(SSD) Solid State Drive Specifications Of Interest

(SSD) Solid State Drive Specifications   Everyone seems to be making SSD drives these days. Not all SSD’s are created equal. Just with a rotational hard drive there are ways to measure and evaluate that SSD before you hand over the cash! IOPS When it comes to SSD performance, you should compare (IOPS) Input/Output Operations Per Second. IOPS is a estimated measure of how fast the SSD can read and write

Things to Consider When Buying An SSD

Things to Consider When Buying An SSD In the early days of the SSD Drives, there were issues with reliability and longevity. Most of these problems have been adequately addressed by the manufacturers, but there are things you  to consider before buying an SSD. [fac_icon icon=”check-square” color=”#00449e”] COST SSD prices have decreased dramatically in the last two years. Today SSD drives are very affordable as you can see below. Today you

What is USB 3.1 and Why Should I Care?

What is USB 3.1 and Why Should I Care? The first devices with USB Type-C connectors utilizing the accompanying USB 3.1 standard are now reaching consumers. Just what we need, another new standard. What are the advantages and why should we care?  The shift from USB 2.0 to 3.0 was straightforward because coloring both the cables and plugs of the USB 3.0 hardware bright blue made it easy to tell them

Wi-Fi Direct Vs. Bluetooth 4.0

The Differences Between Bluetooth 4.0 & Wi-Fi Direct You no doubt have heard of Bluetooth, now version 4.0 but have you heard of Wi-Fi Direct?  What are these two technologies and how do they compare? Let’s take a quick look at the two specifications: Bluetooth The current Bluetooth 4.0 standard has three different protocols; Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth High Speed, and Classic Bluetooth. One advantage of Bluetooth is that with very

Next Generation Form Factor – M.2

Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) – M.2 As detailed on Wikipedia, M.2, formerly known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors. It replaces the mSATA standard, which uses the PCI Express Mini Card physical layout. M.2’s more flexible physical specification that allows different module widths and lengths, together with more advanced features, makes the M.2 more suitable for