PNY - 960GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive for Laptops

Get even more from your computer with this PNY 960GB solid-state hard drive. No moving parts and a powerful SATA III interface ensure this hard drive is extremely fast and reliable, and the massive capacity lets you store plenty of files. This PNY 960GB solid-state hard drive is efficient and generates virtually no noise.

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    • PNY 960GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive for Laptops

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    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (110 out of 115)

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    Features


    960GB 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 600 MBps

    For quick response when updating files.

    Shock-resistant

    For increased durability.

    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

    4.7
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent 960gb SSD For a Great Price!

      Posted
      KungFuGrip

      Here's my review for the PNY CS1311 120gb SSD: http://reviews.bestbuy.com/profiles/3545w/ATG28140462086/profile.htm I originally bought a PNY CS1311 120gb SSD for my desktop and loved it so much I decided to upgrade my laptop with their CS1311 960gb SSD and this 960gb SSD is just as great as their smaller SSD just with more capacity. I didn't use the Acronis software since I prefer to do fresh installs on new drives but I've heard mixed reviews on how well the Acronis software works. But I had no problems installing Windows 10 using a USB recovery drive with the process taking 30-40 minutes to complete. Read my PNY 120gb SSD review for tips on how to install your SSD since I'm not gonna reprint the steps here. Anyway, this 960gb SSD is really fast when you consider that this is an entry level SSD. Compared to my regular 1TB HDD this SSD is 3 times faster in overall read/write speeds as you can see in my pictures. And as for the other benchmarks the 960gb SSD is up to a 150 times faster than a standard HDD. Now your own speeds may vary compared to mine depending on your computer specs and set up. I would not hesitate to buy this product again or recommend it to a friend. It's just a really good, economically sound SSD.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow! Nice speed increase!

      Posted
      macster99
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      I'm using this SSD in a 6th generation Core i7 machine. I upgraded from a 7200 RPM 1TB HD to the SSD I am reviewing here. First of all, the overall speed increase you will get from using an SSD as your boot drive is significant. I can cold boot Windows 10 Home in around 20 secs from computer-off to a usable desktop. Dreamweaver now launches in around 10 secs from about 35 secs before. Saving large files is much faster as well. No moving parts, no drive noise. And now SSD's are relatively inexpensive. The drive I am reviewing (1 TB) was around $250. 120 GB SSD's start around $50. This is without a doubt best speed to $ ratio available for upgrading your PC. Most of you will probably need to clone your old boot drive to this SSD. There is software that PNY recommends and there is indeed a link for a download in their quick start guide. However, I had read much about TODO which is touted as "Easy Disk Clone Software for SSD Migration and Hard Drive Upgrade". It is from EaseUS and is completely free. It worked like a charm with no problems or hassles at all. Remember that the available space on your new SSD must be at least as as big as the partition you want to clone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow... what a speed difference

      Posted
      AGSDoc
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased this SSD to replace a hybrid drive that I installed in a 2010 MacBook Pro a couple of years ago, and that I have come to use daily. The process of installing a new drive into that generation of MacBook is pretty straightforward, and thanks to Apple, even placing a blank drive that is Windows formatted will reinstall OS X from the cloud once Disk Utility reformats. The improvement in disk function is immediately apparent, reducing the boot time from ~40 seconds to 10... and this is a 960 GB drive!. I compared to the Samsung SSDs, and technically didn't see much difference, but this was probably in the range of 30% less expensive. Can't say anything negative... now thinking about doing the same with my other older MacBook Pro to leave in my office.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Either a dud OR Not for MBPro Late 2008

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

      The drive works great inside an enclosure. I was able to restore 2 partitions from my smaller PNY SSD 500GB using Apple disk utility. Both OSX versions(10.6.8 and 10.8.5) booted up fine in the enclosure. I then moved it to the internal slots; in both the main HD drive bay and an optical bay HD adapter. Neither way booted. I tried resetting the PRAM and every time boot up failed. I then successfully installed a fresh OSX version onto it while the HD was installed internally. Still would not boot. It's supposed to be backward compatible to 3GB/sec and with Macs but I found this not to be the case. My other PNY 500GB (CS1111) works great in both HD bays. It could be a dud but I'm not wasting any more time with it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fast Drive - Excellent upgrade

      Posted
      SDRDude
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I replaced an older generation PNY 480GB drive with this one. Both are in my desktop with the 960GB as the main drive now. I ran a benchmark while I had a few applications running and the speed is very impressive. I can't comment on longevity since I've only had the drive for a number of days now. It's nice to see the price per GB dropping on SSD now at a decent rate while performance improves. Even better when found on sale at Best Buy. It was actually the lowest price I could find.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent replacement drive for Mac Mini

      Posted
      TheAstronomyDude
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      I have a Mac Mini Server that I use for a music recording studio. Beside running the hard drive demanding DAW software, it also controls synthesizer software for my keyboard controllers. After some issues that were related to the Apple Mac Mini during the installation, the drive came to life and immediately dropped my boot time from almost two minutes to 27 seconds. Programs load much faster, the DAW software responds crisply to requests, and control of the software on the drive from the keyboard controllers is much more expedient and efficient. It is a bit of money, but it gives new life to your older computer, and it appears to be worth the investment

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent product, excellent price

      Posted
      Joey
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was looking for a 1TB SSD to install into my Macbook Pro. I was slightly reluctant to cut the 40GB on this one, but all in all it was totally worth it. The speed improvement alone is amazing, twice, if not three times as fast than the old HDD I replaced. Install was a breeze with zero issues whatsoever. I don't worry about storage anymore, and am pleased with how fast programs such as Adobe Photoshop load and with zero lag. If you are on the fence then I hope this review pushes you into purchasing. You won't regret it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great performance, super price, top speed ratings

      Posted
      CustomWebProgrammer
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      This drive may be overlooked since it's just under 1 TB in size, but who can complain about that when you get Solid State performance? That's no moving parts, super fast read & write access, and very good reliability all in a small package. We installed it in an i7 desktop, updated it to Windows 10, and have been running Autodesk Inventor, Minecraft, and a host of other applications with unprecedented speed and reliability, at least in our home. Installation was a breeze.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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