Even in a world where more and more businesses are adopting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, many are still buying their own computers for employees to use. With that in mind, it’s important to know what kind of devices you should buy. If you’re going to be picking up laptop or desktop computers for your team, one thing you should look for is a solid-state drive (SSD). These are a little pricier than traditional hard drives, but they come with a whole host of benefits, and here are just four.
- Faster Access
An SSE can access data nearly 100 times faster than a traditional hard drive. This means that all programs will run significantly faster, with larger amounts of data being accessed in milliseconds. Instead of waiting for programs to start up or feeling them freeze up when running too many separate functions, your team will be able to work as fast as they can.
- Superior Reliability
Faster performance is a great benefit, but probably the most compelling reason to use a SSD is that, unlike a traditional hard drive, they don’t have any moving parts. Since hard drives have those moving parts, they are more likely to fail as you use them more frequently, and business computers tend to be used for hours at a time each day of the working week. Any device problems could result in significant employee downtime, so best avoid it by opting for devices with a SSD.
- Reduced Power Consumption
Despite their more advanced construction SSDs use less power than a standard hard drive. If you’re only dealing with one or two devices, the difference won’t be too noticeable. If your business uses a whole bunch of desktops or laptops throughout the day, you’ll be surprised how much you can save on your energy bills by switching from traditional hard drives to SSDs.
- Reduced Noise
You know that whirring noise computers often make? That’s usually caused by the spinning platters and moving read/write heads used by a hard drive. It’s something that can become a real pain in the office, particularly if you’re having to give presentations. Luckily enough, SSD generate practically no noise since they lack those moving parts.