Traditionally, desktop computer storage was limited to a hard disk drive (HDD). A hard disk drive’s job is to store the operating system files, including your personal data. HDDs have many mechanical parts, with data that is inscribed onto the magnetic coating of the disk. Up until recently, consumers had very little choice in regards to the kind of storage they could get when purchasing a laptop or desktop.
Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) are the newest option for both laptop and desktop users. SSDs store data on flash memory chips that retain the data even when there’s no power present. SSDs have been known to be pricey, but throughout the years they have become more affordable. SSDs are shock resistant, unlike HDDs, and do not have moving mechanical parts. Solid state drives are virtually silent and use less power, making them run much cooler than a hard drive disk. Using an SSD in a laptop can actually increase reliability and battery life. A PC or Mac with an SSD boosts up to 100 times faster than a hard disk drive! It also launches apps faster, and the computer has faster overall performance. Upgrading to an SSD can enhance an old computer’s performance, and is significantly cheaper than buying a new computer. Because it can be extremely difficult to recover data from a failed SSD, backing up your data often is strongly recommended.
If you are interested in making your computer faster, more reliable, more durable, and quieter, contact one of our expert technicians today! Computer Experts is one of the oldest locally owned onsite and residential IT service providers in Brevard County. Established in 1990, Computer Experts provides its customers with a total solution for all their IT needs with just one call. Visit Computer Experts at 1500 Palm Bay Rd., Palm Bay FL or call today at 321-726-5977. We are “Full-time IT without the full-time price!”