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The Best 1TB Solid State Drive (SSD) – 2014

Solid state drives (SSD) have become recently a very popular storage media option for many computer users who look for the highest speed possible for their computing experiences. And now, with the prices going down, an SSD becomes a more affordable option for limited-budget consumers, especially in the mainstream space where SSDs are relatively considered real cheap compared with the enthusiast-class drives.

The steep price was one of the major drawbacks of SSDs, and it’s being resolved gradually after the huge price fall during the last year. The second major drawback is the small capacity an SSD can handle, and this also is being resolved, as the SSD manufacturers constantly compete to release larger capacity drives, and the last reach in this regard is one terabyte.

Currently there are a few 1TB SSDs, and their prices range between $450 to $550. You have to note also that there is no actual 1TB SSD currently available for consumers, as the maximum capacity that could be made is 1000GB, which is still less than an actual 1TB which is 1024-GB. So when you read “1TB SSD”, it means in fact “approximately 1TB”.

Below we are going to list the best 1TB solid state drives (SSD) that you can consider to buy at good prices:

Note: The products prices are as of 13-September-2014 at 06:54 GMT - [tippy title="Details" header="off"]

Disclaimer

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Samsung Electronics 850 Pro-Series 1TB Solid State Drive (SSD)


Powered by Samsung’s cutting-edge 3D V-NAND technology, the NAND flash memory delivers class-leading read and write performance for both sequential and random workloads. The efficient design of the 850 PRO enables you work longer and more productively. Boasting the lowest power consumption of any SSD when in full use, the 850 PRO uses less energy (need source) while maintaining class-leading performance. The 850 PRO fully supports Device Sleep mode for Ultrabook, consuming only 2 milliwats (2mw) of power in its ultra low power state.

Plus, its low power DDR2 cache memory provides high performance while consuming up to 30 percent less power when active and up to 93 percent less power when idle than typical DDR2 or DDR3 memory.

Basic Features

Features sequential read and write performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520MB/s respectively, and random read and write input/output operations-per-second (IOPS) up to 100,000 and 90,000 each.

Class-leading performance — enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds

Energy efficient – Features Device Sleep mode for Ultranotebooks and improves battery life by up to 45 minutes vs. standard hard drives

Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit encryption, Microsoft Bitlocker and TCG / Opal 2.0 support

100-percent genuine Samsung components from the #1 memory manufacturer in the world

5th-generation 3-Core Samsung MEX Controller ensures sustained performance under the most punishing conditions

Enhanced endurance and reliability – Backed by an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty and 150TBW rating

Perfect for hardcore gamers, mobile users or content creators (like professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers) who crave the ultimate in performance and productivity

Current Price: $441.86


SanDisk Extreme PRO 960GB Solid State Drive (SSD)


The SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD is designed to give power gamers, developers, and media professionals pro-level performance in the most demanding situations. Innovative nCache Pro Technology delivers sustainable performance with super-fast read and write speeds as well as long drive life. The SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD 960 GB is the ideal choice for demanding professionals and enthusiasts who need ultra-fast results and effective multitasking for resource-intensive games and applications.

Basic Features

Innovative SanDisk nCachePro technology delivers sustainable high performance 24 x 7 x 365

Sequential Read Up To 550 MB/s; Write Up To 515 MB/s

Up to 33% longer laptop life

TRIM support and Background Garbage Collection constantly free up unallocated blocks that once held data to lower latency and boost performance

SanDisk SSD Dashboard includes S.M.A.R.T. support to monitor the health of your SSD in real time to prevent data loss.

Endurance: TBW

List Price: $699.99Current Price: $499.99


Crucial M550 1TB Solid State Drive (SSD)


A breakthrough in innovation, the Crucial M550 SSD is over 20 times faster than a typical hard drive* and consumes significantly less power. It enables your computer to boot up almost immediately, load files and programs almost instantly, accelerate demanding applications, and manage power so that your battery lasts up to 50 minutes longer. Backed by the most advanced feature set available – Native Write Acceleration, RAIN technology, Adaptive Thermal Protection, hardware-based encryption, and our exclusive data integrity algorithm – the Crucial M550 delivers a complete performance gain that’s measured by far more than just specs.

Basic Features

550 MB/s sequential reads, 500 MB/s sequential writes, 95k random reads, 85k random writes

Manage power so your battery lasts longer

Compatible with PC and Mac systems

Encrypt and protect personal data against loss or theft

Store lots of data – available in capacities up to 1TB

List Price: $499.99Current Price: $453.99


Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB Solid State Drive (SSD)


With upgrades to NAND, a new controller and firmware, the 840 EVO features the latest technology, while providing class leading responsiveness under everyday workloads, enhancing boot-up, application loading, and multi-tasking performance. Its 98K IOPS powers performance that is up to 10X faster than a regular HDD. And, Samsung’s TurboWrite technology delivers dramatically faster sequential write performance. This 840 EVO has a storage capacity of 1 TB and comes with software for easy installation.

Basic Features

Highest-quality components and engineering from the #1 memory manufacturer

Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit full-disk encryption

No moving parts means no hard drive spin ups, no noise and superior data protection

An innovative lightweight design that allows you to work smarter and play longer.

Sequential Read Speed 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS

List Price: $499.99Current Price: $441.86


Updated: September 12, 2014 — 11:55 pm
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