SSD Update

A few weeks ago I was pushed by a friend to replace the internal disk drives in my laptop and desktop machines with SSD drives. I picked 128GB SSD drives.

Results were interesting and mixed. Both machines boot much faster but I avoid rebooting as much as possible to avoid losing context, my desktop machine is always on and I just put my laptop to sleep when I am not using it. Launching applications on the laptop is much faster which is very nice, but there is no appreciable speed difference on the desktop machine most likely because it packed with memory which allows the operating system to cache large portions of the filesystem. Still it has been a very worthwhile update.

So not that much difference on the desktop machine, but the laptop has gotten a new lease on life.


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