Speed gives SSDs the edge
AS MY regular readers are aware, the recent drastic drop in the price of Solid State Drives (SSDs), has enabled their widespread deployment in both desktop computers and laptops. SSDs are a ‘relatively’ new technology for data storage and as such they are rapidly replacing the 40-year-old technology of hard disk drives (HDDs).
SSDs are literally 10 times quicker at both supplying and recording computer information and they are 10 times more reliable than HDDs which had heaps of moving mechanical parts. SSDs have no moving parts and are completely silent, they don’t produce any heat, they can withstand greater vibration and shocks plus they use less than a tenth of the power of HDDs.
As you can see, every advantage is tilted in favour of SSDs – except price! They were two times, three times or even four times more expensive than their HDD counterparts. Very recently this has all changed and due to mass production, they have dropped to a point that should nearly rule out the purchase of an ‘old school’ HDD. But I have already written about the above many times in the last few months – so what else is new?
Because of their extreme speed, SSDs can breathe new life into a previously slow computer. We have had dozens of customers coming in with one to eight-year-old PCs looking for SSD upgrades – and they work! Boot up times can fall from three minutes down to 20 seconds. Opening an Internet browser like Google Chrome can reduce in time from 25 seconds to one or two seconds!
So, we have thought further outside of the box and are now using the latest SSD technology to bring further value and ecofriendly computing to the average home user. We have brought in over 100 factory refurbished PCs which previously would have ended up in landfill and are turbocharging them with new life by fitting SSDs and fresh installations of Windows 10.
I have particularly targeted ex-corporate models with third and fourth Gen Intel i5 CPUs which have a performance benchmark of around the 6000 mark. When these computers are fitted with SSDs they have more than enough performance to satisfy any standard Windows user.
In fact I am very surprise at how good a solution they provide.
For around half of the cost of one of our new performance PCs we can provide a computer which has the same power and performance as an $800 to $1200 computer from the chain stores.
If you need a PC for internet browsing, emails, storing photos and typing up a document then these PCs will not be even one second behind an expensive new PC.
What can’t one of these SSD wielding factory refurbished PCs do? They can’t play fast paced shoot-’em-up games. They would be on the slow side if you are a professional photo editor, a graphic artist or a CAD/rendering expert. For everyone else, we are fast putting these devices on display and people are grabbing them just as quickly.
Thanks to the latest developments in computer technology we now have a range of worthwhile options that are not only way more affordable than buying new, but they also help to lessen our global footprint. If you would like an affordable eco solution to your computing needs, come in and talk to us about SSD powered options.
NEW TECHNOLOGY: Because of their extreme speed, Solid State Drives can breathe new life into a previously slow computer.