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GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 500GB Hard Drive Review

Today I will be reviewing the GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 500GB! I got this for a business PC I’ve been building for one of my customers. I’ve gotten stuff from GIGABYTE before. I managed to grab this for $89 which I believe is a really good price for what you are getting.

First of all, I love the beautiful pink metallic finish on it. It pops out compared to all of the other dully colored hardware inside the PC. This might be a pro for some people like me but it might not be so great for others who want a monotone inside so think about that before purchasing. From all of the use and time I’ve spent with this hard drive, I must say I have 0 complaints! It’s built super well and is definitely worth your money. It was also super easy to install with in-the-box instructions.

Now for the most important part, the specs. This beast includes a huge 5000 MB/s sequential read and a 2500 MB/s sequential write speed. Its random read IOPS is up to 400k and its random write IOPS is up to 550k! It has a great MTBF with a long 1.77 million hours. This is also a TLC hard drive which is something to keep in mind while purchasing. It also has a really nice warranty of 5 years and 850 TBW. Overall, this hard drive is a great buy for anyone out there looking for a great choice.

Note: This review is part of a classroom project.


AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 500GB specs 


Samsung 980 Pro (With Heatsink) Review

This M.2 is very good; I really like it. It has worked flawlessly in my gaming PC for months now and I am very glad I bought it. It was quite cheap due to me getting it while it was on sale. It is very fast and I almost never have to wait on anything to load. It was very cool because it has its own heatsink it stay cold, it also works with PS5. I would recommend this M.2, 10/10.

Form Factor: M.2 2280
Capacity: 1TB
Read: Up to 7000 MB/s
Write: Up to 5100 MB/s
Random Read: Up to 1M IOPS
Random Write: Up to 1M IOPS
TBW: 600TB
Cell Level: TLC
PPG: $0.11 per GB
Warranty: 5 Years or 600 TB TBW

SAMSUNG 870 EVO Series Hard Drive

In todays blog, I will be talking about the SAMSUNG 870 EVO Series hard drive. This hard drive in my opinion is very good for just a simple home motherboard. This hard drive is perfect for a home motherboard because of its specifications and the price! For the low cost of only $52.95, you can get this incredible hard drive!

Now lets get to the fun part, the specifications! This hard drive is 250GB. Its read speed goes up to 560MBps and its write speed goes up to  530MBps. Its MTBF is 1,500,000 hours. It also has a warranty of five years. Its TBW goes up to 150MBps and it is an MLC which is not bad at all. Its price per GB is 0.16 cents which is pretty cheap! Everyone loves cheap. Again, for the low low price of just $52.95, you can get this wonderful hard drive.

When using this hard drive, I would recommend just using a home motherboard. According to everything I have done, it works best on a home motherboard. This is a great, cheap hard drive option if you just have a home motherboard. It works great for me and I have not had any issues with it so far! I would definitely recommend!


Note: This was part of a school assignment

970 EVO Plus NVMe® M.2 SSD 1TB

Today I am here to share the 970 EVO Plus NVMe® M.2 SSD 1TB SSD with you and I bought it to use in a gaming setup and it works really nice. The SSD is fast enough for me to do anything I need to and the computer loads right up. This low-profile SSD will fit in any motherboard with a m.2 slot. The Samsung SSD is only $139.99 on the Samsung website. I am also able to load into farming simulator really fast not like my old SSD that took up to 2 minutes to load the gaming software.


  • Size- 1TB
  • Read-3,500MB/s Seq transfer rate
  • Write speed-3,300MB/s Seq transfer rate
  • Total rights/MTBF, how long will it last- 1.5 million hours
  • Warranty- 5 year
  • IOPS- 400,000
  • V-Nand
  • Price per GB- 14 cents per GB
  • Form factor 2280
  • 600 TBW

I am very happy with this SSD and would suggest it to anyone who is looking to build a computer or upgrade from their old Hard drive. This SSD is customizable for different amounts of storage and that would change the price if this one is too expensive for you.

Note this is part of a Classroom project!

Work cited:

Samsung,        drives/ssd-970-evo-plus-nvme-m-2-1-tb-mz-v7s1t0b-am/. Accessed 1 April 2024

Crucial T700 GEN5 NVME SSD M.2

The Crucial T700 GEN5 NVME SSD M.2 is one of the best hard drives that I have bought. It makes my pc go way faster. The only problem that I had was that I need to buy a adapter for it but it didn’t cost that much on Amazon. It only costed $17.99 on Amazon. Then the price of the Crucial T700 GEN5 NVME SSD M.2 only cost $294.99 when it cost $379.99 at regular price but I got it when it was on sale on the Crucial website. 
So about the specs on the Crucial T700 GEN5 NVME SSD M.2. It is a 2TB SSD M.2 drive. The interface of it is PCI-Express 5.0 4x. The random read and write can go up to 1,500,000 IOPS. Also it has heatsink with it. Also it has a 5 year warranty on it. If you want some more specs on the Crucial T700 GEN5 NVME SSD M.2 then click on the link to Newegg.

This drive has been really reliable for me. It has made my Gigabyte B650 AORUS run a lot faster than it has with my old M.2 drive I had on it. I would recommend this M.2 drive to anyone if they were in need of buying one.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.


