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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (S500G2B0B)

500GB SSD, WDS500G2B0B - WD Blue M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Read 560MB/s, Write 530MB/s, 95k/84k IOPS, 5 Year Warranty

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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (WDS500G2B0B)
 

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£59.99

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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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Samsung 4TB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND ...

MZ-76E4T0B/EU, The 860 EVO is the advanced consumer SSD powered by 3D V-NAND technology that maximizes everyday...

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Samsung 4TB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-76E4T0B/EU)
 

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WD Black 1TB SN750 M.2 2280 NVME PCI-E Gen3 Solid State Dri...

1TB SSD, WDS100T3XHC, WD Black, M.2 (2280) NVMe SSD, Read 3470MB/s, Write 3000MB/s, 515k Read / 560k Write IOPS, 5...

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WD Black 1TB SN750 M.2 2280 NVME PCI-E Gen3 Solid State Drive Includes Heatsink (WDS100T3XHC)
 

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Gigabyte 240GB SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive

GP-GSTFS31240GNTD, 240GB Gigabyte SSD, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, Read 500MB/s, Write 420MB/s, 50K/75K IOPS, 3yr...

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Gigabyte 240GB SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive
 

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Gigabyte Aorus 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Drive (GP-ASM2NE...

GP-ASM2NE6200TTTD, 2TB Aorus, M.2 (2280) PCIe 4.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Phison, TLC 3D NAND, 5000MB/s Read, 4400MB/s...

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Aorus 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Drive (GP-ASM2NE6200TTTD)
 

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Seagate Barracuda 510 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive RV.1 (...

1TB SSD, ZP1000CM3A001, Barracuda 510, M.2 (2280) PCIe G3 ×4, NVMe 1.3, Read 3400MB/s, Write 3000MB/s, 600k Read /...

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Seagate Barracuda 510 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive RV.1 (ZP1000CM3A001)
 

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Gigabyte 256GB M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD/Solid State Drive

GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD, 256GB Gigabyte M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe 1.3 SSD, NAND Flash, 1700MB/s Read, 1100MB/s Write,...

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Gigabyte 256GB M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD/Solid State Drive
 

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Samsung 970 PRO 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive

MZ-V7P1T0BW, 1TB Samsung 970 PRO, M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Phoenix, MLC V-NAND, 3500MB/s Read, 2700MB/s...

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Samsung 970 PRO 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 

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WD Green 3D NAND 240GB M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (S240G2G0B)

240GB SSD, WDS240G2G0B, WD Green PC SSD M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Read 545MB/s

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

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Gigabyte 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD/Solid State Drive

GP-GSM2NE3512GNTD, 512GB Gigabyte M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe 1.3 SSD, NAND Flash, 1700MB/s Read, 1550MB/s Write,...

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Gigabyte 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD/Solid State Drive
 

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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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WD Blue SN500 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (S500G1...

500GB SSD, WDS500G1B0C, WD Blue PC SSD M.2 2280, NVME Interface, 3D NAND, Read 1700MB/s, Write 1450MB/s, 275K/300K...

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WD Blue SN500 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (WDS500G1B0C)
 

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£69.95

Seagate 1TB 2.5" BarraCuda Solid State Drive (ZA1000CM1A002)

1TB SSD, ZA1000CM1A002, Seagate PC SSD 2.5" / 7mm cased, 3D TLC, SATA III - 6Gb/s, Read 580MB/s, Write 540MB/s, 90k /...

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Seagate 1TB 2.5" BarraCuda Solid State Drive (ZA1000CM1A002)
 

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£119.99

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

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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£49.99

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Corsair Force MP600 series 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Dr...

CSSD-F2000GBMP600, 2TB Corsair Force MP600, M.2 (2280) PCIe 4.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Phison, TLC 3D NAND, 4950MB/s Read,...

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Corsair Force MP600 series 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Drive (CSSD-F2000GBMP600)
 

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Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND Sata PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive

When the Crucial MX100 was released, it set a new standard for SSDs that the Crucial MX500 pushes even further....

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Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND Sata PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive
 

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Samsung 1TB 860 PRO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND ...

MZ-76P1T0B/EU, The Samsung SSD 860 PRO delivers blazing-fast speeds with an exceptionally high endurance and provides...

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Samsung 1TB 860 PRO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-76P1T0B/EU)
 

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Corsair Force MP600 series 500GB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 Solid State ...

CSSD-F500GBMP600, 500GB Corsair Force MP600, M.2 (2280) PCIe 4.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Phison, TLC 3D NAND, 4950MB/s Read,...

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Corsair Force MP600 series 500GB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Drive (CSSD-F500GBMP600)
 

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Corsair Force MP510 series 1920GB NVMe PCIe M.2 Solid State Driv...

1920GB Corsair MP510, M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe 1.3 SSD,3480MB/s Read,2700MB/s Write, 485k/ 530k IOPS

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Corsair Force MP510 series 1920GB NVMe PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive (CSSD-F1920GBMP510)
 

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Team Group TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Zero Z440 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2...

TM8FP7002T0C311, 2TB T-Force Cardea Zero Z440, M.2 (2280) PCIe 4.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, TLC 3D NAND, 5000MB/s Read,...

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TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Zero Z440 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Drive
 

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Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND Sata PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive

When the Crucial MX100 was released, it set a new standard for SSDs that the Crucial MX500 pushes even further....

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Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND Sata PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive
 

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WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (S100T2B0B)

1TB SSD, WDS100T2B0B - WD Blue PC SSD M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Read 560MB/s, Write 530MB/s, 95k/84k IOPS, 5 Year Warranty

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WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (WDS100T2B0B)
 

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Gigabyte Aorus RGB 256GB M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD/Solid State Drive

GP-ASM2NE2256GTTDR, 256GB Gigabyte M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe 1.3 SSD, NAND Flash, 3100MB/s Read, 1050MB/s Write,...

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Aorus RGB 256GB M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD/Solid State Drive
 

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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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