My PC is getting a touch long in the tooth. Sure, I’ve upgraded the system to include a high-end graphics card (the GTX295) and included enough memory and an operating system that takes advantage of said memory, but the system is … was pokey.
I recently had troubles with my main hard drive and decided to do some research into finding a replacement. I’ve read about SSDs and how quickly they read and write information but was hesitant. I’ve read some reports indicating SSD setup is a hassle, non-intuitive, and one had better know what they are doing before jumping in. I decided to jump in anyway.
After replacing an ailing hard drive with the Intel X25 G2, I’ve been blown away. I’m so completely impressed with this tech that I swear I will never build a system again without an SSD as the primary OS and application drive. Sure, I have a second drive for large files like music, downloads, gaming, and related good but my primary applications all reside on the SSD.
Now my system boots up in probably 15 seconds instead of 30. My desktop loads with 5 seconds, including all my MR programs. Before, I’d hear my hard drive chugging along, trying to read and load all those resident programs but no longer. Everything loads within seconds, and I hear no drive complaining. The SSD is a difference maker and if you’re considering jumping and doing a poor-man’s upgrade, this is the fastest way to see a significant upgrade in day-to-day performance.