When a CD or DVD is stuck or the drive won’t open

When the drive gets stuck, you have to try to save the drive, save the disc, and save your reputation as a level-headed person who doesn’t go hoarse screaming at non-sentient machines. Maybe the problem is with the button. Try telling Windows to eject the tray. In Windows 7’s Windows […]

New Gigabyte Micro-PC

Gigabyte debuts new BRIX hardware in growing micro-PC market The battle for the spot in our hearts that is just large enough to accommodate a micro-PC has begun in ernest, with a good number of system builders announcing their own miniature hardware. Recently Intel showed off the new lineup of its […]


Even though the micro-PC game seems to only really be heating up at the moment with the introduction of so many different NUC-like devices, some companies have been at it for years already. Take MSI for example, which has offered its Windbox miniature systems for quite a long time. It’s now […]

Mushkin’s new M.2 SSDs

If you need to pack SSD performance into a small form factor, like a compact desktop or ultrabook, you need an M.2 SSD. The only issue is that these drives have tended to cost a bit more than your standard 2.5″ SATA SSD – until now. Mushkin’s new Atlas Vital […]

A charge cable that can give your iPhone 128GB Storage

As an iPhone owner, you might encounter a couple of pretty common problems. First, you might find yourself out in the wild with a drained battery and no means of charging it back up. Second, even when you are charged up, you might find that you’ve run out of storage space […]

Intel’s NUC

If you’d like a simple, barebones computer, Intel’s NUC is worth a look. The only problem with this inexpensive PC is the fact it comes as a kit, so you must purchase your own RAM and hard drive. Here’s what you need to know before you pull the trigger.


If you pay passing attention to computer news, you may have noticed in recent years that semiconductor giant AMD has been heavily pushing the term “APU.” If you are not into the nitty gritty of micro architecture design, you may wonder what exactly an APU is, and how it relates to […]


SSDs are More Durable Solid State Drives feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted on circuit boards, and are shock resistant up to 1500g/0.5ms. Hard Drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage.

Solid-state drive

  A solid-state drive (SSD) (also known as a solid-state disk, though it contains no actual disk, nor a drive motor to spin a disk) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. SSD technology primarily uses electronic interfaces compatible with traditional block input/output […]

Computer hardware

Computer hardware is the physical parts or components of a computer, such as the monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, hard disk drive (HDD), system unit (graphic cards, sound cards, memory, motherboard and chips), and so on, all of which are physical objects that can be touched (that is, they […]