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Hard Drive Upgrade - Fix Your Slow PC

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: In this video, Mahalo expert Sean Hewitt explains what to look for when choosing a new hard drive upgrade. How to Upgrade Your Hard Drive --------------------------------------------------------------------- If you're wondering why your computer is so slow, the problem is most likely your hard drive. You may wish to upgrade so you can get up to speed. You can choose between two basic types of hard drives. 1. A standard hard drive connect with either an IDE (integrated drive electronics) or a SATA (serial AT attachment) cable. 2. A solid state hare drive is one with no moving parts. It's a newer style that is becoming more popular. You'll also want to keep a few things in mind when choosing which hard drive to upgrade to. * The RPM (revolutions per minute) is the speed at which the disks spin inside the drive.?7200 is a good, normal number. Anything below that would be considered inadequate. Anything above is always better. * Cache is like short-term memory. It's a small block of memory dedicated for the temporary storage of data that is likely to be used again. A larger cache is usually better than a smaller one. * The capacity refers to the size of the hard drive, which reflects how much data can actually be stored on it. How many programs can you install? How many files can you store? The larger the capacity, the more space it has to store programs and files. * The interface refers to the manner in which the hard drive is connected to the computer. The interface is like the equivalent of a paved road. Is it a rural two-lane street? Or is it a 12-lane express freeway? The interface controls how data is transferred. It's like a thoroughfare; certain interfaces support higher speeds than others. You'll most likely want to get an internal drive instead of an external one to use as your main hard drive. External drives cost more, and more likely than not they don't have the same transfer rates that you would be looking for. Read more by visiting our page at:
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