256 GB Solid State Drives
Nobody likes waiting for programs to open; that's one reason why solid state drives have become so popular on new computers. They are one of the best pieces of computer hardware you can buy to speed up your system.
What About Interfaces?
When you are thinking about SSD drive interfaces there are two aspects to consider: the physical and electrical interfaces. There are three main physical interfaces:
- SATA:256 GB SATA III SSDs use the same physical interface as traditional hard drives, making them a great upgrade choice for laptops.
- M.2: This is a small form factor slot that can support many different electrical interfaces. 256 GB M.2 SSDs can range from SATA to NVME drives that use up to four PCI-E lanes.
- MSATA:256 GB mSATA SSDs use the same connector as standard SATA drives but come in a much smaller form factor, making them an excellent choice for space-limited designs like laptops.
The Why of SSDs
Computers are only as fast as the slowest component, which is why computer networking is always slower than local storage. A 256 GB SSD lets you spend less time waiting and more time working.