Tips to Buying Solid State HDD

Posted on April 30, 2016 By

solid state hddSolid state HDD have increased in popularity because of their high performance, small size and outstanding value. These can be used in desktop computers and laptops to provide you with an efficient machine that can easily manage your operating system while providing you with enjoyable use.

Before you decide if this is the route you want to take to improve your computer’s performance, you need to be aware that these devices offer improved performance because they use NAND flash memory. This means that a small drive can boost performance and provide you with the same, if not a faster speed, than your current hard drive.

Start by setting yourself a budget for your solid state HDD. While these may appear more expensive than the traditional hard drives you can purchase, you need to take the advantages and the performance improvements into consideration. If your computer currently takes a minute or two to boot up with your current hard drive, you can expect it to boot within seconds if you choose a solid state HDD.


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Simple Tips to Help You Pick a Right Monitor

Posted on April 30, 2016 By

monitorSome users might think that their current system screen isn’t perfect to meet their desired computing requirements and preferences. It takes a little experience and knowledge to decide an ideal monitor for your productivity companion. Here are some of the general tips that will help you in selecting the right monitor.

No matter whether you’re a homemaker, college student, working professional or a developer, you might be spending endless hours staring your PC screens. Don’t you want your computer components to be stylish enough to catch your friends or colleagues attention? Don’t you think that an appropriate computer screen and optimal PC parts can help you avoid various health issues? If yes, then why can’t you replace your boring box placed right on your workstation? It is true that selecting an ideal monitor might improve your computer viewing experience and also put less strain on your eyes, resulting in optimal productivity without hampering your health. Don’t just get impressed by the specs and monitor jargon that most of the IT manufacturers use in their advertisements instead, you should do the proper research on their features. Simply compare their properties

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How to Fix Printer Problems

Posted on January 30, 2016 By

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Numerous printing issues are brought about by hardware that isn’t set up right. Here are thoughts to take care of regular issues with printer hardware.

Check the power

Verify that the printer’s electrical line is connected to an electrical outlet and that the power switch is turned on. In case you’re printing to an imparted printer or a printer on a system, verify that all fundamental PCs and switches are turned on as well. Paradventure that your printer or other supplies is connected to a surge defender or a reinforcement power supply, verify that hardware is connected to and turned on also.

Check the cables (wired printers)

Verify that the printer link is legitimately associated from the printer to your PC.

Check the remote connection (remote printers)

• Make beyond any doubt the printer’s remote alternative is turned on and accessible. Numerous printers have a catch that shows a blue remote symbol when remote is accessible. To realize where this catch is found on your printer and to discover directions about how

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11 Benefits of a PC Enclosure System

Posted on May 30, 2016 By

1. Keep your current systems

Installation of a PC enclosure system allows you to keep your current computer network intact. Avoid disruption, downtime and the hassle of having to dispose of equipment.

If you consider the disruption and cost implications of removing your current computer network, installing new equipment and testing it, an enclosure offers you a much more cost-effective and time efficient solution.

2. Save money

Traditionally, dedicated industrial computers are expensive in comparison to a PC enclosure system, in some instances costing up to 50 percent more.

Additionally, the long-term savings are much more attractive because a computer enclosure can out live a dedicated, industrial PC by up to a decade.

Furthermore, investment in an enclosure is beneficial to your overall total cost of ownership. Essentially you’re only paying the purchase price and minimal maintenance costs.

Whereas the cost of installing a dedicated industrial computer expands beyond the purchase price. There’s installation costs to consider and maintenance charges, all of which will affect your bottom line.

3. Protect against dust, dirt, grime, oil, grease, water & explosions!

A PC enclosure system can protect against such damage threats

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Octa Core VS Quad Core Which to Choose

Posted on April 30, 2016 By

The past year was all about several smartphones competing with each other for the best possible offering in terms of specs and features? Every smartphone player worked hard to up their game and accordingly, one of the most important specifications, the processor, came into the limelight. People were vying to beat each other and so, as an improvement on dual cores, the latest smartphones started coming out with quad core processors. However, today, with people obsessed with more power and speed, even quad core doesn’t seem to be enough, as several brands are competing with each other to release octa core powered handsets. So, while the battle of the cores seems to be never ending, users are confused. Is an octa core device really better than a quad core one? How can one decide on which device to put his money?

