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Intel
SSDPEKNW512GZL 512GB - Excellent 23 months ago.
Solid State Drives

— AKA 670p — superior performance to a 760p

WD
Black SN770 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB - Excellent 23 months ago.
Solid State Drives

— SN850 levels of performance at SN750 prices (and much improved thermals/power efficiency). What's not to love?! Put this thing in Gaming Mode and you are laughing! —[removes the latency involved in power state switching which, in some situations, would make an nvme drive perform slower than a sata one]

WD
Black SN770 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - Excellent 23 months ago.
Solid State Drives

— SN850 levels of performance at SN750 prices (and much improved thermals/power efficiency). What's not to love?! Put this thing in Gaming Mode and you are laughing! —[removes the latency involved in power state switching which, in some situations, would make an nvme drive perform slower than a sata one]

WD
Green 240GB (2018) - Terrible 2 years ago.
Solid State Drives

— Low power drive with low performance. Probably only worth considering for use in a laptop.

Intel
545s Series 512GB - Excellent 2 years ago.
Solid State Drives

Samsung
980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - Excellent 2 years ago.
Solid State Drives

— Possibly the best SSD for gaming as you can disable low power states with Samsung's Magician software without having to worry about the thing overheating (it's maximum power draw is lower than other high-performance NVMe drives). [The switch between power states can cause the odd high access time that can cause frame skips in games. It can also make an NVMe SSD perform slower than a SATA one in some situations. This is not something generally picked up by SSD benchmarking software — they would have to report 1% or 0.1% maximum access time averages (just like a decent gaming benchmark would report 1% or 0.1% minimum frame rate averages) and they generally don't.]

Liteonit
LCS-128L9S-11 2.5 7mm 128GB - Excellent 5 years ago.
Solid State Drives

Liteonit
LCS-128M6S 128GB - Average 5 years ago.
Solid State Drives

Samsung
MZ7LN128HAHQ-000H1 128GB - Excellent 5 years ago.
Solid State Drives

— Probably the fastest 128GB OEM 2.5" SSD around right now. Very close in performance to the 120GB Samsung 850 EVO, but more power efficient.

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $176Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12400F $128Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-13600K $260Nvidia RTX 4070 $550Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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