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Posts Tagged ‘hard drive’

The Shrinking Laptop

In our previous post “The Desktop PC – Still Relevant?”, we touched on how the industry is trending more mobile, and the sizes of the devices we use are changing. Laptops are cheaper than they’ve ever been. They are thinner and lighter than ever, and they are much more powerful than they were even a few years ago. With that being said, we’d like to delve into a few minor setbacks to the cheaper, thinner, lighter laptops of today.

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My Hard Drive Died… Now What?

The worst has happened; the computer guy says your hard drive is dead. Immediately you might ask: “What does that mean? Is my data safe? Do I need a computer? What happened?” In this post we answer those questions and more so that when it happens to you, you are prepared.

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Whats is a BSOD?

BSOD. You hear about it talked about in hushed tones usually followed by a groan or sympathetic head shake, but what exactly is a BSOD and what causes it? Well let’s find out!

 

BSOD stands for “Blue Screen of Death.” It’s a colloquialism or non-technical term for something that is known as a “Stop Error.” They can occur if a serious problem, such as a critical failure, causes Windows to shutdown or restart unexpectedly. Blue screens are generally caused by problems with your computer’s hardware or issues with its drivers or core operating system software.

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Slow Computer Is Slow Part 2

This is a question we get a lot. So as part of Geek Easy Computers series on expanded answers to common questions, we thought we would follow up on “Why is my computer slow?” and include reminders as well as some things we didn’t before since it’s a question that can have many different answers. In this post, we will also touch on the most common causes. If you missed the first post, see: Slow Computer is Slow Part I

Slow Work Progress. Detailed Vector

Slow Work Progress. Detailed Vector

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Slow Computer Is Slow Part I

A common problem people experience with their computers is that they just aren’t fast enough. Maybe it was a speed demon 18 months ago, but now it’s just floundering or crawling and you’d like to know why and what to do about it. There are quite a few reasons why a computer could slow down, some deal with the physical condition of the computer and others with the software. Either way, here are the most common causes of computer slowness and what can be done about them.

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Q & A: What Does RAM (Memory) Really Do?

Welcome to another segment of Geek Easy Computers series on expanded answers to common questions.  We’re frequently asked  “What does RAM do?” or “Do I need more memory in my computer?” by our clients.  Many people also get RAM confused with storage memory (hard drive data), and we wanted to clear up some of that confusion.

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What’s an SSD?

What is an SSD?  Do I need one?

You have heard about these new upgrades called SSDs that are supposed to make your old computer faster and are not exactly sure what they really do, or better yet, what they actually are?  Your computer upgrade specialists at Geek Easy Computers are here to fill in the blanks and impart some knowledge!

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Upgrades 101: Hard Drives

Per Wikipedia –

“A hard disk drive (HDD; also hard drive or hard disk)[2] is a non-volatilerandom access digital magnetic data storage device. It features rotating rigid platters on a motor-driven spindle within a protective enclosure. Data is magnetically read from and written to the platter by read/write heads that float on a film of air above the platters. Introduced by IBM in 1956, hard disk drives have decreased in cost and physical size over the years while dramatically increasing in capacity.”

When it comes to PC/Mac hard drives (HDs), they mainly come in two connection types: the older standard IDE (Intergrated Drive Electronics) , and the current standard SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment). You typically find older systems use the IDE type connector.

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