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PNY - 480GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive for Laptops

Secure your data on this 480GB PNY solid-state drive. With 550MB/sec. read speeds and 500MB/sec. write speeds, it lets you transfer large media files quickly and hassle-free, and its SATA III interface ensures it's compatible with most computers. This PNY solid-state drive has no moving parts, so it reduces noise for a quieter environment.

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    • PNY 480GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive for Laptops

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    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (119 out of 122)

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    Features


    480GB storage capacity

    Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.

    SATA lll interface

    Offers simple connection to your computer.

    Data transfer rates up to 500 MBps

    For quick response when updating files.

    NCQ (Native Command Queuing)

    Provides efficient organization to incoming commands to increase performance.

    Compatible with PC and Mac

    For wide-ranging installation options.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fast SSD - works in a desktop, not just laptops

      Posted
      Mike
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Bought this to install in a Lenovo H50-55 (AMD A10/12GB/2TB) desktop system, which was purchased at BB last year. The 2 TB HHD that came with the system is excruciatingly slow with full boot times taking upwards of 3-5 minutes. From day one, Windows Task Manager shows Disk activity at 100%, even when doing simple things like surfing the web. 10-20 second delays when launching applications. Absolute horrible performance, considering the specs. Once I finally got this SSD installed and the O/S successfully cloned to it, it works great. Blazing fast full reboots in about 15 seconds. Application launches are immediate. Task Manager now consistently shows Disk activity at 10-20%. Background tasks, such as antivirus scans and cloud backup, are completely transparent with no noticeable performance hit. It’s like a totally new PC. Now the bad perspective and the reason for only 3 stars… I wanted to clone my existing O/S and boot partitions from the HDD to the SSD and *NOT* have to reinstall Windows. I selected this particular SSD because it came with Acronis Migration Software to clone the HDD. However, the version that you get is a bare bones stripped down version that DOES NOT WORK unless you purchase an upgrade for $20. Even though I was only using about 300GB of the 2TB HDD, I was not able to get the software to work with the 480GB SSD without “insufficient space” errors. Success was not possible even after defragging and shrinking the HDD partition volume. I spent days trying tricks with Windows Recovery Drives, Installing a fresh Windows and then restoring over it, etc. Absolute frustration and pain. Each iteration would take hours and hours only to eventually fail with another issue. There was NO support from PNY nor from Acronis on how to do this. Only constant pop-up screens requesting money to upgrade to a pay-edition of the software. It very much felt like a legal form of Ransom-ware. Ultimately, I used a different and FREE shareware partition backup/recovery product, and used an additional 1 TB external USB drive to backup and restore the system and boot components. It was finally a success, in light of several straight days of constant cussing. Even the dog stayed in another room. :-)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good SSD

      Posted
      SuperUnknown
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      I purchased this SSD to replace a 256GB Adata that was about five years old. It was still working just fine, but I wanted a little more space so that I could have multiple games installed simultaneously. Installation, configuration, and OS install were easy peazy, but then again, I'm an old tech with 20+ years of IT experience. Its a good drive. Read/Write speeds are comparable to Samsung. If you are one of those people who isn't bothered by the fact that it doesn't say Samsung on it, its a good SSD at a good price. Mine is proudly displayed behind the tempered glass side of my NZXT S340 Elite case. It looks great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      FAST SSD

      Posted
      MECHNIC
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is my second PNY 480 gb and both work sooooo ROBUST and are easy to install and format !! Its always good to have a identical size SSD for any issue that may arise so you can have a CLEAN install of windows of your choice or for backing up system that said it does come with a Arconis software for cloning your drive if you have to but i recommend a clean install of windows.. The drive performed excellent and installed windows very quickly from the flash drive with no issues or errors so if your looking for a solid SSD drive PNY is the way to go i have been using them for the past several years with not one problem ..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nothing wrong with drive, software is terrible

      Posted
      Robert
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought this drive to take on OS & program operation instead of a 3 TB drive. I only want to clone over the OS and program files. The free software provided assumes that you are moving to a larger drive and makes you pay an extra $30 if you only want to clone a portion of the drive. Terrible business model, very silly to make any assumption about consumer needs and place this type of limitation on the software provided. I would not buy this drive unless you are moving from a smaller drive. No proble with the drive, but PNY and Best Buy lost 2-3 sales from me because of this limitation.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid performer

      Posted
      Rumplestiltskin
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      There are faster SSDs but if you're not using it in a top-tier machine, why bother spending more $$ than necessary? This CS900 is the more economical version of the excellent CS1311. This one works fine in both Macs and PCs. Older Macs with Nvidia 3G HD controller chips are finicky and will, if provided with a 6G HD, only run at 1.5G. The PNYs (both CS1311 and CS900) overcome that issue and work at 3G speed with a 3G controller chip. This is a good product,

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly!

      Posted
      themeesh13
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I had Dell Inspiron 13" 7375 that was great for about 6 months, then the HDD started having issues. Every time I turned it on, I had to wait about 20 minutes for it to boot up because the disk usage was at 100%. I tried repeatedly to wipe it and put a fresh install of windows (without dell bloatware) and it still had the same problem. I had basically stopped using it and was ready to sell the thing when I saw this SDD. It fixed everything and now my laptop runs like a dream. Great price too!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, Affordable

      Posted
      Zach
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      Bought this in-store on sale. Good price for the performance. Bought this as an upgrade for my wife’s gaming computer. This drive will blow the doors off any standard 7200 rpm hard drive. Comes with a free copy of Acronis Data Migration Software for cloning your current drive so you can make this your main drive. Software worked perfectly and even changed the assigned drive letter of the new drive to “C:” and the old HDD it was replacing to “E:”.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good performance for the price

      Posted
      winjet1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Performed the normal CrystalDiskMark 6 test on these drives formatted as NTFS under Win10. The seq R/RW test showed speeds in the 400-450mb/s range. Not exactly where the specs list it as but that is likely due to the NTFS overhead. Simpler formats, like exFAT, may get closer to spec speed. Since this is going in a NAS as SSD cache, the delta in transfer speeds wasn't too big of an issue for me.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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