Is your old desktop or laptop beginning to slow down? Before you throw it away and search for a replacement model, consider upgrading the old components, particularly its storage.

The hard drive of your computer stores all of your data – from music to software – and functions as the core of your device. While traditional computers rely on a hard disk drive (HDD), a new storage system is taking over: the solid state drive (SSD).

Upgrading from a HDD to SSD can significantly improve the efficiency of your computer. Let’s explore a few key benefits:

1. Cooler

SSDs do not have moving parts so they don’t generate heat like an HDD would. This reduces the risk of your computer overheating when you are using several programs simultaneously. Our local humid climate also increases the risk of overheating, so a cooler option like an SSD becomes even more necessary.

2. Quieter

The lack of moving parts also lends itself to a quieter computer. SSDs do not click and whir like a traditional HDD might. While you may still hear fans, the aforementioned cooler system means that it’s a lot less likely.

3. Last longer

While a small percentage of SSDs do fail every four years, the rate of failure for HDDs is much higher over a shorter period. This makes SSDs the more reliable choice when looking to store all of your irreplaceable digital files.

4. Faster

The whole point of upgrading a device or component is usually to increase speeds. An SSD can reach speeds nearly 2,000 times that of a traditional HDD. This makes general computer use much more convenient for the average user. SSDs are a must-have for heavy video editing or musical creation.

5. Tougher

Once again, the lack of moving parts lends itself to the success of an SSD. Where traditional HDDs feature parts that can break, an SSD does not have this problem. This reduces the room for failure.

6. Not affected by magnets

If you’ve seen any sort of tech heist in the media, you might recognise the tactic of placing a magnet over a device. This is not just movie magic – HDDs use magnetism to store data, so a strong magnet near the device could actually corrupt data. SSDs do not face this problem.

7. Use less power

SSDs only require power for internal circuits, whereas HDDs require far more to spin several platters. This results in substantially less electricity use compared to an HDD. This makes SSD the more environmentally-friendly choice.

Ready to make the switch?

If you’re ready to upgrade your computer without the pricetag of a brand new device, we recommend an SSD upgrade. In many cases, this improves the performance of your computer so that it runs like brand new. Contact our expert team today to explore your options for component upgrades!