10/09/2014

STORAGE WARS!

Whilst in the last decade most forms of technology have changed dramatically in size, TV’s getting bigger, mobile phones getting smaller (then bigger again!) and so on, one crucial piece of technology has stayed pretty much the same physical size – the Hard Drive. That is, until now. In fact, it has now been completely reinvented as a Solid State Drive (SSD) rather than a Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

So What’s The Difference?

They do much the same job functionally – saves your data while the system is off, booting your system etc – but an SSD does it faster… A lot faster.

The size is probably the most obvious difference, an SSD is about an eighth of the size of the traditional Hard Drive (pretty amazing!).

It’s a lot faster

An SSD has no moving parts. Whilst it’s predecessor contained a (fragile) spinning disk, an SSD consists of interconnected flash memory chips and no moving parts (not fragile!)

More reliable long term.

It consumes less power, and doesn’t emit any heat.

Did we mention that it’s faster? It can change a PC from taking 1 minute, to turn on, to just 15 seconds!

Programs that took 30 seconds to open now open in 5 seconds. On one of our machines, Outlook now opens in 2 seconds, an old laptop now feels new! All from just changing the hard drive. Costs for an SSD or mSSD are from £60 upwards depending on size. Why not call or email us for a quote.

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