Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 21, 2012

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Over time, your PC is going to slow down, no matter how much it cost. It’s the way things go in the tech world. But buying a new computer every few years to gain some speed is expensive and wasteful. Instead, there are a few ways to improve your computer’s performance without buying a whole new unit. One of the most noticeable ways to boost speed is by purchasing a solid-state hard drive to replace your existing hard drive. Solid-state technology, which features lightning fast reading and writing times, is still relatively expensive when compared to “normal” hard drives, but prices are constantly dropping. The going rate is about a buck per gigabyte of storage, which may seem like a lot until you see the difference: your computer starts up much faster, programs run smoother and your overall computer experience will be much improved. Not only did you just significantly improve your PC’s performance, but you don’t have to buy a new computer, either!

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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