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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for boot drives.

A boot drive is a small, portable hard drive that can be used to store your operating system and programs. It is essential if you want to be able to recover your computer's operating system in case of a problem. If you're unsure of what boot drive to get, here are some options. Browse the top-ranked list of boot drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Samsung - 990 EVO SSD 1TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4x4 | Gen 5x2 M.2 2280, Speeds Up to 5,000MB/s - Front_Zoom
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    "1GB SSD Drive Outstanding...Had to buy new Hard drive....Truly surprised me on how thin it was, haven't replaced a hard drive in years...lol. Working perfectly."

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    Fast speeds. Power efficiency. Temperature control. It’s everything you want in a storage device. It's compatible with the latest PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces, and boasts improved performance compared to 970 EVO Plus.
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    "1GB SSD Drive Outstanding...Had to buy new Hard drive....Truly surprised me on how thin it was, haven't replaced a hard drive in years...lol. Working perfectly."

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    Fast speeds. Power efficiency. Temperature control. It’s everything you want in a storage device. It's compatible with the latest PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces, and boasts improved performance compared to 970 EVO Plus.
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  2. Samsung - 990 PRO 4TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4x4 NVMe with Heatsink for PS5 - Front_Zoom
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    "[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This drive is a lot faster than the Samsung EVO drives. ...I use it as my boot drive and let me tell you that my pc starts up incredibly fast. "

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    Reach near max performance with PCIe 4.01. The in-house controller's smart heat control delivers our best power efficiency while maintaining ferocious performance that always keeps you at the top of your game. The integrated heatsink disperses heat to maintain speed, power efficiency, and thermal control, preventing downtime from overheating on Playstation 5 and PCs.
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    "[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This drive is a lot faster than the Samsung EVO drives. ...I use it as my boot drive and let me tell you that my pc starts up incredibly fast. "

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    Reach near max performance with PCIe 4.01. The in-house controller's smart heat control delivers our best power efficiency while maintaining ferocious performance that always keeps you at the top of your game. The integrated heatsink disperses heat to maintain speed, power efficiency, and thermal control, preventing downtime from overheating on Playstation 5 and PCs.
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  3. Seagate - Game Drive NVMe 1TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4 x4 with Heatsink for PS5 - Front_Zoom
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    "Now my PS5 is able to store 2TB (or roughly) worth of games! Seagate Game Drives are trustworthy. As for heat, nothing too high thanks to the included heatsink. ...I found this drive was pretty easy to install and it was detected by the PS5 on reboot, I got it formatted and working quickly. "

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    A partnership between PS5 gameplay and SSD storage, the Officially Licensed Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is the optimal drive for gamers. Built to thrive with both the Digital and Standard Editions of PS5 , this SSD features up to 7,300/6,900 MB/s sequential read/write speeds, a custom heatsink, and instantly expands your capacity with 1 TB of space. Plus, it installs with just a screwdriver.
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    "Now my PS5 is able to store 2TB (or roughly) worth of games! Seagate Game Drives are trustworthy. As for heat, nothing too high thanks to the included heatsink. ...I found this drive was pretty easy to install and it was detected by the PS5 on reboot, I got it formatted and working quickly. "

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    Product Description

    A partnership between PS5 gameplay and SSD storage, the Officially Licensed Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is the optimal drive for gamers. Built to thrive with both the Digital and Standard Editions of PS5 , this SSD features up to 7,300/6,900 MB/s sequential read/write speeds, a custom heatsink, and instantly expands your capacity with 1 TB of space. Plus, it installs with just a screwdriver.
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  4. Samsung - 990 EVO SSD 2TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4x4 | Gen 5x2 M.2 2280, Speeds Up to 5,000MB/s - Front_Zoom
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    "Fantastic high speed ssd. Really great for boot drive. I can run computational AI with no issues....One of the best nvme drives...Top tier super fast storage. I have a 1tb as a boot drive, and a 2tb with all my games. Worth the price"

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    Fast speeds. Power efficiency. Temperature control. It’s everything you want in a storage device. It's compatible with the latest PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces, and boasts improved performance compared to 970 EVO Plus.
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    "Fantastic high speed ssd. Really great for boot drive. I can run computational AI with no issues....One of the best nvme drives...Top tier super fast storage. I have a 1tb as a boot drive, and a 2tb with all my games. Worth the price"

