SSD – A solid improvement

SSD – A solid improvement

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Hello again, this month I thought I would write about an upgrade I have been carrying out for several customers.  The upgrade involves replacing an existing hard drive (what all your data is stored on) and installing an SSD which stands for Solid State Drive, which I have talked about in the past.  Unlike traditional hard drives, SSDs have no moving parts, instead your data is stored on memory chips.  SSDs are up to 10x the speed of standard hard drives, this makes a huge difference to the performance of the system itself.  When SSDs were first introduced they were very expensive and mainly an enthusiasts option.  The prices have now dropped significantly making them a much more attractive option.  The great news is that an old hard drive can have the data directly cloned to a new one.  Meaning everything on your system stays the same in terms of your operating system (Windows or Apple OSX), all your programs, files, everything!  The only difference is the speed, so no need to reinstall software, setup emails, printers etc.  Over the past few months I have seen some great results for customers who did not want to have to buy a new system, just improve the sluggish performance in their existing one.

Please let me know if you would like to discuss such an upgrade.

More Windows 10 news!  Microsoft have said that the soon to arrive operating system will be there last version.  Sounds bizarre but their plan is to keep updating the platform via Windows Update directly to user devices.  This is similar to how Apple upgrade their OSX operating system.  There has also been talk that Windows 10 PCs will be able to run games from the Xbox One Console, the details are vague but the information did come directly from Microsoft.  Windows 10 is still expected to be released in July/August.