Monday, 30 June 2014

Apple Mac Floppy Drives - The Wonder Years

Floppy drives are becoming ever scarce as advancements in technology promotes newer products on the market for improved productivity.

The Lacie YD-U800_FDSK hard drive is one that really does stand out from the pack, based on its luminous appearance and massive uptake within the Mac market segments in years past. Although not so popular these days, the Lacie YD-U800 still hold its value as it seems to look better with the passing of each month.

We believe there will be a time where these Lacie YD-U800 floppy disk drives will become a vintage relic of unbelievable high value.

The Lacie YD-8U00 - 3.5 "USB Floppy Drive is mostly promoted for Apple Power Mac G3, G4, and G5 Mac Pro models although you can easily use it on laptops and PCs too.

When was the last time anyone used a laptop floppy disk to read or store information, even if it is just for fun?

Important Features of the Lacie YD-U800 Floppy Disk (or Floppy SuperDrive???)

So, the official sales pitch may be presented like this: The Lacie YD-U800  floppy drive easily boasts a standard USB connector and a flat external 3.5 inch floppy diskette drive with a transparent case finish.

This USB floppy drive is suitable for older styles Power Mac and iMac models, including Power Mac G3, iMac 1st generation and the iBook G3 clamshell design.

The Lacie YD-8U00 floppy drive drive read and writes to standard 3.5 "HD floppy diskettes should also work on PC although this test has not been carried out.

So What Exactly Does a Floppy Drive Looks Like - New School Techie Help Given Here.

There are really not many of these floppy drives around anymore, but we successfully founr one that we would like to promote. If you have never seen a floppy drive, perhaps we can encourage you to look at this Lacie YD-U800 US Floppy Drive for inspiration and knowledge.

We have to stop this post here now, as this post was only meant to introduce the YD-U800 USB floppy drive.

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Solid State Hard Drive Concepts

The idea of using a solid state hard drive in your mac presents an interesting solid rock concept, not readily accepted by many IT professionals.

Solid Rock IT UK offers same day onsite SSD hard drive upgrade services for individuals and businesses across London, with qualified engineers to help with hardware replacement every step of the way. Because we are Solid Rock, then hard drive upgrade for solid state devices fits our profile perfectly.

Which SSD Hard Drive to Choose to Upgrade your Computer?

Now, there are different capacity SSD Drive and with recent development in technology, their speeds have also been increasing drastically to keep up with demands for rich media and higher data read/write speed requirements.

If you are planning a hard drive upgrade from traditional mechanical to the state of the art (Solid State Device - SSD - then, Solid Rock IT UK may be your best bet for advice, support and services.

What Does SSD Hard Drive Looks Like?

For those not familiar with the look or concept of SSD hard drive, we've included an image to align your imagination.
SSD Hard Drive Upgrade for Speed and Capacity Needs

Devices that Uses SSD Hard Drives

SSD Hard Drive is gradually becoming the preferred choice for faster starting computers, laptops and Apple Macs. Where the traditional 3.5 inch SSD Hard drive is not available, users and technical support personnel have find easy alternatives to bridge this gap by using 2.5" SSD with internally mounted Caddies.

This concept work really well, making SSD an even greater hit among those would would not otherwise consider this as an option due to cost and installation complexities. Moreover, SSD Hard Drive has been improving in stability, thereby making the need to rely on traditional mechanical hard drive less favourable.

Solid Rock IT UK has a SSD Hard Drive Upgrade scheme for the next few months and it would be good for you to let us help you. to find out how we can upgrade your SSD hard drive to match your GB capacity and speed requirements, simply contact us on 07951 878 703. alternatively Get your SSD Hard Drive Upgrade Quote today.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Printer Setup and Troubleshooting - 5 Quick Tips

Printer Setup is meant to be a straight forward activity, but at times, this is not always easily achieved. Learn the basics for printer setup on your Apple Mac or Windows machine and start printing document like a pro on the go.

For those Techy Pros who have already set up their printer but are having issues when printing, see below for some troubleshooting tips you can try.

  • Check and make sure that your printer is plugged in, turned on and has paper in its tray.
  • Check that the display light shows normal status.
  • Turn your printer off and then turn it on again and check if printing is now possible. 
  • If alerts are displayed on your printer, check the original documentation or visit the manufacturer's website for known issues mentioned.
  • If the printer continue to display faults after all the above steps are taken, it may make sense to contact the printer manufacturer for further assistance.

Windows and Apple Mac Printer Troubleshooting Tips

Solid Rock IT UK offers professional Printer Setup and Troubleshooting services for business and residential customers across the globe. 
As long as you have internet connection and your printer is connected to your Apple Mac, Laptop or PC system our engineers can establish remote printer support sessions and help you to successfully resolve the underlying faults being experienced.  

Most printer problems are software related and Solid Rock Application Support can diagnose, identify and resolve the faults so that you are happy about your printer again.

Common Printer Troubleshooting Steps We Recommend

  • Check for Software Update from the App store for Mac printers or the Manufacture's driver package for Windows printers.
  • Refer to the printer's manufacturer for additional support.

To get Professional Printer Support and Troubleshooting help, simply contact us on 07951 878 703 now, alternatively Request Your Printer Quote today. 

Friday, 14 February 2014

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 build 13C59 Release - Gear up for The Download

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 has been developed and almost ready for release to the public for download. Apple has since sent the latest OS X Mavericks version to developers who will conduct essential tests to make sure you have a stable iOS Operating system with minimal bugs to report.

New Features Coming in OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 - What Are They?

The latest OS X Mavericks build comprises relatively minor changes at this point and along with essential security tweaks Apple this iOS version will also integrate FaceTime Audio and iMessage/FaceTime blocking  as solid rock features, which most users are already craving for. Get help for all your Mac Application Support when you need it most, with professional services for residential and business customers globally..

Mac OS X Upgrade and Installation Services for Offices and Homes

Solid Rock IT UK offers a comprehensive range of Mac OS X Upgrade for all Apple Mac laptops and desktop brands. We helped numerous clients upgrade from Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion and Lion to Mavericks and can help with your business or home computers too. To benefit from professional Mac OS X Upgrade, simply call us on 07951 878 703 today or simply Get Your Mac Support Quote.