Essential guide to desktop and laptop solid-state drives
A comprehensive collection of articles, videos and more, hand-picked by our editors
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.
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
Related Q&A from Marc Staimer
Object storage has unique features, including erasure coding and multi-copy mirroring, which may make it better suited to data protection than more ...continue reading
Why would you attach NAND flash storage directly to the memory channel? Isn't RAM much faster than NAND? Marc Staimer discusses this and more in this...continue reading
Marc Staimer takes a closer look in this Expert Answer at how 3D NAND flash vendors keep bit rot from taking place, a vexing challenge given 3D NAND ...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.