Are you tired of waiting for your computer to keep up with you? Solid state drives (SSDs) deliver dramatic and a very noticeable performance increases compared to mechanical hard drives. Below are 7 reasons you should consider replacing your current hard drive with an SSD or buy one with your next computer purchase. Since computers are used to accomplish a wide variety of personal and professional tasks, the increased speed and efficiency of an SSD means that you’ll have the ability to get more done in less time. Ask anyone who uses one!
Compared to a hard drive, SSDs offer:
1) Faster Bootup and Software Performance
Imagine clicking on a program and having it load immediately. That’s the power of an SSD. SSDs also will enable your system to boot almost immediately. Since SSDs don’t have to mechanically find your data on a moving disk, they help your system achieve almost instant performance. Everything loads faster.
2) Uses Less Battery Power
Since SSDs are non-mechanical and don’t have moving parts so they require far less energy to operate. As a result, your laptop’s battery charge will last much longer and this will also extend the battery life as well.
3) Computer Runs Cooler
SSDs access data like flash memory rather than on a spinning hard drive platter. Less power means they can run at lower and more consistent operating temperatures.
4) Less Chance of Damage if dropped
Lost data can be your worse nightmare. SSDs are practically immune to getting damage from a laptop fall and are more damage-resistant than a standard type Hard Drive, especially from a fall.
5) Very Quiet / No noise
Standard type hard drives are full of moving parts like noisy spinning platters and moving heads. SSDs have no moving parts. The non-mechanical storage is entirely on silicon, chips, which do not make noise. In addition your system fan doesn’t have to work as hard to keep things cool, so less noise there as well.
6) Faster Maintenance
Faster Windows updates, backups, antivirus scans, data transfers, etc. SSDs enables you to get back to work as fast as possible instead of waiting around for computer maintenance tasks to complete.
7) No Need to De-fragment
Fragmentation of data on a standard hard drive has been a problem going back decades. With SSDs you never have to run a de-fragmentation utility to make it perform better because data is stored in a totally different way.
Advantages of Standard Hard Drives
If you need a huge amount of storage space, you still probably should go with a standard type mechanical hard drive which may only cost a few cents per GB compared compared to SSDs which are more expensive per GB. Companies or individuals with very large files such as video, graphics artists, designers, etc. may want to continue using these. Standard hard drives are great for lots of cheap archival space, however you can get the best of both worlds by going for an SSD as a boot drive and a larger standard hard drive for archive storage.
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