Technology is rapidly changing and has always been as time moves on but it doesn’t necessarily mean that one needs to toss their old computer and buy a new one but just one or two minor upgrades can shed your wait times dramatically.
Regular hard drive technology hasn’t changed much within the past 5 years but what can make that older system seem snappy again is the SSD which is short for a Solid State Drive. SSDs have no moving parts whereas regular hard drives have platters that rotate with which the heads move back and forth to read and write to the drive itself which is not the most efficient technology. It is still a bottleneck in today’s fastest computers and SSDs can alleviate this bottleneck.
So why does an SSD improve our system?
As previously stated, there are no moving parts to cause any inefficiencies. Think of your USB thumb drive, it can both read and write at fast speed and contains no moving parts. With an SSD, think of it as a scaled version of your USB thumb drive but with extremely fast lanes attaching to it. Reading and writing is accomplished at a much higher speed compared to your older hard drive.
What’s the requirements of installing an SSD?
The only thing one needs for an SSD is connector port called SATA. Most computers (laptops included) within the last seven years have a SATA port. Our minimum recommendation is using it on atleast a SATA II port as we can take advantage of the increased performance of the drive.
What is our ideal setup?
In a laptop it is a different story as we normally have one slot to work with. Here we do not have much of a choice but to install everything on the SSD and maybe reuse the hard drive as an external drive to store or to backup your files to.
In a desktop computer environment, we’re not limited to the possibilities we can handle but ideally it would be the OS and applications on the SSD and keep regular hard drives as storage and for backup purposes.
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