 10
    1tb storage

    Works perfectly for my hp Pavillion gaming laptop 15-dk1035nr

    Sep 17, 2021 15:52
  • Review by IvanD, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Updated my MacBook Pro mid 2012 with this SSD, now it is way faster.

    Aug 06, 2021 09:57
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Went for Crucial reliability

    Replacement for an internal HP 500gb SSD. This is nearly 10% faster.

    Feb 20, 2021 15:21
  • 9.8score
    Seagate - FireCuda 530 NVMe 2TB M.2 Internal PCIe Gen 4 x4 Solid State Drive with Heatsink
    Description

    Performance nothing short of exhilarating, the FireCuda 530 SSD redefines speed – up to 7300MB/s catalyzes the full power of PCIe Gen4. A custom low-profile heatsink designed by EKWB and Seagate helps dissipate heat and reduce thermal throttling. Top it off with unrivaled endurance, FireCuda 530 is built for sustained abuse and accelerated gaming. The speed of PCIe Gen4 is yours—seize the power.

    8 Features
  • 2TB capacity: Speed reigns—Seagate’s FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD lineup, delivering pure performance, absolute power, the most advanced components, and unrivaled endurance.
  • Cool speed ahead: Includes custom built low-profile heatsink designed by EKWB and Seagate to help minimize thermal throttling and maintain peak performance for longer time periods of time.
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe Interface: Exhilarating performance up to 7300MB/s—harness the full power of PCIe Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games and apps.
  • Rescue Data Recovery Services: Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included five-year limited warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.
  • Absolute performance: Our fastest FireCuda SSD ever built for the ultimate in sustained, pro-level gaming and accelerated content creation—with transfer speeds up to 2x faster than PCIe Gen3 M.2 NVMe SSDs and 12x faster than SATA SSDs.
  • Storage Expansion for PS5™: The FireCuda 530 heatsink is compatible with PS5 consoles and meets PS5 specs on performance and dimensions for an easy drop-in expansion solution with no additional parts needed.
  • Latest tech: Built with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND, FireCuda 530 provides the most advanced speed and durability so you can push the limits of your machine.
  • Game and create: Blistering transfer speeds of up to 7,300MB/s, endurance, and capacity makes content creation applications run faster and smoother.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by controller, 10 out of 10
    ps5 ssd fire cuda 530

    one of the best ssd's for your ps5 i would recommend it to a friend

    Oct 17, 2021 12:56
  • Review by thepicklelife, 10 out of 10
    PS5 Perfect

    Worked perfectly in my PS5. Built in heatsink, Easy to install! in less than 10 minutes I was moving all the games over without an issue. Probably will upgrade to 4TB down the road when it is available.

    Oct 01, 2021 02:03
  • Review by FindtheDoor, 10 out of 10
    Must have for PS5

    I went with the 2 TB variant with heatsink for my PS5 and its been a game changer (literally). Having the additional storage means I no longer have to miss out on opportunities to play certain games with friends. It really unlocks a level of comfort that's simply not possible with the stock storage on the PS5 being so limited.

    2 TB is about the minimum I'd recommend with the growing size of games nowadays. That'll allow you to install the latest releases as well as keep many games on you may have otherwise deleted to easily revisit later. Transferring titles between the internal SSD and the 2 TB variant is super fast (70 GB game in about 45 secs).

    The 2 TB variant and above have a write speed so that also contributed to my purchase. Its expensive but its a long term investment into this console cycle - well worth it.

    Oct 09, 2021 14:51
  • Review by RadBad, 8 out of 10
    Fast SSD, perfect for PS5

    It fits perfectly in the PS5 and is blazingly quick as advertised. Two things stop me from giving this a higher score:

    1. The price, the 2 TB SSD is basically like buying another PS5. Hopefully with time and more chips become available the price drops

    2. This maybe more on the PS5 firmware than this SSD, but the speed reads as 6500 mb/sec not 7300. Not that it matters all that much as it is faster than the SSD in the PS5 but hopefully it won't affect performance as more demanding PS5 games come out in 2022 and beyond.

    Oct 02, 2021 13:32
  • Review by Dean, 10 out of 10
    Highly Recommend for PS5

    This item is a perfect fit for my PS5. It took less than 5 minutes to install and it runs super fast. I easily transferred games around with no issues. I highly recommend!

    Oct 16, 2021 06:48
  • Review by Face, 10 out of 10
    Super Fast SSD

    If you own a PS5 then you know that every game requires a ton of GB’s. This SSD does the job to add super fast memory to your PS5!!

    Oct 29, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Evil6299, 10 out of 10
    Do it

    This thing is crazy fast and definitely worth it. Really a step above any other gen 4 Ssd currently available

    Oct 29, 2021 18:29
  • Review by Bestbuyer, 10 out of 10
    Great buy

    Glad I got my hands on this particular one.

    Thank you Best Buy for having it in stock and on sale.

    Great product

    Oct 22, 2021 16:05
  • 9.8score
    Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 860 EVO 1TB Internal SATA Solid State Drive
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Expand and enhance your computer’s internal storage with this 1TB Samsung EVO solid-state drive. Intelligent TurboWrite technology enables fast sequential read and write speeds of 550MB/sec. and 520MB/sec. respectively. The 2.5-inch SATA III form factor of this refurbished Samsung EVO solid-state drive is compatible with most desktop PCs and laptops.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    4 Features
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • SATA III interface up to 600 Mbps: Offers a simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 550MB/sec. read and up to 520MB/sec. write speed: Ensure quick response when updating files.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Refurbs don't get any better

    Refurbs don't get any better. This 1 TB drive arrived in pristine condition, with a grand total of 2GB written. A quick performance test pushed that up to 28GB written. Effectively never been initialized, and manufacture date was September 2020.

    Expected speeds were exceeded, see image from Samsung Magician software. I now have 3 Samsung SATA drives and 1 Samsung NVMe drive. It's hard for me to ever want to use drives from another company. The quality of the free cloning software and great design keep me coming back.

    Oct 25, 2021 16:41
  • Review by Kearny55, 8 out of 10
    Great drive for my pc.

    Refurbished ssd works like new! Definitely buy again. Worth the moner for this capacity. 1 terabyte.

    Jun 18, 2021 16:33
  • Review by opticmattb, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD

    First off, I'm a novice when it comes to computer repair.. I have replaced RAM, replaced network cards, the occasional can of air blowing out the inside.. But this is my first SSD upgrade and install.

    I bought the refurb, because it was a little cheaper. The refurb comes with literally just the SSD. No sata cable at all. JUST the SSD. It also comes with NO instructions. Samsung has that part taken care of.. I went to Samsung's website and downloaded the the Samsung Magician and the Data Migration tool.

    I bought a used desktop for dirt cheap. It had a 128 SSD installed already with a fresh copy of Windows 10. I plugged in this refurb SSD into the secondary slot. I powered up the computer, saw that the Samsung Magician recognized the new drive. Opened the Data Migration tool, used the original 128 as the source, and the new 1TB as the destination. Less than 5 minutes later, I unplugged the 128 and placed the new 1TB in its slot. Copied everything over (including Windows 10) without a problem. If I hadn't have done it myself, I would have never believed it would be THAT simple.

    Highly recommended. Other reviews have said these drives are hit and miss. Mine was a hit. Again, no sata cable, no instructions. Literally just the SSD. But Samsung makes it simple with their tools. If I can do it, you can do it.

    May 15, 2020 17:08
  • Review by Scotty, 10 out of 10
    A solid improvement for old PCs

    Rock solid performance and reliability. I've installed 3 of these in various old PCs and have given them new life. The performance boost is a major major improvement. Clunky windows thrashing the hard drive is no longer a bottleneck issue.

    Used daily for over a year so far. No hiccups. Works like a champ. Will stick with Samsung EVO SSDs from now on.

    Nov 19, 2021 13:54
  • Review by Monsterdemo, 10 out of 10
    Fast and easy upgrade

    The computers were running out of storage and running a little slow. Saw these SSD at Best Buy. Bought, duplicated and replaced old hard drive with this. Much faster boot up and no more complaints from family.

    Placed a GeekSquad certified refurbished still going with no issues. More than 1 year later

    Nov 20, 2021 11:48
  • Review by jpuckface, 10 out of 10
    Samsung SSDs' are second to none.

    I bought this SSD to use as a back up and recovery drive,

    Samsung makes the best SSD's and NVMe drives on the market, in my opinion. What separates Samsung drives from other manufacturers drives is it's accompanying software and it's 5 year warranty. Samsung Magician and its cloning software is second to none. I love this drive and the other Samsung drives I have already.

    Oct 18, 2021 12:36
  • Review by JadZ, 10 out of 10
    Excellent value and works well

    For an open box used ssd this works flawlessly. Definitely recommend if you want to cut costs on your Pc build or need an upgrade. No issues at all with mine and I use it for gaming.

    Nov 07, 2021 07:42
  • Review by cwglindn, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD no additional items Support from Samsung

    Perfect hard drive, did not include any instructions or extra items. Used the manufacturer website to get info and software to move my system to the new drive.

    Nov 10, 2021 14:08
  • 9.8score
    Samsung - 970 PRO 512GB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology
    Description

    For intensive workloads on PCs and workstations, the 970 PRO delivers ultimate performance.

    3 Features
  • 512GB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KWOK, 10 out of 10
    Great

    The quality of the goods is very good, exactly the same as the seller's description, very satisfied, really like it, completely beyond expectations, the delivery speed is very fast, the packaging is very careful and strict, the logistics company's service attitude is very good, the delivery speed is very fast, a very satisfying shopping

    Mar 05, 2021 22:16
  • Review by HabaBone, 8 out of 10
    Fast in synthetic test, but not in real scenarios.

    Pros:

    - Benchmarking this drive it can read well over 3000 MBps, much faster than my Samsung 850 Pro. Write speeds are over 2000 as well.

    - Drive feels snappy launching and closing programs and boots into Windows in 15 seconds.

    - It's obviously quiet with no vibrations you get from using standard or hybrid hard drives.

    Cons:

    - While yes this drive performs well in benchmarks, in practice it's no better than my Samsung 850 Pro. Boot up on this drive was maybe half a second faster than my 850 drive as they boot in 15 seconds.

    - Noticed no difference in launching programs or loading games when compared to my 850 Pro drive.

    - Don't get me wrong, it's a good drive but if you already own Samsung 850-960 Pro series you probably won't notice a difference in real world performance.

    Summary :

    - Great drive if you're coming from standard or hybrid hard drives.

    - Definitely better than cheap SSD drives from Sandisk, and Crucial.

    - In terms of raw numbers this drive is a top 5 performer as it can take advantage of PCI-E 4X additional bandwidth.

    - Most people may not notice a difference between the 970 Pro, and Samsung older 850 Pro in real world applications.

    - I would recommend this drive if you're coming from a Crucial MX200, hybrid or stand hard drive. If you already have fast storage the benchmark numbers are not going to translate to a product six times faster than top end SSDs.

    Oct 26, 2018 16:33
  • Review by Eric, 10 out of 10
    Excellent product

    This is now the 4th 970 Pro 512 GB SSD I've bought. There really should be no need for reviews of this product, it is top of the line. I also bought the 980 Pro "somewhere else," and to be honest, I don't notice a big difference between the 980 Pro (which I use for the OS) and the 970 Pro (which is where I install software). Just waiting for the price to come down on the larger capacity ones. Samsung SSD's out perform all competitors, IMHO.

    Jan 16, 2021 06:17
  • Review by Odexus, 10 out of 10
    Couldn't be more satisfied.

    Replaced my Samsung 850 EVO, because it was only 250GB, and I found that after my OS and a handful of games, my space was limited. But this 512, after all my re-installs, I've still got over 300gb left. Now as far as speed, this is light speeds faster than my old 850 EVO. M2 is the only way to go if your motherboard supports it. Paid right at 170$ for it, and no regrets, worth every penny so far.

    May 23, 2020 11:01
  • Review by good, 10 out of 10
    good

    goodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgood

    Jul 25, 2021 21:37
  • Review by JamboxDj, 8 out of 10
    Super Easy to install and worth it so far.

    I bought this to upgrade from the 256 GB that came with the laptop I also recently bought. I was surprised at how easy it was to install and upgrade. Only had one small hick up when re-installing windows after the switch, but was easy to fix and now this baby is running smooth and a lot faster than my last laptop which was at least 6 years old. Hope this one last me as long.

