One of the main problems about upgrading your hard disk is having to backup, transfer files, and reinstalling all your programs. The hassle alone usually puts people off from upgrading their hard disk drives, which means they usually keep them in their computers until they fail before they decide to do anything about it. Well the folks over at Samsung have decided to make the whole process easier, to encourage consumers to purchase solid state drives (SSD) from them.
According to an announcement from the company today, Samsung will be including a full version of Norton Ghost 15 with their new SSD drives. Norton Ghost is an application from Symantec, the folks behind Norton Anti-Virus, which allows users to safely, quickly and reliably migrate their existing system data to another hard disk (by copying the contents of one disk onto another). This allows users to skip the whole process of having to reinstall their operating system – which should be enough reason to encourage people to upgrade to an SSD. Let’s not forget the increased speeds, reduce energy consumption and longer lifespan of the SSD.
One thing consumers should realize though is that SSDs are still much more expensive than regular hard disk drives, and chance are they’ll be a lot smaller in terms of storage space, so having a complete backup is usually out of the question. But hey – being able to skip the software and driver installation already saves a lot of time.
Norton Ghost 15 will be included with Samsung’s six new 470 Series SSDs priced at $119.99 for the 64GB version, $229.99 for the 128GB version and $459.99 for the 256GB version.