Storage

Upgrade Your Storage – What A SSD Means For You

SSD vs. HDD Technical terms can get overwhelming, especially in the IT industry, and when they contain too many three-letter acronyms. Like, SSD, which stands for Solid State Drives. These SSDs can be purchased...

Dropbox sets no limit for desktop file storage

    Dropbox announced a new initiative at their Open conference on Tuesday called Project Infinite. Project Infinite utilizes a new interface that allows users to see all of the files they have stor...

SimpleNote-The Free Note Taking App

For those of you who like to take notes or keep track of items SimpleNote is a cool cloud based note keeping app.  I use it on my iphone as well as on my pc and mac.  It stores your data, and you simply have to...

Western Digital launching Worlds first 5mm 2.5-inch Hard Drive

If you didn’t think your hard drives could get any smaller, you would be wrong. Western Digital is now shipping a new 5mm 2.5 hard drives. The target for these new devices is for the ever more present ultra-boo...

Smallest External Hard Drive

Looking for a desktop drive that won’t take up a lot of space? Look no further, we here at bva found the smallest external hard drive. And what is even better? It’s on sale. The LaCie Minimus 3 TB E...

Symantec Introduces Backup Exec 3600 Appliance

Symantec has recently release a backup exec appliance called the Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance.  Here are some specifications. It is an all-in-one solution pre-packaged with Backup Exec 2010 Includes 5.5...

Windows Live Mesh and Skydrive

A couple of components that are mostly overlooked by many users of Windows Live Essentials (Live Messenger) are the Mesh and Skydrive apps that come standard when when you install Windows Live Essentials: Other...

IBM Watson at Cancer Center

IBM’s Watson supercomputer may be best known for single-handedly beating “Jeopardy!” game show champs but IBM has taken it one step further which is proving to be a huge benefit for the health...

Hyper-V: Shrinking a VHD

If you are using Hyper-V virtual machine, with thin provisioned (or dynamic) virtual disks, you may find yourself needing to compact those virtual disk files (.VHD) to reclaim free space. Typically you would co...