If you have purchased a higher end laptop in the last few months, the chance is that you have a computer that is using a Solid State Drive (SSD). An SSD drive is a hard drive but unlike conventional hard drives, there are no moving parts! A conventional hard drive uses a drive motor and platters (think or an old fashioned record player spinning around). Conventional drives have a limitation based on the drive motor. Desktop computers often have a hard drive that spins at 7,200 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute), while many laptops have a hard drive that spins at 5,000 RPM.
A Solid State drive doesn't spin at any rate because it essentially a large block of RAM that stores your information. Think of a SD Camera card or a USB flash stick - both of these devices have no moving parts - just memory.
Solid State Drives are fast, and by Fast - I mean really fast. There was a limitation as to how large of a drive you could purchase but this barrier is constantly being broken all the time. Larger drives, now up 1TB in size are available. While Solid State Drives have been around for a few years, the price was prohibited for most PC owners. This is not true anymore!
I recently replaced a conventional hard drive on an ASUS laptop that had 8 Gigs or Ram, Intel I5 processor and Windows 7 Pro. The laptop was slow and sluggish to boot and run programs. The conventional hard drive was the issue. I replaced the drive with a new Solid State Hard Drive (500 Gigabyte) and the laptop has a new lease on life. It is fast, really fast!
Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets utilize a Solid State Drive and is one of the reasons why they are so fast. Hybrid Laptop/Tablets being produced now are using Solid State Hard Drives.
If you have a laptop or desktop PC that is running really slow, a SSD drive may be a solution. Or if you are looking for a high end workstation for video editing, SSD drives are a must. SSD are not just for laptops but traditional desktops as well. Below are a few of the drives I have used and tested and recommend. Email if you have questions or would like to learn more.
1. Crucial MX200 - 250GB - Click Here
2. Crucial MX200 - 1TB - Click Here
3. Crucial MX200 - 500GB - Click Here