Solid state drives use flash memory like a USB drive instead of spinning platters like a traditional hard drive. There are no moving parts, which allows the disk to read and write much faster and make it more resilient to bumps and drops. Some of the higher end SSD’s are 10-20x faster than old fashioned HDD’s. If your computer already has enough RAM for its needs, then an SSD upgrade is the next step.
SSD’s have a higher cost/gigabyte than a normal hard drive, so if you need to store large amounts of data, it’s best to keep a secondary hard drive to store your files, and use the SSD to store your operating system and programs. This is easy to do in desktops, but not possible in a lot of laptops. Call or stop by for a Free* diagnostic and one of our technicians can evaluate your computer and discuss upgrade options with you.
Benefits of an SSD Upgrade
- Much faster boot (startup) times
- Programs launch faster
- Resistant to shocks and bumps.
Great for people who travel with their laptop.
- Lighter weight and quieter
- Longer batter life
Estimated Time & Cost*
(Depending on Parts Availability)
|$50-175 + Parts|
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|This service is only offered in-shop|
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|Requires physical access to computer.|
*All turn-times and prices listed online are approximate. Unless otherwise noted, prices do not include cost of parts. Free Diagnostic subject to exceptions. Click HERE for details. Emergency or RUSH service is available for an additional fee. On-Site & Remote services require an appointment. Subject to availability. Travel fee may apply.