Laptops are the most popular type of personal computer and it’s not hard to see why. It’s one simple, portable package that does the job for most people. Moreover, due to covid 19 restrictions, study, work and many other activities have been done remotely using laptops and PCs; hence, the need for laptops has surged currently. However, you might have old laptops that are a few years old but is slow and lagging. Don’t you worry, we got a perfect solution for this, the SSD (Solid State Drive). SSD(s) provides a new life to your Laptops and Desktops and also, save a large sum of money required.
In this blog, we will take you through the process to breathe back the old laptops.
First of all, let’s discuss what defines how well a laptop/desktop functions:
- Processor — It dictates the processing and computations speed.
- Hard drive — Reading, Writing and Storage of data
- RAM — Stores the Cache, the most recent activities in temporary memory.
- HDD — Hard disk drive stores the operating system and other data permanently.
and other factors like motherboard, bus speed etc does matter too.
If you seek help from hardware guys, they are likely to recommend you to add up your RAM, to 4 GB or 8 Gb or 12 GB, and so on. but still, there is a high probability that your laptop/PC still runs slow. To make you clear, the main culprit here is the Hard Disk Drive (HDD). It being an electromechanical device wears with time and the read/write speed decreases, the sectors get damaged. As a result, the boot time (your laptop starting time), and the response time increases for every action.
With advancements in technology, we now have Solid State Drive (SSD) — These are made of semiconductors similar to pen drives and have no moving parts like an HDD does, so it’s quieter and lasts longer. However, the main significance here is the speed. As, SSDs use nonvolatile storage media, that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory, file copy/write speeds are quite fast.
So here is what I propose — Replace your 500 Gb / 1 Tb HDD with a 128 GB SSD or 256 GB SSD as the primary disk. Making it a primary disk (Local Disk C – where mainly the operating system and software are installed) will significantly decrease the boot time, read and write time. Hence, the laptop gets faster. furthermore, if you need large disk space you can fit the HDD in the CD ROM space or buy an external casing and use the HDD as an external hard drive. If you are using a desktop, you can add the HDD as a secondary drive.
Why do you need to add SSD to your Laptops and Desktops?
The biggest complaint most people have with their computer is that it’s too slow. This is especially the case if you’ve had it a few years and the hard drive is getting filled up. SSDs can give you a significant speed boost in a number of ways. Boot time using solid-state drive averages about 10-13 seconds as compared to 30-40 seconds for a hard drive. Because SSDs use nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory, file copy/write speeds are faster as well. Another speed benefit is on file opening time, which is typically 30% faster on SSD as compared to HDD.
Less Power Usage
Your laptop’s battery life will be better with SSD because they consume less power than mechanical hard drives. This means when you’re travelling, you’ll have more time before needing to find that one open power outlet.
Quieter and Cooler
Have you ever heard your computer “thinking?” That sound of the hard drive whirring around won’t be there with an SSD. No moving parts mean zero noise. They also dissipate less heat than HDD, and heat can negatively impact computer performance, so less heat is good.
Resistant to Voltage Fluctuations
SSDs have a built-in power failure circuitry to back up data in the event of voltage drops. Their ability to monitor and adjust for voltage fluctuations means that the document you just spent two hours on will be saved intact when you might end up losing some of it if you’re on a hard drive and experience a drop in voltage.
Now let’s talk about the two available types of SSDs
- NVME M.2
NVME M.2 (128 GB/ 256 GB / 512GB / 1 TB)
- Typically used in modern laptops
- Faster than SATA SSDs
- Small in size.
SATA (128 GB/ 256 GB / 512GB / 1 TB)
- Typically used in old laptops and desktops.
- Faster than HDD, slower than NVME M.2
- Smaller than HDD, bigger than NVME M.2
So, for easy inspection, maintenance and upgrade of your Laptops and Desktops, please visit Golden Duck Store.