Month: March 2015


Speed up with a Solid State Drive


Hard Drive

Hard Drive

This is my attempt to show the difference in speed between a regular spinning hard drive and a solid state hard drive.  In a traditional hard drive there is a magnetic disk spinning and a head that swings across the disk.  In order to read or write something the disk has to spin to the right location while the head moved across to the correct location.  There is a coordination between the spin and the head.  If the head doesn’t get in position when the disk location passes it had to wait for the next time around.  While this happens very fast it’s no comparison to a solid state drive that simply requests a location and requires no motion.  The solid state memory simply relays what’s been stored in the location and it can do this from any location on the device much faster than the spinning disk and head can move all over the disk.  The result is a 5-10 times increase in disk access times.  This means boots, shutdowns, launches etc are that much faster.  In laptops this also means less power usage since there are no moving parts.

Prices of solid state drives have been coming down.  They are not as low as a regular hard drive but they are getting very reasonable and life expectancy is also excellent.  If you have a good computer that seems to take a long time to boot, or shutdown, or it just takes too long to launch a program, and you live in the Johnson County KS area, give me a call to discuss options.  913-893-1123

12 Stones Tech Commercial

My new video to give a little overview of what we can do.