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Expanding Storage with Host Bus Adapters (HBA)

Host Bus Adapters

Using Host Bus Adapters to Increase Storage Capacity in a Workstation Your typical consumer-grade high-end workstation has 4 NVME slots and 6 SATA ports. This means you can have 4 NVME SSDs and some mix of SATA SSD and HDDs, which for most folks is totally fine. With NVME capacity peaking at 8TB, SSD at […]

Airflow In Computers

Airflow In Computers

Computers Need Airflow??? Computers generate heat when they run, requiring airflow. If you’ve ever played a visually-intensive game on your phone, or rendered a video on your laptop, you’ve noticed that the device gets warm to the touch, and possibly, noisier. Heat kills a computer over time, if not removed in a timely manner. Some […]

Memory-Based Processing Workloads

Memory-Based Processing Workloads

When working in software that is to a certain extent based on memory capability (like LIDAR processing), it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

Regular Computer Maintenance

Regular Computer Maintenance

Regular Computer Maintenance When you have a nice computer, there’s one thing that you should really know about regular computer maintenance, dust bunnies! When desktop (and server) computers are running, they will pull in dust from the environment. Most computers use dust filters to prevent the dust from getting inside the computer, but that doesn’t […]

Computer Memory vs Computer Storage and How To Use Them

Computer Memory

Memory and storage are two critical parts of a PC. It’s important to know their differences and how to properly use them to get the most out of your computer. Computer Memory Random Access Memory (RAM) is what holds applications open on your computer. While storage may be where the install location is, memory is […]

Big Applications for NVME in 2019

It’s been a few years since our last article about NVME SSDs, and the technology has both matured and come down in price. Now, we can use higher capacities of NVME SSD in applications and workflows without having to break the piggy bank.

Do I Need An NVME SSD For Gaming?

If you’re a gamer, you may have heard of something called NVME, and you might not be sure if it’s a good idea for your PC. NVME is a protocol of an M.2 SSD (or Solid State Drive) that is no bigger than a stick of gum. We’ll go into further detail about the protocol, it’s applications, and if it’s a good idea for gaming.

How Good Are SSDs?

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SATA SSD

When it comes to super-fast storage, there’s a few options, including SATA SSDs, M.2 SSDs, and PCI-E SSDs, in order of increasing speed.