Should you update your Mac with an SSD?

Solid state drives (SSDs) are now very common issue across Mac computers. If you have an older Mac, you can simply upgrade it with an SSD and benefit from the many performance advantages.

SSDs are faster

SSDs have a very clear advantage over HDDs in terms of data access speed. An SSD takes about 35 to 100 microseconds to access the data, which is about 100 times quicker than an HDD. Programs launch and work more speedily, transferring files are much quicker, and you can do data-intensive work without thinking that your computer will stall or freeze.

More reliable

Most consumer SSDs use NAND flash memory, it is kind of a nonvolatile storage technology that doesn’t need the power to retain data. As such, you don’t worry losing or corrupting data if by mistake your SSD is left unplugged. And if SSDs fail, your PC would still be able to read data, unless the memory chips are damaged.

What’s more, HDDs depend on magnetism to write data, so exposing your computer system to a strong magnet could remove all information on your drive. This is not an issue with SSDs, which do not comprehend parts with magnetic coatings that can be damaged by being exposed to a magnetic field.

More durable

SSDs are less prone to damage because of shock and vibration. As SSDs do not have any of the moving parts, like drive platters and read arms, that HDDs do, that is why they won’t break if you drop, bump your Mac. If you drop your laptop and it had an SSD installed in it, your screen would possibly break before the SSD. That is SSD durability.

SSDs are quieter

SSDs don’t make any noise at all. SSDs don’t have any of the moving parts like HDDs, especially the faster ones, noisy. A Mac with an SSD is normally quieter even when it’s performing intensive tasks.

More energy-efficient

Compared to HDDs, SSDs do not require as much power to run. Even at full sprint, SSDs use up 50 per cent less power than HDDs. This is because of SSDs’ lack of moving parts that consume electricity to read, write, and access information. And SSDs don’t have these parts, they produce less heat, which also adds to a reduction in power consumption. Less power consumed also helps in improving your Mac’s performance and extend its service life.

An SSD will surely improve your Mac’s overall performance, which translates to a boost in your productivity and efficiency. If you are all set to upgrade your Mac with an SSD or have any questions about storage drives, call 1800 663 923 today.

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