Irvine, California based Hard Drive Recovery Group recently published an informative blog post on speeding up a not-so-new laptop. In the article, the company explains that, like any other electronic device, laptops are prone to showing signs of wear and tear as years go by. These issues can manifest as longer boot-up times, for instance, and eventually reach a point where an upgrade may be needed. However, the company recognizes that not all individuals have the means to replace their laptops immediately. They hope that their new blog post will help readers learn how to gain better performance out of their current laptops.
To begin with, the company suggests upgrading the laptop’s individual hardware components. They recommend adding a Solid-State Drive (SSD) instead of relying on the built-in hard drive. By adding an SSD, the laptop would gain extra storage that delivers more reliable read and write speeds. The company also recommends a Random Access Memory (RAM) upgrade. The built-in RAM of laptops are generally sufficient for tasks such as word processing and internet browsing but intense tasks such as video editing take up more RAM, which typically slows down the laptop.
Additionally, Maureen Davies from Hard Drive Recovery Group emphasizes the importance of cleaning the laptop itself. Over time, she says, laptops accumulate dust that may compromise the performance of the graphics card and the processor. Furthermore, she states that dust may also build up in the device’s fans, causing it to overheat. Getting rid of the dust may help older laptops perform better.
When it comes to the laptop’s software, the company recommends either reinstalling Windows or replacing an older version with Windows 10. “The older your laptop gets, the more likely that it is already full of bloatware and unnecessary files. A clean reinstall of Windows might improve a laptop's performance,” says Davies. Alternatively, laptop owners with older versions of Windows may simply opt to upgrade their software to Windows 10. By doing so, she explains that their laptops would get the latest software updates (that aim to fix a number of bugs and performance issues).
On the other hand, Davies states that most laptops owners may not have the capability to take it upon themselves to optimize their laptops. Fortunately, companies such as Hard Drive Recovery Group are ready to do the job for their customers. “At Hard Drive Recovery Group, we pride ourselves in having a team of technicians who listen and communicate with our clients. We acknowledge the fact that not all individuals are computer-savvy, so we are here to help them,” says Davis. She asserts that this understanding serves to play to their advantage because it enables them to look at problems from the perspective of their clients, in turn allowing them to better cater to their needs.
Kirsten’s 5-Star Yelp review of the company, for instance, shares that, "I don't know much about computers, so when my computer started acting up, I was dumbfounded. My granddaughter, on the other hand, lives, sleeps and breathes computers, so I had her tell me what was wrong with it. She insisted that it was the hard drive, so I called this company for more information on recovering it. I explained my situation, and they were very understanding and professional. I scheduled a time to come in and have them repair my laptop hard drive. I dropped it off to be repaired and, when I came to pick it up, it was good as new. Fully functional PC again. Thank God for Hard Drive Recovery Group."
Another glowing review from Yelp shows how the company can turn a bad situation around. Gretchen shares, "Absolutely amazing. My husband, who is a professional photographer, had an external hard drive crash right after transferring thousands of images from his latest job. He had wiped them off of the rented equipment they were stored on so the bad hard drive was the only place the photos were located. We were both devastated at the thought of having to tell the couple their images were gone, but thankfully Lou and his team were able to recover all of the images. I highly recommend them and am forever grateful.”
Those who wish to learn how they can prolong the lifespan of their laptops are encouraged to visit the company's website and check out the other articles they have published there. Interested parties may also connect with the company through their preferred social media platforms in order to get all the latest updates and announcements.
from Hard Drive Recovery Group