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About this product


  • 480GB internal solid state drive (SSD) for a high capacity replacement drive
  • 2.5 inch SATA III connection with a read speed of 550MB/s and a write speed of 500MB/s for a rapid data transfer and quick start up speed
  • 91,000 input/output per second (IOPS)

Product overview

• 480GB internal solid state drive (SSD) for a high capacity replacement drive
• 2.5 inch SATA III connection with a read speed of 550MB/s and a write speed of 500MB/s for a rapid data transfer and quick start up speed
• 91,000 input/output per second (IOPS)
• Perfect for use in laptops and notebooks to replace your existing hard drive with a faster, quieter version
• Shock resistant allowing you a constant running drive with no skipping of failures

What can I get out of this SSD performance wise?
With a high capacity of 480GB, you will have plenty of room for running your operating system as well as storing your music, photos and videos on your PC. As the drive comes with no moving parts it performs actions a lot faster than a mechanical hard drive and with a read write speed of 550MB/s the data transfer speed is increased nearly four times making this a great replacement for your current drive.

How efficient is the SSD?
Having no moving parts, the SanDisk SSD consumes less power and produces less heat than a traditional HDD. With a cooler running drive, this allows you to comfortably use a laptop on your lap without the noise of the fan cancelling out the sound from your speakers. This lightens the load on your PC's power supply and cooling system and lengthens your battery life.

What other benefits does using an SSD have?
The failure rate of SSDs is less than that of a mechanical hard drive, by up to 33%. This particular solid state drive is also shock resistant, giving you peace of mind that if you were to drop your computer while carrying it, your data is always safe.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference a SSD can make!! Incredibly impressed with this, I have a 2010 MacBook Pro which I have recently installed this in to replace the supplied 5400rpm HDD. Boot up times have gone from a little under a minute, to 6 seconds!!! Installation of OS X took less than 15 mins (used to take well over 45 before), Adobe responds lightning fast and the machine is operating as if all of today's bloat ware was designed for it. Installation is nice and simple, this is a real must for anyone looking to increase the speed of their aging MacBook Pro, but has already maxed out the RAM. Also thanks to the guys @RugbyMaplins, their knowledge was fantastic in helping me choose the best drive for my needs and machine suitability.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD easy transfer and install I purchased both this SSD and the SanDisk transfer kit for my laptop. Ever so easy, (YouTube video helped) the transfer package has everything you need for a smooth data transplant from the old HDD to the new SSD. Once transferred, switch off power, remove battery then remove old HDD, observing how fixed. Once SSD installed, battery replaced and switched on all working as before but faster.......just one more thing, you can partition the drives at the program stage, so I have increased the OS from 35 GB (C drive) to 85 GB by reducing the D data drive purely for my work.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gob-Smackingly Awesome I had an old Mac mini - 8 years old and non-functioning. I put this drive into it and did a clean install of OSX Yosemite, and it is now running so fast it is virtually indistinguishable from my brand new iMac. This is literally the best upgrade I have ever done on a computer. Note that changing the HD on a Mac Mini is not the easiest job - but there are videos on You Tube to show you how. I imagine the speed and reliability benefits it gives would apply to any computer. I was sufficiently impressed to swap out the perfectly good hard drive on my Macbook and was just as impressed.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great upgrade for a Mac! I bought this SSD to upgrade my Mac book pro late 2011 having looked up how to speed up my aging Mac book in an attempt to avoid buying a new one. It was super easy to swap and install and has made my Mac book pro feel like a brand new computer! Boot up time has gone from around 5 mins to less than 30 seconds, and apps such as photo shop launch in seconds now now minutes.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value This made a big difference to daily chores. I am a data analyst and this was the best upgrade I could have hoped for. Big thanks to the terrific service of the guys at Maplins Bath.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well Relatively cheap upgrade to a low cost laptop. Way cheaper than alternatives, maybe not the top performer but in normal daily use you won't be able to tell the difference.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good and fast Used free version of easUS todo backup to clone my old drive. Worked without any problems. It is much faster than my old 5400 SATA. It also comes with a spacer in case your old disk drive is thicker.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as Easy as expected Bought this on review saying easy to install. Plugged drive in and not recognised at all, nada. Disk had to be initialized before could be seen and of course no software on it. Downloaded Apricorn Ezy IV that is supposed to be on it, but wouldnt recognise drive. Had to download other cloning software, where still having issues. So for a quick job, it taking about 4 times longer than hoped.
Date published: 2017-07-17
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Operating Specifications

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SATA 3.0

Technical Specifications

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Power Specifications

Power Source:

5 V from motherboard

Product Specifications

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Package Contents:

1 x SanDisk 480GB Ultra II SSD

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Where is the software to copy from my old drive to new drive, it's not on the drive as I was told in store

Asked by: Granthar
The item quite clearly says 'SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes with Apricorn’s EZ GIG IV cloning software'.  That software isn't free 
Answered by: Granthar
Date published: 2017-08-16

Will it work with a 2010 standard Macbook ?  It's a :  Macbook mid 2010. 2.4ghz core 2 duo CPU, 8GB RAM, 250HDD storage. 

Asked by: Mickeyripshite
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, please check directly with Apple.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-02

Hi There is this compatible with the HP Elitebook 840 Laptop ?

Asked by: Irldon1
Yes, this would be fine.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-07-01

Hi, Can I use this ssd drive in my dell desktop which has a partitioned hard drive, 'C' for the OS and 'D' for data. Can I leave the data on D and just replace the C drive with the SSD

Asked by: Tejay
It's difficult to assure you 100% knowing nothing of the system you intend to place the drive in, but in theory you should be able to place a SSD drive into a computer and use it as the "Windows" bot drive, it would be advisable to install Windows from scratch on this new drive to take full advantage of all the benefits a SSD drive offers. You should then be able to see the data stored on the secondary drive.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-08

is this ssd compatible with my MacBook pro 2011 15 inch.?

Asked by: steve S
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-02-12

I have a SAT 2 hard drive in my laptop, will the SAT 3 connect to the SAT 2 connector?

Asked by: Johnnie
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-07

Is this suitable for a Sony Vaio model PCG 7151M ?

Asked by: Toshman
Providing this Laptop takes a 2.5inch hard drive then yes this would be suitable.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-28

can you copy all system files

Asked by: moorbs
Yes, this would be suitable for your needs.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-23
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