How to Maximize SSD Lifespan and Performance

Solid state drives (SSDs) deliver phenomenal performance and crazy fast boot times, and they are much more resilient to physical damage from vibration or sudden movement than traditional mechanical hard drives with spinning platters, but they do have a few weaknesses. Here I’m going to cover exactly why SSDs wear out and easy steps you can take to ensure your solid state drive is a great investment, not a great frustration.

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How to Choose a DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem and Wireless Router

Comcast charges $10/month for their lousy equipment, and then uses it to broadcast their Xfinitywifi network with your power and bandwidth – you’re way better off getting your own cable modem and wireless router, and this really goes for all internet providers, not just Comcast. It’ll pay for itself soon enough and you’ll have a much more flexible, more reliable, and faster network overall. But you probably need some help actually choosing a modem/router/gateway, so here you go.

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Three Budget 60GB SSDs Reviewed: Kingston SSDnow V300 vs Patriot Torch vs Kingdian S200

Whether you want to set up Intel Smart Response Technology to boost the performance of your Intel Core-based desktop (learn more) or need a low cost solid state drive to breathe new life into an older computer with a dead or slow hard drive, you’ll need to pick a budget SSD, and here I’m reviewing three cheap picks from Kingston, Patriot, and Kingdian.

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Three 8 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Switches Reviewed: Netgear ProSafe GS108 vs Netgear GS308 vs TP-Link TL-SG108

Netgear’s ProSafe GS108 8-Port Gigabit Switch has been around for over ten years in various hardware versions – all of which have set the benchmark for simple, robust design and being nothing more than a reliable gigabit switch for your home, office, or business. Thing is, they aren’t exactly cheap. Let’s compare the newest ProSafe GS108 to two less expensive alternatives that all provide eight gigabit ports enclosed in a sturdy and professional metal chassis – the Netgear GS308 and the TP-Link SG108.

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