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    • How to Access the BIOS for Sony Vaio Laptops

      How to Access the BIOS for Sony Vaio Laptops

      The computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a system that is designed to allow the user to control how the computer boots up and functions. The BIOS operates outside of the computer’s operating system and runs via a built-in chip inside of the computer. The BIOS may seem complicated to some, but is a necessary

    • How Data is Stored in a Hard Disk

      How Data is Stored in a Hard Disk

      A key concept in data storage is that it is linear, logical, and systematic in nature. When someone ‘saves’ data to the hard disk, the disk will follow a logical system. A hard disk can be compared to a large, square piece of graphing paper composed of squares, a thousand long and a thousand wide.

    • AES/EBU

      AES/EBU

      Experts in science and technology developed a known digital audio standard, AES/EBU, to handle signals from digital audio systems. It is known officially by the name AES3 and an Audio Engineering Society and the European Broadcasting Union developed it, hence the name. It was first publicized in 1989, but was revised later in 1995, 1998,

    • Network Attached Storage

      Network Attached Storage

      Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a term used to describe a complete storage system which is designed to be attached to a traditional data network. This differentiates Network Attached Storage devices from SAN's (Storage Area Networks). A SAN is a separate network to which storage devices are attached. In most cases, Network Attached Storage is

    • SAN (Storage Area Network)

      SAN (Storage Area Network)

      A SAN (Storage Area Network) is a network specifically dedicated to the task of transporting data for storage and retrieval. SAN architectures are alternatives to storing data on disks directly attached to servers or on Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices that are connected through general purpose networks. In order to meet the storage system’s demands,

    • How to Identify a Motherboard

      How to Identify a Motherboard

      Computer users who intend to own their computer for a prolonged period of time should be able to identify the computer’s motherboard in order to conduct upgrades. The motherboard type affects computer BIOS upgrades, new CPU installations, and determines the maximum amount of RAM that the motherboard supports. A computer’s motherboard can be identified in

    • ATAPI (ATA Packet Interface)

      ATAPI (ATA Packet Interface)

      ATAPI, Advanced Technology Attachment with Packet Interface is the standard interface (type of connection) used to connect hard drives, CD-ROM drives and other components like RAM, motherboard inside the CPUs of personal computers. It is the standard developed by Western Digital and maintained by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (also known as the

    • How Are Computers Made

      How Are Computers Made

      Because the modern world is built upon computers and other forms of technology, it is important for users to understand how computers work and how they are made. The construction of a computer may seem like a rather complicated process, and it is, but if taken one piece at a time, one can see that

    • Maxtor Jumper Settings

      Maxtor Jumper Settings

      An Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) drive is a device that meets the Parallel AT Attachment, ATA or AT Attachment Packet Interface, and ATAPI standards. IDE drives include hard drives, floppy drives, and CD/DVD players. IDE drives have a specific type of cable that allows multiple streams of data to be shared between the device and

    • How to Repair a Broken Hard Disk

      How to Repair a Broken Hard Disk

      Broken hard disks can be both a nuisance and a major loss to business and personal affairs whenever files are lost or inaccessible. Fortunately, there are several things users can do to repair a broken hard disk before throwing it out in order to restore lost or inaccessible files.   Let the Hard Disk Cool

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