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Jun 12

Why Solid State Drives are Worth the Extra Cost

by David Ringstrom,CPA
 
I’ve been following solid state drives (SSD) for years now, always thinking they were too expensive. I finally chose to make the leap recently, thanks in part to a brief mention of SSDs by Carlton Collins, and now there’s no going back. If my article sounds like technical mumbo-jumbo so far, let me clarify: Laptop and desktop computers have traditionally been shipped with mechanical hard drives, which spin a stack of magnetic plates that save or retrieve information and launch programs. However, an SSD doesn't have moving parts and could be thought of as additional memory that you add to your computer that retains what you’ve stored when you turn the computer off. Because an SSD isn't mechanical, it’s extremely fast.
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About the author:

David H. Ringstrom, CPA, heads up Accounting Advisors, Inc., an Atlanta-based software and database consulting firm providing training and consulting services nationwide. Contact David at david@nullacctadv.com or follow him on Twitter. David speaks at conferences about Microsoft Excel and presents webcasts for several CPE providers, including AccountingWEB partner CPE Link.