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What is Pagefile, and how to adjust it

Written on October 22, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Pagefile or Virtual Memory is a critical part of Windows. This article will explain why along with how to adjust if you encounter errors or issues


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Samsung Magician's Hot SSDs Aren't Actually All That Hot

Written on July 23, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

SSDs are reporting as overheating in Samsung Magician, is it real or is it make believe.


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Configuring Software RAID within Windows 10

Written on April 20, 2021 by William George

Most computer users have no need for more than a single drive in their computer, or perhaps a few individual drives if additional storage space is required. There are certain workflows and use cases where features of a RAID - like larger total volume capacity or data redundancy - may be extremely helpful. For large arrays, redundant boot drives, or advanced RAID modes we strongly recommend using a dedicated hardware controller card, but for simple configurations like mirroring or pooling there are options within Windows 10 which can be used without needing special hardware. This guide will cover a couple of those options and how to set them up.


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Top Data Transfer Speed Slowdowns - USB

Written on February 5, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Transferring files from USB to an internal drive is something we all do but occasionally transfer speeds will slowdown to the point they're barely usable. There are a litany of causes so we will focus on the most common and their respective solutions.


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To Backup or Not to Backup (Backup of course!!)

Written on January 19, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

A summarized view of what backups are and why they are important along with our recommendation on what to backup and how.


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Should I Upgrade My Puget Systems Desktop?

Written on September 25, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

As a system ages your daily tasks may become increasingly difficult. Deciding whether to upgrade the components or move to an entirely new system can be daunting, hopefully this article will help.


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Reduce Downtime With These Backup Components

Written on February 7, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Basic guide to what backup parts you could have on hand in case of failure.


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Windows 10 1903 Feature Update

Written on January 23, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 version 1903 will release soon, and with it comes a new 'feature' they are referring to as "reserved storage". This reserved storage will ensure proper performance and successful updates, hopefully eliminating the possibility of another data loss like the 1809 update fiasco.


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Windows 10 Drive Partitions

Written on July 9, 2018 by Ben Nelson

Have you ever wondered why your hard drive is split up into different partitions? This article will explain in depth the different kinds of drive partitions, how to split up a drive into different sections, and what partitions to expect when installing and operating in Windows 10.


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Failure transferring large blocks of data between Glyph drive and internal HDD

Written on June 12, 2018 by Chad Warmenhoven

Recently we have noticed an issue when transferring data between mechanical drives and the Glyph Studio Raid external device. Specifically the issue pertains to large folders with numerous subfolders. In our initial testing it would appear that the data size is irrelevant beyond a few GB and mostly revolves around the number of subfolders.


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When to use Windows 10 Recovery Options

Written on May 25, 2018 by Ben Nelson

Experiencing the well known blue screen of death, dramatic slowdowns, software instability, or simply want to know your options for restoring your Windows 10 system? This article will go over the recovery options available within Windows 10 to return your system to a stable point. Knowing WHICH restore option to use to when, will help get your system back up and running quickly and efficiently.


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How to find out if your drive is failing

Written on September 5, 2017 by Ben Nelson

At Puget Systems, we use a couple free drive diagnostic tools to tell us if there are issues with solid state drives and hard disk drives. Some of the programs that will be summarized include disk error checking tool, Samsung Magician, and Crystal Disk Info.