The First Thing You Do To A Portable Drive When You Buy It

So you decide to buy a new portable hard drive , usb flash drive.

What is the first thing you should do?

Format the drive , that’s right wipe it as you have no idea what is on there and I know companies will try and put some sort of software that they claim may help you but from experience it is far better for you to NOT USE THEIR SOFTWARE.

In some systems it will be incompatible with the operating system , both Windows and Mac.

If you are using it as a backup then both Windows and Mac have built in backup programs and you could always buy a 3rd party program that will give you far less trouble than some out of date piece of software that shipped with that drive.

How Long Do Modem – Routers Last ?

Are you having internet connection issues ?

Do you turn your modem-router on and off to refresh the connection a couple of times a week or is your connection constantly dropping out ?

It is usually time then for a new one.

  • The modem is a device that provides access to the Internet.
  • The modem connects to your ISP, which provides your Internet service
  • The router allows multiple computers to join the same network

In some cases I have found they can last about 2 years on average and we need to remember that they are in effect ” dumb computers ” .

The new wifi routers are all AC ( they have taken over from N , G etc ) now which means the signal they transmit will go further in your home or office.

Should you take the router from your ISP ? In some cases yes , but some are not up to the standard that you can buy.

Who The Hell Are You Adding On Facebook ?

In your suggested friends on Facebook you will sometimes see a ” certain person ” who looks “fetching” and you think you should add them as a friend.

They appeared in your feed because someone else has added them and they will normally have 1 mutual friend.

Just be careful as you maybe falling for someone that is a ” catfish ” and to quote the urban dictionary 

A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.


So do your research on adding friends on Facebook and other social media platforms as the person you are about to add may not be the person you think they are.