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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 Switch To Software Encryption On Your Vulnerable Solid-State Drive

How To Switch To Software Encryption On Your Vulnerable Solid-State Drive

Researchers at the Netherland’s Radboud University have uncovered serious security issues with several solid-state drives that use hardware-based encryption—vulnerabilities. This could allow an attacker to access a drive’s “encrypted” contents without needing the password that decrypts it.