How To Use SSD – 3 Different Ways

It will be very good to know how to use SSD in different ways. This will not only help you make good use of the drive but also help you do things differently.

We use to say Solid State Drives are things of the future. But now, we have them here so we are in the future. This is when we have to learn how to make very good use of them.

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are not like Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) that have fixed sizes. SSDs do come in different sizes and shapes. It means where an HDD can fit, SSD can. That is why I want to show you some amazing ways you can use them.

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If you are not familiar with the terms SSD and HDD, I have written a couple of articles about them.

Let us look at some of the amazing ways you can use this drive.

Table of Contents

Use SSD as 2nd Drive In your laptop

If your laptop uses a CD-ROM drive, then bravo!! You can make good use of the CD-ROM drive bay by installing your SSD drive there.

Most computer users do not make use of the CD-ROM anymore so being able to convert that space into an additional storage medium, that makes it very useful.


This converter is very easy to get. All you have to do is to fix your 2.5″ SSD inside, remove your CD-ROM and fix it there. It is as simple as that.

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How to use SSD in PCIe slots

The PCIe is a special expansion slot designed in system units to help expand the motherboard further with other peripherals. The PCIe actually stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect express.

Earlier system units came with PCI and PCI-X slots but these our modern systems come with PCIe slots which are more advanced.

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What most people do not know is the fact that you can connect anything in the slot if only you have the right connectors. You can connect anything with the right converters. Same way you can connect Hard Drives there too.

PCIe-converter (1)

What you have in the image above is a Solid State Drive to PCIe converter. The converter helps convert any type of M.2 SSD to PCIe. This comes in handy if all the Hard Disk slots in your system unit are in use.

You can get this for $5 right now on AliExpress.

Use Solid State Drive for external storage

Using a Solid State Drive for external storage is currently the most reliable option. Unlike Hard Disk Drives that can crush with the slightest movement, SSDs will still work after a fall.

They are light weight and demands less power to run so using such a drive for an external means you can fully rely on this to keep your data safe. Depending on which type of Solid State Drive you are using for the external, you can have it very small in size but larger in storage capacity.

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You do not have to convert your mSATA or M.2 to 2.5″ SATA drive before getting your external case. YOu can get an external case for any type of SSD.


If you have followed through the content up to this point, I assume you have actually learned a way to make use of that your Solid State Drive just laying around.

There are so many converters out there that can help you convert your SSD and use them in many different ways. All you have to do is to know what you would like to do with your drive and Google how it is done.

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