Turn your computer into Turbocharged Supermachine with a Solid State Hard Drive
from only £130

Upgrade to a new SSD and experience speeds up to 5 times quicker** than with your old hard drive

From only £130* – including hard drive, installation, setup and data transfer

If your computer takes a long time to boot up, that’s likely because it runs on a regular hard drive. This is also the case of most older computers.

Do you know that replacing that hard drive with a solid-state drive (SSD) will make the machine run much faster?

It’s true, a 5-year-old computer with an SSD boots much faster than even a brand new computer running on a regular hard drive.

The good news is that swapping out the drives is quite easy to do and not too expensive either, thanks to the fact that SSDs are now much more affordable than they were a few years ago.

To see how an old hard drive boots compared to a new SSD click here

*Price quoted for 128GB Solid State Drive, with less than 50GB data transfer and basic email/office windows apps. Installation available in workshop only. Prices available whilst stocks last. Larger hard drives with more data to transfer and more complicated installations will incur additional charges. Please call 01937 843242 for more information.

** Comparison taken from http://www.storagereview.com/ssd_vs_hdd. Boot speed for SSD around 10-13 seconds average bootup time compared to 30-40 seconds average bootup time for HDD. Read/write speed for ssd generally above 200 MB/s and up to 550 MB/s compared to 50 – 120MB / s for HDD.
For more information please call 01937 843242 or email sales@thepccrew.co.uk or visit www.thepccrew.co.uk/contact

 

What Is a solid state drive – The technical bit!

Short for Solid-State Drive an SSD is a hard drive that uses “non-volatile” memory as a means of storing and accessing data, much like computer RAM. Unlike a traditional hard drives, an SSD has no moving parts, which gives it advantages such as accessing stored information faster, no noise, often more reliable and consumes less power.  In short, a solid state drive is super quick and extremely reliable.

ssd speed

 

So, what does it mean to you?

SSDs are Faster

SSDs can have 100 times greater performance, almost instantaneous data access, quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and an overall snappier computing experience than hard drives. HDDs can only access the data faster the closer it is from the read write heads, while all parts of the SSD can be accessed at once.

SSDs Consume Less Power

SSDs use significantly less power at peak load than hard drives, less than 2W vs. 6W for an HDD. Their energy efficiency can deliver longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on system, and a cooler computing environment.

SSDs are Lighter

Flash-based SSDs weigh considerably less than hard drives – only 77g vs. 752.5g for HDDs. SSDs won’t weigh down your notebook when you’re on the go or your desktop when rearranging your office!

SSDs are Cooler

As an energy-efficient storage upgrade for your desktop or laptop, SSDs require very little power to operate that translates into significantly less heat output by your system.

SSDs are Quieter

With no moving parts, SSDs run at near silent operation and never disturb your computing experience during gaming or movies, unlike loud, whirring hard disc drives.

So what’s involved?

The PC Crew will expertly swap your existing hard drive for a new solid state drive. In desktops, we can even leave your existing drive to create more storage. Once installed we will transfer all your data, install all your programs and set it up just how you want it, ready to carry on.

To see how fast a SSD compares against a traditional hard drive click here

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