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Solid state drives (SSDs) are storage devices that use memory chips to record data. They perform the same function as a hard disk, only much faster. There are two main categories of SSD available. Internal drives fit inside a desktop or laptop computer's case and enhance onboard storage capacity. Most external SSDs plug into a USB port. Use them to transfer data between computers or back up critical files. Browse the data storage products available at Staples® and find a solid state drive that matches your home or business storage needs.

Enjoy Fast Access and Reliable Storage With Solid State Drives
Unlike traditional hard disks, which use spinning platters and mechanical read/write heads to access data, SSDs have no moving parts. Many products can carry out up to 100,000 read/write operations per second, and transfer data at speeds of up to 550 megabytes per second. These fast data transfer rates reduce system and application startup times and provide near-instantaneous access to stored files. Storing data on memory chips and eliminating moving parts also enhances reliability. Many SSDs can withstand impacts of up to 1,500 gravities and operate at temperatures between 32 and 158 degrees Fahrenheit.

Solid State Drives Are a Secure Storage Solution
Protecting data requires more than reliability. Many SSDs provide hardware AES encryption. This technology stores data in a format that's unreadable without a password. Some drives also support the Opal Storage Specification, which helps ensure interoperability between devices. Choose SSDs with advanced security features, keypad locks, data-destruction mechanisms, and epoxy-sealed components, to protect critical data.

What Type of Connectors Do Solid State Drives Use?
Most external SSDs have USB connectors that offer plug-and-play compatibility with many devices. Select products have Thunderbolt plugs compatible with Apple® devices. Most internal drives use industry standard SATA 3.0 connectors that work with almost all computer motherboards. Some SSDs have mSATA or M.2 SATA connectors. These devices are smaller than SATA drives and are ideal for adding storage to laptop computers.

Are Solid State Drives Better Than Hard Disks?
Both these devices perform the same function: they store data. SSDs are faster than hard disks. They are also quieter, produce less heat, and use less power. However, hard drives do cost less per gigabyte of storage. Solid state drives are an excellent choice for operating system installations or storing frequently accessed files, while hard disks are a good bulk storage solution.

How Big Are Solid State Drives?
Most SSDs have capacities between 128GB and 1TB, but a few higher capacity drives, up to 4TB, are available. Install an operating system on a small drive to boost system performance, use a mid-sized drive to store critical files, or make the switch to solid state storage with a high-capacity drive.

