This past winter I upgraded my computer equipment and I can’t believe the difference it has made in my productivity. I’ve optimized the shit out of my time spent online and now I can get A LOT more done in a fraction of the time.
The first thing I ignored for a long time was the speed of my system. I use Photoshop on a daily basis along with Dreamweaver and my FTP client is almost always running. I realized these programs ate resources, but until I upgraded to 16GB of RAM and Solid State Drives, I had no idea what I was missing. I can load these programs in seconds and there is never a lag when I’m getting my development work completed.
Originally I had only upgraded my office desktop. I took a Mac Mini, added 2x8GB of RAM and put 2x500GB SSD with RAID 0 and display everything on 2×27″ Thunderbolt displays. Damn it’s slick!
Soon after upgrading I realized that when I went home for the evening, and left the office, I was stuck with my old, slow Macbook Pro. Therefore I decided to upgrade that as well!