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Seagate Enterprise Desktop Hard Drive (V.4) ST6000NM0024 Review

Founded in 1979, Seagate is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions. Seagate offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of hard disc drives, solid state drives and solid state hybrid drives. In addition, the Company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data recovery services for [...]


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Western Digital (WD) Black Hard Drive Review

Desktop hard drives are still very popular and most computer users still go for them when they need to upgrade their primary storage device. We have been always recommending using a solid state drive (SSD) in a combination with a traditional hard disk drive, where the SSD becomes the primary storage subsystem that handles the [...]


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The Best & Fastest External Portable Hard Drive (HDD) – 2015

One of the biggest drawbacks in the currently available portable external hard drives is their low speed compared with the regular internal hard drives. While some internal hard drives reached the rate of 15k RPM spindle speed, the top-performing external hard drive still spins at 5,400 RPM, and this is for a valid reason. Just [...]


The Best To Do: Get an SSD and Keep Your HDD

After verifying the great advantages of solid-state drives (SSD), there has been a huge trend among computer users toward obtaining this superb flash-based drive to configure their computers with. Some users who have the affordability would solely depend on this blazing speed drive for all their tasks, including storage and backups, whereas the majority prefer [...]


Tips to improve hard disk performance

Computers are very important in modern business establishments. One of the most important components of a computer system is a hard drive because it’s key for maintaining productivity, communicating with customers, and storing essential data. If a computer develops problems it will badly interfere with the total productivity of employees. This results in work backlog [...]


Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) for Hard Disk Drives

S.M.A.R.T. is used to monitor computer hard disk drives and solid state drive, where it detects and reports on variety of indicators like drive reliability and predicts chances of the disks failing. When S.M.A.R.T. detects hardware failure the user has the option to replace the drive and minimize chances of data loss or expected outrage. [...]


Setting up multiple hard disk drives via RAID

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a technology that puts many hard drives together and improves on what one drive cannot do individually. Based on the user’s configuration mechanism, a RAID system can considerably increase computer speed, because the multiple hard drives will work together as a single drive. The user can as well [...]


The Basics Of Hard Disk Drive Encryption

Hard disk drives usually contain a lot of data yet any person using the computer can easily access the data, unless the data has limited access rights, which can better still be called encryption. Data encryption technology has for many years been used to protect information stored in hard disks by simply converting them into [...]


What you need to know about types of PC partitions

As much as many people are moved to do PC partitions, they do not have enough information about the types of partitions available. We are going to look at the master boot record (MBR) partitioning scheme, which is common in Linux, DOS, MS Windows and others, for the computer systems that are compatible with PCs. [...]


What to Know about PC Hard Disk Partitioning

Hard disk partitioning involves division of the hard disk drive into many logical storage units named partitions. Partitioning helps to treat one physical disk drive like multiple disks making it possible to use a different file system for each of the partitions. In order to do a partition one needs a partition editor application, which [...]