Looking to speed up your PC? A solid state drive can be the boost a system needs to get things moving.
This guide looks at the best SSDs under $100.
Most of these drives offer around 250GB of storage (or thereabouts), while that’s not a huge amount it’s pretty good for a budget gaming PC, and gives you room for quite a few games, plus your operating system.
Yes, you might need to be a little more economical in what you install, but it should be plenty of storage until you can afford to buy a bigger SSD, or until you save up for a 1TB traditional mechanical hard disk.
Using a combination of an SSD and a hard drive is common practice, with plenty of gamers out there using the SSD as their main boot disk and a 1TB drive as their main data disk.
A terabyte offers a lot of space for games and all sorts of other programs, but the real speed boost comes when you install your operating system on an SSD.
If you’ve only ever used a traditional mechanical drive, and this is your first solid state drive, prepare to be amazed – you should see boot times for Windows slashed dramatically, from a matter of minutes to a matter of seconds.
Take a look below at the best SSDs under $100.
Remember: check back regularly for prices as they can go up or down each day.
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Time to build
If you’ve never built a gaming PC before and are looking to get into PC hardware, but are unsure where to start, I’ve pulled together a comprehensive step-by-step guide on building your own gaming PC, and a series of short and simple to follow videos.
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