    May 29, 2020 16:21
  • Review by sp4johnson, 10 out of 10
    Great

    I have three of these so far,and I will probably buy more of them.I am very happy with there performance.

    Mar 03, 2019 10:41
  • Review by luis35, 10 out of 10
    Thisd is awesome wow

    so impress how boost this thing speed up my PC very fast as heck unbelievable no regret well spend on this thing. loving in it. every second of it.

    May 16, 2020 16:46
  • 9.8score
    Samsung - 870 QVO 1TB SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Single Unit Version
    Description

    Samsung 870 QVO 1TB Internal 2.5” SATA III Solid State Drive for Laptops and Desktops Single Unit version

    5 Features
  • Go Big, do More: The 870 QVO is Samsung’s latest 2nd generation QLC SSD with up to 1TB of storage capacity. Dependable storage for PCs and laptops, with performance you can trust.
  • Enhanced in every way: With an expanded SATA interface limit of 560/530 MB/s sequential speeds, the 870 QVO improves random access speed and sustained performance. Intelligent TurboWrite accelerates write speeds and maintains long-term high performance with a larger variable buffer.
  • Boost Capacity: capacityThe 870 QVO is available in 1, 2 and 4TB. Upgrade to the latest in SATA SSD technology to thrive in today’s digital world
  • Reliable and sustainable: The capacity of the 1TB 870 QVO increases reliability up to 1,440 TBW (terabytes written) using a refined ECC (error-correcting code) algorithm for stable performance. Plus, it's backed by a limited 3 year warranty* for ultimate peace of mind.*
  • World's No.1 Flash Memory Brand: Experience the performance and reliability from the world's number one brand for flash memory since 2003*. All firmware and components, including Samsung's world-renowned DRAM and NAND, are produced in-house, allowing end-to-end integration for quality you can trust.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jose, 10 out of 10
    PS4 hard drive upgrade

    Works great and definitely noticed the upgrade. I have a first generation PS4 and decided to take out the hard drive and replace it with this one. Fit perfectly.

    Jul 21, 2021 10:33
  • Review by Forddude88, 10 out of 10
    ssd hard drive

    Works great bought this for my xbox 1 installed and did the osu update works great been a few weeks now thanks

    May 21, 2021 16:48
  • Review by Czarina, 10 out of 10
    awesome

    Came in the mail a day early and that was very nice. It was very easy to install in my PC. Small and looks good. Great addition to my build. Great value.

    Jan 10, 2021 19:20
  • Review by Jose, 10 out of 10
    Cant complain!

    This is my second QVO and im not a big storage buff with the read/write and transfer rates because I mainly use these devices for gaming when it comes to large open world games. I will say it has not failed me and when transferring complete game data, it is much quicker than an HDD but thats a given at this point. Aesthetically speaking, my first QVO had a matted dark gray finish and the second one had more of a blue gray with metallic finish so it had the flecks you would see in metallic finish vehicles. Id buy again, more so a 4tb when prices go down.

    Oct 22, 2021 20:20
  • Review by Smiley, 10 out of 10
    Can't Go Wrong with Samsung. Snappy Performance.

    Excellent SSD. Cloned boot drive to this drive using Samsung's free Migration Tool. Took about 2 hours to clone over from a slower HDD mechanical drive. PC is super snappy now thanks to the faster SSD. Great deal for 1TB. Grab one... or two.

    Dec 30, 2020 17:56
  • Review by Wizbang, 10 out of 10
    Increasing speed and ability for storage !

    This is going to be replacing my non solid state hardrive in my laptop and at same time doubling its capacity . I might see if i can make it a dual boot drive so i can run Linux also .

    I have not used this one yet but have used a similar from same manufacturer and have never had any problems . I am hoping to get more battery life out of it at same time , along with a much improved shut down and start up speed.

    I am also a photographer and need the extra room for all the pictures , so next year i will probably be buying another one !

    Possibly even bigger if windows 10 can take it ?

    Dec 12, 2020 17:04
  • Review by TooManyToys, 10 out of 10
    Great results in this upgrade

    My goal and expectation was that this SSD would boost my older PC performance. Very satisfied with the results. I use this PC to play around with writing software in Visual Studio 2019. Have not measured performance but improvement is noticeable. The PC an Acer Aspire T is about 6 years old and had a 2T HDD. I use a very small amount of space so downgrade to 1T to saved some cost. Took a lot of learning and missteps to get the OS onto the SSD but with care I did not lose my data. Also the 3.5 space did not support the 2.5 drive so some adaption. Good learning experience. Not sure how this drive stacks up against others but it certainly met my expectations.

    May 03, 2021 06:55
  • Review by kimbo, 10 out of 10
    I heartily recommend it!

    I wanted to add a solid state drive to my desktop computer. After a bit of research online, most were pointing to the Samsung line as highest in customer satisfaction and dependability. My desktop was a little older so I only had sata ports on my motherboard. So this drive was as fast as the sata ports could transfer data so it was an obvious choice. No installation hardware comes with this drive so be prepared. I used a bracket and screws to install it in one of my empty drive slots/ Hooked up the power and data cables and it fired right up. Very pleased with this and would definitely recommend it.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:04
  • 9.8score
    ADATA - XPG S7 Series 2TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    S7 Series SSD PCIe Utilizes PCIe Gen3x4, 3D NAND Flash, and featuring 3500/3000MB/s read and write, the S7 M.2 2280 SSD gives DIY enthusiasts, overclockers and graphics professionals the performance they need. With SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer, the S7 accelerates your PC’s performance. There’s no more waiting around. Quickly access files and load games in a flash. 3D NAND Flash packs up to 2TB of capacity and a wide range of data protection and correction technologies to increase total TBW (Total Bytes Written). The SX7 supports LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) error correcting code technology to detect and fix a wider range of data errors. Meanwhile, RAID Engine ensure security, integrity, and durability. Every component on the S7 has passed meticulous screening, testing, and certification. The S7 ships with the comfort of a 5-year warranty.

    8 Features
  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Warranty: 3 year Limited Warranty
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • Free SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility Software: Making it a breeze to move from HDD to SSD
  • 2TB Storage Capacity: Plenty of storage space and designed for gaming
  • Data transfer rates up to 3000 MBps: Ultra fast response when updating files
  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Easy connection to your computer.
  • Performance matters: Live life in the fast lane, whether you're looking to boost your system's overall responsiveness or load games and levels quickly, allowing you to cut down on your wait time, getting you back into action and ahead of the game.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Familyguy, 10 out of 10
    Good so far

    I got this for my new laptop. During speed test, read speed was actually faster than it advertised but write speed was slower. Fastest real-life speed I have seen was around 1.5GB/s so far when I moved over 13GB file under 10 seconds from another NVMe PCIe 3.0 drive. It could’ve been faster if I just copied. No issues so far and does seem to get little warm when it’s being constantly used, like speed test. It does have heat shield sticker and I don’t think heat will be a major issue for any conventional use. I’m using most of it to store my game data and large data I need it for work.. It was one of the best deals for 2TB drive with advertised speed of 3500MB/s read speed when I made the purchase.

    Apr 27, 2021 13:24
  • Review by OchoGil, 10 out of 10
    Awesome ssd

    I got this ssd to upgrade my 2013 iMac, and wao this thing is fast my computer feels like new.

    Nov 10, 2021 18:06
  • Review by kwong, 10 out of 10
    Great M.2 especially on sale

    Works great and I get the speeds I want. Was very simple to install however I wish it came with the mounting screw, but Microcenter came in clutch and gave me one for free

    Aug 31, 2021 08:43
  • Review by YoungWon, 10 out of 10
    Value SSD

    Works well, great SSD with enough storage for home gaming use.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:42
  • Review by itjustworks, 10 out of 10
    it just works

    it just works, i think it's a product that is well worth it when it's on sale for ~180

    Sep 16, 2021 18:10
  • Review by PhotoG, 10 out of 10
    Awesome, super-fast SSD!

    I bought this to migrate Windows 10 Pro from a 6 GBps SATA SSD and it was flawless (used True Image). If you're doing the same, just remember to disconnect the source drive before booting to this one (Windows doesn't like having multiple boot partitions available).

    Apr 17, 2021 14:00
  • Review by Blurry, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD!

    The speed on this solid state drive is amazing! My desktop computer is crazy fast.

    Jul 30, 2021 16:07
  • Review by iPhonewallet, 8 out of 10
    Not quite right

    I was not able to use this item. When searching for a Mac Pro solid state drive this is what came up. I purchased it and found to my dismay that it was too small to fit into the Mac Pro. They do sell an adapter but I decided that it wasn’t going to use it. So I never got to test out the quality or speed of the item. I will say that it is a bit pricey.

    May 14, 2021 15:41
  • 9.8score
    ADATA - XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite Series 1TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive with Heatsink
    Description

    The XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 solid state drive delivers read/write speeds of up to 3900/3200MB per second and sporting a host of other great features, the GAMMIX S50 Lite will bring your system to the next level. Whether it's video editing, animation, or gaming, this SSD has you covered. An array of data protection and correction technologies ramp up its Total Bytes Written (TBW) rating for enhanced durability and a longer product lifespan. With End-to-End (E2E) Data Protection, RAID Engine support, and AES 256-bit Encryption, the S50 Lite ensures your data is always safe.

    9 Features
  • PCI Express 4.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Warranty: 5 year Limited Warranty
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • Free SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility Software: Making it a breeze to move from HDD to SSD.
  • 1TB Storage Capacity: Plenty of storage space and designed for gaming.
  • Data transfer rates up to 3900 MBps: Ultra fast response when updating files.
  • Comprehensive Protection: Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) code technology to detect and fix a comprehensive range of data errors for accurate data transfers.
  • Compatible with Windows: For use with your existing computers.
  • Performance matters: Live life in the fast lane, whether you're looking to boost your system's overall responsiveness or load games and levels quickly, allowing you to cut down on your wait time, getting you back into action and ahead of the game.
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by CptKyle8, 8 out of 10
    Standard and Solid SSD Experience

    SSDs are still a bit pricy for anything with decent room for gaming, but I can’t settle for HDDs anymore as someone who games. The speed of leading times in games are great, especially paired with good computer hardware. Remember not to peel the sticker off the SSD, that technically voids the manufacturer warranty, even tho the sticker LOOKs like it should be peeled off. Otherwise, this is as fast as any SSD I have used, just wish high capacity SSDs would come down in price soon, as games take a lot of storage. If you can’t shell out the money for 2TB or more, but need a bit more room on your pc that already has an SSD, and you can’t settle for the slow HDDs, this is a good pick. I already have a primary Samsung EVO 970 Plus m.2 SSD 2TB, I wanted another 2TB but it’s just too pricy enough that I settled for 1TB and it has made a nice difference in how often I have to juggle uninstalling and reinstalling games that I want to play.

    Pros:

    Fast loading times

    Decent size storage

    Good temps

    Pretty easy to set up (just look up a video of how to format a new SSD if this is an addition to your current PC build)

    Cons

    Expensive as any decent SSD

    Warranty sticker that looks like you should peel it off has to stay on forever if you care for insurance incase it had some kind of issue

    Wish the storage capacity was bigger (as a GAMER)

    8.5/10 compared to the majority of the SSDs I have seen online (2021).

    Jul 16, 2021 17:34
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    plug and play!!!

    got this for extra storage for my PS5!! this already comes with heatsink and very easy to install!

    Oct 24, 2021 14:33
  • Review by Arthur, 10 out of 10
    Great device during promos

    Has kept the gaming system running quickly fast boot times

    Sep 29, 2021 22:47
  • Review by amurray, 10 out of 10
    Currently best value for a mid-high end m.2

    If you're not looking to shell out for a 980 pro, but still want a fast gen4 m.2, this is a good option.

    May 19, 2021 14:31
  • Review by Texanelect, 10 out of 10
    awesome

    great drive is much cheaper than corsair plus pcie gen 4

    Feb 09, 2021 02:01
  • Review by Jmason, 10 out of 10
    Great price and speed

    This thing is fast. I would recommend this drive. Does get hot.

    Jun 11, 2021 17:52
  • Review by furiousfuria, 10 out of 10
    Good memory for the price!

    Memory is fast and does exactly what I need it to do

    May 28, 2021 17:45
  • 9.8score
    Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe 1TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    The slim, fast Seagate® FireCuda® 520 PCIe Gen4 SSD is nearly 45% faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSD. It provides plug-and-play compatibility with the latest generation of powerful AMD Ryzen™ processors as well as PCIe Gen4 motherboards, and delivers an extreme boost in performance with the latest 3D TLC NAND technology. Backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0 platforms. Perfect for pro-level gamers. Seagate equivalent and backward compatible models: ZP1000GM3A002.

