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The top three benefits of SSD (Solid State Drives)

It may be time in the life cycle of your computer hardware to consider swapping out some of your conventional hard drives. Perhaps you’re relying more and more on the cloud for your IT support and have noticed that your hardware has been subjected to less of a load. If so, upgrading hard drive components might add to your return on investment. If you’re considering switching over to solid state rather than the spinning, hotter running hard drives (HDDs), here are the top three benefits of SSD (Solid State Drives) that might help your decision: Reason 1: Cost of acquisition. While SSDs…

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The Hidden Costs of Cheap Server Hosting

Most people get a feeling of satisfaction when they find a good deal, and in the world of web hosting, there is no shortage of these. For as little as five dollars per month, you get what seems like generous bandwidth and free one click installs of popular content management systems. You have access to easy to use management tools such as cPanel and many other perks. The business of cheap web hosting is very competitive, which gives the customer a wide array of choices. This is a fantastic situation for the non-technical individual who wants to set up a…

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The Benefits of SSD (Solid State Drives)

For the vast majority of the history of computers, magnetic drives of one kind or another have been the normal form of storage. Magnetic drives have held so much appeal because they do not require constant power, and they are easy to overwrite and change data on (as opposed to an optical disc which is really only good for one use). However, over the last fifteen or so years, new methods of storage have come into use. You are probably familiar with “flash drives” and memory cards. These devices are considered to be SSD (Solid State Drives), and they have made…

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The Advantages of SSD (Solid State Drives) in Servers and Web Hosting

Solid state drives are the latest development in hard drive technology. If the name sounds familiar, that may be because it sounds very similar to its predecessor HDD or hard disk drive. Both types of hard drives are the nonvolatile storage on a computer, smartphone or tablet. This is the data that does not get wiped when the device turns off. Hard drives store data such as files, pictures, videos and other hard data saved on the device. Physical advantages SSD (Solid State Drives) are vastly superior to HDD (Hard Disk Drives). Their physical composition is most evident of this. With…

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Speed Thrills – The Next Generation of SSD

“It wasn’t until I went to college and I got my first motorcycle that I understood the thrill of speed.”   -Vin Diesel Google wants to give your business a gigabit fiber connection to the Internet backbone, and Comcast is rolling out a claimed 2Gbps fiber network in Atlanta. In addition to these fiber offerings, the ever evolving DOCSIS specifications—already supporting 300Mbps (megabits per second)—will soon see speeds rivaling, or even topping, current fiber offerings. Besides pure network speed, the last few years have seen an explosion in connected devices with more devices now actively connected to the Internet than there are people on Earth….

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Four Tips to Get a Good Value on the Servers Contract for Your Business

Once you have established that you are going with a colocation facility to house the servers for your business, there are several steps that you need to take to make sure you get a contract with good value. Determine How Much Physical Space You Need The amount of space you need should not be something you have to guess. It is important to measure and analyze the hardware you have or the hardware you intend on purchasing to avoid contracting too much physical space, which will unnecessarily increase the contract rate. Also, you should not worry about getting extra space on the…

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Back to the Future and the Future of Storage

October 21, 2015 was a long-awaited day for fans of Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and the Flux Capacitor-fueled DeLorean. It was the day Marty arrived back in the future in Back to the Future II. If the movie were to be made today, one would have to wonder if the Flux Capacitor would have been plagued by storage incapacity. Or perhaps, the movie would have a different story line altogether. Think about it, a big part of the plot revolves around a copy of Gray’s Sports Almanac that Marty got his hands on in 2015, only to be stolen by his…

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Are You Losing Mobile Traffic Because of Sluggish Server Hosting?

Mobile Internet traffic is set to overtake desktop and laptop traffic this year according to emarketer. The reason is that mobile technology is fast becoming ubiquitous. When almost everyone carries around a device with Internet access, the chances are good they will use it for that purpose. While a small screen size is something of a hindrance, one eventually gets used to it. Mobile Internet access simplifies life when you can order something online while you are thinking about it rather than making a note to purchase the item when you get back home to your desktop. Doing something now rather…

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