- Feb 15, 2014
They do, however, massively speed up updates and other boot device manipulations, when compared against a USB flash drive that's been in use (i.e. fragmented) for a while. Even if it weren't for the reliability, that alone would make a small SSD worth it.ne other noteworthy thing I'd like to add. SSDs don't significantly improve your boot times over USB (even against USB 2.0).