The answer isn’t as obvious as one may think because as several smartphone reviews will tell you, more isn’t always better. Going by the plain math that is visible, users may feel that an octa core processor is bound to better than, or maybe even twice as good as a quad core processor. It is high


Seven Reasons Why Inkjet Printers Are The Best In The Business

Posted on March 30, 2016 By

Experts consider inkjet coders as the most coveted solution for businesses, which desire high-quality printing of crucial codes to meet their goals. Inkjet coders produce superior results by expelling thousands of ink droplets on a material. Due to this ‘drop on demand’ mechanism, the quality of the print is top-notch.

Drop on demand (DOD) printing is of two types: Piezoelectric and Thermal. In Piezoelectric DOD, the cartridges contain piezoelectric materials that generate a pressure pulse to propel the fluid when a voltage passes through the chamber. In thermal DOD, the cartridges contain heaters that vaporize the ink and push it out when a voltage passes through the chamber. While both these types follow similar processes, piezoelectric cartridges last longer as they do not use heat.

Are you wondering whether you should invest in these machines or not? Here are seven reasons to help you understand why these coders are best suited for you:

1. Easily Available: They are the most common commercial coders. This is good news for consumers; they can easily find cost-effective basic models as well as high-end business models.

2. Affordable: The price of most of these units is well within

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Finding the Best Price for a Solid State Hard Disk Drive

Posted on March 30, 2016 By

Whether you are buying online or offline, getting a great deal is a top priority for many people who are looking to invest in a solid state HDD or a SCSI drive. These pieces of equipment can come with a considerable price tag depending on their features and specifications, so shaving a little money off the total bill here and there can make a big difference.

The first thing to know if you are looking to save a little money is that the best way to do this is by shopping around extensively before making your purchase. It is possible to find a bargain – even when shopping for a high quality solid state HDD that seems universally expensive – but this will require a higher investment of time and effort.

The best way to do this is by getting really clear on the product that you want, and then systematically beginning your search for prices at various different online and offline stores. Check auctions sites like eBay, look at online specialist SCSI and SAS stores, and then try your local computer hardware shops, ringing them up and asking for a quote.

Make sure that

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How to Build a Gaming PC

Posted on March 30, 2016 By

One of the ultimate highs you can achieve as a gamer is sitting back and playing your favorite title on your computer. I don’t mean a store-bought system, I mean your own, well thought out, chose my components, radical design and look dream machine. Unfortunately, that dream never becomes a reality for most. Many gamers think building a computer involves massive technical, mechanical and computer science skills. Nothing could be more untrue!

Believe it or not having the fun and satisfaction of choosing your graphics card, processor, power supply, motherboards, RAM, hard drive and a case will not lead to a final installation disaster.

You won’t need a soldering gun, sophisticated testing devices or worry about a hospital trip via electrocution! Most of the parts in your home-made computer build will quickly snap together. A few screws will need to be tightened, so if you can use a simple screwdriver you are golden.

The most difficult technical task you may encounter could involve applying some thermal paste between your CPU and heat sink unit. If that task gives you sleepless nights, don’t worry. Many CPU’s have the heat sink and fan attached.


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Intel Vs AMD

Posted on March 30, 2016 By

If you are building your own computer it might seem like a no-brainer when it comes to choosing your CPU. The CPU is your computer processing unit and is truly the brain of your computer responsible for the fast movement of data and tasks.

So what’s the no-brainer? If I’m building a computer I’m heading to Intel, right? Not so fast. AMD also fits the needs of gamers quite well.

It is an industry given that Intel makes the fastest processors on Earth. But while that factor is huge AMD has made a positive impression on the gaming community with lower process prices and near Intel performance.

If you are building a computer both Intel and AMD is user-friendly and can be tweaked. In the current market, both AMD and Intel processor technology should remain where it is for next few years at least. So don’t worry about your processor going obsolete tomorrow.

When looking at new processors for your gaming computer build, keep your eyes on gigahertz (GHz). A gaming computer, which needs to handle multiple assignments quickly can function at 2.5GHz but for optimal performance should be in the 3.5GHz plus

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Computer Routers and Ports

Posted on February 29, 2016 By

Computers are everywhere. They do not need fixing as they all come fully equipped to run smoothly. They come in all sizes. Buying one is simple and easy especially when you know what type of computer you are looking for. Some people have one, two maybe even three computers in their home. What a nice way to search for items you may need from the convenience from your home.

Routers are another important part of technology that has developed well. They are in every electronic store you can imagine. What an advantage it is that we can have a device that organizes and protects our internet use. When your computer browsing different websites the router will send traffic to and from where it’s needed. At the same time using encryption to protect your information from hackers.

There are many scary moments of where someone personal information was stolen. But the bringing of WEP and other protection methods of internet use has been a great way and advantage to the PC user. Being on a personal home PC should be a safe experience.

