With today’s high-speed processors and low memory prices, in most cases the weakest link in a modern computer is hard drive performance. Solid state drives (SSDs) aim to fix that by offering extremely fast storage with no moving parts – and the prices are now affordable.
Hard drive prices are way up due to last year’s flooding in Thailand, but even still SSDs are far more expensive than a traditional hard drive per gigabyte. That being said, we find that most business-use PCs use less than 10% of a typical 500GB hard drive. If you do need lots of storage you can still benefit by using a low-cost SSD for your OS and applications, then adding a larger traditional hard drive for data storage.
If you’re looking for great performance on a new PC, or looking to increase performance on an aging PC, consider an SSD.
Is your PC running slow? Look down on the bottom-right of your screen near your clock – many programs that start every time your PC is booted place icons there. All those programs, often unnecessary, are taking up valuable resources on your PC and may be slowing you down. If you see any programs there you don’t need, reconfigure them to not start up automatically or uninstall them completely.
There are many reasons why your PC may be running slow – this is just one. Let us know if we can help.
Always be cautious when opening email attachments, even from people you know and trust. Does the attachment end in EXE, PIF, SCR, or HTML? If so, chances are you shouldn’t open it. Viruses and malware are often hidden within ZIP files or embedded in PDF documents. If you’re unsure, check with the sender to be sure the attachment is legitimate – or forward it over to us and we can check it out for you.