Best SSD’s Under Rs.10,000 (August 2019)

by | Aug 25, 2019

Solid State Drives can offer high-speed data transfer and reliability when compared with a traditional mechanical hard disk drive.

Even though the initial investment is a bit on the higher side, swapping your outdated HDD for one of the best SSD in the market will result in significant improvement in your system performance.

In this article, we bring you the five best SSD’s in the market that are priced under Rs.10,000.

The product that tops our list is the Western Digital Blue 500GB SSD closely trailed behind with the Samsung 860 Evo.

To know more about these products and their capabilities in detail, let’s dive straight into the article without any further ado.

Best SSD’s In India Under Rs 10,000

1. WD Green WDS100T2G0AOverall Best Pick
2. Crucial MX500Runner Up Pick
3. Kingston A400Rugged and Shock Resistant Pick
4. WD Blue 3D WDS250G2B0BBest Budget Pick
5. Samsung 970 ProBest M.2 SSD
6. Samsung 860 QVOHonorable Mention

1. WD Green WDS100T2G0A

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Overall Best Pick
  • Excellent read/write speeds
  • 0 – 70 degrees operating a range
  • 3-years limited warranty

Western Digital is an American data storage company that has been in the business for a while.

The company produces some of the best storage-related computer peripherals in the whole world. The WD Blue WDS100T2G0A is a 1TB high capacity SSD with enhanced reliability.

Guaranteed Data Reliability

The WD Green WDS100T2G0A has many built-in features to protect data that is stored inside from prying eyes as well as hardware damages.

SSD’s are generally safer than mechanical hard disk as there are no moving parts involved. So even if the SSD is dropped on the ground or violently shaken, the chance of data getting corrupted is minimal.

Western Digital claimed the MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) rate of this product as around 1.7 million hours. This means that the chance of the product failing is very rare.

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is the estimation of total running hours of product shipped divided by the number of failed units.

High-Performance Flash Memory

The WD Green WDS100T2G0A has a super grade 3D NAND memory module inside that is 25% power efficient than the previous generation models.

This less power consumption is more visible when using this product with a laptop which runs off a battery when not plugged into a power supply.

The SATA III interface that this product feature has a maximum data transfer capacity of about 6GB/sec which although practically is impossible to achieve.

With sequential read and write speeds hovering above the 530MB/s mark, this SSD is sure to perform well and will offer a delightful experience in high-speed computing operations.

Software Support

Western Digital offers a set of a useful software suite for enhanced usability of their products.

The WD SSD Dashboard application lets you manage the data storage in the hard disk along with living monitoring of SSD temperature and other variable factors.

The WD Acronis True Image software lets you take one click local backups from the PC to the SSD in a very limited time frame.

Price and Warranty

Even with the cutting edge technology and a 1TB storage space offering, the WD Green 1TB SSD is priced very aggressively when compared with other big players in the market.

Perhaps the WD Green WDS100T2G0A is one of the few sub-Rs.15,000 SSD in the market featuring an SLC ( Single Level Cell) flash memory inside.

Single Level Cell flash memory has increased read/write speeds and is more durable than other forms of memories in the market. It is also much more expensive.

The company offers 3-years limited warranty with this product in case of any unforeseen failure occurs during its operation.

Verdict

The WD Green WDS100T2G0A is 2.5”/7mm SSD that performs excellent, given the retail price tag. It has an ample 1TB storage with high-quality NAND memory module inside.

If you’re looking for an upgrade to your old and dusty HDD to give a fresh breath of thumping performance to your desktop or laptop, this should be the first choice.

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Sata III interface

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Smaller size footprint

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1TB storage capacity

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Fluctuating transfer speeds at times

 Specifications

Capacity1 TB
SSD Flash Memory TypeSingle Level Cell
InterfaceSATA III
Warranty3 Years Limited

 

2. Crucial MX500

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 560MB/s read and 510MB/s write speeds
  • Software support
  • 5-year warranty

Crucial, a brand from the popular company Micron is a renowned flash storage manufacturer in the whole world.

The MX500 from Crucial targets those users who want to replace their traditional hard disk with an SSD having similar or comparable storage capacity.

