What is an SSD?

Do you know what an SSD is? Discover what SSDs do, the difference between HDDs and SSDs, and what's better for performance with Crucial

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How are SSDs Made?

Micron SSDs are manufactured completely in-house for higher quality. Find out more about how solid state drives are made from silicon to the finished product.

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PCIe®—A Faster Interface

The PCIe interface has been paired with the NVMe protocol to enhance the speed of SSDs. Find out more about how Crucial is using this interface to increase SSD speed.

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Active Garbage Collection

Active Garbage Collection is used with Trim to clean up SSDs. Learn more with Crucial about garbage collection and why it's important for SSD maintenance.

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Learn about the latest generation of SSDs, the PCIe 5.0 SSDs. Discover lightning-fast speeds for peak-performance gamers, creators, and professionals.

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Should You Defrag an SSD?

There are many questions around whether to defrag an SSD. Head to Crucial for expert advice on solid state drives and whether defragmentation is necessary.

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