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I continue to be amazed at the flattening rate of replacement for PC hardware over the last 12 years. I am currently running a server that was built from TigerDirect components and a locally sourced case/psu around the same time as your system, originally running Server 2008 on the first SSD I ever bought, a massive 64GB beast! Since then, the OS has been replaced 2x (currently on Server 2016) and drives swapped for newer SSDs. When I built that thing over a dozen years ago, I never dreamed that it would be around this long...and most importantly that it still performs adequately for my needs.

IMO, starting a dozen years or so back, we have entered a sort of 'hardware plateau' where decent hardware coupled with SSDs, and faster broadband internet has been good enough for most. Combine that with the extremely low failure rate for SSDs and people find that their 10-12 y/o systems still get the job done.

There are an awful lot of consumers with PCs in this condition which is a problem if you want to sell people new stuff...give them a compelling reason to upgrade or introduce some tougher hardware restrictions in a new O/S. Suspicious | :suss:

That said, I believe that 12 years of continuous operation is pushing my luck and am in the planning phase to take the vintage server (mentioned above) out of service and relocate the services.
"Go forth into the source" - Neal Morse
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