What is AHCI?

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The History of Computer Storage

How did computer storage evolve from super-old-school punch cards to the multi-terabyte SSDs of today? Thanks to Braintree for supporting our channel. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to www.braintreepayments.com/techquickie Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com License for images used: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode source

What SSD To Buy As Fast As Possible

What should you look for when buying an SSD beyond capacity and sequential performance numbers? Dollar Shave Club link: http://dollarshaveclub.com/linus Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com source

NVMe As Fast As Possible

SSDs are awesome, but the common SATA interface is becoming a serious bottleneck. However, the new NVMe standard helps take SSD performance to new heights… lynda.com message: Sign up for your 10-day FREE trial at http://lynda.com/techquickie Follow: http://twitter.com/luke_lafr Join the community: http://linustechtips.com License for image used in this video: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/legalcode source