Why Should I Upgrade to a Solid State Drive (SSD)?

Posted by Brainwave Computers on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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The verdict is in. There is no excuse not to upgrade to a Solid State Drive (SSD). There was a time when they were more expensive and less available. Those days are long-gone. All the advantages of upgrading come from the fact that an SSD has no moving parts. There are several moving parts on a hard disk drive. For example, information is stored on a disc (just like a record player) and required a reading head (like the needle on a phonograph) to read and information. We will be using the record player analogy quite a bit to compare the two types of drives.

SSD Upgrades Are Faster (Way Faster)

Traditional hard drives fragment data and a single file can be in multiple places. This requires the drive to spin like a record and the “needle” to pick up pieces of data and then reassemble them together. The data can be closer to the center or further towards the edge. The needle has to go back and forth several times before a single file can be collected. Because there are no moving parts on an SSD, data can be stored anywhere at once–it’s not locked into a physical location on a disk. Files do not need to be fragmented and you don’t have to wait for them to be found–let alone reassembled. End result? Speed. 

SSD Upgrades Are More Durable

Again, without moving parts, SSD’s do not have any mechanical parts to break. Hard drives are so sensitive to shaking and moving that they are designed with “parking brakes”. These lock the drive when the system is shut off, but what if your drive is running? 

No More Waiting for your PC to Boot Up

Seriously. For this reason, alone you will love your new SSD drive. Watch some demos in the video below comparing the start-up boot speeds SSDs vs HDDs. Not only does you computer boot up faster, but also you application load with ease. 

What About Pricing? 

Pricing is pretty compatible now. Especially if you take advantage of Brainwave Computers SSD upgrade special. You can get an 180gb SSD that includes moving your operating system and transferring data for only $199.  Call us for details 503-806-0027. 

Don’t just take our word for it check out this video demonstration below or the following articles from trusted tech magazines. 

Useful articles:

PC Magazine: SSD vs. HDD: What’s the Difference?

Digital Trends: The battle between SSD and HDD is over, and the winner is clear

Storage Review: SSD vs HDD