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Benchmark Reviews - HP SSD M700 Solid State Drive Review

Hewlett-Packard, the ubiquitous brand name that was once the staple of nearly every printer and most personal computers in the country, later refocused its efforts into peripheral electronics and devices after the desktop PC market contracted. Storage devices, such as external drives and component hardware upgrades, have been a very competitive market segment for the past few years, paving the way for successful technology alliances that allow brands like HP to offer some of the best solutions available.

If you’ve kept up with technology news, you might have been misled into believing the SATA 6Gb/s interface was made obsolete by M.2 2280 form factor connections on the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) 3.0 interface...


CPU Magazine - REVIEW: HP SSD M700 240GB

This time of year, we hope that our loved ones are wise enough to give us the gift of PC hardware. Naturally, we can’t always rely on friends and family to have impeccable component clairvoyance, so it never hurts to offer them a little helpful “guidance.” As you assemble your own wish list (hint: don’t forget to check out our annual “Holiday Gift Guide” in this issue), be sure to include a decent number of stocking stuffers. As it happens, HP’s SSD M700 6Gbps SATA drives are a nice candidate.


Computer Shopper - HP S700 Pro (1TB) Review and Ratings

If you’re reading this and asking yourself, “HP makes SSDs?” you’re not alone.

We thought the same thing on getting word of the company's newest line of sober-looking solid-state drives. But HP has, indeed, flown under the radar in the highly competitive client-SSD market, offering branded drives for some time, built on other makers' internals and qualified in-house. Dubbed the S700 Pro, this new line comprises midrange SSDs built around 3D TLC NAND memory. As we’ve stated in recent reviews of other 3D TLC-based drives, this kind of memory is all the rage these days in SSDs for consumers.


Anandtech - The HP S700 And S700 Pro SSD Review

The S700 and S700 Pro both compete in the low-end SATA SSD market segment. The S700 Pro's closest relatives in the market are drives like the ADATA Ultimate SU800 that use the same 3D TLC and Silicon Motion's SM2258 controller. The S700 instead uses the Silicon Motion SM2258XT DRAMless controller, and is the first retail DRAMless SSD we've tested in quite a while. Earlier this year we previewed Maxiotek's MK8115 DRAMless SSD controller with both 3D MLC and 3D TLC, and the latter configuration has since come to market as ADATA's Ultimate SU700.


Guru3d - HP S700 Pro 1TB 2.5" SSD

We test a new NAND Flash storage unit in the HP Series S700 2.5" SSD, the rather properly volume sized 1024 GB (1 TB), model which we will review. The S700 Pro series offers a compete range of good performing storage products, yet price-competitive at mainstream to high-end class SATA3 performance. The new 1 TB version is a notch faster then the previous model we tested, with up-to 570 MB/sec reads.


CPU Magazine - REVIEW: HP SSD S700 500GB

HP has imbued the S700 with a handful of other benefits intended to help it stand up to regular punishment. There’s advanced wear-leveling, which we’ve come to expect at this point, so this SSD should be good for 295 TBW. Higher Order LDPC (low-density parity check) Error Correction keeps data on the drive safer. An all-metal enclosure acts as a natural heatsink; combined with the S700’s 7mm thickness, it’s a good fit for laptops in need of a better boot drive. Laptop users should also like that the S700 uses a scant 5mW in sleep mode.


Benchmark Reviews - HP SSD S700 PRO 1TB Solid State Drive Review

Relative to solid state storage, one terabyte is an enormous amount of near-instant drive space. Adding to its appeal is the cost of solid state technology, which has doubled its storage capacity per dollar from just one year ago. HP suggests top speeds up to 570 MB/s for reads and 525 MB/s writes from their SSD S700 PRO 1TB, which utilizes 3D NAND to deliver impressive storage density and reliability. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the 1TB HP SSD S700 PRO (2.5″ SATA model 2LU81AA#ABL) against other solid state drive competition.


Techradar - The 9 best SSDs of 2017

Looking for the best SSD, otherwise known as solid-state drive? You've come to the right place, as we list the very best SSDs you can buy in 2017.

We've also got some handy buying advice if you're looking to get a new SSD. Capacity has always been the source of insecurity for SSDs. Even now, 15TB will cost you more than 7,000 clams from Samsung, and that's where the capacity maxes out (that is, until the company's 32TB model touches down).


Benchmark Reviews - HP SSD S700 PRO Solid State Drive Review

Hewlett-Packard, the ubiquitous brand name that was once the staple of nearly every printer and most personal computers in the country, later refocused its efforts into peripheral electronics and devices after the desktop PC market contracted. Storage devices, such as external drives and component hardware upgrades, have been a very competitive market segment for the past few years, paving the way for successful technology alliances that allow brands like HP to offer some of the best solutions available.

