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SanDisk - 240GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive Plus for Laptops

Increase computer speed with this SanDisk hard drive. It's capable of reading files at up to 535MB/sec., making start-ups and shutdowns perform up to 20 times faster. The durable, reinforced design protects against damage caused by shock and excessive vibrations, keeping files safe from harm. Extend your computer's battery life with the efficient, quiet performance of this SanDisk hard drive.

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    • SanDisk 240GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive Plus for Laptops

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    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2017 out of 2062)

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    Features


    240GB 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.

    Compatible with PC

    For use with your existing computer.


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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2062 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good SSD For Older Systems

      Posted
      Crucial82
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had recently purchased an SSD for my old desktop PC and really loved the effects it was having on it. So, I decided to purchase another SSD for my older laptop but wasn't going to be getting the previous SSD because it didn't come with cloning software, which was important for the laptop. After reviewing several SSDs, I came across this one and noticed that this model comes with Acronis True Image. There are free alternatives but the quality of these free options vary and can easily fail during cloning, leaving you with a bigger issue to resolve if that happens. Now, in order to clone the HDD to the SSD, it requires and external connection, which BestBuy doesn't carry in most stores. It can be found much cheaper online. I had the cable from my previous SSD, so I was ready to go. For those that are new to SSDs, the way you decide which one to get depends on your current HDD. Basically, you have to get an SSD that will be able to clone your current HDD and still have over 20% of storage space free. For laptop owners, one of the first things you need to do before doing the cloning process is make sure that the laptop has the charger cable plugged in and secured to the outlet, if the laptop loses power during cloning you run the risk of losing all of your content in the HDD. Not really an issue if you have backed up the system or have the OS CD, but if you don't be careful. After insuring that the laptop is fully powered, connect the SSD using the external cable to the laptop and format the device. After, install the SanDisk dashboard, which will have the Acronis True Image software on it for download. One thing I learned when I did this and contacting SanDisk support, the download might fail a few times, but continue doing it and it will download properly. SanDisk support stated that it can take up to 4 attempts at downloading before it actually goes through, so keep that in mind. Once finished downloading the Acronis software, just follow the easy instructions to begin the cloning process, in all, it should take anywhere between 25mins to 45 mins in my case for the cloning to be done. At that point, begin with actually installing the SSD into the laptop, be sure to remove the battery and drain all the energy. Make sure to be in a static free zone, you can easily fry any components. Overall, the process of setting up the SSD and installing is very simple. I'm not tech savy but was able to do it, just be careful. Believe me though, it is worth it. The performance you get from switching the HDD to the SSD is night and day. My laptop is older but I maintain it very well, still, with age, the hardware does begin to slow down. To give reference, with the HDD, from powering on the laptop to having it get to the desktop and run all the background process would take about 3mins, I timed it before installing the SSD, with an additional 2 mins to load up an internet browser at times. 5 mins before the laptop was ready for actual use. After the SSD was installed, that drastically changed and went to 35 seconds to boot to the desktop and load all background apps with another 5 seconds to load into any program or web browser. Needless to say, the performance gains was something that I'm more than satisfied. Sorry for the long review, but I like to be thorough. As for the device itself, it's good quality. Not the same as my previous SSD, that had a tin case, which this SSD is simply plastic. Not a big deal but for those that love sturdy builds, this might not be for you. As for the read and write speeds, it's not the fastest but still better than any HDD. Also, for those that are installing this into a desktop PC, especially if it's an older one, depending on the type of Sata ports your PC has, you might not get the best performance out of the SSD. It doesn't matter if this is Sata 3, if your PC is Sata 2, you will only get Sata 2 performance. Still, like i said earlier, the performance gains will be noticeable regardless if the SSD is being connected to older hardware. One last thing before ending my review, this is more for people who don't know, once you install the SSD, make sure to turn off Disk Defragmentor from running on a weekly basis. Defragmentor is only for mechanical HDDs and if you let it run on your SSD, you will cause issues with the SSD. As to what to do with the replaced HDD, if it's still in good condition, convert it over to an external HDD by buying a case for it. Never a bad thing to have extra storage.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great hard drive

      Posted
      Rob57

      Review is based on comparison of this SSD with my existing (non SSD) hard drive. One of my laptops is about 7 years old. Start, shutdown and opening applications took long time which was frustrating. I was considering getting a new replacement laptop but another one I have which is only one and half years old is also slow to start and shutdown, though less than the older one. I was exploring options and found some comments that recommended changing the old hard drive to SSD instead of buying new computer for cost effective improved performance. My old hard drive was 500 GB but only 120 GB was used. I decided to buy this 240 GB Sandisk SSD since 500 GB SSD was about 85 to 90% more expensive. This way I still had sufficient space for additional data and programs but did not have to spend lot more on hard drive. I was easily able to find manufacturers instruction on physically replacing the hard drive. I also knew how to transfer the programs and data from old hard drive to the new one using some software and was able to do both without much of a problem. Happy to mention that in few cycles of performance verification I did, the time taken for Start, Shutdown, opening of various applications reduced from at least 50% to as much 90%. This Sandisk SSD is SATA III, my old laptop has SATA II interface. While the Sandisk is backward compatible the older interface on laptop prevents full benefit of this SATA III SSD. Even then the performance is much improved. I am no longer thinking of replacing my older laptop. As it is only a week since I installed this SSD will need to wait to find out its durability.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Speeds up Win 7 boot

