So you read our article on why you need an SSD and you took our recommendation to pick up a Samsung SSD. Now you’ve got the SSD in your hands and you’re wondering how in the world you’re going to migrate your Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7 installation along with all your programs and files to the new SSD. While you could just bite the bullet and re-install everything from scratch, doing so can be extremely time consuming.
Luckily, one of the features that sets Samsung SSDs apart is the Samsung’s Data Migration Software which can make the migration process from your old HDD or SSD to your new one easy and pain free. Today we’ll show you how to use [...]
Over the past couple of years, hard drive docks have become increasingly common in the marketplace because of their versatility and ease of use, especially for those working in IT departments where it’s simply not efficient to have to deal with opening and closing computer cases simply to add and remove hard drives. A couple months back, we reviewed the Ineo I-NA321U+ USB 3.0 drive dock, which is a fantastic drive dock; however, those who need to take full advantage of the performance from an SSD will find that current implementations of USB 3.0 simply aren’t able to meet the level of performance SSDs currently offer. Fortunately for those who might [...]
We all spend tons of money and tons of time shooting the perfect pictures, making those perfect videos, and writing the perfect term papers, but most of us don’t have a backup plan just in case that hard drive starts clicking. Most hard drives on the market today have a typical lifespan of 3-5 years and with drive capacities hitting sky-high limits these days it’s fairly easy to lose years and years of your hard work in a single drive failure.
Luckily, there are solutions out there, and one of the more popular solutions these days are NAS units, or Network Attached Storage units. Most NAS units are basically lower powered computers [...]
A couple years ago I worked as a computer tech for a large university here in California and for the most part, all of the school’s websites were hosted on servers operated in house. This meant that there would be a lot of very sensitive data on both the servers as well as the backups. While each server was locked in its own little cage and bolted to the ground, backups weren’t stored on additional backup servers. Instead, they were stored on physical hard drives. Yeah, additional servers would’ve been better, but given school IT budgets these days, running more expensive servers wasn’t really an option. So, how were those [...]