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SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD


Why choose an SSD?

A solid state drive, or SSD, is a flash based storage drive that is many times faster than a traditional hard drive. A traditional hard drive relies on an actuator arm to read data off of a spinning platter, which causes very high seek times. Data can also be spread out on different parts of the platter, or even on different platters altogether. An SSD gets around all this by storing data on memory modules, similar to the RAM in your computer. While the fastest hard drives can offer read speeds of around 70mb/s on average, an SSD is easily able to offer read speeds of up to 2500mb/s.

What should I use an SSD for?

SSD’s are the perfect choice for your operating system, games, and frequently used applications. Because of their smaller capacity and higher speeds compared to traditional hard drives, it’s important to prioritize your applications. For most people, this includes Windows, Microsoft Office, Chrome/Firefox, Games, and software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere. If you have the space, moving your scratch disk onto an SSD is an excellent way to speed up programs as well.

How reliable are SSDs?

Hard drives, just like any other piece of technology, have a chance of failing over time. While a traditional hard drive has a failure rate of less than 10% and a mean time between failure (MTBF) of 750,000 hours, a solid state drive (SSD) has an average a failure rate of less than 1% and an MTBF of over 1,500,000 hours.

How fast are SSDs?

Imagine starting up your computer in less than 6 seconds. That is what the average Solid State Drive is capable of. SSDs are much faster at both reading and writing compared to traditional hard drives through the use of solid state flash memory. Similar to the technology used in your RAM, this form of storage allows much faster transfer speeds with zero moving parts. With the advent of higher bandwidth PCI-Express lanes and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) chipsets, these SSDs are capable of read and write speeds of up to 2,500mb/s, or 2.5GB/s. Even the average SATA SSD has an average read speed of 500mb/s, much higher than that of a traditional hard drive.

What kind of SSD do I need?

Solid State Drives come in three main formats: SATA, M.2, and PCIe. A 2.5IN SATA drive is the most similar to a traditional hard drive. With a thickness of either 7.5mm or 9mm, both are compatible with most computer cases and laptops. M.2 drives are even smaller, and look very similar to a stick of memory. These come in different lengths, but most motherboards and laptops are compatible with multiple lengths. Finally, the PCIe form factor will require a compatible PCI-Express lane on your motherboard and a compatible chipset in order to boot into an operating system.


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Patriot PBT480GS25SSDR Blast Series 480GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 540MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD
Patriot
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Patriot PBT240GS25SSDR Blast Series 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 530MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD
Patriot
In Stock $103.98 Add Patriot PBT240GS25SSDR Blast Series 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 530MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD to cart 
Patriot PBT120GS25SSDR Blast Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 425MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD
Patriot
3.5 of 5 customer reviews 36 Customer Reviews
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In Stock $54.99 Add Patriot PBT120GS25SSDR Blast Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 425MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD to cart 
PNY Optima 2.5" 480GB SATA III 510MBPS Read 320MBPS Write Internal Solid State Drive
PNY Technologies Inc
3.5 of 5 customer reviews 2 Customer Reviews
Save $217.99 off our regular price of $387.98
In Stock $169.99 Add PNY Optima 2.5" 480GB SATA III 510MBPS Read 320MBPS Write Internal Solid State Drive to cart 
Patriot PI240GS325SSDR Ignite 240GB 2.5IN Sataiii 6GB/S 560MB/S Read 545MB/S Write Solid State Drive
Patriot
*** $156.98 Add Patriot PI240GS325SSDR Ignite 240GB 2.5IN Sataiii 6GB/S 560MB/S Read 545MB/S Write Solid State Drive to cart 
Corsair Force LS Series SSD 120GB
Corsair
In Stock $100.98 Add Corsair Force LS Series SSD 120GB to cart 
Transcend 256GB M.2 2242 SSD SATA3 MLC
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*** $169.99 Add Transcend 256GB M.2 2242 SSD SATA3 MLC to cart 
Patriot PI480GS25SSDR Ignite 480GB 2.5IN SATA3 560MB/S Read 545 MB/S Write Solid State Drive
Patriot
*** $247.30 Add Patriot PI480GS25SSDR Ignite 480GB 2.5IN SATA3 560MB/S Read 545 MB/S Write Solid State Drive to cart 
Corsair Force LS Series SSD 240GB
Corsair
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GeIL Zenith A3 Series GZ25A3-240G 240GB 2.5in SATA3 Solid State Drive
GeIL USA - EOL
*** $149.98 Add GeIL Zenith A3 Series GZ25A3-240G 240GB 2.5in SATA3 Solid State Drive to cart 

