So I have this older desktop, (I call it my entertainment machine because it does everything except trading) a Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 from 10 years ago. Standard fare at the time. Intel i3-2100, 3.1 Ghz. 8GB ram, Win 7 64 bit. 1 TB spinny disk drive. SATA I interface. Over the years, the thing had been getting slower and slower and slower to boot. It got to the point where it was taking, no lie, ~12ish minutes from power-on boot to final hard-drive thrashing and settle into a stable Win desktop. The drive had no bad sectors, no extraneous programs. I guess the machine just is what it always was. The slow burn to super-long boot times for what reason I cannot fathom. Within the past few days, the 10-YO spinny hard drive started it's dreaded death cycle. You know, where on reboot the drive starts making those clicking noises and everything freezes, or other ungodly sounds. The sounds of a spinny hard drive on it's last legs. So I ran out and grabbed a 1TB SSD drive and cloned the original spinny drive to the new SSD. On the reboot with the new drive, the desktop came up in ~15 SECONDS. FIFTEEN FUCKING SECONDS. Holy shit! I am so bloody done with the spinny drives. SSD for teh win.