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M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD


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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 10 most popular M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

  Description Avail Price
INTEL® OPTANE™ Memory 32GB PCIe M.2 80mm Retail Box
Intel
In Stock $119.98
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung Memory & Storage
*** $269.99
Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung Memory & Storage
*** $725.98
WD Blue 250GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital WD
*** $136.12
WD Black 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital WD
Back Order
*** $279.99
ADATA Xpg SX8000 NVMe M.2 2280 MLC 3D Nand 256GB PCIe SSD 2000/600 Mbps R/W
AData Technology
*** $188.98
Samsung 960 Pro 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung Memory & Storage
*** $480.98
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung Memory & Storage
*** $199.99
WD Blue 500GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital WD
*** $219.99
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung Memory & Storage
*** $399.99

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AData Technology - M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price
ADATA Xpg SX8000 NVMe M.2 2280 MLC 3D Nand 256GB PCIe SSD 2000/600 Mbps R/W ADATA Xpg SX8000 NVMe M.2 2280 MLC 3D Nand 256GB PCIe SSD 2000/600 Mbps R/W (ASX8000NP-256GM-C) Back Order *** $188.98
ADATA Xpg SX6000 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) ADATA Xpg SX6000 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) (ASX6000NP-512GT-C) Back Order *** $239.99
ADATA Xpg SX6000 256GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) ADATA Xpg SX6000 256GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) (ASX6000NP-256GT-C) Back Order *** $139.99
ADATA Xpg SX8000 NVMe M.2 2280 MLC 3D Nand 128GB PCIe SSD 1000/300 Mbps R/W ADATA Xpg SX8000 NVMe M.2 2280 MLC 3D Nand 128GB PCIe SSD 1000/300 Mbps R/W (ASX8000NP-128GM-C) Back Order *** $145.39


Corsair - M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price
Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe 480GB SSD Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe 480GB SSD (CSSD-F480GBMP500) Back Order *** $399.98
Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe 120GB SSD Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe 120GB SSD (CSSD-F120GBMP500) Back Order *** $169.33
Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe 240GB SSD Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe 240GB SSD (CSSD-F240GBMP500) Back Order *** $281.28


CRUCIAL TECHNOLOGY - M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price
CRUCIAL® MX300 525GB M.2 Type 2280SS Solid State Drive (SSD) CRUCIAL® MX300 525GB M.2 Type 2280SS Solid State Drive (SSD) (CT525MX300SSD4) Back Order *** $249.99
CRUCIAL® MX300 275GB M.2 Type 2280SS Solid State Drive (SSD) CRUCIAL® MX300 275GB M.2 Type 2280SS Solid State Drive (SSD) (CT275MX300SSD4) Back Order *** $159.99
CRUCIAL® MX300 1TB M.2 Type 2280SS Solid State Drive (SSD) CRUCIAL® MX300 1TB M.2 Type 2280SS Solid State Drive (SSD) (CT1050MX300SSD4) Back Order *** $419.99


Intel - M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price
INTEL® OPTANE™ Memory 32GB PCIe M.2 80mm Retail Box INTEL® OPTANE™ Memory 32GB PCIe M.2 80mm Retail Box (MEMPEK1W032GAXT) In Stock $119.98
INTEL® OPTANE™ Memory 16GB PCIe M.2 80mm Retail Box INTEL® OPTANE™ Memory 16GB PCIe M.2 80mm Retail Box (MEMPEK1W016GAXT) In Stock $69.98
INTEL® SSD 600P Series 1TB M.2 80mm PCIe 3.0 X4 3D1 Tlc Retail Pack INTEL® SSD 600P Series 1TB M.2 80mm PCIe 3.0 X4 3D1 Tlc Retail Pack (SSDPEKKW010T7X1) Back Order *** $529.99


Kingston - M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price
Kingston SSDNow 240GB M.2 SATA G2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston SSDNow 240GB M.2 SATA G2 Solid State Drive (SSD) (SM2280S3G2/240G) Back Order *** $143.60
Kingston SSDNow 120GB M.2 SATA G2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston SSDNow 120GB M.2 SATA G2 Solid State Drive (SSD) (SM2280S3G2/120G) Back Order *** $88.83
Kingston SSDNow 480GB M.2 SATA G2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston SSDNow 480GB M.2 SATA G2 Solid State Drive (SSD) (SM2280S3G2/480G) Back Order *** $265.45
Kingston HyperX Predator 960GB M.2 2280 MLC Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston HyperX Predator 960GB M.2 2280 MLC Solid State Drive (SSD) (SHPM2280P2/960G) Back Order *** $692.11
Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB M.2 2280 MLC Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB M.2 2280 MLC Solid State Drive (SSD) (SHPM2280P2/240G) Back Order *** $271.34
Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB M.2 2280 MLC Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB M.2 2280 MLC Solid State Drive (SSD) (SHPM2280P2/480G) Back Order *** $466.68
Kingston SSDNow 120GB M.2 SATA 3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston SSDNow 120GB M.2 SATA 3 Solid State Drive (SSD) (SM2280S3/120G) Back Order *** $96.98


Samsung Memory & Storage - M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $199.99
Samsung 960 Pro 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 960 Pro 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $480.98
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $399.99
Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $725.98
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $269.99
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $151.18
Samsung 960 Pro 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 960 Pro 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $914.98
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $549.99
Samsung 960 Pro 2TB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 960 Pro 2TB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $1,849.99
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Samsung 850 EVO 1TB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $484.30
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SuperMicro - M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price
Supermicro Samsung 480GB PM953 NVMe PCIE3.0X4 Vnand M.2 22X110MM Supermicro Samsung 480GB PM953 NVMe PCIE3.0X4 Vnand M.2 22X110MM (MZ1LV480HCHP0003) Back Order *** $454.07


Western Digital WD - M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Part # Description Avail Price
WD Blue 500GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Blue 500GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $219.99
WD Black 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Black 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $279.99
WD Blue 250GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Blue 250GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $136.12
WD Blue 1TB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Blue 1TB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $421.49
WD Black 256GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Black 256GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $169.99
WD Green 120GB 2.5in M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Green 120GB 2.5in M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $89.99
WD Green 240GB 2.5in M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Green 240GB 2.5in M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $119.99
WD Blue 250GB M.2 3D NAND SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Blue 250GB M.2 3D NAND SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $139.99
WD Blue 1TB M.2 3D NAND SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Blue 1TB M.2 3D NAND SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $429.99
WD Blue 2TB M.2 3D NAND SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) WD Blue 2TB M.2 3D NAND SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD) Back Order *** $849.99
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Top 5 most recent reviews on M.2 Solid State Drive - SSD

Customer Review of Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)

marfree
11/17/17
Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Summary
UEFI mode locked out keyboard F10 to bios function. I had to use a ssd drive in the SATA slot to repost. So be careful. » Read More About Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe

Customer Review of WD Blue 500GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD)

alfred_l5
11/16/17
Experience: 10 Days
Summary
I replaced the 120GB SSD in my Dell laptop at work with one of these. Now I can do software development work and have multiple virtual machines images stored on my local harddrive without having to use my external usb harddrive. » Read More About WD Blue 500GB M.2 SATA3

Customer Review of WD Blue 250GB M.2 SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD)

Andrew_W4
06/14/17
Experience: 60 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
Would definitely order again. » Read More About WD Blue 250GB M.2 SATA3

Customer Review of Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)

Yvon_A
09/05/17
Experience: 20 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
I've been in the computer market for many years. One of the first one to have a personnel computer in my area, etc... I've never actually worked in the field, but this is probably the best and greatest invention ever, beside the slice bread. » Read More About Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe


 
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