Which storage is right for you: SSD vs. HDD

Everything you need to know when choosing between SSD or HDD for essential, external storage for your computer or laptop.

How to speed up an old computer

If you've been thinking your computer is getting a little laggy, don't think about buying a new one until you check out my tips for how to speed up an old computer.

When do you need a really big SD memory card?

   Chances are you have a handful of SD and microSD memory cards kicking around in a drawer or installed in a variety of devices. And chances are they’re pretty low capacity, like 4GB or maybe 16GB. That was plenty of storage a few years ago, but now? Not so much. High capacity SD cards like Lexar’s new 200GB microSD card are becoming much more common. But when do you actually need a really big SD memory card?

How to switch to an SSD to boost the performance of...

 Does your laptop seem a little sluggish? Replacing its hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD) is a big performance win. Even better, the procedure takes just minutes and just about anyone can do it. Here’s how.

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra review

 As you build an impressive collection of movies, music and photos, digital storage space becomes a priority. Does the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS provide enough room for your current needs, and enough expansion space for your 4K video future? What about ease of configuration and use? 

SSD vs. HDD: The Scoop on Storage

SSD and HDD: Two acronyms you’ll frequently see during discussions of computers and their specs. What’s the difference between the two, which one is better and why is SSD showing up more frequently these days? In this post, I’ll tackle those questions and provide the details you need to make an informed choice when it comes time to choose between the two computer storage options.

Does your computer need a Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock?

The Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock has already proved its worth for PC gaming, but would it make sense to have one on your desktop for everyday use?

Hybrid drives are an affordable blend of SSD speed and HDD...

If you're looking to improve your PC performance without breaking the bank, I'll show you how hybrid drives are an affordable blend of SSD speed and HDD mass storage.

Make your computer kid-friendly for the summer

 School is out and the kids are home! Here are a few things to think about as you get your computer and your kids ready to handle the summertime computing fun.

Western Digital My Cloud Review: The Best Thing to Happen to...

Many of us have more data than we know what to do with. Digital photos, digital movies, MP3s and old school stuff like documents and spreadsheets can start to take up a lot of space on your PC. On your smartphone or tablet, it’s even worse —a lot of those photos get snapped on a smartphone and with limited storage, it doesn’t take long to fill them up. Cloud storage is always an option, but then you’re at the mercy of the provider and there may be charges associated with the service. Western Digital offers a compelling alternative —a “personal cloud”— with its My Cloud series of network hard drives. I tested a 3TB My Cloud drive and came away convinced that this is the best thing to happen to hard drives since USB.  

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