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Why should you install an SSD in your notebook?

Accessory provides better user experience in performing various tasks

Anyone who owns a notebook has probably already reached the point where, in general, it works very well, but needs improvement in certain aspects. One of the most common is the search for an external storage accessory, which can be used both to “save” the machine’s memory and to facilitate in times when it is necessary to run a heavy file on another machine.

Among the most common storage options, one of the most prominent is the SSD. Acronym for Solid-State Drive (or Solid-State Drive), the piece brings a series of advantages over the use of an external HD, which is generally more used when extra space is needed outside the notebook.

An SSD is manufactured as a single piece, built around a semiconductor integrated circuit, responsible for storing data, which are stored in flash memory modules. The HD, on the other hand, uses a magnetic plate to save the data, which is accessed by a mechanical arm that looks at the entire file to get the requested information.

And why are we explaining this? Because the way this piece is “constructed” makes all the difference and is the reason why it has been gaining more and more preference as a storage option.

But what does the SSD have? 

Below we present some features that make the peripheral a very interesting storage option:

Speed

As the SSD is manufactured in a single piece, it can respond much faster to requests than an HD. 

On an SSD, the start of the task is almost instantaneous (up to 0.03 milliseconds), a factor that significantly impacts the experience of those who use the service.

Resistance

Its construction format also ensures that it is more resistant to drops (since there are no “pieces” to break) and the SSD also works better at high temperatures. 

Another advantage of the piece is its lower energy consumption, which can be very useful when you are using the notebook unplugged.

reduced noise

While the HD has the classic sound of a fan running, the sound of the SSD is much more discreet, which can be very useful for those who are easily distracted by sounds.

We found this video on the internet that more clearly shows the difference between an HD and an SSD. Although it is in English, it follows a comparison video structure that is very simple to understand.

Are there any downsides to SSD?

The only point that needs to be evaluated if you want to install an SSD is the storage/price ratio, as the price of a device with 1 TB of storage can be up to three times higher (or even more) than the price of a HD with the same capacity.

However, depending on your behaviour and style of use, making this purchase may be worth it, especially if the idea is to have an accessory to use with peace of mind for years to come.

Installation and care

Installing an SSD is quite simple, as it is usually compatible with the SATA III and SATA II ports. And even if you hit the reverse lottery, there are already several compatibility kits, so this factor won’t really be a big problem.

The only really important care you need to do is not defrag the SSD and disable the automatic defragmenter if your notebook has Windows as its operating system. Unlike the HD, this part has a limitation of writing cycles and performing this operation will, in fact, reduce the lifetime of the device.