( 4.7 Average / 20 Ratings )
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Love this SSD, had to do a clean reinstall of windows 10 to fix some crashing issues so I upgraded from 120gb ssd to this 480gb PNY. It looks cool, came with software to transfer my old drive if I wanted to and so far the overall performance is great
I was initially thinking of the Samsung 850 Evo. However, I saw this unit and it had similar specs at a cheaper price. The color scheme of this unit matched my build better than the Samsung so i thought i would give it a try. No issues so far.
For the price you can't beat it! Running Windows 10 Pro on it is super snappy!
This SSD was only $109.99 when I bought it, which is a kick-*** deal. But over time, boot times worsened. When I ran a CrystalDiskMark benchmark with a 16GB sample, I found the 4K IOPS performance to fall to 106 MB/s random reads, and 105 MB/s random write. I don't know if this is normal for SSD's, especially the Samsung drives, but this is pathetic in my mind. But it's got 480GB of storage which I use to hold all of my commonly-used programs and my Windows 10 Pro on here.
UPDATE: After looking at the sequentials, for a 16GB-sized sample, the performance blows, so I docked another star from the overall rating. The advertised sequential write is 520 MB/s.
Use it for games and storage.
Windows 10 boots in less than 5 seconds.
Fastest windows 10 boot I have recorded. Period.
Snappy, speedy, and cool looking. All I needed was an upgrade from my old thing, and this did it's job like a king. I went PNY because they're cheap, and fast. I've used them in the past. I read more than I write, so I think they'll really last. It's got the speed I need. The lower fee for TLC was worth it to me, and it's longevity should be alright. No tea no shade no pink lemonade just alright.
Plenty fast for me, great price, looks cool