In This Study Situation Overview IDC FindingsMethodologyTotal Time Broken OutResultsTime to Windows Log-InTime to Last Process LoadedTime to Launch Various ApplicationsTime to Power DownTotal Time ImprovedFuture Outlook Essential Guidance Analyst Comments/RecommendationsLearn More Related ResearchAppendixSynopsisFigure: Average of All Timed Tests Figure: Time from Power-Off State to Windows Password Log-In Figure: Time from Windows Password Log-In to Last Process Figure: Launch Times for Lotus Notes Figure: Launch Times for Microsoft Office Applications Figure: Time to Power Down Figure: Total Time Test Figure: Launch Time for Microsoft Explorer (IX 8) Figure: Launch Time for Adobe Photoshop
Kicking Your PC into High Gear with Hybrid HDDs and SSDs
This IDC study summarizes IDC's own experience using hybrid hard disk drives (H-HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) to improve PC performance. It evaluates the potential benefit of each storage technology, documents real opinions of end users (IDC analysts), and suggests ways to increase adoption of these technologies.
"End users are hungry — hungry for information, services, and entertainment to be delivered to them via their computing devices. With the proliferation of conceal-and-carry computing devices, the wait time from hand to eyeball has been shortened dramatically through near-instant-on capability. Alas, this is not the case with today's traditional desktop or laptop PC — but hybrid HDDs and solid state drives can help considerably." — Dave Reinsel, group vice president, IDC