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HP’s Dying SSDs Are A Great Reminder To Update Yours

HP’s Dying SSDs Are A Great Reminder To Update Yours

In 40,000 hours, your HP solid-state drive will die. That’s not the plot of a D-List Mission Impossible spoof; it’s reality. Thankfully, you are probably not affected, since the solid-state drives with the self-destructing issue are all enterprise-grade HP drives—800GB or 1.6TB drives sitting in a company’s servers or various…

How To Check If Your Hard Drive Is Failing

How To Check If Your Hard Drive Is Failing

Windows: I recently had a suspicion that something was up with my hard drive. Spending a little time to figure out what was going on — and to confirm nothing bad was actually happening — saved me $500+, or the cost of the shiny new 2TB SSD I was contemplating…

How To Upgrade Your Computer With A New Drive

Drives fail. And no matter how many backups you have, losing a drive when you’re in the middle of working on something important — my namesake’s law — can be a real pain in the arse. Thankfully, replacing your old-and-busted drive with a brand-new drive is one of the easiest…