Editors Liked

  • Good price/performance ratio relative to its primary competition
  • Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities
  • Link A Media Devices (LAMD) LM87800 controller
  • Good sequential and random read and write performance
  • Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data
  • Rugged, ultraslim design
  • Available in both 7mm and 5mm thicknesses
  • Top-end performance on some of our benchmark tests

Editors Didn't Like

  • OEM packaging does not include any accessories
  • Does not support hardware based encryption
  • Higher power consumption than other current-generation SSDs
  • Merely modest small-file performance
  • More overprovisioning may lead to longer drive life, but also means less available storage space
  • Not as fast as other highend drives
  • Low MySQL Enterprise performance
  • Warranty based on time or usage
  • Not as fast as Samsung's 840 Pro