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SDSSDA-240G-G25 240GB

The SanDisk SDSSDA-240G-G25 240GB is a 2.5" 240GB Hard Disk Drive.

It uses the SATA 6Gb/s interface.

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SanDisk SDSSDA-240G-G25 240GB

Drive TypeHard Disk DriveThis defines whether the drive is a large-capacity slower hard disk drive, a smaller-capacity but much faster solid-state drive, or a hybrid
Physical Size2.5"The size of the drive dictates which drive bays it will fit into - generally a small drive will fit into any bigger drive bay with an adapter
Capacity240GBThe drive storage capacity is the limit to the size of files that can be stored
Release Date01 Mar 2015 The later the release, the more likely manufacturer support will still be around
Read Speed520MB/sThe read speed is how fast the drive can read from data stored on it
Write Speed350MB/sThe write speed is how fast the drive can store data
Drive InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sThe interface is the type of motherboard connection and defines the bandwidth limit of the drive

SDSSDA-240G-G25 240GB compatibility review

The SanDisk SDSSDA-240G-G25 240GB is a hard disk drive, which means it stores data using quickly rotating disks, or platters, that can be read and written on via the moving actuator arm. Hard disk drives generally have a large storage capacity, and so are perfect for large amounts of data. The potential performance is well below that of solid-state drives, but they can definitely still hold their own. The SanDisk SDSSDA-240G-G25 240GB in particular is a top of the range hard disk drive so should be more than enough to complete a PC build as a primary storage device.

At a speed of 0 RPM, the hard disk drive spins at a very slow speed. This speed should be avoided entirely unless used as a dedicated storage system, as the resulting performance would be infuriatingly slow.

With a capacity of 240GB, the SanDisk SDSSDA-240G-G25 240GB has a tiny amount of storage space for an hard disk drive. Using the SATA 3.0 6Gb/s interface this hard disk drive will never be limited by its connection with the motherboard. In fact, mechanical hard disk drives cannot even reach the bandwidth capacity allowed by SATA 2.0 3Gb/s, so it would not matter even if it were plugged into a SATA 2.0 motherboard slot.

A form factor size of 2.5" is standard for laptop drives and solid-state drives, and this will fit into any 2.5" drive bay. These drive bays are not yet ubiquitous, but it will also fit into a standard 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay with the appropriate adapter.

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