Then it seems to happen overnight. One day you’re logging in normally and jumping right into the action, the next day booting up takes so long you not only have time to do your laundry you have time to make dinner too! Sometimes you could even have enough time to run to the grocery store.
This is the stage where most people throw their hands in the air and start wishing for a new computer. Except your computer isn’t broken and doesn’t need replacing, it’s just….slow. Time-wasting, focus-losing & frustratingly slow.
Like any machine, computers have parts that wear out – particularly if they have moving parts that are in near-constant use.
Hard drives are the #1 cause of speed bottlenecks in most computers.
Traditional hard drives are made up of a stack of round magnetic platters or disks, spinning at up to 7200rpms, while a read/write head (think needle on a record player) on a mechanical arm whizzes back and forth. Eventually, the platters take longer to spin up, can't reach full speed, and the mechanical arm becomes sluggish. Which leaves you waiting. And waiting…
SSD's Can Give Aging Computers A New Lease On Life