Gadget Myths You Need to Know
A bigger hard drive
Most people never use all the space on their hard drive, but
more importantly, a faster computer is much more enjoyable. So, if you are looking at a conventional 1TB
hard drive or a 256 gigabyte solid-state, go with the solid-state. It is much faster.
I can completely wipe
data off my computer
When you delete a file from your computer, the file is
actually still there. It is waiting to
be overwritten when your computer needs the space where it is located. Today’s solid-state drives are even harder to
remove all the data. Something can
always be missed even when you buy a program designed to wipe them clean. So, sell these only if you know there isn’t anything
important on them.
You need to shut down
your computer at night
Computer parts last just as long today regardless if they are shut down
or not nightly. Also, most backups and
updates can be scheduled at night when you aren’t in front of your
I need to let my
gadget batteries drain to zero before recharging
That was true with older batteries. Those were Nickel-Cadmium batteries. All modern gadgets use Lithium-ion
batteries. Actually, L-ion batteries
last longer if you don’t let them drain all the way down. Keep them between 40%-80%. These batteries have a sensor in them that
continually shows the actual charge % remaining in the battery.
Every 3-4 months let the battery run down to the serious
battery warning and then charge it all the way back to full. This will reset the sensor to accurately show
your battery %.
*This is different from calibrating your battery for maximum
performance. Check out THIS LINK if you want to know that.
You shouldn’t charge
your gadget over night
No worries. Today’s electronics automatically stop charging
before your battery overcharges.
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