HDD vs SSD: The Night and Day Difference

HDD vs SSD: The Night and Day Difference

Did you know your computer’s hard drive can play a big role in both the performance and longevity of your system?  If your computer isn’t performing as quickly as you would like, one of our first recommendations is to upgrade your traditional hard drive disk (HDD) to a Solid State Drive (SSD).

The downside of HDDs is their antiquated design: they have a magnetic platter and a read/write arm that hovers over the platter reading data. Its layout reminds us of vinyl record players. These numerous mechanical components can make it run slowly and/or fail. A read/write arm can be bumped and disrupt the data flow, potentially leading to data loss. Like breaking a needle on your record player, it just can’t read the data properly and needs to be replaced.

SSDs have no mechanical parts and the data is stored on memory chips. There are no arms to bump out of place. Just a solid piece of equipment that reads data at top speed.

If you own an older desktop or laptop computer, consider the upgrade to an SSD. The start up speed and application speed is immediately noticeable and can really take the frustration out of your day-to-day computer usage. We’ve had many customers use the term “Night and day difference” in speed. It really makes that big of a difference. Let us give your sluggish computer a fresh lease on life!

If you have any questions, we are happy to help! Give Renaissance Computing a call at 707-822-7591 and we can talk to you about why a SSD upgrade is right for you!