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The Computer and Laptop Repair Specialists based in Stokesley

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01642 712393

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Stokesley Business Park, North Yorkshire

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SSD VS HDD

HOW AN UPGRADE COULD IMPROVE YOUR PC OR LAPTOP

If you’re looking for a way to improve the speed and performance of your machine, an SSD upgrade may be for you. 

Older conventional Hard Drives work like a record player. They contain a circular disc that stores your data. The disc spins, allowing the read-write arm to read data on the disc as it passes.

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The faster the platter spins, the harder the hard drive works, which can affect how quickly your system responds, and it’s because of this spinning that we often hear the ‘clunk’ of death – when a conventional HDD reaches the end of it’s life.

The technology for a solid state drive – or SSD – has existed for a while, and as you’d expect from the name, it has no moving parts. This means they’re generally more robust, and makes them an ideal choice – especially for laptops, which may be more inclined to be moved and bumped about.  

Because they use electrical circuitry and have no physical moving parts, SSDs are known for running at a faster pace; with shorter wait times when you’re starting up and fewer delays when opening apps or doing heavy computing tasks.

 

Is SSD really worth it?

In short, yes. In the past, we would have looked to upgrade RAM or offer a more powerful processor, but an upgrade to an SSD can make as much difference to a laptop or desktop, especially during boot up. Of course, if you’re upgrading from an old computer that takes more than a minute to start up, simply having a new computer with a fresh and modern hard drive will make it feel much faster.

 

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