I’m not the most patient person in the world – and this is most especially true when dealing with ‘techno gadgets’. I want my computer to just instantly do whatever I am telling it to. I don’t want to have to go and make a cup of coffee when I turn the computer on and I certainly don’t want to sit and stare at the screen while waiting for Microsoft Outlook to fire up!
For years though, this was the norm. It was quite normal to press the on button on your computer, wonder off and do something else while you waited for it to wake from its (apparently very deep) slumber. And then once it was on, it would take an age to actually get all the programs up and running and be ready for you to start work.
So then I upgraded…
Just over a year ago (wow time flies!) I got the top of the range 11″ MacBook Air with 256GB of solid state hard drive goodness. With an i7 processor the thing absolutely flies and as an added bonus it also fits perfectly in my handbag. Its easy to use in the car, on a plane and pretty well anywhere else.
Some time after that, I upgraded to a solid state hard drive on my desktop PC at work. The SSD has the operating system and all programs installed on it, while all the bulky data sits on some normal hard drives also in the computer. So now with both computers sporting flash based storage I find myself completely baffled that the rest of the world haven’t followed the same upgrade path as I have!
I recently got fed up with my MB Air because sometimes 11″ screens really are just too small. So I bought a new 15.6″ Asus R501VM with an i7 processor and all sorts of other goodness – most people would be blown away by it’s speed! Unfortunately – it came with a standard hard drive. And now I’m struggling. I’m ready to throw it across the room and have a tantrum when it seems to take an eternity to open Outlook or Adobe Illustrator.
You have been warned…
So this is a warning, once you try a solid state hard drive in one computer… there really is no going back to the old ways! Much like once you start working with 2 monitors (or 3 in my case), its cumbersome to work on “just 1”.
So if you are ready for a faster computer, pop in and we can chat to you about upgrade options!