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Solid State Drive (SSD) Upgrades

Looking to speed up your pc or laptop?

Sometimes a software clean up isn't enough because the bottleneck in your system might be the hard disk drive. Replacing the mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) with a chip based solid state drive (SSD) has many benfits, here are just a few: 1. Performance: SSDs dramatically improve boot-up times and general performance. Programs are generally more responsive and open up faster. Multi-tasking is also greatly improved. 2. Reliable: If your existing hard drive is a number of years old, it is more prone to failure as it is a mechanical device after all. By replacing the hard drive, you are effectively carrying out preventative maintenance and potentially avoiding sudden hard drive failure! 3. Quiet: SSDs are virtually silent as there is no spinning disk in the drive itself. This is particularly...

Recycling your old pc or laptop

How do you dispose of old computer and IT equipment when they are replaced or no longer fit for purpose? It's quite tempting just to bin them or take them down to the local tip but there are a number of good reasons not to do this... Firstly, they will end up in landfill. It is estimated that over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where lead and other toxins contained in the electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination. Secondly, you run the risk of data theft. With the right tools, sensitive information such as confidential documents and family photos can be retrieved from the hard drive of your old computer even if you thought the pc had been factory reset or completely erased. The fact is, your data is probably still residing on the hard...