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How does Computer Hardware Work?

Branch Education takes us on a 3D animated adventure to every piece of computer hardware inside a desktop computer. You’ll also see a nanoscopic view of the transistors inside the CPU and GPU. This video is like a biology dissection lab; instead, we’re opening up a computer and seeing all the various computer hardware inside.

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Hardware

How RAID Works

What is RAID and how does it work? Why would you use RAID and what are the benefits in terms of performance and reliability? Dave Explains mirroring, striping, JBOD, RAID levels, and ZFS.

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Hardware

How do SSDs Work?

In this video, take a look at the inside of the memory storage microchip. This same microchip is used to store data in solid-state drives, or SSDs in your computer, in tablets, and inside flash drives. The technology is called VNAND or V-NAND, and it’s incredible how engineers were able to fit such an insane […]

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Hardware

A single server with over a PETABYTE of storage!

Linus builds a single server with over a PETABYTE of storage (1200TB)?!

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Windows

Supercharging Windows Disk Speeds

Retired Microsoft engineer Davepl explains how to add L2 Cache to a Windows system, such as Optane in front of NvME, or NvME in front of SATA. Radically increase your disc performance with a new approach to disc caching not previously available for Windows! Dave explains the how and why before showing you step by […]

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Hardware

A Look at Big Old Expensive Servers

Recently, I heard a term for companies (specifically IT leaders) who actively resist the move to the cloud – “Server Huggers.” But, what exactly are they are clinging on to?  This Does Not Compute shows you.

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