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The success of your students starts with the right supplies. Whether you’re a parent or caregiver with one or more kids in school, or a teacher responsible for an entire classroom, Staples is a one-stop shop for all the school supplies you need. From writing supplies and paper to school tech and furniture, we have everything on your back-to-school list.

Shop by grade

Staples makes it easy to get exactly what your students need by organizing all the essentials by grade. Shop for preschool supplies like learning toys and rest mats, or elementary school supplies for everything your kids need from kindergarten through 5th grade. Our selection of middle school supplies includes more advanced items like planners and scientific calculators, and you can find everything you need for high school in our high school supplies section. Getting ready for college? From dorm essentials to laptops, get everything you need from our selection of college supplies.

All the essentials for school

Whether you want to shop by subject or are looking for furniture and supplies for learning at home, we’ve got the right selection. Browse classroom essentials including cleaning supplies, storage, classroom décor, snacks, and teacher supplies. For everything from school art supplies to calculators, binders, school backpacks, lunch boxes and more, we’ve got what your students need to succeed.

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Whether you’re working from home or outfitting a space for gaming, your comfort is dependent on finding the best chair. At Staples, we provide a broad range of office chairs and seating, so you can find the right fit for you. Select from multifunctional task chairs, computer & desk chairs, drafting stools and more. If you will be using your new chair for multiple hours a day, make sure to get an ergonomic office chair to prevent unnecessary strain.

Comfort, all day long

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If you’re a gamer, you know that a single gaming session can last all day or night. For the best and most comfortable gaming setup, Staples has gaming chairs in colors and styles for everyone. Make sure to match your new chair to an ergonomic gaming desk, the perfect complement for the high-tech gaming computer and accessories you’ve invested in.

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Whether you’re shopping for tech essentials for school, work or anywhere in between, Staples has all the latest products to keep you up to date. Browse our selection of laptops and Chromebooks to find the perfect on-the-go computer for schoolwork, homework, hybrid work, and play. If you’re a gamer, streamer, or work with large files, a gaming laptop or desktop PC might be the best option for you. With installed RAM up to 64GB and up to 2TB SSD, gaming laptops can handle everything from the newest online games to editing audio, films and more. Need more file storage? Increase capacity with an external hard drive.

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If you suffer from seasonal allergies, now is when they are at their worst. Stock up on allergy season’s most important products to keep your home, classroom, and office allergen-free. Start with an air purifier to strip the air of allergens like pollen and pet dander and replace existing air filters for improved air quality. Frequently dust, wipe down hard surfaces, and vacuum carpets and furniture to help eliminate pollen tracked in from outside and dander left behind by pets. When leaving the house, check the pollen count and bring a face mask to help filter the air you breath outside.

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Spring (Cleaning) is in the air

Spring cleaning and decluttering is a tradition meant to refresh our spaces for the year ahead. Staples has everything you need to clear out the clutter, store and organize your belongings, and all the right cleaning supplies.

Clear out the clutter

Start by preparing a checklist and make sure you have all the necessary supplies. Use storage bins and a label maker to make sorting and organizing easier. Prepare extra boxes for donations and trash bags for the things you no longer need. Look for decorative boxes & baskets that will compliment your home’s décor and use them to organize. You can also use closet organizers and storage drawers anywhere they are needed.

Start with the basics

An all-purpose cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloths will clean most surfaces. Use a duster to remove unwanted dirt and furniture polish to revitalize wood surfaces. Upgrade your broom, dustpan, wet mop, and vacuum to make cleaning any type of flooring a breeze.

The nitty gritty

Spring cleaning doesn’t stop there. There’s so much you can do to reset your home:

  • Improve air quality and eliminate pollen and pet dander with a new air purifier and an air freshener with a scent you love.
  • On a sunny day, take the opportunity to clean your windows – you’ll need glass cleaner, a bucket, a squeegee, and paper towels.
  • Have a step stool or ladder on hand to access hard-to-reach places like the tops of cabinets and overhead lighting.
  • Replace broken light bulbs and check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
  • Use drain cleaner to clear up sink and bathtub drains.

