How much faster is the Crucial 500GB 2.5″ SSD vs 2.5″ standard hard drive over USB 3.0?
For all of our current computers in our household here at PC-Addicts, we are using all SSDs (for the operating systems). SSD stands for Solid State Drive. Basically, it’s a hard drive that acts similar to RAM, where you don’t have any moving physical parts and the system has very quick access to the data on the drives.
Having no moving parts for your operating system drive has two major advantages from my perspective:
- Faster data read/write speeds
- Less likely to have a problem if you drop your computer while it is on
Watch this short video showing the enclosures I use for my external drives, and then some file transfer speed comparisons.
Compare HDD to SSD (Crucial) file transfer speeds
The drives I am using in this article and video:
- Left: Kingston 256GB SSD
- Middle: Crucial 500GB SSD
- Right: Western Digital hard drive
In the video I explain how I use the Working and Import Drive labeled drives for my photography business workflow while on-location.
Where to Purchase
Amazon has them for a good price: BUY HERE.
Also I show how I use Photo Mechanic to ingest all of my photos (transferring lots of gigs from SD cards to the two drives).
Watch and see for yourself the speed difference between a standard hard drive and an SSD.
Both SSDs seemed to perform about the same, but the 500GB allows me a lot more room while working my photography business.