Wischmop, the reviewers here are all well aware of the limitations of using synthetic benchmarks, and ALL manufacturers make sure their SSDs will do well in synthetic benchmarks.
That’s why here we do a lot of ‘real world’ tests as well.
We took all aspects of the SSDs we had tested here, performance, price, stability, features, and the complete package of what is available for each SSD.
The fact of the matter is this. Every single SSD I mentioned in the article are exceptionally good SSDs, and no doubt there were countless others that I didn’t mention which are every bit as good. We only mentioned a select few of the ones that were tested by the review editors, the ones we thought deserved an honourable mention.
We also clearly stated that our choice was made for consumer grade SSDs. These are normally SSDs that will be used in a normal users PC. If the article had been based on a ‘workstation’ class user environment, then we would have most likely chosen another SSD range as the winner.
Also, all SSDs write speeds slow down when the SSD is pushed hard, especially the smaller capacity ones. In any case, a normal PC users workload is largely read based, and not write based, and I do have a huge amount of analyser traces to back up that statement.