Hard Drive Upgrades

Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Computer Repair Catagory, Uncategorized | 0 comments


Are you looking for all the speed you can get out of your computer?

Is your computer slow to start up and shut down?

Does it seem like every time you try to run a program your computer sounds like its working so hard?

Although there are multiple things that can cause these symptoms one of the most common is having a hard drive that’s no longer working as it should. Its easier and cheaper than you might think to clone your existing hard drive to a new hard drive. If your existing hard drive is several years old or if its performance has noticeably declined upgrading to a new Standard Hard Drive (HD) can be a very affordable and easy upgrade that can give you a big bump in performance. If your looking for even larger performance gains you might want to consider upgrading to a Hybrid Drive (SSHD), or a Solid State Drive (SSD).

A Solid State Hard Drive does not have any of the mechanical componants that a Standard Hard Drive Contains (disks, moving parts). Instead it works like a Flash or Thumb Drive. SSD’s use less power, are less suseptable to physical damage and wear and have speeds far faster than a traditional HD. Since this is the latest technology its still pretty expensive to get a SSD with the same capacity as a HD. If capacity is an issue but you still want the performance of a SSD you may want to consider a Hybrid Drive, utilizing cloud storage, or using some combination of a SSD with a regular hard drive providing extra storage space.

A Hybrid SSHD takes a Standard Hard Drive and combines is with Solid State memory which acts as a cache for the data that is stored on the regular hard disk. This option will allow you to have the storage capacity of a Standard Hard Drive with some of the speed of a Solid State Drive.

Kanzen computers can help with any sort of Hard Drive upgrade. We will help you decide which type of drive is right for you, how much capacity you need and if possible clone your existing hard drive to the new one.