I've switched the hard drives in most of the computers in the upFront.eZine Publishing world headquarters offices to solid state drives. Sometimes, technology comes along that just makes it worthwhile switching wholesale.
Like only wireless mice, once the batteries lasted for at least a year.
Like only LCD monitors, once 20" and bigger screens were priced reasonably. (The first one I ever bought was for my wife's computer, a 14" LCD screen for $1500. Argh.)
Like only LED lightbulbs for this office (where the lights are on 12-16 hours a day), once their color changed from icy-cold white to warm white. My primary work light: 2.5W. It's not about saving energy, it's about saving the cost of electricity.
Like WiFi stations located at all corners of the house for full home and yard coverage. (My first WiFi installation, a proprietary, reconditioned system from 3COM, cost $1,200. Argh!)
Like a four-speaker sound system, including a pair of big floor-standing Polk units, running off a 37-year-old Marantz amp, because writing well is accompanied best by music that sounds great.
And then there's my desktop computer, the main one that does all the work, which isn't getting an SSD. While all the other computers were faster with the addition of solid state drives, it is odd how I feel that my primary work computer doesn't need one. Maybe it's due to the 3.1GHz four-core CPU, the 16GB RAM, and the 32GB ReadyBoost drive on a USB 3.0 port.
What it shows is that technology that improves our lives doesn't need to be all-encompassing.