Articles about SSDs

How to Format a Solid State Drive

Considering formatting your solid state drive? Find out how to format an SSD with Crucial’s quick guide.

SSD vs HDD: Which is Better for You?

Not sure about the difference between hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)? Find out which one is for you at

What is an SSD?

What is a solid state drive and is it really that much better for your computer than a traditional hard disk drive? Find out.

How to Install an SSD in your Desktop PC

This step-by-step guide shows you how to install a Crucial SSD in a desktop PC with installation instructions, precautions, and equipment.

How to Install an SSD in your Laptop

Crucial’s step-by-step guide shows you how to install an SSD in a laptop, including instructions, precautions, and equipment needed.

SSD Form Factors Explained

Find out exactly what an SSD form factor is and why it's important. Learn more with Crucial.

The Benefits of a Self-encrypting Drive

Find out how a self-encrypting SSD is designed to protect you and your business from security risks.

SSD Terminology Explained: A Glossary

Learn more about computer data storage with Crucial’s glossary of SSD terms.

How to Upgrade to an SSD

Our helpful step-to-step guide tells you how to upgrade your computer to an SSD and why this change will help your computer’s performance.

The Top 10 Reasons to Get an SSD

SSDs provide many benefits. Find out the top 10 reasons why you should get a solid state drive.

How SSDs Help with Productivity for Businesses |

SSDs can help boost productivity for businesses, due to their high-performance factors. Find out how SSDs can prove beneficial for your company.

How to Install an mSATA SSD in a Desktop

Read our guide to successfully install an mSATA SSD.

What is a Computer Data Storage Device

Find out more about HDDs, SSDs, and computer data storage with Crucial’s guide.

The Benefits of an SSD

Discover the advantages of a solid state drive (SSD) with Crucial’s guide.

SSD for Business—Work 6x Faster with SSDs

Find out what role SSDs play in speeding up work for yourself and your employees.

How SSDs Enhance Game Consoles, DVRs, and NAS Arrays

Find out how you can speed up and improve performance of game consoles, DVRs, NAS arrays, and media servers with Crucial.

How to Increase Storage Space

Find out more about increasing computer storage space to optimize access to your important files.

How to Find an SSD for Your Laptop

There are more SSD form factors and connection protocols than before. Discover how to find the best SSD drive for your laptop with Crucial’s helpful guide.

How to Install an M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® SSD

Install your new Crucial M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD quickly and easily. A written guide with step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process.

How are SSDs Made?

Micron SSDs are manufactured completely in-house for higher quality. Find out more about how solid state drives are made from silicon to the finished product.

Why NVMe™ is Faster Technology

NVMe was developed to work with flash memory and the PCIe bus to enhance the speed of SSDs. Find out more about how Crucial is using this new protocol.

PCIe®—A Faster Interface

The PCIe interface has been paired with the NVMe protocol to enhance the speed of SSDs. Find out more about how Crucial is using this interface to increase SSD speed.

Trim: What it is & Why You Want It

The Trim command is used with Active Garbage Collection to clean up SSDs to ensure they continue to work quickly. Find out more with Crucial.

S.M.A.R.T. and SSDs

Find out more about how the SMART system works to provide you with information about your SSD's health. Crucial can help.

Active Garbage Collection

Active Garbage Collection is used with Trim to clean up SSDs. Learn more with Crucial about garbage collection and why it's important for SSD maintenance.

How to Install Server Memory

Installing server memory is fast and easy and results in a more responsive server. Find out more with Crucial's step-by-step installation guide.

The M.2 Form Factor with PCIe® and SATA interfaces

Confused about M.2, PCIe, and SATA? Crucial explains what you need to know about form factor, physical interfaces, and SSDs.

What is a Portable SSD

When you run out of storage – an increasingly common scenario – portable solid state drives (SSDs) are a versatile solution.

How to Choose the Best External SSD for Gaming

Astute gamers should consider the two most important factors when picking their portable SSD: speed and capacity. All arrows point to the Crucial X8. Here’s why.

Choosing an External SSD for Laptop

An external SSD is a simple and easy way to add storage to your laptop without having to swap out your internal drive or delete your precious data.

External SSD for Video Editing

Using an external SSD for video editing is a way to improve productivity and get better results. Find out more about editing with portable SSDs at Crucial.

External SSDs vs Internal SSDs: Which is faster?

Are external SSDs as fast as internal? We’ve got the lowdown in our helpful comparison - head to Crucial to see our internal vs external SSD guide.

How to partition an external SSD

Creating partitions on an X8 portable SSD is simple. Head to Crucial for a guide on partitioning an external SSD on both Mac® and PC.

How to use an external SSD as boot drive

Want to know if you can boot from an external SSD? Get an explanation with Crucial’s helpful guide and learn more about external SSDs.

How to install external SSD

It’s easy to set up storage for your PC or laptop. Learn how to install an external SSD and format it yourself with the help of Crucial’s step-by-step guide.

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