Why it’s worth replacing your laptop’s Hard Drive with a SSD
Many of us use a laptop for work because it allows us to carry on with tasks wherever we may be, on the train, at home, in a coffee bar, rather than sitting in the office at a desk.
However, a laptop is more vulnerable to damage from bumps or from being dropped.
This means that there is a greater risk of shock damage if the machine contains a Hard Drive (HDD), because they are made up of magnetic tape and with mechanical parts inside. The risk of losing data stored on the hard drive is therefore much higher. Also, because it has moving parts the HDD is inevitably going to wear out mechanically eventually.
What is a SSD?
SSD stands for Solid State Disk, although SSDs do not have physical disks. It is similar to a memory stick in the way it stores data on microchips and it has no moving parts.
This means it is far less vulnerable to shock damage.
But the major advantage of converting from HDD to the SSD is in the faster speeds the SSD provides. This applies equally to a laptop or a desktop PC or MAC.
With a SSD installed your machine will boot in less than a minute, and often in just seconds. A hard drive requires time to speed up to operating specs and will continue to be slower than an SSD during normal use.
The SSD also uses less power so on a laptop your battery should last longer.
The SSD does have a maximum storage capacity but is generally more reliable than an HDD.
However, it is not necessarily the best choice for long term storage, because over time storage cells degrade every time they are rewritten.
But in any case, you should never rely on storing your data in just one location, so it is still always important to back-up anything important on an external hard drive or use cloud-based storage as well.
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