It may have taken just a tad longer for SATA solid state drives (SSDs) to finally hit the performance wall specified by the SATA III standard but the fact that we are here means that PCIex solutions will soon cease to be the only ones capable for read/write speeds exceeding 1000MB/s and although for most consumers even 1/3 of that is more than sufficient still it’s always good to know that things are on the fast lane. Of course for that to happen the new SATA standard must reach retail in numbers so manufacturers can invest in it but i do expect the first such SSD models to hit store shelves in early 2015 (at least in numbers). Meanwhile however our job is to look for the fastest SATA III SSD in the market currently and from a plethora of available models that doesn’t seem to be the easiest thing. Well our good friends over at Samsung clearly think they have first place in their pocket with their latest 850 PRO SSD and so today we’ll be taking the 512GB variant for a ride.
Hidden away in a dark part of the Modders-Inc offices is a man, no a machine, that writes reviews so epic that they have been listed in the top ten best reads by the New York Times. Well that is what we tell him otherwise we have no idea what would happen if he knew the truth.
March 30, 2015
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