The SSD Angels

The SSD Angels

Posted On: February 22, 2012
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How do you go about using SSDs to fix broken relationships?

4 SSD Angels took 1 ex-ambulance & 50 Samsung 830 SSDs and went to find out. This is the start of their story.

These days most us conduct our love lives through a laptop, whether that be Skyping your other half across the divide of continents or whether the love affair is between you and your computer.

But when your computer starts playing up your relationship can hit the rocks, which is why an upgrade is essential every now and then.

So you have to admire these guys, traveling around in an ambulance replacing crappy hard drives with pimped up solid-state drives.

Solid-state drives (SSDs) are becoming an increasingly popular choice for computer users who value the impressive speed, reliability and energy savings they provide. Although SSDs are likely to cost significantly more than hard disk drives (HDDs) on a per-gigabyte (GB) basis for the foreseeable future, a growing number of users are coming to the conclusion that the outstanding performance they provide is worth the extra cost, especially as prices fall and SSD technology continues to improve.

SSDs – which use NAND flash memory chips to store and retrieve data – allow computer systems to boot up, load applications and copy both large and small files dramatically faster than conventional HDDs. And because SSDs have no moving parts, they are much more energy-efficient and resistant to shock, vibration and accidental drops than HDDs – qualities that make them ideally suited for use in notebooks, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices.

As a result, gaming enthusiasts, corporate road warriors and other demanding PC users willing to pay a premium for higher performance are beginning to gravitate towards SSDs. PC makers are also fueling the shift towards SSDs by offering them as standard equipment in their latest ultra-slim and lightweight notebooks – including Samsung?s Series 9, Sony?s Vaio Z Series and Apple?s MacBook Air – as a way to differentiate their performance.