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Choosing a suitable SSD for your computer is not so easy. Taking the items in this passage into consideration can do you a favor.

My computer get much slowly recently. Is that means I need to spend a fortune to purchase a brand new computer? Is there any way to improve the performance and save money at the same time?

- From one of computer user

It is a common question for a number of computer users. Now, you can replace HDD with SSD save money and improve the computer’s performance. Besides, the price of SSD has dropped greatly and gradually. But not all users know about SSD and how to choose a suitable one. In fact, choosing a suitable SSD is not so easy as we believe. It is totally different from selecting HDD. Let’s get more about what is SSD at first.

SSD: Shortcut to Improve Computer’s Performance

Different from traditional HDD hard disk, SSD does not have moving parts like head, platters and any other complex moving parts. Data are divided into word length piece and stored in memory. Then it can be accessed instantly or almost instantly. So replacing HDD with SSD, the system will boot faster and the software you save in the SSD will launch near instantly as well.
And for some users, they want to upgrade HDD to SSD and continue to use the original system in which install some applications and save important files. At this moment, you can migrate system to SSD with entirely free system migration software – Renee Becca.

Take the Followings into Consideration when Choosing SSD

Price and Capacity

The price of SSD has dropped down a lot, but still more expensive than HDD in terms of dollar per gigabyte. Of course, you need to choose the capacity of SSD on the basis of your budget and your computer. But we recommend to choose 250GB SSD if you just make it the system disk and you do not have so many files to save in. If you want a larger one, maybe 500GB is enough. We can connect the HDD to be the storage device which save large files.


If you have a fairly new or up-to-date computer, you can purchase the SSD with 500MB/s or even higher. But if it is an old computer, high speed SSD is not so necessary at this moment. Because parts of the hardware may not support reading or writing so fast.


If you want to replace HDD with SSD for the laptop, then you need to take this into consideration. SSD has different thickness. You need to have a check of the thickness of your original disk. If it is 9 mm, then you can purchase the 9 mm SSD or 7mm with an adapter. Because once you purchase the larger size like 9.5 mm, it is impossible to cut the SSD.

Hardware Interface

  1. SATA: The most common interface for hard drive and optical drive. Correctly it should be SATA 3.0 which will can transfer data at 6GBps while SATA 2.0 is at 3GBps which will limit the reading/writing speed of SSD. Besides, if you use SATA, please make sure your computer is SATA 3.0 compatible.
  2. PCI-E: Stand interface for enterprise-class SSD.
  3. M.2 (is NGFF): is specially designed for Ultrabook.
  4. Msata: is very common in laptop. But has been replaced by M.2 gradually. Theoretically, it speed is the same with SATA.
Of course, after replacing HDD with SSD, we need to get more about how to maintain SSD to extend its life and get best performance.
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