Who Else Wants To Embrace The
Computing With SSD Drives?
Those that have been around for a while know how far we’ve come in the computing world over the last 30 years. Good Lord, early computers looked more like giant toasters and took even more time to do anything than preparing a piece of toast. Can you remember the days of the Commodore 64 when you used to have to wait for cassette tapes to load? Those that have just recently started venturing into the brave new world of computers and smart phones don’t know how lucky they are. They were able to avoid all the frustration and disillusionment that came from operating the early PCs. They were cumbersome, slow, couldn’t store very much information and were prone to frequent breakdowns; which invariably lead the user to a nervous breakdown.
But our modern world of technology is such that constant improvements are always being made and so today we can enjoy very positive experiences on our modern laptops or desktop computers. Granted, there is always room for improvement and no one has a well enough polished crystal ball to know exactly what computer scientists will think of next. Maybe we’ll wind up with holographic video-conferences, or watch our favorite band perform a song in front of us in 3-D. One’s imagination can literally take them anywhere and chances are, someday they will become a reality.
How Are We Doing Now?
People seem to be fairly content with their current, modern computers. Sure, there is always room for improvement and everyone has some pet peeve that they would like to see addressed, but overall most people’s computing experience seems to be quite satisfactory. Laptops especially have seen major improvements, not only in size, weight, overall portability, but also in speed. The latest processors that are offered are the fastest ever, and can perform many functions simultaneously without breaking a digital sweat.
The one area that always seemed ripe for improvement was in the storage technology that was being used. The same basic approach had been in use for the last 20 years, and involved using magnetic hard drives. Think of your pantry connected to an electrical socket and you’ll get a crude idea of how these devices function. Because magnetic drives are basically a series of plates stacked on top of each other, it takes time for information to be accessed, or even recorded. That is why we often hear a whirring sound inside our computers. No, chipmunks have not managed to sneak in… It’s just our poor hard drive working overtime, trying to get us the information we need as quickly as possible.
Join the Digital Revolution
Early on, computer scientists wisely concluded that anything that was mechanical could probably be replaced with something electronic, given the right technology and cost. Except for a cooling fan, everything else in a modern computer is electronic, so why not the hard drive? They faced many challenges and really started working on it at the dawn of the computer revolution. Some of the challenges faced by computer scientists included:
- How do you get an electronic device to save information if you turn off the power to it?
- How do you make them compatible with current hard drive connections that most computers use?
- Can they be made small enough so that they actually are less bulky than traditional magnetic drives?
Fortunately, all of these obstacles were overcome, using the latest technological innovations. Today, SSD drives offer the same storage capacity as their older cousins, while operating much faster. They are also a lot smaller and use less power. All these benefits make modern computers, especially laptops, more durable, reliable and much smaller than before. You should seriously consider replacing your old magnetic drive, which is bound to wear out, or even break, with one of these advanced storage solutions. You will not only work faster, but will be at the leading edge of the latest in computer technology which can only be a good thing.
Technological innovations have come a long way in recent years with everything from SSD drives to portability now being seen as the norm. Lord only knows what the future will hold.