Internal SSD Drives
If you're looking to upgrade PC and don't know what components to upgrade, then keep reading. There are 4 main components inside a PC that affect speed the most. CPU (central processing unit)
, GPU (graphics processing unit)
, RAM (random access memory)
, HDD (hard disk drive)
or SSD (solid state drive). Although SSD
is more expensive than HDD, it's worth the cost. If you're on a budget, we recommend you to have two disk drives, one HDD
and the other SSD
runs way faster and it's best to keep system files inside an SSD
drive up to 120 GB should be enough, since HDD is way cheaper, consider purchasing up to 500 GB if you're not a movie, mp3 or video collector. Here are some few tips before buying an SSD
The recommended size for SSD
120 GB if you're on a budget, just keep all system files so it can run through SSD
. Although, if not looking at the price, we would recommend looking at 480 GB or even more.
SSD Memory Types SSD
is like a flash drive, there are three types of SSD
- SLC (single level cell) - one bit per cell.
- MLC (multi level cell) - two bits per cell.
- TLC (three level cell) - three bits per cell.
Most common SSD
type produced by manufacturers is MLC, although TLC is better, of course, it comes with its price range.
SSD Speed SSD
compared to HDD is very fast. It read/write speed is from 200 MB/s to 500 MB/s. Compared to HDD it's only from 20 MB/s to 120 MB/s.
SSD physical sizes
Mostly, there are two sizes of SSD
drives, 2.5" and 3.5". 2.5" are used for laptops and notebooks and 3.5" are used for desktop PCs. Although, if you have bought the wrong one or later one you want to switch from laptop to desktop and vice versa, there are adaptors that are cheap to buy.
SSD Connection types
SATA connections types:
- SATA - bandwidth is up to 1.5 Gbit/s (used inside older PCs)
- SATA 2 - bandwidth is up to 3 Gbit/s
- SATA 3 - bandwidth is up to 6 Gbit/s
Before buying, check which connection your motherboard supports, if it supports SATA3, go for it, it's a bit more expensive but worth the money.