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GIGABYTE UD Pro SSD Review - Abundant Flash Widens Market (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Aug 2, 2018 at 10:00 am CDT - 1 min, 13 secs reading time for this page

Final Thoughts

The more companies that enter the market, the better it is for shoppers. Even though the product we tested today may not be the best choice, it's the options that are good. We are now seeing exactly what happened at the tail end of 2011 going into 2012. It was a golden time for SSDs with prices rapidly dropping, and a lot of companies jumped in the SSD pool.

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Some estimates show the current oversupply market holding strong until well into 2019. It's a really good time to buy an SSD, but it's still important to stretch your dollar by purchasing a product that will be reliable, lasts you through a couple of systems builds and also delivers the best experience. You can check off some of those boxes with the GIGABYTE UD Pro 512GB, but it's not the drive that gives you everything you should ask for.

Our biggest complaint is the increased latency over products like the Samsung 860 EVO and Crucial MX500. If the UD Pro cost significantly less than either drive we could overlook a bit of the more embossing aspects of this drive. At the time of writing, the UD Pro 512GB cost the exact same as the MX500 and only $8 less than the 860 EVO. GIGABYTE has a strong name and reputation with gamers but it comes from delivering exceptional products. The UD Pro SSD isn't the product GIGABYTE's legacy hangs on, and that's a good thing.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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