Although tabs and smartphones are essential tools in our daily lives; the personal computer (-Windows or Mac), used by a big portion of the population, is still part of the electronic life of most of the people.
Indeed, computers allow what other devices cannot. Their microprocessors are more powerful, their hard drives much larger, and their operating systems can install the most essential programs and software …
The ability to perform physical upgrades is one of the most popular benefits of a computr, either desktop or laptop. And among the most popular upgrades are adding more memory (RAM) and changing hard drive for more storage space.
Replacing the traditional hard drive by a SSD hard drive is another possible improvement; it has become very popular among computer users. Accessing files on a SSD is approximately 10x faster than on a traditional hard drive.
As well, starting an operating system, Windows or Mac OS, is done in seconds. Added to that, since SSDs use less energy, they are an asset for laptops battery life. Note also that SSDs are more solid than traditional hard drives (HDD); they have a longer lifespan and have far fewer materials and operation problems.
From Wikipedia: “A solid-state drive (SSD, also known as a solid-state disk) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently.
SSDs have no moving mechanical components. This distinguishes them from traditional electromechanical magnetic disks such as hard disk drives (HDDs) or floppy disks, which contain spinning disks and movable read/write heads.
Compared with electromechanical disks, SSDs are typically more resistant to physical shock, run silently, have lower access time, and lower latency. However, while the price of SSDs has continued to decline over time, consumer-grade SSDs are (as of 2016) still roughly four times more expensive per unit of storage than consumer-grade HDDs.”
For those who need more storage space, we will opt for an external storage or a combination SSD / Classic Drive, where you will put the operating system and software on the SSD and rest of the files on the classic disc. Implementing two hard drives inside laptops is also possible for several models. If your computer needs to be repaired and your hard drive stops working, it might be time to upgrade to an SSD which will give you much more benefit than your current hard drive.
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