We recently had a customer in need of their hard drive wiping after a nasty crypto locker virus locked all their files. Arter discussing options and finding out that the 6/7 year old desktop was a a decent spec to begin with, we installed a super fast solid state drive alongside the existing 750GB hard drive. After reinstalling Windows 7 on the SSD, drivers, useful common programs, security and other tweaks the system booted to a useable state in 50 seconds (20 seconds of which is the standard BIOS boot test that can’t been sped up). Here is a video of the boot time:
Total price for this job was £150 (£85 for the SSD and the rest for all the work). The customer was very pleased with the work.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a similar upgrade, prices for SSDs constantly change.