Earlier this year I bought a laptop for editing in 4K. It is a great machine, except for storage – it came with a traditional HDD, rather than a SSD. I know what a difference a SSD can make – that is what I had in my previous laptop – and so I decided to upgrade my newest laptop.
Here are the two static state drives that I bought
And this video shows how I installed them
To move the operating system from the old drive to the new one, I used free disc cloning system called EaseUS Todo Backup. You can download it here.
I also timed the speed of my computer before and after the upgrade.
Before the upgrade, my laptop took:
- 34 seconds to load Windows 10
- 1 minute and 18 seconds to load Adobe Premiere CC 2015
Now, after the upgrade to the SSD, it takes:
- 15 seconds to load Windows 10
- 9 seconds to load Adobe Premiere CC 2015
If you’ve been following me, you’ve probably noticed that I get a lot of gear on Amazon. Besides the good deals that they have, I also like that they ship quickly – and with the Amazon Prime, I don’t have to worry about shipping costs (the membership also offers other perks). In general, buying online is a big time saver, so I am a big fan of that type of shopping.
If you want to know more about my current laptop and what to look for in 4K editing machines, check out this post.