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Upgrade Your Storage – What A SSD Means For You

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Technical terms can get overwhelming, especially in the IT industry, and when they contain too many three-letter acronyms. Like, SSD, which stands for Solid State Drives. These SSDs can be purchased for your desktop or laptop computer. SSDs are like hard drives but without any moving parts and can be used in place of hard drives. Its like a memory card but on steroids and is generally faster than HDDs (hard disk drives). The hard drive, with its mechanical moving parts, is almost certainly the biggest bottleneck in your PC. However, the lack of moving parts with a SSD, actually allows data to be transferred at maximum speeds as well as allowing your machine to run much quieter. Although, this storage upgrade can be costly, the overall benefits outweigh the price.

With a Solid State Drive, you can expect startups, programs and filesĀ to launch and load much faster. Another perk to purchasing additional storageĀ is it also uses less electrical power than a conventional hard drive. And with prices dropping annually, it is easy to get your money’s worth by determining the price per GB and also how much storage you require.Ā Ideally, 128GB (and in some situations 64GB) is enough for the operating system, programs and some games. You shouldnā€™t store media (like music, videos or pictures) on a Solid State Drive because the fuller the SSD gets, the slower it will run.Ā Other storage options are available for media storage, such as cloud storage.

“Back in 2013, PCWorld Labs ran three computers through our WorldBench tests, then replaced the hard drives with SSDs, and ran the tests again.Ā The results were astounding. A Toshiba SatelliteĀ P75-A7200 increased its WorldBench score from 279 to 435 (a higher number means a faster PC). A Maingear tower PC doubled its score from 162 to 325. ”


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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Laptop

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 9.11.43 AMBVA looks at several notebooks and Ultrabooks in the technology market and there is a new one that I felt we should take note of. Ā TheĀ Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Laptop is light weight, comes in different colors, and come with many different options of resources and disk space. Ā All come with the 4th generation Intel chip with I5 and I7 as options. Ā All come with Microsoft Windows 8.1 with a 13 inch display and solid state drives from 256GB to 512GB.


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