Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

What Is Bitrate & Why Is It Important?

March 15th, 2013, posted in Hardware, Internet

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With today’s technology, we can expect high amounts of speed and quality with everything that we do on our computers, our smartphones, and any other recent gadgets.
However, while this increase in speed and quality has a number of factors, a lot of it relates to something called bitrate.
What bitrate means depends on the context in which you use it, but it’s very important to know what it is, and what benefits it could potentially bring you (or what you should instead be expecting).

 

Can A Failed SSD Data Be Recovered?

July 11th, 2012, posted in Hardware

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When they originally began to hit the market, Solid State Drives were hailed for both speed and reliability. Many users assumed that because an SSD has no mechanical parts it is at less risk to fail. It’s simple logic that is correct more often than wrong – if there are fewer parts to break overall reliability will be better.

In this case, however, that logic is not always correct. An in-depth article at Tom’s Hardware suggests that solid state drives and mechanical drives are equally reliable for at least their first few years of use and another study by a French retailer suggests that the two are equally reliable.
Whatever the statistics, it’s clear that solid state drives can and do fail. So how do they fail and what can you do to recover data afterwards?