Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Blazing performance after upgrading to an SSD

The other day, I took a relatively old laptop and upgraded the hard drive (HD) to a solid state drive (SSD). After loading Windows 7, I saw a tremendous improvement in computer performance. It's amazing how SSDs can improve performance on an older device. The most notable improvements in performance include:
  • Windows Startup Performance
  • File Copy Performance
  • Opening Applications
  • Multitasking Performance
I also saw a moderate improvement in battery life, but this wasn't nearly as significant as the other performance improvements. 

If you're looking for ways to improve your laptop's performance, consider switching to an SSD before you upgrade your RAM. You'll notice a difference, especially if you're running Windows 7.  If you're going to purchase an SSD, make sure to get one made by a reputable manufacturer like Intel, Samsung, Kingston, Crucial, Transcend, etc.

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