If you need an adapter for an old laptop hard disk to convert it to a portable hard disk for use as additional storage or backup, here is my current recommendation. I’ve actually bought and paid for one of these and used it myself.
After spending a few hours researching what’s available, I can now recommend a suitable laptop.
This is not a budget laptop. This laptop has better specifications than cheaper laptops, so it should continue to give you a good user experience as Windows gets more updates and software and websites get more complicated and need more resources to work.
Here’s the one I recommend for home use and general day-to-day activities. Click the text below to see the laptop on Amazon.
Someone asked me for my recommendation for a label maker. Here’s my response and review of the Dymo LetraTag LT-100H Label Maker.
I’ve bought two of the label makers, one just stopped working one day, so I bought another. I can’t find the emails for the purchases, but I’ve been buying the tapes for them since 2013 or earlier, so two in eight years isn’t bad. I print a lot of labels, so it gets used a lot.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a tape jam, and the label fading seems minimal. I’ve just compared a label from about a month ago to one from a couple of years ago, and the blacks are almost as bold. I use compatible labels, and I do see some slight yellowing with age, but they’re cheap and easy to replace. The labels do fade quickly if they’re on a kid’s lunchbox in the dishwasher though (heat sensitive).
I’ve been getting a ‘battery low’ notice for months, but it still keeps chugging along. I use Amazon Basics batteries, they’re cheap when I buy bulk and last very well.
The only downside is the keyboard is alphabetical, and it’s tricky to find the right punctuation sometimes, but you get used to it, and for most labels it’s not a problem.