SSD Overview – Which one should you buy? – Samsung / SanDisk / Crucial / ADATA / PNY

With all the choices of Solid State Drives (SSD) out there, it can be quite confusing what to get, why you should consider each one.

This is my summary of the 7 SSDs worth considering either for a performance computer or a mainstream machine. I have split them into two groups to make it easier.

First, we have the performance tier:

Samsung 950 Pro – 512GB – –

Samsung 850 EVO – 500GB – –

SanDisk Ultra II – 960GB – –

Second, we have the mainstream tier:

Crucial BX200 – 240GB – –

ADATA SP500 – 240GB – –

PNY CS 1311 – 240GB – –

SanDisk SSD Plus – 240GB – –

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Kristiyan Rukov says:

ok help me out , i have i7-7700k, GTX 1070, CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) sitting on ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO … now for VR gaming pc which sdd will you recommend ?

Raka Aditya says:

I ran i5, but not only always performance that I really look up to, I was looking for a reliability. So I took the 850 EVO, even thought its overpriced

Guillermo Maria Gonzalez Chipont says:

Any new update , also with ryzen 1700 , 1700x, 1800x wich is the best deal , at ssds rigth now?

Aksshay Sharma says:

do make videos on tech details in general for these devices also like the architecture of cpu gpu etc

Zameer Ahmad says:

Which ssd drive good for gaming

Rob Frankel says:

Hi… Thanks for a really good video. I’m designing a vehicle mounted camera system, and have had endless problems with HDD’s failing due to high impact and high G-forces. Obviously spec’ing SSD’s will help in this regard. What I’d like to know, is whether the higher end SSD’s are any tougher than the entry level ones. Is there a particular brand whose SSD’s are known to be really tough and to be able to withstand high G-forces? For me, with this project, the speed of the drive is not as crucial as how tough it is. Thanks again.

NolimitsCoasterManiak says:

the samsung evo 240 gb is cheaper in the netherlands than the adata sp500(94 euros vs 99 euros)

Agent Respawn says:


Beta Shadow says:

Unfortunately, the 500GB now sells for $180, which, to me, doesn’t sound like the best deal anymore. Almost paying double for double storage is a huge turn off compared to paying 0.5% more for double. 250GB also jumped to $104. I don’t get it. I don’t get why SSD prices are suddenly climbing back up? It feels like a while back, the lowest a 500GB would go was $150, now all SSDs are climbing back up in price!

Jake Perfect says:

At 12:13 he takes so long to transition

Kio says:

i have a a8-7600 of APU, GTX 1050ti, 8gb 1600 of Hyper X RAM, which SSD should be perfect for this system unit

JPR300 says:

Really strange, i live in Europe and in my country the 850 evo 500gb is like 189euros but the Ultra II 960gb is whopping 309euros.

Glauco Chiyaki Sesta says:

What about Drevo SSDs that are sold on Amazon for cheap? Do you think they’re reliable? Thank you.

Jeremy says:

This man stares into my fucking soul

Truong Nguyen says:

I guess I have a high end rig, an i7 and 1070. I have a crucial ssd and I’m happy with it. Pretty fast to me

Corvo says:

850 evo for life

MelzarDaMad says:

would you recommend the wd blue 240gb?

ColonelRuiz says:

Hi guys, My board only has sata 3G. How much am i missing vs having sata 6G if i use the faster SSDs? If i only have 3G, would it be more sensible to stick with the “slower” SSDs? And whats the diference of AHIC and IDE modes? I know this is an old video but hopefuly someone can share some info

WisdomFall says:

You always answer questions that are in my head, it’s like you read into my soul. You are a tech hero my friend, thank you.

roller_47 says:

I bought a 250 GB 850 Evo for my laptop a couple years ago and loved it. I loved it so much I bought another one for the PC I built last week and have my operating system in it along with a 1 TB HDD for storage.

Drifter shuffle says:

Great video, what do you think about the Kingston ssd’s?

littleredbros says:

I I get this for my pc will It help and does it have one already ADATA SU900 256GB this is the computer I have CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA3400A Gaming Desktop pls help I am so thankful to find your channel because I am going to up my computer PLSSSS! HELP!

Jojo says:

Lol I guess I disliked this in the pass, I remember why… I got butthurt because you said PNY was on the cheaper computer side, and not the expensive side, of like a “GAMING PC”. Lol, sorry dude, my apology.

Skillless Gaming says:

It’s funny that in my country the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB costs €98 while the 1TB version costs €314 something is weird here

Yantra says:

8:32 smooth

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