Should you upgrade to a Solid State Drive (SSD)?
Short answer is yes. Here are the Pros and Cons:
Pro #1: A Solid State Drive is a lot faster than a regular Hard Disk Drive (HDD) which can really save you a lot of time on every day regular computer things like booting up, opening applications, and transferring data to a USB. You might not mind spending an extra 30 seconds to boot up your computer but 30 seconds every day is 3 hours of waiting a year.
Pro #2: An SSD is a lot cooler than an HDD, temperature wise. An HDD uses magnetic discs which spin around at a very fast rate which generates heat, makes noise and uses more energy.Â So because an SSD does not use moving parts it uses less energy, generates less heat, and makes no noise. That’s 3 Pros in one.
Con # 1: An SSD is more expensive. This is mainly he only con to getting an SSD, the price. Getting a Terabyte can cost you up to $200, but if you don’t need that much storage, for the average user about 250 Gigabytes is more than enough which can cost less than $100. An HDD on the other hand, you can get 1 TB for about $50, which sounds like a great deal, but how valuable is your time?
In short, if you really want to speed up your computer you should upgrade your HDD to an SSD. We here at LB Binary can help you find and install the perfect drive for your laptop or desktop. Starting price is $30 plus the cost of the drive.