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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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Online Holiday Shopping? Read Dennis' Top 10 Recommendations

With over 30 years in computing experience, I'm often asked my opinion about computer hardware. Questions like, "What can I do to speed up my computer?", or "What type of laptop should I buy?" and things of that nature. Like anyone else, I love a ... good deal. In order to find the best deal possible, sometimes I spend an entire day shopping online to compare prices and features of similar components. Unfortunately, many of the "recommendations" I've read recently appear to be forged for the sake of making a sale, which means there's an awful lot of time wasted wading through ... (view more)

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'SSD Tweaker 1.6.1', and 'Soundbase 2010.10.10'

SSD Tweaker 1.6.1 With all the advice online for SSD (solid state hard drives), it can take hours of research and fiddling to properly setup your SSD drive. This application helps you tweak Windows 2K/XP/Vista and Windows 7 for your SSD in just a ... few clicks. Soundbase 2010.10.10 Soundbase was created as a free alternative to the large amount of commercial mp3 players and most likely it will fit somewhere into your mp3 playing experience. As a player, as a tag editor or as an organizer. It will always give you a quick way of doing common tasks. ... (view more)

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'SSD Drive Tweaker', and 'Remote Process Explorer'

SSD Drive Tweaker With this application, you can help speed up your Solid State Disk (SSD) drive access by disabling / enabling specific Windows Services, including: Indexing Service, System Restore, Windows Defrag, Use Large System Cache, and more. ... Remote Process Explorer Remote Process Explorer is a powerful tool for managing, monitoring and analyzing processes on a local or remote computer. You can also use Remote Process Explorer to run a new process, kill a process or change its priority on remote PC's. Free for non-commercial use. http://lizardsystems. ... (view more)


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