    5 Features
  • 1TB storage capacity: Choose from multiple capacities, and store your gaming library on your boot drive.
  • Leverage maximum sequential read and write speeds: Up to 5000MB/s and 4400MB/s, and random read/write up to 760K/700K IOPS
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe interface: Take advantage of up to 45% more speed than Gen3 M.2 NVMe and up to 9× faster sequential reads than SATA SSDs.
  • Easily upgrade: Compatible with Gen4 motherboards and fully backwards compatible with all PCIe 3.0 platforms
  • Free software included: Download free SeaTools SSD software to take advantage of drive performance reporting, S.M.A.R.T. attributes, health monitoring, firmware updates, diagnostics, managing logs—and multiple gamer theme options.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ace98, 10 out of 10
    Great card

    Great card, really fast storage and works great for my gaming pc

    Oct 20, 2021 12:06
  • Review by Cdao, 10 out of 10
    Great nvme

    Great throughput write speeds, havent had a problem yet, written about 300 tb to the ssd, still in great condition

    Aug 31, 2021 17:45
  • Review by Busakap, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Good product. Works well with the Playstation 5. This is a no- brainer.

    Sep 02, 2021 02:01
  • Review by MH56, 10 out of 10
    Great NVME drive

    I use this drive for my installed games. I have had no problems and it is very speedy. I would not hesitate to get this item again.

    Jul 05, 2021 17:04
  • Review by Alagra, 10 out of 10
    Time will tell

    Have seen no problems so far. Hope to find the time to speed things up. Happy for now.

    Aug 01, 2021 14:02
  • Review by JonMack, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD, buying more!

    This SSD is the absolute best. It has handled everything I have thrown at it with ease. It stays cool, and runs super fast without issue.

    Feb 26, 2021 16:21
  • Review by TheWho, 10 out of 10
    Recomended

    Nice performance, no issues........................ (stupid 50 chars min limit)

    Jun 22, 2021 11:47
  • Review by PeriwinklePete, 10 out of 10
    Just as advertised

    Fast, fast and fast!. Nearly immediate loading of by system files when starting my PC.

    Feb 06, 2021 09:18
  • 9.8score
    30
    WD
    WD - Blue 1TB SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Handle storage demands with this Western Digital SATA solid-state drive. Its 560MB/s read speed and 530MB/s write speed are suitable for intensive applications, and its 2.5-inch form factor fits most desktops and laptops. The solid-state drive has no moving parts, making the drive resistant to shock to protect your data. Includes the WD SSD Dashboard to keep track of the drive's status.

    5 Features
  • Tested for Compatibility: Tested on hundreds of systems, including Mac and PC, and a multitude of platforms in our F.I.T. Lab™ to give customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and more.
  • Data transfer rates up to 560MB/s: For quick response when updating files.
  • Western Digital SSD Dashboard: Monitor your drive's available capacity, operating temperatures, SMART attributes and more with the Western Digital SSD Dashboard.
  • Leading-edge reliability: An SSD is designed with no moving parts to help protect against data loss if it is accidentally bumped or dropped. Also has up to 1.75M hours Mean Time To Failure, up to 600 Terabytes Written, and several error correction technologies to guard your data for years to come.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jhoe, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD!

    i cloned my HDD into this SSD and the performance was noticeable.

    games, windows 10 and programs load times was reduced.

    highly recommended even if you have an older desktop computer you will notice a big improvement.

    just make sure your motherboard supports SATA connections.

    you can also use this on a PS4. if you wanna upgrade your hard drive to a 1TB or an SSD. this will also reduce game load times as well.

    Jun 16, 2020 06:17
  • Review by InsideTheWalledG, 10 out of 10
    Best value SSD a storage

    Best value SSD storage. I installed it myself on my Asus laptop. it worked perfectly. Be sure to have an SATA to HDD adaptor handy if your Laptop doesn’t have extra SATA port.

    Nov 06, 2021 20:20
  • Review by Genomacbest, 10 out of 10
    Good Drive

    working GREAT SILENT more than ill ever need. recommended by Geek Squad.

    Oct 29, 2021 19:50
  • Review by Repair, 8 out of 10
    PC Repair

    I got taken care of just before my appointment time, and was very satisfied with the service and repair to my PC. I gave the rating of good, since it took 5 days to complete the repair, and my PC was my only source of entertainment at the time. While I was there I had the opportunity to look at TV's and compare features and prices. I did have some questions, but was never approached by anyone. I think this was due to the pandemic, since I normally get approached by several sales people when at a Best Buy.

    May 21, 2021 20:18
  • Review by Gilltumyt, 8 out of 10
    Works perfectly fine just the box was beat up

    Worked exactly how its intended to just the box got here really beat up and it was kinda weird but worked perfectly fine in my laptop

    Sep 17, 2021 16:41
  • Review by E3EJvilla, 10 out of 10
    FAST compared to my old HDD

    I've recently purchased two of these 1tb WD Blue SSD. They work great and are blazing fast compared to my old HDD.

    Apr 14, 2021 19:05
  • Review by JBSPARKS3, 10 out of 10
    Solid Drive Works Great

    This is the third drive I have purchased very fast

    Dec 09, 2017 07:27
  • Review by Rlionel, 10 out of 10
    Excellent product Easy to install Great Price

    I needed more memory for my Flight Simulator program Prepar3d. I purchased a 500 GB WD from Best Buy a few months back. I keep adding programs and the memory was being used quickly. I purchased this 1GB. easy to copy with Program bought at BB. Works flawless!!! All files copied. Would recommend!

    Dec 24, 2019 11:28
  • 9.6score
    SanDisk - Ultra 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Build a system that keeps up with you with the SanDisk Ultra® M.2 NVMe™ 3D SSD. Whether you’re upgrading your current PC or building a new one from scratch, get lightning-fast, ultra-responsive performance in a powerful yet price-conscious drive. Sequential write speeds of up to 1,950MB/s ensure fast booting and rapid data transfer. Accelerate with next-gen NVMe performance to boot faster, work smarter and play longer.

    6 Features
  • PCIe Gen 3 x 4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and more.
  • Up to 2,400MB/s read speed: Along with an up to 1,950MB/s write speed saves you time when transferring files.
  • Lightning-fast speeds: With read speeds up to 2,400MB/s, the SanDisk Ultra M.2 NVMe 3D SSD is 4x faster than our SATA SSDs for ultra-responsive PC performance at work and at play.
  • Cool under pressure: An optimal thermal design keeps the SanDisk Ultra M.2 NVMe 3D SSD going even during intense use, so you can keep creating, processing, gaming, and more.
  • Compact size, big output: The slimline, single-sided M.2 2280 PCIe® Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD delivers big results in a streamlined package, making it ideal for your next custom build or system upgrade.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Eric, 10 out of 10
    Compatible with ASUS G15CX

    Just installed it on my ASUS Desktop, so far so good. (ASUS - ROG Gaming Desktop - Intel Core i7-9700K - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - 2TB HDD + 512GB SSD - Black

    Model:G15CX-B10SKU:6401068)

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-gaming-desktop-intel-core-i7-9700k-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-super-2tb-hdd-512gb-ssd-black/6401068.p?skuId=6401068

    note: Extra NVMe slot is inside the DIMM 2. You'll need to remove it and unscrew in order to install this SSD. Screws are easy to strip so proceed with caution.

    Nov 21, 2020 23:32
  • Review by Edeezy, 10 out of 10
    Western Digital SN550 in Sandisk clothes...

    Wolf is sheep’s clothing, solid NVME disguised as a SanDisk but it’s actually a relabeled Western Digital SN550, very fast, very reliable and very inexpensive. It’s a cacheless ram drive but it’s hard to notice on day to day usage and only benefits people to transfer huge files on the regular. If you want this for daily use, office, or gaming this ones the one for you. It delivers the speed they claim and then some.

    Jan 01, 2021 19:05
  • Review by MootsieCat, 10 out of 10
    Great! But Missing a needed screw.

    The drive works great. Just make sure the spot on your motherboard already has the single screw that goes at the end to hold it down. The drive didn't come with one so I had to jump on amazon and send off for one. It was only $4 for a kit.

    Other than that it is just fine ;)

    Sep 26, 2021 14:20
  • Review by ARamos, 10 out of 10
    Wow!!!

    This is crazy how fast my laptop open my games now

    Jul 05, 2021 14:18
  • Review by BBGGEE, 10 out of 10
    Great Deal

    Exactly as advertised.

    Nice and fast perfect for storing big games.

    Nov 27, 2020 16:48
  • Review by Pons, 10 out of 10
    Fast affordable storage

    I love that the prices of SSD and NVMe storage drives are coming down. This isn’t the newest generation of NVMe but it is plenty fast for most applications. It is definitely an upgrade over the last drive I had installed. It has advertised speeds of 2400mbps and it definitely achieves them. It was very easy to install into my 2017 model laptop and I got it up and running in minutes. It doesn’t come with the necessary mounting screw so be sure to have one ahead of time. I use it as a secondary drive to install all my PC games. Games load up almost instantly with this drive. It is definitely worth every penny. It will breathe new life into your PC or Laptop.

    Oct 23, 2020 17:50
  • Review by Sicfit92, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD

    Easy to install and great read and write speeds for the price(given i got it on sale!)

    Aug 23, 2020 10:33
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    Ssd is the way to go

    Went from Sata ssd to this m.2, so much faster and prices are a lot easier on the wallet than they use to be.

    Dec 17, 2020 10:31
  • 9.6score
    SanDisk - Ultra 512GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive
    Description

    Enhance your computing experience with this SanDisk Ultra 3D solid-state drive. Its nCache 2.0 technology provides enhanced data transfer speeds, and it’s more robust and power-efficient because of its advanced 3D NAND technology. This solid-state drive has a sequential read speed of 560MB/s for faster loading of large applications. You’ll notice that applications load faster and files move quicker—plus you’ll get longer battery life and much cooler, quieter computing.

    3 Features
  • SATA III interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • 512GB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • Data transfer rates up to 560MB/s read and up to 530MB/s write: For quick response when updating files.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Omenater, 10 out of 10
    Great and Fast!

    I needed a larger SSD for my cinema camera and wanted to take a chance on a cheaper one, and I have not had a single problem, or dropped frames, I’m getting over 5hrs with prores and a lil over an hour with DNG RAW, really happy with the purchase and taking the chance on it!

    Sep 28, 2019 13:11
  • Review by Anferni671, 10 out of 10
    Upgraded my 2014 Mac Mini HDD to the San Disk SSD

    My 2014 Mac Mini has been acting sluggish and I knew it was due to the many software updates Apple has. Ive watched DIY YouTube videos on how to swap the HDD, was a bit scared to do it myself but eventually did it. Now I’m a happy camper, it’s faster than it ever was, it almost feels like my Mac Mini with the M1 chip.

    Aug 02, 2021 12:10
  • Review by BlumpXcepter, 10 out of 10
    Great (fast)alternative to (slow)hard disk drives

    If you ever need a computer upgrade switching to a solid slate drive as your operating system boot drive is life changing. Overall good deal A+

    Jul 20, 2019 01:56
  • Review by Skeemo, 10 out of 10
    Excellent computer upgrade a must have

    Excellent SSD the difference between my old mechanical hard drive & this new one is unbelievable. I went from an almost 2 minute boot time to 20 seconds...unreal.

    Jan 25, 2019 09:08
  • Review by JackMan, 10 out of 10
    Works with my mini pc

    I installed this SSD in my Intel NUC mini pc without issue.

    Mar 29, 2019 17:16
  • Review by Aeronaut, 10 out of 10
    Excellent SSD and Brand

    This SSD is Excellent and has the reliability of Sandisk ,, I have a few of these and have never had any problems

    Oct 12, 2018 18:02
  • Review by 80sGuy, 4 out of 10
    Love Sandisk, but lately I've been having problems

    Love Sandisk, but lately I've been having problems with some of their products. That said, I recently had a USB 'Extreme' drive replaced and now I am having trouble with my newly installed Ultra SSD drive just within six months of use. My laptop was exhibiting screen flashes what appears to be video related but I later found out that it was the SSD that's causing the problem. It worked normally again until I finally got a Windows popup warning stating I should backup all data at once and replace the hard drive as soon as possible due to it failing any time. I submitted a warranty work order and been corresponding with Sandisk. Everything seemed fine during the process and they said it appears that the drive needed to be replaced and to submit pictures and receipt/invoice. It's been almost three weeks now and I've yet to hear of any further updates from them.

