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Solid State Drives
Solid state drives, also called SSDs, are a compact and fast storage solution for almost any personal or business computer system. They include drives that fit inside the computer's case and external models that offer portable, plug-and-play data storage. Staples carries SSDs in in a broad range of capacities, including brands such as Crucial, Dell, HP and Intel.
A Solid State Drive Offers Fast and Reliable Data Storage SSDs use memory chips to store information. This technology eliminates the moving read/write heads and spinning platters of magnetic storage media, reducing power consumption and enhancing reliability. SSDs can withstand extreme temperatures and impacts of up to 1,500 gravities. Most have a mean time to failure of 1.5 million hours or more.
The lack of mechanical components also speeds up data access. SSDs carry out up to 155,000 read/write operations per second and transfer data at speeds of up to 2,500 megabytes per second, making them much faster than traditional hard drives. Internal solid state drives have the same form factor as hard disks and come with a variety of connection options, including PCIe, PCI Express and SATA, making it simple to install and configure them in almost any desktop, server or laptop. External SSDs use high-speed USB 3.0 connections to provide fast access to your data anywhere.
Enjoy Data Security With Solid State Drives Many SSDs feature built-in security features that protect crucial data if a drive is lost or stolen. AES encryption stores information in an unreadable format that requires a password to unlock. Many drives are also compatible with the Opal Storage Specification, a standard that ensures compatibility between different data security solutions. Select products offer enhanced security features such as keypad locks, sealed epoxy cases and self-destruct mechanisms that protect your most sensitive data from determined intruders.
Should You Choose a Hard Disk or a Solid State Drive? There are two main factors to consider when choosing between hard drives and SSDs, price and capacity. SSDs are faster, quieter and more energy-efficient, but they're typically more expensive, megabyte for megabyte, than hard disks. They also offer less storage space on average than hard drives.
How Big Are Solid State Drives? Most consumer SSDs hold between 128GB and 1TB, although larger models are available. Smaller drives are ideal for storing personal files or a small music collection, while a large 1TB drive can hold 16,000 hours of MP3 music, 320,000 digital photos or 250 DVD-quality movies.
Is a Solid State Drive Hard to Install? Internal SSDs have a sealed case and a simple design that makes them easy to install. Most fit a standard drive bay or use a single PCI card slot. If you can use a screwdriver, understand the basics of static protection and can identify cables and connectors inside your computer's case, you can probably install an SSD.
Combining fast data transfer speeds, energy efficiency, and reliable performance, SSDs are an excellent storage option for home or business computer users. These products come in a broad range of capacities and have security features that protect stored data. Find the right SSD for your system when you browse the selection of computer accessories available at Staples.