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Which Name Is Correct, exFAT or FAT64?

Sometimes it can be a bit confusing or frustrating when you see something referred to by multiple names, like exFAT and FAT64, for example. Which name is correct, or are both of them correct? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post ha…

What Does the “Fi” in Wi-Fi Mean?

Quite a few people have gotten into “interesting” debates and discussions about the true meaning of the term “Wi-Fi”, but what does the “Fi” portion of the term itself actually stand for? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has th…

Is ATA the Same as IDE/PATA or SATA?

When you are shopping for a new hard drive, it can sometimes be a bit confusing when similar, or not so similar terminology is all mixed together in the product’s description. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post…

How Can a VPN Improve Download Speed?

We can all agree that faster download speeds are preferable and would assume that a VPN might slow things down a bit, but what if the opposite happens and your VPN actually increases the speed? With that in mind, today’s Supe…

What Are “Magic Packets” for Waking Computers?

When you are tweaking or adjusting various settings on your computer, sooner or later you will likely run across some options that leave you puzzled or confused. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answe…

Why Are Smaller SSDs Slower?

If you happen to be researching specific computer hardware like SSDs, for instance, you might expect the smaller ones to be faster than the larger ones. But is that actually the case or is the opposite true? Today’s SuperUser…
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