Since Switching To A Solid State Drive (SSD), I’ve Discovered That.... - Windows Boot up and Login is much faster (30 – 35 seconds combined total!) - Apps run far more smoothly, with much fewer “Not Responding” incidents. - Windows 10 clean install had completed within 35 minutes. Furthermore, a number of issues that had developed over time were eradicated, or at least significantly reduced. These include: - Powering off: This used to take about a minute or so, and sometimes wouldn’t complete at all, until I pressed and held down the Power Button. Also, a lot of times, I would have to hold down the Power Button for a forced shutdown instead of turning off Windows properly, via the Taskbar. Now, powering down only takes a few seconds. - Peripheral Plugins: It had reached the point where my Acer Aspire PC Laptop wouldn’t get past the Acer Logo if anything was plugged into my USB 3 connection. With the new SSD, this is no longer an issue. As an added bonus, certain devices that only worked when plugged directly into one of the Laptop USB outlets will now work when plugged into one of my secondary USB Docking Stations. In a nutshell, all of the above problems were being caused by an increasingly failing non SDD, SATA Platter Based Hard Drive. The peripheral plugin issue, in particular, seemed indicative of a possibly failing Motherboard. I’m so glad that wasn’t the case! No longer having to perform Disk Defragmenting or chkdsk tasks is also a really nice bonus in having switched from HDD to SSD! Both applications are, in fact, highly detrimental to their longevity, I’ve been told. The one detriment in my switch to SSD? The cost per GB of disk space. However, I’ve found that the above advantages more than make up for my reduced onboard Hard Drive capacity (222 GB vs 682 GB on my original Hard Drive!). There’s always the External Hard Drive go to option, anyway. I’d be interested in reading other peoples experiences in switching over to Solid State Drives, be it the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is one thing I wish I had done years ago, except it probably was more cost prohibitive in the early going! CHEERS!