Over time desktop computers and laptops can tend to slow down and be less responsive than when newly purchased. As main components start to wear and hard drives becomes cluttered, a computers overall performance and speed can slowly deteriorate. With technology constantly advancing, a computer system can often be upgraded at a lower cost when compared to buying a new system.
Sometimes all it takes to speed up your device is adding some extra RAM or replacing the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) with a new SSD (Solid State Drive). SSDs are the modern type of hard disk that store data in the same way as a standard flash drive. The drive can greatly improve your laptop or desktop computer so that it can perform better. The good thing is that, replacing your computers HDD with an SSD will not cost you a lot of money and you wont lose any data.
We can carry out an upgrade from a HDD to SSD which will save you on average £450 over buying a new computer.
When we upgrade your device with an SSD we carry out a complete clone image so no data, passwords, applications or accounts will be lost. The only thing you'll notice is that your device will feel like a brand new machine.
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What is a SSD?
SSDs got their name—solid state—because they have no moving parts. In an SSD, all data is stored in integrated circuits. This difference from HDDs has a lot of implications, especially in size and performance. Without the need for a spinning disk, SSDs can go down to the shape and size of a stick of gum (what’s known as the M.2 form factor) or even as small as a postage stamp. Their capacity—or how much data they can hold—varies, making them flexible for smaller devices, such as slim laptops, convertibles, or 2 in 1s. And SSDs dramatically reduce access time since users don’t have to wait for platter rotation to start up.
What is a HDD?
An HDD is a data storage device that lives inside the computer. It has spinning disks inside where data is stored magnetically. The HDD has an arm with several "heads" (transducers) that read and write data on the disk. It is similar to how a turntable record player works, with an LP record (hard disk) and a needle on an arm (transducers). The arm moves the heads across the surface of the disk to access different data.
HDDs are considered a legacy technology, meaning they’ve been around longer than SSDs. In general, they are lower in cost and are practical for storing years of photos and videos or business files. They are available in two common form factors: 2.5 inch (commonly used in laptops) and 3.5 inch (desktop computers).
What is a RAM?
RAM stands for random access memory and is the short-term storage component (or memory) of a computer. It holds all the data you’re currently using, from the website you’re looking at to the movement of the mouse from one side of the screen to the other.
What does RAM do?
RAM holds all the data you’re actively working with, and you can access this data in any order — it’s random access not sequential access. RAM is directly connected to your computer’s motherboard, allowing for the fastest speeds possible. The more RAM you have, the better your computer will perform. The hundreds of processes you execute whenever you do anything on your computer — type a sentence, save a file, open a tab, jump in a video game — that's the work of RAM.