Always check a SATA drive’s jumper settings

I made a quick video that shows you why it's always important to check a SATA drive's jumper settings. Many of us assume that since we're dealing with SATA, not PATA/IDE drives, the jumper settings are no longer important. After all, the Master/Slave relationship no longer applies to the SATA model. Not so. The jumper [...]

Storage drops below 9 cents per gigabyte

I see that Newegg.com lists the Seagate 1.5TB SATA hard drive for $129.99 with free shipping. Sure, it's an OEM drive, which means it's not boxed, but who cares? Do you realize what this means? It means you're paying $0.086 per terabyte gigabyte. Storage has become even cheaper -- unthinkably cheap. The previous relevant price [...]

Price wars are bad for everyone

I believe a lot in equitable pricing. A product's price should be able to net its creator a decent profit -- not a huge profit, not a tiny profit, because that makes it hard to go on, and certainly not a loss. That's why I'm really annoyed with the recent price wars in the hardware [...]