Articles tagged: USB
My best practices for external hard drives concern software, hardware, and — you guessed it — backing up.
You can defrag your external drive using Windows File Explorer, from the command prompt, or using a third-party tool. But should you?
I’ll review the characteristics of external drives and include a couple of specific recommendations.
If you don’t have a CD or DVD drive, you may be able to turn that ISO image into a bootable USB thumb drive.
Why do some chargers work faster or slower than others? We’ll take a look at some basic electrical concepts to understand what to look for in a charger.
It’s probably safe to say that the days of the optical drive are coming to a close. Not this week, not this year, perhaps not even this decade but I think the writing is on the wall. But not to worry.
This is a system sound that could even be indicating an internal event. We’ll try to track down its source.
USB ports (or the cables that connect to them) can go bad for many reasons. These steps can get your connected devices running again.
Go ahead. Plug it in… unless your keyboard is not USB. In that case, you may have a problem.
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.
Your computer is safe from any virus using the phone’s operating system. But if you are using your smartphone as a USB device… that’s another story.