If you’ve kept up with technology news, you might have been misled into believing the SATA 6Gb/s interface was made obsolete by M.2 2280 form factor connections on the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) 3.0 interface. The HP SSD S700 PRO is a 2.5″ solid state drive for the SATA 6Gb/s interface, which is still widely found on mainstream desktop computers and notebook PCs.


Guru3D - HP S700 Pro 512GB SSD review - Introduction

HP recently released the S700 and S700 Pro series, among them there is this nice 512GB model which we review today. The S700 Pro series should offer a bit more storage space yet remain fairly price-competitive at mainstream to high-end class SATA3 performance. You guys likely know it, I've been in the computer industry a LONG time and have noticed that two developments evolve in very fast paces, graphics cards and storage technology. If you look how far and fast we've become with NAND technology you can only acknowledge, it is just amazing. My first HDD storage unit was connected towards a Commodore 64, back in 1984 (!), that unit was SCSI based and could hold a whopping 10 MB of data, it did that (if memory serves me right) at roughly 40 KB/sec in read performance which was blazing fast at that time and cost me something in the extent and equivalent of 500 USD / EURO. Here we are in an era where NVMe SSDs reach 3 GB/sec and SSDs having storage capacities of 2 Terabyte priced at that same level $499 / €520,- It is four trends that drive SSD storage to the high level momentum in evolution as we see today: endurance, performance, price and capacity.


Neoseeker - HP SSD S700 500GB Review

Next year Hewlett-Packard (HP) will enter its 80th year in the electronic industry. HP started in 1938 by first designing and manufacturing oscillators (Model 200A) in a rented garage, and actually selling eight Model 200A oscillators to Walt Disney for setting up movie theaters to show the ‘Fantasia’ animated motion picture. Over the next 30+ years, HP would establish its market presence with frequency counters, oscilloscopes, frequency synthesizers, spectrum analyzers, etc.

It was not until 1972 that HP entered the business computer industry with the HP 3000. Then in 1980, HP introduced its first personal computer, the HP-85 that had modules to control instruments (yours truly actually used a later HP-9825 model to test military microwave radio systems!) plus the ability to connect to peripherals and communicate with other computers.


ThinkComputers - HP S700 Pro 512GB Solid State Drive Review

HP is a brand you’ve had to hear of if you been following the PC industry for any length of time. HP has been at times the world’s leading PC manufacturer, and who would have thought it all started in a Palo Alto garage. In recent years HP still has a very large PC business, but they also have a very successful flash product division. The way HP solid state drives work is that HP licenses its name to other companies who build the drives, but each drive has to pass through HP’s internal qualification testing before it is released. Previous HP solid state drives have gone widely unnoticed as they were more mainstream drives. Well today we are taking a look at the new HP S700 Pro which features the SMI SM2258 controller as well as Micron 3D TLC NAND, the same combination we’ve seen in many enthusiast 2.5-inch solid state drives. Let’s jump in and see what this drive can do!


Tom's Hardware - HP S700 Pro SSD Review

When it comes to brand recognition, few technology companies are in the same league as Hewlett-Packard. The company started out in a Palo Alto garage with two men making electronic test equipment. Through most of the 2000s, HP was the world's leading PC manufacturer, and it made it without a cow theme or a "dude" actor.

In the modern era, HP has a successful flash product that scales from the 3par all-flash server line to more mainstream 2.5-inch consumer SSDs. The company licenses its name so other manufacturers can build products with the label, but every new device must pass through HP's rigorous internal qualification testing before coming to market.


Techradar - HP S700 Pro SSD Review

HP used to be mainly known for PCs and printers, but since those markets began to struggle, it has also turn its hand to components, such as the HP S700 Pro SSD.

As the packaging proudly exclaims, this is a solid state drive (SSD) that values high performance, durability, quiet operating volume, and power efficiency – all top concerns for people who are looking for hard drives to install in professional environments where they need to run constantly.


Benchmark Reviews - HP SSD S700 Solid State Drive Review

HP promises 560 MB/s read and 515 MB/s write speeds from SSD S700, which utilizing 3D NAND technology to deliver impressive storage density and reliability. Adding to its appeal is the cost of solid state drive technology, which has doubled its storage capacity per dollar from just one year ago. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the HP SSD S700 (2.5″ 500GB model 2DP99AA#ABC) against other solid state drive competition.