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  • 17 Models Considered
  • 8 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 192 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    SSD stands for “Solid State Drive.” An internal SSD connects to a computer like a hard drive, using standard integrated drive electronics (IDE) or serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) connections. The drive will permanently store reading and writing data. While it’s similar to a hard disk drive (HDD), the SSD has no moving parts (HDD has magnetic tape and mechanicals.) The SSD is also faster and can hold more than the HDD. The read/write speeds and storage sizes vary, as do the warranty length (some are up to five years) with price points to match. Always check to see if the SSD is compatible with your platform and model of computer.

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