Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) are without question the single component in a computer that can significantly increase the speed of that computer. As a matter of fact, I am typing this blog post on an old Toshiba notebook with a 2nd generation Intel i7 processor that originally came with a 640GB Toshiba rotating media hard drive that was abandoned because of the fact that it was so slow. I put in a new Intel 160GB SSD drive, installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 and it is dramatically faster than what it was before.

The price of SSD drives have dropped so much that they have become mainstream, not just something that a computer nerd is going to use. The speed of SSD drives does come with a price, however. They just do not last as long as traditional rotating media drives. This is due to the fact that you can only write to them a finite number of times. This is reflected in the warranty period being only 3 years on most SSD drives. Samsung drives do use a different technology and their drives come with a 10-year warranty.

The fact that SSD drives are so much faster and they can’t be damaged by dropping them is definitely worth it as long as you do one thing – always maintain a current backup. It is possible to recover data from SSD drives in many cases, but sometimes it is not possible to recover data in the event that one of the memory chips goes bad. In a case like that all of the data would be lost.

If you own an SSD drive always backup!!!

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