How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD

How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD

How do I speed up my Machine? is a question I am often asked. Sometimes, it just needs a cleanup. Also, sometimes it might be a mechanical issue, it all depends. However, there is one thing you can do to speed up your machine which will give it the single biggest speed increase I know and that is to put a solid-state hard drive inside.

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Solid-state hard drives will make your computer work a lot faster. An awful lot faster, to be sure.

How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD
How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD
Standard Hard Disk Drive
Solid State drive

It’s amazing the number of computers supplied today where the processor CPU is not really up to the job. Obviously, this isn’t the fault of the customer because most people don’t know the difference in which processor is better than another. This is the fault of manufacturers. I know these computers are always built to a price but really manufactures? In my opinion, it just seems that they are trying to make the most amount of money, for the least work.

Anyway, rant about manufacturers over.

As I was saying an SSD,  (solid-state drive) is a lot quicker than HDD, (hard disk drive). Look at this video below where I’ve taken two machines one with an SSD and the other with a normal standard HDD and press the power button at the same time. You can see how much quicker the SSD machine boots. In this case, 16 seconds. Also, it’s not just the booting time. Indeed, files and documents load quicker. And programs load quicker. In fact, everything.

How do I speed up my Machine – effects of an SSD

It’s the same system. The same computer and the same boot sequence. All I have done is clone the stuff on the HDD to the SSD.

Which is exactly what I would do for you.

If you live in the Sussex Surrey area and want me to speed up your machine with a Solid State Drive, SSD, call me on 07771 588577 or Email.

At the bottom of this page is another video showing an even more drastic improvement of nearly a minute quicker. An SSD Upgrade was combined with an upgrade to Windows 10. Scroll down to see it.

Below, is a table with the advantages and disadvantages of a Solid State Drive. The only real disadvantage, however, is that they cost slightly more.


Power DrawDraws less power and an average of 2 to 3 W of electricityMore power draw an average of 6 to 7 W of electricity
NoiseNo moving parts, therefore, no soundClicks, whirring and spinning can be heard
VibrationNo moving parts, therefore no vibrationThe disc (platter) spinning can produce vibration
CostSSD’s are more expensiveStore a lot of data cheaply
Heat producedLower power draw and no moving parts mean very little heat producedWhile not that significant it produces more heat than an SSD and can contribute to machine overheating
File opening speedUp to 30% faster than the standard HDDSlower than an SSD
Operating system boot timeAverage 10 to 15 seconds on a new machineAverage 30 to 45 seconds


This is a video showing a Solid State Drive Upgrade and a Windows 10 Upgrade. It really gives the machine a new lease of life. It was combined with an upgrade to 10 because when the video was shot, October 2019, there was only a few months of life left for Windows 7. The computer itself Had an Intel I3 processor and 6gb of RAM in it. That remained and just the Operating System and the Hard Drive were upgraded.

How do I speed up my Machine

How do I speed up my machine? – The Cost

But it is not as expensive as you would think and will give your machine a new lease of life. Give me a call on (07771) 588577 or email me so we can discuss it further. Cost depends on how much data you have as to the size of the solid-state drive you require. However, the labour cost is the same it’s only the drive price that varies.

Solid State Drive SSD
How do I speed up my machine? A SSD

Why not treat yourself to a new and faster SSD and make your computer a pleasure to use again! How do I speed up my Machine!


November 1, 2021

Hi Rob,

Just to say many thanks for your help today.

Best wishes,

Y.H. BN6

Email 📧 / Phone: 07771 588577


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