Best Internal SSD in India

Last Updated on March 9, 2020

Ever wondered why MacBooks boot so quickly when compared to Windows laptops? Thought it was some voodoo Apple software magic? Well, no. It was only due to Apple using a solid-state drive in their MacBooks.

Solid-state drives are faster and more efficient than the regular old hard drives. The processor of the computer is able to access information more quickly in SSDs than in HDDs.

If you just want our favourite picks for internal SSDs in India, here is the list:

Best Internal SSD in India

Western Digital WD Green 240 GB 2.5 inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (WDS240G2G0A)
Product
Western Digital WD Green
Size
240 GB
Price
₹ 2,612
Western Digital WD Green 240 GB 2.5 inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (WDS240G2G0A)
Product
Western Digital WD Green
Size
240 GB
Price
₹ 2,612

SSDs vs HDDs

Solid State DriveHard Disk Drive
Moving PartsNoneMany
CostExpensiveCheaper
EnergyUses less energyUses more energy
Boot timeLess than 10 secondsMore than 10 seconds
DurabilityMoreLess
SpeedMoreLess

What are the different types of SSDs?

1. SATA (2.5 inches)

This is the most popular type of internal SSDs used across the world. These are the same shape and size as SATA hard drives and connect through the same SATA cables as hard drives.

2. M.2 SSDs

These are sometimes used in laptops because they are shaped like RAM sticks. They are designed for low space usage and usually are in ultrabooks and tablets.

The change is because the memory chips are tightly packed when compared to the above version.

What size of SSD do I need?

That is totally dependent on you. With the advent of cloud storage, most people don’t need any storage above 250 GB. All our media like music, movies and TV shows have shifted to the cloud thanks to streaming services like Spotify, Netflix, and Hotstar.

Think about what you will use your laptop for. Will you use it primarily for work? Then you definitely do not need more than 240 GB. Are you a photographer or a video editor? Then even a 1 TB might be too low for you.

In that case, it’s better to go for a 500 GB SSD and pair it with an external HDD for the best bang for your buck.

What budget do I need to buy an SSD?

The cost of SSDs depend primarily on the size. They come in sizes from 120 GB to 4 TB. Usually a 240 GB SSD will cost you around Rs. 2,500. A 1 TB SSD may go for Rs. 10,000.

A good combo is to go with a 500 GB one with an external HDD to save on cost.

List of the Best Internal SSD in India

1. Western Digital WD Green 2.5 inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive

  • Size – 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, 1 TB
  • Warranty – 3 years
  • Format – SATA
  • Read/write speed – 545 MB/s

The most popular and best-selling internal hard drive on Amazon in India for laptops, the WD Green is an easy pick for most people. It has a 3-year warranty with good service coverage across India.

The laptop will boot quickly after you install it. It is stable, does not make any noise and is available at a great price. We recommend this for most users.

2. Crucial BX500 3D NAND SATA 2.5-inch SSD (CT240BX500SSD1)

  • Size – 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB
  • Warranty – 3 years
  • Format – SATA
  • Read/write speed – 540 MB/s

The Crucial BX500 is a good alternative to the above WD green hard drive. It has a 3-year warranty. It is a SATA drive with a read speed of 540 MB per second.

It has a built-in NAND feature where if your laptop shuts suddenly, the hard drive saves your data automatically. It is compact, lightweight and solid. It is also very reasonably priced. You can get this on sale for around Rs. 2000 for a 240 GB version which we think is very good value.

3. Western Digital WD Blue 250 GB M.2 2280 SATA Internal Solid State Drive

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WD Blue 250GB M.2 Internal Solid State Drive (WDS250G2B0B)
Size - 240 GB
Warranty - 3 years
Dimensions - 10 x 0.7 x 7 cm
Weight - 59 g
  • Size – 250 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
  • Warranty – 5 years
  • Format – SATA
  • Read/write speed – 560MB/s

For people with ultrabooks and other slim laptops, we think the WD Blue M.2 2280 is the perfect fit. It has a 5-year warranty and has a fast read/write speed.

It has better endurance, read/write speed and is more sturdy than some of the other M.2 hard drives.

4. Western Digital WD Green 240 GB M.2 2280 SATA Internal Solid State Drive (WDS240G2G0B)

  • Size – 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB
  • Warranty – 3 years
  • Format – SATA
  • Read/write speed – 545 MB/s

Though cheaper than the WD Blue version, this is a good alternative if you wanna save some money. The trade-offs are a shorter warranty period and slower read/write speed.

The main positive about this version is that it consumes very little power and hence the name, Green. It is great for most people if you are not too particular about read and write speeds.

5. Kingston SSDNow A400 Internal Solid State Drive (SA400S37/120GIN)

  • Size – 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, 960 GB
  • Warranty – 3 years
  • Format – SATA
  • Read/write speed – 500MB/s

If you want the cheapest possible SSD without caring about how fast it is when compared to other SSDs, this Kingston SSD is the choice for you. Don’t worry, it will definitely be faster than any HDD

It has a 3-year warranty with a read speed of 500 MB per second.

How to Insert an SSD in a laptop?

It is quite easy. All you need is a screwdriver. Here are a few videos explaining how to insert SSDs in laptops for both types. Remember, each laptop has a different way of opening, so just search your laptop name on YouTube and add SSD install and you’ll find a video for it.

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