Why should you use Windows 10 with SSD?

When Microsoft rolled out the free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1/8 consumers, many were still using mechanical HDD. This trend continues. While Windows 10 works just fine on those mechanical drives, the performance when used with SSD is exceptionally well. If you want to speed up your Windows 10 computer, this guide will help you understand why you should use Windows 10 with SSD.

Read: Solid State Drive vs. Hard Disk Drive.

Why should you use Windows 10 with SSD

Windows 10 SSD

There are many guides available which offer performance optimization tips for Windows 10 using HDD. However, these tips cannot get you the same performance and battery life you get when using Windows 10 with SSD.

SSD’s are all about faster everything. Right from application launches to no lag gaming to excellent battery life. They are also known to be a lot more durable, but then we aren’t throwing it anywhere.

Battery and Power Consumption

SSD is one of the primary reasons the battery life has improved on modern laptops and Surface devices.  It is no brainer. MacBook uses SSD, and they are known for their brilliant battery life. The same happens when you upgrade to SSD with Windows 10. The drive consumes a lot less power (2600% according to studies). It means you would get over a hundred extra minutes in battery life. Do know that, since SSDs don’t have small moving parts, they require less energy to operate.


SSD outperforms HDD on almost everything including gaming, music, faster Windows 10 boot and so on.

  • You will be able to load games installed on a solid state drive much faster. It’s because the transfer rates are substantially higher than on a hard drive.
  • It will reduce load times for applications. It includes photo editing, file copying, app launches, and compression.

Silent Drives

SSDs are known to be very quiet. You will notice this by a considerable margin if you had been using a regular Desktop. As of now when I turn on my computer, there is a distinct noise. With  SSD, there will be almost no noise, vibration and even heat during gameplay.

Lastly, I have seen a lot of guides which even try to optimize SSD performance, but honestly once with SSD, you don’t need any optimization. Are you using SSD in your Windows 10 computer? How much difference do you see in the performance? Let us know in the comments.

Related read: Do you really need an SSD or Solid State Drive?

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