If you buy a portable computer or stationary computer today, it often comes with a built-in SSD. An SSD disk is a modern version of the traditioanl mechanical hard drive (HDD) and comes with some obvious advantages. The read and write speed is markedly increased, the data deliveries are improved (IOPS) and the device s silent and has no moving parts. These conditions make the computer faster, but also minimize noise and errors.
SSD is short for Solid State Drive and they are produced by many large brands such as Samsung, Kingston, Intel, SanDisk, OCZ and Corsair.
An SSD is built on flash memory which you may know from USB connectors and SD cards. SSDs are available in multiple, different form factors such as 2.5" SSD, M.2 SSD and PCI SSD. The 2.5" is the most common type of SSD and fits in everything from laptops and stationary computers to game concoles. The M.2 is often found in laptops as the physical size is significantly smaller than the 2.5". An SSD that can be connected directly to the PCI Express port has a significantly higher write and read speed than the other SSDs.
The disks have many different sizes. Amongst these are 128, 246, 500GB and 1TB - at Proshop, we have SSDs from 30GB to 2TB in our assortment.
Prices of SSDs have become significantly cheaper today due to the high demand for new technology. If you have a computer with a traditional hard drive (HDD), you can breathe new life in the machine with an SSD for a small amount. Most choose the 2.5" SSD due to its high performance and the favorable price. If you are willing to spend more money on your stationary computer, an PCI SSD delivers a markedly higher write and read speed as well as data delivery (IOPS).
If you want to enjoy the benefits of an SSD on the go, you can also choose to buy an external SSD. Our range is constantly increasing, and the external SSD is perfect on the go.