Romanians Opt for Computer Upgrades Instead of Replacements, Study Reveals
A Preference for Upgrades
Recent research conducted in Romania has shed light on the preferences of Romanians in regard to computer modifications. The study, commissioned by All for You Consulting for Kingston, discovered that a staggering 86% of respondents would rather upgrade their PCs periodically than purchase new ones.
The research pointed out that an identical percentage, 86%, prefer to augment their PC’s storage capacity, with nearly half (47%) planning to upgrade their RAM to the new DDR5 standard. Interestingly, a majority (83.4%) are still using DDR4, with the most prevalent capacity being 16GB, followed by 32GB and 8GB.
SSD Storage Capacity and Its Scope for Upgrades
When it comes to SSD storage capacity, the study found a varied distribution amongst the respondents. About 36.1% possess an SSD capacity of 512GB, 27.9% have 1TB, and 25.7% have a capacity of 256GB. This variance suggests that there is considerable room for upgrades in this area. Further, an overwhelming 85% indicated that the SSD is the primary storage medium in their PCs.
Gaming Consoles vs PCs
The study also ventured into the territory of gaming preferences. A mere 11.6% of participants stated that they exclusively play on consoles, while a large majority of 65.1% exclusively use PCs for gaming. The remaining 23.3% use both platforms simultaneously. Notably, a significant number of participants expressed dissatisfaction with their console’s storage capacity and demonstrated a preference for upgrading it. Kingston provides a viable alternative for PS5 in this scenario.
Popular SSD Models and Reasons for Change
The most commonly used SSD model is the M2.NVME type, followed by the 2.5-inch SATA format. Interestingly, the M.2 SATA models are gradually disappearing as they are no longer justified, while the NVME models are very reasonably priced. Over 50% of respondents use NVME SSDs.
Surprisingly, the reasons for changing the SSD are mostly productivity-related. According to the study, 53% of respondents change their SSD after 3-5 years, and only 24% use it for 5-10 years. Romanians, it appears, prefer to be more productive and seek to change their SSD to work faster. Only 28% change it to have good gaming performance, and a mere 23.6% change it simply because it is old.
Demographics of the Survey
The survey was conducted on a total of 2,705 individuals, of whom 83.6% were from urban areas. The dominant age group was over 35 years old. The key takeaways from the survey are that Romanians prefer to upgrade their PCs, specifically the storage and memory components, rather than buying new ones, and that SSDs are the primary storage medium in their PCs.
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