Design and Build Quality

The Crucial MX500 features an aluminium outer casing that will seem like a unibody construction.

At the bottom, there is a faceplate with certain ventilator holes to provide some sort of heat dissipation.

The 2.5” form factor is very much suited for newer desktop systems as well as laptops with suitable storage bays underneath the chassis.

Storage Capacity and Features

The Crucial MX500 comes with a whopping 1TB storage capacity to lend enough space and then some for all your data storage needs under normal conditions.

This effectively means that you won’t necessarily need a second hard disk to store your files or any other data if you are not really into games and movies.

Also, since the OS and all the programs and related files are on the same hard disk, opening, loading and running them will be significantly faster.

This SSD can provide up to 560MB/s of write speeds and 510MB/s of reading speed which is very good for an SSD of this capacity.

The 3D NAND type memory on this SSD is very reliable and makes use of larger NAND cells to improve overall efficiency and endurance.

Miscellaneous

Crucial MX500 is a very energy efficient SSD that uses a fraction of energy compared to other traditional hard drives.

In reality, energy efficiency may not be a big issue on desktop systems, but on laptops, this is a very crucial aspect.

This SSD has adaptive thermal protection technology that adjusts the disk activity and keeps the temperature in check, maximizing the efficiency.

The contents in the drive are protected by 256-bit hardware based AES encryption that we will keep your files and media safe and secure.

There is also software support from the company through its storage executive software that lets you manage the disks and install firmware updates which will enhance the performance and stability of the system.

Verdict

The Crucial MX500 is a very capable budget internal SSD suitable for those users who need lightning-fast data transfers for the overall system performance and for the regular storage purposes.

This SSD comes with intelligent thermal controls and security features that will definitely take your computing experiences to the next level.

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No unnecessary heating up

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Single Level cell flash memory

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Hardware-based encryption

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Repairs and service takes a long time

Specifications

Capacity1 TB
SSD Flash memory typeSingle Level Cell
InterfaceSATA III
Warranty5 Years Limited

 

3. Kingston A400

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Best Shock-Resistant SSD
  • Shock and vibration resistant 
  • Ideal for notebooks and desktops
  • Excellent read/write speeds

Kingston is a name familiar to many because of their low budget USB drives and SD cards.

The company has followed the same strategy with the A400 SSD by slapping it an affordable price tag that is very attractive for those who are making the first switch from a mechanical HDD to an SSD.

Boot Drive Solution

The Kingston A400 comes with a 480GB storage capacity which is best suited to serve as a boot drive rather than a full-fledged data storage solution for all your needs.

The boot drive is a drive where the operating system is installed along with some critical applications that you use regularly.

In the case of an SSD, it will be coupled with a traditional HDD for storing other related files as well.

The flash memory inside this budget SSD is powered by TLC (Triple Level Cell) technology that offers a decent mix of durability and transfer speeds within an affordable price bracket.

Available in Different Capacities

If you don’t want the 480GB capacity variant and want more of the same performance in a significantly lower budget, Kingston offers the same SSD in various capacities such as those with 240GB and 120GB capacities respectively.

These low-cost SSD’s are an upgrade over the traditional mechanical HDD’s in terms of durability as well as performance.

Kingston claims that their SSD’s are 10x faster and efficient than the mechanical disk drives available for the same price.

SATA III and Read/Write Speeds

SATA III standard is the base we have curated this best SSDs list upon.

This is because this interface gives the best consistent transfer speeds on an affordable budget.

The Kingston A400 does feature the same design and boasts of reading speeds up to 550 MB/sec and write speeds up to 500 MB/sec.

Note that these speeds are calibrated from the factory and can vary in your day to day normal usage.

At this price point, we honestly feel that anything above 500 MB/sec is a respectable performance from an SSD that’s intended to be a boot drive.

Rugged and Shock-Resistant Build

Kingston offers a rugged case that is built to withstand falls and absorb shocks that might affect the data inside.

Usually, for an SSD, hardware failures are not very common and with these additional safety measures, this product offers an extra level of security to your sensitive/personal data inside.