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

      Bought this SSD after my old Windows 7 machine's HDD died. The old drive would take over 5 minutes to boot completely (OK, maybe I didn't defrag my HDD often enough, but it was still a long time) . The 240 GB SSD was cheaper than the 500 GB SSD at the time of purchase, almost 1/2 the price of the 500GB SSD, so I just bought the 240 and used the rest to buy the 2TB HDD for data storage as described below. Because of a program I was using I had to stay with a Win7 machine, so I got a refurbished desktop CPU and bought this SSD to use as the system drive and installed a 2TB Western Digital HDD for data storage. Before installing the SSD I read a lot of complaints about the Sandisk and WD cloning software, so I followed a recommendation and used the free version of Macrium Reflect to clone the refurbished machine's 250 GB system HDD onto this SSD. When done, I pulled out the HDD and installed this SSD, and it booted right up. With the refurbished machine and this SSD the boot only takes 75 seconds, including entering the password. Use the Sandisk Dashboard monitoring software to monitor health of the SSD. So far mine is running just fine, and be sure and turn "TRIM" on (Trim allows an operating system to inform a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally.) In the older Win 7 machines the SATA connections are only 3 GB/s, and this SSD can handle 6 GB/s. But who cares, as it still runs blindingly faster than the HDD. So far this SDD has been working fine, and if it does die on me, I have the original 250 GB HDD that I can swap back in if necessary. I'd recommend this SSD to a parent, not just a friend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      [240GB SSD] 548.9 MB/s Read & 376 MB/s Write!

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

      Just upgraded my laptop from a 7200rpm HDD to this SSD! Now I'm enjoying quicker boot time, quicker app launch & even quicker refresh in desktop :P. Well, this is my 3rd SSD & 1st from SanDisk. Installation was straight forward on my HP Envy M6-k010dx sleekbook (an AMD A10 machine). One noticeable absence is the lack of cloning software in the box. But, I learnt a very important lesson about cloning software by installing other SSD's. I find myself comfortable using "Macrium Reflect" for cloning, which free, very very easy to use & very fast. All you have to do is connect the new SSD with the computer with a SATA cable, run the software & about 10 clicks :P. BTW, read speed of this drive is very impressive. I got 548.9 MB/s sequential read & 376 MB/s sequential write. Its a GREAT drive, highly recommended! EDIT: Alternative free cloning software: "AOMEI DISK Backupper". In order to do clonning, you'll have to share their software on any social media (facebook, google+ or twitter) & copy/paste the link of your post. Yeah, annoying, but hey, its free! And its a very clean looking & user friendly software. Thanks.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Breathed new life into a 2009 MacBook Pro

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

      Before this upgrade (from the factory spinning HDD to this SSD) this aging MacBook Pro seemed to take forever to cold boot or open applications. For all practical purposes, it now boots and opens applications in a fashion comparable to our late 2013 MacBook Pro with factory SSD. Like having a new laptop for well less than $100. The physical swap itself could have probably been accomplished in less than 15 minutes. Following procedures from Apple's on-line help and utilizing this machine BEFORE the physical swap, I created an external OSX boot system on a USB drive I had laying around, and also had a current Time Machine backup of the entire HDD to our external backup drive. After installing the new SSD, I booted the machine from the external OSX drive, then Restored the entire Time Machine backup to that SSD. Worked like a charm, just took a while to get all the software stuff done. I've since upgraded the ram from 2 to 8GB to benefit some applications (ram was an easy upgrade in this machine, requiring NO software manipulation), but the ram upgrade did not appear to further improve the boot and load times themselves. Very happy with this SSD.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best upgrade for any PC/Laptop

      Posted
      BD3511
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      If your ok with hardware and pulling out a Hard drive and putting one of these in you'll thank yourself for spending the money. This will literally turn any slow junk computer into a super computer. Boot up in seconds, reboot in seconds, open/close/use programs at instant almost like speeds. SSD hard drives are worth every penny. But remember when you are getting one of these to be aware that when you install it you need to clone your old drive or have a copy of windows to install onto the drive or you're just going to get "NO BOOT DEVICE" error. Geek Squad I'm sure will help you for a pretty high price but it's better than firing into the dark with one of these. Also the security of these and your files makes it worth it as well. I've been using these for the past 5 years now and I remember when a 240gb drive like this was in the 200 dollar plus price range. Just make sure you ask the right questions when purchasing one of these. But FAST FAST FAST.. Read/Write is great and SanDisk is a very reliable company. Have been for years

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simple, fast, works!

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

      I purchased this to repair a failing laptop SSD. It was a great price, and there were no problems with installation. After booting up, the drive formatted easily without a hitch, and I installed the OS quickly, then tested the drive and got a write of 321 MB/s/read of 482 MB/s. While it's not the fastest SSD, its difficult for anyone to notice the minor speed differences between basic SSDs and the slightly faster ones. For the price, this accomplishes all my goals. The only complaint I have is the material that the drive is made of it all plastic. Not even thick solid plastic, but a thin lightweight plastic "shell" casing around the memory chips. This didn't cause any issues, and I understand it doesn't affect the function of the drive, but it just seems less durable. 4.5/5 stars

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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      Posted
      SSlouber
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is currently Serving as my (C:) drive housing a stable and fully 2018 Updated (Fall Creator's) Windows 10 on my Core i3 4330, 16 GB GSKILL ARIES Blue RAM, Gigabyte MOBO, Gigabyte 6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE Windforce 1060 totin' PC. It replaced a SATA HDD (re-purposed as storage) and the speed of boot (42-48 seconds, used to take little over a minute) and overall PC performance has improved drastically. My PC has remained Stable and I have had No issues with this SSD. I Run World Of Tanks HD from it, originally as a test to see for myself if I could gain some FPS. I get 115 to 130, used to get 110 to 120 with the fastest speed SATA HDD type so I left it on there. However, something to note that in the time I've had it, it's lifespan has gone down to 98% according to SanDisk SSD Dashboard. Overall, I recommend this or any SSD over even the fastest (7200 RPM) SATA HDDs.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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