The benefits of solid state drives

Say goodbye to your old mechanical hard drive.

With solid state technology, you probably won’t need it anymore. Designed to replace traditional hard drives, solid state drives (SSDs) use flash memory¬†chips to deliver vastly superior performance and durability. Since there are lots of small, moving parts inside your hard drive (such as magnetic heads, spindles and spinning platters) it’s easier for things to go wrong (translation: you could lose your important data).

If you’re looking to keep your data safe and improve the performance of your system, here are five reasons why you will want to consider an SSD.

  1. Durability

    With traditional hard drives, the continuous motion generated by small moving parts creates heat, which is a leading factor in hard drive failure. Because SSDs don’t have moving parts, they’re more reliable and more vibration/shock-resistant than traditional hard drives. They’re also more resistant to common drops, accidents, and wear and tear since they don’t have the small, susceptible parts of traditional hard drives. If you happened to drop your laptop and it had an SSD installed, your screen would probably break before the SSD. That’s SSD durability.

  2. Speed

    With no moving parts to slow your computer down, SSDs aren’t just faster; they’re ready to go when you are. SSDs offer near instant-load performance, meaning faster boot times, faster application loading times, and better system responsiveness when you need it.

  3. Ergonomics

    Since SSDs weigh less than hard drives, they’re more mobile-friendly and they help make your laptop easier to carry. With lightweight components and solid construction, SSDs are better suited for the rigors of constant travel.

  4. Efficiency

    Since SSDs have no moving parts, they require less power to operate, and generate minimal heat, which means you’ll get longer battery life. They’re quieter, too.

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