SMART for HDDs/SSDs as Fast As Possible

S.M.A.R.T. is a tool that can alert you if your hard drive or SSD is about to fail. How do you use it, and how much can you rely on it? Squarespace link: Visit http://squarespace.com/techquickie and use offer code TECHQUICKIE to save 10% off your first order. Follow: twitter.com/linustech Join the community: twitter.com/linustech source

What is AHCI?

What exactly does the AHCI/IDE selector in the BIOS do? Can it affect drive performance or functionality? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Registry instructions from Winaero: http://winaero.com/blog/switch-from-ide-to-achi-after-installing-windows-7-or-windows-8/ Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Read more about What is AHCI?[…]

Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) As Fast As Possible

Heat-assisted magnetic recording should dramatically increase hard drive capacities in the coming years. How does it work, and how much space can you expect? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Learn more Read more about Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) As Fast As Possible[…]

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