A Chinese restaurant that is near me and has actually helped me a lot since my wife passed away had a problem with their Point of Sale computer. I guess it has been having smart errors for quite a while and now the OS has started doing a forced check for errors. It's an all in one so the drives just get cooked (this one saw a max temp of 50C or about 122F) in them as bad as a laptop if not worse. Anyway I pulled the drive tonight and did a quick clone to an SSD. The HDD was 320GB so not huge but good enough for most people who do a little web surfing and such. I under provisioned the drive to the exact same size they had previously so that with wear leveling and 140 GB of free space this drive should last until the system dies and then some. Now why did I suggest an SSD for them, well first of all it doesn't generate as much heat unless it's actively reading or writing so the whole system will be a little cooler. It was also only about 4 dollars more for this drive vs a similar sized HDD for a laptop. Hence the name of this post. I did a quick speed test on the SSD and HDD so you guys can see the comparison. But basically if you have an older computer that you swear keeps getting slower and have 50 bucks but don't want to buy a new computer this may be the ticket for you. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820331049 is the drive and below you can see what a hard drive looks like compared to a SSD. I should also say that this drive is rated to read at 470 MBps and write at around 420 MBps so the read speed must be a little under rated. And even though the old drive was starting to have issues and ran for over 22k hours it likely does not affect the test results listed as they are pretty typical for a 5400RPM HDD. The SSD was on sale for 47.99 when I picked it up but even at 52.99 it's not a bad price to be honest. You can run a test on your system as well. The latest version of Crystal Disk Mark is a little different but the sequential read speed is what most people are interested in anyway. And even a desktop 7200RPM drive is slow compared to a SSD. Making the switch took about ten minutes to copy the data as only about 35 GB is used in the system and I know some of the less technically inclined will not know what to do so I will say that if you are interested and near Guthrie you can drop the drives off with me and pick them back up later or the next day. Since it's basically a few clicks and such for the members I will say pay me what you think it was worth. Or you guys can drop a few bucks to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research in honor of my wife or even just put them in your donation point for Amazon Smile.