Thursday, March 25, 2010

Weekend Project: How to Upgrade Your Laptop’s Hard Drive to a Solid State Drive
Make the move and migrate your PC to the new drive without reinstalling your operating system, apps, or files.
It’s the tech equivalent of a dead pool. Some pundits claim the days of the hard disk drive (HDD) are numbered, while others insist it has plenty of life left. The HDD—which dates as far back as the mid-1950s—uses magnetically coated platters that spin at high speeds, with read and write heads located so close to the platters that you can’t see the space between with the naked eye. Because of their construction, HDDs are prone to overheating and breakage, sensitive to vibration, and saddled by performance limits due to sheer physics...