Are Solid State Drives Easy to Install?
Most internal SSDs fit in a standard drive bay or plug into a PCI card slot. Anyone that can identify connectors and cables, use a screwdriver, and understand static protection procedures can probably install an internal drive. External SSDs are even easier to use. Just plug in the USB connector and let the operating system find the drive.
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Samsung Solid State Drive 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 1TB
Item: 24319333 / Model : MZ-76E1T0B/AM
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  • SSD 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 1TB
  • Innovative V-NAND Technology with Enhanced Read/Write Performance.
  • Superior Endurance backed by a 5-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
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Samsung Solid State Drive 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 500GB
Item: 24319334 / Model : MZ-76E500B/AM
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  • SSD 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 500GB
  • SSD 860 EVO 500GB
  • SSD 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 500GB
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HP Solid State Harddrive S700 250GB 2.5" SATA III 3D NAND
Item: 24314165 / Model : HPS700250GB
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  • 2.5" SATA III Interface Compatible with all PC, Android and MAC platforms supporting the SATA III Interface.
  • Max Read/Write: 561MB/511MB
  • 250GB 3D TLC (3-bit MLC) NAND
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Samsung Solid State Drive 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB
Item: 24319335 / Model : MZ-76E250B/AM
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  • SSD 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB
  • Innovative V-NAND Technology with Enhanced Read/Write Performance.
  • Superior Endurance backed by a 5-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
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HP Solid State Harddrive S700 500GB 2.5" SATA III 3D NAND
Item: 24314164 / Model : HPS700500GB
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  • 2.5" SATA III Interface Compatible with all PC, Android and MAC platforms supporting the SATA III Interface.
  • Max Read/Write: 564MB/518MB
  • 500GB 3D TLC (3-bit MLC) NAND
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PNY CS900 Solid State Drive, 240 GB (SSD7CS900-240)
Item: 2801235 / Model : SSD7CS900-240
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  • Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer and feel the difference with super-fast OS boot times and application loads
  • Exceptional performance offering up to 535MB/s seq. read and 500MB/s seq. write speeds
  • Up to 20x faster speeds compared to traditional hard-drives (HDD)
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HP Internal Solid State Hard Drive S700 120GB 2.5" SATA III 3D NAND
Item: 24314166 / Model : HPS700120GB
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  • 2.5" SATA III Interface Compatible with all PC, Android and MAC platforms supporting the SATA III Interface.
  • Max Read/Write: 562MB/516MB
  • 120GB 3D TLC (3-bit MLC) NAND
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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD, SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive (WDS500G2B0A)
Item: IM19U7002 / Model : WDS500G2B0A
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  • 3D NAND SATA SSD for capacities up to 2TB1 with enhanced reliability.
  • An active power draw up to 25% lower2 than previous generations of WD Blue SSD.
  • An industry-leading 1.75M hours mean time to failure (MTTF)4 and up to 500 terabytes written (TBW)5 for enhanced reliability.
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Crucial™ CTSSDINSTALLAC SSD Install Kit
Item: 2110749 / Model : CTSSDINSTALLAC
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  • SSD install kit for Crucial 2 1/2" SSDs
  • Easily install an SSD in a desktop or laptop PC
  • Transfer data with ease
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Samsung Portable SSD T5 MU-PA500B 500GB USB External Solid State Drive
Item: 2820876 / Model : MU-PA500B/AM
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  • Samsung’s Portable SSD T5 USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatible with Windows and Mac OS X
  • The T5 provides transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s with data transfer rate up to 4.32Gbps
  • Capacity: 500GB Samsung V-NAND flash memory
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Crucial® MX300 1TB 2.5" SSD
Item: SS5893162
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  • Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system
  • Instantly improve system performance
  • read speeds up to 530 MB/s and write speeds up to 510 MB/s*
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PNY CS900 Solid State Drive, 120 GB (SSD7CS900-120)
Item: 2801236 / Model : SSD7CS900-120
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  • Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer and feel the difference with super-fast OS boot times and application loads
  • Exceptional performance offering up to 535MB/s seq. read and 500MB/s seq. write speeds
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HP Solid State Hard Drive EX900 250GB M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 3D NAND, Internal (HPEX900250GB)
Item: 24322177 / Model : HPEX900250GB
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  • PCIe Gen 3 x4 Lanes NVMe 1.3 interface compatible with platforms with M.2 connectors supporting NVMe 1.3 protocol.
  • Max Read/Write: 1900MB/650MB
  • 250GB 3D TLC (3-bit MLC) NAND
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WD Green WDS240G2G0A 240 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive, SATA (WDS240G2G0A)
Item: IM19V0319 / Model : WDS240G2G0A
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  • Shock-resistant and WD F.I.T. Lab™ certified for compatibility and reliability.
  • Ultra low power-draw so you can use your laptop PC for longer periods of time.
  • Available in 2.5"/7mm cased and M.2 2280 form factors to accommodate most PCs.
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WD Blue WDS100T2B0B 1 TB Internal Solid State Drive (WDS100T2B0B)
Item: IM19U7001 / Model : WDS100T2B0B
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  • Store as many documents, pictures and videos as you need with 1 TB capacity
  • The high-read speed of 560 MB/s maximizes system performance and saves time while you are doing complex tasks
  • With the high-write speed of 530 MB/s, get a quick response when updating or transferring files
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WD Green WDS120G2G0A 120 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive, SATA (WDS120G2G0A)
Item: IM19V0318 / Model : WDS120G2G0A
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  • Shock-resistant and WD F.I.T. Lab™ certified for compatibility and reliability.
  • Ultra low power-draw so you can use your laptop PC for longer periods of time.
  • Available in 2.5"/7mm cased and M.2 2280 form factors to accommodate most PCs.
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Seagate 2TB Game Drive for PlayStation 4 Portable External USB Hard Drive (STGD2000400)
Item: 2840832 / Model : STGD2000400
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  • Easy game storage boost for your PS4—up to 2TB to give you space to install 100+ of your favorite games
  • Game-ready and battle-tested for any generation of PlayStation 4 (PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro)
  • Fast and simple setup—no tools required. Your PS4 automatically detects your drive when connected to the USB port and walks you through the basic installation process
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Samsung T5 1TB USB 3.1 Gen2 External Solid State Drive, Black
Item: IM11AP544 / Model : MU-PA1T0B/AM
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  • Black 1TB external solid state drive is compatible with PC and Mac
  • Interface/ports: USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Dimensions: 0.4"H x 2.3"W x 2.9"D
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Samsung 860 EVO 250GB M.2 2280 SATA Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-N6E250BW)
Item: IM12KM939 / Model : MZ-N6E250BW
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  • Internal solid state drive for PCs and laptops
  • Sequential speed: 550 Mbps (read), 520 Mbps (write)
  • Capacity: 250GB, NAND flash technology: V-NAND
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Samsung 860 EVO MZ-76E1T0E 1TB SATA 3 Internal Solid State Drive
Item: IM12KM936 / Model : MZ-76E1T0E
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  • High-speed 860 EVO SATA 3 2.5" SSD for desktops and laptops
  • SSD provides up to 550MB/s read speed and up to 520MB/s write speed
  • Memory capacity: 1TB, based on V-NAND memory technology
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PNY CS900 Solid State Drive, 480 GB (SSD7CS900-480)
Item: 2801234 / Model : SSD7CS900-480
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  • Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer and feel the difference with super-fast OS boot times and application loads
  • Exceptional performance offering up to 535MB/s seq. read and 500MB/s seq. write speeds
  • Up to 20x faster speeds compared to traditional hard-drives (HDD)
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Game Drive for Xbox 2TB with Game Pass
Item: 2840745 / Model : STEA2000417
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  • One-month Xbox Game Pass membership is included with the special edition 4TB Game Drive
  • Store 25+ Xbox One games with 4TB (25+ with 2TB)
  • Plug-and-play setup gets you up and playing in seconds
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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB M.2 2280 SATA Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-N6E500BW)
Item: IM12LZ677 / Model : MZ-N6E500BW
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  • Internal solid state drive for PCs and laptops
  • Sequential speed: 550 Mbps (read), 520 Mbps (write)
  • Capacity: 500GB, NAND flash technology: V-NAND
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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD, SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (WDS500G2B0B)
Item: IM19U7003 / Model : WDS500G2B0B
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  • 3D NAND SATA SSD for capacities up to 2TB1 with enhanced reliability.
  • An active power draw up to 25% lower2 than previous generations of WD Blue SSD.
  • An industry-leading 1.75M hours mean time to failure (MTTF)4 and up to 500 terabytes written (TBW)5 for enhanced reliability.
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