OEM is an acronym for Original Equipment Manufacturer. As its name suggests, OEMs are companies that manufacture products for other companies that will typically re-brand the products and sell them. This is very common practice where companies with strong brand recognition would source products from other companies that either don’t have the same brand recognition or simply prefer to do business with other businesses only.
For example, power supplies are a product that companies commonly source from OEM manufacturers. While EVGA has an entire lineup of power supply offerings, all of these power supplies are manufactured by other companies such as Seasonic, Super Flower, and FSP. As such, Seasonic, Super Flower, and FSP can be referred to as OEM companies even though they also sell products under their own brand.
An online proxy, or web proxy, is a proxy service that is operated using the web browser. Online proxies are useful for improving privacy by keeping your IP address private or for bypassing simple firewall restrictions.
Generally, online proxies can be used by simply visiting the online proxy’s website which can then be used to access other websites on the internet. This is the greatest advantage to using an online proxy as there’s no software to install and no system settings to change.
While online proxies sound like they function similar to VPN services, there is however one important distinction. Online proxies do not provide any sort of encryption capability, so the data transferred can still be monitored whereas VPN services generally provide encryption capabilities so that the data transferred cannot be monitored. Further, online proxies only protect the web browser connection and offers no additional privacy for other services such as e-mail, gaming, torrents, etc.
Over-provisioning in SSDs is a method of maintaining SSD performance and increasing SSD endurance by either allocating a portion of NAND to be used as “swap space” when the drive is at capacity or as a replacement for degraded NAND cells.
Currently, consumer SSDs generally feature 7% over-provisioning while enterprise SSDs generally feature 28% over-provisioning. Some enterprise SSDs however, have been known to have over 50% over-provisioning for improved write endurance.