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Crucial Solid State Drives


The Crucial Solid State Drive range

Crucial BX500 2.5” SATA SSD

Boot up faster. Load files quicker. Improve overall system responsiveness 300% faster than a typical hard drive.

Available in 120GB, 240GB and
480GB capacities.

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Crucial MX500

Upgrade with the Crucial® MX500 SSD, a drive built on quality, speed, and security that's all backed by helpful service and support.

MX500 2.5" SATA

250GB - 2TB | With 9.5mm adaptor

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MX500 M.2 2280

250GB - 1TB

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Crucial P1 NVME M.2

The Crucial P1 SSD is designed to be the only storage upgrade you’ll need with an affordable blend of performance and capacity. 500GB - 1TB (2TB Coming Soon)

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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 minimize 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.

mSATA

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.

M.2 SSD

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 you want maximum performance for minimal cost, solid state drives (SSDs) can transform your 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 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.1

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.2

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

If your a first-time installer, there's no need to fear - the process is easy and straightforward.

Follow our simple guide and reap the benefits of SSD speed.

 

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Try our Crucial Configurator Tool

Choose the make and model and be sure you get the right module or drive for your customers' system.

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Talk to our Crucial specialists for help on choosing the right memory or SSD for your customer's system.
Call us on 020 8296 7066.