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Tag Archives: shutdown

Should You Shut Down Your Mac Laptop at Night?

You can power off or shut down your Mac laptop, of course. Should you do it every night? Once a week? Never? Let’s consider it. Some people leave their Macs running 24/7, while others shut them down the minute they’re...

UPS

Work From Home Essentials: Choosing a UPS for Your Computer System

I’ve always used a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to protect my Mac and peripherals from loss of power, electrical surges, brownouts, and noise and glitches on the power coming into my Mac. Having this basic protection had likely kept me from losing data when power failures occurred, extended the life of my Mac, and allowed me to laugh in the face of danger, or at least the thunderstorm heading our way. A UPS is something that everyone should have to protect his or her computer(s) and equipment. In this Rocket Yard guide, we’ll take a look at UPS basics, features, and how to size a UPS for your needs

Thailand Flood Update: It May Be Longer Than We Thought.

We know that, to some, we seem to be talking about the Thailand situation an awful lot. However, since the flooding has affected hard drive production, that impacts the entire industry and we figure it’s better to let you know...

Thailand Floods & The Resulting Consequences

Let's face it: the recent flooding situation in Thailand and the imminent hard drive shortage has many of us concerned, as approximately 40-50% of the world's hard disk drives are manufactured in the affected areas. With production halted, suppliers and...

Thailand Floods Affecting Hard Drive Availability & Prices – UPDATE

Last Tuesday, we told you about how flooding in Thailand may affect hard drive prices and availability. One week later, things aren’t looking so good. We mentioned that Western Digital’s Thailand plants are mostly underwater from the flooding. Those two...