There are some who have enough experience and know how and when to

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Hard Drive Disaster Rescue

Posted on February 29, 2016 By

When a hard drive disaster occurs, many factors are looked at in order to rescue the drive. You must find out what the disaster is and which computers can have it, what tools are needed to recover the drive and how to prevent it.

Firstly, there are many ways a hard drive can crash. The point of a hard drive is storage, and if a crash occurs there is a chance of losing everything on your computer. Whether it’s a PC or Mac, hard disks work the same way. The difference is the size or how much storage it can carry. A crash can occur through many ways such as worn out circuitry, misuse, a virus or malfunction. Although a hard disk is designed to die after a long time of usage, the life of the drive can decrease if mishandled, over used or if there is a wiring fault where the head and logic board are connected. When disasters such as these happen, the way to solve the problem is to rescue the drive’s data.

Another component to a hard drive disaster is what tools are needed to recover it. If the drive crashes and


The Benefits of Using Cooling Fan Covers

Posted on February 29, 2016 By

Cooling fans are an essential competent for all types of electronics and electronic cabinets, as these items stop equipment from overheating and therefore ensure that equipment works optimally and does not suffer from any negative effects from heat damage.

With that said, it is also essential to put in place covers on your cooling fans for your electronics cabinet. Covers serve an important purpose and are therefore an important piece of kit to have installed. Currently, they come in a range of different materials including metals and plastic, ensuring that there is a cover to match each different type of fan.

Firstly, it is important to note that these fan covers can prevent damage to the fan itself. In an area that is unattended – or on the contrary is very busy – it is possible for fans to get damaged if they are left without any kind of protection. This can include certain items accidentally striking the fan when it is or is not operational.

If a fan were to become damaged, this could have negative consequences for the equipment that it is cooling and could result in costly replacements. Although fans are often


How to Look After the Physical Needs of Your Hard Drive

Posted on February 29, 2016 By

Your hard drive contains some of your most precious information. That data is worth far more than the hardware itself and if it fails, data recovery is likely to be expensive. You keep your car in good condition, so why don’t users look after their hard disk drives? Read on to find out what physical measures you should take to keep your hardware in top condition, so it serves you well for years.

First and foremost, you should never position your computer where it can pick up dust and debris. The CPU can be bulky on the desk and takes up a lot of room. Lots of users position it under their desk. Bad idea! The floor is absolutely guaranteed to kill the disk drive for two reasons. Dust will be drawn into the unit through the fans. It is commonly assumed that a hard drive is a sealed unit. Well it is not. A breather hole allows pressures to equalize and it is all too easy for a dust particle to penetrate this. When the platters are spinning at 10,000 RPM, even a smoke particle can cause a massive head crash, let alone a dust particle!

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Everything You Need to Know About USB Write-Protection

Posted on January 30, 2016 By

In spite of all the buzz regarding digital distribution, fulfilling your content on physical medium, like a USB flash drive, is still a very critical aspect of any business. You may have large data files or would just like to have your content branded. Whether you plan to fulfill software or a large library of video files, a USB key (a flash-based storage device, also known as USB flash drive or thumb drive) is widely supported by most computer systems and smart devices. Unlike other storage devices such as magnetic tapes, compact discs or memory cards, USB flash drives do not have any built-in write-protection mechanism unless you choose to work with a provider who can work on the controller level and make the USB a read-only device. A write-protected USB will ensure that your content is secure and not accidentally erased.

    • Safeguard Against Malicious Activity: When a disk is write-protected, files can be read or copied from the disk, but nothing can be saved or copied to it. This can help prevent you, or anyone else, from accidentally deleting or saving over important files. Most importantly, a write-protected USB is safer since it can not be

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3D Printing The Future Of The Printing Technology

Posted on January 30, 2016 By

How far can technology go? As far as one’s imagination it seems. The advancement in technology today leads many people to enjoy the convenience and ease it brings. Every year, a new technological idea is presented to the public and one of them even makes one’s dream into a reality, thanks to a machine called 3D Printer.

What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing is a process of printing an object that one can actually use. The process starts simple. One would create whatever image they want in a computer software and after scanning the image, it will then be sent to the printer that would then print it out in 3D format. Although it looks quite easy, and rightly so, there are different printers out there and depending on the needs and requirements of the person using it, may also differ in prices.


