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Winsat formal – measure your computer’s native performance

Want to truly measure your computer’s native performance?  Use Winsat formal to see how the video, CPU and HDD/SSD performs. Open a elevated command prompt and type Winsat formal Want to measure just the disk?  Type the following and substitute … Continue reading

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Is your SSD or HDD dirty?

You can of course use the Windows GUI to check your SSD or HDD.  But did you know that you should check your drives by typing the following (you can copy and paste in a elevated command prompt and change … Continue reading

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Check and repair your SSD or HDD using PowerShell

Want to use PowerShell to scan or repair your drive(s)?  Use the commands below to check your drives. Need to run a quick check?  Type the following using PowerShell as the Administrator. Repair-Volume -DriveLetter C -SpotFix If you need to … Continue reading

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Is your SSD dying?

With the controversy over SSDs life, here’s a program that tells whether or not your SSD is slowing down. Below is SSD Read Speed Tester 2.04 which examines files by age and determines the average speed to access these files. … Continue reading

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Solid State Drive Speed Test – AnvilPro

If you want to test your SSD’s speed, a great program to try is AnvilPro. AnvilPro is just one of many ways you can test your SSD or HDD speed. AnvilPro Other SSD or HDD utilities

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Partition your HDD to increase performance

When a good friend gave me a laptop, the quad core (Intel i3), 6 Gb Ram seemed slow.   Thinking back to an old post, Resizing your HDD to increase performance, I decided to see what the difference in performance would … Continue reading

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Test your SSD speed and performance

Want to test your SSD’s speed? SSD Benchmark is an excellent choice for a quick test of your SSD’s speed. Here’s our other article on testing your HDD or SSD drive Don’t forget, the fastest hard drive without IPv6 ….check … Continue reading

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Sometimes in IT, you have to make things work

So your new SSD drive is thin and you can’t align it in your hard drive dock to clone the drive.   What do you do?   Make it work.

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An expert’s review of solid state drives

Brandon and some of the other students including myself dream of having a solid state drive.  Bill Mullins recently purchased a solid state drive and gives and excellent review of how solid state drives are truly the way to go. … Continue reading

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