Thursday, September 27, 2012
So what does this possibly have to do with a computer? Well all those bolt on parts served one purpose really - to get more fuel and air into and out of the engine, increasing its power. In the IT geek community we call this IO - input/output. The faster you can get them bits into the storage device, and back out of it into RAM where it can work for you the better! Just by replacing a spinning hard drive with an SSD or Solid State Drive, data moves much, much faster - quicker startups, better response, even faster downloads! Its an easy update and will make quite a difference.
My plan is to remove my optical drive, replace it with an adapter that allows a hard drive to be mounted in that space, and install an SSD where the old hard drive was. My optical drive will go into an enclosure so it can still be used for the rare occasion I need to access optical media. Stay tuned here, I'll document the hotrodding process, I know you are all on pins and needles to wait for me to go out on 'ol 40 and open 'er up.