Is there a way to calculate the increase in performance you might expect by installing SSDs in laptops for specific business applications?
It depends on how often the application writes and reads to disk. Higher reads greatly benefit from SSDs. High writes do not. Random I/O benefits from SSDs, sequential I/O does not. If the laptop has many applications running concurrently with frequent swapping out of memory to disk, SSDs provide noticeable and significant performance improvement. But really, there is no definitive answer. Calculations are basically simulating the environment. Few simulators get all (or even most) of the variables correct. The one application that always benefits from SSDs is the boot.
Dig deeper on Laptop SSD, desktop SSD, and other implementations
Related Q&A from Marc Staimer
Marc Staimer of Dragon Slayer Consulting explains what causes read disturbs and how flash vendors are mitigating the issue.continue reading
Marc Staimer of Dragon Slayer Consulting compares NVDIMM and memory channel flash, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each.continue reading
Marc Staimer compares memory channel flash storage with PCIe connected flash and offers insight on the advantages and disadvantages of each.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.