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Angelbird Technologies - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
Angelbird SSD Wrk SATA 3.1 512GB 563MB/S Read 450MB/S Write Solid State Drive - Black Angelbird SSD Wrk SATA 3.1 512GB 563MB/S Read 450MB/S Write Solid State Drive - Black Back Order *** $369.99 BUY 


Corsair - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
Corsair Force LS Series SSD 120GB Corsair Force LS Series SSD 120GB (CSSD-F120GBLSB) In Stock $100.98 BUY 
Corsair Force LS Series SSD 240GB Corsair Force LS Series SSD 240GB (CSSD-F240GBLSB) Back Order *** $149.99 BUY 
Corsair Force LS Series SSD 480GB Corsair Force LS Series SSD 480GB (CSSD-F480GBLSB) Back Order *** $269.99 BUY 


GeIL USA - EOL - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
GeIL Zenith A3 Series GZ25A3-120G 120GB 2.5in SATA3 Solid State Drive GeIL Zenith A3 Series GZ25A3-120G 120GB 2.5in SATA3 Solid State Drive Back Order *** $109.98 BUY 
GeIL Zenith A3 Series GZ25A3-240G 240GB 2.5in SATA3 Solid State Drive GeIL Zenith A3 Series GZ25A3-240G 240GB 2.5in SATA3 Solid State Drive Back Order *** $149.98 BUY 


HP Printers and Supplies - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
HP Smartbuy A3D25AT 128GB SATA 2.5IN Solid State Drive SSD HP Smartbuy A3D25AT 128GB SATA 2.5IN Solid State Drive SSD Back Order *** $403.36 BUY 


IBM - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
IBM 50 GB Internal Solid State Drive SSD Retail Drive SATA 1.8IN MLC for Bladecenter &SYSTEM-X Svr IBM 50 GB Internal Solid State Drive SSD Retail Drive SATA 1.8IN MLC for Bladecenter &SYSTEM-X Svr Back Order *** $1,118.10 BUY 


Intel - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
Intel 520 Series 120GB 2.5in SSD SATA3 25nm Solid State Disk Flash Drive OEM Box Intel 520 Series 120GB 2.5in SSD SATA3 25nm Solid State Disk Flash Drive OEM Box (SSDSC2CW120A301) Back Order *** $205.98 BUY 


Patriot - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
Patriot PBT120GS25SSDR Blast Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 425MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD Patriot PBT120GS25SSDR Blast Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 425MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD (PBT120GS25SSDR)
Save $16.99 off our regular price of $71.98
In Stock $54.99 BUY 
Patriot PBT240GS25SSDR Blast Series 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 530MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD Patriot PBT240GS25SSDR Blast Series 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 530MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD (PBT240GS25SSDR) In Stock $103.98 BUY 
Patriot PBT480GS25SSDR Blast Series 480GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 540MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD Patriot PBT480GS25SSDR Blast Series 480GB 2.5IN SATA3 Phison S10 540MB/S Write 560MB/S Read SSD (PBT480GS25SSDR) In Stock $189.98 BUY 
Patriot PI240GS325SSDR Ignite 240GB 2.5IN Sataiii 6GB/S 560MB/S Read 545MB/S Write Solid State Drive Patriot PI240GS325SSDR Ignite 240GB 2.5IN Sataiii 6GB/S 560MB/S Read 545MB/S Write Solid State Drive (PI240GS325SSDR) Back Order *** $156.98 BUY 
Patriot PI480GS25SSDR Ignite 480GB 2.5IN SATA3 560MB/S Read 545 MB/S Write Solid State Drive Patriot PI480GS25SSDR Ignite 480GB 2.5IN SATA3 560MB/S Read 545 MB/S Write Solid State Drive (PI480GS25SSDR) Back Order *** $247.30 BUY 
Patriot Pyro M3 120GB Msata Sandforce SF-2281 550MB/S Read 525MB/S Write Internal SSD Patriot Pyro M3 120GB Msata Sandforce SF-2281 550MB/S Read 525MB/S Write Internal SSD (PP120GSM3SSDR) Back Order *** $119.99 BUY 


PNY Technologies Inc - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
PNY Optima 2.5" 480GB SATA III 510MBPS Read 320MBPS Write Internal Solid State Drive PNY Optima 2.5" 480GB SATA III 510MBPS Read 320MBPS Write Internal Solid State Drive (SSD7SC480GOPT-RB)
Save $217.99 off our regular price of $387.98
In Stock $169.99 BUY 


Transcend - SATA3 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
Transcend 256GB M.2 2242 SSD SATA3 MLC Transcend 256GB M.2 2242 SSD SATA3 MLC Back Order *** $169.99 BUY 


 
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