Crucial Client SSDs

The Crucial Solid State Drive range

Crucial P2 NVMe™ SSDs

Boost your computer’s potential.

Whether you’re at work, in the game or on the go, ordinary bootup speeds can frustrate your best laid plans. Good thing the Crucial P2 SSD really flies. With plenty of storage and performance accelerated by the latest NVMe™ technology, the P2 has the speed and dependability you need to explore your computer’s potential.

Ideal for:
• Desktop/laptop users
• Small businesses


Crucial P5 Plus NVMe™ SSDs

Unlock Gen4 Speed.

Engineered by Micron® with the latest Gen4 NVMe™ technology, the Crucial P5 Plus includes advanced features like full hardware-based encryption, dynamic write acceleration, and adaptive thermal protection to keep your data safe while enhancing system reliability.

Ideal for:
• Gaming • Video Editing • Content Creation
• Demanding engineering applications


Crucial BX500 SATA SSD

Essential performance for your workforce.

Ever wonder why your phone responds faster than your computer? It’s because your phone runs on flash memory. Add flash to your laptop or desktop computer with the Crucial BX500 SSD, the easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price.

Ideal for:
• Desktop users
• Small businesses


Crucial MX500 SATA SSD

SATA storage for everyday computing.

Start your system in seconds, store up to 2TB of your irreplaceable files and upgrade with a drive you can count on. Improve your system with the Crucial MX500 SSD, an SSD built on quality, speed and security that’s all backed by helpful service and support.

Ideal for:
• Desktop users
• Small businesses


Check out Crucial's range of portable SSDs

Crucial X8 Portable SSD

Storage evolved.

Protect your memories with the Crucial® X8 Portable SSD — back up important photos, videos and documents with up to 2TB capacity. Expand storage on your PS4™, Xbox One, iPad Pro, Android device, or simply free up space on your computer quickly with speeds up to 1050MB/s. The Crucial X8 runs up to 1.8x faster than other portable SSDs and up to 7.5x faster than portable HDDs.23 Store with confidence on the Crucial X8.

Ideal for:
• Adding storage capacity for nearly any device
• Backing up important files
• Quickly transferring files from place to place


Crucial X6 Portable SSD

The future is faster.

How much data will fit in a drive that’s smaller than a cell phone? With the Crucial® X6 Portable SSD, the answer is: A lot! With 500GB, 1TB, 2TB or 4TB of portable capacity20, the X6 is the tiny drive with tremendous space. Perfect for transporting files between the office and home, traveling for business, or just adding extra space, no screwdriver required.

Ideal for:
• Adding storage capacity for nearly any device
• Backing up important files
• Quickly transferring files from place to place


What is a Solid State Drive (SSD)?

Are you wondering how a solid state drive works? SSDs are a type of storage drive that perform a function like hard drives, but with different technology. SSDs use flash memory to store data like a USB drive does, and this data is accessed digitally.
A hard disk drive (HDD) uses a spinning platter and an arm that moves across the platter to read each portion of data. As a result, SSDs deliver nearly-instant boot and load times because they don’t have to mechanically seek out data on a spinning platter.

SSD Form Factors

2.5-Inch SSD

The standard form factor for an SSD is 2.5-inch, which fits inside the drive bay of most laptop or desktop computers. Because many users replace their hard drives with solid state drives, the 2.5-inch drive has become a standard for all HDDs and SSDs, designed to allow compatibility for those upgrading. They are designed to minimise the need to replace the connecting interface cables, making the transition to a higher performance drive as easy as possible. See the top 10 reasons to upgrade to an SSD.


A smaller form factor SSD is called mSATA. mSATA SSDs are one-eighth the size of a 2.5-inch drive and are designed to plug into an mSATA socket on a system’s motherboard. mSATA drives are used in ultra-thin and mini devices, or as a secondary drive in desktops.


The smallest form factor for SSDs is called M.2, which is about the size of a stick of gum. M.2 SSDs attach to the motherboard via an M.2 socket and are designed for space-constrained tablets and ultrabooks.

How SSDs Help with Productivity for Businesses?

If your customers want maximum performance for minimal cost, solid state drives (SSDs) can transform their business. SSDs can speed up existing computers and servers for a fraction of the cost of new systems. Read here to find out how to replace the hard drives in your customer's existing computers.

Empower your office team with 15x the speed

Solid state drives load programs instantly; hard drives can take longer. When employees are using their computers all day for multiple tasks, the speed SSDs provide can empower your organization to move faster. Solid state drives are over 15x faster than conventional hard drives.

Give your mobile workforce 2x the battery life

Today’s mobile workers are constantly on the go, but can be constrained by limited battery life. Solid state drives are twice as energy efficient than hard drives, which is the difference between a laptop’s battery lasting an entire flight or powering down midway through.

Protect your data with road-worthy durability

Because solid state drives don’t have small moving parts, they’re significantly more durable than hard drives, which can’t withstand as much wear and tear. This is important because mobile workers are often traveling and luggage gets tossed around. If a computer gets dropped or jostled before a major client presentation, the hard drive can fail, but the structural design of an SSD allows it to keep working.

Secure confidential customer and business data

Everything stored on business systems is vulnerable to hackers, thieves, and the competition. Hard drives typically support only software-based encryption, which can be hacked. A better way to protect sensitive data is to encrypt it at the hardware level on an solid state drive. Learn more here.

How to install a Crucial SSD into your Computer

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