This is the year small business operators will start facing performance problems on their existing computers. Everything from Windows Vista to fancy desktop graphics programs like the latest Photoshop are getting very finicky about which platforms they run on.
Rather than junking your existing gear, why not upgrade to one of the new generation of solid-state hard drives for your work PC? The drives you already have in your computer probably use spinning magnets to store data. These new ones, like the RiTek showed here, use solid-state memory similar to SD Memory cards or Flash. Solid-state hard drives are much faster than traditional storage. With a bit of tinkering, they could give that old machine of yours some new life.
Last updated January 11 2008: 3:38 PM ET