What is a SDD?
SSD stands for Solid State Drive – it does not have any moving parts and store your data in memory chips
Why use a SSD?
SSD’s gives a faster read, write speed and access time than a conventional hard drive
Good quality and affordable
Use less power, makes no noise
Less susceptible to vibration than conventional drives
Works at lower temperatures
Windows and programs on a separate drive from data – the one does not slow down the other
Give an old PC new live – boot up faster, programs open faster and PC overall more responsive
Overcome the bottleneck of the slower speed of a conventional hard drive that tend to get slower over time
A new PC not immediately needed
Can also be upgraded
Unfortunately more expensive as a bigger size SSD needed for Windows, Programs and Data on one SSD drive
256 GB or bigger
Recommendation for PC’s
128GB SSD for Windows and programs
Data on conventional hard drive
Expensive compared to conventional drive sizes – 128GB SSD cost about the same as a 1TB conventional drive
SSD used for speed – not to store large amounts of data
Comments from users
The SSD drive has made a big difference to the speed of my PC as it boots faster, switches between programmes without any delay and I am very satisfied with it.
How is your experience with a SSD?
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