Replacing 8 year old HDD with SSD

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ggeinec Contributing Member • Posts: 606
Replacing 8 year old HDD with SSD
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I am thinking about replacing an 8 year old HDD with an SSD.

We have a desktop from 2010 that is still running with the original 1TB HDD. It gets heavy use but not demanding use. It's used primarily for web surfing (domestic and foreign, webmail, and Skype), for Word, and for Picasa.

This desktop is the user's lifeline to the old country and to family and friends there. It rarely has problems but when it does life goes on hold till the problems are fixed. At 8 years old I figure it's just a matter of time before the HDD fails.

I would like to keep this desktop running at least until Win7 support ends in 2020.

So I am considering replacing the HDD with an SSD. Only 171GB of the 1TB HDD are being used so I'm considering replacing it with a 500GB SSD. I figure this would give the desktop a bump in performance and should remove the 'weakness' of the old HDD and keep the desktop going to 2020.

What do you think?

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