Solid State Drives

Solid State Drives – A Game Changer

According to Intel, migrating to computers with Solid State Drives can improve employee productivity by as much as 13%.

Intended audience for this post: Unhappy users and business owners.

First things first. If you have never heard of Solid State Drives (SSDs), they are a replacement for traditional hard disks. Solid State Drives make computers fast – seriously fast, unlike anything you have seen before. There are no ifs and buts, unless you want to get all technical about it. If you can afford it, everyone – especially businesses – should use SSDs in their computers.

Just like traditional hard disks, SSD prices vary depending on their size. To give you a rough idea, a middle-of-the-road 180GB SSD will cost about $250.

The next question is, who will migrate your software and all your important stuff from your current hard disk to the new and wonderful SSD? If your data and your time are important to you, get quality professionals to do the job. You’ll save time, frustration and, perhaps most importantly, precious data.

You might well ask, what about my return on investment? A savvy business wouldn’t investment in technology unless there is demonstrable ROI, would it? Consider the following scenario.

$600 or thereabouts will get you a new SSD, professionally installed with software and data migrated.

According to Intel, migrating to SSD-based computers can improve employee productivity by as much as 13%. Even if we’re a wee bit pessimistic about that number and accept just half of it, you gained a lot in productivity. If you’re paying your employee $50,000 a year, you gained 7% extra in productivity – or $3,500 – by investing just $600.

What do you call that kind of ROI? Blue chip investment, perhaps. And by the way, that is $3,500 a year. For a typical PC life cycle of 3 years, it adds up to a cool $10,000. The fact that your employee is going to be a very happy user is just a big bonus.

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