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.