    Feb 06, 2021 18:12
  • Review by TechAnt, 2 out of 10
    Connector snapped on plug-in attempt

    I know what you're thinking "You just pressed too hard" but I can assure you that is not the case. I have built my own pc's for over a decade now so I have a lot of experience making these connections and this has NEVER happened to me before. Not looking forward to trying to get my money back for this sub-standard product.

    Sep 22, 2018 12:48
  • 9.6score
    33
    PNY
    PNY - 500GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive
    Description

    Get faster boot-ups from this PNY CS900 internal SSD. The 500GB provides ample storage space, while the read/write speeds of up to 550/500MB/sec. ensure rapid load times and data storage. This PNY CS900 internal SSD features a SATA III interface for simple connection to the motherboard, and the 2.5-inch form factor fits most desktop computers.

    4 Features
  • 500GB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • SATA III interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 600 MBps: For quick response when updating files.
  • NCQ (Native Command Queuing): Provides efficient organization to incoming commands to increase performance.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MACtheTechGuy, 10 out of 10
    A Good Budget SSD

    This is a good SSD for basic everyday computing. It is stylish and would definitely be a great choice for upgrading you HDD boot drive on a budget.

    Apr 18, 2021 12:17
  • Review by Jjac2021, 10 out of 10
    Lightning McQueen ssd TowMater regular hdd

    My computer used to boot in over a minute and I had to wait for programs to load. This ssd boots my pc in 8 seconds. I almost cried of happiness. I recommend it in all computers. It fits laptops and desktops.

    Mar 24, 2021 21:51
  • Review by BRRpc, 10 out of 10
    New life to older laptop

    Brought new life to my slow older laptop with a mechanical hard drive. Now it boots faster than my brand new gaming desktop which has a Samsung SSD. Loads programs much faster than the original mechanical hard drive as well.

    Sep 06, 2021 16:44
  • Review by Mark, 10 out of 10
    Solid brand, solid price, can't go wrong!

    Works exactly as expected, solid packaging, decent performance. Huge upgrade over a mechanical HDD for a server PC. What's not to like?

    Oct 17, 2021 19:33
  • Review by Hunterman, 10 out of 10
    Great Addition

    Changing to this new SSD memory drive rescued my 7 year old Dell computer. It now functions like brand new. Grest suggedtion by the zgerk Squad.8

    Oct 08, 2021 17:07
  • Review by Wizzy, 10 out of 10
    Great upgrade for PS3

    Absolutely great value, bought it for my original BC PS3 insane storage and really happy with the purchase, no issues with install;

    Oct 13, 2021 09:18
  • Review by Swayzeiee, 10 out of 10
    Love It

    Love this drive. I came in handy as a support drive to ready my upgrades.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:45
  • Review by Deft, 10 out of 10
    Best purchase of 2020

    Works just as well as it should.

    Side note. I’ve been banging my head against my desk for 3 years trying to figure out why I was stuck in an infinite repairing disc loop, had a screen that went out, a CPU that had to take the load of the GPU because of graphics updates that went sideways and full up on ram, even with 32gb of it. It was a bad HDD. Kek!

    Nov 13, 2020 15:35
  • 9.6score
    34
    WD
    WD - easystore 240GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive
    Description

    Take important files anywhere with this WD easystore external SSD. The 240GB capacity holds plenty of pictures and videos, and the compact form factor takes up little space in laptop bags or backpacks. Boasting sequential read speeds of up to 500MB/sec., this WD easystore external SSD offers lightning-fast access to stored files.

    4 Features
  • 240GB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies, and other files.
  • SATA III interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 545MB/sec.: Allow for quick response when updating files.
  • Shock-resistant: Can withstand up to 1500g at 0.5 ms half-sine.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SVman, 10 out of 10
    WD Quality with unknown perks.

    It is really a barebones package, nothing besides a thin paper sheet with the standard user agreements.

    It was shockingly easy to use, despite not advertising it on the packaging, I was able to download the WD migrating tool to clone an older hard drive to the SSD, entire process took 10 minutes, rebooted and I am greeted by snappy boots into the SSD instead of the old hard drive.

    I can't stress how important to me that the migration tool worked for this, it makes my life far easier, as far as speeds...it is your run of the mill SATA SSD, most people won't notice a difference, why pay more?

    Dec 21, 2020 09:11
  • Review by CatgirlEva, 10 out of 10
    Cost-effective SSD!

    If you're looking for a cost-effective way to step into the modern age of storage, then this is one of the best drives to do so with! Toss out that old, slow hard drive (don't do that, they're still good for mass storage) and go down to your local electronics retailer and buy one of these!

    I bought mine to put into an external enclosure and it even makes for a good portable SSD! You won't regret buying this drive!

    Oct 29, 2021 23:07
  • Review by shadowlid, 10 out of 10
    Great cheap drive.

    Great cheap drive, I bought this to put in a older Intel I3 laptop for one of my grandfathers friends as a boot drive. He called me and said "This thing has smoke rolling off of it now" Meaning its super fast, went from 3-4min boot times to 15 second boot times. Personally if you want your computer to do anything other than surf the web, I would get a larger drive or make sure you have more than one hard drive in the system. But for my use case there was no reason to get a bigger drive.

    Oct 08, 2021 19:00
  • Review by Snn5, 10 out of 10
    Revived my old PC

    Installing this very reasonably priced solid state drive into my seven-year-old desktop, which was top of the line then but had slowed down tremendously, has given it almost brand new life as far as read and write speeds go compared to the old mechanical hard disk Drive. This small little upgrade saved me hundreds of dollars where I did not need to spend.

    The included software download is ample for moving over your current hard drive information From your old hard drive to the solid-state drive. Just make sure you have an extra SATA cable or use the optical drive SATA cable like I did.

    Now I can use my hard disk drive as a back up drive. Although I would maybe recommend getting a larger capacity western digital SSD.

    Nov 23, 2020 16:53
  • Review by Marvin, 10 out of 10
    A solid upgrade from an HDD

    Upgraded my dad's (very) old computer with an i7-2600 and 8gb of ram with this drive and it gave it a new life. Don't underestimate SSDs! The system is now responsive while he browses the web, watches youtube, and does basic general tasks.

    I got this instead of a PNY for the same price because this one was available in-store. I would have gotten the PNY because it was slightly faster but in the grand scheme of things it would have been barely noticible.

    My dad is 100% in love with the upgrade. He used to get frustrated with how slow the system was, now he really can't believe this single item made a huge difference.

    May 15, 2021 22:44
  • Review by BoiseHelpDesk, 10 out of 10
    Cheap way to make your laptop faster!!!

    These are a very inexpensive upgrade for an older laptop equiped with an internal HDD. WD offers free migration tools on there website. I have used these in Macbooks and PC laptops

    Nov 10, 2021 16:08
  • Review by RomieHomie, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD! Enough Space for OS and a few games!

    I am an Esports coach at a local high school. I bought this SSD to install in a older computer so that it would be more competent at playing Esports titles (Overwatch, Rocket League, etc). This gave that computer a new life. The machine boots up faster than I thought would have been possible, and load times for games are very good. The size of this drive might be a problem for most as 240GB is not very large, but if you are closely monitoring your installed programs it will be fine. SSDs work best and last longer when you can give them as much unused space as possible to move the data around on the memory to avoid overusing the memory modules.

    Jun 06, 2021 07:22
  • Review by KPrince, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    My old laptop started failing, and I didn't realized that my old hard drive still ran on mechanical parts. Upgrading to this solid state drive was the best choice I could have made! My laptop runs like it is brand new. The 240GB storage is more than enough to perform well. Highly recommend!

    Sep 27, 2021 14:50
  • 9.6score
    ADATA - XPG SPECTRIX RGB Gaming S40G Series 2TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    The S40G supports the NVMe standard and utilizes the high-speed PCIe Gen3x4 interface to let you enjoy sustained read/write speeds of up to 3500/3000MB per second. What's more, sporting next-generation 3D Flash memory it offers a leap forward in capacity, efficiency, and durability. Also with the M.2 2280 specification it supports the latest Intel® and AMD platforms. These capabilities make the S40G ideally suited for gamers, PC enthusiasts, overclockers, and graphics professionals. With sustained read/write speeds of up to 3500/3000MB per second, customizable RGB lighting, and a slew of performance enhancing features, the XPG SPECTRIX S40G is a no brainer for those seeking amazing performance and exceptional reliability. Customize your gaming experience with programmable RGB lighting effects! Set up patterns, pulse speed, lighting intensity, and preset modes. Control is a snap with XPG's RGB control software. For ease of use, the S40G is compatible1 with most motherboards from all the major brands.With the PCIe Gen3x4 interface, SLC caching and DRAM buffer, the S40G reaches sustained read/write speeds of up to 3500/3000MB per second, and random performance of up to 300K/240K read/write IOPS. The S40G supports LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) error correcting code technology to detect and fix a wider range of data errors for more accurate data transfers and a longer SSD lifespan. Plus, with AES 256-bit encryption, the S40G ensures data security and integrity. Every component on the S40G has passed meticulous screening, testing, and certification. What’s more, it comes backed by a 5-year warranty.

    7 Features
  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Warranty: 5 year Limited Warranty.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • Free SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility Software: Making it a breeze to move from HDD to SSD
  • 2TB Storage Capacity: Plenty of storage space and designed for gaming
  • Compatible with Windows: For use with your existing computers.
  • Performance matters: Live life in the fast lane, whether you're looking to boost your system's overall responsiveness or load games and levels quickly, allowing you to cut down on your wait time, getting you back into action and ahead of the game.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Harddrive, 10 out of 10
    Gaming Hard drive

    Great addition to my gaming computer I built. I added this as a primary Gaming HD and run 1TB for windows

    Jul 30, 2021 02:42
  • Review by BRZDRIFTGOD, 10 out of 10
    good

    very fast and perfect...............................

    Mar 27, 2021 00:15
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    SSD RGB

    Awesome SSD whit RGB light for my gaming computer buy at Best Buy

    Dec 18, 2020 17:09
  • Review by Ringer15345, 8 out of 10
    Good product

    Works as described. Have to have 50 letters to complete the review so bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

    Apr 02, 2021 15:48
  • Review by cranker2k, 10 out of 10
    Great RGB addition

    This drive has beautiful lighting patterns out of the box, but can be controlled by motherboard (I have EVGA z490 UD AC).

    The performance is as expected as a mid-range speed. At 50% full, the sequential speed via CrystalMark is 2185MB/s, and 1434MB/s write.

    Oct 24, 2020 15:20
  • Review by Howdydodat, 10 out of 10
    great drive

    Fast and pretty nvme drive. Looks good and performs well.

    Oct 02, 2020 16:00
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 970 EVO Plus 1TB Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) SSD with V-NAND Technology
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Upgrade your computer's performance with this Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD. The 1TB capacity accommodates plenty of files and videos, while read speeds of up to 3500MB/sec. make data transfer easy. This Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD features sequential write speeds of up to 3300MB/sec. for quick file storage.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    4 Features
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 1GB cache buffer: Offers rapid processing speed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by N8iveWarMachine, 10 out of 10
    Definitely recommend

    I was wary about buying a refurbished nvme ssd but didn't hesitate because I could buy a geek squad warranty with it so if anything went bad I could replace it or use the amount I paid for it and buy brand new, I love best buys geek squad warranty. I posted pictures of my built gaming pc comparing my first initial install 980 pro nvme to the refurbished 970 pro nvme of power on count/hours. So basically the refurbished 970 pro was brand new, I didn't keep track when I bought it to expand my hard drive memory as my 980 pro got full. Just for curiosity I downloaded Crystaldiskinfo to take a look at the refurbished 970 pro before I wrote this review and was amazed, I installed the 970 pro same day I bought it

    Apr 11, 2021 14:04
  • Review by mitojo, 10 out of 10
    Don’t sleep on those Best Buy emails!

    This was a Best Buy recommendation I got in an email. I got two of these at almost half price. The

    Discount was due to them being open box. When I ran disk utility they were both almost brand new. Got one as my boot drive, the other in a small enclosure for pocket sized data with the quickness.

    Apr 30, 2021 19:31
  • Review by BosnianPCParts, 10 out of 10
    Buy It On Sale!

    Ive Purchased So Many And Have Never Had Issues, Amazing Load Speeds And Installs!

