August 26, 2019 HomeArticlesSSD Review – Which Should You Buy? – 2017 Edition SSD Review – Which Should You Buy? – 2017 Edition By Maxine Hayes Articles, Blog 100 Comments Hello and welcome to tech deals which solid state drive should you buy in 2017 For your new computer or upgrading an existing computer I have tested 35 different drives and brought you the best 10 which you can see here on the desk Tags:240GB, 250GB, 256GB, 275GB, 480GB, 500GB, 512GB, 525GB, 850 EVO, A400, ADATA, benchmark, blue, computer, Computer Upgrade, Crucial, hdd, Kingston, MX300, NVMe, OCZ, pc, Performance, review, Samsung, SanDisk, SATA, Solid State Drive, ssd, SSD vs HDD, SU 800, SU 900, SU800, SU900, Testing, the, Toshiba, Trion 150, Ultra II, Upgrade, UV400, WD, Western Digital, What to buy?, which, Which Should You Buy?, Which SSD?, you Related Posts affliate marketing in telugu- how to do affiliate marketing without a website-affliate tips n tricks $1000 BEAUTY HAUL: Lush, Style Nanda 3CE, & More! Building the Ultimate Sleeper Gaming PC About Author admin 100 Comments Tech Deals UPDATE – NVMe SSD Review next week, this video is all about SATA Drives… NOTE – Prices change VERY often for these drives, there is a sale on one or more of them almost every week, so check them all to see where the deal is each week… 35 Drives – The 35 drives tested ranged from the 10 you see here to other models such as the SanDisk SSD Plus, Corsair Force LE, Crucial BX200, SanDisk X400s, Transcend 370s, Silicon Power S55, and older drives such as the Intel 300 series. I didn't include every benchmark to try and keep down the clutter and frankly the ones not included aren't worth considering, so I focused on the 10 good drives! August 9, 2017 Reply Dean Shulze I have several of the Crucial SSDs, 2 in the 500 GB range and a 1 TB drive. I bought the Crucial drives because of the supplied cloning software and instructional resources on the website. One of the 500 GB drives has been in service for over 4 years. The 1 TB has been in service on my main desktop for about 4 Years. I have never had a problem. Recently cloned a 500 GB drive on a Win 10 laptop. the process was quick and easy with the Crucial instructions. I can definitely recommend Crucial, however Western Digital has purchased SanDisk and I am sure the WD SSDs will perform well. Samsung has been a leading brand for years. It is hard to go wrong with a SSD and prices keep dropping. September 21, 2018 Reply maw kuri hey man can you make a video on dram vs dramless ssd and recommend what the best ssd(dramless) should be used for a budget to midrange systems.. September 21, 2018 Reply Masa Odaka I love your explanations – fair, easy to understand and covering many aspects. Thank you for being so informative September 23, 2018 Reply djstr0b3 Unsubscribed from Linus Tech Tips because of clickbait and useless, no value videos. You are my tech guide now. Awesome videos mate! Please add Amazon AU. I'll definitely use you affiliate link. September 26, 2018 Reply Mike Gonzalez You should have a few million subs…Amazing work!!! September 27, 2018 Reply Joe Wilson What about stacking the hard drives to add more storage ? October 2, 2018 Reply huge yikes Is Seagate a good brand when it comes to SSD? October 4, 2018 Reply giancarlo forero Do I need a Samsung Evo for an Acer Nitro Five i7? October 5, 2018 Reply nemoran Thanks, very informative. October 6, 2018 Reply Nordic Dunn Videos look like they were made in 1990ties October 8, 2018 Reply xDog .SoldieRx I upgraded my laptop 2.5'' hdd to the MX300 512GB when I saw this video 1 yr ago. Best bang for buck. Still working great to this day. Sick speeds on Win10. Edit: mistake, not 500, was a 300. The 300 was on clearance sale and the 500 not yet in market back then. October 10, 2018 Reply M Iftekhar Abir I want to buy a ssd for installing Windows. Which size should i go for October 13, 2018 Reply Cepha so do you recommend the Kingston a400. October 13, 2018 Reply Christian Lin I have a dell inspiron 7567 and im thinking about changing the hdd for an ssd. i intend to use it as my main drive and get a 1tb ssd. anyone have suggestions? October 16, 2018 Reply Parikshit Rao Very informative video. Thanks for solving this SSD confusion! October 19, 2018 Reply Cutting Edge Cool Your in-depth reviews are awesome! October 20, 2018 Reply Vivian Stimpson Some things are faster than other things. And I'm all warm and fuzzy now. Thanks. October 22, 2018 Reply Tom B Excellent review & I have a simple interesting request. ?Could you look at the performance of four SATA3 SSDs in RAID0? In theory it should be ~3.5x better performance than anyone SATA3 SSD & thus close to NVME M.2 