Solid State Drives (SSD) Explained - Everything you need to know about making a decision in performance based storage
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What is a SSD (Solid State Drive)? SSD is the acronym for Solid State Drive. SSD's are highly reliable storage devices that use solid-state memory to store data. An SSD emulates a hard disk drive and is available in the typical interfaces IDE,... Read More
What are NEMA and IP ratings?
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NEMA Ratings and IP Equivalency Chart NEMA and IP have established a range of standards for electrical equipment enclosures. For more detailed and complete information, NEMA Standards Publication 250. You can reach the National... Read More
What is the difference between USB and Firewire?
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USB VS FireWire The ever-present Universal Serial Bus (USB) is now a standard feature on virtually every new PC. The "jack-of-all-trades" ... Read More
What is Gigabit Ethernet?
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Breakneck speed on the Ethernet highway In short, Gigabit Ethernet is the same Ethernet that we already know and use, but 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet and 100 times faster than Ethernet. It also supports ... Read More
WHAT IS A "U" or more specifically a "RACK UNIT"?
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As in 1U, 2U, 4U ... etc A "Rack Unit" or "U" is an Electronic Industries Alliance or more commonly "EIA" standard measuring unit for rack mount type equipment. This term has become more prevalent in recent times due to the proliferation... Read More
A clear understanding of today’s video signals
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Understanding the differences between Composite Video, S-Video and Component Video With the growth of home theatre, video cameras and the consumer electronics market many of today's computers and... Read More
Common CPUs - Benchmarks
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For reference on the speed/performance of CPUs that Stealth uses please refer to this chart below from Passmark which benchmarks a wide range of CPUs from the very latest Intel processor all the way down to older Pentium 3's. If you can see this... Read More
What Is RoHS?
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What is it and why I should care by Ray Franklin, RoHSwell.com RoHS stands for Restriction of use of Hazardous Substances (ref. 1). The acronym is pronounced Rose, Roz,... Read More
What is 64 Bit Computing?
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The future is upon us in microprocessor technology AMD, Intel, Microsoft, and Apple, all agree that 64-bit processors matter for two reasons; memory and processing power. One of the... Read More
What is Wi-Fi or 802.11?
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Wi-Fi is short for Wireless Fidelity, Wi-Fi is a user-friendly name for devices that have been certified by (WECA) Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance to... Read More
What is a Watchdog Timer?
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A watchdog timer is a piece of hardware, often built into a Single Board Computer (SBC) or embedded PC that can cause a reset when it determines that the system has either hung up or is no longer executing the correct sequence of code. A... Read More
SCSI - The Ins and Outs - A brief overview
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What does the term "SCSI" mean? The term "SCSI" (pronounced "scuzzy") Small Computer System Interface, the technology interface is mostly used to connect mass-storage devices such as hard disk drives, tape devices and CD-drives but is also often... Read More
How will fanless computers benefit you?
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Cooling fans draw in dirt and dust from their operating environments potentially causing catastrophic failures and/or costly interruptions and downtime. Stealth's Fanless PCs are engineered to dissipate heat by utilizing the rugged aluminium... Read More