Hard Drive Enclosure

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.

Click the following link to view the Sabrent 2.5 inch SATA to USB enclosure on Amazon https://amzn.to/3HXmJpY

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Hard Disc Enclosure

Laptop Recommendation

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.

HP Pavilion 15.6″ Laptop PC 15-eh0007sa, Touch Screen, AMD Ryzen 3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD, Natural silver

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Recommended laptop – Dell Inspiron 15 3000 15.6″ with AMD Ryzen 5, 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM.

I’m often asked for recommendations for laptops. Here’s one I recommended today for general day-to-day use.

https://amzn.to/2Vktz63 Click the link to see it on Amazon.

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Product Review: Dymo LetraTag LT-100H Label Maker. Handheld Label Maker Machine. Ideal for Office or Home

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.

In all, I reecommend this and would buy another.

Amazon Links:

Label Maker https://amzn.to/3r7XQAB
Third party labels https://amzn.to/36EbSk5
Bulk Pack of Amazon Basics AA Batteries https://amzn.to/3wJkmRs

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USB Printer Cable Recommendation

USB printer cables are pretty basic, but you still want one that isn’t cheaply made. I’ve bought and used many Amazon Basics USB cables over the years.

If you need a USB cable to connect your computer to your printer, here’s one that will do the job nicely. It’s six feet long (shorter ones are usually more expensive). Click the following text: Amazon Basics 7HUA usb 2.0 A-Male to B-Male cable.

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