SSDs. Thks TomB October 23, 2018 Reply salimtheone I like how you explain things . Subscribed October 25, 2018 Reply Bobby Bobman Hey tech, crazy idea here but how about more entertaining videos. I love learning (probably more than the next guy if im honest) and I still just see this as a how to be practical channel. It would be awesome if you could wrap entertaining in some how. Been a sub since about 75k however long thats been. Love the content… But if the presentation were more intresting maybe you'd get more views. November 4, 2018 Reply Bobby Bobman Honestly you may have 900 videos but total you probably have like 90 topics covered 10 different ways… Which is great for informed purchases not as great for content that makes me want to sit down a relisten to old videos. November 4, 2018 Reply Naveed Yar Khan Very informative video November 5, 2018 Reply Harley Me none of them, since ram is cheap you simpy create a drive out of them. add a battery so the memory isnt volitile. and voila, you have a ramdrive thats not only FASTER then an ssd.. it has no limited writes.. (wont turn into an expensive doorstop) and can actually be cheaper, givin ran is so cheap here November 6, 2018 Reply geoff toner max headroom November 8, 2018 Reply SmartFool24 You’re like the Mr Rogers or Mr Wizard of tech and I find you almost scary but likable at the same time. I don’t know what that means but I trust you. November 8, 2018 Reply Fadi Khatro I can't thank you enough I have alienware from Dell and I'm going to go for what you said Samsung since it compatible with Dell I just wish you keep something for clone and fake ssd . How to spot it since there are everywhere November 9, 2018 Reply trustful hamster How does this guy know i want to fill up my ssd with cs go and overwatch November 10, 2018 Reply TaYbi 7 I just got 860 evo 500gb for 75$. Good deal or bad? November 11, 2018 Reply Casper is 480gb enough tho? November 15, 2018 Reply Coder Studio Hi, Is Kingston A400 worth to buy? November 18, 2018 Reply malamri424 The real noticeable difference is when you write large files (<30GB) and you run out of cache. November 21, 2018 Reply CAD Aniket such an awesome video, I really understood and learnt a lot from it! great explaining technique! very eloquent! November 24, 2018 Reply David Hyke Tl:DR just get a Samsung 850 evo November 25, 2018 Reply chas4702 I have only a hard drive in my system and I use it mainly to view internet, browsing, YouTube and watching video websites like Hulu and Korean drama websites. I am only using about 55GB total of my Hard Drive. November 28, 2018 Reply PJBearstein can SSDs' firmwares be updated in MacOS? November 29, 2018 Reply John L can anyone help me out. i have a 2012 MacBook pro and I'm gonna switch from WD to either 1 500gb SSD from Samsung or remove my dvd reader and install two 250GB SSD drives. im not gonna do anything crazy just everyday use and not much gaming only like minecraft. is it worth it removing dvd reader for a second 250GB SSD drive or one 500GB drive is plenty? i have plenty of space on my 500gb WD so im not using it up at all thanks December 2, 2018 Reply dr.deepak varshney which SSD with cloning software will work for dell inspiron n5010 15.6 inch December 7, 2018 Reply Captain K Even gold with samsung brand i wouldn't buy! December 12, 2018 Reply Antoine Finch Will an SSD help much with a SATA I pc? I ask because I don't see them for SATA I only see SATA II, III? What would be the transfer rate on a SATA I HP PAVILION P6654Y 4GB RAM QUAD Core processor? I know it's old like me! Was think about a 6 core 1055t cpu or 1065t upgrade but don't know if it's worth it with this old PC (1TB VIDEO card also) Merry Christmas December 26, 2018 Reply Ian Hart Starts talking about Samsung 850 Evo at 3:20 and again at 5:10 he mentions their cloning software. December 26, 2018 Reply Roger Nevez lifespan? December 28, 2018 Reply george maragos Hi. Over 12 months later and still useful as i need to replace my old 2010 HP laptop from the old mechanical drive with a new drive and i might as well go with a new SSD drive. Your tutorials are very good / excellent with clear information that is not all technical jargon Your presentation is excellent, If i can add 2 things which may just apply to this specific video – please do not take it as negative criticism (A) The graph initially surprised me, i then realized that the last item was clearly identified as a 7200RPM and in playing it back you did mention i t was there to compare SSD to HDD, this is great, but i would have used a different colour, the result bars are close to zero so no real way of doing that, but the product identification ie WD 1T 