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.

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 the manufacturers. I know these computers are always built to a price but really manufacturers? 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 an 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 me.

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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All old hard drives are either returned to you or are help for 2 weeks and then destroyed in line with our data protection policy.



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