We like SSDs. That’s no secret. They can breath new life into an old desktop or laptop, extending its life a few more years. They can help you get the most out of your new computer. They’re great! SSDs and why you want one = Part 1 But, did you know there’s THREE different types of SSDs? SATA, PCI-E, and M.2? And that not all computers can use all of them? And that there’s even different technologies behind them that affect both storage capacity and speeds? We talk about that today! For additional reading: How Do Solid-State Drives Work? | MakeUseOf SSDs are on track to get bigger and cheaper thanks to PLC technology | Ars Technica QLC Goes To 8TB: Samsung 870 QVO and Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB SSDs Reviewed (anandtech.com) Sabrent is close to launching a massive capacity 16TB SSD for consumers | PC Gamer Also, don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win an amazing Lenovo C32q-20 monitor! 31.5″ of amazing awesome from our friends at Officemax!
We continue on with SSDs! SSDs and why you want one – Part 2 This is the alphabet soup segment as we talk about SLC, MLC, eMLC, MTBF, and more! SSD Reliability: Can You Really Rely on Your SSD? (wepc.com) SSD Lifespan: How Long Will Your SSD Work? (enterprisestorageforum.com) Do this to increase your SSD’s lifespan! – CNET SSD optimization in Windows 10 (pugetsystems.com) How to achieve the best transfer speeds with external drives | AKiTiO
USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, came about in 1996 because computers used to have WAY too many different plugs/connections. From USB 1 to 2 to 3 to… C! Wait, what? USBisms USB-C is the newest member of the USB family, but its a different looking plug! In exchange for this small headache, do you get anything in return? You bet! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB-C https://www.howtogeek.com/211843/usb-type-c-explained-what-it-is-and-why-youll-want-it/ https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-usb-c-hubs-and-docks/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/understanding-usb-cable-types-one-use/
Chip Wars. Ryzen versus Coffee Lake CPUs are the brains of your computer: doesn’t matter if its a desktop or a laptop, a Windows PC or a Mac, your machine has a CPU! Intel has been the industry leader since, well, there was an industry! Perpetual second place AMD sometimes surprises everyone, and their new Ryzen chips are offering tremendous performance for an excellent price. Is it for you? And how is Intel reacting? Most importantly, does any of this matter for you?
Viewer Mail, Winter 2016 – Part 1 Its the show. THE show! YOUR SHOW! Yes, its time again for our Listener Mail Show where we read your letters ON-AIR, answer your questions, and more! And more? Yes! We’re giving away the Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4tb drive from our friends at OfficeMax/Office Depot in Kahului! Special guest Tracey came onboard along with Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we go over your letters! Ready for hour two? Click here!
Viewer Mail, Winter 2016 – Part 2 Hour two of our mail show! We go over more letters, take a caller BEFORE the news (gasp!), and announce the winner of the Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4tb drive from our friends at OfficeMax/Office Depot in Kahului! Special guest Tracey came onboard along with Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we go over your letters! Did you miss hour one? Click here!