Upgrading to an SSD has been touted by many to be one of the best things you can do for your laptop or desktop. With SSDs in Singapore more affordable than ever, the idea of an SSD is getting more and more appealing. Considered far faster, much more energy efficient, and more durable than the regular mechanical hard drives are, SSDs are taking the tech world by storm.
Said to have a much longer lifespan than a mechanical hard drive does. This is as SSDs are built in a way that nothing internal is liable to fall apart, like mechanical drives that store memory using spinning mechanisms. An SSD stores memories using flash memory, which is much more durable due to SSDs store memory on interconnected flash memory chips that are, to a degree immovable within an SSDs casing and don’t have any moving parts that are susceptible to damage, so in terms of being broken due to outside forces, the SSD is far more durable.
Much Faster Performance
SSDs are much faster than mechanical hard drives, more than twice as fast according to some. This is because mechanical hard drives use spinning drives that need to more around for the data within to be read from a spinning magnetic disk. With an SSD, as there are no spinning parts, data can be retrieved much faster without delay.
Reading and writing from an SSD drive will be much faster, and the change will be a visible one, as you will able to see the difference when your laptop boots and it starts up immediately, as well as launching software being much faster, opening a file and saving to an external drive will also see increased speeds. Getting an SSD will be an investment, but it will be one that is worth it with visible improvements.
If you’ll be installing an SSD into your PC, you’ll find the process to be incredibly simple. Installing into a desktop will be much simpler than installing it into a laptop, but be assured that both won’t be too hard to do by yourself.
How to Install an SSD into Your Desktop PC
- Unscrew, then remove the sides of your computer case to access your motherboard.
- Locate the SATA ports and hard disk bays.
- Place your SSD into the removable bay or mounting bracket, then screw it in. Ensure that the SSDs holes are in line with the ones on the motherboards corresponding ones.
- Once it’s secure, connect the L-shaped end of the SATA cable to the SSD and the other end to the SATA port.
- Install Windows 10.