Storage

Flash Drive vs. External HDD And SSD

The eternal SSD vs HDD debate has many factors to it. In this article, we’ll discuss the merits of a flash drive vs. SSD, and that of an external hard drive vs. flash drives. Drives can be categorized into two types: the boot drive and a secondary drive for storage. Both…
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Memory Cards Naming, Speeds and Symbols Explained

Memory cards in this day and age come decorated with a bunch of symbols and numbers that might be confusing for the average consumer, so this article will help you understand, once and for all, what those symbols on your SD card and microSD card mean. SD and microSD Card…
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SSD Cache: Everything You Need to Know

One of the benefits of picking an SSD in the SSD VS HDD debate is the ability to install the SDD as a boot drive. This, in effect, gives you the maximum speed that can be achieved by the SDD – if, that is, it has the capacity, and if a secondary data drive can be…
Storage

3D NAND: Everything You Need to Know

A NAND is a non-volatile flash memory type. Flash memory is used for storing and transmitting data between devices, usually a PC and other digital devices: this is what makes our USB “flash drives” and our external HDDs work, as well as making hybrid hard drives more…
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NVMe: Everything You Need to Know

Most of us know what an SSD is: a solid-state drive, present in most modern-day computers and laptops, fulfilling the need for individuals and organizations to have speedy access to large scores of data with more durability and less energy needed to sustain them than…
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File Systems: What You Need to Know

Understanding file systems is fairly straightforward, even though it might seem to be something daunting at first. Various operating systems and storage devices each utilize different types of file systems, and this determines compatibility (and creates compatibility…
Storage

RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, etc: What You Should Know?

You’ve probably come across the term RAID if you’ve been looking into PC storage. This article will explain what RAID is, and how different RAID levels affect overall performance. What is RAID? RAID stands for either ‘Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks’ or…
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Everything You Need to Know About M.2 SSDs

The M.2 standard for SSDs is new, exciting, and promising. First, let’s look into why it was needed in the first place. SSDs, and the Need for M.2 SSDs or Solid State Drives are flash storage devices that have, for the most part, replaced their predecessors (the more…
Storage

The Best SD Card Readers in 2021

SD, MicroSD and other types of cards are a great, cheap way, to save your important data, such as videos or photos. Of course, for their easier handling, it is advisable to get yourself a proper card reader, but what if you are not that familiar with the subject? In that…
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SSD vs HDD: Everything You Need to Know

SSD and HDD are both storage drives used in a PC, but SSDs are more recent in popularity. An HDD is more of a traditional storage drive, in that it has moving mechanical parts and is relatively bigger. SSDs are, in comparison, quite small because these are flash storage…
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How to Format an SSD

Knowing how to format an SDD properly saves you from the risk of having viruses destroy your system. On top of that, your data cannot be recovered by any other party that is using that SSD later on and you can get rid of useless programs/corrupt files in one go. Formatting…