If you have an older Mac, it most likely has a hard disk drive (HDD) for storing your precious information. Newer models, have a solid state drives (SSD), which have now become pretty much the norm. However, you can benefit from the advantages of SSDs by upgrading your Mac to one quite easily.
A Mac with an SSD is faster
SSDs have ta massive advantage over HDDs in terms of speed. To access data, an SSD takes 35 to 100 microseconds, which is at leat 100 times faster than a standard HDD. This makes your Mac boots up in less than a minute, programs start and run far faster, files are transferred quickly, and you can do data-intensive tasks without being concerned that your computer will stall.
A Mac is more reliable with an SSD
SSDs use NAND flash memory are nonvolatile storage that doesn’t require power to retain data. Because of this you don’t risk losing or corrupting data in case your SSD is unplugged. Also, if an SSD does fail, your computer will still be able to read data, unless the actual memory chips are damaged which is very unlikely
Furthermore, HDDs rely on magnetism to manage data, so exposing your HDD to a strong magnet can erase all information on your drive. This isn’t a worry with SSDs, which do not contain parts that can be damaged by being exposed to a moderate magnetic field.
A Mac is more durable with an SSD
Unlike HDDs, SSDs are far less prone to damage due to shock and vibration. This is because SSDs do not have any of the moving parts, like drive platters and read arms, that HDDs do, so they won’t break if you drop, bump, or jostle your Mac.
They will fail over time, however, but it’s likely that your SSD will outlast your computer for many years. While consumer SSDs do have a limited number of reads and writes, under normal use, they can make it to over 700TB of writes before failing. To put this in simply, you would have to write 40GB of data every day for 50 years to get to 700TB, which means you don’t have to be concered that you’ll wear out your SSD.
A Mac with an SSD is quieter
SSDs don’t make any noise. That’s none. This is due to their non-mechanical nature. SSDs don’t have any moving parts like mechanical HDDs. A Mac with an SSD is generally quieter even when it’s performing intensive tasks because it can reach data quickly which reduces strain on the CPU.
A Mac with an SSD is more energy efficient
In comparison to HDDs, SSDs don’t need as much power. Even at full speed, they use up at least 50 percent less juice than HDDs. Again, this is down to the SSDs’ lack of moving parts that consume electricity to read, write, and access information. Also because SSDs don’t have these parts, they produce less heat, which also contributes to a reduction in consumption. Less power consumed also helps improve your Mac’s performance and extend its life.
An SSD will massively improve your Mac’s overall performance, which will produce to a boost in your productivity and efficiency. If you’re ready to upgrade your Mac with an SSD or have any questions about storage drives, call Acefast today and we can arrange this.