“Crucial T700 2TB PCIe Gen5 NVMe M.2 SSD with heatsink | CT2000T700SSD5.” Crucial, Accessed 3 April 2024.

“Dual M.2 PCIE Adapter for SATA or PCIE NVMe SSD with Advanced Heat Sink Solution,M.2 SSD NVME (m Key) and SATA (b Key) 22110 2280 2260 2242 2230 to PCI-e x 4 Host Controller Expansion Card.”, Accessed 3 April 2024.

Wikipedia, Accessed 3 April 2024.

SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB Review

I recently purchased this SSD for my home PC. This has been a really good and reliable SSD. The motherboard for this PC is the ASRock B450M/AC

Motherboard. This is a 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD from the company Samsung. I got it because it has many qualities of a good SSD. As an example, this M.2 is about 40 cents per Gb. This

SSD is currently $99.99 on Newegg. It’s currently rated 4.5 out of 5 eggs on Newegg.

This a ClassRoom Review

Hard Drive Review


970 EVO Plus NVMe 1TB is a good and reliable hard drive for 1TB. It costs $139.99

This hard drive is highly rated for how fast and smooth it can run I wouldn’t recommend buying this for gaming and its only because of the low amount of storage it has. Depending on the games you play it could work but if you plan on using more then 1TB the I would buy more or get a different kind with more storage. I would recommend using this hard drive for either school work or small business work. This hard drive has a 5 year limited warranty and its size is 3.16 x 0.86 x 0.09 and the operating temperature is 0-70c. Read/write speed is 3,500/3,300 MB/s. It is a internal storage device the series is 970 EVO Plus and its interface is PCle Gen 3.0 x 4, NVMe 1.3 and it is able to be used for gaming if the game is smaller then 1TB. Cache memory is Samsung 1GB Low Power DDR4 SDRAM.

So overall I would recommend this hard drive and rate it a 4.8 out of 5 stars.


Note this is for a school project!!!!

Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD

So a few months ago I got a Samsung 870 EVO SSD for my business papers to be stored on excel and after a few months it hasn’t given me any issues. Even after my computer having a power outage the SSD kept the storage on it. with the system specs being,

  • Samsung EVO 870 pro 500GB 
  • SATA connection 
  • Max read 560 MBps
  •  Max write 530 MBps
  • Life expectancy of 1.5 million hours
  • 5 year warranty
  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD32)3) 4) Up to 98,000 IOPS.
  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD32)3) 4) Up to 88,000 IOPS.
  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD1)3) 4) Up to 13,000 IOPS.
  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD1)3) 4) Up to 36,000 IOPS.
  • SLC core

If you want to buy it here is a working picture link

Here is also a link to a bigger photo of it

Samsung 870 EVO MZ-77E250 250GB MZ-77E500 500GB 2.5" SATA III For Laptop SSD  | eBay

In conclusion  I would have to say that the Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD would be an amazing choice for business operations with boasting 500GB of storage meaning it is able to easily hold files and with its high read/write speeds I would highly recommend this to any businessman. And that wraps this up.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.


I recently purchased the HP S750 SSD drive and it has been one of the best purchases for my motherboard. I am using a PC for all of my home projects and this solid-state drive works perfectly for my basic uses! I was able to purchase this drive on Amazon for 64.99. This drive was able to store any data as I used my computer. I never feel like my computer is overloading the drive. This hard drive has lasted me several months now and hasn’t been a problem. 

This hard drive is a 1 TB drive that is capable of reading up 55,000 IOPS and writing 79,000 IOPS. It has a 3 year limited warranty and can be used for 2 million hours.  It has a TBW of 160 TB and it is classified as a QLC. The hard drive has a reed speed of 560 MB/s and a write speed of 520 MB/s. It has a amazing 6c/GB.  Overall I love using this hard drive and it hasn’t brought me any problems.

NOTE: this is a school project!

Works Cited: Accessed 21 March 2024.

Crucial T500 Hard Drive Review

After needing some more storage for my games, I decided to buy an M.2 SSD to help compromise my problem. Note that my games were previously on a regular 2.5-inch SSD drive instead of an M.2. After paying $71.99 on Amazon, I was happily waiting for the arrival of my new M.2 SSD made by Crucial to upgrade my PC. After receiving the drive and installing it on my motherboard, I am happily pleased to say that this drive is a definite game changer for me.

I would like to proudly say that this drive has increased the performance of my PC and it makes all the difference with its 7,400/7,000MB/s sequential reads/write speeds, which is beyond impressive compared to my 500MB/s SSD drive. Now, my games load a lot faster, and it does not take very long at all to download stuff. I believe this was a great purchase for the price and I recommend this product fully.

Note: This is for a Class Project

Works Cited

“Crucial T500 500GB Gen4 NVMe M.2 Internal Gaming SSD, Up to 7200MB/s, Laptop &                    Desktop Compatible + 1mo Adobe CC All Apps – CT500T500SSD8.”,               Gaming-Desktop-                                                              Compatible/dp/B0CK2R8YLY?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-                                                                        lpcontext&ref_=fplfs&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1. Accessed 19 March 2024.