For desktop 'tower' computers and most notebooks/laptops (Windows, Apple or Linux)
A Solid-State Drive/Device will dramatically improve the performance and responsiveness of a computer.
If you heard the line "What if I could make your computer 5 times faster for less than $100?", most people would be skeptical. In this case, with a solid-state drive,
it would be true. In most cases, your computer's processor (or CPU) is plenty fast enough. It spends most of its time either waiting for you to do something,
or for some information to be read or written to your hard drive. All your existing content, 'cloned' to a new, solid-state drive will make your computer run like you've never seen it.
Below, you will see a list (from amazon.com) of the drives we recommend (for reliability and speed).
(please note - if you are not sure what drive(s) fit your system, please contact us for help)
WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - WDS500G2B0A
ADATA SU800 512GB 3D-NAND 2.5 Inch SATA III High Speed Read & Write up to 560MB/s & 520MB/s Solid State Drive (ASU800SS-512GT-C)
PNY CS1311 480GB 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - (SSD7CS1311-480-RB)
Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD1(Z)
--!! SSD's below this line DO NOT INCLUDE Acronis True Image backup software !!--
Silicon Power 512GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP512GBSS3A55S25)
SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm, Up to 560 MB/s - SDSSDH3-500G-G25
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)
Kingston A400 SSD 480GB SATA 3 2.5" Solid State Drive SA400S37/480G - Increase Performance
Please note - many desktop/tower models (including iMac's) may require an adapter tray to hold the smaller SSD drive in place. The adapters below are listed in order of preference (from left to right):
ORICO 2.5 to 3.5 Hard Drive Adapter HDD SSD Mounting Bracket Tray for 7/9.5/12.5mm 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD with SATA III Interface
General 2.5" SSD to 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive HDD Adapter Caddy Tray CAGE Hot Swap Plug
Sabrent 2.5 Inch to 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Kit (BK-HDDH)