    Oct 10, 2021 12:28
  • Review by 007s, 10 out of 10
    Excellent NVMe

    Outstanding Gen 3 NVMe ... one of the best. I got this refurbished 970 EVO Plus 1TB for 115 dollars and it had 0 write/read hours on it. Came in original packaging also. Working well so far and temps for me stay around 41C. My benchmark shows 3400+ Seq Read and 3300+ Seq Write.

    Nov 08, 2021 10:40
  • Review by eric, 10 out of 10
    very good deal!!

    Very few reads, maybe 8 power cycles, that was a very good deal. I love best buy!

    Oct 17, 2021 11:38
  • Review by Flameshark, 10 out of 10
    best!

    Great! reliable storage and super fast speeds! best in the market!

    Oct 20, 2021 03:29
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Good speedy storage for PC

    I bought this refurbished SSD from Geeksquad since it was discounted to the price of the regular 970 Evo. I was concerned at first but since my build everything has been running very smoothly. No issues and very fast! Start up times have drastically decreased, especially if you go from HDD.

    Would recommend 5/5

    May 15, 2020 16:37
  • Review by Kenn, 10 out of 10
    Only Samsung for SSD.

    I suggest everyone to get Samsung SSD. They don't secretly switch or change your controller or cheap out on parts. Long lasting and fast nvme

    Jul 06, 2021 11:23
  • 9.6score
    37
    PNY
    PNY - XLR8 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Improve boot times with this PNY XLR8 M.2 NVMe SSD. Sequential read speeds up to 3500MB/sec. and sequential write speeds up to 3000 MB/sec. ensure quick file storage and access, while the 2TB capacity offers ample storage space. This PNY XLR8 M.2 NVMe SSD features no moving parts for quiet performance and reliability.

    3 Features
  • 2TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • PCI Express interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 3500 MBps: For quick response when updating files.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ChaosLogic, 10 out of 10
    Priced Lower Than Others I Saw

    This SSD was priced well when I compared it to competitors. Given the speed, amount of storage, and price it was a no brainier. So far I haven't have any issues with the SSD. The SSD wasn't inside a static free bag and one side of the SSD isn't protected very well inside the box. The speed is as I expected it to be. I would recommend this to a friend.

    Nov 01, 2019 13:44
  • Review by MaynezSE, 10 out of 10
    Unbeatable price per GB

    This thing performs like a charm, it has very high read and write speeds, a high capacity and it costs the same as 1 TB NVMe from Samsung.

    It’s easy to install and setup, I personally did a clean Windows 10 installation and it just worked.

    The packaging is bad, it doesn’t seem to protect very good what’s inside.

    Feb 04, 2020 20:46
  • Review by ARao, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Product

    In my HP Envy 795-0020 PC (16 gb RAM, i7-8700 CPU), First I installed 2 tb PNY SSD in a PCIe3 x4 -> NVMe adaptor. I am able to successful cloning the original M.2 SATA 250 gb SSD located in the mother board M.2 slot to the PNY drive. Subsequently replaced the M.2 SATA 256 g SSD with the 2tb PNY drive into the M.2 slot of the mother board without any problem.

    PNY drive performance was exceptionally fast as advertised. See the Crystal Disk Mark benchmark figures of PNY NVMe SSD and original SATA SSD.

    Jan 05, 2020 11:47
  • Review by Barb, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD Drive didn't fit my computer

    I really wish this drive would have communicated with my computer but it didn't work with my HP computer - the Geek Squad confirmed it with HP and the drive they said was the biggest HP said would work for it was No longer available from HP so I ended up returning the drive and actually bought a new computer thru Best Buy - a 17.3" Dell Inspiron with a 2tb hard drive and a 260ish gb ssd drive which I love!!! I"m sorry but I cannot give ratings on the drive itself as I never used it.

    Oct 09, 2020 18:49
  • Review by Buck, 10 out of 10
    PNY - 2TB Internal PCI Express SSD Wonderful

    I could not be more happy with this drive. It reads fast it writes fast and it boots fast. It reliable and can and has been formatted and partitioned Several times to my complete satisfaction! I can recommend PNY - 2TB Internal PCI Express SSD to any one who needs to maximize Disc storage! In reference this product was installed on my HP Laptop - 17-by3613dx.

    Aug 08, 2020 09:15
  • Review by Lefab, 10 out of 10
    Super speedy

    So I installed this drive to a OWC thunderbolt 3 enclosure and it is amazingly fast. I connected to my Mac and it is as good as a native drive with TB3 connection. 2 TB is great for all the 4K video editing work.

    Sep 18, 2020 15:44
  • Review by ryanmcv, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Speed and Unmatched Value

    I was looking for a 2TB NVME SSD to add to my Alienware m17 R2 gaming laptop which only came with 512MB of storage. Some 2TB NVME drives from other brands cost almost double the price, so I was skeptical of the speed and quality of this PNY drive. I'm happy to report that there was really nothing to worry about -- this drive is excellent and nearly as fast as the most popular retail NVME drives from Samsung. CrystalDiskMark reports sequential read speeds of nearly 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speeds of almost 3,000 MB/s. Random 4K read/write speeds are slightly slower than Samsung drives, but it's absolutely not noticeable in day-to-day use.

    Bottom line: If you're looking for a high-capacity NVME drive to expand the storage of your laptop or desktop computer, this should be at the top of your list. The value is nearly unmatched at this storage capacity/price point.

    Tip for Alienware m17 R2 users: You will have to tweak some settings to get your system to recognize this as a secondary drive. Once you install it in the second NVME slot, you will need to change your system's SATA operation mode from RAID to AHCI. This requires changing the setting in the BIOS as well as running a command via Command Prompt in Windows 10. Search Google for the following phrase and follow the instructions in the first article that appears: "SOLUTION: Switch Windows 10 from RAID/IDE to AHCI operation"

    Jan 16, 2020 10:17
  • Review by jada0230, 10 out of 10
    Great way to boost up your computer

    I upgraded my PC storage from 128 GB to this 2 TB SSD. My computer runs super fast and I have a ton of storage for all my photos.

    Geek squad installed this for me as and got my laptop back in 2 days.

    Jul 18, 2020 09:11
  • 9.6score
    Seagate - FireCuda 530 NVMe 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Performance nothing short of exhilarating, the FireCuda 530 SSD redefines speed—up to 7300MB/s catalyzes the full power of PCIe Gen4 with transfer rates 2× faster than Gen3 SSDs and 12× faster than SATA SSDs. Top it off with unrivaled endurance, FireCuda 530 is built for sustained abuse and accelerated gaming. The speed of PCIe Gen4 is yours—seize the power.

    5 Features
  • 2tb storage capacity: Speed reigns—Seagate’s FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD lineup, delivering pure performance, absolute power, advanced components, and unrivaled endurance.
  • Rescue Data Recovery Services: Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included five-year limited warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services.
  • Latest tech: Built with a Seagate-validated E18 controller and the latest 3D TLC NAND to provide the most advanced speed and durability.
  • Absolute performance: Our fastest FireCuda SSD ever, built for the ultimate in sustained, pro-level gaming and accelerated content creation—with transfer speeds up to 2× faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSDs and 12× faster than SATA SSDs.
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe Interface: Exhilarating performance up to 7300MB/s—harness the full power of PCIe Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games and apps.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Brett, 10 out of 10
    Ps5 drive. Heatsink needed.

    If your looking for the firecuda 530 series for the ps5, I would purchase this product and then just add a heatsink. Its alot cheaper vs the 530 with heat sink. I bought the sabrent heat sink on amazon for 20$. And the drive was on sale for 420. So 440$ retail vs 510$(on sale) for the heat sink 530 series drive.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:15
  • Review by Ramdragon, 10 out of 10
    Fire cuda ssd

    It's one great ssd,gave me the space i needed for my ps5 and it exceeded the requirements for my system. Very pricey but I was able to get it after the restock

    Oct 08, 2021 16:33
  • Review by Matt, 8 out of 10
    Great NVME

    Great nvme drive read and write speeds are great and longevity is class leading

    Oct 29, 2021 18:10
  • Review by Gamerman85, 10 out of 10
    Not for ps5

    These ssd are top notch but so people know because i see all of them sold out. I am assuming its because of the news of ps5 opening up the internal drives soon, the ones bestbuy sells ate not the ones with heatsink and according to sony you need one with heatsink

    Jul 30, 2021 02:15
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - 870 QVO 4TB SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Single Unit Version
    Description

    Samsung 870 QVO 4TB Internal 2.5” SATA III Solid State Drive for Laptops and Desktops Single Unit version

    5 Features
  • Go Big, do More: The 870 QVO is Samsung’s latest 2nd generation QLC SSD with up to 4TB of storage capacity. Dependable storage for PCs and laptops, with performance you can trust.
  • Ehnanced in Every Way: Expanded SATA interface , the 870 EVO improves random access speed and performance
  • Boost Capacity: The 870 QVO is available in 1, 2 and 4TB. Upgrade to the latest in SATA SSD technology to thrive in today’s digital world.
  • Reliable and sustainable: sustainableThe capacity of the 4TB 870 QVO increases reliability up to 1,440 TBW (terabytes written) using a refined ECC (error-correcting code) algorithm for stable performance. Plus, it's backed by a limited 3 year warranty* for ultimate peace of mind.
  • World's No.1 Flash Memory Brand: Experience the performance and reliability from the world's number one brand for flash memory since 2003*. All firmware and components, including Samsung's world-renowned DRAM and NAND, are produced in-house, allowing end-to-end integration for quality you can trust.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DeeJay23, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Quality Storage

    Another amazing Samsung dfive that is simlle to install and has very easy to use software support if needed.

    I have two Samsung sata ssd's along with a 970 plus and 980 pro nvme drives & storage read/write is always blisteringly quick.

    May 25, 2021 10:24
  • Review by ComputerUser, 10 out of 10
    4TB needs a certain Bios to use FYI

    All the Samsung SSD drives are great, but keep in mind you need a certain bios setting to use. I have an older computer and did not have this. It will be the same requirement needed by the new Windows 11, fyi. I returned the 4tb and purchased the 2TB.

    Oct 08, 2021 17:38
  • Review by Louis, 10 out of 10
    No complaints here

    Using in a USB 3.1 enclosure on an Xbox Series X for external storage. Games load only a few seconds slower than internal storage. Keeps all that precious space open for Series X specific games that must be played from the internal storage (or an expansion card if you have one). Transferring games back and forth is also quite reasonable time wise if you have more Series X games than internal space available. I have used about 2 TB of space and have 138 games plus tons of DLC installed on this drive. Very satisfied with this Samsung drive as storage for my Xbox Series X. All of this should apply the same for someone looking to add storage to an Xbox Series S too.

    Dec 12, 2020 05:49
  • Review by ALBSmoove, 10 out of 10
    Great Purchase Overall

    So far so good. I originally purchased this SSD for my laptop only to learn that my laptop ssd was NVMe. I replaced my 2TB Samsung QVO in my PS4 PRO.

    Sep 10, 2021 17:05
  • Review by rockeypoint, 10 out of 10
    Great ssd

    Plenty of space for games. Great speed. Bought on sale so great price too

    Oct 22, 2021 21:32
  • Review by DjLeeMix, 10 out of 10
    Samsung SSD 4TB

    Fast and reliable, great for gaming pc. Got enough space for all my games. You can not beat an SSD storage.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:46
  • Review by riveraabel3, 10 out of 10
    4TB SSD

    EXCELLENT FOR BACKING UP VIDEO'S, MUSIC AND PICTURE'S

    Oct 16, 2021 21:56
  • Review by Barron, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Great product. Exactly what I was looking for in a drive.

    Sep 17, 2021 19:36
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 970 EVO Plus 500GB Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) SSD with V-NAND Technology
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Enjoy fast computing performance with this Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD. The sequential read/write speeds of up to 3500/3200MB/sec. ensure quick file storage and access, while the dynamic thermal guard maintains optimal operating temperatures. This Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD has a 500GB capacity, providing room for large applications.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    4 Features
  • 500GB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 512MB cache buffer: Offers rapid processing speed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Nova, 10 out of 10
    All i can this thing is fast

    Just recently got into gaming pcs and i had bought a pc and it already came with a internal ssd and wanted more storage and upgraded to this samsung and couldn’t believe how fast this thing is compared to my previous ssd I highly recommend it and dont sleep on refurbished cause its a deal cant pass! overall excellent ssd! Recommend it

    Mar 11, 2020 21:08
  • Review by shkwest, 10 out of 10
    Includes 5 year warranty!

