Insanely Fast SSDs: NVMe

As SSDs become increasingly common in new laptops and desktop PCs, chances are you’ll hear or read about the NVMe technology that is featured within the high end SSDs.

Non-Volatile Memory Express or more commonly known as NVMe is a communications interface/ protocol developed specially for SSDs by a group of manufacturers including Intel, Samsung, Sandisk, Dell and Seagate.

NVMe has been designed to take full advantage of the unique properties of pipeline-rich, random access, memory-based storage. Continue reading Insanely Fast SSDs: NVMe

80 Plus Power Supply Certifications, What Do They Mean?

How much power are you wasting when you boot up your PC? The 80 Plus certifications aim to give consumers an understanding of just how energy efficient their power supplies.

As the name implies, a power supply that receives an 80 Plus certification is able to present efficiency of 80% or more. The certification comes in 6 different classifications: Continue reading 80 Plus Power Supply Certifications, What Do They Mean?

How To Optimise Windows 10 For Your SSD

Solid State Drives or SSD’s to most, are fast becoming the standard storage for our computers. We all know how much faster they are when compared to standard Hard Disk Drive’s (HDD’s) but we also know that they come at a cost, usually a higher price with a lot less storage. However, with the prices of 480GB SSD’s now dipping below the £100 price point, they’re becoming a lot more accessible for the everyday consumer.

Which is better? You might ask. We think that both are great! A lot of SSD users are now running their Solid State Drives alongside Hard Disk Drives thus getting the best of both worlds (speed from the SSD and high capacity storage from the HDD). Most common configuration is for users to store their operating system on the SSD and then use the HDD for all their movies, games, music, files and photos. Continue reading How To Optimise Windows 10 For Your SSD