Tips and Recomendations
Ways to Increase PC Productivity
SSD hard drives:
SSD hard drives for laptops and desktops can make a computer up to 3 times faster than SATA hard drives for virtually every task so productivity increases tremendously with SSD's. I can't remember the last time I owned a SATA hard drive. One more thing. SSD's are much more reliable. Overcoming the incremental costs of the SSD:
SSD's are much more expensive than
the same capacity SATA. For example, a 1TB SSD costs approximately $80 versus $250 for the same size SSD. Here are ways to combat the cost if cost is an issue:
A. My choice: Purchasing a much lower capacity SSD and use an alternative method for storage. A 275GB SSD costs around $100.
Use cloud storage that syncs to your PC. Since the files are both on your PC and in the cloud, you will need to keep an eye on the storage left on your PC. Periodically, store files in the cloud without syncing to your PC. You can always go to the cloud storage to grab files stored away if needed. It's best to estimate how large of an SSD drive you need prior to purchasing it. There is no need to backup your hard drive with this method. It's being backed up as soon as files
Purchasing a hybrid drive.
Cost is exceptmoreYou have mSATA slot, you can have the best of both worlds, a large hard drive for data storage and a speedy SSD boot drive for your operating system and programs.