Upgrading from a HDD to a SSD (or from slow SSD to fast SSD) is one of the most effective options for increasing PC/laptop/Mac performance. However, one of the most common questions I hear is how to preserve the existing OS and data from the old drive, or how to make sure a new OS install goes well. Here are some options: Windows cloning/restore options: Clone from the existing drive to the new drive I really like True Image 2016, but
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Looking for unboxing photos for the Eero wifi system? Look no further! Overall the unboxing impression is quite good. I’ll get into actual setup and performance in the full review. I’ll also caption the photos soon 😉 Photos taken with an Olympus OMD E-M10, kit lens and FL-600R.
The Dell XPS 13 with infinity edge display is one of my favorite hardware designs from 2015. The software side, not so much… You can read my brief review here. 🙂
Here is a photo guide to upgrading the RAM and installing an SSD on the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1. This is a very nice laptop for the price and you can read a brief review here. For the upgrade steps, start and the bottom of the page and work your way up… 🙂 These simple upgrades take a nice basic machine and make it much more capable! 🙂
I have cloned a few hundred PC Windows/Linux drives, but today marked the first time that I cloned a Max OSX drive. On a 2011 era 21.5″ iMac I was cloning from an external Firewire boot SSD to a newly installed SSD. It was a success 🙂 Here are screenshots of the process.
NEW sealed Western Digital 4TB BLACK Performance SATA Hard Drive WD 6 Gbs 64MB cache 7,200RPM WD4001FAEX 4 TB Warranty: Still sealed in original anti-static wrapping, Western Digital factory warranty though Jan 3rd 2018. (see 2nd auction photo for screenshot of the serial number warranty lookup for the drive you are bidding on) Description: These are some of the best 7,200RPM SATA hard drives out there IMHO. The 64MB cache is nice and the drives perform consistently well, while
I recently encountered an issue where my DirecTV HDMI output was unusable on my new LCD. Thankfully, the following HDMI HDCP stripper allowed me to watch on my monitor 🙂 NOTE: The best price I could find was $19.95 on Amazon with free shipping and if you need the extra HDMI cable, they have them for ~$5.49. The process is very simple: Connect power to the HDCP stripper Connect first HDMI cable from DirecTV receiver to “HDMI INPUT” on the stripper Connect second HDMI
After upgrading from a Samsung S6 to a Nexus 6P, one of the few changes needed was new USB-C cables! Thankfully, Amazon has a nice assortment. I especially like the white USB-C cables here: They are usually available for around $6.99 and they allow easy connection to USB-A (“regular” USB) devices like most existing PCs, Macs and laptops. After purchasing a two pack, I’m a happy camper 🙂