General Meeting - What's a Solid State Drive (SSD) & Why You Want One

  • 13 Jul 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • CSU Student Center 313 / 315, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Intel Solid State DriveThe slowest part of your computer is the Hard Disk Drive (HDD), it’s also the part most likely to fail. In recent years, a new kind of drive has become very popular. These drives are State Drive (SSD). These drives have no moving parts and replace the main HDD in your computer. They are faster, take less power, and are more durable that the older type of storage. They also are quieter and generate less heat than drives with moving parts. Putting a SSD in your computer has become the best way to upgrade your computer without buying a new computer.

gene barlowGene Barlow of User Group Relations will discuss what is involved in upgrading to an SSD. The presentation will cover how you can easily move from a larger HDD to a smaller SSD by quickly reducing the size of the partitions on your main drive. He will also show you the best way to move the smaller partitions to the new SSD hardware from the old HDD. When done, your computer will run like you have a new computer system. This is an important topic that you should understand.

Gene Barlow has been a computer professional for over 50 years. He was a computer system engineer with IBM for 34 years, holding many technical and management positions in his career. When IBM introduced the IBM Personal Computer, he managed the User Group Support organization for IBM. Having helped hundreds of user groups get started in the 80's and 90's, he is often called the Father of PC User Groups. When he retired from IBM over 17 years ago, he started his own consulting firm and continues to be actively involved in the user group community today. Gene is an excellent technical presenter and can make complex topics easy for even the novice to understand. At the same time, the more advanced user will learn many new facts from his well thought out presentation. You will enjoy attending this session and will come away with a better understanding of the topic.

At the end of the meeting you will have the opportunity to buy the software tools that Gene used in his presentation; Acronis Disk Director and Acronis True Image at special pricing.

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