Boost Your PCs Performance with a SSD

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ssd-256gb-driveSome time ago we said that SSD Solid State Drives are the Wave of the Future. Sure that may be true but no one really knows when that notion will take effect or when SSDs will actually replace hard disk drives (HDD). In the meantime SSDs are primarily used to significantly boost the performance of computers if you have the extra money to spend.

If you have dished out your life savings to build the ultimate super computer rig then you probably have opted for an SSD or two. If you have not then you may have already explored how a SSD can benefit you.

SSDs are not like spinning hard drives where all of the factors come in to play to get the best performance in an HDD. Hard disk drives you have to look at several specs to get the best bang for your buck such as rotational speed, interface type and cache memory which all factor in to let you know what type of performance you should expect. With new SSDs on the market you will primarily only look at the capacity. The current most popular “affordable” sizes for SSDs are 2.5-inch 64gb, 128gb, 256gb and maybe some 512gb configurations. Unfortunately to replace those 1TB hard drives you have in your current PC with enough SSDs to equal that storage capacity will cost you pretty penny.

Did you know that adding a SSD to just about any computer will increase its performance? The biggest gain in performance using an SSD is to use it for your boot disk or store the operating system on it. That is when you really get a boost in performance. To take that a step further you can upgrade the drive controller that will allow even more throughput than standard SATA controller configurations.

No noise, less heat, less power consumed, no moving parts, and high data transfer rates. That’s all of the major advantages that you get in an SSD when compared to an HDD. Sure SSDs are expensive but do you want to pay for a big boost in performance or not?

Example of current price list for SSDs:

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Have you ever experienced the performance gains of an SSD? Have you already made the switch to an SSD. Tell us what configuration you have using an SSD.

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