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HDD versus SSD


Data storage comes in two types of technology:
First, is a hard drive (HDD) which has been around for the last 50 years.
Second type is the solid state drive (SSD) introduced 10 years ago and has dramatically increased the performance of modern computers.

A hard drive is mechanical, and uses small parts to to seek out data stored magnetically on a spinning platter.

Compare this is an SSD that uses flash memory to store and access data. As a result an SSD can run your programs and access your data almost instantaneously.



The flash technology translates to dramatically fast boot times, better multi tasking, quieter operation and better system cooling.As SSD's don't have small moving parts, they are harder to break and there is much less risk of drive failure.
However, this performance increase comes at a higher cost and isn't available in capacities higher than one terrabyte.
If you need more storage space, then choose a hard drive. However if you want to make your computer like new, get almost instant load times, run applications faster, then upgrade to an SSD.


Upgradeable has everything you need to make the upgrade as easy as possible. We sell accessories, provide expert advice and are a real business, located in a real office with technicians that can help with any installation issue. When you buy from Upgradeable, you are not just getting components, you become an Upgradeable customer, access to the best support and service in Australia.

Not the DIY type? Need an installation service?
The Upgradeable Upgrade Centre is located in Sydney and provides a complete range of professional upgrade services. Our SSD install and cloning service starts at $150. We clone your current hard drive onto a new SSD and install it. Simply drop off your old computer and pick up later in the day with a new SSD running as fast as a new computer...all for the cost of an upgrade! No software and disks required.

Call us now to enquire about our SSD cloning service 02 9439 3665.