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Clayton Cramer:

I installed 2 GB of RAM in my notebook, and the performance gain when I am, as usual, doing too many things at once (editing videos, blogging, putting together PowerPoint slides for lectures, reading email), is definitely quite noticeable.

The absolute best upgrade one can make today is to replace the hard drive with a solid state drive as their boot disk.

I gave this advice to a fellow at work a few months ago. Recently, he upgraded to a new PC which, of course, has an SSD. His response upon using the new machine?

"It's a beast!"


Tambi Dude

But doesn't SSD have limited life in reading/writing

Isaac Schrödinger

It does have a limited life compared to a hard drive.

However, from what I've read, it's not a drastically short life span. Solid state drive manufacturers offer three year warranties; I've had mine for almost two years and it's doing well.

I bet most who've bought one, got one less than two years ago. So, we really don't have a definite idea of just how long such drives will last.

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