Upgrade your work-from-home setup with the power of SSD
With more and more people being asked to work from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it's important to have a productive home office to help with remote work. If your laptop or computer is slow or out of space, it can be very frustrating and slow you down when you try to keep working. Before buying a new computer, you may want to consider improving the performance of your existing system by upgrading to a solid-state drive. From helping to start your PC faster to loading pages significantly faster, solid State drives can help you regain time and work more efficiently when you're at home.
What is a SSD?
Solid-state drives, also known as SSD, are storage devices that use flash memory to provide superior performance and durability. Unlike traditional hard disk drives (HDDS), SSD have no moving parts, making them a more durable solution that operates at lower temperatures and consumes less energy. HDDS use rotating disks to access information - these small moving parts mean that important data is more likely to be lost. SSD drives, on the other hand, use flash chips to store and access data, similar to smart phones or USB flash drives. Because SSD have no moving parts, they provide high-speed access to information, enabling users to boot systems, switch between tasks, and start applications faster than with HDDS.
SSD have traditionally been more expensive than HDDS. However, SSD are closing the gap with HDDS as prices fall. Falling prices have led more people to switch from traditional hard drives to reliable solid-state drives.
Increase your ability to work remotely with SSD
If your computer is falling behind and you don't have a new one in your budget, consider upgrading your setup by adding solid-state drives. You can easily add speed to an old desktop or laptop by upgrading from a hard drive to a Kington SSD. Upgrading to reliable SSD will help even ten-year-old laptops run as well as new. Kingston's fast and reliable SSD are also a great choice for new PC builders, servers, and system builders.
What are the benefits of upgrading to SSD?
SSD help you work more efficiently, create graphics quickly, and load work-based applications faster without being frustrated by performance degradation. So what benefits can you get from upgrading to a SOLID-state drive? Here are a few reasons why you should consider using SSD.
SSD can access and save your data faster than HDDS, improving system performance after installation. SSD offer access speeds of 35 to 100 microseconds, providing up to 100 times the performance of HDDS. This performance improvement results in faster startup times, faster file transfers, faster application load times, and better overall system responsiveness.
SSD generally last longer because they are more reliable and durable than HDDS. Since they do not contain any moving parts, they are generally more resistant to impact and general wear. For example, if you accidentally drop a laptop with an SSD in it, the laptop's screen will likely fail before the SSD. This also makes SSD an excellent choice for portable external drives that may require more rigorous use and handling because they can withstand collisions and shocks better than hard drives.
Although SSD generally have less storage capacity than HDDS, their capacity is growing exponentially. Most solid state consumer drives can now vary in capacity from 120GB to 4TB. In contrast, consumer-grade HDDS range from 250GB to 18TB. While HDDS may lead the pack in terms of capacity, this will no longer be a differentiating factor as SSD come down in cost. SSD are now more affordable than ever before.
In addition to their increasing storage capacity, SSD consume less power and require less cooling because they use less energy and emit less heat than HDDS. Heat can negatively affect a computer's performance, so quieter, cooler systems are beneficial.