SSD – Solid State Drives Enter the Mainstream

by Mike McEvoy on December 31, 2011

SSD Solid-State Drives Intel SSD

Solid-state disk drives (SSD) are still in the early adopter stages, but with changes in the computing market they may well be about to take off.  What exactly is a solid-state disk drive?  A solid-state drive is a drive with no moving parts. Unlike a traditional hard disk drive (HDD), an SSD drive has no [...]


USB 3.0 – SuperSpeed USB Finds Its Way

by Mike McEvoy on December 21, 2011

USB 3.0, Superspeed USB 3.0, USB3, USB 3

Back in November 2009 when the first consumer products to feature USB 3.0 were shipped, I wrote a post detailing the capabilities of USB 3.0.  At the time of that post, USB 3.0 was still a brand new technology, and availability was limited.  It wasn’t until the following year that USB 3.0 products started to [...]


Upgrade to Windows 7 – Nine Reasons to Make the Switch

by Mike McEvoy on September 8, 2011


Making the upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP has been a hot topic for PC owners since Windows 7 burst onto the scene in August, 2009. It surpassed the seventh Harry Potter book as the highest-grossing pre-order in’s history and has steadily increased its number of users over the following two years. By [...]