SU­PER FAST SSDs

WANT TO BOOST YOUR STOR­AGE SPEED? WE TEST 15 SOLID STATE DRIVES TO FIND THE PER­FECT UP­GRADE

PC & Tech Authority - - GROUP TEST - CON­TRIB­U­TOR: Darien Gra­ham-Smith

Build­ing a new PC? Or, look­ing to give your cur­rent sys­tem a per­for­mance boost? An SSD makes Win­dows snappy and re­spon­sive, even on older hard­ware – and you might be sur­prised by how a­ord­able they are.

Choos­ing the right drive is fraught with di‚culty, though: there’s a huge range of brands and mod­els to choose from. Make the wrong choice and you could end up miss­ing out on per­for­mance, not to men­tion other use­ful fea­tures such as hard­ware en­cryp­tion.

Then there’s the tech­ni­cal ques­tion of whether you should choose a main­stream SATA disk, or step up to one of the lat­est M.2 mod­els, with per­for­mance that reg­u­lar drives just can’t match.

On the pages that fol­low you’ll find full re­views and bench­marks for 15 drives, along with a full buyer’s guide to en­sure you make the right choice.

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