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    • HBA (Host Bus Adapter)

      HBA (Host Bus Adapter)

      A HBA (host bus adapter) is an integrated circuit adapter or circuit board that is designed to provide physical connectivity between a computer host and storage devices or a network. In addition to the physical connection, an HBA also provides input/output (I/O) processing and alleviates the host computer microprocessor from having to conduct data retrieval

    • Dual Core

      Dual Core

      A dual core processor is part of a category called multi-core processors. These computer processors have more than one independent processor on the chip or package. In the case of a dual core processor, the entire chip has two independent computer processors that can work together to increase total computer performance. For non-technical consumers, dual

    • 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

    • Power Converter

      Power Converter

      A power converter is a power supply unit (PSU) that not only delivers energy to an electronic device from an electrical outlet, but also regulates the current to meet the devices specific requirements. If you have any type of sophisticated electronics such as computers, laptops, high end audio equipment, cell phones etc, the odds are

    • USB Device Not Recognized

      USB Device Not Recognized

      A common problem that arises for computer users is dealing with the USB Device not recognized error. This error is thrown after an electronic device is connected to the computer or USB hub but is not automatically detected. When the error occurs, the Windows Device Manager may also list the component as an “unknown device”

    • How to Reset a Toshiba BIOS Password?

      How to Reset a Toshiba BIOS Password?

      The Toshiba Corporation was originally founded in 1939 through the merger of Tanaka Engineering Works and Hakunetsusha (later renamed to Tokyo Electric). Over the course of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the corporation has seen significant expansion into a number of technical fields to include being one of the top five producers of consumer laptops

    • What is a Biometric Coprocessor?

      What is a Biometric Coprocessor?

      A biometric coprocessor is a device that is capable of scanning a user’s physical attributes in order to allow access to a building or computer network. A biometric coprocessor is essentially a fingerprint reader, but may also include sensors that analyze the user’s eyes, voice, or even breath. The term “biometric coprocessor” comes from the

    • Computer Parts

      Computer Parts

      The case is the metal “box” that all the computer parts fit inside. It provides protection and the ability to customize the case. Larger cases leave room for expansion such as extra hard drives or R/W drives. There are three main types of cases: Pizza Box Case This is a thin case used mainly for

    • How to Restore a Dell Computer to Factory Settings

      How to Restore a Dell Computer to Factory Settings

      When a computer reaches a point where it can no longer be repaired because of viruses and malware, or it has gotten to the point where more time is spent trying to load a page than you spend using it, the time might be to do a factory restore of the computer. What this means

    • Incremental Backup

      Incremental Backup

      An incremental backup is a backup of every file on a file system which has changed since the last backup. The alternatives to an incremental backup are differential backup and full backup. An incremental backup is the fastest backup and requires the least storage space on the backup media. However, incremental backups also require the

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