By PURPLELEC | 16 August 2023 | 0 Comments
How to Choose the Right SSD
Choosing the correct type of SSD depends on a few factors, including your budget, the size of your desired storage capacity, and the kind of device (desktop, notebook, server, etc.).
The most affordable form of storage is indeed the HDD, whereas SSDs, even with all their types, are generally more expensive.
SATA SSDs are the most affordable SSD type. In other words, if you have a small budget but are seeking performance, then SATA SSD is the most suitable option for you.
On the other hand, if budget isn’t an issue, a better-performing NVMe is the more efficient choice.
2. Storage Capacity
SSDs are becoming available in larger storage capacities. The larger the capacity, the more cost-efficient they are. A simple calculation can help you decide exactly how much SSD storage you’ll need in your PC.
First, know how much data you use per month, on average. Then, add to that a minimum of 20% to be safe. That’s the storage side you need.
For example, if all the files and data you use have an average total size of 700 GB, then a 1 TB SSD will be more than perfect for you. However, if your usage doesn’t exceed 500 GB, then a 512 GB SSD seems enough.
3. Type of Device
Thanks to the continuous development of SSDs and their connectors, their sizes are constantly getting smaller while preserving their performance. As a result, most SSDs are compatible with most computer devices and their motherboards.
That said, the type of SSD used depends on whether or not your device is compatible with it. But that can always be adjusted with the proper connector.
The only type that won’t work with some devices is the SATA SSD due to its large size. That’s why it’s more common in bigger devices such as desktops.
On the other hand, NVMe SSD is compatible with almost all devices, especially when using the M.2 connector.
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