Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




17474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2118

Trusted

Topic # 223951 25-Oct-2017 16:50
Send private message quote this post

Got an SSD lying around the place. Asked the IT department if I can swap the HDD of my desktop with my SSD. They said no can't be done.

 

Is there any risk to the company in doing so?


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
4113 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 627

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1889399 25-Oct-2017 16:51
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Yep.  Along with risk to your job depending on what kind of IT policy you signed when you started (assuming you're thinking of doing it yourself).


60 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Subscriber

  Reply # 1889433 25-Oct-2017 17:15
6 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Did you ask them why it cannot be done? Potential reasons: hardware warranty; company's policy; too lazy busy IT technicians; etc. 


 
 
 
 




17474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2118

Trusted

  Reply # 1889436 25-Oct-2017 17:27
Send private message quote this post

kickintheeye:

 

Did you ask them why it cannot be done? Potential reasons: hardware warranty; company's policy; too lazy busy IT technicians; etc. 

 

 

It only took them 3 weeks to respond to my initial query.

 

I shudder to think what would happen if I persued the issue. They might choke on their angry birds game or sabotage my PC.




17474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2118

Trusted

  Reply # 1889438 25-Oct-2017 17:29
Send private message quote this post

gehenna:

 

Yep.  Along with risk to your job depending on what kind of IT policy you signed when you started (assuming you're thinking of doing it yourself).

 

 

No I was about to do it myself when they didn't respond, but ^%$& they responded saying no, so I'm not planning to go against that to gain a few seconds here and there for the rest of my life.

 

Would be easier to use my own laptop (some of my colleagues do that!)


5052 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2087

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1889469 25-Oct-2017 17:54
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

The biggest risk is you will become too efficient at your job and they'll need to pay your more :)




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


'That VDSL Cat'
6676 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1267

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1889471 25-Oct-2017 18:00
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

SSD is really the light and day breath into older work machines... is a shame they aren't keen on it.

 

 

 

the way you mention others bringing their own devices seems to imply that there may not be many corporate controls around this though..

 

we have a decent BYOD system here where applicable, Although for what i need it for... I certainly prefer to stick with office supplied and keeping that work/home life totally separate.





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


1441 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 350


  Reply # 1889483 25-Oct-2017 18:32
Send private message quote this post

I would say no, too. Nek minit IT having to provide support for for the install or related failures. Not to mention everyone suddenly demanding they also get an SSD.

96 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 1889488 25-Oct-2017 18:52
Send private message quote this post

macrium reflect https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree as it states its free, just clone the drive and swap them over job done lol

 

 




17474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2118

Trusted

  Reply # 1889498 25-Oct-2017 19:22
Send private message quote this post

sparkz25:

 

macrium reflect https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree as it states its free, just clone the drive and swap them over job done lol

 

 

 

 

I know, that was the plan when they suddenly replied. #!!


4113 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 627

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1889500 25-Oct-2017 19:28
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Batman:

 

 

 

It only took them 3 weeks to respond to my initial query.

 

 

I suspect your query is very low on the list of priorities.  It would certainly be near the bottom of my team's todo with everything else that happens during a day in an IT department.  


373 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37


  Reply # 1889506 25-Oct-2017 19:49
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I honestly dont understand companies that wont spend $100/computer for a SSD.  If you can improve your employee's productivity by a day (I'm being heavy on the time to pay it back) over a year then it'll pay for itself well within the lifetime of that computer. Wouldn't be surprised if you could get half a day a month back in productivity! Its almost going to pay for itself every month.

 

The company will have less frustrated staff too.  Hard to measure that.


131 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 1889509 25-Oct-2017 19:54
Send private message quote this post

company is turning down a free SSD that's surprising 


1441 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 350


  Reply # 1889518 25-Oct-2017 20:26
Send private message quote this post

They’re not turning down a free SSD - I’m certain they won’t get to keep it should its owner decide they want it back

334 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 147


  Reply # 1889521 25-Oct-2017 20:34
6 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

A few reasons:

 

1 - Every man and their dog now complaining that they want an SSD.

 

2 - You might be the type of guy who complains about everything, and they're being d1cks to you.

 

3 - Driver issues to do with the specific build they're running. (E.G. We had about 5 hours worth of work getting our SSD's to work with our Win 7 32bit builds)

 

4 - Time/budget it'll take to transfer your stuff/perform the work as a once-off activity, which probably wouldn't be covered under BAU and would have be funded from a discretionary budget (which they clearly don't want to do).

 

5 - They don't want to introduce an unknown component into their hardware fleet, just another thing to worry about warranty.

 

6 - They don't know how old the SSD is, or how many write cycles is has left, and would rather not task a risk on an older component.

 

 

 

I'm sure I could think of more.. But there are plenty of reasons for them to not want to do it.

 

 

 

Edit: thought of a few more.. 

 

 

 

7 - Potential down-time for you while they're swapping out your machine.

 

8 - The device is still owned by you personally and it's not worth the legal departments time or energy 'buying' it from you for legality sake.

 

9 - Even wiped it still used to contain your private data and they don't want anything personal on their network that may able to be restored.

 

10 - Some viruses can reside on MBR and survive formats, so potentially bringing in a foreign virus on your machine. 

 

 

 

I work for a governmental agency, and we have to be so stupidly careful with stuff like this. 

 

To be honest I'd reject your request as well. Or at least have to make your bosses very well aware of all of the points above.


2813 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1463

Subscriber

  Reply # 1889549 25-Oct-2017 20:55
9 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

I can't see any circumstance where this would be acceptable in any company big enough to have an IT department. 





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.