Solid State Drives: What they are & how they could help you

SSDtnWith SME IT budgets being squeezed, Solid State Drives, a new type of storage device, have emerged as a handy alternative to upgrading your entire PC fleet. Here are three ways SSDs may be able to help your business.

With SME IT budgets being squeezed, Solid State Drives, a new type of storage device, have emerged as a handy alternative to upgrading your entire PC fleet. Here are three ways SSDs may be able to help your business.

Ageing computers and post-recession IT budgets for small businesses mean one thing: it’s important to maximise the performance of the systems in your network, using fewer dollars than before. New performance upgrades, such as Solid State Drives (SSDs), allow SMEs to breathe new life into their aging PC fleet – and save money while they’re at it. Here are three reasons why should consider SSDs over new PCs in 2013.

SSDs breathe new life into aging systems: One of the main reasons SMEs purchase new systems is for enhanced productivity, but new PCs come at a hefty price. With SSDs, performance doesn’t have to be sacrificed to meet budget constraints. For a fraction of the cost of buying new systems, the hard drives in older PCs can be updated with SSDs.

Since SSDs use flash memory to store data, the user can access data almost instantly. SSDs offer powerful load and boot times, along with an increased ability to multitask and handle data-intensive programs. SSDs are compatible with both PC and Mac systems and are designed to empower employees to achieve more.

SSDs offer improved data security and reliability: In business, data is a competitive advantage. Whether it’s the inside information on your latest product or your customers’ credit card numbers, information in the wrong hands has the potential to devastate business. That’s where data encryption comes in.

Many SSDs offer secure encrypting that includes top-level hardware encryption to protect confidential information. Not only do these drives keep the data protected, they are also more reliable than a hard drive since they don’t have small moving parts that are prone to failure. This is also perfect for a small business that may not have the luxury of having back-up PCs lying around.

SSDs allow you to forego new system purchases until DDR4 memory is released: By upgrading to SSDs now and waiting to overhaul major hardware until later, there’s a powerful benefit you can take advantage of: the upcoming availability of DDR4 memory technology. DDR4 technology is designed to power the systems of tomorrow. DDR4 memory will be available at the end of 2013 and will allow the SMEs to process data twice as fast, load applications faster, experience quick snap responsiveness and increased ability to multitask and handle data-intensive programs.

By outfitting your current PCs with an SSD, you’ll be able to hold off on major system upgrades until next-gen processors and memory become available – a win in the short term and the long term.

These tips come courtesy of Crucial.com.

 

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