Buying a laptop with SSD is considered to be a smart decision these days. SSD or Solid State Drives are faster storage devices as compared to the older spinning hard drives. SSDs use NAND Flash chips to store the data in electronic form. So, storage and retrieval of digital data become easy for computers.
I am not saying that you can’t upgrade your existing laptop with a new SSD. In fact, I have talked a lot about these upgrades on SSD Sphere multiple times for different laptops. Today is a different topic and I am talking to another set of people.
If you are one of those looking to buy a new laptop, I am going to tell you something very simple yet effective.
Just don’t buy a laptop with a hard drive.
Buy a laptop with an SSD even if you are getting a smaller storage space.
I will tell you why?
The reason is that SSD and Hard Disks are storage mediums for our computers. Now, the faster the storage medium, the faster will be the data retrieval by our CPU. If the storage medium is slow, the CPU will have to wait for the data, and hence it may not be able to do work to its fullest.
I have a full list of reasons to choose a laptop with an SSD instead of an HDD. I have ranked the reason from most relevant to the least relevant to normal users. So, let’s get started.
Reason 1: Crunchy System Response
As we discussed above, the system will take comparatively lesser time to find the data with an SSD than it will do with a Hard Disk. So, whenever you press the power button to turn on the laptop, it will boot up quickly. Now, this time will vary depending on the overall system specifications but we are talking about the difference here.
You can read more about the practical difference between a 7200 RPM HDD and a normal SATA SSD right here.
A crunchy system response means you do not have to wait for the OS to load or the software to fire up. Things will start to happen immediately after you give your commands.
People often think their older laptops have gone bad when they take 5 minutes to boot up. But, in most cases, it’s your slow hard drive causing the issue. So, having an SSD as your storage medium will help your system perform actions without huge delays.
Reason 2: No Performance degradation over time
HDDs are slower than SSDs and we all know it now.
But, do you know Hard Drives will start to downgrade their performance as time passes by?
Yes, that is true.
If your laptop has a hard disk as its main storage medium, you will see the system performance decreasing over time. This is actually your hard disk becoming slower. These drives are more prone to mechanical wear and bad sectors. However, SSDs are safer from performance degradation over time.
SSDs have limited operating time indicated by TBW (Total Terabytes Written) and MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) but you do not have to worry about these. This is because these limits are huge and can’t be surpassed by any normal user. So, your SSD laptop will never become slow because of slower storage because there are no mechanical parts prone to wear. Also, most SSDs have a technology called wear leveling to manage any possible wearing.
Reason 3: Faster Copying and Pasting
This is another amazing reason to opt for a laptop with an SSD. This might not be the ultimate reason for most people but an SSD laptop will copy, paste, and move files from one drive to another at a much faster pace.
So, if your work includes a lot of file/data movement, you should choose an SSD laptop.
Content creators will get to see this benefit more often than others. For example, if you are a photographer or a videographer, sending files to your laptop from cameras or flash drives will be comparatively faster.
Reason 4: Good Software Performance
If your work includes using software or multiple of them, you will be able to use them more effectively on an SSD laptop. First of all, they will load faster on your SSD laptop. Secondly, the operations will be smoother. You will hardly see errors like “Not Responding”.
Reason 5: More Durable
SSDs are more durable. They are much better at handling shocks, drops, and shakes. If your laptop falls on the floor, a hard disk will probably get crashed because its magnetic disk is fragile. But, that’s not the case with an SSD laptop.
Reason 6: Power Efficiency
Energy efficiency is one of the main benefits of an SSD. As a result, an SSD laptop will have better battery life as compared to a laptop with a hard disk. Heat generation will also be reduced.
Reason 7: No Noise and Less weight
SSDs create no noise and vibrations because there are no moving parts inside them. So, your SSD laptop will work more silently. Also, the SSDs are lightweight and hence your SSD laptop will also be lightweight.
Reason 8: Compact Form Factors
SSDs are smaller than hard drives. If you look at an M.2 NVMe drive, it is like a small chip generally having 22×80 cm dimensions. SATA 2.5″ drives have the same dimensions as a 2.5″ hard disk. Most latest laptops are coming with the M.2 drives which cover less space on the motherboard.
SSD is the technology of the future. Fortunately, they are becoming cheaper day by day. However, you may have to compromise with the space you are getting. You can increase the storage space later but whenever you get options to choose between a laptop with a hard drive and SSD, you should choose SSD and you know the reasons now.
Let me know in the comments what you think about it.