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Why SSD?

Many of our clients ask us why we always quote for Laptops and PCs that have SSD storage as opposed to the original HDD storage. The initial assumption may be that we have made a mistake and that we are unnecessarily quoting products that are more expensive – however, we assure you that this is most definitely not the case.

The standard HDD (hard disk drive) has been the predominant storage device for computers (both desktops and laptops) for a long time. The main draw is the high storage capacity and low cost.

However, we advise our clients to look into the long term benefits when investing into IT equipment. What might seem to be more expensive today, will in the long run, provide you with an overall enhanced experience of your laptop or PC.

The SSD (solid-state drive) is a storage solution that is slowly replacing the majority of hard disk drives.  For most computer users, we recommend using an SSD as the primary drive for your operating system, as well as the programs you access most frequently.

Below are some of the benefits that the SSD option provides and thus subsequently saving both us here at Geek-Guru and you the end-user, time and hassle:

  • It’s faster (much faster!!) – An SSD has access speeds of 35 to 100 microseconds, which is nearly 100 times faster. This faster access speed means programs can run more quickly, which is very significant, especially for programs that access large amounts of data often like your operating system.
  • It’s more reliable – The SSD has no moving parts. It uses flash memory to store data, which provides better performance and reliability over an HDD.
  • It’s greener – The SSD uses less power than a standard HDD, which means a lower energy bill over time and for laptops, an increase in battery life.
  • It’s quieter – With no moving parts, SSD generates no noise
  • It’s smaller – SSD is available in 2.5″, 1.8″, and 1.0″, increasing the available space available in a computer, especially a desktop or server.
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