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Do you always feel that your computer run slowly than it was when you first got it? Does your old hard drive chug away when you try to open some applications? Are you looking for some methods to solve it? Well, this article is going to introduce an easy way to make your old computer run better than before. The magic solution is to install a SSD on your computer.

What is a SSD?

To begin, SSD stands forSolid State Drive.  You’re probably familiar with USB memory sticks, SSD can be thought of as an oversized and more sophisticated version of the humble USB memory stick.  Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD, information is stored in microchips.  Meanwhile, a hard drive uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head to move around and read information from the right location on a storage platter. This difference is what makes SSD so much faster.

You may have a certain understanding about SSD, especially its high cost when you compared capacities with traditional hard drives.  However, this type of memory has a much faster data access speed that cannot be matched by a traditional hard drive. Therefore, you can give your computer a boost in speed by using a SSD. The faster your computer can access program files that are stored on the drive, the faster it can start the program. This advantage also applies to the operating system itself.

Installing a SSD is just the same as installing a HDD which is not difficult. As for your OS and some other files, you can use some third party software to clone your old hard drive to your new SSD or do a fresh reinstallation.

Today a majority of computer users are still want to but a hard drive because of its large capacity with low cost.   If you care about how fast a computer boots up and programs running and don’t mind limited storage capacity, of course SSD is the best choice.

 

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