Difference between SATA I, SATA II and SATA III

sataWhat is the difference between SATA I, SATA II and SATA III?
A lot of people ask about the data speed of the different types of sata disks. This information is crusial if you are planning to upgrade an old pc but you don’t want to pay for specs that your pc can’t fully support.
This is also essential especially when you want to replace an HDD with an SSD on an old laptop. Can your laptop use the maximmum speed of the new SSD or you are just spending money?

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Free Microsoft eBooks

Microsoft logoFREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks? Well, for the past few years, I’ve provided posts containing almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks and my readers, new and existing, have loved these posts so much that they downloaded over 3.5 Million free eBooks as of last June, including over 1,000,000 in a single week last year (and many, many more since then). Continue reading

Understanding the Differences between Cat 5e and Cat 6 Ethernet Cabling

cat53-vs-ca6While there are three Ethernet cable choices in use—Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6—only the latter two are still considered viable choices for telecom and industrial applications. Since August 2009, when ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 (Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling and Components Standard) was published, category 5 has been superseded by category 5e and is no longer recognized by this standard. The use of category 5e or better cabling is recommended for all new installations. And yet even with this simplification, there is still a great deal of confusion among Ethernet cable users concerning whether to use Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable. Continue reading