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Backup - But Where To?
We all know we have to backup regularly, but those backups files can get huge. Add that to your existing your files and your notebook computer hard drive seems to have shrunk overnight. No matter what size hard drive you have on your notebook computer, space is a premium. Besides, it's not exactly a good idea to store your backups on the same hard drive since you can't retrieve it -- rather defeats the purpose of backing up don't you think? So what do you do, what are your options?
Computer Data Backup - Data Backup Solution Will Give You A Peace Of Mind
Imagine that you have been working on a file for the entire day and there was a power surge that caused your computer to 'black out'. It would have been a frustrating experience for us as we had put in a lot of time and effort into it. I am sure that many of us would have experienced data loss in some form or another and have learnt to be wiser to backup our data to avoid any form of data loss.
Windows vs. Linux, A Comparison
Many of you who are reading this article are using Windows as most of the other internet users do. There is a huge difference between the number of users of LINUX and Windows. Some say Windows is much better than LINUX because it gives you an easy handling of the hardware and software. Some say LINUX is much better because it started as Open Source software and that’s why it is much more flexible than Windows. Then why there is a huge market difference between these operating systems?
Are You Prepared For A Hard Drive Crash?
Its just a matter of time before you experience a hard drive problem. Are you prepared to loose your data? If your hard drive crashed right now do you have an action plan to follow?
What are Rackmount Computers?
Rack mount computers are essentially computer servers. Computer servers are not the ones you play games on or send emails to your friends with.
How To Choose A Camera System To Fit YOUR Needs
This report is designed with the purpose to give you a tool to evaluate camera systems to determine what equipment, protection, and services you should have in place for proper coverage. If you are only concerned with getting the cheapest system that is available then this report is not for you. You can easily go to one of the places that sell a complete camera system in a box and install it yourself. Even then after you do all of that work, you may not like what you see. But if you want ...
Dashboard widgets for windows
Ever since Apple announced about the new features in their latest Mac OS X, one feature that really caught attention is Dashboard. Tiger Dashboard" Dashboard is home to widgets: mini-applications that let you perform common tasks and provide you with fast access to information. With a single click, Dashboard appears, complete with widgets that bring you a world of information — real-time weather, stock tickers, flight information and more — instantly. Dashboard disappears just as easily, so ...
Do The Differences In CPUs Really Matter?
CPU manufacturing is one of the most competitive areas of computer world. In the end, the overall performance of your laptop or your desktop depends on your central processing unit. Parallel to the demands of the users, we can say that CPUs traveled a long way from 386s to P4s and AMDs.
ESR Meter The Capabilities To Check Beyond Electrolytic Capacitor
There is something good about esr meter because besides electrolytic capacitor it can be use to measure other type of capacitors such as the non polarity capacitor. From esr meter specification, it is usually mentioned only checking the electrolytic type. When i began to experiment with the Dick Smith ESR Meter i found that it have the capabilities to check other type of capacitors as well.
Adding Serial Ports to a Computer with Only USB Ports
So you bought a new computer but you don't have serial ports? It's surprisingly common these days - you find an awesome machine that does everything you want it to do, but then you get home and find out that amongst the lightning-fast processor and terabyte hard drive, you're missing something - a serial port. Most laptop manufacturers have killed RS-232 In an effort to enforce newer standards, such as USB and FireWire, many laptop ...
Who's Database Are You In?
A database is basically a system for storing multiple items of information on a computer but how many of these have your details stored? I think you will be shocked to discover that your particulars are likely to be on hundreds of databases.
How To Upgrade Your PC
Before you upgrade your PC hardware it’s best to search all options and ask for advice. Only after this you can go and buy a new component. It’s also useful to check if you really need an upgrade.
Upcoming Entertainment Technologies
Hi-Fi technology has already come a long way, but now new technologies are emerging which will make what we think is high-tech now, old. These upcoming technologies are some that will change the way your hi-fi set will entertain you.
Is Your Backup Good Enough?
