Upgrading to SSD
In this article we will take a look at what is an SSD drive, what are the benefits and disadvantages of upgrading to SSD and is it worth or not.
- Worth upgrading to SSD or not
For a very quick and short answer to this question, we only must say:
“YES, it worth!”
Actually, in most of the time it worth upgrading your HDD to an SSD.
But this quick answer may not satisfy you, because it doesn’t contain any details.
You are right, so let’s examine and go deeper in it together and find out what is an SSD and what are the benefits of using an SSD.
By having that information, better conclusions will be more available.
- What is an SSD drive?
SSD or Solid-State Drive is a flash-based memory storage device which allow you to store data on it.
Well, that is the same exact thing you do with HDDs but with lots of differences in compare of them.
HDDs use some mechanical parts to read and write the data and also magnetic spinning disk but SSDs used flash-based memory as we mentioned it earlier.
It means that an SSD use flash memory chips to read/write the data and there is no sign of mechanical parts.
To find out where data stored, SSDs use a controller chip which will find the requested data in around nanosecond.
Like HDDs, there is external and internal model for SSDs as well, but we can categorize SSDs in another way, SATA SSDs, NVMe SSD and other types of it which we will talk about it a bit later.
Now by knowing what is an SSD we can ask what are the benefits of using or upgrading to it.
- What are the benefits of upgrading HDD to SSD?!
After getting few information about how these two storage devices works, we have the ability to compare them and find are there any benefits or any advantages in using SSD or not.
Instead of having moving-mechanical parts there is memory chips then also there is a controller chips which make SSDs much faster than HDDs.
but how much it can speed up your system?!
For answering this question, we must see how much is the speed of SSDs and HDDs.
While HDD’s speed to write data is around 50-120 MB/s, SSD has a speed around 500 MB/s to do the same thing, it’s a huge difference, isn’t it?!
But it’s not the end, SSDs have various models and versions, for example the NVMe SSD that we mentioned earlier will use PCIe bus.
The PCIe 4.0 has a potential to transfer data up to 64.000 MB/s!
Yes, you read that rightly.
By the way you can see even with SATA SSD there will be a whole new experience.
You can feel the speed of an SSD in booting up system, opening files, installing and running apps and whatever you want to do with your computer.
Benefits of SSD drives
- SSD Durability
As you know it, when there is moving parts then there is energy transferring and inevitably there will be heat.
Maybe you know it that heat is not something that Hard drives like it because it will cause them failure which SSDs without having moving parts will not going to experience that.
Also, it will Make them be more powerful against shocks, accidental drops and shakes and every day with newer technologies, SSDs become more resistance to these things and other issues.
In the other hand we can clearly see, because of these methods to storage and find data, the lifespan of an SSD is up to 30% longer than HDDs.
- SSD Power saving
If you have a PC this is not in high priority but if you use Laptops then it will become so important for you.
Again, the main difference caused by the moving parts.
For sure a mechanical moving part require energy and power to run and move, so we can conclude quickly that HDDs will use more energy and need more power to work, in compare of SSDs.
Therefore, you can use your laptop for more hours, but it will go even further and also has good effects on your laptop’s battery longevity as well.
- SSD Weight and noise
Those who use laptops always seek how to carry it with more ease.
An SSD will do it for you by lighter weight it has in compare of Hard drives.
the benefits of removing the moving parts have no end and it also makes SSDs works without any noise.
- SSD Sizes
from the first, HDDs have been limited by their sizes but this problem also solved with SSDs.
We are not just talking about SSDs being smaller but also being available in various different sizes and it will make it easier to choose, depends on your needs and free spaces you have.
We can say that the standard size of an SSD is 2.5 inch which makes it so easy to carry or install on systems.
Ok there is too many good things about an SSD, but is there any disadvantages of using an SSD?!
We can hardly say “Yes”.
The price of an SSD in compare of HDD (same capacity) is so much higher and you must spend more money to get an SSD.
And if you want a faster SSD with more capacity sure it will become more expensive.
Now may the question arise, upgrading to SSD, is it worth or not?
- Is it worth upgrading to SSD?
Since there are too many benefits and it can change the whole experience of using Computers and do your job faster, safer, it really worth it.
Sure, it worth, as we mentioned it at the first of this article, yes you will pay more money to buy it but as you saw it has effects on many things and even can help your computer and laptop last longer.
- Which SSD is good and proper for you?!
As we said there is too many models for it, especially the price of it and some little details makes it hard to choose but don’t worry, we are here to check which SSD model is suitable for you.
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