    Total read and write were around 500GB each when I got it. Probably only used to wipe the whole drive. Installed and ran without problem. Around 6X faster than SATA SSD. Registered on Samsung website shows 5 year warranty valid until August 2025.

    Apr 28, 2021 16:31
  • Review by 2ndtimebuyer, 8 out of 10
    Good value refurbished

    Fairly good speeds, might have seen some moderate use. Samsung software is available for download, came with nothing but the bare drive. Ranks just behind my hynix p31 nvme.

    May 21, 2021 15:33
  • Review by happy, 10 out of 10
    awesome nvme drive.. just about the fastest!

    awesome hard drive. it writes at blistering paces. I have gigspeed internet from comcast, I went from downloading around 65MB on steam to downloading around 114MB on steam because of it. it made my old ssd hard drive look stupid. and I mean really stupid. I purchased the geek squad certified refurbished and I checked the life on it and how many writes it had on it. it had a total of 2 writes on it. it must of been a return. it was on for a total of 8 hours before I got it. so technically its used but not much at all.. I cant say the same will be for yours but mine was in PERFECT condition. i'm so glad I saw this sale. I was just about to purchase a regular one. went on google and saw that best buy had these and it was a no brainer. plus you still have the factory warranty.. why would you want to spend retail when you can buy this? best buy always does a good job when selling stuff like this. they don't let the junk ones pass thru. at least everything ive ever purchased thru their refurbished geek squad stuff has been top notch! im in love with it. and as im writing this I think I might just buy another one hahaha

    May 04, 2020 07:10
  • Review by BBcustomer, 10 out of 10
    Works Great

    My son plays this game called Rust and it took him 15-20 mins to load into the game everyday. I installed this today and he was shocked at how much faster the game loads.

    I didn't need anything fancy because this is just for a game. So the discounted refurbished one was perfect. I'm happy because I saved a few bucks getting a refurbished ssd and my son is happy. So 5 stars for making everyone satisfied.

    Nov 19, 2019 21:42
  • Review by digitaldave, 10 out of 10
    Best NVMe M.2 Made

    Samsung 970 Evo Plus has the best ratings and therefore is still the best selling NVMe M.2 SSD on the market today. Mine clock around 3,500MBs consistently.

    Aug 28, 2021 02:14
  • Review by DoctorPC, 10 out of 10
    Too fast for you!

    Samsung makes the best SSDs hands down. This thing is fast, very fast. Probably too fast for you!

    Seriously, unless you are moving large files around all the time you can save a few bucks and get something else like a WD Blue. I'm talking to you gamer!

    Better yet, if you don't mind cables get a 2.5" SATA SSD and save more.

    May 17, 2021 11:23
  • Review by Juan, 10 out of 10
    Great Item

    Great SSD, I thought that refurbished item's weren't that great as new item's but so far it's been great!!

    Aug 19, 2021 15:38
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 860 EVO 500GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Improve the performance of your PC or laptop with this refurbished Samsung EVO solid-state drive. It has 500GB of storage space for pictures, videos and other media, and the 520MB/sec. write speed ensures fast data transfers and easy startup. This Samsung EVO solid-state drive comes with secure encryption to keep your files safe.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    4 Features
  • 500GB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • SATA III interface up to 600 Mbps: Offers a simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 550MB/sec. read and up to 520MB/sec. write speed: Ensure quick response when updating files.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ciera, 2 out of 10
    Low grade half speed SSD

    Samsung certified refurbished SSD is not restore to original manufacturer's specification. CrystalDiskMark speed is half of the new SSD speed. You pay 10% discounted price for 50% speed reduction. Not happy at all.

    Jun 14, 2020 10:22
  • Review by MightyBob, 10 out of 10
    Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Works Great

    I bought this to save a few bucks off of a New in Box SSD. The SSD arrived at my home earlier than the original stated time. The SSD did not arrive in original manufacturers box nor with any paperwork. I believe the original manufacturer's 5 year warranty is still in place but not totally sure on this. The SSD was safely packed and in excellent like new condition. My goal was to upgrade one of my existing Samsung 850 250GB drives to a newer Samsung 860 500GB SSD. I was expecting this to be very easy as I had installed two 850s in two computers previously without incident. I found this not to be the case for this upgrade as Samsung's Data Migration software was displaying an error code. This left me wondering if the problem with either the new 860 SSD or the Samsung Data Migration software. After some troubleshooting I determined the problem to be Samsung's Data Migration software. It appears this migration software can be "finicky". You can be lucky and it will work great or its totally useless giving you a useless error code & no clues as to why the data migration process is failing. Nothing. Zero. PDF instructions and one line help are of no value. After some troubleshooting I determined I needed to purchase new cloning software to clone my existing SSD to the new 860 SSD. This was not Best Buy's fault as I would have had to do this even if I bought a New in Box product. I purchased the lifetime update version of the AOMEI BackUpper software. The AOMEI software allowed me to properly clone my existing drive to my new 860 drive without incident. I installed my new 860 drive and bingo, the beast booted up first time just fine and has been working fine for a few days. I scanned the new drive using the Samsung Magician Diagnostic Scan and it passed with flying colors. FYI, you'll get about a 10% improvement in performance. Samsung makes great SSDs along with their related Samsung Magician software (yes, Rapid Mode does gives you a boost) but....their Data Migration Software is not up to the same standard of quality. Be prepared that you "might" need to buy cloning software in addition to the Geek Squad Certified Refurbished SSD. Other than this glitch, I'm a happy customer. Hopefully I have provided some helpful feedback for some upgraders out there.

    Feb 29, 2020 09:35
  • Review by DMC12, 10 out of 10
    Great drive for a great price!!!

    Bought this drive to replace an older HDD in a 5 year old Dell. Drive is in perfect condition with only 4 power ons and 2 hours of use. Windows 8.1 installed in less than 15 from a USB drive. Easy set up and blazing fast. Brought new life to my 5 year old machine.

    Feb 07, 2020 08:10
  • Review by ToddK, 10 out of 10
    Samsung 860 EVO refurbished

    This seems like a great deal for a 500GB Samsung 860 EVO for about $60.00. Once I checked it in the Samsung Magician software, it appears that the drive was powered on for 4 hours or so and had roughly 600GB of data written to it. I registered it with Samsung and the warranty shows good until November 20th of 2023. Time will tell if this is really a good deal. So far, it is very speedy and no issues other than I could not get it to initialize in the OS on a mechanical drive under drive management. I used a free partition software to create a partition and it showed right up with no issues. Then I installed the latest version of my OS (1809) on this SSD and have been up and running since. Very pleased with my purchase.

    Jan 11, 2019 07:33
  • Review by mizzourah, 10 out of 10
    Snappy drive; made a world of difference!

    Inserted this into a relatively old Windows laptop; installation was super straightforward and the Samsung Software (mentioned in the instruction manual) did a great job cloning my previous drive. Laptop is immediately 10x faster. I'm sure the drive is limited by the SATA connection, but for folks like me without the PCI connection this is the best we can get and it's a worthwhile upgrade.

    Sep 10, 2021 15:44
  • Review by BSG1000, 10 out of 10
    Seriously Upgrade! Desktop Fastest it’s Ever Been!

    bought this to finally upgrade my stock Macbook pro 13inch mid 2012 HDD which was only 5400 speed and was a disc drive. This SSD has turned my dated pre-college macbook pro into a beast! I can boot my laptop, applications and basically anything in less than a few seconds!

    I also completely wiped my HDD and started with a fresh Mac OS on this drive and then added back my apps/files. I also maxed out my previously 8GB ram setup with a full 16GB of ram. This machine now runs as fast as any new Macbook pro on the market (or very close). My Processor might only be duel core, but it's a Intel i7 none the less, and with this new ram and this SSD of 1TB, I am able to open and run any Adobe software simultaneously with Spotify running and web browsing on youtube with almost zero loading times!

    May 11, 2021 14:06
  • Review by Christian, 10 out of 10
    Samsung SSD

    It works really good. It was really easy to set up. Note that t does not come with the cables you will have to get those separately.

    Nov 19, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Kee01, 10 out of 10
    Original Packaging

    It came under original package and works as original retail unit and not able to find any difference. Good choice with less money.

    Nov 12, 2021 22:22
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 970 EVO Plus 1TB Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) SSD with V-NAND Technology
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Upgrade your computer's performance with this Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD. The 1TB capacity accommodates plenty of files and videos, while read speeds of up to 3500MB/sec. make data transfer easy. This Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD features sequential write speeds of up to 3300MB/sec. for quick file storage.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    4 Features
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 1GB cache buffer: Offers rapid processing speed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by N8iveWarMachine, 10 out of 10
    Definitely recommend

    I was wary about buying a refurbished nvme ssd but didn't hesitate because I could buy a geek squad warranty with it so if anything went bad I could replace it or use the amount I paid for it and buy brand new, I love best buys geek squad warranty. I posted pictures of my built gaming pc comparing my first initial install 980 pro nvme to the refurbished 970 pro nvme of power on count/hours. So basically the refurbished 970 pro was brand new, I didn't keep track when I bought it to expand my hard drive memory as my 980 pro got full. Just for curiosity I downloaded Crystaldiskinfo to take a look at the refurbished 970 pro before I wrote this review and was amazed, I installed the 970 pro same day I bought it

    Apr 11, 2021 14:04
  • Review by mitojo, 10 out of 10
    Don’t sleep on those Best Buy emails!

    This was a Best Buy recommendation I got in an email. I got two of these at almost half price. The

    Discount was due to them being open box. When I ran disk utility they were both almost brand new. Got one as my boot drive, the other in a small enclosure for pocket sized data with the quickness.

    Apr 30, 2021 19:31
  • Review by BosnianPCParts, 10 out of 10
    Buy It On Sale!

    Ive Purchased So Many And Have Never Had Issues, Amazing Load Speeds And Installs!

    Oct 10, 2021 12:28
  • Review by 007s, 10 out of 10
    Excellent NVMe

    Outstanding Gen 3 NVMe ... one of the best. I got this refurbished 970 EVO Plus 1TB for 115 dollars and it had 0 write/read hours on it. Came in original packaging also. Working well so far and temps for me stay around 41C. My benchmark shows 3400+ Seq Read and 3300+ Seq Write.

    Nov 08, 2021 10:40
  • Review by eric, 10 out of 10
    very good deal!!

    Very few reads, maybe 8 power cycles, that was a very good deal. I love best buy!

    Oct 17, 2021 11:38
  • Review by Flameshark, 10 out of 10
    best!

    Great! reliable storage and super fast speeds! best in the market!

    Oct 20, 2021 03:29
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Good speedy storage for PC

    I bought this refurbished SSD from Geeksquad since it was discounted to the price of the regular 970 Evo. I was concerned at first but since my build everything has been running very smoothly. No issues and very fast! Start up times have drastically decreased, especially if you go from HDD.

    Would recommend 5/5

    May 15, 2020 16:37
  • Review by Kenn, 10 out of 10
    Only Samsung for SSD.

    I suggest everyone to get Samsung SSD. They don't secretly switch or change your controller or cheap out on parts. Long lasting and fast nvme

    Jul 06, 2021 11:23
  • 9.6score
    CORSAIR - MP600 CORE 1TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal Solid State Drive with Heatsink
    Description

    The CORSAIR MP600 CORE Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD uses Gen4 PCIe technology with blazing fast sequential read speeds of up to 4,950MB/sec and sequential write speeds of up to 3,800MB/sec. High-density 3D QLC NAND flash memory stores more data in the same amount of space than previous generation memory, with longevity up to 1,440TB Written. Contained in a compact M.2 2280 form factor with a built-in aluminum heatspreader and connecting over a high-speed NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 interface, the MP600 CORE is easy to install into a compatible motherboard and is backed by a five-year warranty. If you’re looking for extreme storage performance, go with Gen4 for blazing fast speed.

