Rack vs Blade vs Tower Servers

When deciding on which server to invest in, space, performance, scalability, budget and initial specifications are all important factors to consider. Read on for a simple guide on the advantages and limitations of rack, blade and tower servers. We’ll help you find which type best fits your requirements. Rack Server Standardised rack servers are measured in units (U’s) that are […]

Upgrade your Mac

Upgrade your Mac, with Bytestock Everyone knows about Apple right? No not the fruit, the massive tech brand based out of California. In recent years, the number of Apple customers has grown year on year. And while that’s great for the company, the customers are often left with no room for negotiation. Not able to […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Workstation

Laptop or desktop workstation? Which is right for your remote teams? There’s a good chance you’re reading this on a laptop screen. With a huge amount of us now working remotely, laptops have become the default work machines for more and more people. And what’s not to like? They’re mobile, lightweight and compact, so you’re not confined to one working space. However, […]

A guide to purchasing a server for a small business

Purchasing a server for your small business Choosing a server to meet the ever-growing demands of modern business can be a challenge. The list of decisions to be made and factors to consider can feel overwhelming – how much storage do I need? An 8 core or 12 core processor? Should I get a dedicated graphics card? Do I […]

5 Reasons to Choose Bytestock

Bytestock is one of Europe’s largest stockists of new and refurbished IT hardware, and have been supplying bespoke solutions to SME’s and corporations across the world for over 15 years. With over £6M in stock at any one time, we offer the highest-quality, refurbished IT hardware. Here are 5 reasons why Bytestock is the preferred supplier of IT hardware to thousands of companies across the world: 1. Save […]

The Basics of RAM

Basics of RAM

Random Access Memory (RAM), commonly referred to as just ‘memory’, is a high-speed component that temporarily stores information the CPU needs to work its way through. The data stored in RAM can be accessed within milliseconds, unlike hard-drives which work on sequential access. RAM helps prevent the CPU from having to dig through the hard-drive or SSD every time a command is given, meaning it can process instructions as […]

SSDs v HDDs – Which is Best For You?


Everyone knows the issue: you’re working along on your PC when, suddenly, a small notification pops up; “Your hard drive is almost full”. You try clearing out the hard drive to free up some space but, even after removing those old photos and random video files, you’re still not able to save that presentation you’ve been working on for the last 3 hours. It’s time for […]

CPU and GPU – What’s The Difference?

CPU v GPU - What's the difference?

CPU  Responsible for processing and executing instructions, the central processing unit (CPU) communicates with other parts of your device and is vital to the computing process. The CPU has 3 stages – to fetch, decode, and execute an instruction. The instructions come from the user or active software programs, from starting up, shutting down, and everything in-between. It performs the arithmetical, logical, […]

What is a CPU Processor?

What is a CPU Processor?

A CPU (Central Processing Unit), or simply ‘processor’, is the core component of any computing device; the brain, if you will. It sits in a socket on the system’s motherboard and processes the billions of calculations required to run a computer. It works alongside the other components, including the memory (RAM), which temporarily stores information […]