We ran a feature on the feasibility of solid state storage last month, and pretty much came to the conclusion that it was a good idea to boost the performance of your computer. Providing you had the money to throw at it.
Now, though, it’s time to get down to it and give you some proper figures, not just opinions. So, the model I have is the Kingston SSDNow V+100, and according to the official Kingston website, it’s great for corporate environments, though I can’t see why, it seems to be coping quite well in my personal machine.
With a capacity of just 96GB, you would be forgiven for letting out a quick snort before returning to your own PC, which boasts terabytes of traditional hard disks. But I would advise against it. Read on, because where solid state drives really come into their own is with raw speed, and it’s likely to make you think again before writing it off so quickly.