Editors Liked

  • Very aggressive cost per gigabyte, Competitive speeds for a SATA SSD in various Crystal DiskMark and AS-SSD trials
  • Overall Performance, Features (MEDs / SLC Write Caching / DevSleep), Available In Both 2.5” And M.2 2280 Form Factors, 120/250/500/1000GB Capacities, Endurance Numbers (100TBW For The 250GB Capacity), 3 Year Warranty, Price
  • Extremely affordable, just 16 cents per GB, Excellent sequential read and write performance, Solid real-life application performance, DRAM-less design reduces cost
  • Price, Great overall performance, Metal chassis (many entry-level drives are plastic)

Editors Didn't Like

  • Terabytes-written endurance rating a smidge lower than average, Warranty only three years, No native software
  • Value Model (DRAMLess Design), No Cloning Software In The Bundle
  • Weak random writes, High read latency
  • DRAM cache