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How to Format an External Drive in OS X

How to Format an External Drive in OS X

Formatting a drive on your Mac is quite easy, though it isn’t as evident and obvious as it is on a PC. You can format an external drive in OS X using Disk Utility and Terminal. Here’s how to do so.

How to Optimize Drives in Windows 8 to Improve Performance

How to Optimize Drives in Windows 8 to Improve Performance

Microsoft has revamped the functionality of its Disk Defragment tool. Optimize Drives in Windows 8 not only defrags your disks but can also help TRIM SSDs. This can free up a lot of space not being reintegrated into your PC as well as help improve the overall performance of Windows 8.

The Importance of Partitioning Your Hard Drive

The Importance of Partitioning Your Hard Drive

You might have heard that many people are having issues recovering their data when some of the hard drive becomes corrupt. Having one partition is often more detrimental than you think. Your computer could benefit in multiple ways from a multi-partition system, perhaps more ways than you think. You can turn your computer into a […]

The Mac User’s Guide to Time Machine

The Mac User’s Guide to Time Machine

While enjoying coffee with a friend recently, she mentioned how her Mac has been filling up recently in terms of storage and recommendations on countering this problem. For any computer user, when memory is beginning to become scarce, the best solution is with a hard drive. However, some individuals are confused on how this is […]

How to Check and Fix Your Problematic Hard Drive [Windows 7]

How to Check and Fix Your Problematic Hard Drive [Windows 7]

There are many things that your computer depends on to function normally. For the computer to function at all, you need the big five: power supply, motherboard, RAM, hard drive, and CPU. Of the five, the hard drive contains the most important stuff required for you to use the computer – the operating system. When […]