Plextor has been missing software since its debut. When the drive was first released I purchased it, going on almost a full year with it and they still have no software to monitor this drive. The performance of this drive vs the Samsung EVO class is a joke. Being an owner of both drives I can tell you without a doubt the EVO is the better drive. I don't care about the MLC vs TLC endurance I'll never use up all the writes on either drive. For plextor to produce a drive and not have software is a massive failure on there part.
The Best SSD list on this website sucks. It's not complete not is it representative of the available options in the market. I follow this list weekly, and it hasn't been a very good source of info for at least a year now. I wish this website would step it up. SSD's are so important to a computer, I don't understand why tomshardware had such a pathetic "best ssd" section on their website.
The best performing SSD's are Samsung. Period. Now, that answer changes when the question is about the best value. That can sometimes be the SK Hynix SL308, but that won't be true if it costs the same, or very close to, the price of the Samsung 850 EVO.
This is true for consumer SSDs and not necessarily true for Enterprise level SSDs.
I agree with the comment by Willie Nugs. The information is woefully incomplete. Virtually every SATA-based SSD is compared against the Samsung EVO and yet, other than the high capacity models, it is not even listed. I know the difficulty in keep all of this information up to date, but the top rated SSD for the last 18 months, should be mentioned especially since you reference Samsung SSDs within the review of the others.
I think review sites like Toms/Anandtech forget we dont update our kit like they get sent review samples every day. They forget we as consumers need to see how the new stuff compares to kit from 12-18 months ago not just what came out a month before.
You need to update this list. The Plextor drive has been out for nearly 2 years not and still has no software to monitor the drive. Not to mention their stupid ass firmware boot message that pops up every time your computer starts up. Reminds me of RAID card booting, so annoying! Plextor is a mere shadow of what it once was.
Does anyone see the price of SSD's going down anytime soon? I think $130-$170 for a 256GB drive is a bit ridiculous. I know an SSD as a boot drive is a life changing PC experience and all but I think the prices are quite exorbitant when you compare it to a 4TB storage drive can be had for $120-$140.
Where is the read/write comparison? As for the pricing SSD Drives hardware cost are higher in general price drop isn't likely any time soon. Plus the fact they keep improving the speeds and keeping the price up, drop the old model.