Solid State Drive Upgrade Part 1
Does a solid-state drive really improve the speed of your system?
If a solid-state drive does not have any moving parts, how does it store data?
A new SSD can speed up your computer in several ways:
- Less power draw, averages 2 – 3 watts, resulting in 30+ minute battery boost.
- Boot times will be significantly reduced.
- Around 20 seconds average boot up time.
- Launching applications will occur almost instantly.
- Saving and opening documents will not lag.
- File copying and duplication speeds will improve.
- Cost: Solid state drives cost more per gigabyte than standard hard dives.
- Capacity: Solid-state drives have smaller capacities than standard hard dives.
- Slower Write Times: The write times for solid state drives are typically slower than standard hard drives. Also, SSDs have limited write-cycle lifetimes.