Storage Systems

Windows 10: defragmenting the hard disk

Defragmenting a hard disk in Windows 10: step by step

Defragmenting can speed up your hard disk and boost your computer’s performance – that used to be the case. Modern file systems and SSD data carriers make defragmentation almost superfluous and can even be more harmful than beneficial. Windows 10 takes care of this once time-consuming process automatically in the background, without users noticing any delay.

Google Drive alternatives

Google Drive alternatives: the best options compared

The cloud storage service Google Drive is one of the most popular solutions of its kind. Users appreciate the large amount of free storage and the proximity to various other Google services. Nevertheless, the search for a Google Drive alternative can pay off: Many alternative services are quite convincing in terms of data protection, security, and especially in their price-performance package.

Best web hosting providers

The Big Web Hosting Comparison Test: The 7 Best Web Hosting Providers

You have an idea and want to bring it to life online? Then you need a web hosting provider. But who offers the best web hosting services and what do you need to look out for when comparing web hosting providers? Cost is a big factor, but you should also ask yourself how much web space and how many domains you need? What about security and content management systems? Here’s our review of the UK’s...

What is SSD?

What is SSD (Solid State Drive)?

What is SSD? It is likely that you have come across this abbreviation – especially if you’ve been looking to purchase a new PC or laptop or equipping an existing one. This modern storage technology conquers many technical areas for end consumers and professional industrial users alike. We’ll show you what SSD is in computing and what it stands for.

CaaS (Container as a Service)- Service Comparison

Container-as-a-Service – CaaS provider comparison

CaaS – Container-as-a-Service – is the latest model in the cloud computing market: users can find suitable platforms for all established infrastructure providers. But what actually is CaaS? And what is the difference between CaaS and other cloud services, like Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)? Here we introduce hosted container...

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: A Comparison

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: comparing cloud collaboration services

If you want to make use of the possibilities of a collaboration cloud while retaining full control over your data, you can fulfil this wish by hosting your own cloud server service. Two corresponding solutions that can be operated on almost any server are ownCloud and Nextcloud. The ownCloud vs Nextcloud comparison will follow in this article.

The best online backup services

Comparing the best online backup services

Many people use several devices and have data stored on them. What should you do if your data carrier fails or the data gets lost? Backing up data is extremely important and an online backup makes perfect sense. By doing this, you don’t risk losing your important files due to a system crash or criminal activitiy. What is the best option? Here is a comparison of online backup service providers.

SSD vs. HDD

SSD versus HDD – the most important differences

What are the differences between SSD and HDD? Our SSD vs. HDD comparison presents the essential information of both storage technologies. We’ll also give you tips as to which hard drive technology is best suited for select applications. Will it be the mature and inexpensive hard disk drive or the fast and more expensive solid-state drive?

What is a bit?

What is a bit? Bits and bytes explained

Bits and bytes are part of our daily life, whether we’re aware of it or not. They’re the units of measurement for storage capacity and data transmission - meaning that you’ll need to know about them when shopping for a new computer or deciding on a WiFi package. But what is a bit? And how does it differ from a byte? Keep reading to find out more about the smallest unit of information.

What is a brontobyte?

Brontobyte: The data quantity of the future

The brontobyte - officially this quantity of data doesn’t even exist. In short, the brontobyte is big data - 1 brontobyte is equivalent to 10bytes. Such a huge quantity of data is near incomprehensible and probably won’t become relevant for our daily lives for a very long time. But for tech giants, it’s only a matter of time until we reach the era of the brontobyte. Keep reading to find out what...


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