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Windows 7: Are SSDs worth it on work computers?

09 Jun 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
Are SSDs worth it on work computers?


I have a computer that is only used for work purposes. This includes internet browsing (up to 20 tabs at once), creating screencast videos using screenpresso, lots of work in Onenote, Excel, Visio.

My main issue right now seems to be memory related. With 3 gb of memory I have difficulty when all the above programs are left open. I would like to leave all of them open sometimes to benefit my workflow.

For those of you who have had similar issues in the past; did moving to an SSD help as well? I don't need a lot of disk space so I'm thinking about getting a 256gb one (though $210 is still quite high for an HD).

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09 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The SSD won't help with performance issues if you are running low on RAM, but for everyday usage, the SSD is fabulous. At work, we use Dell Latitude E6400's for most employees. These laptops are Core 2 Duos, with 4GB of RAM and are approx 3 years old. Instead of upgrading to new computers, we simply replaced their standard 7,200RPM hard drives with Intel SSD's and it's like they all got computer upgrades. This breathed all new life into these machines and they are now good for another 2+ years at this point. Spending $160 on an SSD was far cheaper than a new laptop.
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