Hard Drives - SSD
Solid-state drives are currently the fastest form of storage available, and can give your system a massive boost in application and OS load times, data transfer speeds and overall responsiveness. Their lightning speed comes from their flash memory chips, which unlike traditional hard drives have no moving parts. This makes them more reliable, smaller, lighter and less power hungry, but they can cost significantly more and have less capacity.
SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs may no longer be the fastest around thanks to emerging PCIe SSDs, but they're the most cost-effective and are still easily fast enough for most users. You'll need a spare SATA 6Gb/s port to get the most from them, and a 2.5” capable drive bay – an adaptor may need to be bought, but most cases have at least one. These drives are the highest capacity ones available, suitable for holding an operating system, as well as numerous programs and a healthy collection of media and games.
- 512GB SanDisk X400, 2.5", 7mm, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 540MB/s Read, 520MB/s Write, 93.5K/75K IOPS, 160 TBW£155.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYIn stock
These SSDs are ideal for businesses looking for reliable, long-lasting and efficient flash storage that will outpace any hard disk. Possible features include end-to-end data protection and full power-loss protection. Speeds are not as fast as PCIe-based drives, but prices are considerably lower and the SATA interface and 2.5” form factor means they're easy to implement in any desktop environment.
- 480GB Samsung PM863a 2.5" Enterprise SSD, SATA3 6Gb/s, 2-bit MLC V-NAND, 520MB/s Read, 480MB/s Write, 97k/16k IOPS, OEM£285.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYIn stock