what kind of ssd do i need for pc?

do i buy a usb ssd? or a usb flash drive?

also does that go into my gpu port? or other port?

thank you in advance

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  • Lv 7
    1 month ago

    there are no less than 3 types of SSDs, along with several subtypes. which one you want will depend on what ports your motherboard has, whether or not you intend on installing your OS on it (PCI-E boards won't work for that currently), and how much you are willing to spend...

    here, some reading:

    https://blogs.umass.edu/Techbytes/2018/02/23/types...

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    External SSD plugs into USB Ports.

    Internal SSD plugs into SATA Port on Mother board  OR   M.2 Slot.  Depending of type of SSD.

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  • 1 month ago

    sata usb is fine.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You haven’t given us enough information for a useful answer and it sounds as though you need to read up more on computer basics before attempting any more work.

    In general most modern PCs have an internal SATA (Serial AT Attachment) interface to connect SSDs or HDDs. For an experienced user it is relatively simple to either swap out or add an SSD.You can use a USB port but only the most modern PCs that have USB C, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 will be fast enough to see much benefit from using an SSD compared to an HDD.

    Initially update your post, explain exactly what you are try to achieve and why, and provide more detail of your setup or take it to a tech.

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  • 1 month ago

    You probably will need to use an adapter like the one shown

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  • Frank
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    There are basically two types of SSD. Standard type that plugs into the normal SATA drive interfaces and the other version plugs directly into the high-speed interfaces designed directly for the SSD on a chip.

    The motherboards that have the interface built-in, are extremely fast and that’s the type that you want. But you have to have the motherboard that does this.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    serial ata port, usb isn't fast enough

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