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How to Tell If Hard Drive is Failing

When you are building a computer, one of the first things you look to buy is a hard disk drive (HDD). The hard drive is a fundamental component for a computer as it is the central storage unit for our data. We keep all our documents, music, videos, and files in it. The…
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How to Extend the Life of a USB Drive?

When you are looking to transfer some files containing user data, the first accessory that comes to most people’s mind is a USB flash drive. Some of the best USB flash drives or pen drives with extensive performance and speed can be bought from most tech stores, as they…
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How to Choose a Filesystem for Your USB Drive

Whenever you are in the process of formatting your newly-bought USB flash drive, you will come across something called a file system. Since your primary concern for getting a USB is to transfer files, images, and videos, etc., you probably won’t think twice about which…
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How Much Storage Do I Need?

Whenever you think of buying a laptop/PC, one of the first things that comes to mind is storage. Making the right call will not only be beneficial in the long run but may also help you save some money on upgrades later. Our guide below will get you up to speed with…
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NVMe vs SATA vs M.2. Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to Solid State Drives (SSDs), the NVMe vs SATA and M.2 vs SATA debate is one of epic proportions and great significance. These three can be explained as the types of SSDs, which differ in terms of form factors, interfaces, and protocols, and where each one has…
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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…
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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…