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Best Selling SSDs of 2015

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As an upgrade for an aging laptop or for maximizing performance in a new system build, solid state drives were more popular than ever this year. Affordability played a big role in the widespread adoption of SSDs. In 2015, we saw a steady price decline for drives—with some models now reaching $0.30 per gigabyte.

So which are the best selling SSDs of 2015? We crunched the numbers and sorted them into two lists, one based on total sales revenue and another on number of units sold.

Here are the trends that we noticed this year:

  • Samsung dominates both the revenue and volume lists.
  • Somewhat unexpectedly, business customers were more likely to purchase SAMSUNG 850 EVO than SAMSUNG 850 PRO.
  • The most popular capacity of SSD is around 250 GB
  • Only four brands comprised the top 10 for both revenue and volume lists.
  • All top-10 drives are 2.5-inch form factor / SATA III interface.

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Top Ten SSDs Ranked by Sales (Total Revenue)

Prices reflect day of publication

1. SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250 GB

Capacity (GB) 250
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $81.99
Price / GB $0.32

2. SAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB

Capacity (GB) 500
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $159.99
Price / GB $0.32

3. SAMSUNG 850 EVO 1 TB

Capacity (GB) 1000
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 5/5 Eggs
Price $319.99
Price / GB $0.32

4. SAMSUNG 850 PRO 256 GB

Capacity (GB) 256
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $129.99
Price / GB $0.50

5. SAMSUNG 850 PRO 1 TB

Capacity (GB) 1000
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 5/5 Eggs
Price $419.99
Price / GB $0.42

6. SAMSUNG 850 PRO 512 GB

Capacity (GB) 512
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $229.99
Price / GB $0.44

7. Intel 730 Series 480 GB

Capacity (GB) 480
NAND Type MLC
Rating 5/5 Eggs
Price $269.99
Price / GB $0.56

8. SAMSUNG 850 EVO 120 GB

Capacity (GB) 120
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 5/5 Eggs
Price $69.99
Price / GB $0.58

9. Kingston SSDNow V300 120 GB

Capacity (GB) 120
NAND Type Data sheet
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $49.99
Price / GB $0.41

10. Kingston SSDNow V300 240 GB

Capacity (GB) 240
NAND Type Data sheet
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $79.99
Price / GB $0.30

Top Ten SSDs Ranked by Volume (Units Sold)

1. SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250 GB

Capacity (GB) 250
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $81.99
Price / GB $0.32

2. SAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB

Capacity (GB) 500
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $159.99
Price / GB $0.32

3. Kingston SSDNow V300 120 GB

Capacity (GB) 120
NAND Type Data sheet
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $49.99
Price / GB $0.41

4. SAMSUNG 850 PRO 256 GB

Capacity (GB) 256
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $129.99
Price / GB $0.50

5. SAMSUNG 850 EVO 120 GB

Capacity (GB) 120
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 5/5 Eggs
Price $69.99
Price / GB $0.58

6. Kingston SSDNow V300 240 GB

Capacity (GB) 240
NAND Type Data sheet
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $79.99
Price / GB $0.30

7. Crucial BX100 250 GB

Capacity (GB) 250
NAND Type MLC
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $85
Price / GB $0.34

8. SAMSUNG 850 PRO 512 GB

Capacity (GB) 512
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 4/5 Eggs
Price $229.99
Price / GB $0.44

9. SAMSUNG 850 EVO 1 TB

Capacity (GB) 1000
NAND Type 3-D Vertical
Rating 5/5 Eggs
Price $319.99
Price / GB $0.32

10. Intel 730 Series 480 GB

Capacity (GB) 480
NAND Type MLC
Rating 5/5 Eggs
Price $269.99
Price / GB $0.56

Did you purchase one of the best selling SSDs of 2015 this year?

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Which were the best selling SSDs of 2015? As an upgrade for an aging laptop or for maximizing performance in a new system build, solid state drives were more popular than ever this year.
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Adam Lovinus

Adam Lovinus

A tech writer and Raspberry Pi enthusiast from Orange County, California.

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