SSD 2.5″ Drive advantages and disadvantages and round-up

SSD drives significantly improve computer performance. They can be used in many sytems, desktop and laptop PC’s, Mac’s and MacBook laptops.

Pros

High performance 

The performance gains are very noticeable, and boot-up times are vastly improved.

Shcckproof

SSD drives are, as their name suggests, Solid State, i.e no moving parts, and are therefore shockproof.

2.5″ inch only

They are generally only 2.5″ in size, but will fit into desktop cases with suitable adapters.

S-ATA interface

S-ATA interface, so common with most modern PC’s and Mac’s.

Noiseless

These drives, unlike conventional hard-drives are super quiet, emitting no noise at all, as they have no moving parts, making them ideal in noise-sensitive situations like recording studios.

Con’s

The only negative side is that they are only available in relatively small capacity at the moment, but this is bound to increase over time, as technology improves.

Recommended models:
Kingston SSDNow KC300 2.5″ 120GB SATA III SSD

TechTipsInfo.com recommends the Kingston range of SSD drives, as we have found them to be most reliable, if slightly dearer than other brands.

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Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4 SATA III 6Gb/s MLC 2.5 Inch Internal SSD

 

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