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mSATA 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.


Top 9 most popular mSATA Solid State Drive - SSD

  Description Avail Price  
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung Memory & Storage
In Stock $180.98 Add Samsung 850 EVO 250GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) to cart 
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung Memory & Storage
In Stock $277.38 Add Samsung 850 EVO 500GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) to cart 
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung Memory & Storage
In Stock $551.44 Add Samsung 850 EVO 1TB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) to cart 
PNY Elite CS1050 480GB USB 3.0 430 MB/S Read and 400MB/S Write Portable SSD
PNY Technologies Inc
In Stock $292.88 Add PNY Elite CS1050 480GB USB 3.0 430 MB/S Read and 400MB/S Write Portable SSD to cart 
Patriot Ignite 240GB SATA3 mSATA SSD
Patriot
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Patriot Ignite 120GB SATA3 mSATA SSD
Patriot
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*** $89.17 Add Patriot Ignite 120GB SATA3 mSATA SSD to cart 
QNAP 256GB mSATA Cache Module (128GB *2) for TS-ECX80 Series
QNAP Inc.
In Stock $655.00 Add QNAP 256GB mSATA Cache Module (128GB *2) for TS-ECX80 Series to cart 
Patriot Pyro M3 120GB Msata Sandforce SF-2281 550MB/S Read 525MB/S Write Internal SSD
Patriot
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*** $119.99 Add Patriot Pyro M3 120GB Msata Sandforce SF-2281 550MB/S Read 525MB/S Write Internal SSD to cart 
Patriot Ignite 480GB SATA3 mSATA SSD
Patriot
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*** $272.60 Add Patriot Ignite 480GB SATA3 mSATA SSD to cart 

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Patriot - mSATA Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
Patriot Ignite 120GB SATA3 mSATA SSD Patriot Ignite 120GB SATA3 mSATA SSD (PI120GSM3SSDR) Back Order *** $89.17 BUY 
Patriot Ignite 240GB SATA3 mSATA SSD Patriot Ignite 240GB SATA3 mSATA SSD (PI240GSM3SSDR) Back Order *** $141.16 BUY 
Patriot Ignite 480GB SATA3 mSATA SSD Patriot Ignite 480GB SATA3 mSATA SSD (PI480GSM3SSDR) Back Order *** $272.60 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 - mSATA Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
PNY Elite CS1050 480GB USB 3.0 430 MB/S Read and 400MB/S Write Portable SSD PNY Elite CS1050 480GB USB 3.0 430 MB/S Read and 400MB/S Write Portable SSD (PSD1CS1050-480-FFS) In Stock $292.88 BUY 


QNAP Inc. - mSATA Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
QNAP 256GB mSATA Cache Module (128GB *2) for TS-ECX80 Series QNAP 256GB mSATA Cache Module (128GB *2) for TS-ECX80 Series (FLASH-256GB-MSATA) In Stock $655.00 BUY 


Samsung Memory & Storage - mSATA Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price  
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 850 EVO 1TB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) In Stock $551.44 BUY 
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 850 EVO 250GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) In Stock $180.98 BUY 
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 850 EVO 500GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) In Stock $277.38 BUY 

Top 5 most recent reviews on mSATA Solid State Drive - SSD

Customer Review of Samsung 850 EVO 500GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD)

Sean R_B
02/26/16
Experience: 2 Months
Summary
Buy one! Great price per GB, fast and fits in a small laptop without using a 2.5" bay! » Read More About Samsung 850 EVO 500GB mSATA

Customer Review of Samsung 850 EVO 250GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD)

James_F11
01/02/17
Experience: 2 years
Summary
Used this as my windows drive alongside a HDD storage drive in a laptop. Its good and cheap. Though I wouldn't pay the price if it wasn't on sale. Worked well in a raid 0 or 1 config. Got slightly slower after a year. » Read More About Samsung 850 EVO 250GB mSATA

Customer Review of Kingston MS200 60GB mSATA SSD SATA 6.0GBPS

Ben_B10
05/02/16
Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Summary
Bought this to go in my BRIX. Works exactly as expected and is plenty fast for a mini PC (streaming, browsing, emails, etc.). This is used at the boot drive and is supplemented by another regular 2.5" SSD inside the Brix. » Read More About Kingston MS200 60GB mSATA SSD

Customer Review of Crucial MX200 250GB mSATA SATA 3 Solid State Drive (SSD)

double_deuze
03/16/16
Experience: 14 Days
Summary
Product is awesome - service was fantastic - great all around. Speed extremely fast!!! » Read More About Crucial MX200 250GB mSATA SATA

Customer Review of Samsung 850 EVO 120GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD)

Michel_S2
02/18/16
Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
It makes my zotac sphere a lot faster. Really a lot fasteré » Read More About Samsung 850 EVO 120GB mSATA


 
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