Category: Hard Drives

  • A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    The concept of destruction has an oddly satisfying allure. Whether it’s watching a building being demolished for renovation, witnessing vehicles crash from heights, or simply the act of breaking something, there’s an undeniable fascination in the act of destruction. But when it comes to the digital world, specifically hard drive…

  • Are Hard Drive Platters Worth Anything?

    Are Hard Drive Platters Worth Anything?

    With the price of gold hitting an all-time high, you might be wondering if your old computer parts are worth anything. While most components are not worth very much, hard drive platters can be sold for a decent amount of money. What are hard drive platters? Are hard drive platters…

  • Do you Need a Graphics Card for a Home Server?

    Do you Need a Graphics Card for a Home Server?

    What Is a GPU? GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit. It is an electronic circuit used for creating images on our devices. GPUs are commonly found in gaming computers, but they can also be used in home servers to improve the performance of certain tasks. It is a separate processor…

  • What is the “Click of Death” and How to Avoid it.

    What is the “Click of Death” and How to Avoid it.

    What is “Click of Death”? The click of death is the name given to a clicking sound that comes from improper writing data to a removable cartridge. The cause is usually due to an incorrect speed setting, which causes the cartridge and printer head not to be able to move…

  • Degaussing – Data Destruction Basics

    Degaussing – Data Destruction Basics

    What is Degaussing? If you’re familiar with the data storage industry, there’s a chance you’ve come across the term degaussing before. Most people associate this funny little word with erasing data, and they wouldn’t be wrong. But degaussing is more than just erasing data, it’s rendering it irretrievable for any…

  • Samsung Introduces a Fail-Proof SSD

    Samsung Introduces a Fail-Proof SSD Samsung's fail-proof technology is available in its 30.72TB PCIe Gen4 SSDs. Samsung recently introduce to the market a newly engineered solid-state drive with fail-proof technology. This new fail-proof technology allows the SSDs to continue…

  • Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud In September 2010, Virgin Blue airline’s check-in and online booking systems went down for a period of 11 days, affecting around 50,000 passengers and 400 flights. Ultimately the downtime ended up costing the company over $20 million. So, what is the true…

  • Seagate’s new 60TB SSD.. Hardware Upgrades coming soon and we can help.

      Seagate has just announced a gigantic 60TB solid-state-drive. The company has made it clear that they will provide “the lowest cost per gigabyte for flash.” There is no doubt that data centers across the world will be eager to try this equipment and possibly put them into full…

  • How to Securely Erase Hard Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSDs) in 2016

    Information security is top priority for most of us. Being the victim of a data breach or identity theft is a costly problem that can be avoided when using the right tools. The firm Blancco Technology Group did an interesting analysis of second hand hard drives and SSDs. In Balancco’s…

  • We make selling your used IT equipment simple and painless

    We make selling your used IT equipment simple and painless

    The buying and selling of used IT equipment is sometimes confusing, as well as one of those to do list items that continually gets pushed to the back burner. What are we going to with all of these old hard drives? Network switches? IP phones…