Holsworthy Computers LOVES new tech and old but how long can the average small business / residential user carry on using Windows 10 on these old devices? I speak of course of the humble Hard Disk Drive or (HDD).

The first one was invented in the 1950s – That’s right, nearly 70 years ago! That’s older than your local farmers Land Rover Defender, but they have come a very long way since then with capacity, physical size, formats, connectivity and most importantly, capacity, enabling us to store more data than ever before. But this all comes at a risk because as most home users know, their computer likely has their data, OS, programs all on one single drive – a single point of failure. But it’s not all doom and gloom as backup drives are now easier than ever to get hold of and can save your data during the event of a hardware failure, but what about reducing the chances of that failure?

I give you, the humble SSD or Solid-State drive. 

The SSD is something many enthusiasts looked at with envy 8 years ago, finding every excuse to not own one, just because they couldn’t afford it, but really, they wanted one so bad, if everyone was aware of them, they would want one. Smaller in capacity, but 10x faster than your traditional mechanical hard drive, it has been the biggest performance booster for many PC systems over the last decade that has seen us go from Core 2 Duos to the Intel Core I9 chip evolving from generations of technology, but what’s the point in having a £2000 PC on a mechanical hard drive causing it to boot up slower than a £150 refurbished laptop from Holsworthy Computers?

The SSD is now here, it’s now our standard replacement for a failing mechanical hard drive and its price point is a friendly one with capacities of 240GB being the best flavour, so much more reliable, so much faster, so much better.