Posts Tagged ‘hard-disk’

Windows 7 and SSDs

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Price and memory capacity are the main things that are holding me back from going the SSD route …

Ed Bott has published a very interesting article today about the benefits of running Windows 7 on a solid state hard disk (SSD).  He wanted to test the real-world benefits, if there are any, of upgrading to an SSD on which to install your copy of Windows.


Baobab – Disk Usage Analyzer for GNOME

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Here’s an interesting tool for Linux users …

If you are looking for a tool that can give you a graphical, interactive representation of what is taking up all of that hard disk space on your Linux machine, look no further than Baobab. Baobab (also a tree native to Madagascar) is a graphical, menu-driven viewer that allows you to get a birds eye view of what is on your hard drive. It’s a tool similar to that of Windirstat and can examine the entire file system or specific directories within the hierarchy. Baobab gives the user real-time updates on any changes to the filesystem and even watches for mounted and unmounted drives (so you can keep a close watch on those precious drives and file systems).