The 7mm form factor lets you use this budget SSD with desktop and laptop PCs alike.

The drive bays will fit the SSD with ease and the slim profile will make this SSD fit tight inside the bay.

Verdict

The Kingston A400 is a low-cost SSD that offers 480GB of storage.

At a price less than Rs.5,000 this SSD is a good choice for those who want a shock-resistant, rugged SSD to be used primarily as a boot drive.

With reading/write speeds comparable to some of the expensive models out there, this SSD performs fast when it comes to operations such as OS boot times and app loading.

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Affordable price

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The high-quality NAND chip

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Fast start-up

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Limited software support

Specifications

Capacity480 GB
SSD Flash memory typeTriple Level Cell
InterfaceSATA III
Warranty3 Years Limited

4. WD Blue WDS250G2B0B

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Best Budget M.2 SSD
  • Up to 1.75 million hours of operating life
  • 3-years warranty
  • Read/write speeds up to 500mbps

Western Digital products have been under the radar before as well. The best pick of this list is enough to advertise about the quality of data storage mediums that WD manufactures.

The Blue series from WD is a budget SSD offering from the company competing with some of the entry-level SSD products from the likes of Kingston.

Super-grade Flash memory on a Budget

The WD Blue WDS250G2B0B is an M.2 form-factor 250GB SSD ideal for laptops and netbooks.

Inside the SSD is a NAND chip that utilizes the same technology that powers the higher end SSD’s.

This budget SSD features the Single Level Cell (SLC) technology that offers the best durability and speeds available in the SSD market at present.

With read and write speeds hovering around 360-260 MB/ sec, this is one of the best budget SSDs available in the industry that can be used as a boot drive for lightning-fast booting and improved app loading times.

Reliable and Trustworthy

With the claimed MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) of more than 1.75 million hours, this SSD is guaranteed to last for a very long while before facing any sort of trouble related to your data inside.

WD has an in-house function integrity lab where they test these products rigorously to ensure that it works as advertised without any data loss or threat to privacy from hackers.

With no moving parts inside to fear about, the WD Blue M.2 SSD offers great peace of mind and offers assurance that this product will withstand the wear and tear for years to come before it ultimately fails.

Power consumption and Performance Index

This SSD used an average active power of only 80mW. This makes it one of the best SSDs suitable for low power consumption computing purposes.

For example, this SSD is best suited for laptops where the power consumption is very much an important factor.

With this product installed instead of a regular HDD, the battery life savings will be pretty significant.

The OS booting on this SSD is very fast and same is the case with the shutdown.

If you want to install the most used apps on this SSD, it will propel its performance on to a whole new level.

Verdict

The WD Blue WDS250G2B0B hands down are the best budget M.2SSD that money can buy under Rs.5000 in the Indian market as of now.

Powered by the latest and greatest SLC technology at such an affordable price tag is unprecedented and it offers durability and high-speed performance combined.

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Smaller size footprint

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The excellent quality NAND chip

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250GB storage capacity

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Thin mounting frame

Specifications

Capacity250 GB
SSD Flash memory typeSingle Level Cell
InterfaceSATA III
Warranty3 Years Limited

 

5. Samsung 970 Pro

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Best M.2 SSD
  • 5-year warranty
  • Read/write speeds up to 550MB/s
  • M.2 form factor suited for laptops

Suppose you have a budget laptop that at times stutters and lags not because of the processor inside but due to the low rpm mechanical HDD inside, an SSD will save your day.

But wait, what if your laptop doesn’t feature a drive bay that can’t fit a traditional SSD? Thank God, we have the M.2 SSD!

M.2 SSD

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is a 500GB M.2 SSD which uses the inexpensive Multi-Level Cell (MLC) technology for the flash memory inside.

M.2 is an expansion standard that is set by the computer industry for internally mounted expansion cards for thin computing devices such as laptops and netbooks.

For such devices without the provision for mounting a full-sized SSD, these M.2 slots provide a way to install the specially designed M.2 SSD that offers the same speed and performance as that of a full sized SSD.

The Samsung Evo 970 Plus is small, compact and still has that same firepower of its full-sized SSD counterpart mentioned as the runner-up on this list.