As someone who has seen quite a few hard drive crashes over the years, I believe that performing a full backup of your computer's hard drive should be an important part of your weekly (if not daily) routine. There's nothing more frustrating & costly than trying to restore a computer with only a handful of Floppy disk drives, a couple of scratched CD-ROMs or poorly stored backup tapes.
Adding USB 2.0
The process of adding USB 2.0 ports took no time and the backup system is mighty fast. If you add USB 2.0 ports with a PCI port card, then you'll still have your USB 1.1 ports, so whatever is plugged into those can stay.
Printer Cartridges Step Back in History
You are working and trying to print out important documents when you discover that you are out of ink. This would have been a big drawback in the past. Most printers years ago used daisy wheels or ribbons to print documents. The evolution of printer cartridges should be looked at.
Refurbished Laptops are the Real Deal!
Laptop computers have found usefulness as portable media devices. Even refurbished laptops can be used as DVD players, stereos, and recording devices. The mobility and portability of laptops make them very useful in these categories as does the increasing capabilities of the electronics. Many people are beginning to use their notebooks as portable DVD players. They can take these mobile devices on airplanes to pass the time as they travel. They can also use these ...
Choosing a laptop
Laptop advice and help - choosing a laptop Introduction to choosing a laptop Choosing a laptop is not a simple decision, and probably will involve you delving through tons of technical documents and jargon, just to be at the end of it completely none the wiser.
Getting More Bang for the Storage Buck
In an article titled "No Waiting: Considering the Benefits of Solid State Disks,"1 authors Ramon Sandoval and Maneesha Lee highlighted the growing popularity of solid state disks (SSDs) as accelerators for enterprise databases. The authors cited the rapid expansion of the SSD industry as a result of relational database applications, with SSDs being deployed as storage devices for hot files2. In particular, Sandoval and Lee revealed that a major portion of enterprise SSDs ...
5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed
If you're a computer expert, you'll probably already know about these tips (hopefully this will provide you with a little reminder). If you're not an expert, don't worry - these tips are simple, and don't require a lot of computer experience.
Warning You Have Been DataMined!
It affect hundreds of millions of us each day while we are blissfully unaware. Today's high-tech world is drowning in data but is starved for knowledge. Data mining is the search for significant patterns and trends. It's also been called the poor stepchild to statistcial analysis. To give you an example you go to your local supermarket to buy food and you use your store card for discounts and fast checkout. It give the store a record of how often you shop, what foods ...
Is Power Point a Blessing to All Business People
It’s not surprising the PowerPoint became universal tool in business world thanks to its quick to produce, easy to attach video & audio and effective to present ideas and conception. In today’s business boardroom, PowerPoint presentation is so overwhelming that it seems people are unable to give a clear presentation without a multi - graphic, text-heavy PowerPoint presentation backing up.
Data Recovery: Beginners Tips
Right now you probably in a lot of mental pain, and all you’re concerned about is recovering your data as quickly as possible - so we’ll refrain from comments on the wisdom of regular back ups. The time for preventative measures has gone - the issue at hand is data recovery.
Toner Cartridges How They Work
In the past computers and their accompanying printers were huge. Toner reservoirs and toner cartridges were used instead of ink cartridges like the ones in use today. Toner cartridges were difficult and messy to fill. The toner cartridges were an advancement. Some printers ran on print wheels and some used ribbons.
How To Choose The Best Student Laptop?
How To Choose the Best Student Laptop? Merchants are singing those three magic words again,
'Back to School' and the fallout is everywhere! Just as you're getting your deep dark pre-cancerous tan
going -- you hear those words -- and it spells the end
of summer. Once again we are bombarded with advertising,
featuring the latest in 'teen ware' 'school ware' and
'metal detector ware'. Kidding! Is it just me or does it seem this ...
How to buy a laptop - buyers guide notes
Laptops are always a difficult thing to buy because there is such a wide choice and so many different prices and then there's the technical specifications to get your head around.. nightmare!