The benefits of solid state drives

Say goodbye to your hard drive.

With Crucial solid state technology, you probably won't need it anymore. Designed to replace traditional hard drives, solid state drives (SSDs) use flash memory to deliver vastly superior performance and durability. Since there are lots of small, moving parts inside your hard drive — magnetic heads, spindles and spinning platters — it's easy for things to go wrong (translation: you could lose your important data). If you're looking to keep your data safe and improve the performance of your system, here are five reasons why you might want to consider an SSD.

  1. They're more durable. With traditional hard drives, the continuous motion generated by small moving parts creates heat, which is a leading factor in hard drive failure. Because SSDs don't have moving parts, they're more reliable and more vibration/shock-resistant than traditional hard drives. They're also more resistant to common drops, accidents, and wear and tear since they don't have the small, susceptible parts of traditional hard drives. If you happened to drop your laptop and it had an SSD installed, your screen would probably break before the SSD. That's SSD durability.
  2. They're faster. Without moving parts to slow your computer down, SSDs aren't just faster; they're ready to go when you are. Crucial SSDs offer instant-load performance, meaning faster boot times, faster application loading times, and better system responsiveness.
  3. They're easier to carry. Since SSDs weigh less than hard drives, they're more mobile-friendly and they help make your laptop easier to carry. With lightweight components and solid construction, SSDs are better suited for the rigors of constant travel.
  4. They're more efficient. Since SSDs have no moving parts, they require less power to operate, which means you'll get longer battery life. They're even quieter, too.   They're easy to install. With little more than a screwdriver and your owner's manual, you can install a Crucial SSD — no experience necessary! We'll even ship it to you for free.

Interested? Check out our SSD Comparison Chart to find the right SSD for your system, no matter which brand you have.

SSD comparison chart