Western Digital SN550 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD

The performance of this drive is fantastic, and we saw that in testing with CDM pushing past marketing numbers at ~2400 MB/s read and ~1800 MB/s write. ATTO showed the amazing consistency of the drive holding both read and write performance solid through 64M while PCMark System Drive put it to the test, and it came away second only to the MP9+.

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9/28/20 Tech News: Sabrent Rocket Q4 NVMe 2TB SSD & More

Continuing along, the Rocket Q4 chewed through AS SSD like it was no big deal, and when unleashed on ATTO, the Rocket Q4 served up truly elite performances. Next and probably the most impressive for a QLC SSD, the Rocket Q4 delivered over 800 MB/s when writing 100GB of data. Rounding things out, the Rocket Q4 served up excellent user experience, as demonstrated by our PCMark 1o Quick System Disk test.

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Additional Reviews for 9/28:

Lexar SL200 Portable Solid State Drive @ ThinkComputers
HP S750 SSD 1TB @ Guru3D
Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 1TB SSD @ [M]adShrimps
Crucial P5 1TB & 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD  @ NikKTech
TerraMaster F2-422 10GbE Cloud Storage NAS Server @ NikKTech
Thermalright TA140 CPU Cooler  @ TweakTown
Corsair CX750F RGB @ Guru3D

Lexar NM700 M.2 NVMe SSD

Well Lexar is back with their new NM700, which offers faster speeds than the NM610 and they have slapped the “Professional” branding on it.  This drive is based on the Marvell 88SS1092 8-channel controller with 3D TLC NAND.  The 1TB version of the drive that we are taking a look at today offers sequential read and write speeds of 3500 MB/s and 2000 MB/s.

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It’s clear from the charts that the Exceria M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD by KIOXIA performs significantly better than advertised (largely thanks to its Pseudo SLC cache) and by that, I mean up to roughly 3100MB/s in read and 1700MB/s in write (according always to ATTO – with AIDA64 not far behind). Yes, this performance may not last as long as it would with other higher-end models (as evident in our SNIA charts) but still these are very good numbers, for an entry-level M.2 NVMe drive that is (I’ll do my best to also get the Plus version here for a comparison).

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