IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers

How to Accelerate Windows 8 with an Upgrade to SSD Technology

We show you how an Intel 335 SSD plus Windows 8 can make any PC feel faster than ever before By Matt Whitlock

We show you how a simple and inexpensive SSD upgrade plus Windows 8 can make any PC feel faster than ever before.

October 26th marks the general release of Windows 8, a day when anyone can get their mitts on the final version of Microsoft's completely reimagined OS.

Like every new generation of Windows, Microsoft claims its latest iteration will be sleeker, faster, and better than ever before. The verdict is still out on whether Windows 8's one-size-fits-all computing paradigm truly is better, but anyone who's used it will agree that Microsoft's latest iteration of Windows is faster than ever.

Simply taking Microsoft up on its $40 upgrade offer will result in a better performing PC, so now is the time to optimize your current system for Windows 8. Using something like Intel's latest 335 SSD, we show you how this simple and inexpensive hardware upgrade can make your PC feel two generations newer.

The extra performance is a good thing for resellers, too. With the PC refresh cycle getting longer, there is a big opportunity to sell SSDs as a mid-cycle performance upgrade.

Ready to take PC performance to a whole new level? Let's go step-by-step.

About the Author

Matt Whitlock's picture

Matt Whitlock is online director and technical editor for

ChannelPro SMB Magazine

Get an edge on the competition

With each issue packed full of powerful news, reviews, analysis, and advice targeting IT channel professionals, ChannelPro-SMB will help you cultivate your SMB customers and run your business more profitably.