What are the best NVME SSDs under 5000?

We can find more out there but these cheap SSDs are just as capable in terms of performance, no matter if you want faster boot times, increase speeds on your work, you have come to the right place.

There are commonly 2 types of SSDS:

  • NVME (NON-VOLATILE MEMORY EXPRESS)
  • SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)

NVME is also known as M.2 NVME is the new generation SSD that delivers the best performance and has the highest response times.

SATA SSDS are much slower than NVME as they use the same interface as traditional hard drives. Even then they would be up to four or five times more than a hard drive, they are a decent upgrade. The most common is 2.5 inch SATA SSDs with an average of 500 Mbps and a max of 600 Mbps.

Difference between M2 SATA & M2 NVME

An M.2 SSD can be used with both SATA and PCIe protocols.

M2 SATA: They are smaller in size but use the same SATA interface so they are much slower than the new M2 NVME SSD

M2 NVME or NVME: These are the new generation SSD that uses the PCIe bus for transfers.

Best NVME SSDs

  1. Samsung 970 Evo Plus (250 GB)
  2. WD SN550 (500 GB)
  3. WD SN570 (500 GB)
  4. WD SN750SE (250 GB)
  5. Samsung 980 (250 GB)
  6. Crucial P5 (250 GB)

Note:

All the read and write speeds are for the capacity specified in the title.

Samsung 970 Evo Plus (250 GB)

A solid performance SSD for hardcore gamers, tech enthusiasts, and professionals with speeds of up to 3500 MBps this SSD is a beast, It comes with a 5-year warranty and a very good endurance of 150TB. It is one of the best SSD out there, 250 GB of this SSD is available for under ₹5000.

Sequential Read — 3500 MB/s

Sequential Write — 2,300 MB/s

Benchmarks:

Pros

  1. Solid performance
  2. Solid endurance
  3. 5-year warranty
  4. Low latency
  5. Solid Software

Cons

  1. Uses PCIe 3.0 which is now replaced by PCIe 4.0
  2. Price premium

Buy:

WD SN550 (500 GB)

A sweet spot between speed, storage, and cost with speeds up to 2,400 MBps. It also comes with a 5-year warranty and endurance of 300 TB. If you want a decent SSD with a good amount of storage this SSD is for you.

Sequential Read — 2,400 MB/s

Sequential Write — 1,750 MB/s

Benchmarks:

Pros

  1. Decent Performance
  2. Affordable
  3. 5-year warranty

Cons

  1. Uses PCIe 3.0 which is now replaced by PCIe 4.0

Buy:

WD SN570 (500 GB)

It improves upon its predecessor sn550 with speeds up to 3,500 MBps, an endurance of 300 TB, and a 5-year limited warranty.

Sequential Read — 3500 MB/s

Sequential Write — 2300 MB/s

Benchmarks:

Pros:

  1. Very good price to performance ratio
  2. Solid Software
  3. 5-year warranty
  4. Affordable

Cons:

  1. Uses PCIe 3.0 which is now replaced by PCIe 4.0

Buy:

WD SN750SE (250 GB)

This is a special edition of the SN750 model with a PCIe 4.0 controller with speeds of 3,200 MBps, an endurance of 200 TB, and a 5-year warranty. If you want a PCIe gen 4 SSD this SSD is for you. Backward compatible with PCIe 3.0.

Sequential Read — 3,200MB/s

Sequential Write — 1,000MB/s

Benchmarks:

Much slower write speeds than its predecessor SN750

Pros

  1. Next-generation PCIe 4.0

Cons

  1. Much slower write speeds.
  2. A PCIe gen 4.0 supported motherboard is needed to utilize the full potential of this SSD.
  3. Price hefty as compared to other SSDs with the same price to performance ratio.

Buy:

Samsung 980 (250 GB)

A very good performer with speeds up to 2,900 MBps, an endurance of 150 TBW, and a 5-year warranty.

Sequential Read — 2900 MB/s

Sequential Write — 1300 MB/s

Benchmarks:

Pros

  1. Competitive performance and efficient
  2. 980 Pro-like endurance
  3. 5-year warranty

Cons

  1. Costly
  2. Uses PCIe 3.0 which is now replaced by PCIe 4.0

Buy:

Crucial P5 (250 GB)

It is a decent performer with speeds of up to 3400 MBps, an endurance of 150 TBW, and a 5-year warranty.

Sequential Read — 3400 MB/s

Sequential Write — 1400 MB/s

Benchmarks:

Pros

  1. Decent performance
  2. 5-year warranty
  3. Solid Software

Cons

  1. A huge drop in write speeds for this 250 GB variant (1,400 MBps) as compared to the 500 GB variant (3,000 MBps)
  2. Costly
  3. Uses PCIe 3.0 which is now replaced by PCIe 4.0
  4. Gets hot while pushed hard
  5. Other SSDs with the same price tag offers more performance for this 250 GB variant.

Buy:

Benchmarking All SSDs

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