Why Buy a Laptop with an SSD?

Why Buy a Laptop with an SSD?

Consider a well-known movie scene. You need to copy something from a computer to a flash drive quickly, and we mean within 30 seconds. So you turn on the light, and... Unless your laptop has a solid-state drive (SSD), it won't even start until your timer reaches zero. Even if it does magically start up, unless you're copying kilobytes of data, there's no way you'll be able to do it.

Sure, you're probably not a great spy who has to extract files from a random laptop, but don't you think that waiting for your laptop to boot up for half a minute is a little excessive in this day and age when everything happens so quickly? If you ask me, 25 seconds is excessive. So, how do we get things moving faster? Well, you'll need to replace your 50-year-old HDD (hard disc drive) with a sleek, quick, and considerably smaller SDD. Is there anything else going on here other than the speed? Not that you need another reason, but there is one - and we'll talk about it today.

Some Reasons why buy a Laptop with an SSD( Solid-State Drive)

Let's put it this way: an SSD is a Ferrari, while an HDD is a scooter. We're only comparing speed because there are no advantages in heavy traffic. The key distinction is that the SSD does not have any moving parts, therefore it does not rely on physical movement to read or transfer files.
The first and most noticeable difference is the tremendous increase in booting speed. If your machine is in good shape, you'll see your home screen in approximately 6 seconds with an SSD, and it could take anywhere from 20 to 40 seconds with an HDD.
This does not, however, solely apply to boot times. No one would notice if it took more than 15 seconds; many people don't even shut down their laptops, so unless you enjoy turning your computer on and off and tracking the boot time, this is just for fun.

App opening time

Now comes the fun part: using the computer. So, we've proved that the SSD is far faster than the HDD at reading and writing data, but what does this mean for the typical user? We can best demonstrate the SSD's superiority by simply comparing time. No fancy tech terminology, cables, or adaptor speak, just figures. So, one thing that every ordinary user has in common is web browsing. Because most of us use Chrome as our primary browser, let's put those stats to the test.
The average time for your computer to launch Chrome with an HDD is 13.8 seconds. With the SSD in charge, however, that time is reduced to less than one second. That's a 14-fold increase in speed. Keep in mind that we're working with a standard computer: an Intel i5 processor with 8 GB of RAM. If you want something faster, like an i7 and RTX 2070, go to laptopexplorer.com to see which laptops offer those specs; they'll almost certainly come with an SSD. Check this out: the opening time of Word 2016 has been reduced from over 30 seconds to a little under 2. So, yet again, a significant improvement.

Transfer times

Nowadays, commercial internet rates enable download speeds of 50-100 megabytes per second. You, on the other hand, have a hard drive that transmits the same files at a rate of around 30 megabytes per second. I don't know about you, but I prefer to transfer rather than download my files. With an SSD, those speeds should be around 300 MBps.

Battery life

A laptop's battery life is an important consideration. It would be convenient if the battery didn't run out in a few hours if you had to work in a location without a power supply. The amount of power these drives require has been examined, and the results aren't surprising. Because an SSD has no moving parts, it should consume less power from the battery, therefore we've seen a 20-25 percent boost in battery life with solid-state drives.

improved gaming

This has everything to do with reading speed once again. Your loading times will be greatly reduced if you can quickly obtain all of the necessary data from a game. Sure, the difference won't be as noticeable as it was with smaller programs, but it will be at least twice as quick. Not only that, but your textures will load much faster, eliminating the stutter at the start of your game session.

Combine it with a hard drive

Because SSDs are commonly sold in smaller quantities, ranging from 126 to 512 GB, you'll have to connect them with a traditional hard drive, which is fine. Keep your media on your hard drive and use your SSD to run programs, OS, and games. Separate them. There's no need to put music or photos on an SSD because items under 20 MB will always open almost instantaneously. However, if you want an all-SSD system, you can get one; they're a little more expensive, but 2 TB drives can be found for approximately $250. You can also buy a 100 TB drive for $40,000 if you want to go ridiculously large for whatever reason.
Finally, if your laptop has an SSD, you can read this entire article in less than a second! We're joking, but hopefully, this article has given you enough insight into why a solid-state drive is a far superior option to a hard disc.

Logan Archer

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