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Why Your Business Needs to Upgrade to SSD

Any business in the modern world needs the best networking and computer systems to keep up with their competition. Making sure your internet and network is up to date is important, but at times, we can forget what’s actually inside our computer. SSD (Solid State Drives) may be an upgrade that your business needs to make soon. What is a SSD? A solid state drive is an alternative to a hard drive. Similar to a hard drive, it’s the component of a computer that saves files and keeps them stored on your computer. Hard drives, however, have mechanical moving components, while solid…

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Why SSD (Solid State Drives) Are Ideal for Business Storage Applications

Solid state drives have been around longer than most people think, having been used in military and medical applications throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Many early game consoles used solid state drives to improve performance and reduce loading times. Solid state drives started becoming available in laptop computers and on a standalone basis commercially again in 2007. They provide numerous benefits that make them an excellent option for business storage applications. Although SSD drives are currently more expensive than their counterparts, the price has steadily been coming down as popularity has risen. Lack of Moving Parts SSD (solid state drives) get their…

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Tips for buying a new SSD (Solid State Drive)

A SSD (Solid State Drive) is a data storage device similar to a hard drive. While more expensive, they offer higher access speeds since they have no mechanical components. This also means that they have a longer lifespan and can run virtually silently. When buying a new SSD here are some things to keep in mind. Capacity How much storage your SSD needs is dependent on what you’ll use it for. If you only want to install your operating system on it, allowing your computer to boot up significantly faster, then a 64GB drive will be sufficient. If you want…

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The top three benefits of SSD (Solid State Drives)

It may be time in the life cycle of your computer hardware to consider swapping out some of your conventional hard drives. Perhaps you’re relying more and more on the cloud for your IT support and have noticed that your hardware has been subjected to less of a load. If so, upgrading hard drive components might add to your return on investment. If you’re considering switching over to solid state rather than the spinning, hotter running hard drives (HDDs), here are the top three benefits of SSD (Solid State Drives) that might help your decision: Reason 1: Cost of acquisition. While SSDs…

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The Future is SSD

SSDs (Solid State Drives) are a lot less likely to crash or fail than hard disk drives because they don’t contain the moving parts of HDDs. This lowers their probability of malfunctioning, since any malfunctioning moving part of an HDD could cause the whole drive to fail or crash. SSDs are also faster than HDDs, which improves your computer’s overall performance and significantly decreases loading times. This is especially critical when you’re constantly working with gigabyte-sized files on a regular basis (like high quality photography or video editing). Surprisingly, SSDs are now poised to become cheaper than HDDs due to new technology that…

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The Benefits of SSD (Solid State Drives)

For the vast majority of the history of computers, magnetic drives of one kind or another have been the normal form of storage. Magnetic drives have held so much appeal because they do not require constant power, and they are easy to overwrite and change data on (as opposed to an optical disc which is really only good for one use). However, over the last fifteen or so years, new methods of storage have come into use. You are probably familiar with “flash drives” and memory cards. These devices are considered to be SSD (Solid State Drives), and they have made…

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The Advantages of SSD (Solid State Drives) in Servers and Web Hosting

Solid state drives are the latest development in hard drive technology. If the name sounds familiar, that may be because it sounds very similar to its predecessor HDD or hard disk drive. Both types of hard drives are the nonvolatile storage on a computer, smartphone or tablet. This is the data that does not get wiped when the device turns off. Hard drives store data such as files, pictures, videos and other hard data saved on the device. Physical advantages SSD (Solid State Drives) are vastly superior to HDD (Hard Disk Drives). Their physical composition is most evident of this. With…

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SSD Hard Drives and RAM Upgrades Can Bring an Lenovo ThinkPad Up to Spec

Although IBM Thinkpads haven’t been marketed by IBM for several years now, they still enjoy an almost fanatical following, not only for their renown keyboards, but also for the advanced engineering which yielded some of the best laptops ever manufactured. The whole Thinkpad division was of course sold to Lenovo, who has maintained the excellent level of engineering and reliability and has actually surprised the market with the robustness of the new Thinkpad products. Nevertheless, there are still thousands of fans of the original IBMThinkpads who refuse to use anything else. Luckily, the advanced engineering executed upon the whole Lenovo ThinkPad line can now pay dividends…

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Speed Thrills – The Next Generation of SSD

“It wasn’t until I went to college and I got my first motorcycle that I understood the thrill of speed.”   -Vin Diesel Google wants to give your business a gigabit fiber connection to the Internet backbone, and Comcast is rolling out a claimed 2Gbps fiber network in Atlanta. In addition to these fiber offerings, the ever evolving DOCSIS specifications—already supporting 300Mbps (megabits per second)—will soon see speeds rivaling, or even topping, current fiber offerings. Besides pure network speed, the last few years have seen an explosion in connected devices with more devices now actively connected to the Internet than there are people on Earth….

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Solid State Drives: On The Verge of Revolutionizing Performance, But Facing Rough Year

Solid State Drives (SSD) are the next revolution in storage. Or, more accurately, we can describe this as an ongoing revolution. As costs of the technology dwindle in comparison of traditional hard disk drives (HDD), we stand to see performance of everything from consumer hardware to high-performance servers increase. However, 2013 is the first year in a long time in which prices have gone on an upswing, meaning that our progress towards making SSD central in data storage has slowed. HDDs have reached a point of density in which they can hold astonishing amounts of data, but unfortunately have all but leveled…

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