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SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB SSD Review

This is the third SC300 drive we have tested from SK hynix, and it is the largest and fastest of the three. The SC300 512GB is an excellent all round performer, delivering stellar, stable results with both compressible and incompressible data work loads.
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The SK hynix SC300 512GB drive will saturate the SATA III interface when it comes to sequential read performance, and sequential write performance is just shy of 500 MB/s. In real world terms, there may be other solid state drives that deliver slightly superior write performance however IOPS performance from this drive is right at the top within what we would consider the ‘budget’ sector.

You can buy the SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB from Amazon for £134.99 inc vat. At this price point it really is a drive you won’t want to ignore when making a final shortlist.

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Pros:

  • Sk hynix controller is equally good with incompressible and compressible data.
  • stellar IOPS performance.
  • fantastic chassis design.
  • good warranty terms.

Cons:

  • The more widely known Samsung 850 EVO 500GB is the same price.

Kitguru says: The SC300 512GB is a capable, balanced and well designed Solid State Drive and the fastest drive we have tested in this specific range. At £134.99 it should be at the top of a final shortlist.
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Rating: 9.0.

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