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'BulkFileChanger 1.25', and 'Free HDD LED 1.75'

BulkFileChanger 1.25 This small and easy-to-use utility gives users the power to quickly and efficiently modify a large number of files. You can change their file attribute, run an executable, and copy, cut, and paste into Windows Explorer. This ... program is compatible with Windows 2000 through Windows 8. http://www.nirsoft.net Free HDD LED 1.75 Keep track of your physical hard disk drives with Free HDD LED. This great new program shows you your computer's hard disk drive activity in real time through the systray area. It also features a free disk space monitor that tracks any hard disks ... (view more)

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'HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.12', and 'AppCleaner 1.5'

HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.12 This HDD Low Level Format utility is free for home use. It can erase and Low-Level Format a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. It will also work with any USB and firewire external drive enclosures as well as ... SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media. http://hddguru.com AppCleaner 1.5 AppCleaner Freeware removes obsolete files on your computer including temporary files, history, cookies, internet logs and many more from 550 software programs. It optimizes computer performance and is small, easy to download and 100% free of unwanted toolbars or adware ... (view more)

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Solid-State Drive (SSD)

A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. SSDs are distinguished from traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), which are electromechanical devices containing spinning disks and movable read ... / write heads. SSDs, in contrast, use microchips which retain data in non-volatile memory chips and contain no moving parts. Solid State Drive (SSD) Compared to a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Today's solid state hard drives are considerably faster than a standard (spinning) hard drive. For example: read / write speeds on a standard HDD are roughly 40-60 ... (view more)

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How to Transfer Windows onto a new machine

Ron Smith wrote in and had a few comments to make about a past issue of the Infopackets Gazette, concerning whether or not Windows is transferable onto another machine using the same hard drive. While I still feel that installing Windows freshly on ... a new machine is a better choice, you may want to try Ron's suggestion if you're willing to get your hands dirty. Here's what he had to say: " Dear Dennis, With deep respect, I feel that your answer was incomplete when you advised that Annette couldn't take over her hard drive to the new computer. Last week, I did exactly that, and it was ... (view more)

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