Articles tagged: SSD
My laptop died. Here’s the process I went through to resurrect it.
While the technology continues to improve, flash memory has a limited number of times it can be written to and can, in fact, wear out.
I’ll review the characteristics of external drives and include a couple of specific recommendations.
Hard disks can last a long time, but it’s important to realize that they could still fail at any moment.
Upgrading a computer can be a lot of work, is going to cost some money, and depends on your needs. I’ll show you where to start.
We keep hearing that SSDs and other flash-based drives wear out. Particularly when it comes to SSDs, there are ways you can see how close to wearing out your drive might be.
Choosing the right long-term storage media is part of protecting your data from degradation or other forms of loss. But there’s more to it than just media.
The message “Do you want to scan and fix” means Windows found an error on a recently-attached drive. What you do next depends on how disastrous data loss might be.
Restoring to a smaller drive is often difficult. I’ll list the steps necessary to get the job done.
Here are five common options to speed up and extend the life of an older computer.
Partitioning, or splitting a single physical hard drive into multiple drives, has pros and cons. I’ll look at those and make a recommendation.
Leaving a flash drive or USB thumb drive plugged in all the time runs a small risk of prematurely wearing it out. We’ll look at why, and what to do.
I see the appeal of slipping a little SD card into the slot of your computer for backups, but the safety of your precious data on that card has me worried!
The difference between the various types of things we might call “memory” is a fundamental concept that’s often confused. I’ll review the basics.
The thing to consider is: what do we love most about solid state drives, and conversely, what would we worry about?
When it comes to things like memory and RAM, more is always better. But you may not need additional RAM just yet.
When the power goes out, data loss can happen. Fortunately, it’s not more prevalent for Solid State Drives. No matter what kind of a drive you get, you should always protect yourself.
I recently replaced the primary hard drive on my primary machine with an SSD. I’ll walk you through the steps I took that made the process relatively pain-free.