Having an SSD drive will help with those boot times and with resuming your laptop from hibernation/sleep modes. However not all of you are fortunate enough to own a laptop with SSD, and not everyone wants to spend the coin on a new laptop.
If your current laptop supports upgrading to an SSD drive, you can take advantage of the budget SSD drives from Kingston. The Hyper-X 3K SSD.
SSD’s biggest barrier to entry in the mainstream has been cost. People don’t want to shell out lots of money for a hard drive when they can just buy a regular drive for cheap. But then they go and complain about the speed.
I think most people that aren’t in the computer field don’t understand that they can buy a very tiny SSD drive for cheap just as a boot drive, and then use a regular drive for their data! If you just do that, you will thank me for it! You computer will fly like it’s never flown before!
My SSD drive of choice is the OCZ Vertex 2, I love that drive!
There are still lots of people buying workstations out there with normal hard drives, not realizing the amazing benefits of SSD. Even recently my co-worker Nathan (and fellow blogger) just bought an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD drive and he loves it.
When you get an SSD drive you will notice how fast things open up and how fast the computer boots. The longest part of booting I find is the BIOS startup screen! Anyways if you haven’t made up your mind on that new HDD purchase, consider buying an SSD drive!
One of the more common questions these days are on the benefits of SSD drives. Should you get one or should you stick to the drives you are used to?
Well ssd drives are great in notebooks due to their lack of moving parts, are they good in desktop machines? I personally think they are quite overpriced, and not really needed in machines where you are just using Office or Internet browsing.
However due to their good performance times, they are good in performance computer applications such as gaming as long as you can stomach the steep price.
One of my favorite SSD drives is the OCZ Vertex 2 series. They have great reviews and you can get smaller ones for a more affordable price than some of the larger units.