Why choose a solid state drive?

Samsung solid state driveThe buzz is really starting with the solid state drives, especially since the prices are coming down. So what exactly is a SSD (Solid State Drive)? Well, it’s basically a big thumb drive.  It’s different from the traditional hard drives that have been used since the dawn of time because it has no moving parts (meaning less points of failure). So why would you want a solid state drive? In one word, performance. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand to sit around and wait for my computer to boot up. Being that I repair computers for a living, I already spend way too much time waiting on the crazy machines.

A solid state drive will drastically improve your boot time. It will also launch your apps faster and have  better all-around performance. It even uses less power so your laptop battery will last longer.  However, solid state drives are still a bit pricey when you look at the per GB price.

If I were to buy a new PC at this very moment, I would defitely spring for the SSD option.  But since a new computer is not on this year’s wish list, I’m going for the upgrade. :)

I’m installing a solid state drive in my laptop (this Samsung solid state to be exact), then I’m using an external hard drive as secondary storage.  This works out well for me because I share files with my family anyways.  So we can all access our shared network drive.

This Samsung solid state drive comes with everything you need to replace your hard drive. Installing it is easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.  Probably the hardest part will be re-installing Windows once you have it in place. Questions? I’d be happy to oblige. Just ask. :)