When Corsair announced its SSD upgrade kit, gamers of the world rejoiced as they had been patiently waiting for the kit that would upgrade their laptops to run solid state drive (SSD). What’s deal with this upgrade? To the uninitiated, SSD just offers an option to update the hard drive. They fail to see the big picture, in that there is a huge jump in performance of the gaming laptop.
To the hardcore gamer, SSD is heaven-sent because games can run faster and more efficiently. Since gaming laptops are usually lugged around, there is a tendency for the laptop to jiggle and wiggle when in use. This poses a great danger to the hard disk, where all games are stored. When games start to skip or pause during game play, it means the constant movements affect the performance of the drive. This problem can be solved by making use of SSDs.
However, there is only a limited number of laptops that were shipped with SSDs. This is because machines that come equipped with SSDs are more expensive. To some laptop users, it is not yet worth upgrading to a new machine because of the steep price point.
Faster loading and data read
When using SSDs, there is a substantial improvement in game play experience because the SSDs deliver faster data read, which in turn allows for faster loading of gamers. For MMORPG players, this is a great improvement especially when they switch from one instance to another. The speed boost is significant, which makes SSDs perfect for gamers. The SSD upgrade kit includes an external hardware that comes in 120 GB and 240 GB variants and a USB-to-SATA cable.
These are ample storage size for multiple games. There’s also software that will help you migrate your existing operating system and installed applications to the new drive. Through USB porting, the gaming laptop can easily be converted into an SSD-run machine. This quick and easy way to upgrade provides enormous benefits to the gamer. The speed is the most evident of all the advantages, but it is the stability that is much more appealing to the user. This is because the SSD has no moving parts so even with the constant bumps and shakes, there is no danger of losing data. So, all important gaming files are safely tucked in and protected.
Since there are no mechanical parts that tend to move and affect the performance of the disk, the laptop is able to run on longer battery life and it reduces heat emitted. This means the laptop can run cooler even with the most sophisticated game loaded.
The SSD upgrade kit is an affordable way to upgrade gaming laptops that will significantly improve the laptop performance and overall gaming experience.
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