The useful life of solid-states drives (and how to improve their endurance) is a topic that pops up occasionally. Now, you could speculate on SSD life spans until the cows are out of write cycles, or you could embark on a real-world test, something one outlet has done and at 500TB in, things are getting interesting.
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Adding more RAM can sometimes improve your PC's performance. In a series of tests, Tom's Hardware found another possible benefit of adding more memory: a longer-lasting SSD and better disk I/O performance.
It's accepted that solid-state drives offer faster performance overall. However, Microsoft's decision to make SSDs compulsory in most computers used by its staff was driven in part by a more specific metric: the tendency for hard drives, especially older models, to introduce much slower boot times, frustrating employees and reducing productivity.
Switching to a solid state drive, as we've mentioned repeatedly, is one of the best upgrades you can make. Because of the cost, however, upgrading to an SSD usually means reducing your storage capacity. For the best of both worlds (speed and large storage), install an mSATA SSD as the boot drive to your laptop.
You already know what size of Windows 8 PC you want, but what are you going to put in it? More RAM? A bigger processor? Solid state storage? We're here to explain a few things for you to help you get the best Windows 8 device for your money.
Need more computer speed? Even if you're already rocking a fast SSD (one of the best upgrades you can make), you can still improve your computer's performance by adding more memory and turning it into a RAM disk.
It's getting harder and harder to say no to solid state drives, with prices dropping well into the affordable range over the past few months. Buying from the US usually provides the best deal, but if you're keen to purchase locally, today is your day. Shopping Square is currently running a massive sale on Kingston and Sandisk SSDs, with the cheapest going for less than $50.
Adding a solid-state drive (SSD) is one of the best upgrade options for your computer, offering impressive performance improvements for all kinds of tasks. A good SSD is now cheaper than ever, so upgrading makes sense. Here's everything you should know about your SSD, whether you're interested in upgrading or just want to learn the ins and outs of your hardware.