ssd

Fancy An SSD Today? 60GB Drives For $48.95, 240GB For $179.95 [Updated]

It’s getting harder and harder to say no to solid state drives, with prices dropping well into the affordable range over the past few months. Buying from the US usually provides the best deal, but if you’re keen to purchase locally, today is your day. Shopping Square is currently running a massive sale on Kingston and Sandisk SSDs, with the cheapest going for less than $50.


The Complete Guide To Solid-State Drives

Adding a solid-state drive (SSD) is one of the best upgrade options for your computer, offering impressive performance improvements for all kinds of tasks. A good SSD is now cheaper than ever, so upgrading makes sense. Here’s everything you should know about your SSD, whether you’re interested in upgrading or just want to learn the ins and outs of your hardware.


Mercury Aura Replaces Your MacBook's SSD, Makes The Old One An External Drive

If you’ve found that your MacBook Air’s SSD is just too darn small, the folks over at Other World Computing have a kit to help you replace it with a larger one — and then turn the old one into a super-portable external drive.


Ask LH: Can I Survive On A Really Small SSD?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m putting together a computer and really want to get an SSD like you guys keep telling me to, but they’re just so expensive. I can probably afford a 60GB SSD or smaller, but that seems too small to fit anything on — even without my user folder, my current C: drive takes up nearly 70GB. Is it even possible to make use of an SSD this small? Sincerely, Starved for Space


Do Rising Hard Drive Prices Mean You Should Buy A SSD Right Now?

Prices for hard disk drives are increasing dramatically because of the tragic flooding in Thailand. Some of the world’s major HDD manufacturers based there have been forced to close factories, creating supply problems and price hikes. So what should you do?


Make Sure Your Partitions Are Correctly Aligned For Optimal SSD Performance

We’ve covered proper solid state drive maintenance before, but one of the most overlooked factors in proper SSD care is partition alignment. Here’s how to make sure your partitions are aligned correctly and that you’re getting the most out of your SSD.


How To Migrate To A Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

Installing a solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make to your computer, but migrating your Windows installation to a small drive can be tricky. Here’s how to install an SSD without reinstalling Windows from scratch.


How To Enable TRIM On Your Mac's Solid-State Drive

Enabling TRIM is one of the best ways to maximise the life of your solid-state drive, but OS X doesn’t support it out-of-the-box. Here’s an easy way to get better performance and longevity out of your Mac’s SSD.


How To Maximise The Life Of Your SSD

An SSD drive is a worthwhile investment, but like any storage device, it can fail. In fact it’s not that uncommon. As with your spinning drives, you should always set up a good backup solution, and you can do plenty to take full advantage of your SSD, but you can also take steps to maximize your SSD’s lifespan. Here’s how.


Road Worrier Gets Seduced By The Magic Of SSD

Like notebook users everywhere, I’ve been contemplating switching to a solid state drive (SSD) machine to get better performance and battery life for a while. After a week on the road with an SSD laptop, I don’t think I can put off that upgrade any longer.