There are different applications that people may find useful using the printer. In the medical world such as, printers are used to make low-cost prosthetics. Since prosthetics are expensive, the 3D printed prosthetics are not only effective and found useful, it also cuts the cost of the original prosthetics and


How to Increase the Life of Your Printer

Posted on January 30, 2016 By

You have just come back from your holidays, you dust off your printer, pop in a camera memory card and set off printing your pictures only to find your printer isn’t working properly. Now before writing your printer off, here are a few tips and ideas to help prolong your printer lifespan and to get it working perfectly again.

Keep It Clean

You would think this is a pretty obvious point, but it is amazing how many people neglect to clean their printers.

Everything needs a clean now and again to keep it working properly, especially printers. In order to aid with the printing process, ink and toner contain additives such as wax, drying agents and lubricants all of which, expectantly, get into all the little cracks of the printer after long print jobs. A build-up of this will cause mechanical parts to stick and seize and cover important sensors in your printer.

The best way to clean your printer is to first turn it off. Next you will need a small brush (A clean, fine Bristle paint brush works well) to clean off excess dust in and around the printer exterior. For the

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How To Buy A Printer

Posted on December 30, 2015 By

Printing technology has advanced a lot in recent times. There are several innovative and time-saving features available in modern printers. Whether you are looking to replace an old printer with a new one or are looking to buy your first printer, here are a few things which need due consideration:

Requirement – There are different types of printers to suit different needs and uses. Make a list of your requirements to decide which one will work the best for you.The one you buy will depend mainly on your need and the place of use. Home users usually don’t use print that often. They mainly print school assignment papers or photos for any art project. They don’t need a printer with too many features or one which costs too much. In office, there are a lot of documents to be printed on a regular basis and office users usually look for professional quality output. Professional photographers need a dedicated photo printer with advanced features which allows them the convenience to print photos wherever they want.

Type – People mainly buy either a laser or an ink jet printer. Laser printers print faster and cost less


Hub Or Switch Which One Should I Opt For

Posted on December 30, 2015 By

Utilizing a hub is the slightest costly approach to associate PCs together. A hub is a basic gadget that goes on data parcels from one PC to the various PCs it coordinates with. Every PC gets the data and unravels in the event that it was implied for it or not.

This works fine to network a couple of PCs that won’t be exchanging vast bundles of data. Data bundles must be exchanged each one in turn through the hub or impacts happen. At the point when a few PCs take a stab at exchanging data in the meantime, it backs off the exchange rate for everybody on the LAN (neighborhood).

A hub is a straightforward bit of hardware. It serves as an exchange gadget that just take data got through one port and sends it out through the various ports. It has a layer one capacity for exchanging data.

A hub utilizes a telecast model. At the point when utilizing a hub, on the off chance that anybody on the system is downloading a vast record, it backs off everybody’s rate of exchanging data. On the off chance that you have four or more

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Spicing Up Your Keyboard Collection

Posted on December 30, 2015 By

When it comes to must haves for me concerning mechanical keyboards I always recommend the MKC Zinc Gold Tone Keyset. While the set can be a bit pricy at $50 for the set of just 37 keys to me it was well worth the investment. The first benefit you get from the keys is simply the look of them. Because they arrive individually wrapped they have no scratches or blemishes on the keys. Then when you contrast the keys to the plastic ones on your keyboard these shine and reflect all the light making them look very beautiful. Then the feel of the keys is much more superior to any plastic counterpart. Although they can be a bit cold at first touch it’s never an uncomfortable temperature. The smoothness of the keys also feels much nicer than plastic keys that usually are slightly textured. Even with the lack of texture your fingers don’t slide all over the keys and it’s still easy to use. These keys also provide a physical benefit along with an aesthetic one. Because the weight of the keys is a bit heavier than plastic keys it makes the spring in the switch easier to


Finding a Better Mouse

Posted on December 30, 2015 By

Several years ago, I found myself wanting a better mouse. My computer at the time was a Mac Pro provided by my employer, and the aluminum keyboard and Mighty Mouse that came with it were downright awful. The laptop-style, low profile keyboard was terrible to type on and the mouse had a tiny ball for scrolling, which would get gummed up very easily.

At first, I simply traded them in for a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse set which I used for quite some time. It was a basic rubber dome keyboard and standard wireless optical mouse. They were okay. They worked. Ultimately, I wanted something better.

I noticed that my boss would try out other mice, but ultimately return to his old trackball. He explained that it was more ergonomic and he found it easier to use. Unfortunately, the model he used had long been discontinued and regularly sold for over $300 on eBay. Too rich for me. But I figured there must be some modern equivalents.

So I went on a search. My initial requirements were simple. It needed to cost less than $50 and I didn’t want to give up my scroll

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