Does it take too long to start up or shut down? Are you one of those people that goes off and makes coffee before the machine has even booted up? If yes, then you should really think about upgrading your laptop/desktop with a SSD!
An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. SSDs actually aren’t hard drives at all, in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. Instead, an SSD has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media.
This arrangement has many advantages. Data transfer to and from solid-state drives is much faster than electromechanical disk drives. Seek time and latency are also substantially reduced. Users typically enjoy much faster boot times as well. In general, SSDs are also more durable and much quieter, with no moving parts to break or spin up or down. SSDs do, however, have slower write times and a set life expectancy, as there is a finite number of erase/write cycles before performance becomes erratic.
Development and adoption of SSDs has been driven by a rapidly expanding need for higher input/output performance. High performance laptops, desktops or any application that needs to deliver information in real-time or near real-time can benefit from SSDs. Historically, SSDs have been much more expensive than conventional hard drives. Due to improvements in manufacturing technology and expanded chip capacity, however, prices have dropped, leading both consumers and enterprise-level customers to re-evaluate SSDs as viable alternatives to conventional storage.
Here in the office we have upgraded two of our computers with SSD’s and both machines have improved considerably. Even if your machine is a few years old, adding an SSD could make such a difference that it would be faster than many new machines with a higher spec and a lot higher price tag.
For more info or just to get a quote, contact us here in the office.
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Lee is the newest member of the Bridge PC Repair Team. He is our Chief Technician and Support Manager, specialising in Computer Repairs and Networking Solutions for Businesses.
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