Televisions once had large cathode-ray tubes but now feature small, integrated circuits, CD’s are being replaced by digital audio players, and VCR’s are being replaced by more capable digital video recorders like TiVo. All of these state-of-the-art inventions are designed to offer faster response, more features, and greater reliability.

In the same way, we continue to see breathtaking improvements in the field of computers.

For example, consider computer storage. For decades we’ve used a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) to store our computer files. These drives are made with one or more rotating disks and mechanical arms (picture if you will an old record player). These electro-mechanical devices are known to fail inevitably, typically because of moving parts that seize.

A new computer storage device called a Solid State Drive (SSD) is now available to take the place of the hard disk drive on desktop, laptop, and server computers. The solid state drives are more expensive and often have lower storage capacity but are worth considering due to the following advantages:

  1. Performance – Faster computer startup, operation, and file access
  2. Reliability – No moving parts
  3. Reduced Power Consumption and Heat – Less energy needed, longer battery life
  4. Ruggedness – Not nearly as delicate nor sensitive to vibration or movement

Continue to backup your computers on a regular basis. Regardless of the type of hard drive you use, any drive can fail. Furthermore, hard drive failure is only one of the reasons that backups are essential.

Interested in replacing or upgrading your computers in order to take your business to the next level? Contact us—we’re here to help.

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