HDD Upgrade Advice to SSDs

December 5, 2020

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Introduction:

In today’s world, the efficiency of humans is directly proportional to the efficiency of computers. Storage is one of the most important features that affect the efficiency of a computer system. Choosing the right storage is not only about having enough capacity. Right storage directly impacts the performance and battery consumption of a computer.

There is a race between the different brands of laptops in the market. Unlike the late 2000s, we have options to choose either SSD or HDD or both on the laptop.

What is an SSD and HDD? 

Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is a traditional storage device that uses mechanical platters and a moving read/write head to access data. In HDD, individual blocks of data can be stored and retrieved in any order. 

Solid State Drive (SSD) is the newer drive that stores data persistently using flash memory. This drive does not have a spinning disk. The same capacity of SSD costs more than HDD.

Officially, Razer Book 13 will hit the market starting from November and will be widely available till December. This laptop will come in about three models. The 11th Gen i5 will only be available from the company’s store i.e the Razer Store. The remaining models that are 11th Gen i7 will be up for sale in the market place.

Why should you choose an SSD over HDD?

No one can tolerate the slow performance of a computer. Slow speeds not only delay our work but also distort a peace of mind. In a system with the traditional hard disks, it takes minutes to even load a simple program. Whereas, the boot time of the system takes only about 15 seconds with an SSD.

 

An SSD has no moving parts and due to their non-mechanical nature, requires less power which in result provides lower battery consumption. We can easily run huge programs, load apps, and software in seconds with the help of an SSD.

 

Moreover, SSD’s are resistant to physical shock and run silently. The Read/write head of the traditional hard disks is in motion so there is a high chance of data failure in case of some physical accident. Also, the SSD controller software alerts a user in advance of a potential drive failure.

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