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Warum zeigt meine Festplatte eine geringere Speicherkapazität als auf dem Festplatten-Etikett angegeben?

In diesem Artikel wird erklärt, weshalb die Kapazität von Festplatten unter Windows oder älteren macOS-Versionen oft kleiner als angegeben erscheint.

Die Festplattenhersteller vermarkten die Kapazität der Festplatten in Dezimaleinheiten. In Dezimalschreibweise entspricht ein Megabyte (MB) 1.000.000 Byte, ein Gigabyte (GB) Byte und ein Terabyte (TB) Byte.

Programme wie FDISK, das System BIOS, Windows und ältere Versionen von macOS verwenden das binäre Nummerierungssystem. Nach dem binären Nummerierungssystem entspricht ein Megabyte 1.048.576 Byte, ein Gigabyte 1.073.741.824 Byte und ein Terabyte 1.099.511.627.776 Byte.

Formel zur Berechnung der Kapazität

Dezimale Kapazität / 1. 048.576 = binäre Kapazität in MB 
Dezimale Kapazität / 1.073.741.824 = binäre Kapazität in GB
Dezimale Kapazität / 1.099.511.627.776 = binäre Kapazität in TB

Eine 500-GB-Festplatte hat eine Kapazität von ca. 500.000.000.000 Byte (500 x
Bei der binären Gigabyte-Berechnung (500.000.000.000 / 1.073.741.824) werden 500 GB als 465 Gigabyte angezeigt.
Deshalb zeigt Windows eine Festplatte mit 500 GB als 465-GB-Festplatte an.

Eine 5-TB-Festplatte hat eine Kapazität von ca. Byte (5 x
Bei der binären Terabyte-Berechnung ( / 1.099.511.627.776) werden 5 TB als 4,54 Terabyte angezeigt.
Deshalb zeigt Windows eine Festplatte mit 5 TB als 4,54-TB-Festplatte an.

In der nachstehenden Tabelle finden Sie Beispiele der ungefähren Zahlenwerte, die evtl. bei der Festplatte angegeben werden.

Kapazität auf dem Produkt (dezimal) Mac OS X-Leistung (dezimal) Windows-Leistung (binär)
500 GB 500 GB 465 GB
1 TB (1. 000 GB) 1 TB (1.000 GB) 931 GB
2 TB (2.000 GB) 2 TB (2.000 GB) 1,81 TB
3 TB (3.000 GB) 3 TB (3.000 GB) 2,72 TB
4 TB (4.000 GB) 4 TB (4.000 GB) 3,63 TB
5 TB (5.000 GB) 5 TB (5.000 GB) 4,54 TB
6 TB (6.000 GB) 6 TB (6. 000 GB) 5,45 TB
8 TB (8.000 GB) 8 TB (8.000 GB) 7,27 TB
10 TB (10.000 GB) 10 TB (10.000 GB) 9,09 TB
12 TB (12.000 GB) 12 TB (12.000 GB) 10,91 TB
14 TB (14.000 GB) 14 TB (14.000 GB) 12,73 TB
16 TB (16.000 GB) 16 TB (16.000 GB) 14,55 TB
18 TB (18.000 GB) 18 TB (18.000 GB) 16,37 TB
20 TB (20.000 GB) 20 TB (20.000 GB) 18,18 TB


Unten sehen Sie ein Beispiel einer 16-TB-Festplatte unter Windows.


Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Kapazität der 16-TB-Festplatte ( Byte) mit dem dezimalen und binären Wert angegeben wird (roter bzw. blauer Kreis).

Vereinfacht gesagt, entsprechen die dezimale und binäre Schreibweise der gleichen Speicherkapazität. Angenommen, Sie möchten den Abstand zwischen Punkt A und Punkt B messen. Der Abstand von A zu B beträgt 1 Kilometer bzw. 0,621 Meilen. Das heißt, der Abstand ist identisch, kann aber in unterschiedlichen Maßeinheiten angegeben werden.


Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter Dokument-ID: 194563 und beim National Institute of Standards and Technology unter http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html.

Is a 500 GB hard drive enough for gaming

If you’re wondering if a 500 GB hard drive is enough for gaming, the answer is yes!

500 GB of hard drive space will be more than enough to store most of your games.

500 GB may seem like a lot, but it’s actually not that much when you consider how many gigabytes are used daily on devices such as laptops and smartphones.

500 GB can store up to 50,000 photos or 500 hours of music… or five times more than most gamers need!

In this blog post, we will discuss in more detail the question “ Is a 500 GB hard drive enough for gaming? “.


What is a hard drive?

The hard drive is the main component of any computer’s internal storage system. It consists of one or more plates of magnetic material that store information in binary form by changing the orientation of the north and south poles under the influence of a current.

The platter rotates at high speed and the read/write heads move across it, pushed back and forth by electric motors.

Hard drives come in different sizes, but they all have similar characteristics.

This includes storing photos, movies, and music on your hard drive or storage space on your laptop, desktop, and mobile phone. Hard drives are also used to store operating systems, programs, and games.

Is a 500 GB hard drive enough for gaming?

I think a 500 GB hard drive is fine for gaming, but it depends on how big your games are. If you want to store more than three or four games on it, I would recommend getting something bigger.

It’s worth noting that even if you have an external hard drive, you can only transfer 50-65 GB of data to it at a time.

So if you have a 100+ GB game, you’ll have to wait an hour or two for it all to transfer.

However, the speed of search results is usually not affected by the size of the hard drive, so I would not consider this factor as a factor in determining whether to purchase a larger hard drive.

If money is an issue for you and if your computer cannot handle a large hard drive, then I would recommend choosing a smaller hard drive as it will be easier to work with and won’t affect the speed of games or anything, running on your computer.

I think 500 GB is enough for gaming, but if you can afford it, it’s better to immediately purchase a larger disk so as not to return to this issue in the future.

Why does a computer need a hard drive?

Every computer needs a hard drive. Hard drives are the main component of any computer’s internal storage system.

Under the influence of current, the hard drive has platters that store information in binary form, changing their orientation from north to south pole.

A hand attached to a small circuit board reads and writes data to a hard drive found in desktop computers, laptops and cell phones.

The hard drive also has plenty of storage space, allowing you to store your photos, music and games for quick and easy access.

Advantages and disadvantages of the hard disk depending on the volume.

Having a smaller hard drive might seem like the most logical option, but there are some benefits to having more space on your computer’s hard drive. While it’s true that it would be easier to have them all on your desktop in one place, not everyone wants to play games on their primary device. Some gamers prefer desktops because they can be upgraded quickly, and high-end games need a PC that can handle them.

Others prefer to use their laptops and tablets for mobile gaming, but still want to play on their desktop.

There is a simple solution! If your hard drive is low on space, just buy an external hard drive and save all your files on it.

This will allow you to always have all your favorite games with you and will not slow down your computer.

Benefits of a large hard drive:

Increased memory capacity, faster search speed, and longer period before disk defragmentation. Plus, a 500GB hard drive can store tons of files without getting full or fragmented.

The disadvantages of a large hard drive are:

It requires more space, the disk defragmenter is not as effective on large drives, older computers may not be able to handle large drives, read/write speeds are slower, and the overall cost of large hard drives is higher than small ones. However, a 500 GB hard drive is more than enough if kept clean and defragmented regularly.

Benefits of a small size hard drive:

Lower cost, smaller size to fit more devices on a desk or laptop bag, they don’t make a lot of noise (some gamers prefer), a disk defragmenter is more effective on smaller drives, and moving or copying files to them does not take much time.

