SSDvsHDD

Does your computer seem to be running slower and slower? Are you performing maintenance such as clearing out unnecessary files and installing needed updates but it still seems bogged down?

This could be a clear indication that your hard drive could be failing and it is time for a replacement. That being said switching to a solid-state drive could be the best upgrade option for your PC. SSDs are known to eliminate long boot times, increase how fast your programs and games load, and generally makes your computer feel a lot faster.

There are a few different types of SSDs to be aware of especially when it comes to price but performance absolutely makes it worth it. Many SSDs come in a 2.5-inch form factors that connect to your PC with the same SATA ports used by older traditional hard drives. Others are what are call NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) drives which are referred to as “gumsticks” that fit in M.2 connections directly on modern motherboards.

SATA SSDs are definitely on the more affordable side ranging from around $50 to $110 for good brands including Samsung and Addlink. These drives are a great option for users who want a rock-solid blend of speed, price, compatibility and reliability. When it comes to NVMes the price does jump a bit but there are still affordable options by Addlink as well from around $130 but if money is not a worry for you Intel brand does make very fast models for up to $1,129. It is also important to mention that NVMe drives are really made to benefit users who routinely transfer data, especially in large amounts therefore, if that does not sound like something in your day to day system usage then sticking with a SATA SSD will be more than beneficial.

If this subject matters sparks your attention please give us a shout at Frankenstein Computers as we do specialize in assistance with upgrading to a new drive as well as providing recommendations and support for all of your computer needs.

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