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How do you upgrade your tools of trade?

Survey period: 22 Feb 2016 to 29 Feb 2016

What do you do when your computer just doesn't cut it anymore?

OptionVotes% 
I buy a new machine42337.53
I buy (or otherwise obtain) a second hand / refurbished machine343.02
I upgrade as much as I can19016.86
I upgrade the minimum necessary to get the performance I need16714.82
I try cleaning my machine (remove software, upgrade OS etc)14612.95
Nothing. I live with it464.08
Depends / None of the above12110.74



 
GeneralIt Depends, If you are Talking latop or desktop Pin
ledtech325-Feb-16 13:14
ledtech325-Feb-16 13:14 
General"Buy" a New Machine? Pin
Roger Wright24-Feb-16 8:27
professionalRoger Wright24-Feb-16 8:27 
GeneralRe: "Buy" a New Machine? Pin
Richard Andrew x6424-Feb-16 12:13
professionalRichard Andrew x6424-Feb-16 12:13 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
25-Feb-16 8:02
professionalN_tro_P25-Feb-16 8:02 
GeneralDepends Upon What I'm Looking For Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:42
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:42 
GeneralA New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:28
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:28 
This problem is real.
The last time I upgraded my PC (Dell Precision M6600, i7Core, 32GB Ram, Dual 1TB SSDs),
it took me nearly 80hrs to deal with moving all of my software and development environments.
The cost of moving the software FAR EXCEEDS the hardware costs.

Currently, it would take a LOT less. We started back then using VMs for older development environments we have to support. And all new development is done INSIDE of VMs. We also have other VMs for specific Databases.

We rebuilt a developer machine in no time. We are talking 8hrs. Probably spread over 2-3 days when the developer gets it, and sets up email, office, etc.

The problem now is that I don't see MUCH improvement in future machines to justify the expense of the upgrade. So Much so, we have a few spare M6600s floating around, when this one fails, I will simply move the drives over, move the memory and move on.

Gone are the old days of buying a new computer and SpeedTest shows a 36 TIMES FASTER score! The peripherals are getting faster. But my CPU rarely goes about 10% as it is.

Of course, my drives are getting full. Luckily the 2TB SSDs will upgrade easily Smile | :)
(Unfortunately, my NAS box looks old/small at 15TB to back it up to)

GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Nish Nishant23-Feb-16 5:58
sitebuilderNish Nishant23-Feb-16 5:58 
GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 6:14
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 6:14 
GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Nish Nishant23-Feb-16 6:16
sitebuilderNish Nishant23-Feb-16 6:16 
GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 6:59
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 6:59 
GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Nish Nishant24-Feb-16 6:02
sitebuilderNish Nishant24-Feb-16 6:02 
GeneralLaptops vs desktops Pin
Nish Nishant23-Feb-16 4:07
sitebuilderNish Nishant23-Feb-16 4:07 
GeneralRe: Laptops vs desktops Pin
adriancs23-Feb-16 19:52
mvaadriancs23-Feb-16 19:52 
GeneralRe: Laptops vs desktops Pin
Nish Nishant24-Feb-16 6:01
sitebuilderNish Nishant24-Feb-16 6:01 
GeneralRe: Laptops vs desktops Pin
Richard Andrew x6424-Feb-16 12:20
professionalRichard Andrew x6424-Feb-16 12:20 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
25-Feb-16 8:12
professionalN_tro_P25-Feb-16 8:12 
GeneralNone of the above Pin
Jason Hutchinson23-Feb-16 2:59
professionalJason Hutchinson23-Feb-16 2:59 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
TNCaver23-Feb-16 6:53
TNCaver23-Feb-16 6:53 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
Weylyn Cadwell24-Feb-16 6:44
Weylyn Cadwell24-Feb-16 6:44 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
Marc Clifton25-Feb-16 2:49
mvaMarc Clifton25-Feb-16 2:49 
GeneralI grovel at the feet of my masters Pin
Gary Wheeler23-Feb-16 0:47
Gary Wheeler23-Feb-16 0:47 
GeneralDepends... Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter22-Feb-16 23:08
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter22-Feb-16 23:08 
GeneralDepends... Pin
Maciej Los22-Feb-16 9:28
mveMaciej Los22-Feb-16 9:28 
GeneralI buy (or otherwise obtain) a second hand / refurbished machine. Pin
Ron Anders22-Feb-16 7:32
Ron Anders22-Feb-16 7:32 
GeneralRe: I buy (or otherwise obtain) a second hand / refurbished machine. Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:43
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:43 

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