SSD Upgrade, A Fix For Slow PCs
Are you tired of struggling with a slow laptop or desktop PC? Do not waste your money upgrading your computer’s RAM. Get a solid-state drive upgrade instead. RAM upgrades seemed to be the “fix-all” solution for slow PCs before solid-state drives. But, with newer laptops and desktop computers coming with at least 6 or 8GB of RAM, if your computer is slow, chances are you do not need more RAM. If your computer is much slower than before, you want to take it to a computer expert sooner rather than later. A slow PC can be a sign of malicious software, or it can be a sign of imminent hardware failure. So, take your PC to your local computer repair shop for service.
Computer Speed Factors
There are three main factors that determine your computer’s speed. They are the speed of your processor (CPU), RAM (data processing memory), and then the storage memory. Before solid-state drives, most PCs used hard disk drives for their storage memory. Solid-state drives (SSDs) entered the computing scene around 2010. Back then, they were quite expensive for not that much storage space, and unstable compared to the hard disk drive. Fast forward to 2023, solid-state drives are very dependable and affordable. Of course, there are other computer performance factors, like caching, network card speed, and graphics processing. But the core PC performance factors are the CPU, RAM, and the Read/Write speed of your computer’s storage.
Why Get a Solid-State Drive Upgrade
Drives are the computer’s storage component. Hard disk drives (HDDs) are the older version of computer storage that use spinning disks to store data. This makes them slow and prone to wear and tear. On the other hand, solid-state drives are made from memory chips which have no moving parts. To put it simply, the performance of SSDs is based on controlled input and output flows of electricity. This is what makes them faster than mechanical drives.
Assuming that there is no malicious software or imminent hardware failure, bottlenecks on either the CPU, the RAM, or the storage memory can cause your computer to be slow. If your computer’s processor has at least two physical cores above 1.8GHz speed, with 6–8GB of RAM, yet it takes 5 minutes or more to start up, the problem is usually the speed of your computer’s storage. So, if your computer is slow, and it still has a mechanical drive, I highly recommend that you get a solid-state drive upgrade to fix your slow PC.
The Benefit of Solid-State Drive Upgrades
Having done so many PC upgrades myself, I can tell you that solid-state drives are as good as advertised. One of the benefits of upgrading to an SSD, if you do not have one already, is quicker start up times. Most laptop and desktop PCs will only take seconds to boot up after upgrading to an SSD. Your Apps will also become very responsive and start up quicker, if not instantaneously. Unlike hard disk drives, solid-state drives are more impact resistant. So, you have much less risk of data loss if the cat or dog decides to jump on your lap and knock down your laptop, or something like that.
SSD Upgrade Service Vancouver, WA
If you live in the Vancouver, WA and Portland Metro area and you need help upgrading to a solid-state drive, check out PC Rescue Wiz. We offer a free assessment to make sure your PC qualifies for a solid-state drive upgrade. We will also optimize your PC to make sure that you get the most from the upgrade. And, if your drive is accessible, we can migrate your system and data files (as-is) to the solid-state drive, so you will not lose anything. However, if your PC’s current drive is failing, we cannot guarantee that we can get all your files. But you will get nothing short of our best to ensure a successful PC upgrade. Feel free to stop by our shop during business hours or give us a call if you need help upgrading your PC to an SSD.