Should You Upgrade? From A Hard Drive To An SSD

Windows Startup And Application Launch

Note the difference: eight seconds as opposed to 17.5 seconds to load Windows 7. That's significant, and it's very noticeable.

Shutting down Windows 7 is faster on the SSD-based system as well. Instead of eight seconds, the operation is shaved down to five.

Launching an Application Mix

Our script attempts to start the four applications simultaneously. The differences in launch time between the hard disk-based system and the SSD-equipped machine are very obvious. How this looks visually can be seen in the video on the next page.