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, in the first place, 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 as well as make it more enjoyable to use. An awful lot faster, to be sure.

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

Firstly, 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, of course, 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 correspondingly, 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 comparatively 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, of course, load quicker. In fact, everything.

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

In the first place, it’s the same system. Identically the same computer and the same boot sequence. Indeed, all I have done is clone the data from the old HDD to a SSD.

Which is exactly what I would do for you.

If you live in the Sussex / Surrey area and want me a correspondingly quicker machine with a Solid State Drive, 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 coupled 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 Draw Draws less power and an average of 2 to 3 W of electricity More power draw an average of 6 to 7 W of electricity
Noise No moving parts, therefore, no sound Clicks, whirring and spinning can be heard
Vibration No moving parts, therefore no vibration The disc (platter) spinning can produce vibration
Cost SSD’s are, indeed, more expensive Store a lot of data cheaply
Heat produced Lower power draw and no moving parts mean,of course, very little heat produced While not that significant it produces more heat than an SSD and can contribute to machine overheating
File opening speed Up to 30% faster than the standard HDD Slower than an SSD
Operating system boot time Average 10 to 15 seconds on a new machine Average 30 to 45 seconds


This is a video showing a Solid State Drive Upgrade together with a Windows 10 Upgrade. It really speeds up the machine not to mention giving it 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 has an Intel I3 processor and 6gb of RAM in it. That remained and likewise, 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, of course, 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.

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! And of course, you can stop asking yourself How do I speed up my Machine!

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J And B
February 1, 2022

Brilliant Rob

We were at a wine club with M and A last night, and we all agreed you know what you’re doing, much appreciated

Have a great weekend,


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P & B
January 18, 2022

‘We bought a new laptop and were going to transfer files from our old laptop (which kept freezing) but were unable to.  Rob sorted this problem out very efficiently.’



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November 1, 2021

Hi Rob,

Just to say many thanks for your help today.

Best wishes,

Y.H. BN6

December 14, 2019

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SERIOUSLY PLEASED Really quick to get in touch and get an appointment. He obviously really knew what he was talking about and solved the problem straight away. I will definitely use this service again and I have other friends who I gave the contact to who have also been sorted out quickly

A.B. Surrey

December 14, 2019

Business and Personal Computers

I have been using Rob’s services for years now for my business and personal computers. Every problem I have set him, some big and some small, has been attended to in an efficient, friendly and business-like manner with a positive outcome. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone.

A.L. Rustington

November 5, 2019

So much faster

Thank you again for the great job you did on the computer, it’s so much faster!

many thanks



August 18, 2018

Thank You

I would like to thank RHCC for all their help with my computer. When I had a problem they were quick, courteous and extremely helpful, managing to restore all my data without loss and provide advice on the purchase of a new machine.
Being a single female, I am always a little wary of inviting strangers into my home, but I had nothing to worry about here, and the gentleman that visited always spoke in plain and simple English to me, so as not to confuse with computer jargon that I really do not understand.

R.S Hassocks

May 18, 2018

Quick Response

Dear Rob

Thank you again for your help and quick response

Best Regards

GD Mid Sussex

February 6, 2017

Very Fair Invoice

Thank you so much for coming so promptly and for sorting out my ageing pc! Thank you too for your very fair invoice. It made the frustration of being locked out of my machine a little less frustrating.

JH, Hassocks

October 20, 2014

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I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my PC. When you took the hard drive away with you to fix I was convinced that I was going to lose all my data and that this was going to be a rather time-consuming and very costly job, which you proved to be false.
The PC runs very well now and I appreciate all the hard work and suggestions you have given me, and after having the spyware software installed this has made a big difference to us, and I believe we are more conscious when we are surfing the net.
I will be recommending you to anyone that needs advice or work done to their own computers.
Thank you again for the hard work and the efficient manner it was dealt with.

S.E. Rustington

March 14, 2010

Great Service

Thank you so much for your assistance with my PC. I was very impressed by the speed of your response and professionalism. I have had no further problems with my PC and was so relieved that you managed to recover so much of my data. To top it all off I was pleasantly surprised by how reasonable the bill was.
Personally, I will not be using any other service from now on and I am happy to recommend you to my friends and colleagues.
Thank you again.

M.P. Hove

May 3, 2006

Satisfied Customer

Thank you yet again for your help, you’re worth your weight in gold.



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