The USB port bottlenecks an external storage drive when the drive is capable of speeds that the port can’t handle. In data transfers, the slowest component dictates the speeds, so you want USB ports that can keep up. Fortunately, the most common USB port can keep up with the most common external drives.
Generally speaking, you can use external drives with USB hubs without any issues, but there are things to consider. The hub has to provide enough power for the devices you attach to it, and if you are not using Windows, you’ll want to double-check compatibility. If those hurdles are cleared, it will work fine.
The price of a laptop docking station is mostly going to depend on the range of features available and the overall quality of the device. Compared to simple USB hubs, docking stations provide more support for the laptop and cost more to make. Still, docking stations can range from tens to thousands of dollars.
Mechanical switches come in different designs and are made with different characteristics in mind. But regardless of their design, the internal parts of a mechanical switch are typically the same. The main parts of a mechanical keyboard are the upper housing, stem, crosspoint contact, coil spring, and bottom housing.
Here’s how to tell if someone copied files from your USB flash drive to their computer: It’s possible to check the last time a file was accessed, and the time stamp would tell you when someone copied it. However, it depends on what file system your USB drive uses: FAT or NTFS. Unortunately, FAT systems don’t … Read more
Here’s the best format for a bootable USB drive: NTFS usually transfers data faster and performs better with large volumes than FAT32 and exFAT for the most common operating systems such as Windows and Linux. The FAT32 and exFAT file systems are the precursors of NTFS. All three file systems, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS were … Read more