Re: Buy new laptop: lots of questions
I got an i5, 8 GB RAM, and a 60 GB SSD-20.49 second boot time. My powerhouse computer sporting a 1 TB HDD with an equally powerful AMD processor (plus the same amount of RAM), and an even better ATI graphics card boots in 63.20 seconds.
Originally Posted by irv
And, everything is snappy with the SSD-no hangs or anything like it once I upgraded my kernel to fix the Intel graphics issue.
So, to answer your question, yes, SSDs do, in fact, increase performance.
Plus, they also stay extremely quiet and produce very little heat compared to HDDs, thanks to not having any moving parts (the only time the fan is noticeable or not muted by my typing is during a kernel hang or if I'm doing something like importing thousands of photos at the same time in Shotwell).
Backups are amazing. 99% of data loss can be prevented by spending less than $100 on an external drive.
If you have seen an error, there is a good chance someone else has, too. Google is your friend.