Seagate Nytro 1551 SSD 480GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s XA480ME10063Regular price $152.00 Save $-152.00
The Seagate Nytro 1551 XA480ME10063 480GB 2.5 inch SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive
Mfr Part Number: XA480ME10063
Capacity: 480 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 inch
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
NAND Flash: 3D TLC
Sequential Read Speed (Sustained, 128K): 560 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed (Sustained, 128K): 535 MB/s
Random Read Speed (Sustained, 4KB QD32): 75,000 IOPS
Random R70RSpeed(Sustained, 4KB QD32):40,000IOPS
Random Write Speed (Sustained, 4KB QD32):50,000 IOPS
Average Read Latency (4KB QD1): 155 s
Average Write Latency (4KB QD1): 40 s
Shock: 1000Gs @ 0.5ms
+5/+12VActive Max Average Power: 2.7W
Average Idle Power: 1.1W
MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
Thickness: 7.0 mm
Dimensions (WxDxH): 2.760 x 3.947 x 0.276 inch / 70.10 x 100.25 x 7.00 mm
Weight: 0.169 lbs / 77.0 g
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SATA 3 Support
While most, if not all SSDs, use SATA interface, the difference in speed between SATA 1, 2 and 3 makes a noticeable difference. SATA 1 can transfer data at 1.5 Gbps (max), SATA 2 at 3.0 Gbps, and SATA 3 at 6 Gbps. SSDs connected using SATA 3 transfer data at double the rate of SATA 2. So if you have a relatively new motherboard that comes with SATA 3 interface, it is best that the SSD that you are getting support it too.
480 GB: Great for OS installation; great for media and games. While its true that you arent getting nearly as much storage for your money as you would with a hard drive, you are getting raw speed which can make all the difference.
- Advanced ECC for improved reliability with minimal impact on performance
- Adaptive Code Rates
- Intelligent Noise handling
- Adaptive Read Voltage calibration
- Multi-Level Error Correction - Best-in-class LDPC implementation
- Operating: 0°C to 70°C
- Non-operating: -40°C to 85°C
What You Need To Know About SSDs
SSDs get their name because they have no moving parts. HDDs have moving parts and have spinning disks inside of them. Due to this difference, SSDs are a lot faster than HDDs, boasting much higher read/write speeds and making operating systems/programs on them snappier. Stepping up to any modern SSD over an old-school spinning hard drive is a huge difference that youll instantly notice.
SSDs can boot your system so quick, less than 10 seconds for MAC, Linux and slightly higher for Windows. When you switch from traditional hard disk to SSD, you can save at least 15 to 25 seconds in system booting time.
Types of SSDs
2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA): The most common type, these drives mimic the shape of traditional laptop hard drives and connect over the same SATA cables and interface that any moderately experienced upgrader should be familiar with. If your laptop or desktop has a 2.5-inch hard drive bay and a spare SATA connector, these drives should be drop-in-compatible (though you may need a bay adapter if installing in a desktop with only larger, 3.5-inch hard drive bays free).
SSD Add-in Card (AIC): These drives have the potential to be much faster than other drivers, as they operate over the PCI Express bus, rather than SATA, which was designed well over a decade ago to handle spinning hard drives. AIC drives plug into the slots on a motherboard that is more commonly used for graphics cards or RAID controllers. Of course, that means theyre only an option for desktops, and youll need an empty PCIe x4 or x16 slot to install them.
M.2 SSDs: About the shape of a stick of RAM but much smaller, M.2 drives have become the standard for slim laptops, but you'll also find them on many desktop motherboards. Some boards even have two or more M.2 slots, so you can run the drives in RAID.
How To Install Your SSD
Installing your SSD will be different depending on your computer, so we highly recommend looking up a guide for your specific model of laptop or desktop.
Option One: Start Fresh and Copy the Essentials
When upgrading to an SSD, the most obvious option is starting fresh with a new install of your operating system. While this might require a little more of your time, you'll have everything configured perfectly when you're done. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Install your operating system of choice on the new SSD.
Copy the contents of your home folder from your previous HDD to your new SSD. If you can't fit everything, start with the essential system files and settings, then migrate the media you have room for.
Go through the list of applications on your old HDD and install them on your new SSD. Run any updates, or save yourself some time by downloading the latest versions from their respective sources. Windows and Linux users can employ Ninite to get the latest versions of popular free software titles for their machines. OS X users can head to the Mac App Store to download the latest versions of their previous purchases.
Copy any important documents (or other files) you have room for on your SSD.
Put the old HDD in an external enclosure if you haven't already, and keep it handy for a month or two. This will help you see what files you use often and which ones you don't. If you find you're using something often, copy it to the SSD. If not, leave it on the external HDD for occasional access.
Option Two: Migrate Your Data from Your Old Hard Drive
If you don't want to start with a fresh installation of your operating system, you can always migrate your OS (and other data) to your new SSD. Chances are, however, that you're not going to be able to fit everything. That means you're going to have to start deleting files on your main drive until it is small enough to fit on your SSD. Because you don't want to lose that data forever, start by making a backup of your drive. Once you have a complete backup, you're ready to get started.
It comes across as a complex process, but shouldn't take too much time.
If You Don't Have a Second Hard Drive: Use an External Drive and the Cloud to Combat Storage Constraints
Unless you have enormous collections, an SSD with a 240GB or higher capacity should be able to house your operating system, documents, music, and photos without issue. It's when you get into the business of music creation, video editing, professional photography, and other work that produces large files will you regularly run into a storage ceiling. An external drive is often the easiest solution, so you'll want to pick up one with a large enough capacity to suit your needs.
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Custom Bundle: No
Interface: SATA III
Drive Type(s) Supported: SSD (Solid State Drive)
Product Line: Nytro
California Prop 65 Warning: none
Writable Format: Sustained, 128K
Features: High Endurance Technology,Adaptive Memory Technology,Dual-Drive,Hot Swap
Write Speed: 535 MB/s
Compatible With: Laptop,PC
Storage Capacity: 480GB
Form Factor: 2.5 in
UPC: Does not apply