Storage Systems

Partition a hard drive

How to partition a hard drive in Windows 10

Partitioning a hard drive is relatively simple and has several advantages. It makes it easier to manage your disk space and makes your data more secure in the event of an accident. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10.

Windows 11: Partition hard drive

Partition a hard drive in Windows 11: How it works

Storing files on different hard disks can be useful for many reasons – for example, to install multiple operating systems or to optimize backup and recovery mechanisms. In the following sections, you will learn how to partition a hard drive in Windows 11 and how to delete or merge existing partitions. Read on to find out more.

Opening ZIP Files

Opening ZIP Files

ZIP is the standard container format for archive files. Even when sending lossless-compressed files, ZIP is usually the format of choice. Generally, anyone can open ZIP files. Suitable tools are offered by all common operating systems. However, special ZIP programs such as WinZip, WinRAR, and 7-Zip provide a greater range of functions.

RAID level comparison

RAID level: the most important RAID concepts compared

When combining hard disks in a RAID, you can choose between different standard setups called RAID levels. The predefined combinations determine the arrangement of individual hard disks and methods to store data in a RAID network. But what are the approaches of the most important RAID levels? And which one should you use?

SSD life span

SSD life span: How long does a solid-state drive last?

SSD life span is an important factor in data security and efficient backup strategies. Are electronic flash memories as reliable as classic hard drives with magnetic storage? When does their service life end, and are there any indications of an imminent failure? What should you do in the event of an emergency? Is data recovery possible, and is it even worth it?

Google Drive alternatives

Google Drive alternatives: the best options compared

The cloud storage service Google Drive is one of the most popular solutions of its kind. Users appreciate the large amount of free storage and the proximity to various other Google services. Nevertheless, the search for a Google Drive alternative can pay off: Many alternative services are quite convincing in terms of data protection, security, and especially in their price-performance package.

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: A Comparison

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: comparing cloud collaboration services

Anyone who wants to make use of the possibilities of a collaboration cloud while retaining full control over their data can fulfill this wish by hosting their own cloud server service. Two corresponding solutions that can be operated on almost any server are ownCloud and Nextcloud. The ownCloud vs Nextcloud comparison will follow in this article.

Raspberry Pi projects

25 Raspberry Pi projects that show the possibilities of the mini computer

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive micro-computer that can behave like a standard computer in many respects. The innovative mini device can be used for a wide range of tasks - from setting up an operating system to surfing the web, to using it as a server or a media center. Discover these interesting Raspberry Pi projects to try out at home.

Create a ZIP file

Create a ZIP File: compress your files

Send multiple images and videos via email, archive large amounts of data without using too much space, or encrypt confidential documents - you can do all of this by zipping files. We show you how to create a compressed ZIP file in Windows as well as macOS in our step-by-step guide. We also show you how to protect your files with a password if needed. This way, you can manage your storage space...

What is a brontobyte?

Brontobyte: The data quantity of the future

The brontobyte - officially this quantity of data doesn’t even exist. In short, the brontobyte is big data - 1 brontobyte is equivalent to 1024 bytes. Such a huge quantity of data is near incomprehensible and probably won’t become relevant for our daily lives for a very long time. But for tech giants, it’s only a matter of time until we reach the era of the brontobyte. Keep reading to find out...


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