Maplin 480GB Advanced 2.5 inch SSD

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About this product

Overview

Product overview

• 480GB 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 fast start-up speed and super quick data transfer
• 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 drive?
This solid state drive has a 480GB capacity, giving you enough space for your operating system as well as your files. With a read speed of 500MB/s and a write speed of 500MB/s, you are able to start your computer up quicker, as well as being able to load your files in an instant. 480GB will give you enough storage for approximately 90 hours of high definition video or more than 260,000 photos so you’ll never have to worry about running out of space.

What difference does the read/write speed make?
The read/write speed of a hard drive is the main factor when starting your computer up. With a read speed of 500MB/s and a write speed of 500MB/s, this will speed up your start up time, when compared to using 7200 RPM and 5400 RPM hard drives. This can make a real impact on your computer if you are wanting to improve its performance.

How easy is the SSD to install?
Installing a new drive can be a daunting prospect if you haven’t done it before - but it doesn’t have to be. Installing into a laptop or a computer is easy enough as long as you remember to use an anti-static wrist strap which prevents you from potentially damaging any smaller components within the computer. The SATA connection allows you to just unplug the pre-existing hard drive to which you can then plug the new one in.

Specification

Specification
Dimensions 68.6 mm x 100.6 mm x 7 mm
Connection type SATA 3.0
Capacity 480 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 hard drive compatable with a desk top

Asked by: spikeyp
If your desk top accepts 2.5 inch sata drives then yes it would be fine.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-10-17
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