SATA III Solid State Drives

SATA III Solid-State Drives

Bring an aging PC to life or accommodate your ever-expanding storage needs with one of these high-performance SATA III solid-state drives from brands such as Western Digital, Transcend, SanDisk, Samsung and Seagate. Faster than hard disk drives, and less expensive than cloud-based storage, solid-state drives, or SSDs, are more durable too, as they have no movable parts, surviving earthquakes and the hard knocks of a road warriors lifestyle with nary a tremble.

The Third-Generation SATA III Interface

Also known as Serial ATA Revision 3.x or SATA 6 Gb/s, the third-generation SATA interface offers double the data transfer speeds, at up to 600 MB/s bandwidth throughput, compared to the up to 300 MB/s throughput offered by the second-generation SATA 3 Gb/s or SATA Revision 2.x interface. Enjoy improved performance, such as faster data processing, real-time multimedia transfers and running applications that require high bandwidths, without issue. Third-generation SATA interfaces are also conveniently backwards-compatible with the second-generation SATA connectors and cabling, though with much lower transfer speeds.

SATA III Solid State Drive Storage Capacity

Select the storage capacity that best meets your needs as the greater the capacity, the more stuff you can store on it. For instance, the general home user or student can work well with solid-state drives that have a capacity between 120 GB and 600 GB. SATA III SSDs with 1 TB storage capacity are adequate for power users or those who like to multitask, while owners of massive media collections may require the 4 TB capacity drives.

External Vs Internal Solid-State Drives

While internal SSDs give your computer a performance boost with faster transfer speeds and an overall greater responsiveness, external SDDs expand your choices for efficient data transportation or storage by storing your data in flash memory. External SDDs are usually faster than flash drives because they connect with a USB 3.0 interface.