7200rpm may have been edited to another colour eg yellow or something to make it stand out as different or a older standard / benchmark. No big deal, i do this at work for excel to show comparison to lat year or 3 year average as i cant always have the odd one out of the bottom and if it is mixed in the other data due to fluctuating results it make it easy to spot (B) For most laptops there is only one physical space for a drive, commonly 2.5, some new ones may have both a 2.5 bay and a M.2 slot – so typically and on le equipment that is being replaced / upgraded you should can only get a good single SSD as you mentioned – and i agree on the capacity issue But for a desktop that has the space that can run 2 physical devices eg 2.5 or 3.5 can run for example a SSD for the boot device, then simply and cheaply buy a tradition HDD – mechanical hard disk drive , for people with games or media files, the price per Gig of a mechanical drive can easliy give you 3 to 5 times the storage space eg the price of say a 240G SSD is the same as a 1T HDD – I call it give and take or best of both worlds Again, excellent info as always RegardsGeorge December 31, 2018 Reply Truth Seeker Love the way you explain things. Straight, simple, precise. You are very practical in your explaination. You give details that matter. Thanks. January 2, 2019 Reply Ans Azeem Absolutely amazing explanation…Thank you January 5, 2019 Reply phillip kalaveras I don't see the Intel 545s in your top 10. How is that?Is it because Intel refused to pay you or give you free stuff to be on your list. January 8, 2019 Reply DJ SICK__BOY what about optane ssd ???? January 8, 2019 Reply Nick Hoover1979 Wride I use an SSD for Windows and HDD's for mass storage/scratch disks. I just bought a 256Gb Samsung 860 Pro to replace my ailing 120Gb Kingston HyperX Fury SSD. January 8, 2019 Reply Swee Seen 2019 January 13, 2019 Reply Rodz88 The most straight forward, no BS channel January 14, 2019 Reply Slavomír Maťo I wanna buy SATA SSD, but I don't know which if these three is better in performance, quality etc. : Samsung 860 Evo 1TB, Adata XPG SX950 960GB or Adata SU800 1TB? January 16, 2019 Reply Ikmal Izzat Johari Time for a 2018/19 updtae video? January 18, 2019 Reply Charliehorse ! My god… Your eyes cut straight through me. January 19, 2019 Reply ZACK FAIR no acts no drama no flashy music just straight up direct info you need by far the best out there is this one January 23, 2019 Reply Ronny Yok Is seagate ssd good to buy or not ?? January 26, 2019 Reply Logan Braveheart u showed every ssd but the wd blue -_- January 26, 2019 Reply SajeebTV Omg, you are the boss. Thanks man, appreciated! January 27, 2019 Reply broderp So why were the drives you didn't recommend not recommended? 🙂 Also of those you did review, which are more reliable? I know you say they are all virtually the same , so why would some of those brands on websites like Amazon ad other have such varying reviews? If there a quality issue that should you should consider? Love the reviews BTW. Thanks for putting this in a straight forward fashion and not just exclaim one as the best simply by reading the specs or by one simple, non-real world benchmark test. I would love a new shoot out with SSD 2TB and above. I'm not going to buy in 2019 anything smaller than 2TB, which seems to be the sweet spot in pricing. ($285-$325) January 28, 2019 Reply SheLLeY TRiCksTaR This man is so. Kind and very much accurate with the knowledge he has ❤️ February 6, 2019 Reply Szabolcs Mate 1:11 yeah… Most drives perform between the fastest and the slowest. Basically all, except the fastest and the slowest. (facepalm) Carry on.. 🙂 February 7, 2019 Reply Szabolcs Mate <120GB useless? Rubbish. Unless you can only have a single drive. Even in 2019 it's worth having a smaller system drive, and add a large data drive. On higher budget, buy a 120GB nvme and a 1TB sata, on a medium one a small Samsung for system and a large dram-less for data, and on a tight budget you buy any small ssd for system, and a 2nd hand hdd for bulk data. In fact, with care, even a 64GB sys drive will do, especially for W7, or even 32GB for linux. February 7, 2019 Reply THE TARDIS FILES Man i like your reviews February 9, 2019 Reply Andre Bonaparte Good Guy Youtuber: Says SSD Review, Delivers on reviews for ALL the SSD drives. 