How to Make a CD or DVD Case from a Sheet of Paper

Many people just stack their CDs or DVDs and leave them laying out, exposed to many hazards. While these optical disc formats do have a certain amount of redundancy so that a disc player can recover lost information, leaving them exposed without some protection will put your videos, music, or data at greater risk that is necessary. Protection as simple as a paper cover can prevent contamination, nicks, or scratches in the disc surface. Preservation of discs is important and not at all difficult. In addition to, protecting the discs, the appearance of your storage location can be greatly...

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How to Quickly Fix DVD Drive Problems

It is so frustrating when you’re ready to watch a movie, play a game, or install a program, but you can’t because the DVD drive isn’t working. Here is a quick run down of how to get the drive working again. Find the category below that applies to the issue you having with the DVD drive, and follow the suggestions for determining the problem. Hopefully, you will be back on track and leave the frustration behind. Even installing a new DVD drive isn’t that hard. Of course, if you have trouble with a DVD drive, the first thing to try is another DVD. If the problem seems to be with a particular...

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Complete Guide to External Hard Drive Enclosures

What Is an External Hard Drive Enclosure? External Hard Drive Enclosures are used to make an internal hard drive external by enclosing it in a case. Hard drive enclosures can provide many benefits; one such benefit is giving traditional internal hard drives portability. It is easy to transfer data to an external hard drive on most computers and operating systems. Using an external hard drive will also reduce the probability of data loss or data corruption. In addition, data can be backed up and archived on an external hard drive so that it doesn’t take up any additional space on your...

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The History of the USB Flash Drive

Computer users have come to rely on USB flash drives. Whether they call them jump drives, thumb drives, or pen drives, they have become an invaluable tool for storing and transporting data. No more clumsy floppy disks prone to failure. USB flash drives have made them obsolete. USB flash drives are NAND-type flash memory data storage devices that connect to a computer through a USB interface. Flash drives are small and light, plus they plug and unplug from the computer easily. Most importantly, they can be written to thousands, if not millions, of times. Early USB Flash Drives NAND flash...

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Seven Practical 3D Printing Objects You Can Use

With the emergence of desktop 3D printers for the consumer market, we have seen some pretty amazing and interesting 3D objects you can print with a 3D printer. Here’s a list of practical 3D objects you can use at home for everyday use. 1) Roll Top Box Work Found at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33296 gabrielfp   This is one type of 3D printed furniture you can make – roll top box. This 3d printed roll top box is a great way to store and organize your knickknacks, toys or anything else you can think of. 2) Archimedean Pencil Holders Work Found at...

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Types of 3D Printing Materials

There is a wide range of 3D printing materials that are currently available in the industrial market and that is being developed for the consumer market. Here is an overview of 3D printing materials that are available across all 3D printing technologies, which include plastics, metals, ceramics and various other 3D materials. Plastics / Polymers 3D Materials Plastics or polymers are the most common type of 3D material used, especially for desktop 3D printers. Plastics are used by both industrial and consumer markets. In the consumer market, a desktop 3D printer heats the plastic filament to...

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