Are you looking for a budget-friendly solid state drive to upgrade your system? We provide you with a comprehensive list that includes the top affordable SSDs in the market now!
Do you have an SSD? Are you considering to upgrade your computer with an SSD but do not want to choose something too expensive? Before we proceed with our list of the top affordable SSDs for 2019, let’s discuss a little on the topic of solid state drives.
When your system stops running smoothly for today’s software and games, it is the time to consider upgrading it. There are many different parts that can be upgraded to offer better performance.
For example, a new CPU will boost speed and help in games and batch conversion projects. More RAM will make things run smoother and allow more multitasking. A new graphics card will significantly help in running newer games better. A new motherboard usually means all other parts will also be upgraded, and that situation is not considered a partial upgrade anymore.
What do SSDs have to do with RAM and CPU upgrades?
Particular parts, when upgraded, offer a performance boost in particular tasks. However, when it comes to replacing a hard drive with a Solid State Drive (SSD), the performance boost can be seen all over the system. The computer will boot faster, all software will start and operate fast; games will run with higher FPS due to better read and write speeds, and so many more!
If you still own a traditional hard drive, by upgrading to an SSD you get the cheapest and most substantial performance boost you can get on an everyday usage scenario – games, spreadsheets, even mere internet browsing will be affected from this drastic, yet inexpensive change. Moreover, you would not have to get rid of your HDD, because it can be used to store backups and data that you do not access always. Data of that kind can be your music and movies collection.
If you want to know more about SSDs, how they work and how they compare to Hard Disk Drives, then read this descriptive post.
Also, do not miss to check on our list of the top USB flash drives for 2019 – you will find the most popular choices and some surprising options you have. Check it out here.
Back to SSDs – you are intrigued, right? So are we – that is why we tested and compiled a collection of the top affordable SSDs available now, in 2019. These are the most popular SSDs that offer great read and write speeds, but will not cost a fortune.
Utilizing the super-fast PCIe Gen3x4 interface, this Adata SSD can reach extremely high read/write speeds of up to 1800MB/850MB per second, respectively. This drive offers optimized performance and data integrity during high demand application, such as intense gaming and systems that are running overclocked.
The Samsung 850 Evo uses 3D stacked memory, in fact a new spin of the V-NAND tech for its more affordable range of SSDs. This is an inexpensive drive that is completely value for money and offers 5 year warranty. At the same time, a very fast drive in all circumstances.
Using Micron 3D NAND technology and AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, this drive is an excellent budget choice if you aim for a M.2 interface SSD. It offers sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95k/90k. Comes with 5 years limited warranty.
Boasting very high reliability due to sophisticated construction techniques, this Western Digital drive is a solid performer – enables sequential reading speed of up to 560 MB/s and a sequential write speed of up to 530 MB/s. Moreover, at 1TB storage space, it can also store your movies and audio collection, if you feel like it.
With SanDisk’s aluminum case you get an SSD designed to resist shocks and vibrations to preserve data integrity. Moreover, as with most SSDs, users will see an improvement in performance, boot time, endurance, and a reduction in latency. However, it might not be the fastest option in the market. The Sandisk Ultra 3D is essentially an identical drive as the WD Blue 3D – the only difference is in the casing.
This Toshiba incorporates SATA 6Gbps protocol and AHCI interface. Sequential read performance comes to 525 MB/s, and Toshiba claims sequential write performance spans up to 525 MB/s. A very fast SSD when writing small data sets, it might slow down at situations involving writing files larger than the cache of the drive. Still, a value for money consumer SSD which could only cause transfer delays when transferring extremely large files.
The Intel 545s made it in our Top Affordable SSDs for 2019 because it offers the capacity and cost advantages of TLC NAND plus the sustained write speed of MLC NAND. With a 64-layer stacked (3D) floating-gate type NAND, it is a very smooth and consistent performer regardless of the size of the data sets transferred. If you are looking for a stylish looking SSD – you might have to check elsewhere.
Kingston is a pioneer when it comes to storage and RAM modules; the A400 is a very reliable unit which is priced rather low for its performance abilities. According to Kingston, it can reach 500MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write , and the capacity we recommend is 960GB – the best value for money which will allow you to store more data than just the Operating System and the installed software.
The SU800 features a 3D NAND Flash and offers performance of read/write speeds of 560mb/s and 520mb/s respectively. As the data sets get larger, the speed will get lower, though. It incorporates Adata’s Advanced LDPC ECC Engine, which aids in massive reduction in data errors and an equal increase in data integrity.
An entry-level SSD for people with low budget, the S700 Pro is still a decent choice. It offers significant performance boost when switching from traditional HDD. Sequential throughput reaches as high as 565/520 MB/s read/write, though in a near-life scenario that speed will be lower. Comes with HP’s 3 year warranty.
The Samsung 850 EVO is the most popular SSD in the market today. This is the unit with which all other typical SATA III SSD in the market want to compare – and lose. It is still the best value for money SSD you can buy, and will boost your computer’s performance by a huge degree.