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Solid State Drives: What Future Does It Hold For Our Computers?

November 21st, 2011 No comments

Solid State Drives or SSDs are the future of our computer’s superb performance. Although its price can be unbelievably expensive, making it impractical for many computer users, it is still better compared to today’s standard magnetic and spinning computer hard disk drives.

However, analysts believe that there will come a time where SSDs will be made more affordable, and we’d still be using Windows 7 as our computer’s operating system. It is a good thing that Microsoft has foreseen this happening and has included at least several features that makes the OS capable of supporting SSD.

Once an SSD is used for your computer, your operating system will disable Superfetch, ReadyBoost, disk defragmentation, as well as boot and application launch prefetching. Although these processes are eliminated, the SSD is designed to improve the computer’s performance compared to traditional HDDs.

Why go for SSDs

Solid state drives or SSDs is unbelievable fast, allowing your computer to start and shut down faster. In fact, they an even perform read operations at a speed you didn’t think was possible.

However, there are a few procedures that you need to go through before you can enjoy an SSD’s top performance. This is because Windows have computers that are specifically designed to work well with conventional hard disks. Features such as Prefetch, Superfetch and ReadyBoot were all designed to monitor the files accessed during the computer’s startup and whenever you launch programs and customize it for optimal access. Unlike HDDs or hard disk drives, SDDs do not have the spindles, platters, magnetic heads and motors that tradition disks have thus, making such features unavailable for them. So if you want optimum performance from your SSD, make sure that you go for updates so that your computer will adjust to its new disk as well.

Besides making sure that your SSD driver is updated, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.