What should you do with a computer that is many years old and very slow?

I often come across a problem with clients when a computer has been running for 10 years and then such problems start:

  • Video freezes on the Internet
  • The computer turns on slowly
  • Takes a long time to open a file

People aren’t ready to buy a new computer, and it’s not comfortable to work on this one. And interestingly, adding RAM and increasing the processor power solved the problem by 10%, but the costs were significant. In addition, it was necessary to solve problems with overheating of the new processor, which could not cool the old radiator. In addition, power supplies sometimes failed because they were not designed for the higher power of the components. Therefore, a solution was needed to increase capacity at minimal cost.

In addition, there was another problem – Windows 10, which stubbornly did not want to be installed on old, slow computers.

About 7 years ago, a high-speed ssd disk came to solve this problem. This disk became three times faster than a regular disk and solved the problem of weak computers.

Here’s a list of some types of disks:

  1. SATA SSDs: These are classic SSDs that connect to the motherboard using the SATA interface, which is standard on many older computers. These SSDs usually offer good performance, but do not reach the highest speeds compared to other types.
  2. NVMe SSD: NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a newer and faster interface for SSDs. They offer higher performance, helping to reduce the time it takes to load operating systems, programs, and games. NVMe SSDs are connected via PCI Express (PCIe) slots, which typically have higher bandwidths than SATA.
  3. M.2 SSD: M.2 is a form factor for connecting SSDs. They can use both SATA and NVMe interfaces. M.2 SSDs are usually smaller and are installed directly on the motherboard or via a special M.2 connector.
  4. PCIe SSD: PCIe SSDs are SSDs that connect via PCI Express connectors and typically use the NVMe protocol to achieve high data transfer rates.
  5. U.2 SSD: U.2 SSDs (formerly known as SFF-8639 or SFF-8639) also use the PCI Express interface, but they usually have different sizes and form factors than M.2.
  6. eMMC: An eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard) is a flash memory used in most smartphones, tablets, and some laptops. They are less productive than conventional SSDs.

Now the situation has become even better, because various modifications have been released and their speed has increased.

What’s interesting is that it was possible to replace the disk while preserving the data. At the same time, the computer began to turn on the desktop in 5-10 seconds and everything worked twice as fast.

Therefore, if you have a slow computer and your disk is still an old-style HDD, then replacing it with an ssd disk will solve many problems with your PC.