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What Does “TBW” Mean for SSDs?

When shopping for a solid-state drive or SSD, you are bound to come across a term called TBW. It represents the endurance level of an SSD. Here’s why it matters and how you can understand it.

What to Look for in a Gaming Monitor

A good gaming monitor can improve your gameplay right away. They have key features that can help you see and react to your opponents faster, but they’re also useful for any activity. Here are the specs to look for….

What Is “80 Plus” Certification on a PSU?

If you’ve been looking at PSUs recently because you’re building a PC from scratch, you might have seen the words “80 Plus” somewhere in the description. While 80 Plus certification isn’t often discussed, it’s an important par…

What Is CMOS?

If you are having boot or display issues on your computer, you are likely to come across recommendations about clearing the CMOS. But what does CMOS do, and how is it related to BIOS? Here’s everything you need to know….

Why Smaller SSDs Are Slower Than Larger SSDs

SSDs with larger capacities reliably post better performance numbers than smaller capacity drives of the same make and model. If you don’t know anything about how SSDs work, this seems like a mystery, but the reason behind th…

Is a 240Hz Monitor Worth It?

When shopping for monitors, you’ll see some with high refresh rates—like 120hz, 240Hz, or even higher. So are they even worth the premium price tag usually attached to these monitors? Let’s look at the benefits, limits, and…

DisplayPort vs. HDMI: Which Is Better?

If you have a monitor or display that’s capable of both DisplayPort and HDMI, which should you choose? Since these ports have different capabilities and purposes, it’s important to understand when to use DisplayPort and when …

Hard vs. Soft Mouse Pad: Which Is Better?

Hard mouse pads provide a smooth, level surface for your mouse to glide across quickly. Soft pads can do the same thing, so which is better? Let’s discuss the differences to see which you might prefer….

When to Replace Your Old Computer or Laptop

We all have an old computer or laptop laying around that we just can’t let go. Unfortunately, there comes a time when it’s better to upgrade to something faster and more secure. Here’s when to replace your old device….

How Much Storage Space Does My PC Need?

Whether you’re purchasing a new PC or laptop, or upgrading your existing machine, you’ll need to consider how much hard disk space you need. Do you need more for certain games and applications? Is bigger really better? Let’s …

How to Choose an Ethernet Cable

Choosing an Ethernet cable is for the most part relatively straightforward. However, there are some things to keep in mind if you want to get the most out of your internet and local network connection….

When to Replace Your Old Monitor

While it’s easy to get attached to tech you’ve used for years, a run-down monitor with poor image quality and hardware issues keeps you from experiencing the best in productivity and entertainment. Here’s how to know it’s tim…

When to Replace Your Old USB Flash Drive

Still using an outdated USB flash drive to store your files? Why not upgrade to a newer, bigger, and faster stick that will last you for years to come? Here’s why you might want to replace your old USB stick….
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