If you’re reading this, you probably have a laptop that is in excess of 10.0 gigabytes, and you probably have a laptop with an SSD. Both of these factors are important in our quest for the ultimate laptop experience.
While a lot of people think about an SSD for portable computers, its importance is actually quite the opposite. An SSD is not just faster, it is way more expensive. That is due in no small part to the fact that the drive inside a flash-memory based SSD is slower and requires additional power. That means the only way to make the SSD work is to buy the most expensive drive you can afford.
If you can afford it, a 1.5Gig SSD is the way to go. 1 Gig is plenty to handle just about any data you might have. But a 1.5 Gig SSD isn’t enough to handle the vast majority of your data. It’s just enough for basic things like text files, images, and videos. The reason 1.
Gig was the benchmark for the first flash memory drives was to make them cheap. By making the drive as fast and small as possible, a larger number of flash memories could be used. The drive you need to go from 1GB to 1.5GB is a 1.5 Gig. That means 1.5 Gig is enough for any video files you might have. It also means you can buy a 1.5 Gig SSD cheaper and still have it work.
There are a few things to think about when thinking about how much a drive you might need. First, the 1.5 Gig is the same as the 1GB hard drive we discussed in the previous entry. So you will need to add at least a 1GB drive to your system if you want to go over the 1.5 Gig. The speed of a single drive will probably be faster than the speed of the HDD it is attached to.
So if you are using a SSD, you should add at least a 1GB drive to your system. This might not seem like a lot, but over the past year, we have seen a number of SSD companies introduce SSD drives that are about twice the size of HDDDs. That means you’re going to need more than 1GB of storage space to store your files and videos as well.
SSD drives are a big plus for those of us who love file sharing, but if you are not into sharing files, it may not be as much of an advantage.
You can get SSD drives for around $100, so it doesn’t matter if you are going to over fill your storage. But it’s worth noting that the larger the drive, the slower it is. 1GB of random writes is slow compared to 1GB of sequential writes, making it less efficient. Plus, the larger the drive, the more power it consumes.
For all intents and purposes, SSD drives are still the fastest, cheapest, and most efficient method of storing your files and videos. They are just significantly less efficient than a regular hard drive.