Library Category: Getting Technical: Hardware

Getting Technical:  SAS vs. SCSI

September 25 2009

If you’re in the market for a server or a similar device involving highly reliable disk storage, you may be learning more about the relative merits of two types of …

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Looking to get hooked up?  A guide to VGA, DVI, and HDMI cables

April 4 2008

If you go to plug in your monitor and are perplexed by multiple ports on the back of your PC, you’re not alone. Monitor connectors, like most things PC, are …

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Getting Technical:  Drive defragging

April 2 2008

If the slowly lengthening days have you thinking about spring cleaning, don’t forget your hard drive! “Defragging” your disk is as good as reorganizing the garage when it comes to …

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USB and Firewire

August 23 2007

Most computers today offer the ability to connect USB and/or FireWire devices. Compared with earlier connectors, both of these technologies are extremely convenient. What are the differences?

USB (Universal …

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Toying with VOIP: Internet Voice

June 18 2007

If you can send spreadsheets, .pdfs, pictures and instant messages over the Internet, why not voice files?

That's the brainchild behind VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), a new telephone technology …

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