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Samsung, SSD vendor and the world’s leader in Flash memory, has just published a list of the top 10 benefits of using SSDs. Here they are, somewhat tongue-in-cheek and unedited.
1. Speed Up Your Boot-Up: SSD knows that «go» means «go». Just turn it on and begin working in less than 30 seconds.
2. Zip through File Searches: Remember the last time you attempted a simple e-mail search using a Hard Disk Drive (HDD)? Now imagine crunching that time so it's 5x faster. That's the power of an SSD.
3. Trim File Transfer Time by Almost a Third: Transfer and copy files thirteen minutes and five seconds faster than usual—just enough time to give you a head start on rush-hour traffic.
4. Start Applications in Seconds: Need to make a quick ten-second edit before meeting with a client? SSDs load programs such as Adobe Photoshop and PowerPoint more than twice as fast as their HDD counterparts.
5. Double File-Compilation Power: Just because programmers sit behind a computer screen all day doesn't mean they're immune to slowness. An SSD boasts 2x faster file-compilation times than HDD.
6. Cut Downtime by Half: Routine maintenance tasks shouldn't disrupt your work flow. SSD cuts simple tasks such as virus scans by almost 50 percent.
7. Reduce Power Consumption: SSD requires less energy than a conventional HDD and can add an average of 30 minutes to battery life.
8. Master Multitasking: SSD smoothly handles multiple programs so you can crop photos and load game maps nearly 3x faster than with HDD.
9. Cut Video-Editing Time: Render video file clips at over 30 percent faster with SSD. You'll be able to edit quickly and move on to your next project in no time.
10. Take it Anywhere: For work that needs to extend beyond home or office walls, SSD exceeds expectations in handling shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. Go anywhere with it.
Are these your top 10?
I have just migrated to a laptop sporting a 120GB SSD. For me, number 2 is the killer feature! The fast boot-up is very nice but seaching through emails is lightning fast. Imagine no filing/organizing/archiving emails in separate folders - just search one folder to find that critical email.
And I'll add #11 - . You never really believe how noisy your HDD is until you ***don't*** hear it.