Really dumb SSD question here, but I really have no idea what I am talking about so forgive me.
I’m looking at getting a 500gb-ish SSD for my PC, and tossing up between the Crucial M500 or the Samsung Evo Pro (leaning toward the Crucial as it appears to be on par performance wise, but a fair amount cheaper).
I just want to be 100% sure that I will be able to install these in a regular desktop PC, Sata 2/3 connection, and not only in a laptop. I know this sounds silly, but they all seem so be laptop sized, and many of the reviews I have read talking about using them in a laptop. Can I install these in a regular PC as well?
Yes, you can install a 2.5" SSD in a desktop. I have 2 in mine...a Kingston 128GB and a Sandisk 128GB.
Some of them (my Kingston Hyper X) come with an adapter plate to mount in a regular 3.5" drive space.
Some cases (my Antec One) have dedicated 2.5" mount spaces.
It will work.
You can buy a 2.5->3.5 adapter plate if necessary. Or just attach it via Velcro or whatever.
In one of my other PC's, I have a 2.5" drive suspended via wire ties. Has been that way for a year+ in daily use.