Storage Systems

Symfony: useful PHP library for your web project

Symfony: changeable PHP framework with strong community

Over 30 independent components, long-term support for four years, and over 500 million downloads: the PHP framework Symfony is undoubtedly one of the most successful component collections of this popular script language. But what exactly is this project created by the French company SensioLabs? And which types of web applications can benefit from using this web application framework?

Partition a hard drive

How to partition a hard drive in Windows 10

Partitioning a hard drive is relatively simple and has several advantages. It makes it easier to manage your disk space and makes your data more secure in the event of an accident. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10.

Windows 11: Partition hard drive

Partition a hard drive in Windows 11: How it works

Storing files on different hard disks can be useful for many reasons – for example, to install multiple operating systems or to optimise backup and recovery mechanisms. In the following sections, you will learn how to partition a hard drive in Windows 11 and how to delete or merge existing partitions. Read on to find out more.

Nextcloud apps

Nextcloud apps: The top ten for desktop and smartphone

From the communication tool Nextcloud Talk to the online notebook Nextcloud Notes to the mobile ingredient and recipe directory Cookbook, Nextcloud offers numerous apps for desktop and smartphones. Here you can find out which ten Nextcloud apps are currently the best, what features they offer, and for whom the individual apps are particularly suitable.

Opening ZIP Files

Opening ZIP Files

ZIP is the standard container format for archive files. Even when sending lossless-compressed files, ZIP is usually the format of choice. Generally, anyone can open ZIP files. Suitable tools are offered by all common operating systems. However, special ZIP programs such as WinZip, WinRAR, and 7-Zip provide a greater range of functions.

RAID level comparison

RAID level: the most important RAID concepts compared

When combining hard disks in a RAID, you can choose between different standard setups called RAID levels. The predefined combinations determine the arrangement of individual hard disks and methods to store data in a RAID network. But what are the approaches of the most important RAID levels? And which one should you use?

SSD life span

SSD life span: How long does a solid-state drive last?

SSD life span is an important factor in data security and efficient backup strategies. Are electronic flash memories as reliable as classic hard drives with magnetic storage? When does their service life end, and are there any indications of an imminent failure? What should you do in the event of an emergency? Is data recovery possible, and is it even worth it?

Wipe hard drive

Wipe hard drive: Securely wipe an HDD or SSD

Even formatting a hard drive under Windows or Mac does not completely wipe all data. Although wiping it is not impossible, it requires additional tools to be able to wipe a Mac hard drive or Windows hard drive with the utmost thoroughness. These can be used to safely wipe and overwrite data on both an HDD and an SSD. You can find out how this works here.

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.

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.


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