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This Windows 10 ‘Drive Optimisation’ Bug Could Harm Your Drive

This Windows 10 ‘Drive Optimisation’ Bug Could Harm Your Drive

The latest Windows 10 update appears to be running the automatic hard drive optimisation process more often than it needs to. While this is a necessary part of a hard drive’s upkeep, and letting Windows run the TRIM command on your SSD never hurts, excessively defragmenting the drive is generally…

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…

What Computer Specs Really Mean

What Computer Specs Really Mean

Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Buying a new computer, upgrading or troubleshooting on older system can leave you trapped in a mess of acronyms, jargon and numbers that may look like English but can leave you baffled. We looked at some of the key specs on modern PCs and used our nerd-to-human…