In the past, there was no way to know when a hard drive would fail. Now, however, many drives are outfitted with a technology known as S.M.A.R.T, yet few people know what S.M.A.R.T is, how it works, or what to do when they receive a S.M.A.R.T message. Here are answers to some common questions about S.M.A.R.T.
Q: What is S.M.A.R.T?
A: S.M.A.R.T is an acronym for "self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology." It's essentially an early-warning system built in to many...
Inkjet photo printers can last for years - or they can cause trouble within months of purchase. When there's trouble, a defective part can sometimes be the culprit. Just as often, though, problems arise because the printers are not maintained properly. As much as we'd all like to set our printers up and forget about them, inkjets are finicky, so knowledge of just how to care for them can go a long way toward helping your printer give you years of beautiful prints.