Is it Safe to Use My Computer During a Storm?

Kate SaundersHardware, Surge Protection

Is it safe to use a computer during a storm? – To put it simply; it depends on what type of computer you’re using and how you’re using it. Let’s break it down ⬇️ 🖥️ DESKTOP COMPUTERS Due to the risk of electrical damage, disconnect your desktop from power, LAN and phone lines until the storm passes, especially if you do not have quality surge protection equipment. Even with surge protection, it is important to remember … Read More

Hard Drive Failure Symptoms & Preventative Measures

Kate SaundersHardware

A hard drive can fail when you least expect it. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of a failing hard drive to prevent loss of important data, as well as ensuring that your computer doesn’t go down at a critical moment. There are a number of factors that can cause a hard drive to fail. Some of these may include: ❌ Manufacturer defect ❌ Old age ❌ Overheating ❌ Software conflict ❌ … Read More

SSD vs HDD vs M.2 – Super Storage Showdown

Kate SaundersHardware

SSD Showdown

A hard drive is one of the many critical components inside your computer or server. Hard drives are a storage device responsible for storing and retrieving important software and data files. Without certain software such as an operating system like Windows, your computer or server would not be able to perform many functions. There are several types of hard drives used for storing data files & software. Some of these include: hard disk drives (HDD), … Read More