Many are content with their mechanical disk hard drives (HDDs), just surfing the internet and making word documents. For the average power user, the thought of adding in an SSD doesn’t seem needed. This article goes into detail why SSDs are the hottest new trend and why you are going to dump your mechanical hard drives soon.
SSD’s can be 10 Times Faster
Top of the line SSD’s can be 10 times faster than a high performance hard drive. Speed alone is major plus for PC Gamers and Enterprise Users.
SSD’s Last Longer
No moving parts, that could break over time. The inside of an SSD is a circuit board with static memory.
SSD’s are Generally 2.5 Inch
Same size as a Laptop Hard Drive, although some older models do come in 3.5 Inch. Finding a 3.5 to 2.5 size converter is easy and costs about $10 USD if you shop around.
SSDs are no longer extremely expensive
You could pick up a 1TB Hard Drive for $50 or a 480GB SSD for around $80. Price different is coming down drastically over the past four years.
256GB to 480GB are plenty?
For someone surfing the internet, you don’t need a 1TB hard drive. If anything you’d pick SSD for speed over HDD for capacity. Unless of course you are into downloading tons of movies and need far more storage.
I have a laptop with just a 128GB SSD, plenty good for using it on vacation occasionally.
Less Power Consumption
SSDs draw less power than their Mechanical Hard Drive counterparts.
Enterprise is Dumping HDDs
Now that 1TB SSDs are on the market, the demand to have 3TB or higher HDDs have diminished within Enterprise usage. Some server environments still need massive storage, which HDD’s still fill this void.
Gamers need extra speed
PC Gamers almost always use SSDs, at least the ones I game with. To play First Person Shooter games or any game requiring fast response, you need an SSD to win big.
Everyone is buying them
Ever notice how many of the SSD listings on Craigslist, Offerup and Letgo sell very quickly? There is a strong demand for faster data transfer.
Not all SSDs are equal, some are high performance enterpise edition. Others are budget versions. The worst SSD is still better than the best HDD.