    8 Features
  • Extreme Gen4 Storage Performance: A PCIe Gen4 x4 controller delivers up to 4,950MB/sec sequential read and 3,800MB/sec sequential write speeds, for blazing fast read, write, and response times.
  • High-speed Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 Interface: Using PCIe Gen4 technology for maximum bandwidth, the MP600 CORE delivers incredible storage performance.
  • High-Density 3D QLC NAND: Stores more data in the same amount of physical space than previous generation memory cells, offering a superb value.
  • Built-in Aluminum Heatspreader: Helps disperse heat and reduce throttling, so your SSD maintains sustained high performance.
  • Outstanding Endurance: Guaranteed for up to 1,440TB Written, the MP600 CORE’s longevity ensures that it will reliably store your data through many years of use.
  • Compact M.2 2280 Form Factor: Fits directly into your motherboard.
  • CORSAIR SSD Toolbox Software: Enables advanced drive controls from your desktop including secure erase and firmware updates.
  • Comprehensive Five-year Warranty: Long-term reliability and industry-leading customer support for peace of mind.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Robert84, 10 out of 10
    Corsier 1tb ssd drive

    Works great 1TB ssd drive of memory on my ps5 with built in heat sink..

    Oct 15, 2021 22:05
  • Review by Wolfgang, 10 out of 10
    Oh yeaaaa!!

    Running this with MSI Z-590 Pro Wifi motherboard and i5-11600K CPU. Boots my system and video games in seconds!!

    Jul 23, 2021 17:48
  • Review by an4564, 8 out of 10
    Works with ps5

    Works with my ps5. Read speed was over 5500 which meets the ps5 required read speeds. Only reason for 4 stars is due to the heatsink, its huge. Too tall for the ps5 ssd cover to be put back on, I left my ssd cover but the ps5 side panel went back on no problem.

    Oct 08, 2021 13:56
  • Review by Great, 10 out of 10
    Best Buy

    Best Buy for the money. It's not the fastest Gen 4 drive, but it is faster than many of the Gen 3 drives that are priced higher.

    Oct 10, 2021 11:20
  • Review by Joshua, 10 out of 10
    Works with Ps5

    Works great for the Ps5 no issues a all. Loads games fast and it’s a good price.

    Oct 22, 2021 17:02
  • Review by Woodmeister, 10 out of 10
    Time will tell

    Quality build, good heat sink, should provide years of service.

    Sep 30, 2021 04:31
  • 9.6score
    ADATA - XPG GAMMIX S70 1TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Enjoy next-gen performance with the XPG GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 solid state drive (SSD). The SSD is capable of reaching blazing-fast read/write speeds of up to 7400/6400/MB per second. In combination with Dynamic SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer, the GAMMIX S70 gives you a performance boost for video editing, rendering, and gaming. Equipped with 3D NAND Flash memory, the S70 offers capacities of up to 2TB. The S70 supports LDPC error correcting code technology to detect and fix a comprehensive range of data errors for accurate data transmissions. In addition, with End-to-End (E2E) Data Protection, RAID Engine support, and AES 256-bit Encryption, the S70 ensures data security and integrity.

    7 Features
  • PCI Express 4 x4 (NVMe) interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Warranty: 5 year Limited Warranty.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • Free SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility Software: Making it a breeze to move from HDD to SSD.
  • 1TB Storage Capacity: Plenty of storage space and designed for gaming.
  • Compatible with Windows: For use with your existing computers.
  • Performance matters: Live life in the fast lane, whether you're looking to boost your system's overall responsiveness or load games and levels quickly, allowing you to cut down on your wait time, getting you back into action and ahead of the game.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by I11700k, 10 out of 10
    M.2

    Easy to set. Fast performance got this for my gaming pc and it doesn’t take much time for loading into games. Also has cut down over half the time for downloading. FYI If you do get this it does have a heat shield on it so if you mob had a heat shield cover over your m.2 slot you will most likely have to leave that off.

    Jun 06, 2021 16:28
  • Review by Isac, 10 out of 10
    Perfect fit for my needs

    Built a computer that can do anything. Thanks to it's computing power, it was a perfect fit for my build. Gaming or cpu based jobs are blown by in a breeze. Fast read and write speeds are exactly what i wanted/needed and this so far is the best i have found because of its cache. Do look up pricing, as Best Buy price matches, thats why i shop here. So don't snoose on that.

    Jul 17, 2021 06:38
  • Review by 0v3rk1ll, 10 out of 10
    XPG Is Best

    best ssd I ever had. Fast like hell and a lot of space for a main drive.

    Nov 19, 2021 19:20
  • Review by Blue, 8 out of 10
    For the PS5 it works

    Got it for the PS5, and even though it doesn't fit perfectly in the slot for the ssd, it still seems to be working perfectly fine. I would have liked it to be little less expensive.

    Sep 03, 2021 15:57
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - 870 QVO 4TB SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Single Unit Version
    Description

    Samsung 870 QVO 4TB Internal 2.5” SATA III Solid State Drive for Laptops and Desktops Single Unit version

    5 Features
  • Go Big, do More: The 870 QVO is Samsung’s latest 2nd generation QLC SSD with up to 4TB of storage capacity. Dependable storage for PCs and laptops, with performance you can trust.
  • Ehnanced in Every Way: Expanded SATA interface , the 870 EVO improves random access speed and performance
  • Boost Capacity: The 870 QVO is available in 1, 2 and 4TB. Upgrade to the latest in SATA SSD technology to thrive in today’s digital world.
  • Reliable and sustainable: sustainableThe capacity of the 4TB 870 QVO increases reliability up to 1,440 TBW (terabytes written) using a refined ECC (error-correcting code) algorithm for stable performance. Plus, it's backed by a limited 3 year warranty* for ultimate peace of mind.
  • World's No.1 Flash Memory Brand: Experience the performance and reliability from the world's number one brand for flash memory since 2003*. All firmware and components, including Samsung's world-renowned DRAM and NAND, are produced in-house, allowing end-to-end integration for quality you can trust.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DeeJay23, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Quality Storage

    Another amazing Samsung dfive that is simlle to install and has very easy to use software support if needed.

    I have two Samsung sata ssd's along with a 970 plus and 980 pro nvme drives & storage read/write is always blisteringly quick.

    May 25, 2021 10:24
  • Review by ComputerUser, 10 out of 10
    4TB needs a certain Bios to use FYI

    All the Samsung SSD drives are great, but keep in mind you need a certain bios setting to use. I have an older computer and did not have this. It will be the same requirement needed by the new Windows 11, fyi. I returned the 4tb and purchased the 2TB.

    Oct 08, 2021 17:38
  • Review by Louis, 10 out of 10
    No complaints here

    Using in a USB 3.1 enclosure on an Xbox Series X for external storage. Games load only a few seconds slower than internal storage. Keeps all that precious space open for Series X specific games that must be played from the internal storage (or an expansion card if you have one). Transferring games back and forth is also quite reasonable time wise if you have more Series X games than internal space available. I have used about 2 TB of space and have 138 games plus tons of DLC installed on this drive. Very satisfied with this Samsung drive as storage for my Xbox Series X. All of this should apply the same for someone looking to add storage to an Xbox Series S too.

    Dec 12, 2020 05:49
  • Review by ALBSmoove, 10 out of 10
    Great Purchase Overall

    So far so good. I originally purchased this SSD for my laptop only to learn that my laptop ssd was NVMe. I replaced my 2TB Samsung QVO in my PS4 PRO.

    Sep 10, 2021 17:05
  • Review by rockeypoint, 10 out of 10
    Great ssd

    Plenty of space for games. Great speed. Bought on sale so great price too

    Oct 22, 2021 21:32
  • Review by DjLeeMix, 10 out of 10
    Samsung SSD 4TB

    Fast and reliable, great for gaming pc. Got enough space for all my games. You can not beat an SSD storage.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:46
  • Review by riveraabel3, 10 out of 10
    4TB SSD

    EXCELLENT FOR BACKING UP VIDEO'S, MUSIC AND PICTURE'S

    Oct 16, 2021 21:56
  • Review by Barron, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Great product. Exactly what I was looking for in a drive.

    Sep 17, 2021 19:36
  • 9.6score
    ADATA - Ultimate Series SU800 256GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive
    Description

    The SU800 solid state drive lives up to its Ultimate name with 3D NAND Flash that provides higher storage density, efficiency, and reliability than traditional 2D NAND. It features intelligent SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer to boost read/write performance even further. Featuring LDPC ECC and technologies such as high TBW (total bytes written) and DEVSLP (Device Sleep), the Ultimate SU800 instantly upgrades notebook and desktop PCs with superior stability, durability, and power efficiency. In addition, users can download ADATA in-house developed SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility software for free to enjoy easy data management and migration. Implementing advanced 3D NAND Flash, the Ultimate SU800 features bigger storage capacities, higher efficiency, and rugged reliability with better cost-performance ratios than ever. The Ultimate SU800 reaches read/write speeds of 560MB/s and 520MB/s to accelerate PCs. Thanks to the flexibility of 3D NAND, we can offer the Ultimate SU800 in diverse capacities, ranging from 128GB to 2TB. You get more choice for different needs, whether for an OS boot drive or a mass storage drive. All Ultimate SU800 models provide high TBW (Total Bytes Written), meaning the number of times an SSD can write its entire capacity in one lifespan. The Ultimate SU800’s TBW rating outranks comparable models, indicating a longer-lasting SSD. The intelligent SLC caching algorithm allows NAND Flash memory to operate in single-level cell mode and boosts read/write performance. In addition, with the support of DRAM Cache Buffer, read/write performance can be as much as double that of solid state drives that lack a DRAM cache, or in other words that can't use system memory as an SSD buffer for high intensity tasks. Low density parity check error correcting code has been implemented on the Ultimate SU800, leading to a massive reduction in data errors and an equal increase in data integrity. It therefore protects your valuable content against corruption to a much greater extent than non-ECC SSDs or even SSDs that use basic BCH error correction. By supporting RAID Engine and Data Shaping, the Ultimate SU800 ensures data integrity and delivers extended SSD lifespan for better, longer-lasting stability and return on investment. Utilizing high quality materials and advanced technologies, the Ultimate SU800 outperforms traditional HDDs by a huge factor, with particular benefits in boot up and seek time, as well as overall much faster read/write throughput. The Ultimate SU800 supports DEVSLP (Device Sleep) technology for better energy efficiency. This results in lower electricity costs and prolonged battery life. Compared to traditional HDDs, the Ultimate SU800 consumes just 8% of the power while in idle mode, and 80% less power during regular operation. For users who often travel or go on business trips, the Ultimate SU800 is a great partner with high mobility and power-saving abilities that go easy on notebook batteries. Every Ultimate SU800 purchase qualifies for free downloads of ADATA SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility. SSD Toolbox allows users to monitor and manage the Ultimate SU800, with drive status, wear level, and lifespan information. Data migration utilities are especially helpful for users making the move from HDD to SSD, as they are designed for simple and quick backup and migration of the contents of entire drives, including the operating system.

    8 Features
  • SATA III interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Warranty: 3 year Limited Warranty
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • Free SSD Toolbox and Migration Utility Software: Making it a breeze to move from HDD to SSD
  • 256GB Storage Capacity: Plenty of storage space for gaming, music, movies and any of your needs.
  • Data transfer rates up to 520 MBps: Ultra fast response when updating files
  • Interface SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III): For easy connection to your computer.
  • Performance matters: Live life in the fast lane, whether you're looking to boost your system's overall responsiveness or load games and levels quickly, allowing you to cut down on your wait time, getting you back into action and ahead of the game.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Briguy, 10 out of 10
    Great !!

    Super Fast! Awesome SSD for the money! Easy to use in my current system and the speed is amazing upgrade!

    Jul 26, 2021 16:55
  • Review by Dream, 10 out of 10
    Works well

    Used for an eh performing laptop that had an HDD in it. Sped it up substantially, HDDs are obsolete for a primary drive.

    Apr 09, 2021 17:24
  • Review by Duck, 10 out of 10
    Faster speed desktop

    GREAT, PC now loads up in just a few seconds instead of minutes, faster speed pc now.

    May 02, 2021 14:35
  • Review by Jhoanne, 8 out of 10
    Great buy

    Brother love it!!!!! Been looking for a while !!!!