Power Efficient Operation

This M.2 SSD uses Samsung’s proprietary V-NAND technology that increases the performance of the flash memory while keeping the temperature and the power consumption minimal.

Such lightweight portable computing devices, having a power efficient component that always runs inside is of great value.

With this SSD, the performance of such devices is enhanced with a considerable battery saving.

Also, these SSDs have no mechanical components involved and the operation is dead silent.

SSD TRIM Support

The Samsung EVO 970 Plus SSD supports the TRIM feature which is more of a rarity in the sub-Rs.15,000 segment.

TRIM feature will clean the deleted files by writing over the memory blocks and keeps the SSD free of unwanted resources using up the memory.

Many newer OS systems have this feature built-in but having it with the SSD is useful nonetheless.

Verdict

With sequential read/write speeds around 550 MB/sec and pretty respectable random write speeds, the Samsung EVO 970 Plus is one of the best M.2 SSD available in India.

If your laptop doesn’t have a drive bay for storage expansion and swapping, this SSD is the right way to make your lap perform better.

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256-bit encryption support

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High-quality V-NAND chip

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Minimal power consumption

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No Single Level Cell support

Specifications

Capacity500 GB
SSD Flash memory typeMulti Level Cell
InterfaceSATA III
Warranty5 Years Limited

 

6. Samsung 860 QVO

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Honorable Mention
  • 1TB storage capacity
  • Provision for firmware updates
  • High-speed data transfer

Samsung is one of the most respected brands in the whole world. Making best in class products around the entire consumer electronics spectrum, the company has its offerings in the data storage mediums as well.

The Samsung 860 QVO is a 2.5-inch 1TB SSD which features the latest V-NAND flash memory inside.

Flash Memory

Samsung always does introduce something new out of the blue. This time it’s the V-NAND technology.

V-NAND technology brings individual memory cells closer and increases cell density. This makes the data to flow from one to the other much easier and quicker than its counterparts.

The Samsung QVO 860 uses a cheaper Multi-Level Cell technology inside its flash memory which is inexpensive but with limited speeds when compared with Single Level Cell technology.

To keep the costs down but to ensure many speeds, the V-NAND technology helps a lot.

Speed and Performance

The SATA III interface on this SSD ensures that you will get up to theoretical 6GB/s transfer speeds.

But in real life, this SSD achieves around 550MB/s of sequential read/write speeds. The random read/write speeds were also much better on our tests than most of the counterparts in this list.

Since all the components that make up this SSD are built by the company itself, the sync between these parts is very much efficient.

This leads to much better-controlled power consumption even at peak loads.

The speeds are very much favourable for high-speed computing and lightning-fast app launches.

This SSD can be clubbed with a traditional HDD and used for storing the OS and certain app installs for much better performance indices.

Software Support

The Samsung Magician helps you micromanage the data storage aspects of this SSD is a much more user-intuitive manner.

The design of the app is very pleasing and there’s no learning curve to master the same.

The Samsung one-click install navigator software helps you migrate the data from an existing drive to this SSD without breaking much sweat.

Samsung being Samsung has a brand reputation to keep and pushes firmware updates regularly to these devices that will improve its reliability and performance over time.

It also provided 3-years worth of limited warranty if anything in between goes haywire.

Verdict

If you love the brand Samsung and would love to own a large-capacity 1TB SSD just for use as a primary storage drive, the Samsung QVO 860 is more than sufficient.

The read/write speeds are pretty impressive for this comparatively low priced SSD.

With limited power consumption and regular firmware updates, this product should be on your watch list if you’re to purchase a low-cost SSD for your computer or laptop.

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Universal compatibility

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Reliable brand

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Software support

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Expensive

 

Specifications

Capacity1 TB
SSD Flash memory typeMulti Level Cell
InterfaceSATA III
Warranty3 Years Limited

This list of the best SSDs available in India concludes here.

We have listed these products based on their performance and taking into consideration the quality of flash memory used inside.

Covering all the specific categories that our readers would be interested in is a daunting task, yet we have tried our best to do so.

If you’ve any queries or suggestions, do voice it in the comment section below.

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