The T7 Shield is the latest, fastest version of Samsung's top-of-the-line portable SSD. It forgoes the fingerprint scanner of the Touch in favor of a toughened outer skin for better survivability in rough environs.
Servers & Storage - Reviews
The PNY CS2140 performs like a mid-tier drive, but it's available for lowball prices
Sabrent's Rocket 4 Plus lives up to its name, delivering near top-tier performance at a mid-range price. The 2TB version outperformed the pricier Samsung 980 Pro.
While not one of the fastest PCIe 4 NVMe drive in benchmarks, the Atom 50 scored big time in our real life transfers. The drive is PS5 compatible, but uses HMB which isn't supported by the PS5, so performance may not match our numbers.
The Sabrent Rocket 4 is well behind the PCIe 4 curve in synthetic benchmarks, but delivers good real world performance. It's a good cheaper option for your PC or PS5.
The Silicon Power XD80 delivers a lot of bang for the buck, though capacities other than 1TB are currently in short supply.
While only an average performer among 10Gbps USB drives, the LaCie Portable SSD's unique and attractive design, as well as its svelte form factor make it one of our favorites
Adata's follow-on to the S70, the XPG Gammix S70 Blade replaces the older model's 96-layer TLC NAND with 176-layer NAND. It's a worthy competitor to the Samsung 980 Pro, and compatible with the PlayStation 5.
Crucial's P5 Plus NVMe SSD, the follow-on to the company's affordable and speedy P5, is faster and supports the latest PCIe 4 standard. But it's also going head to head with Samsung's 980 Pro price-wise.
The Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe SSD broke all our performance records over both PCIe 3 and PCIe 4. It's pricey, but worth it for those with the need for speed.
Crucial's BX500 SATA SSD provides a lot of storage for the price and excellent everyday performance.
In a world where even some of the best gaming accessories can feel superfluous, the Seagate Gaming Dock fits right in as a slick-looking, purpose built alternative to just expanding your storage space with an additional or external hard-drive.
As opposed to Samsung’s X5 SSD, the T7 veers much closer to the template laid out by the T5.
It might not suit power users but if you’re after a good portable storage option that provides plenty of capacity per dollar, the Seagate BackUp Plus Slim makes a strong case for itself.
This is a LaCie hard drive that’ll get the job done but it doesn’t make a good case for why it should be the SSD you go with over the other options.
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