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Do you really need an SSD or Solid State Drive?

The SSD or Solid State Drive isn’t exactly a new term. SSDs have been on the market for quite a few years now, but not a lot of people know what they do. Essentially, SSDs are an upgrade over the older HDD (Hard Disk Drive), and they offer faster boot times, faster processing speeds but at a substantially higher cost.

Unlike your traditional hard disk drives, an SSD uses NAND flash memory, which can last for years on a stretch. But is it exactly worth the extra bucks for real-life performance? Let’s find out.

Read: Solid State Drive vs. Hard Disk Drive.

Do you need an SSD or Solid State Drive

To start with, there are multiple reasons why you might want to opt for an SSD in place of a standard HDD.

If you travel a lot with your laptop, chances are your computer is sure to get bumped off on different places when you carry it around. It is better to have a machine that sports an SSD to know that you are protected with a sturdy drive when you get bumped.

Another benefit of an SSD is that it is much more portable and mobile compared to the traditional HDD. The SSD ends up saving space to include other hardware in the laptop, and even reduces weight and thickness. SSDs also require less power, so your laptop battery should last longer.

And finally, boot time. If you have been a Windows PC owner for the longest time, you surely have felt the pain of waiting for your system to boot up after a long time. Using an SSD, especially for booting up Windows 10 will help you notice the sudden changes in the time taken to load all your apps on the desktop.

So, now that you have chosen that you do indeed want an SSD for your machine, it’s time to get a bit technical.

Read: Hybrid Drive vs. SSD vs. HDD.

The right type of memory for your SSD

So, this was a brief summary of what SSDs are and how you should choose the right one. Do let us know if you have any suggestions, below.

Do let us know if you have any observations to make.