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    Product Description

    Fast speeds. Power efficiency. Temperature control. It’s everything you want in a storage device. It's compatible with the latest PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces, and boasts improved performance compared to 970 EVO Plus.
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  5. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 970 EVO Plus 1TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe - Front_Zoom
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    "Fast drive, no problems. Now I have a larger boot drive....This was very nice to have since I have been using only a 256GB SSD for a boot drive, and now that I have more SSD space for games, they can load faster! "

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    Product Description

    Upgrade your computer's performance with this Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD. The 1TB capacity accommodates plenty of files and videos, while read speeds of up to 3500MB/sec. make data transfer easy. This Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD features sequential write speeds of up to 3300MB/sec. for quick file storage.

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    "Fast drive, no problems. Now I have a larger boot drive....This was very nice to have since I have been using only a 256GB SSD for a boot drive, and now that I have more SSD space for games, they can load faster! "

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    Product Description

    Upgrade your computer's performance with this Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD. The 1TB capacity accommodates plenty of files and videos, while read speeds of up to 3500MB/sec. make data transfer easy. This Samsung EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD features sequential write speeds of up to 3300MB/sec. for quick file storage.

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  6. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 980 PRO 1TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe - Front_Zoom
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    "Really nice storage/ boot drive...Fast boot time...Very fast storage drive. Boots much quicker than the slower NVMe that came with my laptop"

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    Upgrade your computing setup with this refurbished Samsung 980 PRO internal SSD. The 1TB capacity provides ample storage space for downloads and installation packages, while the read speed of up to 7000MB/sec. offers swift data access. This Samsung 980 PRO internal SSD has a compact form factor design for compatibility with a wide range of devices.

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    "Really nice storage/ boot drive...Fast boot time...Very fast storage drive. Boots much quicker than the slower NVMe that came with my laptop"

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    Upgrade your computing setup with this refurbished Samsung 980 PRO internal SSD. The 1TB capacity provides ample storage space for downloads and installation packages, while the read speed of up to 7000MB/sec. offers swift data access. This Samsung 980 PRO internal SSD has a compact form factor design for compatibility with a wide range of devices.

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  7. WD - Blue SA510 4TB Internal SSD SATA - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBB8H0040BNC-WRSN
    SKU: 6540751
    Top comment

    "SSD Sata drive transfers fast!...WD Blue SSD Drive."

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    Product Description

    Breathe new life into your PC so you can push your work further and grow your creative potential. Designed specifically for professionals, creatives, freelancers, social influencers, and other passionate content creators and editors, the WD Blue SA510 SATA SSD helps boost your PC’s performance so you can be more productive. The drive is available in 2.5" or M.2 slots and includes Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup and cyber protection software plus a free three-month Dropbox Professional trial. This fast, reliable SSD helps you boot up faster, cut lag times, and speed up edits and file transfers for a sustainable desktop upgrade—no expensive new PC purchase required.
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    "SSD Sata drive transfers fast!...WD Blue SSD Drive."

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    Product Description

    Breathe new life into your PC so you can push your work further and grow your creative potential. Designed specifically for professionals, creatives, freelancers, social influencers, and other passionate content creators and editors, the WD Blue SA510 SATA SSD helps boost your PC’s performance so you can be more productive. The drive is available in 2.5" or M.2 slots and includes Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup and cyber protection software plus a free three-month Dropbox Professional trial. This fast, reliable SSD helps you boot up faster, cut lag times, and speed up edits and file transfers for a sustainable desktop upgrade—no expensive new PC purchase required.
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  8. WD - Blue SA510 2TB Internal SSD SATA - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBB8H0020BNC-WRSN
    SKU: 6540755
    Top comment

    "I upgraded from a 1TB to a 2TB drive. The capacity and speed of the drive are of high quality....Performance: The combination of a solid-state drive (SSD) and a traditional hard drive (HDD) in this SSHD is a game-changer. "

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    Product Description

    Breathe new life into your PC so you can push your work further and grow your creative potential. Designed specifically for professionals, creatives, freelancers, social influencers, and other passionate content creators and editors, the WD Blue SA510 SATA SSD helps boost your PC’s performance so you can be more productive. The drive is available in 2.5" or M.2 slots and includes Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup and cyber protection software plus a free three-month Dropbox Professional trial. This fast, reliable SSD helps you boot up faster, cut lag times, and speed up edits and file transfers for a sustainable desktop upgrade—no expensive new PC purchase required.
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    "I upgraded from a 1TB to a 2TB drive. The capacity and speed of the drive are of high quality....Performance: The combination of a solid-state drive (SSD) and a traditional hard drive (HDD) in this SSHD is a game-changer. "

