I think we can all agree that we live in a world of finite resources, and seemingly ever-increasing consumerism. I also think many would agree that it may be a more wicked problem in the technology sector. The technology sector is obviously where we at Rosman Computers sit. So why are we writing about this conundrum in our industry?
Ethical Technology Purveyors
We believe that to be ethical purveyors of technology we need to consider our planets finite resources and at the same time aid our customers in helping them to get the most out of what they already have. Doing our bit to reduce the waste!
Most people don’t realise the reasons why their current 3 to 6 year old computer is getting tired and not running like new anymore. In most cases, your current computer, for the most part, is perfectly capable of running better than the day you got it. Even more surprising to some would be that you probably don’t need a new computer.
So why does your current computer not run like the thoroughbred champion you purchased a few years ago? A common misconception is planned obsolescence. While some computer manufacturers without naming a particular brand may attempt this strategy on the unaware and thus encourage the purchase of a new replacement for your “vintage model”, don’t be fooled.
The Hard Drive (HDD) is by far the biggest contributing factor to your current computer’s slow performance. Like the engine in your car wearing out over time, so does your HDD. In fact, after a few years of faithful service, your HDD may only be performing at 60% or less of its original speed. Even with a fresh install of your operating system back to factory settings will not make your current computer run like new. It will still be tired.
So, what can you do to make your current computer run faster than the day you got it, and make it last for a few more years to come while at the same time doing your bit for the environment?
Inside Tech Secret they DON'T want you to know about!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. What we do as computer technicians with our own computers is upgrade them. We remove the HDD and install a Solid-State Drive (SSD).
An SSD is approximately 10 times faster than a brand-new HDD. Remember your current HDD will be performing a lot slower than a new HDD, so you can expect an even great than 10x performance increase by upgrading to an SSD. With prices starting from only $198 including 240GB SSD and our Rosman Technician’s labour. It’s a whole lot cheaper than a new computer.
Up to 10x faster than a hard drive — With incredible read/write speeds, the SSD will not only increase performance but can also be used as a scratch disc.
Rugged — SSD is shock- and vibration-resistant for rugged reliability when used in notebooks and other mobile computing devices.
Multiple capacities — Available in 240GB, 480GB and 1TB.
Ideal for desktops and notebooks — SSD has very thin form factor to fit in a wide array of systems.
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Book your appointment today with one of our expert team to have your SSD upgrade done today!
Rosman Computers can provide an SSD Upgrade starting at $198 for a 240GB SSD including Labour!