Many PCs and laptops are now being supplied with SSD drives and fitting one is an excellent way to upgrade your current computer. Installing an SSD drive is a quick and easy fix if you are looking for more speed.
But SSD aren’t just fast. They are more reliable and efficient than a traditional hard disk drive. They are also easy to install even if you aren’t super-confident with computers.
If you already know you want to buy an SSD click here to see the huge range available at Ebuyer. But if you’re still unsure we’ll try and answer some of the questions you may have.
What is an SSD drive?
SSD stands for Solid State Drive. An SSD provides storage for files and applications.
Unlike a traditional hard drive an SSD uses flash memory which is faster than a mechanical hard drive. An SSD has no moving parts and is much less likely to fail.
Why do I need an SSD?
The need for speed
The biggest reason for installing an SSD, or buying a PC with one already installed, is speed. An SSD is much faster than a hard disk drive. With an SSD your system will boot up instantly and any applications will be opened equally as fast.
The speed an SSD delivers means multitasking is easier and you will be more productive. You will be able to use all your programs while running applications in the background.
Mechanical hard drives have spinning platters and moving parts. They can be easily damaged. But an SSD has no moving parts and will work reliably for years. They can even be knocked or dropped and will still function. An SSD is also quieter and more efficient than a hard drive.
The efficiency of an SSD also has a happy knock on effect as they need less power so will help a laptop battery last longer.
An SSD is versatile. They are available in different form factors and can work alongside your existing hard drive. If you have a hot swap bay it can be used as a massive flash drive.
You can also buy external SSD drives which you can take with you and swap between computers. Great if you use a different computer at home and at work / college.
Great for gamers
Gamers are always looking for an advantage and an SSD provides one. The fast loading times can literally put a gamer in front of the opposition. And when playing solo an SSD delivers a much smoother gaming experience. Making games far more enjoyable to play.
Whether you use your PC for work, study or for leisure an SSD will definitely improve your experience. The faster loading times mean applications open faster and there is no waiting around when multitasking.
There is nothing as frustrating as waiting for a PC to open a program or to complete a task. An SSD will go a long way towards eradicating those frustrations.
Where can I buy SSD drives?
Ebuyer.com has over 150 different SSDs for you to choose from. Whichever form factor you are looking for you will find it here. Choose from capacities ranging from 120GB to a whopping 4TB.
If you are wondering where you can buy portable SSD drives we have you covered. Click here to see our range of portable SSDs. They are available in a range of capacities of up to 1TB.
What are the best SSD drives?
Check out the full range and upgrade your PC today.
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD
• 240GB Capacity
• Read Speed: up to 550 MB/s
• Write Speed: up to 500 MB/s
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Samsung 850 PRO 512GB
• 512GB capacity
• Read speed up to 550MB/s
• Write speed up to 520 MB/s
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Crucial MX300 1TB SSD
• 2.5inch SATA III
• Read/Write 530MB/s / 510MB/s
• Micron 3D TLC NAND
£275.76 save £52.56
* Prices correct at time of posting.