Friday, April 5, 2013

Showing the bootup of our Dell Inspiron 1525 with the SSD

In this video I simply show how fast my Dell Insprion 1525 boots up just so you get a feel for how much faster the SSD is compared to the old hard drive that was originally in the laptop.
A SSD isn't going to magically make the laptop process faster, but when loading files from the disk it will be faster. Is it very noticable day-to-day? No, since this laptop is only being used for internet browsing and watching videos. Programs load faster but it would be seconds faster, not any huge amount faster.
The most telling is the battery life, before I was getting around 3 to 3.5 hours of battery life, now, I'm getting close to 5 and sometimes even 6 hours.
Was the upgrade worth it? Yes, I believe so. If nothing else for the batterly life but I think due to some of the performance increase (just disk loads mind you) it might make us keep this laptop longer and not be so apt to need a new one in the near future.