Maplin 240GB Extreme 2.5 inch SSD

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About this product


Product overview

• 240GB internal solid state drive (SSD)
• 2.5 inch SATA III connection with a read speed of 500MB/s and a write speed of 500MB/s for a super quick data transfer and fast start-up speed
• 60,000 input/output per second (IOPS)
• Perfect for use in laptops and notebooks to replace your existing hard drive with a faster, quieter version

What performance can I expect from this hard drive?
This hard drive is 240GB which is enough to be able to run your operating system as well as storing your documents on your laptop or notebook with enough room for your pictures and music. With a read speed of 500MB/s and the write speed of 500MB/s, this allows you to start your computer up quicker as well as being able to scan and search for files rapidly. 240GB will give you enough storage for approximately 45 hours of high definition video or more than 130,000 photos so you’ll never have to worry about running out of space.

How secure is the hard drive?
This solid state drive comes with AES 256-bit encryption hardware, the same as they use in banks and hospitals, which allows you to keep your data and personal information safe and secure from thieves and hackers.

Can I install this alongside my PC hard drive?
This SSD is perfect for installing alongside your existing hard drive. To do this, you will require a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch HDD kit. This ensures your new SSD will fit into the slots in your PC case. Click here (A96BH) for the hard drive adapter kit.


Dimensions 68.6 mm x 100.6 mm x 7 mm
Connection type SATA 3.0
Capacity 240 GB
Powered by 5 V from motherboard
Colour N/A
Backup options N/A
Compatibility Windows / OSX
Drive form factor 2.5-inch
Sequential read speed 500 MB/s
Sequential write speed 500 MB/s
Drive spin speed N/A
IOPS 60000

Is this SATA 2 compatable? If so, what is the impact to performance if running on a mtherboard with SATA 2 please? What configurtations are required if any?

Asked by: robert
This is backwards compatible with SATA 2 & if used on a SATA 2 motherboard, it will only work within the confines of SATA 2 specification.
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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