Wondering if your hard drive is about to fail? That can be infuriating, but we’re here to help. Learn how to diagnose and troubleshoot your hard drives in a few easy steps.
Considering a SSD (Solid State Drive) for your desktop or laptop? Before you begin (if you haven’t bought one already), you may want to consider a few things: Similar to older hard drives, capacity is increasing and cost is decreasing for SSD’s as the technology continues to mature. Last time I did the calculations (you […]
Poll any group of PC enthusiasts and the majority will tell you that the quickest way to boost an aging computer’s performance is to swap out its HDD for an SSD. Over the last couple years, solid-state drives have fallen in price to the point where they are now viable upgrade options for most consumers. […]
A lot of people don’t realize how glorious and complex computers really are. I mean, I’m sure they know they’re complicated, to a point, after all they’re pretty complicated machines to master, but it never really occurs to them just how complex they really are. Today, we’re going to delve into that complexity a bit- […]
So…the unthinkable has happened. Somehow, your hard drive has just….given up. What can you do? How can you proceed from here? Is your data safe? Will you need to replace your computer? What about all your personal information? Here’s a few steps you should go through when you’re having hard drive troubles, in order to […]
Chances are pretty good most of you out there will be installing a solid state drive soon or within the next year or so. However we’ve been told for almost 18 years (MS-DOS 6 was released in 1994 which featured the DEFRAG.EXE utility) that we’re supposed to periodically "defrag" our hard drives to optimize performance. […]
A standalone wireless hard drive is: A 3.5-inch hard drive in an enclosure where the enclosure on its own has Wi-Fi connectivity. Does such a thing exist? Yes. One such example is the Imation Pro WX, released in 2009 if I’m not mistaken. The Pro WX basically looks like a large-ish wireless router, except it’s […]
In the context of this article, "safe" concerning a hard drive means "least likely to have mechanical failure". While true you can buy 1TB drives new for under $150 easily, there are tens of thousands of platter-based hard drives out there that are used and much cheaper – but which are the safest? Laptop HDDs […]