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Uses of an SSD card

Recently, more and more SSD cards (Solid State Drives) are being used as a storage device in new or used desktops and laptops. In our opinion, a more than logical choice. After reading this article you will understand why. You can also check Kingston RAM updates for your computer.

WHAT IS AN SSD AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

As we all know that an SSD is a storage device for your computer. It is a new form of data storage that can achieve much higher speeds compared to a regular storage disk (also called hard disk). In addition, this disc uses less energy, is lighter and quieter than its predecessor and uses no rotating parts. In this article we will further highlight these properties.

1. SPEED

As far as we are concerned, the most important advantage is the speed. We can make an outdated computer a lot faster by replacing the current storage drive with an SSD. A computer with an SSD storage device boots in seconds. With its predecessor it can easily take 25 to 60 seconds. There are also some example of the boot speed of an SSD which you can check to know more.

2. LESS ENERGY CONSUMPTION

An SSD is many times more energy efficient than a regular storage drive. A 3.5 ″ format hard disk in the desktop consumes around 5 to 9 watts. The smaller 2.5 ″ size, mostly found in portable computers, uses 3 watts. In a laptop, for example, this can ensure a longer battery life. Not entirely unimportant, right?

3. LIGHTER

Especially the older desktops still have the large, heavy storage drives. Replace it with an SSD and your desktop will be much less heavy. An SSD does not need any protection and sometimes only has a plastic housing around the printed circuit board. That makes a significant difference and there is no need for a heavy cupboard for safety!

4. QUIETER

Because there are no mechanical parts in an SSD, you will (normally) hear noticeably less sound from your computer. Our customers are often amazed when we return the computer, install it on the spot and switch it on. Also a common question which arise is that if there’s still something in this? This of course followed by a big wink.

5. NO READ AND WRITE HEADS

The old / original storage discs contain moving, very sensitive parts. So you will understand that when you bump or drop a storage drive, there is a good chance that problems will arise. An SSD does not have this! This consists of a kind of printed circuit board and is therefore much less sensitive to knocks and / or falls. 

6. SSD IS THE FUTURE!

For several years now, SSDs have become very popular storage devices. In our opinion, this is because its predecessor, the ordinary storage disk, has turned out to be the weak link in a computer. Often times, it is the storage drives that stop first. The SSDs are firmer, more stable, and faster in all respects and that simply provides more convenience, the SSD is the future!

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