My Preferred SSD For Computer Upgrades

I am a Samsung SSD guy all the way if your looking for top performance however I have grown a fondness for the Western Digital WD Blue 3D NAND Internal PC SSD’s product line to be used in businesses. I have been deploying these SSD’s for the past 4 years and not one has yet to fail on me in production.

Some Of The Pros 

  • Sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s. | As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = 1 million bytes per second and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = 1 billion bits per second.
  • Free downloadable software to monitor the status of your drive and clone a drive, or backup your data. This is not just any type of free backup software. They are providing you Acronis True Image WD edition.
  • This drive is compatible with just about every computer I have ever placed it in. The exception is with some enterprise grade raid controllers.

WD Provides A Great 5-Year Limited Warranty!

We would buy these Western Digital Blue SSD to replace standard HDD hard drives and upgrade client computers that were tight with funds. This SSD provided a noticeable performance increase that the clients were always happy about.

For some workstations it required to buy an SATA III cable and a 2.5” to 3.5” adapter bracket to fit in the desktop bay since they are not included with the drive. 

The drive did not come with any useful instructions for none techy people… But some of these basic steps should get you going.

1. Shut down computer
2. Leave original drive as is; connect new drive to power and an unused SATA port on motherboard
3. Power up. Normal but new drive does not show in My Computer
4. Download, Install and Run Acronis software available free from WD’s site
5. Select “Clone disk” and automatic mode
6. It identified the old and new disks
7. The data transfer will vary depending on how much data you have. 
8. Once it is done it will shut down computer automatically
9. Disconnect power and SATA cable from old drive
10. Connect new drive to the SATA port on motherboard where old drive had been
11. Power it up and all should be fine.

Below is the links to the equipment we purchase. 

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