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Extend the life of your desktop or notebook with solid state drives


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Extend the life of your desktop or notebook with solid state drives

Summary: SSDs, now a common option for new tablets and notebooks, can help small businesses boost performance of aging hardware.

By Heather Clancy for Small Business Matters | July 9, 2012 -- Updated 05:00 GMT (22:00 PDT)

Solid state drives (aka SSDs) have become an increasingly standard configuration choice for new notebook computers. Apple's MacBook Air is just one example of a system that comes standard with flash memory, which helps the ultra-thin notebook boot up more quickly and process data requests more rapidly.
Find out more.. Extend the life of your desktop or notebook with solid state drives | ZDNet
 

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jryoo

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SSD is awesome but too costy for old computers. I would rather buy a new SSD computer so that I can fully enjoy.
 

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Coke Robot

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A SSD drive in a little baby netbook does wonders!
 

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We did this same thing at work. When our laptops were close to 3 years old, we upgraded their hard drives to SSD's and it's like they are brand new computers again.
 

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