PCIe SSDs are the way to go for the absolute top performance. If you have heavy workload, such as multimedia production or server usage, PCIe is the way to go. In this category, the Intel SSD DC P3700 takes the cake.
The Intel SSD DC P3700 offers bleeding edge performance. No more need for RAID to achieve the 2.8GB/s throughput and 460K IOPS this card allows. All this speed is achieved through the new NVMe protocol. Its features include end-to-end data protection, power loss protection, a five-year warranty, and the ability to use as a boot drive. Furthermore, Intel allows for a maximum of 10 drive writes per day and a 36.5 PBW (petabytes written) life span. This one SSD has it all.
Looking for a pocket-able storage medium that your thumb drive can’t beat? External SSDs are a great alternative. The MyDigitalSSD OTG (On The Go) Pocket SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is our choice in this category.
The MyDigitalSSD OTG drives come in capacities ranging from 64GB to 512GB. They are very small and light weight, read and write speeds are around 450MB/s via USB 3.0 with UASP support, and they come with a 3 year warranty.
If external SSDs aren’t your style and all you need so a simple, fast storage medium, thumb drives are the way to go. Thumb drives are perfect for transferring docs, images, video to and from work, school, or just around your home. For our top pick, we recommend the Mushkin Ventura Ultra.
The Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra is fast, every fast. Over USB 3.0, its read and write speeds come in right around 450MB/s. Capacities range from 60GB to 240GB, and soon there will be a 480GB model. With a casing built from aircraft grade aluminum, the drives come with a 2-year warranty.
Photo and video enthusiasts know how disappointing cheap and slow SD cards can be in the field. If you are looking to get a quality SD card for your new DLSR, 4K video camera, or even a simple point and shoot, here is what we suggest you look into.
Our recommendation for SD card goes out to the PNY Elite Performance. It offers up to 90MB/s read and 60MB/s write speeds. It has capacities ranging from 16GB to 256GB. They are magnet-proof, shockproof, waterproof, and come with a lifetime warranty. Prices are just around 50 cents per GB, and because of that, they are hard to resist.
So there you have it! These are the suggestions on what we feel you should be looking at to consider purchasing at this time. Until the holidays, this list shouldn’t change much. Next year we expect more competition in the PCIe and M.2 form factor categories and the release of newer TLC based drives will surely drive price per GB down even more. Until then, good luck on your next purchase!