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Emtec International Power Plus X150 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Posted February 4, 2015 by Sandy Bruce in Storage, HDs & SSDs


Price at time of Review: $89US


Price, Capacity, Performance,
I am not sure how they did it but the $ 89 (Micro Center) X150 managed to compete head to head with a Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB and the Adata M.2 SSD in our benchmark testing.The combined performance, price and warranty puts the Emtec Power Saver X150 240GB drive in the Great Hardware category, therefore earns an Pure Overclock Award to match.
by Sandy Bruce
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The rapid adoption of solid state drives has driven the price to the lowest points ever. These low prices apply pressure on manufacturers to be the fastest or offer the largest capacity for consumers dollars. We have already seen how some once premier companies collapsed under the weight of falling NAND prices. Where once one fell, another shall stand though. Emtec, a new entrant into the low cost solid state drive business, seeks to offer a compelling product at value prices. That has been hard to do in the past but does not mean impossible now. We have the chance to review the new Emtec International Power Plus X150 240GB solid state drive. It is a lower cost alternative built with the same premium parts as the competition. Before we start the review, here is some information on this new competitor in an already crowded space.




The EMTEC brand was launched from a company steeped in history and experience. BASF, the inventor of the first magnetic tape for audio recording, was a pioneer in the media industry. In the late nineties, after years of innovations in the production of consumer tape products, including audio-cassettes, floppy discs and video-cassettes, BASF Magnetics became EMTEC Magnetics.

Turning the company’s focus to mobile storage products, the EMTEC brand became a huge success in Europe, symbolized by the powerful red spiral logo. By 2006, EMTEC had produced the number-one selling brand of flash drives in France and the number-three selling brand of flash drives in Europe for five years and counting.*

Today, EMTEC is distributed in over 50 countries and prides itself on a 75-year history of creating innovative products that embody the human spirit: to preserve, protect and share the most valuable moments of daily life. Whatever the technology or the media, EMTEC commits to providing hassle-free, creative and stylish solutions that make technology easy to use and serve our consumers’ memories, ideas and emotions.






    Shared this review on facebook. Good work Sandy and a great price/performance ratio delivered!


    Great review Sandy, I would love to see how it stands up to the SSDs with new Phison S10 controller. Great stuff.


      Wait maybe my eyes are bad but did I see this has the new Phison S10 controller in it, same controller that’s in the Corsair XT SSDs, and at a much lower price, wow what a find.


    yep, definitely S10 controller, check the pics


    Cheap because after purchasing one of these for a business build as main OS drive 3 months of use fell on its face lost several data recoveries for customers total loss for them! It is a PCB chip for voltage regulation defect that still has not been dealt with period but still selling and manufactured get behind your products I will get back to supporting your work until then it is called Integrity I suggest trying to find it! A good start would be just Replacing This one here or full refund Losses in profits due to downtime and refunds to my customers not to mention my business sensitive data also non recoverable and dont give me the backup Spiel IT FELL ON ITS FACE @ 3 MONTHS!


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