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    Product Description

    Breathe new life into your PC so you can push your work further and grow your creative potential. Designed specifically for professionals, creatives, freelancers, social influencers, and other passionate content creators and editors, the WD Blue SA510 SATA SSD helps boost your PC’s performance so you can be more productive. The drive is available in 2.5" or M.2 slots and includes Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup and cyber protection software plus a free three-month Dropbox Professional trial. This fast, reliable SSD helps you boot up faster, cut lag times, and speed up edits and file transfers for a sustainable desktop upgrade—no expensive new PC purchase required.
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  9. Crucial - T700 4TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 5x4 NVMe - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT4000T700SSD3
    SKU: 6544910
    Top comment

    "Better than a HDD and easy boot from windows clean install....12g/s as the main drive? Why not...I was in the market for a fast reliable ssd for my main drive and was introduced to this beast couple weeks ago and had to buy one. "

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    Product Description

    Are you ready to feel the rush of extreme performance? The Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD offers speeds of up to 12,400MB/s sequential reads and up to 11,800MB/s sequential writes (up to 1,500K IOPS random reads/writes) for faster gaming, video editing, 3D rendering and heavy workload applications. Built with Micron 232-layer TLC NAND and ready for use with your motherboard’s heatsink, the Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD is optimized for performance, takes full advantage of Microsoft DirectStorage, and is backward compatible with Gen3 and Gen4 motherboards. With SSD speeds nearly 2x faster than Gen4 in your PC, you’ll never look back from the Crucial T700!
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    "Better than a HDD and easy boot from windows clean install....12g/s as the main drive? Why not...I was in the market for a fast reliable ssd for my main drive and was introduced to this beast couple weeks ago and had to buy one. "

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    Product Description

    Are you ready to feel the rush of extreme performance? The Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD offers speeds of up to 12,400MB/s sequential reads and up to 11,800MB/s sequential writes (up to 1,500K IOPS random reads/writes) for faster gaming, video editing, 3D rendering and heavy workload applications. Built with Micron 232-layer TLC NAND and ready for use with your motherboard’s heatsink, the Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD is optimized for performance, takes full advantage of Microsoft DirectStorage, and is backward compatible with Gen3 and Gen4 motherboards. With SSD speeds nearly 2x faster than Gen4 in your PC, you’ll never look back from the Crucial T700!
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  10. Crucial - T700 2TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 5x4 NVMe - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT2000T700SSD3
    SKU: 6544915
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    "One of the fastest nvme drives you can ger currently. Very impressive speed especially when utilizing the gen 5 socket....The ssd card was as fast as advertised. Great drive."

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    Are you ready to feel the rush of extreme performance? The Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD offers speeds of up to 12,400MB/s sequential reads and up to 11,800MB/s sequential writes (up to 1,500K IOPS random reads/writes) for faster gaming, video editing, 3D rendering and heavy workload applications. Built with Micron 232-layer TLC NAND and ready for use with your motherboard’s heatsink, the Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD is optimized for performance, takes full advantage of Microsoft DirectStorage, and is backward compatible with Gen3 and Gen4 motherboards. With SSD speeds nearly 2x faster than Gen4 in your PC, you’ll never look back from the Crucial T700!
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    "One of the fastest nvme drives you can ger currently. Very impressive speed especially when utilizing the gen 5 socket....The ssd card was as fast as advertised. Great drive."

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    Product Description

    Are you ready to feel the rush of extreme performance? The Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD offers speeds of up to 12,400MB/s sequential reads and up to 11,800MB/s sequential writes (up to 1,500K IOPS random reads/writes) for faster gaming, video editing, 3D rendering and heavy workload applications. Built with Micron 232-layer TLC NAND and ready for use with your motherboard’s heatsink, the Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD is optimized for performance, takes full advantage of Microsoft DirectStorage, and is backward compatible with Gen3 and Gen4 motherboards. With SSD speeds nearly 2x faster than Gen4 in your PC, you’ll never look back from the Crucial T700!
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