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The blazing speed of an SSD without the huge cost

November 10th, 2015

Martin

You’ll know all about the amazing speed boost of a Solid State Disk if you’ve read this blog for a while. The technology in this box of wonders means that, compared to the hard drives they replace, they’re an unbelievable turbo charge for your PC, Mac or laptop.

But you might also know that, in pennies per gigabyte, a Solid State Disk (SSD) is hugely more expensive. Compare the common Seagate 500GB hard drive for £33 to the Samsung 500GB SSD for £116 (at time of writing). That’s nearly four times the price!

Prices are coming down all the time, but at the same time your photo and video collections are getting bigger and your cameras are capturing ever larger images. A 500GB SSD is just not big enough any more!

There are two solutions to this conundrum. Read more

The SSD Upgrade: Giving my Mac Mini a kick up the backside

November 24th, 2014

Martin

I was disappointed in my Mac. I’d treated myself to one after a successful contract came to an end, and justified it on the grounds that it would help me fix the Macs of others. And indeed, it’s done that job well!

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