The disadvantages of a small hard drive are:

Limited memory, slow search speed, need to manually manage data because the disk defragmenter won’t work, they make more noise when the computer is running, and it takes a long time to move files to and from disks .

How does the size of the hard drive affect the gaming experience?

A larger hard drive for games can be both good and bad.

On the one hand, having more storage space is great! But, on the other hand, you will never have to delete anything from it, unless you do not have enough space on other devices.

On the other hand, if your computer is old and cannot handle a large hard drive, it will run slower and may not even be able to handle that hard drive.

It’s best to check your computer’s specifications and see if you can upgrade your hard drive before buying one that’s too big.

If you are on a tight budget, it is better to purchase a smaller hard drive, such as 250 GB.

While a smaller hard drive may have slower seek speeds and fill up data more easily, you’ll also pay less, make less noise from your computer, and take up less space. You can always add more external drives or upgrade them in the future when you get the chance. The size of your hard drive can greatly affect your gaming experience.

If you want to store all your games and still have room for other files, it’s better to choose a larger hard drive.

However, if you don’t mind less memory and don’t expect to need more than 250 GB anytime soon, and if your computer can handle a smaller hard drive, then it’s best to choose the latter option.

How do I know if my computer has enough memory for games?

If you are buying an external hard drive for gaming, it is important to check the specifications of your computer. If your computer can’t handle a larger hard drive, or doesn’t have room for one at all, it’s best to get a smaller hard drive.

There are many websites that will help you find out how much hard drive you can buy and keep using it on your computer.

Another thing to consider is the speed of searching for results. If you’re looking for something specific and it’s taking a long time to find, you might want to upgrade your hard drive. Finally, if money is not an issue for you and you plan to add more hard drives in the future, I would recommend purchasing a larger hard drive.

How big should a gaming hard drive be?

It depends on the size of your games and how much you want to store on them. If you need more than just a few games, it’s better to get something bigger, as it can take a long time to transfer such large files in one go.

If for some reason you don’t care about speed, or if money isn’t an issue, then I would recommend getting something with more memory.

Do I need 2 hard drives to play games?

I would not recommend.

For most gamers, one will suffice, unless you are the type who wants to have many games installed at the same time.

Even so, I would say that 500 GB is enough, unless you plan to buy larger hard drives in the future.

It’s also important to remember that even if you have an external hard drive, you can only transfer about 50-65 GB of data at a time.

If your computer can’t handle these volumes, it’s best to choose something smaller.

Which is better – SSD or HDD for gaming?

It depends on what you want. In most cases, it’s better to use a hard drive with more memory, as it gives you more room to play games and doesn’t slow down your computer.

However, in some cases, an SSD may be the best option for gaming, especially if speed is important to you.

However, most people find that a hard drive is the best value for money. If possible, I would recommend installing both a hard drive and an SSD in the computer if you have the money to buy each of them.

This way you can store rarely used games on SSD and more frequently used games on HDD for quick access.

How much hard drive do you need for gaming?

In general, hard drives are good for gaming. As long as the hard drive is large enough to store games (current games are between 20GB and 100GB for a single install) and fast enough to process visual information, you won’t have a problem. Learn how to increase your computer’s memory.

How big is a 500 GB hard drive?
The hard drive manufacturer says that one kilobyte is 1000 bytes, one megabyte is 1000 kilobytes, and one gigabyte is 1000 megabytes. Thus, if a hard disk has a capacity of 500 GB, then it contains 500x1000x1000x1000 = 500 billion bytes of space.


It’s hard to tell if a 500 GB hard drive is enough for gaming. 500GB is more than enough space for the most casual gamer, but if you’re looking for the ultimate gaming experience, you might want to consider switching to an SSD (Solid State Drive).

SSD can store 5 times more data per square inch of memory and has a much faster read/write speed. This means that the delay time when loading screens appear in the game will be less, since the information will be loaded into the game console faster.

If you’re looking to buy a new computer, look for computers with solid state drives instead of traditional hard drives to get all these benefits without spending extra money on upgrades!

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