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Upgrading a PlayStation 4 with an SSD

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Upgrading a PlayStation 4 with an SSD

on ‎07-24-2014 09:57 AM
Posted By Dom_TheCru Posts: 33 Registered 05-02-2012

This video shows how easy it is to replace the hard drive in a PS4 with a faster SSD and looks at the performance increase you can expect from doing this...

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Information security and what to do to secure your data

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Information security and what to do to secure your data

on ‎07-21-2014 02:23 PM
Posted By Jim_TheCru Posts: 11 Registered 05-02-2012

In a world filled with electronics and free flowing channels of communications we need to be mindful of the ever present danger that your information can be obtained without your knowledge. Here are some great tips that will help protect your data.

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Cloning with Acronis True Image HD 2014

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Cloning with Acronis True Image HD 2014

on ‎06-17-2014 09:57 AM
Posted By Matt_TheCru Posts: 11 Registered 07-09-2013

Select Crucial products now include Acronis True Image HD 2014. This guide details using it to initiate a cloning operation, including a video on operating the software.

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SSD Setup Tips and Tweaks

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SSD Setup Tips and Tweaks

on ‎06-12-2014 02:10 PM
Posted By Matt_TheCru Posts: 11 Registered 07-09-2013

With some minor tweaks, both prior to and after you install a new solid state drive (SSD), you can tweak performance boosts out of your system above and beyond those from just the SSD upgrade itself. This post will focus on variables around your SSD's physical installation and your BIOS/UEFI.

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Comparing an SSD to an HDD in a MacBook Pro

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Comparing an SSD to an HDD in a MacBook Pro

on ‎04-11-2014 11:37 AM
Posted By Dom_TheCru Posts: 33 Registered 05-02-2012

These videos look at the performance difference using an SSD over a hard drive in a MacBook Pro.

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THE CRU: SSD compared to HDD during gaming

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THE CRU: SSD compared to HDD during gaming

on ‎04-10-2014 01:38 PM
Posted By Brad_TheCru Posts: 35 Registered 05-02-2012

This is a quick video showing a side by side comparison of SSD vs. HDD on Mac and PC.

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How to clone an mSATA or M.2 SSD

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How to clone an mSATA or M.2 SSD

on ‎03-08-2014 01:55 PM
Posted By Dom_TheCru Posts: 33 Registered 05-02-2012

SSD installation kits for laptops generally include a USB to SATA cable so you can temporarily connect the new SSD via USB while you clone your OS and data from your existing drive.


The difficulty is that these cloning kits are designed for 2.5” drives with a standard SATA connector and do not fit onto mSATA or M.2 SSDs. Here's what you can do...

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Cloning with Acronis TrueImage HD

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Cloning with Acronis TrueImage HD

on ‎02-14-2014 09:13 AM
Posted By Matt_TheCru Posts: 11 Registered 07-09-2013

Acronis TrueImage HD, currently being included in our desktop and laptop install kits, can quickly and easily clone one drive to another. Here is a video of it in action.

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THE CRU: To TRIM, or Not to TRIM on a Mac SSD

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THE CRU: To TRIM, or Not to TRIM on a Mac SSD

on ‎02-14-2014 09:00 AM
Posted By Brad_TheCru Posts: 35 Registered 05-02-2012

A common question customers ask is "should I enable TRIM on my Mac"? Doing this requires a 3rd-party program, or you can also enter some terminal commands.

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How to Secure Erase an SSD

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How to Secure Erase an SSD

on ‎01-27-2014 10:24 AM
Posted By Dom_TheCru Posts: 33 Registered 05-02-2012

Secure Erase is a function of the SSD firmware that deletes all the cells on an SSD and restores it to factory default and performance.

 

If you need to permanently delete everything from your SSD or if you are aiming to restore the performance to what it was when you first got the SSD you can follow these steps...

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How to install an SSD into a Mac Pro

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How to install an SSD into a Mac Pro

on ‎01-27-2014 05:22 AM
Posted By Dom_TheCru Posts: 33 Registered 05-02-2012

This quick video shows how to install a 2.5" SSD into a 2008-2012 Mac Pro using an Icy Dock SATA drive converter

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Virtual Memory - Settings and Suggestions

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Virtual Memory - Settings and Suggestions

on ‎12-09-2013 03:42 PM
Posted By Matt_TheCru Posts: 11 Registered 07-09-2013

Here are some guidelines and instructions to tweaking Virtual Memory in Windows.

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How to get performance and stability from your gaming memory

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How to get performance and stability from your gaming memory

on ‎11-14-2013 10:55 AM
Posted By Dom_TheCru Posts: 33 Registered 05-02-2012

Ever found yourself having to settle for stock speed and timings in order for your system to run stable, even though you paid extra for performance memory? Does your system crash or BSOD whenever you try and increase the performance of your memory?

 

This guide provides some steps to help get the best performance from your gaming memory while maintaining stability.

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How to update the Crucial M500 firmware in a Mac

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How to update the Crucial M500 firmware in a Mac

on ‎11-13-2013 08:21 AM
Posted By Brad_TheCru Posts: 35 Registered 05-02-2012

Here is a quick video showing how to update the Crucial M500 firmware on a Mac.

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How to copy and restore a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition in Mac

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How to copy and restore a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition in Mac

on ‎10-16-2013 12:12 PM
Posted By Brad_TheCru Posts: 35 Registered 05-02-2012

Here is a video for how to copy a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition on a Mac.  This process does take some time, but it is better than reinstalling all of your programs and applications.

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Introduction to Anti-virus Programs

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Introduction to Anti-virus Programs

on ‎10-15-2013 01:31 PM
Posted By Jim_TheCru Posts: 11 Registered 05-02-2012

Hello all,

 

This is Jim from the CRU, I would like to introduce myself, I have been in the computer industry for the past 15 years. I have been removing viruses and other such malware from computers for the past 10 years, as a last resort I will do a clean install to remove a virus or malware, this has happened a total of 5 times in the past 10 years. I find computer related problems and/or issues as a mental challenge, I hope you all enjoy the video and I welcome your value added comments and questions. 

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How to clone Mac OS X using Disk Utility

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How to clone Mac OS X using Disk Utility

on ‎10-15-2013 08:34 AM
Posted By Brad_TheCru Posts: 35 Registered 05-02-2012

Here is a quick video showing the steps to clone Mac OS X using Disk Utility.

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SSDs in non-PCs and Accessorie​s

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SSDs in non-PCs and Accessorie​s

on ‎09-30-2013 03:47 PM
Posted By Matt_TheCru Posts: 11 Registered 07-09-2013

As SSDs have matured as a storage medium, we've had feedback from a number of people using them in non-PC devices or PC accessories for which extensive testing had not been done at launch. Following is a few of the more common devices we've had users reporting to us on, as well as some of the expected gains and confirmed pitfalls of these options.

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