TechSpot have taken a look at the current state of the storage market and have chosen what they feel are the best products in six different categories; enthusiast SSDs, mainstream SSDs, HDDs, portable storage, external storage and NAS devices. Unsurprisingly, Samsung's 970 EVO Plus makes an appearance as does Crucial's MX500, you should check out the rest as well as the reasons they took top spot in their article, with links to their full reviews as well.
"It's been over a decade but we can finally declare solid state drives are not only mainstream, but they're a commodity. Fast storage will hopefully only get faster but today's best choices are only differentiated by how extreme you want to go and how willing you are to pay for the very best."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- WD Blue SN500 NVME SSD (250GB) @ Guru of 3D
- QNAP TVS-872XT-i5-16G 8-bay NAS @ Kitguru
- Synology DS1819+ 8-Bay NAS @ TechPowerUp
- SECUREDATA SECUREDRIVE KP 1TB USB 3.0 PIN Authenticated Portable SSD Review @ NikKTech
It is confusing to me about SSD and SSHD. A short article may help me in this regard.
Allyn explained it at some point in the past, but I don’t know if it was in print or on a podcast. The short version: an SSHD is simply a hard drive with an SSD acting as a big cache in front of it. The cache is essentially a small SSD, say 8GB, which can boost performance a lot more than a standard HDD cache, which is under 1GB. The OS needs to be aware of the cache to make use of it. Windows, Linux, and of course MacOS (Apple used SSHDs for a time) can use the SSD cache to speed up performance.