8 Advantages of Upgrading to SSD Now – Part 1
February 3, 2017
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February 9, 2017

As previously discussed in Part 1, perhaps the easiest way to boost the performance of an HDD computer is upgrading it to a solid state drive (SSD). This modest investment will provide advantages that will transform your business computers from being sluggish to being the best they can be. Consult with an experienced IT support expert and find out how you can increase the productivity of your staff overnight.  Part 2 will cover the second 4 of 8 advantages of upgrading to SSD.

Ratio of Price/Performance

In terms of dollar per GB, SSDs are more costly than HDDs. An SSD of the same capacity may be twice the cost of an HDD, and this may be a consideration for a small company. However, the great majority of users who upgrade to SSD testify to the significant improvement in both speed and performance, which may justify the costs of upgrading for your business. Lag time is dramatically shortened, and responsiveness is improved remarkably after upgrading from HDD to SSD.

Reliability Improvement

When first introduced, a typical SSD was observed to have a limited number of reads and writes, shortening its service life. Fortunately, SSD technology has improved, resulting in better reliability and a longer lifespan. Lacking vulnerable moving parts, SSDs have much greater reliability and durability than HDDs, which may suffer catastrophic hard drive head crashes from impact or vibration.

Smartphone Technology

As you know, smart phones or tablets are usually quite fast in becoming functional after being turned on. Quick boot ups are due to the solid state memory utilized by these devices. Upgrading your computer’s HDD to SSD will yield the same desired results in terms of speed and performance.

As previously discussed in Part 1, perhaps the easiest way to boost the performance of an HDD computer is upgrading it to a solid state drive (SSD)  This modest investment will provide advantages that will transform your business computers from being sluggish to being the best they can be. Consult with an experienced IT support expert and find out how you can increase the productivity of your staff overnight.  Part 2 will cover the second 4 of 8 advantages of upgrading to SSD.

Ratio of Price/Performance

In terms of dollar per GB, SSDs are more costly than HDDs. An SSD of the same capacity may be twice the cost of an HDD, and this may be a consideration for a small company. However, the great majority of users who upgrade to SSD testify to the significant improvement in both speed and performance, which may justify the costs of upgrading for your business. Lag time is dramatically shortened, and responsiveness is improved remarkably after upgrading from HDD to SSD.

Reliability Improvement

When first introduced, a typical SSD was observed to have a limited number of reads and writes, shortening its service life. Fortunately, SSD technology has improved, resulting in better reliability and a longer lifespan. Lacking vulnerable moving parts, SSDs have much greater reliability and durability than HDDs, which may suffer catastrophic hard drive head crashes from impact or vibration.

Smartphone Technology

As you know, smart phones or tablets are usually quite fast in becoming functional after being turned on. Quick boot ups are due to the solid state memory utilized by these devices. Upgrading your computer’s HDD to SSD will yield the same desired results in terms of speed and performance.

SSD Technology Evolution

The competition for the SSD market has decreased prices and increased capacity for products, benefitting consumers immensely. In the past, costly SSDs forced consumers to compromise. The OS would be stored on a very small capacity SSD, while data was stored in a large capacity HDD. Fortunately, there are now affordable 500GB to 1TB SSDs, and this compromise is no longer necessary.

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