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Solid State Drives

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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PNY CS900 Internal Solid State Drive 240GB
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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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*
As low as 104.99 $104.99
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PNY CS1311 SSD 2.5 SATA III
Item : SS4522164
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  • Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer and feel the difference with super-fast OS boot times and speedy application loads.
  • Exceptional performance offering up to 550 MB/s seq. read* and 520 MB/s seq. write* speeds.
  • 90,000 IOPS Random Read* / up to 90,000 IOPS Random Write*
As low as 62.99 $62.99
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PNY Elite 480GB USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item : SS5675283
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  • Transfer large files at blazing fast speeds.
  • Exceptional reliable performance offering up to 430 MB/s seq. read and 400 MB/s seq. write speeds.
  • Acronis Data Backup software included.
As low as 99.99 $99.99
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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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WD Blue WDS250G2B0A 250 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (WDS250G2B0A)
Item : IM19U7004 / Model : WDS250G2B0A
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  • Provides sufficient storage capacity of 250 GB for your computer
  • The high-read speed of 550 MB/s maximizes system performance and saves time while you are doing complex tasks
  • With the high-write speed of 525 MB/s, get a quick response when updating or transferring files
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Seagate® Laptop Thin 500GB 2.5" SATA Laptop Thin SSHD (ST500LM000)
Item : IM19Z0611 / Model : ST500LM000
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  • SATA internal solid state drive is compatible with PC, Mac, tablet or game console
  • Data transfer rate: 6 Gbps
  • 500GB and multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash technology
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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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SanDisk® SSD Plus SDSSDA-240G-G26 240GB SATA 6 Gbps Internal Solid State Drive (SDSSDA-240G-G26)
Item : IM14M2235 / Model : SDSSDA-240G-G26
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  • SATA 6 Gbps internal solid state drive
  • 530 Mbps read, 440 Mbps write (sequential)
  • 240GB capacity
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Samsung 960 EVO MZ-V6E250BW 250 GB Internal Solid State Drive
Item : 2820871 / Model : MZ-V6E250BW
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  • With a capacity of 250 GB, you have large storage space for all your documents and data
  • The high-read speed of 3.13 GB/s maximizes system performance and saves time while you are doing complex tasks
  • Write speed of 1.46 GB/s enables you to perform write-related tasks in seconds rather than minutes
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s 3D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive
Item : IM1YB0757 / Model : MZ-75E250B/AM
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  • 250GB Drive capacity allows maximum data storage
  • Incorporates 6Gb/s SATA-III drive interface, compatible with 3Gb/s SATA & 1.5Gb/s SATA for high speed and reliability
  • 50 mW Drive power for efficient usage
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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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SanDisk® SSD Plus SDSSDA-480G-G26 480GB SATA 6 Gbps Internal Solid State Drive (SDSSDA-480G-G26)
Item : IM14M2236 / Model : SDSSDA-480G-G26
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  • SATA 6 Gbps internal solid state drive
  • 535 Mbps read, 445 Mbps write (sequential)
  • 480GB capacity
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WD Black 512GB Performance SSD, 8 Gb/s M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive, WDS512G1X0C
Item : IM18G9249 / Model : WDS512G1X0C
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  • Sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s - more than 3 times faster than a SATA SSD.
  • Optimized thermal and power management to help maintain consistent high performance during intense workloads.
  • Industry-leading 1.75M hours Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) for lasting reliability.
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WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD, SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive (WDS100T2B0A)
Item : IM19U7000 / Model : WDS100T2B0A
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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.
  • Sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s.3
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Samsung T5 500 GB External Commercial Solid State Drive (MU-PA500B/AM)
Item : IM11AP917 / Model : MU-PA500B/AM
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  • Provides sufficient storage capacity of 500 GB for your computer
  • 256-bit encryption protects your PC from hackers and thieves by encoding all your data
  • The high-read speed of 540 MB/s maximizes system performance and saves time while you are doing complex tasks
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SanDisk® Ultra® II 240GB, 2.75", SATA III (6Gb/s), Internal Solid State Drives (SSD)
Item : IM1XC2851 / Model : SDSSDHII-240G-G25
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  • SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD internal solid-state drive for PC
  • 550MB/s sequential read speed and 500MB/s sequential write speed
  • Capacity of 240GB, expandable to 960GB
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Samsung 960 EVO MZ-V6E500BW 500 GB Internal Solid State Drive
Item : IM17K7870 / Model : MZ-V6E500BW
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  • Provides sufficient storage capacity of 500 GB for your computer
  • The high-read speed of 3.13 GB/s maximizes system performance and saves time while you are doing complex tasks
  • Write speed of 1.76 GB/s enables you to perform write-related tasks in seconds rather than minutes
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Samsung 960 EVO MZ-V6E250BW 250 GB Internal Solid State Drive
Item : IM17K7869 / Model : MZ-V6E250BW
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  • With a capacity of 250 GB, you have large storage space for all your documents and data
  • The high-read speed of 3.13 GB/s maximizes system performance and saves time while you are doing complex tasks
  • Write speed of 1.46 GB/s enables you to perform write-related tasks in seconds rather than minutes
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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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SanDisk SSD PLUS 960 GB Internal Solid State Drive
Item : IM18A6106 / Model : SDSSDA-960G-G26
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  • Provides sufficient storage capacity of 960 GB for your computer
  • The high-read speed of 535 MB/s maximizes system performance and saves time while you are doing complex tasks
  • With the high-write speed of 450 MB/s, get a quick response when updating or transferring files
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Samsung 750 EVO SATA III Internal Solid State Drive, 120GB (MZ-750120BW)
Item : IM18A5304 / Model : MZ-750120BW
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  • Internal solid state drive for better computing performance and reliability
  • Dimensions: 2.75"H x 3.93"W x 0.267"D
  • Capacity: 120GB
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PNY CS900 Solid State Drive 480GB
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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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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