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What type of SSD do you need?

Get the most out of your PC with an SSD! But how do you determine which is best for you? Let us provide guidance and lead to a solution in two easy steps. Get ready - discover the superior speed, graphics quality or game-load times that can be yours when using an appropriate SSD tailored specifically to your needs.

Ensure that your SSD is compatible with the device it will be used for

Whether you're building a PC from scratch, upgrading an existing device or shopping for a ready-to-use computer system: to ensure seamless installation of your internal SSD, it's best to begin by researching the type and compatibility. Most devices support 2.5 inch drives; however if you are looking at using other variants like M2 cards then locate the model number of your motherboard/PC online in order to ascertain which connectors can be used with ease.

2.5 SSDs

A 2.5-inch SSD can offer effortless setup and is the most popular size, making it ideal for everyday use in laptops, consoles, desktop PCs (with mounting brackets) or NAS devices. Before installation make sure to double-check its height – 7mm fits a 9.5mm drive slot but requires an extra obtaining spacer/mounting bracket if needed!


An mSATA SSD is an ideal choice for users wanting to upgrade their laptop or desktop with a compact, easily accessible storage solution. Installation of the card requires minimal technical knowledge and can be done quickly. Perfect for everyday use such as gaming or audiovisual editing. Those looking to enjoy these benefits should check they have an appropriate device equipped with the correct mSATA slot before proceeding.

M.2 SSDs

Whether for gaming, photo or audio editing, M.2 cards are an attractive option to enhance the performance of your PC. Unlike most computer upgrades which require a fair amount of technical knowledge and preparation time prior to installation, setting up an M.2 card is relatively accessible with average DIY setup skills - as long as you pay extra attention to the key type needed by SSDs in addition to interface and protocol requirements associated with this device!


Upgrade your desktop setup and get ahead of the competition with a PCIe SSD. This powerful device enables you to enjoy top-tier performance, perfect for gaming or intensive tasks such as audiovisual editing. Installing it is straightforward: all you need is reasonable computer knowledge and an available slot in your machine's case – ideal if there are no M.2 slots left on the motherboard!


Whatever your usage needs, there is a range of solid state drives available to get the most out of your PC. Ensure accurate compatibility for a successful installation and enjoy the benefits of superior speed, graphics quality or game-load times! With these considerations in mind, you'll be fully prepared for that ultimate upgrade.

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