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Why You Need an SSD Upgrade: A Hitchin Guide

Why is my computer so slow

We've all been there—staring at the spinning wheel or hourglass, wondering if our computer is contemplating the meaning of life. It's frustrating, especially when you've got things to do and places to be. Hitchin, we understand the struggle, and we've got a game-changer for you: SSD upgrades. 

Snail using a computer

The Benefits of Upgrading to SSD in Hitchin

  1. Speed: Say goodbye to the spinning wheel of doom.
  2. Reliability: No more random crashes or "not responding" nightmares.
  3. Energy Efficiency: Your battery will last longer, giving you more freedom to roam.

Is It Worth the Cost?

If you're eyeing your wallet, wondering if this upgrade will break the bank, you'll be pleased to know it's quite affordable. The cost for a full SSD upgrade service, including the hardware, typically falls between £120 to £200. This range is dependent on the storage size you choose, but considering most people need less than 500GB, a budget within this range is usually sufficient to get you up and running faster than ever. 

Durability and Reliability: SSDs vs HDDs

Traditional hard drives use spinning disks, much like a record player, with a mechanical arm that moves to read and write data. These moving parts are prone to wear, tear, and eventual failure. SSDs, in contrast, use flash memory with no moving parts, making them more durable, efficient, and less likely to fail. 

Will I Lose Anything If I Upgrade to an SSD

The short answer is generally no, but there's a caveat. One of the biggest concerns people have when considering an upgrade is the potential loss of important files, photos, or software. In most cases, we can clone your existing hard drive onto your new SSD, so long as your existing drive doesn't have faults that would prevent successful cloning. 

What Is Cloning, Exactly?

Not all Cloning is the same

Cloning involves creating an exact duplicate of your existing hard drive. This includes everything from the operating system and applications to all your personal files. The result? Your computer will operate just as it did before the upgrade, only much faster. However, it's crucial that your existing drive is in good health for the cloning process to be successful. 

The SSD Upgrade Experience in Hitchin

We're not just about upgrading hardware; we're about upgrading your entire computing experience. From consultation to installation, our Hitchin team ensures a smooth transition. 

Cheetah racing a laptop after an SSD upgrade in hitchin
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