Solid State Drive VS Hard Drive

Hard drives are getting faster and the competition for speed and storage is heating up. 3C’s find it helps to understand the latest technologies, which is why we have knowledge in a whole host of different areas.

Traditional Hard drives

HDD drives contain multiple disks called platters which rotating at high speed to store data permanently. A magnetic read/write arm extends over the platter and accesses or writes data to unused portions of the drive when a new program is installed or a file is created. Unless disrupted by another magnetic field, the data on these magnetic disks is permanent. While the core HDD ideas are simple enough, allowing manufacturers to produce high capacity drives at very low prices, they do pose several problems.

Both reading and writing data requires a lot of work, for instance. Heads must move around, and the platter must spin to exactly the right point before the drive can do anything. This all takes time, and is why hard drives are one of the major performance bottlenecks in many PCs.

Having to move all these components around also means there’s a constant power drain, an issue with laptops and Netbooks.

Advantages of SSDs

Solid state drives (SSDs) take a very different approach to data storage store data permanently as well, but without the use of a magnetic disk. Instead, they use flash memory that retains the information even after the power has been disconnected from the computer. This flash memory, similar to, but not the same as USB flash drives, is capable of close to 100 times better performance than a traditional hard drive.

Solid state drives are fast compared to traditional hard drives, cold boot to browsing the web in a matter of seconds with an SSD; the same window is often minutes with a traditional HDD, solid state drives consistently outperform traditional hard drives in both cold system starts and application opening times.

HDD function best when data is written in a long, continuous string of magnetic sectors. Fewer movements by the read/write arm allow them to read the data at high speed and not have to search for remaining pieces of an application. As hard drives fill up, these big uninterrupted sectors are harder to find and data fragmentation, or the placing of an application in multiple sections of the drive, occurs. Solid state hard drives don’t suffer from fragmentation, as all of the data stored on flash memory is equally easy to access at all times.

Solid state drive is durability unlike a hard disk drive with a magnetic platter and a read/write arm to worry about, solid state drives don’t have any moving parts that can break if the drive is dropped, meaning better data protection in the event of an accident. Dropping a traditional hard drive could mean the end of the data forever if the magnetic read/write arm becomes inoperable.

Upgrade & Installations we offer a no fix-no-fee-policy

3C’s diagnostics are always free, which means you do not risk anything when calling us up. Once we know what’s causes the problem we can tell you the exact cost of the repair and only if you are happy with our quote we will start the work.

Upgrade & Installations

Memory

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CD/DVD drives

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Software installations

Laptop memory upgrades

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PCMCIA Card installation (Modem, Firewire, USB, Ethernet adapter, etc.)

Printer, scanner, fax & copier setup

Program installations

No Hidden Costs No Fix No Fee

3C’s diagnostics are always free, which means you do not risk anything when calling us up. Once we know what’s causes the problem we can tell you the exact cost of the repair and only if you are happy with our quote we will start the work.

We take pride in our specialist knowledge and quality of our work. For that reason, our services are provided under No Fix No Fee guarantee, which means, if we are unable to fix your computer, you don’t have to pay.

To contact us for your Laptop or notebook repair, please call us on 01274 641271 or send an email to info@3csonline.co.uk. We will be happy to provide you with a quote or more information about our services by telephone or email.

Software Anti-Virus the top 5

It’s a program that offers advanced protection or both novice users and experts. IT barley slows down the computer as well.

1. Bitdefender

It’s a program that offers advanced protection or both novice users and experts. IT barley slows down the computer as well.

2. Kaspersky

Protects you from Trojans, rootkits, worms and other viruses. It’s always being updated to protect you from the latest viruses

3. Norton

IS one of the most used anti-virus software mainly due to the fact that it’s easy to install and update, can give reports and detects computers that have already been attacked by a virus

4. F-secure

Is fast and safe. It keeps the computer in optimal condition, it mainly protects you from viruses that are spread by email, cookies and spyware

5. AVG

IS one of the most well-known due to its high level of protection but it is also free for 30 days making it a great start until you have a better anti-virus

Laptop charger for sale at 3C’s

We stock a range of manufacturers mains chargers for your laptop. We have listed the most popular models, if you can’t find the one you are looking for please call us on 01274 780634

We stock a range of manufacturers mains chargers for your laptop. We have listed the most popular models, if you can’t find the one you are looking for please call us on 01274 780634

  • Dell Chargers

  • Acer Chargers

  • Advent Chargers

  • Compaq Chargers

  • HP Chargers

  • Samsung Chargers

  • Packard Bell Chargers

  • Sony Chargers

  • Medion Chargers

  • Toshiba Chargers

Microsoft fake calls!

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Hello, this is Microsoft Support calling here to help you with errors on your computer.…

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You’re about to get scammed it is a IT Support Company based overseas who are trying to con you into an support contract.

This scam has been running for a couple of years now, it’s still very prominent. We had a customer come in with this same issue at 3C’s, they received a call from Microsoft Support.

For the average user who is doing their daily work and is suddenly interrupted by “Microsoft support” the scam can appear quite persuasive. We at 3C’s have spoken to a number of people who have been taken in by this and similar scams, and the approach is predominantly the same:
1.They send you to a website to gain remote access to your computer!
2.They show you the event logs, and exclaim how you have hundreds of errors!
3.Also showing you some error and warning messages!
4.They fail to tell you that even a brand new computer generates errors and warnings in its event logs.
5.They will then ask you for payment to improve your computer.

What you should do to avoid this:

Will Microsoft Support ever call you?
1.You will never receive a legitimate call from Microsoft or they partners to charge you for computer fixes, unless you’ve raised a support case with them.
2.How would they have your phone number?
3.Why would Microsoft be calling to tell you about errors and how would they know about them?

How to protect yourself from telephone tech support scams

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If someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support calls you:

  1. Do not purchase any software or services.
  2. Ask if there is a fee or subscription associated with the “service.” If there is, hang up.
  3. Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm that it is a legitimate representative of a computer support team with whom you are already a customer.
  4. Take the caller’s information down and immediately report it to your local authorities.
  5. Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support.

What to do if you have gave information to a tech support scammer

If you think that you might have downloaded malware from a phone tech support scam website take these steps:

  1. Change your computer’s password, change the password on your main email account, and change the password for any financial accounts, especially your bank and credit card.
  2. Scan your computer with the internet security.
  3. Install a free internet security for example Kaspersky, Avg or Microsoft Security Essentials

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