Easy Way to Speed up your PC

BCS offer this simple, yet excellent idea to speed up your desktop PC or  laptop.  It is all based around a Solid State Drive or SSD.  You can now get SSDs that are 480Gb, for not a huge amount of money.  We can source this for you, or you can purchase it yourself.  You can get away with a smaller drive – but you’ll need move your music and photos off to make it will all fit for the process……

(1)  We make sure your “C: Drive” disk usage is less than the 480Gb (or size you choose for your SSD)

(2)  BCS engineers will take an image of your C: Drive.  It is like a photograph backup of it.

(3)  We then fit your new drive, take the image and restore it, entirely.

(4)  We make sure the system boots from your new SSD drive – leaving you to format your old drive and use it as storage.

The speed difference in booting up or running programs is extreme.

Typical costs?  £70-£90 or so for the labour, depending on disk space used etc.  The SSD ranges from £120 or so for a 120Gb upto £240 for a 480Gb.

The primary difference between SSDs and Hard Drives is moving parts; SSDs have none. A hard drive is a mechanical device with spinning platters and read/write heads moving over them, sort of like a mixing desk for a DJ. The heads must move over the appropriate area of the platter while they’re spinning to access data. The platters might have to spin around a few times in order for the read/write heads to access all the data.

An SSD is flash memory i.e. solid state memory. Data access is instant.  There is no waiting for platters to spin around.

About mclark

20 years, Computer Engineer. Bsc Hons Computer Science, Durham Uni.
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