Looking for the best of both worlds?
Combining refurbished computers with next generation technology = WIN/WIN
Are you struggling with slow and unresponsive computers? Then read on.
For a while now Just Tech IT have been providing many of our clients with factory refurbished machines which provide a HP business class machine that is more than capable of running Dental Software, Microsoft Office, Anti-Virus etc in a neat small form factor with a 2 year warranty at a competitive price.
We have also been looking at using SSD’s for workstations (if you are unsure what an SSD is I’ve put a description of what an SSD is compared to a traditional HDD below). Typically a workstation in a dental practice holds minimal data and only runs a few programs so they don’t need lots of storage space, the faster the machine operates, the better the experience for the user and more importantly it provides a boost in productivity.
Unfortunately brand new computers with factory installed SSD drives are still on the expensive side generally retailing at £600+ before VAT which puts them out of the price range of most practices.
If you are already running Windows 7 on your computers but are finding some of them a bit slow it is possible to replace the current hard drives with SSD drives, this gives a big performance boost for a relatively small cost with ZERO reconfiguration of the machine using a method called cloning. A whole practice can typically be changed from standard HDD’s to SSD’s in a single evening with no downtime.
Please feel free to contact us using any of the methods below if you wish to discuss any of the above for your practice
So what are SSD's
Think of any computer you have purchased over the last decade or two and, chances are, it was a system whose storage requirements were served by a hard disk drive (HDD). Armed with fast spinning disks and various moving parts, HDDs have been the dominant storage device in computing for quite some time but are now being replaced in certain environments where a modern-day solid-state drive (SSD) is a better fit.
Designed as a successor to the hard disk, an SSD technically contains no 'disks' in the traditional sense and instead uses flash memory modules to store data. This fundamental change means SSDs have no moving parts and are consequently more robust - there are fewer small parts at risk of failure, heat build-up is minimised, there is no perceptible noise, and flash-based drives are inherently more resistant to vibration and shock.
Benefits of using SSD’s over traditional hard drives include having better start up and application performance, greater reliability due to no moving parts, reduced noise and less power consumption.