    Nov 13, 2020 22:42
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 980 PRO 1TB Internal PCI Express 4.0 x4 (NVMe) Solid State Drive
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Upgrade your computing setup with this refurbished Samsung 980 PRO internal SSD. The 1TB capacity provides ample storage space for downloads and installation packages, while the read speed of up to 7000MB/sec. offers swift data access. This Samsung 980 PRO internal SSD has a compact form factor design for compatibility with a wide range of devices.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    6 Features
  • 1TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies, and other files.
  • Maximum speed: 980 PRO is raising the bar for NVMe SSD delivering read speeds up to 7000MB/sec.
  • Efficient M.2 SSD: The 980 PRO SSD comes in a compact M.2 2280 form factor, thus optimizing power efficiency, making it ideal for building high-performance computing systems.
  • Next-level SSD performance: Unleash the power of this Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD for next-level computing.
  • Winning combination: Designed for hardcore gamers and tech-savvy users, the 980 PRO SSD offers high-performance bandwidth and throughput for heavy-duty applications in gaming, graphics, data analytics and more.
  • Reliable thermal control: To ensure stable performance, 980 PRO uses nickel coating to help manage the controller's heat level and a heat spreader label to deliver effective thermal control of the NAND chip.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Pelo, 10 out of 10
    Ps5

    I bought this to add more memory to my ps5 and it works just fine but you have to add a heat sink

    Sep 26, 2021 00:02
  • Review by Gongbaifei, 8 out of 10
    Good performance in good condition

    Good performance in general. But it is not fast as I expected. The performance is similar the stock Hynix SSD comes with ASUS ROG M16.

    Oct 22, 2021 17:51
  • Review by Mario, 10 out of 10
    faster than any ssd ive used

    good with 3700x, and 3080 since PCIe 4.0 is utilized both .

    Oct 12, 2020 00:30
  • Review by mikeroeder, 10 out of 10
    Best price around for the best SSD around

    I pre-ordered a Framework DIY laptop and opted to not get the SSD or RAM from them. The options from Framework were WD which were not SSD's I had experience with, so I opted to find a Samsung 1TB. This 980 PRO showed up in the refurbished at a great price so I jumped on it.

    I've ordered most of my Samsung SSD's as Geek Squad Certified Refurbished and have had no issues with them.

    So, I'm happy with my purchase.

    Aug 20, 2021 16:46
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 860 EVO 250GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Keep files secure with this refurbished 250GB Samsung EVO solid-state drive. TurboWrite technology delivers write speeds of up to 520MB/sec. for fast data transfers, and the tough hardware encryption lets you password protect important documents. This powerful Samsung EVO solid-state drive ensures fluid communication with your computer for quick startups.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    4 Features
  • 250GB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • SATA III interface up to 600 Mbps: Offers a simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 550MB/sec. read and up to 520MB/sec. write speed: Ensure quick response when updating files.
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: Helps safeguard sensitive data.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RickyVonRicky, 10 out of 10
    Speed, Reliability and Value... but the packaging

    I have purchased over 100 of these Geek Squad Samsung SSD’s for my business and everyone work great. I figured I would get a bad one here and there but never have I had one not work or later not work. I would rather have this open box Samsung then other brands that have died on me throughout the years

    I do have a complaint, but it has to do with shipping. If you buy more than 1, each one will come in a fairly large box and sometimes I buy over 20. It’s a huge mess and fill up my recycle bin if I don’t break down each box. BestBuy can easily fit 20 in 1 box and save me the time to break down all the boxes. Its sounds easy but trust me it takes time. Plus, it's better for the environment.

    Overall, I will continue to buy these SSD's and I appreciate the cost saving BestBuy offers.

    May 15, 2020 16:22
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Very Fast Drive

    Ive had my drive for about 6 months and have it setup as storage for my security cameras. The drive is constantly being written to and I haven't had any issues out of it. The drive is performing really well considering I bought it as refurbished. Definitely considering buying an other one.

    Nov 09, 2021 04:17
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Fast SSD

    Great ssd, it is quick and I have not had any issues with it. I think Samsung makes some of the best products and this ssd is one of them. The price is also fair compared to other brands.

    Aug 29, 2021 11:02
  • Review by omniender, 10 out of 10
    Very quick loading times

    This turned out to be a wonderful replacement for my hard disk drive, and games load up much snappier and there are much less hiccups!

    Sep 16, 2021 01:37
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Runs good. Like new

    Runs good so far. No issue as a openbox one. Would try more things like this

    Oct 22, 2021 14:20
  • Review by Victor, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding!

    I bought this 250GB model after getting the 500GB variant recertified drive from Best Buy. I ran tests on it before shelving it for the next project; SMART data shows very low hours powered on and absolutely no faults detected, and benchmarking it on the test bed's SATA 3Gb/S interface shows transfer rates 90% of the interface's capability. The 500GB is installed in a desktop with 6 Gb/S SATA interface and it is fast and bulletproof reliable so far.

    I suspect Best Buy is getting these after customers have a bad experience with cloning attempts. I load the OS fresh (Linux Mint for me; I don't need Windows anymore) and don't have any problems. They work like new with the assurance they made it past infant mortality.

    Aug 07, 2020 16:53
  • Review by Cryptocrackhead, 10 out of 10
    Scoodyboop bop bop

    Issa good. I like it. I miss unemployment. Yuheurd

    Oct 30, 2021 00:00
  • Review by Boltz78, 10 out of 10
    Works great so far.

    So far so good, works great. Got the item like new, but the box is torn up.

    Sep 25, 2021 11:25
  • 9.6score
    Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe 2TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    The slim, fast Seagate® FireCuda® 520 PCIe Gen4 SSD is nearly 45% faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSD. It provides plug-and-play compatibility with the latest generation of powerful AMD Ryzen™ processors as well as PCIe Gen4 motherboards, and delivers an extreme boost in performance with the latest 3D TLC NAND technology. Backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0 platforms. Perfect for pro-level gamers. Seagate equivalent and backward compatible models: ZP1000GM3A002.

    5 Features
  • 2TB storage capacity: Choose from multiple capacities, and store your gaming library on your boot drive.
  • Leverage maximum sequential read and write speeds: Up to 5000MB/s and 4400MB/s, and random read/write up to 760K/700K IOPS
  • PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe interface: Take advantage of up to 45% more speed than Gen3 M.2 NVMe and up to 9× faster sequential reads than SATA SSDs.
  • Easily upgrade: Compatible with Gen4 motherboards and fully backwards compatible with all PCIe 3.0 platforms
  • Free software included: Download free SeaTools SSD software to take advantage of drive performance reporting, S.M.A.R.T. attributes, health monitoring, firmware updates, diagnostics, managing logs—and multiple gamer theme options.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bruce, 10 out of 10
    Seagate FireCuda 520 2TB SSD

    Installed and transferred my files easily! It's fast and been running flawlessly for a couple hundred hours now. I've been using Seagate HD's for many years with total reliability and have been using a Samsung 1TB SSD for my system and program files . I needed a larger drive and when I saw the Seagate 2TB Gen 4 FireCuda SSD I had no second thoughts about using it. My Asus X99 Deluxe II motherboard is PCIe Gen 3 but I went with the Seagate 520 series so that I will be able to utilize its max speed when I go to my next build which will be Gen 4.

    Feb 08, 2021 13:18
  • Review by PJ23, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD Card

    Works great in my new computer build. Lightning fast, expensive but I picked it up on sale. Would recommend

    Nov 19, 2021 18:07
  • Review by daniiiel, 10 out of 10
    Great Speed, Amazing Endurance

    Firecuda 520 is hard to beat. Great speeds and what a lot of people don't pay attention to is the endurance of this NVMe. It's TBW is far superior to other NVMe, especially against Samsung's line of NVMe.

    May 27, 2021 10:29
  • Review by Eric, 10 out of 10
    Fast

    Fast. Solid RAM. A bit expensive, but seems to be the best in the market for just about anything you can do on a computer.

    May 08, 2021 14:31
  • Review by Ryanm005, 10 out of 10
    Online purchase

    The price was competitive, and excellent service!!

    Mar 07, 2021 00:52
  • Review by keymaster, 8 out of 10
    keymaster

    I got this on sale for $379, great for endurance 3600 TBW but not speed for read and write, was hoping this can take full advantage of gen 4 nvme speed

    Jun 01, 2021 23:14
  • 9.6score
    50
    PNY
    PNY - XLR8 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
    Description

    Improve boot times with this PNY XLR8 M.2 NVMe SSD. Sequential read speeds up to 3500MB/sec. and sequential write speeds up to 3000 MB/sec. ensure quick file storage and access, while the 2TB capacity offers ample storage space. This PNY XLR8 M.2 NVMe SSD features no moving parts for quiet performance and reliability.

    3 Features
  • 2TB storage capacity: Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
  • PCI Express interface: Offers simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 3500 MBps: For quick response when updating files.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ChaosLogic, 10 out of 10
    Priced Lower Than Others I Saw

    This SSD was priced well when I compared it to competitors. Given the speed, amount of storage, and price it was a no brainier. So far I haven't have any issues with the SSD. The SSD wasn't inside a static free bag and one side of the SSD isn't protected very well inside the box. The speed is as I expected it to be. I would recommend this to a friend.

    Nov 01, 2019 13:44
  • Review by MaynezSE, 10 out of 10
    Unbeatable price per GB

    This thing performs like a charm, it has very high read and write speeds, a high capacity and it costs the same as 1 TB NVMe from Samsung.

    It’s easy to install and setup, I personally did a clean Windows 10 installation and it just worked.

    The packaging is bad, it doesn’t seem to protect very good what’s inside.

    Feb 04, 2020 20:46
  • Review by ARao, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Product

    In my HP Envy 795-0020 PC (16 gb RAM, i7-8700 CPU), First I installed 2 tb PNY SSD in a PCIe3 x4 -> NVMe adaptor. I am able to successful cloning the original M.2 SATA 250 gb SSD located in the mother board M.2 slot to the PNY drive. Subsequently replaced the M.2 SATA 256 g SSD with the 2tb PNY drive into the M.2 slot of the mother board without any problem.

    PNY drive performance was exceptionally fast as advertised. See the Crystal Disk Mark benchmark figures of PNY NVMe SSD and original SATA SSD.

    Jan 05, 2020 11:47
  • Review by Barb, 10 out of 10
    Great SSD Drive didn't fit my computer

    I really wish this drive would have communicated with my computer but it didn't work with my HP computer - the Geek Squad confirmed it with HP and the drive they said was the biggest HP said would work for it was No longer available from HP so I ended up returning the drive and actually bought a new computer thru Best Buy - a 17.3" Dell Inspiron with a 2tb hard drive and a 260ish gb ssd drive which I love!!! I"m sorry but I cannot give ratings on the drive itself as I never used it.

    Oct 09, 2020 18:49
  • Review by Buck, 10 out of 10
    PNY - 2TB Internal PCI Express SSD Wonderful

    I could not be more happy with this drive. It reads fast it writes fast and it boots fast. It reliable and can and has been formatted and partitioned Several times to my complete satisfaction! I can recommend PNY - 2TB Internal PCI Express SSD to any one who needs to maximize Disc storage! In reference this product was installed on my HP Laptop - 17-by3613dx.

    Aug 08, 2020 09:15
  • Review by Lefab, 10 out of 10
    Super speedy

    So I installed this drive to a OWC thunderbolt 3 enclosure and it is amazingly fast. I connected to my Mac and it is as good as a native drive with TB3 connection. 2 TB is great for all the 4K video editing work.

    Sep 18, 2020 15:44
  • Review by ryanmcv, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Speed and Unmatched Value

    I was looking for a 2TB NVME SSD to add to my Alienware m17 R2 gaming laptop which only came with 512MB of storage. Some 2TB NVME drives from other brands cost almost double the price, so I was skeptical of the speed and quality of this PNY drive. I'm happy to report that there was really nothing to worry about -- this drive is excellent and nearly as fast as the most popular retail NVME drives from Samsung. CrystalDiskMark reports sequential read speeds of nearly 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speeds of almost 3,000 MB/s. Random 4K read/write speeds are slightly slower than Samsung drives, but it's absolutely not noticeable in day-to-day use.

    Bottom line: If you're looking for a high-capacity NVME drive to expand the storage of your laptop or desktop computer, this should be at the top of your list. The value is nearly unmatched at this storage capacity/price point.

    Tip for Alienware m17 R2 users: You will have to tweak some settings to get your system to recognize this as a secondary drive. Once you install it in the second NVME slot, you will need to change your system's SATA operation mode from RAID to AHCI. This requires changing the setting in the BIOS as well as running a command via Command Prompt in Windows 10. Search Google for the following phrase and follow the instructions in the first article that appears: "SOLUTION: Switch Windows 10 from RAID/IDE to AHCI operation"

    Jan 16, 2020 10:17
  • Review by jada0230, 10 out of 10
    Great way to boost up your computer

    I upgraded my PC storage from 128 GB to this 2 TB SSD. My computer runs super fast and I have a ton of storage for all my photos.

    Geek squad installed this for me as and got my laptop back in 2 days.

    Jul 18, 2020 09:11
  • 9.6score