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The only difference between the portable external hard drive and the hard drive in your computer is that the latter is a permanent fixture that is inside the computer and the other can be connected to a laptop or a desk top using USB or a Firewire Data cord. Now many computer retailers sell drive enclosures for build a portable external hard drive using the hard drive from a retired computer. Many portable external hard drive which is networkable can be connected using an Ethernet cable so multiple users can share the same hard drive. These portable external hard drives are usually powered by the data cable but in case of large drives a external transformer with 110 volt Ac adapter is required.
The benefits of external portable hard drives are that these devices can be connected to the co...Read more
Computer speakers are essential components of a computer system. It enhances multimedia devices like gaming and mp3 players.
Nowadays, multimedia has gained popularity. Many electronic gadgets have been released to cater the needs of consumers for entertainment. In addition, computers have become more powerful and capable of multi-tasking as well as the ability to play different types of multimedia such as movies and songs.
With this development, having a good set of speakers greatly enhances the computer system. However, the computer system must also have good features to go with a good set of speakers.
Basically computer speakers are used to produce the required sound or audio coming from a computer or an external multimedia player such as mp3 players or tuners.
In most cases, even t...Read more
One of the biggest advances in terms of computer storage and transfer of data is flash memory. Today we use flash memory in a number of different ways, from portable USB drives to storage facilities used by digital cameras. Flash memory has become so powerful, so fast and so large as far as volume is concerned that it has even been used in some digital video cameras, and as external portable hard drives.
There are several good reasons why flash memory represents an important and advantageous step forward for data storage, retrieval and transfer. To begin with, flash memory does not rely on any moving parts. Unlike hard disks, CDs, floppy disks, zip disks and tapes or cartridges, flash memory does not rely on any moving or mechanical means by which data can be stored and retrieved.
This i...Read more
How Do I Backup My Computer ? This is a very common asked by so many of my clients. There are dozens of ways to backup your computer and in this article I’m going to show you how to perform 3 of them. And they are…..
1. Backing up to CD or DVD.
2. Backing up to an external hard drive.
3. Backing up to secure online storage.
All 3 of these methods are not free, however they won’t “break the bank” either.
CD’s and DVD’s are very cheap (sometimes free), external hard drives can be found for less than $100 now and online backups are only about $50/year.
Not all backup methods are created equal. I’ll give you the pro’s and con’s for each one of them.
Why You Need To Backup Your Computer
Currently, hard drives in desktops or laptops have a limited lifespan and WILL fail after 2-3 years (...Read more
The Toshiba Portege M800 (Model D3311) Notebook is equipped with 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GML Express Chipset Mainboard,batteries and offers 2-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM, 250-GB 2.5-inch 5400 rpm hard drive with anti-shock feature and a 8X Super Multi Dual Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer.
And whether youre on the move or sat at a desk, the Toshiba is a easy companion. The fine, glossy display might lack a little smartness, but the colour reproduction and great contrast is ample reward.
The Toshiba Portege M800 Notebook PC is equipped with 13.3-inch (33...Read more
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the most popular interface in electronics for establishing communication between computers and external devices such as printers and cameras among many others. While some devices such as flash drives can plug directly into a USB port, many others depend on a USB cable to connect to computers.
USB 2.0 Cables
An upgrade of the original USB interface, 2.0 was released in 2000 and is the most common version in use today. USB 2.0 cable has the capability to transfer 480 megabits of information per second (mpbs); a data rate 40 faster than the previous version. Cameras, scanners and portable music players are some of the many electronic devices in which USB 2.0 cables are used to connect to computers.
USB to Serial Adapters
Due to worldwide use of the interface...Read more
Computer mice have been making computing tasks easier for many years. Over time, mice have been specifically developed to simplify certain tasks. Optical mice offer more fluid movement, and many of these are wireless. Ergonomic mice have been designed to help arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers. With the variety of mice available, you’ll be able to locate a mouse suited for your needs. Websites such as Quill and OfficeMax offer a variety of computer mice to choose from, such as:
1. Traditional Mice
Traditional computer mice are the least expensive, as they use a very simple construction. They connect to your computer using the mouse port, although some mice for Apple computers use a USB connection...Read more
Once you have made the decision to equip your home office, what is the second step? The first thing you are going to need is a computer. Your choices are desktop, laptop, tablet.
First consider the desktop. The usefulness of desktops is that you can have the fastest hardware. Not only that, but the hardware is usually easy to access, so you can add better components to the computer later on, rather than shopping for a brand new desktop. You might want to upgrade the graphics card, or add a hard drive. Desktops also often have six or more USB ports, whereas laptops only have half that many. The biggest CPUs and GPUs must have big cooling fans, and these can only fit in a desktop. Desktops also support multiple monitors. The downside of desktops is that they are not portable...Read more
The burglary of computers as a whole in addition to that of the production of the USB flash drives brought issue from many companies and people alike. What if you are specific that holds around a USB flash drive in their handbag or on a keychain would certainly shed the unit? All info would be loss and ready for anyone that locates the flash drive. This triggers worry for problem for how to effectively store the flash drives that have actually sensitive info recorded. Lugging around a flash drive is much like bring around your charge card. If you shed it, you are prone to fraud./p>
Essentially, flash drives have actually permitted people to download music, pictures and documents and free up area on the laptop computer or the desktop...Read more