For the last 20 years, the only quick way to make your computer faster has been a ‘RAM’ upgrade. The computers ‘ram’, or short term memory’ speeds up computers because it is the component that stores everything the user is doing at any given moment. Browsing the web? It’s in the RAM. Writing an email? It’s in the RAM too. If a computer didn’t have enough RAM to store everything the user was doing, it would overflow into the much slower ‘hard drive’, which caused computers to drag and drove users (and our technicians) crazy!
While the days of RAM upgrades are far from over, a new upgrade has become available in the last couple years that makes computers much faster, more resistant to physical damage, and uses less power. The age of the ‘Solid State Hard Drive’ has arrived!
Solid State Hard Drives use ‘flash memory’, rather than the traditional ‘platter’ drives that spin quickly to read and write information. How much faster are these SSD’s? Up to 20x in many cases. Our office performs over 20 solid state upgrades every month, and our customers couldn’t be happier with the results.
If your computer is slow, or just not as fast as you would like it to be, it may be time for this upgrade. Depending on the space you need for files and music, upgrades range from $200 to $350, but the results are well worth the cost. Computers tend to run anywhere from 10x to 20x faster with the new technology. Since there are no moving parts in the drives, they don’t break when the computer is dropped or quickly moved.
Most upgrades can be completed in less than 24 hours, and some same day.
Contact your technician at Mercer County Computer Service for more information about Solid State Hard Drive Upgrades.