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Debunking the myths that stop you investing in a new SSD

Solid state drives are the new sensation that are sweeping the computer nation, but there seem to be a few myths in circulation that are stopping some taking the plunge and giving their computer a much needed boost.

Let’s work through a few those now.

Myth 1 - Traditional magnetic hard drives have had so much more time to perfect their firmware development and they’re just...better.

This may well have been the case when SSDs first came onto the market, but now, there is literally no gap between them and HDDs. The code development continues in relation to the development of solid state hardware and aspects like error correction have been addressed.

Myth or Fact? 
Answer - Myth

Myth 2 - SSDs just aren’t up to heavy usage and will wear out too quickly.

It is well documented that flash memory has a limited number of writes before degradation occurs, but there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the long term effects of this characteristic. Overprovisioning the space required by a factor of around 20% and optimising use patterns are just 2 ways this can be achieved.

Most users will never encounter this problem, but if you think you might give yours a hammering, there are different durability levels of SSD you can choose from when you purchase to suit your intended usage requirements.

Myth or Fact?
Answer - Fact. However, the poor durability claims made by some are somewhat exaggerated.

Myth 3 - When the power’s off, SSDs lose stored data fast!

Retention loss just isn’t an issue for today’s SSDs and whilst extremes in heat can result in trapped electrons tunneling more quickly, the environment temperature solid state drives are typically stored in means that there is no problem with data loss.

Myth or Fact?
Answer - Myth.

Myth 4 - As SSD form factors reduce, so does data reliability.

As SSDs become more and more widely used in laptops, there has been an obvious and natural need to make them smaller. This has led to some claiming that these smaller features mean that fewer electrons are able to be stored in each individual cell and in turn mean they are less reliable.

This is, in part true, but that what has to be taken into consideration is that SSDs use software that is able to overcome this problem. Meaning that it shouldn’t stop you buying one, even for your laptop.

Myth or Fact?
Answer - Fact. This may be true, but it can still be filed under the ‘myth debunked’ column.

If you’d like more information or you’re considering investing in an SSD and you have questions you need answering, have a chat with one of our tech support team. Don’t let hearsay stop you from improving your computer’s performance with a solid state drive.

The History of Apple Computers

Founded by the late Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, Apple Computers have become one of the largest producers of computers in the world. Also responsible for some of the biggest innovations in the mobile industry to date, Apple computers started from much more humble beginnings.

Having set out with the goal of creating a small computer that could be available to the masses, Wozniak and Jobs starting building the prototype Apple I that even had a hand built wooden outer-casing. Steve Jobs actually sold his only car to finance the enterprise.

Just a year later, the pair had created the Apple II, which was the first mass produced 8 bit home computer the world had ever seen. It completely revolutionised the industry and saw the first colour graphics on such a device. Their sales figures then rocketed to an amazing $117m by 1980, the year the Apple II hit the market.

Wozniak left the business in 1983, which led to Jobs hiring Pepsi Cola’s John Sculley as his company president. A pairing that unfortunately didn’t go so well and ended up with Jobs himself leaving for new pastures in 1985. He went on to further success, acquiring Pixar from George Lucas, which as we all know is the company behind so many huge animated movie hits, like Toy Story and Finding Nemo.

Apple remained successful through the 1980s and the start of the 1990s even without Jobs at the helm, but many feel that this was in large part due to actions made whilst he was still at the company. Most notable of which was a deal he made with then minnow, Adobe.

Jobs returned to Apple in 1996 as CEO, when it seemed that the company’s days were numbered. Their computers were in dire need of an operating system, which was what led to Apple buying out Jobs’ new company NeXT software and his subsequent involvement. Jobs was able to forge an unlikely alliance with Microsoft to create an OS for the Mac.

This decision was seen as being pivotal to the company’s subsequent success, which has since gone on to produce the iPod and create the music behemoth that is iTunes - The most profitable of all Apple related products.

Today we see MacBooks, Apple TV, the iPhone and so much more. Apple is something of a pioneer in the world of computing and even though Steve Jobs himself died in 2011, his legacy looks set to last for many years to come.

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