SSD Buying Guide

Selecting the best SSD is important as it is one of the driving factors that can manipulate the system's speed.  Although the processor is capable of processing millions of data, it still has to rely on storage devices to access those data. So you'll need a good solid-state drive (SSD) to get the most out of your system. If you're unfamiliar with SSDs, we've put together a comprehensive SSD buying guide to assist you in making an informed purchase. An SSD, or solid-state drive, is a storage device that allows you to store and manage data with quicker read and write rates. SSDs are available as both internal and external drives.

How SSD is different from HDD?

An SSD, in contrast to a traditional storage drive or HDD, which contains mechanical components that age with time and are prone to inconsistencies, contains no mechanical (moving) elements. It's a flash storage device, similar to thumb drives or memory cards, that commonly contains NAND flash memory. As a result of the absence of a physical platter and other hardware components, an SSD consumes less power.

Types of SSD available in Nepali Market

Different types of SSDs are available in the market, depending on the use-case scenario. Not to mention a diverse choice of brands, each claiming to offer a competitive advantage. Basically, the buyers will have a choice in between:
  1. SATA
  2. M.2
  3. PCIe
Also, make sure to consider the mentioned factors before making your choice.

Storage Capacity

SSDs are several times more expensive than their HDD counterparts, it is vital to narrow down your alternatives by considering your use-case scenario. You can look into SSDs with a storage capacity of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and many more. More importantly, you may readily find all of these versions in Nepal on the Neo Store.

Flash Memory Used

As previously stated in this post, SSDs rely heavily on NAND flash memory to function and provide quick performance and lifespan. The NAND flash memory is made up of memory cells, which are tiny cells that store data as bits — 0s and 1s. These bits represent the current state and are activated or deactivated by an electric charge. As a result, how data is saved on the drive is determined. Furthermore, flash memory can be categorized as SLC (Single Level Cell), MLC (Multi-Level Cell), or TLC (Triple Level Cell) based on the number of bits held in each cell.

Form Factors

The physical qualities of a device/hardware component, such as weight, dimension, and other comparable attributes, are described by the form factor. When it comes to SSDs, the underlying technology has advanced significantly in terms of performance and form factor over the years. As a result, today's SSDs are divided into four categories- 1. 2.5-inch, 2. M.2, U.2, AIC. Make sure to research all these aspects before jumping into the decision. However, if you need some assistance feel free to contact one of our representatives.

SSD in Nepal

Are you searching for the perfect place to buy SSD in Nepal? Are you planning to add external or internal storage to your laptop or PC? Wondering about exploring SSD, matching your requirement? If these are your pain point, Neo Store in NEPAL can be a perfect hub. The store offers a wide range of SSD with respect to brands, technology, capability, and features. Also, the SSD you are purchasing from our store comes with a warranty. Additionally, we provide additional features too, however, the features are dependent upon the brands you choose.

Price of SSD in Nepal

The price of SSD is diverse in Nepal. Particularly, the price range of SSD in Nepal stands between Rs. 3,500- Rs. 45,000. However, the price is totally dependent on factors like brand, capacity, features, and specification. Apart from that, you can also get an overview of SSD prices in Nepal at Neo Store. As of 2021, the store has the SSD of Hikvision which has a price range of Rs. 3,290.00 – Rs. 39,750.  For more details, check out the table below:
SSD Price
Hikvision E100 m.2 SATA Rs. 3,540.00 – Rs. 20,560 (Depending upon the capacity)
Hikvision E100 Consumer Class 2.5” SATA Rs. 3,465.00 – Rs. 20,315 (Depending upon the capacity)
Hikvision C100 Consumer Class 2.5 Rs. 3,290 – Rs. 39,750 (Depending upon the capacity)