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Storage Devices

Storage Devices

Storage Devices USB Drives While solid state drives (SSDs) remain relatively expensive for the amount of storage on offer, standard USB external hard drives are becoming better and better value. Prices continue to tumble, and capacities increase. The decision you need to make is whether you’re worried about portability when buying an external drive. If you aren’t, you can consider larger and heavier 3.5-inch drives. These give you a lot more storage for your money and are faster, so you can read and write to them quicker – USB hard drives range up to 4TB in sizeand larger. USB Memory sticks offer the same with a better portability aspect, sizes up to 2TB but more expensive than traditional drives. USB drives also offer backup facilities.  Speak with us. Network Attached Storage (NAS) We all know we can connect a USB External Hard Drive to our computer and immediately create additional storage for data or backup, but when it comes to efficient data management, there is perhaps a better way… NAS is a system consisting of 1 or more hard drives, an Ethernet connection and an operating system.  This system connects to your network, allowing those on the network to access and share files from a central location, along with a bunch of other helpful stuff.  Sharing, file permissions and remote access.  Additional Hard drives can be added to the unit to create space and RAID arrays as fault tolerance should a drive fail. Hard drives SATA & SAS Spindle hard drives offer large capacity (up to 8TB) and relativity inexpensive, SATA drives come in either 3.5″ (desktop/server) or 2.5″ for laptops....
Printers

Printers

Printers Network Laser Printers So why get a laser printer rather than a cheaper inkjet printer? The main advantages of laser printers are speed, precision and economy. A laser can move very quickly, so it can “write” with much greater speed than an ink jet. And because the laser beam has an unvarying diameter, it can draw more precisely, without spilling any excess ink.  Laser printers are commonly black for text based printing cutting costs of additional wasted colour toners.  Network capabilities allow it to be shared across a network easily, modern printers also allow printing from mobile devices. Inkjet Printers HP introduced its Officejet Pro X range of printers last year as something of a revolution in inkjet printing. A direct rival to small workgroup laser printers, the Officejet Pro X is aimed at offices, but with the extra advantages of inkjet. Like the other printers in the range, it has a printhead – or more precisely 10 overlapping heads – which run the full width of the paper, so the head doesn’t have to scan from side to side, and only the paper moves. This gives the printer a very significant speed boost, overtaking all but the fastest laser printers.  The devices can print up to 70PPM and run can be half the cost of a laser black/colour printing wise. Sheet feeders allow multiple pages to be feed in and scanned at once.  Many printers come with Duplex allowing printing on both sides of the paper cutting down costs and environmental impacts. Full height Laser printers Full height workcentre printers are typically used for volume printing, they offer multiple...