Last year, Hardwareslave went out to test the cheapest M.2 SSD 240Gb drive there was, no matter who made it, or what it was. We stumbled on the DREVO D1 M.2 2280 240GB Internal SSD, at the time it was the cheapest we could find in M.2 Form Factor. We purchased it for £64.99, a bargain we thought, but our tests would show if it was a bad purchase or not.
We have also been running it for six months to ensure it wasn’t going to fail or degrade in performance. So, six months have passed, we’ve benched it, and used it as a spare storage drive on any system configuration we had running for testing, this is what we found out!
|Model||D1 M.2 2280|
|Form Factor||M.2 SSD|
|Controller||Silicon Motion SM2258XT|
|Sequential Read||500 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||500 MB/s|
|Interface||SATA 6Gb/s, compatible with all older SATA interfaces|
|Warranty||3-Year Limited Warranty|
Never heard of DREVO? To be honest, neither had we, but our informal introduction was a good one, with the DREVO M.2 SSD seeming to have some standard but good specifications. There are no surprises here, in a good or bad way, and generally a bonus at such a low price point.
Drevo states it’s a company founded by a group of Gamers, Programmers and Designers, and is a young brand which focuses on gaming PC components, peripherals and accessories products.