🕶#savage February 10, 2019 Reply BeardedAlbatross This guy is a beast. February 13, 2019 Reply Rev. Jonatas Bragatto This guy is the best technology teacher of YouTube! February 14, 2019 Reply Technology Problems Hi. Thanks for this informative video and thanks for making it as simple as possible by showing those complex and confusing charts. February 19, 2019 Reply Atom Particle Make review on fake teeth please February 20, 2019 Reply Atom Particle What about Intel's SSD? February 23, 2019 Reply Kaleb Jair González Arredondo Best tech reviewer I know to date! You're awesome man. February 25, 2019 Reply Armando Joao What think about colorful SSD? February 25, 2019 Reply Brian Fay this guy talks about alot of logic. very well. hes smart and dont overdo your self!! February 27, 2019 Reply Ivan Pratama Very helpful and straightforward, Thanks! March 1, 2019 Reply zaki alzubair Please answer my question: My laptop 1TB hdd failed and I want to switch to an ssd. But in order to my budget I can't afford 1 TB one. Is it suitable to get a 500 GB or not?? March 6, 2019 Reply Daniel Hardy You look like a young Roy walker March 21, 2019 Reply Prince Richard Dela Cruz Very informative i love it this guy deserves 1 million subscribers March 24, 2019 Reply MajorEasley I love how you started your video by giving us a quick comparison and a longer one if one wants to stay and watch the entire video. Thank you. April 5, 2019 Reply Ankit Saha Thanks for a perfect informative video. I will buy an A400 240GB. April 18, 2019 Reply Dakhanavar99 Regards on the suberb presentation and explanation about the various models. One more subscriber here. 🙂 . Btw, the 174 thumbs down, where the people that realized that they,have bought another ssd model instead of this ones presented! EDIT: bought today ( 18/04 ) here in Portugal the kingston A400 480gb for 49,90€ for replacing one of my 2 mechanical disks. Already have the v200 also from kingston! Think it was a good price! April 18, 2019 Reply Gregory Elliott I greatly appreciate the amount of work put into "Tech Deals". Thanks! April 19, 2019 Reply JEYMS What do you think about Dram-less ssd (ex: kingston a400) vs regular ssd (ex: crucial mx500) in terms of durability and reliability? April 27, 2019 Reply Bob Loblaw Can a SSD be defragmented ?? May 2, 2019 Reply Abhishek Shukla This was best ssd explanation video I saw on youtube. You have very well explained about all the aspects one should consider when buying ssd for normal users and power users. May 9, 2019 Reply B Sandoval Yeah this is outdated May 10, 2019 Reply Hitmanhitman21 Would you recommend using the program from ADATA or SanDisk (Acronis) for cloning/mirror imaging or the one from ASUS that's allowed w/owning one of their motherboards? I have a custom build gaming PC, so there's no pre-built OEM issues; also, I don't see the SanDisk Plus on the desk, so would you recommend it at all? May 13, 2019 Reply キティニャー i have a 1tb adata su800 and its pretty good May 19, 2019 Reply Zeal LavaCube You are a blessing to humanity! All the love ❤️❤️ May 19, 2019 Reply Guala Nejo make a new list for 2019 please May 24, 2019 Reply HeroofSomething Lmao I have a 256 ssd and for gaming I'd say you need at least 1tb ssd to be okay, I've already run out of space long ago and had to use the slow af 1tb HDD that came with the PC. Great video as always. You're clear as fuck, straight to the point, no 15 second intro, no yelling into the mic and loud background music. Keep it up, sub from me May 30, 2019 Reply Yethu Raj I have a 1 TB 2.5HDD on my laptop now planning to get an SATA-3 SSD of 240 GB. I am going to install it on my CD drive space with an 2.5HDD Cady . I am a Linux user, So is this a good idea, do I have an performance improvement if installing an SSD along with HDD. I want to install SSD for only the root partition and HDD for the Home, Boot and swap partition. Sir please reply June 2, 2019 Reply Mark Luther Co Thanks so much for the great work! Just wanted to ask what is the best ssd for my regular old 13 inch Macbook pro late 2011 with a good price? June 7, 2019 Reply Temmo Rijken WD blue 500gb was very cheap for me and works great, only thing i don't like is its sticker lol June 8, 2019 Reply Girish Pawar Shopping for SSD 1TB. Great information, i will look for SSD deal. June 11, 2019 Reply David Finlay Brilliant review. Great work. July 2, 2019 Reply fred jones Very professional discussion July 6, 2019 Reply timnguyen60 Samsung and Patriot SSD. The best i ever build Desktop and upgrade Laptop in my first built SSD on computer. July 10, 2019 Reply Soufi Abdullah Where can i pay you for this video July 12, 2019 Reply John Swisher Will you do an update to this video? July 24, 2019 Reply No Name This needs a 2019 update August 2, 2019 Reply Man of Hokuto Why didnt you test the wd blue ssd? August 2, 2019 Reply Mr. Wonderful To me Samsung wins hands down. Warranty, disc transfer software, quality of construction…. August 20, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.