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Samsung 250GB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND...

MZ-76E250B/EU, The 860 EVO is the advanced consumer SSD powered by 3D V-NAND technology that maximizes everyday...

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Samsung 250GB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-76E250B/EU)
 

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Samsung 500GB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND...

MZ-76E500B/EU, The 860 EVO is the advanced consumer SSD powered by 3D V-NAND technology that maximizes everyday...

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Samsung 500GB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-76E500B/EU)
 

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Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 250GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid St...

MZ-V7E250BW, 250GB Samsung 970 EVO, M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Phoenix, MLC V-NAND, 3400MB/s Read, 1500MB/s...

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Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 250GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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Team Group TeamGroup 120GB L5 Lite SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 3D NAND ...

T253TD120G3C101, 120GB TeamGroup L5 Lite, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 3D NAND technology, Read 470MB/s, Write...

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TeamGroup 120GB L5 Lite SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 3D NAND Solid State Drive
 

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Team Group TeamGroup 480GB L5 Lite SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 3D NAND ...

T253TD480G3C101, 480GB TeamGroup L5 Lite, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 3D NAND technology, Read 470MB/s, Write...

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TeamGroup 480GB L5 Lite SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 3D NAND Solid State Drive
 

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Intel 760P 256GB M.2-2280 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe 3D NAND Solid Sta...

SSDPPEKKW256G801, 256GB Intel 760p Series, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, 3D TLC NAND, Read 3210MB/s, Write...

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Intel 760P 256GB M.2-2280 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe 3D NAND Solid State Drive (SSDPPEKKW256G8XT)
 

ETA: 21.08.18

£79.99

 
Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 250GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive

MZ-V6E250BW, 250B Samsung 960 EVO, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, V-NAND, Read 3200MB/s, Write 1500MB/s,...

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Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 250GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 500GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive

MZ-V6E500BW, 500B Samsung 960 EVO, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, V-NAND, Read 3200MB/s, Write 1800MB/s,...

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Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 500GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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Kingston 120GB SSDNow V300 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 3 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SV300S37A/

Read Speed: 450MB/Sec, Write Speed: 450MB/Sec, Flash: MLC, Controller: SandForce SF-2281, Buffer: 0MB

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Kingston 120GB SSDNow V300 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 3 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SV300S37A/
 

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Kingston 120GB SSDNow UV400 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" (7mm heigh...

Read Speed: 550MB/Sec, Write Speed: 350MB/Sec, Flash: TLC NAND, Buffer: 0MB, 3yr Warranty.

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Kingston 120GB SSDNow UV400 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SUV400S37/1
 

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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Solid State Driv...

WDS500G2B0A - WD Blue PC SSD 2.5”/7mm cased, 3D NAND, SATA III - 6Gb/s, Read 560MB/s, Write 530MB/s, 95k/84k IOPS, 5...

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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive (WDS500G2B0A)
 

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WD Black 250GB M.2 2280 NVMe Solid State Drive (S250G2X0C)

WDS250G2X0C, WD Black, M.2 (2280) NVMe SSD, Read 3,000MB/s, Write 1,600MB/s, 220k Read / 170k Write IOPS, 5 year...

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WD Black 250GB M.2 2280 NVMe Solid State Drive (WDS250G2X0C)
 

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WD Green 3D NAND 240GB 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Solid State Dri...

WDS240G2G0A, WD Green PC SSD 2.5”/7mm cased, 3D NAND, SATA III - 6Gb/s, Write 465MB/s (Max), Read 545MB/s (Max)

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WD Green 3D NAND 240GB 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive (WDS240G2G0A)
 

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£50.99

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WD Black 500GB M.2 2280 NVMe Solid State Drive (S500G2X0C)

WDS500G2X0C, WD Black, M.2 (2280) NVMe SSD, Read 3,400MB/s, Write 2,500MB/s, 410k Read / 330k Write IOPS, 5 year...

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WD Black 500GB M.2 2280 NVMe Solid State Drive (WDS500G2X0C)
 

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WD Green 3D NAND 240GB M.2 2280 6Gbps Solid State Drive (S2...

WDS240G2G0B, WD Green PC SSD M.2 2280, 3D NAND, SATA III - 6Gb/s, Read 545MB/s

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WD Green 3D NAND 240GB M.2 2280 6Gbps Solid State Drive (WDS240G2G0B)
 

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Samsung 960 PRO Polaris 512GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive

MZ-V6P512BW, 512GB Samsung 960 PRO, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, V-NAND, Read 3500MB/s, Write 2100MB/s,...

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Samsung 960 PRO Polaris 512GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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£269.99

 
Kingston A400 120GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive -...

Kingston’s A400 solid-state drive dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible...

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Kingston A400 120GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive - (SA400S37/120G)
 

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Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive

MZ-V6E1T0BW, 1TB Samsung 960 EVO, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, V-NAND, Read 3200MB/s, Write 1900MB/s,...

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Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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£349.99

EK Water Blocks EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink - Black

A passive heatsink for M.2 NVMe Next Generation Form Factor SSDs. The heatsink is ribbed, so it`s not just a flat...

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EK Water Blocks EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink - Black
 

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£10.99

Samsung PM961 Polaris 256GB M.2-2280 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid Sta...

256GB Samsung PM961, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, MLC NAND, Read 3000MB/s, Write 1150MB/s, 450k/400k IOPS

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Samsung PM961 Polaris 256GB M.2-2280 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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£89.99

Samsung PM961 Polaris 128GB M.2-2280 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid Sta...

