Got a pile of old drives that you need to wipe before sending them to Silicon Heaven? Or do you want to wipe a drive in a computer that you are selling or giving away? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the job done.
In this guide, we'll walk you through five ways you can free up storage space on Windows 10, including the step to delete temporary files, optimize File History settings, uninstall applications, dealing with duplicate images, and more.
I built my current desktop about three years ago and installed a solid-state drive (SSD). Later, I needed more storage space, so I installed a second drive—an older spindle and platter hard disk drive (HDD) that happened to be lying around. Recently, I decided to replace this HDD with an SSD. This article walks through the steps for replacing the drive, including some commands used for identifying and configuring a drive and editing the configuration file Linux uses.
Perhaps there’s few things more nerve-wrecking that wondering if you are about to lose all of your data. Years and years of information, documents and personal photos can be wiped out with the death of our hard drive. So how do you know if your hard drive is failing and
I will never fault someone for asking a tech question that feels “basic,” because we all had to get our start somewhere. Few of us popped out of the womb knowing how to access a network share in Windows, what a workgroup was, or how to map a network drive.
Replacing an ancient mechanical drive with a super-speedy solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make to a desktop or laptop computer. Though it won’t turn your 8-year-old HP into a new M1 Mac, you’ll definitely feel and appreciate the difference (especially if you pair it with some extra RAM, but let’s not get too wild).
If you’ve previously had all your tech needs handled by your company, but they’ve since sent you off to work from home with little more than a laptop to your name, it can be a jarring transition. And since we’re all probably looking at a few more months of self-isolation, it makes sense to trick out your home workstation a bit with the gear that helps you be productive.
Millions of Windows 10 users still have mechanical hard drives in their PCs. To keep them healthy and to help investigate any unusual behavior, try the venerable CHKDSK command. Here's how to use it in Microsoft's latest operating system.