Put load times in the rear-view with our picks for the best NVMe SSDs.

The best NVMe SSDs in 2021

6. WD Black SN750

A great NVMe SSD at an attractive price. You can make this speed demon drive even faster by turning on its Gaming Mode from the integrated SSD Dashboard software. 

Capacity: 1TB | Controller: Western Digital | Memory: SanDisk/Toshiba 3D TLC | Interface: M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 | Seq. read: 3,430MB/s | Seq. write: 3,000MB/s

5. Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB

Running cooler than the likes of Western Digital's terrific SN850, this Sabrent NVMe drive is perfect for gamers with cramped cases. Real-world performance is also speedy. 

Capacity: 2TB | Controller: Phison PS5018-E18 | Flash: Micron B27 96-layer TLC | Interface: M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 | Seq. read: 7,100 MB/s | Seq. write: 6,600 MB/s

4. Addlink S70 512GB

Despite minor latency issues, this is the best-value NVMe drive you can buy for gaming. With top-end PCIe 3.0 performance, the S70 is an ideal choice for those on a budget. 

Screen size: 27-inch | Panel type: IPS | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Response time: 4 ms | Refresh rate: 120 Hz (overclocked to 144 Hz) | Weight: 15.9 lbs

3. Sabrent Rocket Q 4TB

If you're looking for lot of storage and can stomach the $700 price tag, the Rocket Q proves itself a top-tier NVMe SSD. It performed particularly well in our synthetic benchmarks. 

Capacity: 4TB | Controller: Phison PS5012-E12 | Memory: 3D QLC NAND | Interface : M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 | Seq. read: 3,400MB/s | Seq. write: 3,200MB/s

2. Samsung 970 Evo Plus

One of the fastest PCIe 3.0 M.2 drives around. The Evo Plus also rates well for endurance; the 1TB model is rated for 600TB writes over five years or a whopping 329GB of writes per day. 

Capacity: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB | Controller: Samsung Phoenix | Memory: Samsung 3-bit MLC | Interface: M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 | Seq. read: 3,400MB/s | Seq. write: 3,300MB/s

1. WD Black SN850 1TB

The fastest PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD you can buy in 2021. In real-world tests the SN850 is head and shoulders above the competition. It's pricey, but peformance is truly blistering. 

Capacity: 1TB | Controller: WD Black_G2 | Flash: BiCS4 96-layer TLC | Interface: M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 | Seq. read: 7,000 MB/s | Seq. write: 5,300 MB/s

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