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How to Format a Solid State Drive

Find out how to format an SSD with Crucial’s quick guide.

SSD vs HDD: Which is Better for You?

Not sure about the difference? Find out which one is for you.

What is an SSD?

What is an SSD? Find out

How to Install an SSD in your Desktop PC

Step-by-step guide shows you how to install a Crucial SSD in a desktop PC.

How to Install an SSD in your Laptop

Step-by-step guide shows you how to install an SSD in a laptop.

SSD Form Factors Explained

Find out more about SSD form factors

The Benefits of a Self-encrypting Drive

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

SSD Terminology Explained: A Glossary

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

How to Upgrade to an SSD

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

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

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

mSATA SSDs in desktops are easy to install when you know how. Read our guide to successfully install an mSATA SSD.

What is a Computer Data Storage Device

Find out more about HDDs, SSDs, and computer data storage with Crucial’s guide.

The Benefits of an SSD

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

SSD for Business—Work 6x Faster with SSDs

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

How SSDs Enhance Game Consoles, DVRs, and NAS Arrays

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

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

How to Find an SSD for Your Laptop

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

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?

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

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

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 and Why You Want It

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

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

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

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

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