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Articles about SSDs

How to Format a Solid State Drive!

June 15, 2020

Considering formatting your solid state drive? Find out how to format an SSD with Crucial’s quick guide.

SSD vs HDD: Which is Better for You?

October 16, 2020

Not sure about the difference between hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)? Find out which one is for you at

What is an SSD?

April 17, 2020

What is a solid state drive and is it really that much better for your computer than a traditional hard disk drive? Find out.

How to Install an SSD in your Desktop PC

April 20, 2020

This step-by-step guide shows you how to install a Crucial SSD in a desktop PC with installation instructions, precautions, and equipment.

How to Install an SSD in your Laptop

April 23, 2020

Crucial’s step-by-step guide shows you how to install an SSD in a laptop, including instructions, precautions, and equipment needed.

The Benefits of a Self-encrypting Drive

April 23, 2020

Find out how a self-encrypting SSD is designed to protect you and your business from security risks.

SSD Terminology Explained: A Glossary

January 31, 2020

Learn more about computer data storage with Crucial’s glossary of SSD terms.

How to Upgrade to an SSD

April 20, 2020

Our helpful step-to-step guide tells you how to upgrade your computer to an SSD and why this change will help your computer’s performance.

The Top 10 Reasons to Get an SSD

January 31, 2020

SSDs provide many benefits. Find out the top 10 reasons why you should get a solid state drive.

How SSDs Help with Productivity for Businesses |

April 17, 2020

SSDs can help boost productivity for businesses, due to their high-performance factors. Find out how SSDs can prove beneficial for your company.

How to Install an mSATA SSD in a Desktop

January 31, 2020

Read our guide to successfully install an mSATA SSD.

What is a Computer Data Storage Device

April 24, 2020

HDD or SSD, your computer needs a data storage device. Crucial can provide the information about computer data storage.

The Benefits of an SSD

January 31, 2020

Discover the advantages of a solid state drive (SSD) with Crucial’s guide.

SSD for Business—Work 6x Faster with SSDs

October 15, 2020

Find out what role SSDs play in speeding up work for yourself and your employees.

How SSDs Enhance Game Consoles, DVRs, and NAS Arrays

January 31, 2020

Find out how you can speed up and improve performance of game consoles, DVRs, NAS arrays, and media servers with Crucial.

How to Increase Storage Space

January 31, 2020

Find out more about increasing computer storage space to optimize access to your important files.

How to Find an SSD for Your Laptop

January 31, 2020

There are more SSD form factors and connection protocols than before. Discover how to find the best SSD drive for your laptop with Crucial’s helpful guide.

How to Install an M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® SSD

January 31, 2020

Install your new Crucial M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD quickly and easily. A written guide with step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process.

How are SSDs Made?

January 31, 2020

Micron SSDs are manufactured completely in-house for higher quality. Find out more about how solid state drives are made from silicon to the finished product.

Why NVMe™ is Faster Technology

February 05, 2020

NVMe was developed to work with flash memory and the PCIe bus to enhance the speed of SSDs. Find out more about how Crucial is using this new protocol.

PCIe®—A Faster Interface

September 21, 2020

The PCIe interface has been paired with the NVMe protocol to enhance the speed of SSDs. Find out more about how Crucial is using this interface to increase SSD speed.

Trim: What it is & Why You Want It

January 31, 2020

The Trim command is used with Active Garbage Collection to clean up SSDs to ensure they continue to work quickly. Find out more with Crucial.

S.M.A.R.T. and SSDs

January 31, 2020

Find out more about how the SMART system works to provide you with information about your SSD's health. Crucial can help.

Active Garbage Collection

January 31, 2020

Active Garbage Collection is used with Trim to clean up SSDs. Learn more with Crucial about garbage collection and why it's important for SSD maintenance.

How to Install Server Memory

January 31, 2020

Installing server memory is fast and easy and results in a more responsive server. Find out more with Crucial's step-by-step installation guide.

The M.2 Form Factor with PCIe® and SATA interfaces

September 21, 2020

Confused about M.2, PCIe, and SATA? Crucial explains what you need to know about form factor, physical interfaces, and SSDs.

Why hybrid storage - or on-prem servers- beat the cloud

October 08, 2020

Cloud services have their merits. However, for small and mid-sized businesses, migrating to a hybrid cloud solution – or simply sticking to on-premise servers – offers a better fit.

Choosing an External SSD for Laptop

October 15, 2020

Thinking about purchasing an external SSD for a laptop? Find out how to choose the best portable SSD to suit your needs at Crucial.

What is a Portable SSD

September 23, 2020

Portable SSDs are a great way to boost your system. Learn more about the benefits of external SSDs, how they work and more, at Crucial

How to Choose the Best External SSD for Gaming

October 15, 2020

Investing in an external SSD for gaming can hugely optimize your experience. Find the best PC, Xbox and PS4 external SSD that suits your needs, at Crucial

External SSD for Video Editing

October 15, 2020

Using an external SSD for video editing is a way to improve productivity and get better results. Find out more about editing with portable SSDs at Crucial.

External vs internal SSDs, which is faster

September 02, 2020

Are external SSDs as fast as internal? We’ve got the lowdown in our helpful comparison - head to Crucial to see our internal vs external SSD guide.

How to use an external SSD as boot drive

August 28, 2020

Want to know if you can boot from an external SSD? Get an explanation with Crucial’s helpful guide and learn more about external SSDs.

How to partition an external SSD

October 15, 2020

Creating partitions on an X8 portable SSD is simple. Head to Crucial for a guide on partitioning an external SSD on both Mac® and PC.

How to Install an External SSD

October 15, 2020

It’s easy to set up storage for your PC or laptop. Learn how to install an external SSD and format it yourself with the help of Crucial’s step-by-step guide.

Should You Defrag an SSD?

August 12, 2020

There are many questions around whether to defrag an SSD. Head to Crucial for expert advice on solid state drives and whether defragging is necessary.

Portable SSDs for Photographers

September 22, 2020

External SSDs have many benefits, but did you know they can help photographers? Discover how Crucial’s X8 portable SSD is a great option for photographers.