` Kitguru.net | KitGuru
Home / News / KitGuru: The Best Hardware / KITGURU SHORTLISTS: THE BEST SOLID STATE DRIVE OF 2019


While SATA SSDs are lightning fast compared to traditional mechanical drives, the latest M.2 products are significantly faster still. As NAND production increases and technologies become more sophisticated, getting the best possible drive becomes even more important.

Kingston DCP1000 1.6TB Solid State Drive - Blisteringly Fast

It goes without saying that the 1.6TB Kingston DCP1000 is the fastest drive we have tested to date, and then some. The drive has, at its heart, 4x NVMe SSD drives and it uses them to stunning effect - with read speeds past 7,000MB/sec in some tests. If you're looking for extreme performance, then this niche drive is very, very quick - and a shade over £1,500 as we type.

Read Full Review »

Samsung 970 Pro 1TB

As the successor to the legendary 960 Pro, Samsung' 970 Pro has big boots to fill - and fill them it does. This is a stunning NVMe SSD that delivers blistering performance while its endurance has been increased to 1200TB (TBW). It doesn't come cheap, but it delivers some of the best random read and write numbers we have ever seen.

Read Full Review »

Corsair Force MP510 960GB M.2 SSD

The Corsair Force MP510 960GB M.2 SSD is built on the latest 2nd generation Phison NVMe controller, with Toshiba's 64-layer 256Gb BiCS3 3D TLC NAND. It performs exceptionally well - in-line with the rated read and write speeds - but the kicker is the pricing. Corsair has been very aggressive with the drive's price, as it will set you back just £170.

Read Full Review »

WD Black NVMe 1TB M.2 SSD

WD's Black label has always been reserved for high performance drives and this product lives up to that billing - with the fastest sequential read/write speeds we'd ever seen on a consumer drive (at the time of testing). This drive also uses WD's in-house designed controller, which features advanced layered LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) error correction technology for improved reliability, and it'll only set you back £220.

Read Full Review »

Intel SSD DC P4510 8TB

Designed to support intense, cloud-based applications in an enterprise environment, the 8TB Intel DC P4510 drive comes with a 5 year warranty and scored impressively well in our performance stability testing. Alongside the enhanced SMART monitoring and a power loss imminent (PLI) protection scheme, the DC P4510 also supports a built in AES-XTS 256-bit encryption engine and TCG Opal 2.0 - making it perfect for the enterprise market segment.

Read Full Review »