250GB SSD review: 33 models compared

31 solid state disks of 250GB compared

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Introduction

If you want a fast drive without spending a lot, a 250GB SSD is an excellent choice nowadays. There is a lot to choose from in this affordable segment, with differing prices and performance levels. Therefore we compare 33 SSDs with this capacity in this article.


For a basic system you can use a 120GB SSD, although this is a little restricted. With a 250GB model you can store more data, while they are not all that expensive nowadays. Also, when upgrading a  laptop, a 250GB model is definitely justifiable. Even today there are quite a few new laptops without fast storage. While a 250GB drive loses a lot of storage compared with a 500 or 1000GB hard drive, chances are you gain more from (a lot) higher responsiveness and speed than you gain from the extra storage space.

Crucial MX300 275GB
A laptop with a hard drive definitely benefits from an upgrade to an SSD. Pictured is the efficient Crucial MX300, an SSD that has a friendly price tag, does not use a lot of power and has encryption-features.

Models with a capacity of 250GB turn out to be extremely popular according to our Price Comparison. Reason enough to test 33 models in this class, with prices differing from 84 dollars to 228 dollars. Although first we will cover some recent developments in the SSD-market, like the increasing popularity of 3D NAND, the stacking of memory cells.


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