In a Unix system you’ll see references to storage devices by many names. Let’s examine the differences between a disk, drive, volume, partition, and image.
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Apple has soldered in many parts to their newer Macs to prevent users from upgrading. One way to save costs is to buy and upgrade an older Mac instead of getting a new one.
With some simple optimization, you can better prepare your external hard disk for storing movies efficiently and effectively. Here is everything you need to know.
When installing Linux, it is possible to have separate Root and Home hard drives or partitions. Here’s how to do that with Ubuntu.
In this article we’ll go over the benefits and downsides of encrypting an entire hard drive as well as the steps to encrypt a hard disk in Ubuntu. Let’s get started!
Some hard drives are marketed as “made for Mac” which many would think means it’s not usable in Windows. This guide will show you how to format and use a “Made for Mac” hard disk on a Windows PC.
Want to keep tabs on your hard disk to help prevent issues? Here are three ways to check hard disk health on Windows.
RAID, a technology used with multiple hard disks for increased performance, stands for “Redundant Array of Independent Disks.” Find out what it’s all about.
Having only one hard drive to hold your personal files can be dangerous. This is why backing up your hard drive via Gnome disk utility is essential.
Smartmontools is a free software package that takes advantage of modern hard drives with SMART capabilities. It can monitor your drives and report errors. Let’s check it out.
Hard disks have a limited lifespan and could break down after years of usage. Here are some symptoms that help you check if your hard drive is failing.
Between backing up your files physically in external hard disk and the cloud, which one is better? Let’s find out in this article.
SSDs have become very popular recently, but there’s a limit to what SSDs can do. Can we push past the limits of SSDs and flash memory? Let check it out.
What is SSD caching? How does it work? How can you enable this? These are all questions you’ll find the answer to in this piece.
You probably are wondering, what are the differences between MBR and GPT and is there any benefit using one over the other? We wil clear your doubt in this article.
While installing Ubuntu, one of the good practices is to give the Home folder its own partition, so whatever changes you made to the System folder won’t affect your Home directory. For those who are stuck, here is how you can move your Home folder to another partition.
If you’ve ever suffered a hard disk failure on your computer, you know how devastating it can be – especially if you haven’t been backing up your data regularly. Wouldn’t it be great if there is an early warning system that can keep you up-to-date on the status of your hard disk and lets you know right away if errors are found?
When your PC malfunctions, it is difficult to pinpoint which hardware is failing. This PC troubleshooting guide list the symptoms related to each hardware so you can fix it easily.