128GB Samsung PM961, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, MLC NAND, Read 3000MB/s, Write 650MB/s, 360k/150k IOPS

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Samsung PM961 Polaris 128GB M.2-2280 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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£59.99

Kingston A400 240GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive -...

Kingston’s A400 solid-state drive dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible...

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Kingston A400 240GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive - (SA400S37/240G)
 

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£44.99

 
Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 500GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid St...

MZ-V7E500BW, 500GB Samsung 970 EVO, M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Phoenix, MLC V-NAND, 3400MB/s Read, 2300MB/s...

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Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 500GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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Kingston 480GB SSDNow UV400 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" (7mm heigh...

Read Speed: 550MB/Sec, Write Speed: 500MB/Sec, Flash: TLC NAND, Buffer: 0MB, 3yr Warranty.

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Kingston 480GB SSDNow UV400 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SUV400S37/4
 

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SSD V HDD - What’s the difference?

A standard HDD (Hard Disk Drive) utilizes multiple disks which store data through magnetic dots whereas SSD's (Solid State Drives) function in a drastically different manner, all the while serving the same purpose in a more efficient way. SSD's actually store the data on solid state flash memory arrays which can access data almost instantaneously – Upto 5x faster with practically zero seek time.

One of the other key benefits of an SSD is that they are solid state meaning they have no moving parts. HDDs on the other have multiple potential points of mechanical failure including spinning platters and actuator arm which holds the read/write head. This, unfortunately means HDD’s can be damaged when subject to sudden movement or vibrations while under operation and transport. SSD’s, on the other hand have no such issue and can be subject to many undesirable conditions without failure.

In summary SSD’s are low power, silent, compact, durable, produce practically no heat and outperform a HDD in every field except capacity and price - in which the HDD is still king.

What is NAND Flash?

SSD’s attribute the blazing fast transfer speeds down to the utilization of flash memory. When data is written to an SSD, it is stored within a cell. Depending on the manufacturer, this cell will either be a single layer cell (SCL), multi-level cell (MLC), or triple level cell (TLC). While all methods of NAND Flash storage serve the same purpose, each is slightly different and affects performance, accuracy and overall price. Let’s take a look at the different versions in a little more depth:

SLC (Single Layer Cell)

SLC stores data in a measurement of single bits per cell, making it ideal for faster speeds and intense workloads, such as those which are found in embedded systems and workstations. SLC delivers the highest tier of performance with the lowest level of density for accurate management of reading and writing data.

MLC (Multi-Level Cell)

MLC stores data as multiple bits per cell, allowing for cheaper production costs and a reasonable level of performance. Although not as durable or as accurate in overall performance, which in itself isn’t noticeable during day-to-day usage, MLC has been designed directly for the needs of the general consumer.

TLC (Triple Level Cell)

Similar in function to MLC NAND flash chips, TLC stores data as 3 bits per cell. This means the cell increases in density, meaning it’s not as fast as MLC or SLC but does give way for cheaper production costs with differences not being inherently visible during day-to-day usage.

How much faster are SSD’s?

Operating at an average speed of 500MB/s vs the 130MB/s generally offered by a regular HDD, the improvements of an SSD becomes instantly noticeable. Where a HDD may deliver system boot up times of 40 seconds plus, an SSD will reduce this to an average of only 15 seconds. The huge improvement in speed is also very noticeable when opening applications and files, searching for documents and internet browsing. As the SSD is available in many different configurations, with the most popular being a standard SATA drive, others such as M.2 and PCIE can provide much faster performance thanks to directly integrated design which bypasses the SATA controller and uses the much quicker PCIe interface.

If you want to speed up a slow aging PC or LaptopUpgrading your HDD to SATA SSD will have a huge impact on your overall system performance. Your other option is to buy a new computer or configure your very own from our ever growing range.

Are SSD’s good for gaming?

While an SSD will provide an incremental improvement for general computing, those looking to purchase one for the purposes of gaming will also see an incredible performance gain when installing games to an SSD. As the SSD allows for near instant opening of applications and games, which eliminates loading times when streaming data, gamers can expect pretty much instant gameplay and a reduction in stuttering and hitching, which is commonly associated with open-world games due to the continuous stream of loading data.

What are the different types of SSD’s available

SATA: Built to the 2.5” form-factor standard, SATA SSDs are ideal for those who want to increase system performance or require additional storage for their desktops or laptop. By simply installing in any standard 2.5” storage bay you can experience the revolution of solid state storage.

mSATA: Delivering similar performance to a SATA SSD, the mSATA has a smaller form-factor which makes it ideal for motherboards which feature mSATA connectivity, as well as laptops making use of a thin form-factor.

M.2 Drive: Differing from the 2.5” inch variations of SSDs which connect to the system using a SATA cable, M.2 drives feature their own proprietary M2. slot, which provides the same transfer speeds as a standard 2.5” SATA drive. In order to gain the most benefit from the M.2 drive it must be installed using the PCIe interface. Using this connection rather than SATA can deliver read and write times up to 3000MB/s and 2400MB/s on average.

PCIe SSD: Functioning in a similar manner to M.2 drives, PCIe SSDs connect to the motherboard’s PCIe slot and offers increased performance over SATA based SSDs. This type of SSD seeks the most benefit when being used inside workstation PCs thanks to its intergrated software features.

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