Refreshing desktop fleet vs upgrading desktop to extend its lifespan
Posted on 2015-01-17
Can I ask your advice guys. Our client is considering upgrading ( replacing existing hdd's with SSD) their 5+ year old desktops they have instead of freshing/replacing them. These are not likely to be i5's and generally are core 2 devices,
I am all for extending the useful lifespan of the desktops, however my fear is that putting in an SSD will not extend their usability or performance, is this approach sensible? I can understand the cost savings involved for my client, however could this have support implications?
Our clients objective is to extend desktops out another 12-18months for those already 5years or older (e.g. The HP 8000) - do you a) Can you share your thoughts and opinions and what should be my (from a support perspective) approach to this?