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In short you can explain an SSD (Solid State Drive) as modern HDD (Hard Disk Drive). What's the difference then? Maybe the functions are almost same but there are some big differences between the two. Go through the post to clear the concept . . .

What's an SSD A solid state drive or SSD is a storage device that uses non volatile flash memory along with necessary controller and chipset to store the data. It's somewhat like RAM, but unlike RAM it can store data for a long period of time. 
An SSD drive is considered to be more durable and stable in that sense - There is no moving parts i.e. platters, spindle, R/W head etc. which are available in traditional HDD.  

Advantages of SSD over HDD If you use SSD as your primary boot device instead of HDD then you may get the following advantages -  Faster performanceLower power consumptionBetter vibration resistanceLower heat No noiseIn short we can say, SSD is more durable and stable than traditional HDD. 

After installing SSD, you will…

IcoFX Portable Free Download !!


IcoFX Portable Free Download


IcoFx is a professional icon and cursor editing tool - an all in one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. This is a small but smart tool. Numerous features has been added to this software. But all these features are not my concern. I'm just gonna show how to convert image into icon using this tool. 


Before I start, could you please remember or at least have a look at the following posts? 


Show Custom Picture on Pen Drive!!!



About two years ago, I published this post. It's a very cool trick. Most of the users were able to apply this to their flash drives. But some of them couldn't. Because they failed to create a proper icon of their desired images. Then I wrote another post.


Convert Image into Icon Online!



It's an online tool. It's quite handy. But sometimes you may need to work offline where no connection is available. And it doesn't have much customization capacity. That's why I'm writing about IcoFX Portable. 


System Requirements

It's compatible with any running version of Windows with no special requirement. But you should be skilled enough to operate this tool. It's interface is little bit confusing I think! 


Let's start by downloading the file (It's free of stupid Ads!).




It's a zipped file. After downloading the file your should unzip it first. Then install IcoFx Portable for one time. Choose a proper location to install. It shouldn't be the drive C:\, I mean the booting drive. Choose a different disk other than your Windows installation directory.  

Now go to the folder where you've installed the software. Find IcoFX Portable. You can create a shortcut either on Desktop, Taskbar or Start menu to ensure easy access to this soft. 


Let's convert image into icon. Run IcoFX Portable. Go to the File menu and hit on the Import Image (Press Ctrl+M). Now find and select an image from your hard drive. At the New Image window, select your desired colors and size. If you don't understand the options, keep it default. And then hit OK. 


IcoFX Color and Size Options



Now you will get a new window named Advanced Import. Crop or resize your image if necessary and hit OK. We're almost done! 

IcoFX Crop and Resize Option


Look below the Menu bar. There are both Windows and Apple Icon. Hit on the Windows icon to create icon for PC or hit on the Apple icon to create icon for Mac. 


Windows and Mac Option at IcoFX


Now choose your prefereces regarding color and size. Then hit OK again. 


Icon Formats for Windows in IcoFX


Finally save the icon. Choose .ico format for Windows and .icns for Mac. Have you got it? Please comment . . . :)


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