Upgrading Computers with SSD Drives

SSD Drives

Upgrading a computer from the old spinning hard drives to a new SSD will make your computer faster. With no spinning disks, the computer will be able to seek your applications and data so much faster. I have also found that this will add new life to your computer and you will get a few more years out of an aging PC.

We have been seeing hard drive failures over the past few months. This makes sense because all of the computers were purchased around the same time. Replacing a drive is a simple process and you should also re-install everything onto the new drive. I never like cloning the drive because you will most likely be pulling over old information that was making your computer run slow in the first place.

One thing to look out for is the connectors for the hard drives. I hope by now that you have SATA cables in your computer. If you have the older cables you can buy adapters to convert the connectors to the new SATA style. Remember to check first before you buy your new SSD drives so you can order connectors if you need them. If you want to upgrade your computer and you are not sure how to do this please reach out to me and I will be able to help.

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Setting Up New iMacs

 

iMacs

At work, I am responsible for all of our Apple products from iPads to iMacs as well as all Mac Laptops. On top of this, I am also responsible for all security cameras and recording devices. I am also the Software Engineer which mean I take care of all of the databases and client software for well over 5000 devices.

We were lucky enough to get new 21″ iMacs. I am working to get all of them set up exactly the same way. By doing this I know that when each user sits down to work on these devices they will all have the same experience.

If you are looking for a new computer for your house I would have to suggest an Apple Mac. The operating system and the software are the most stable that you can get. And if you need help learning or just setting it up please reach out to me.

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New Chrome Book!

chromebook

 

 

The new Chrome book from Google. When I opened the first one I bought as my step daughters dorm and was setting it up one of the students said that is really a nice looking Macbook Air! Well it is not a Macbook air it the newest offering from our friends at Google. It is a 11.6″ Samsung note book running what is known as Chrome OS. I am posting this on it now. The speed is amazing on bootup you are looking at maybe 5 seconds, yes seconds. It is a little hard getting used to everything running in the browser but most things we do now a days are online anyway.

Well time to stop playing I have work to do this morning I better get to it. I will give you more updates on this new little guy in the future.

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Leslie Fisher #ISTE11

The room is filling up with attendees waiting for Leslie Fisher to begin. I first saw Leslie in Washington DC and ISTE09. Leslie bring great energy to any stage. She also brings her years of Apple and IPhone expertise along with her.

Leslie Fisher
Rock Melt

Google Voice

Wanderlist

Weebly

Event Brite

Type With Me

Ever Note

Live Scribe

Kaywa

Cameras:

Sony NEX
Sony cybershot HX5V

Smug Mug
Pogoplug

Neat Co

Good Reader for IOS

Sound Notes for IOS

IPad Cases

Thanks to Leslie for another great lesson in tech!

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New Mac Mini

New Mac Mini

New Mac Mini

This is it! The New Mac Mini. We are placing a order for school and it was funny to me that when I placed the order these little wonders were not even created yet. My sales manager from Apple called me the other day and told me that since we placed our order when the older model was selling that he would upgrade us to this new faster and yes smaller model.

I can’t wait to get this in and begin testing with our school software. It has a faster processor and more ram. It also is now support a better video chip.

I will let you know how my testing goes.

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