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Annual lists of bestselling laptop and desktop computer models?

I'm looking to gather data on the top selling laptop and desktop models for each year (preferably over the past 20 years and with total units sold each year in U.S. and in world). Does anyone know of a source or would be able to point me in the direction of one? Is there an industry newsletter? Ideally, I want something like "2003's Top 10 Bestselling Laptops: 1) Gateway 450: X million sold; 2) Dell Inspiron 8500: x million sold" etc, but I'm not too picky, any leads would be better than what I got now.
posted by jng on Oct 25, 2013 - 4 answers

Wanted: bombproof, redundant, fast, accessible data storage

I have tens of thousands of photo, video and music files. I want to store them in a way that is reliable and rapidly accessible. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by googly on Apr 8, 2013 - 11 answers

How to get data consolidated from a bunch of computers with money rather than work?

Service to pull data off a bunch of old computers and then recycle, in bay area? [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Jul 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Charting Seas of Data

What examples are out there on the web of interactive charts with thousands of data points that can be scrolled through smoothly with little interruption or skipping? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Apr 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Easiest way to destroy a hard drive in situ?

I'm having trouble disassembling an old desktop PC to get to the hard drive before I can destroy it and throw everything out. Is there a quick and easy way to destroy the drive in situ, using everyday household objects? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Apr 6, 2011 - 36 answers

If I only wiped 10% of a hard drive before selling it, am I 90% screwed?

What damage control measures can I do for selling my PC on eBay which was only partially wiped? Yes, I know how stupid this was. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Help recovering files after Vista install

Is there any way to find files that were deleted during a Vista reinstall? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Mar 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Writing a front-end

I'm looking to write a graphical front-end for a text-based data fitting and plotting program. Is it better to program an interface from scratch or write an extension for a plotting program such as Igor, Origin, Mathematica, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Feb 12, 2010 - 3 answers

EIEIOmega

My Iomega external hard drive died... Any chance of getting it going again? Or getting the drive(s) out and into another case? [more inside]
posted by rleamon on Dec 4, 2009 - 8 answers

What can you see in satellite photos?

Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k. on Sep 30, 2009 - 12 answers

What are good data sources for laptop and PC sales?

Where can I find detailed sales data on best-selling laptops and PCs? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Aug 25, 2009 - 1 answer

I needs my data.

My external hard drive seems to have stopped working. Is there any way to get my data off of it and onto another drive? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 14, 2008 - 6 answers

How to create a large empty file in osx?

How do I create a very large (+10gb) empty file in OSX? [more inside]
posted by greggish on Aug 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me backup my system.

Data Backup Filter: I have about 6TB (yes TB, not GB) of data. I need to back it up BEFORE it crashes. I also need a good way to share it on the network. How can I do this? Details within... [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 8, 2008 - 28 answers

How can I get data off a bad hard drive?

I am having a very unusual problem with my hard drive and CANNOT recover any data from it after trying numerous methods. Please help me with your technical expertise. [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Jun 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Nit-picky TiddlyWiki alternative

Yet another wiki question. I would like to migrate away from using TiddlyWiki as a personal wiki to one capable of handling a lot more data, but I need one specific function. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi on May 8, 2008 - 2 answers

Switching axis in Excel 2003

I'm using Microsoft Excel 2003 at work and I need to make a chart where the category (x) axis is the y axis; is there any way of doing this? [more inside]
posted by Rustbeard on Apr 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Dead Macbook: how do I get the data off?

My MacBook (mid-2007) just crapped out. I can't afford a pro data extraction fix. Is there any other option? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Mar 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Hard drive data recovery: Possible to get a reasonable price for it?

Hard drive data recovery: Possible to get a reasonable price for it? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Jun 11, 2007 - 14 answers

Wiping a drive.

I am trying to wipe my hard drive... [more inside]
posted by 517 on May 5, 2007 - 18 answers

What did my computer do on 1/31/06?

Does OSX (10.4.8) keep a record of the CDs I burn? I recently applied to a competition by sending a CD of three jpegs. I know which date I burned the CD, but I can't remember which jpegs I applied with. Is there a record of this information anywhere on my computer?
posted by xo on Mar 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me recover data from a crashed HDD.

HDD disaster! Almost all the data I own in the world was on a HDD that got dropped on the floor while spinning (the drive was spinning, not me). [more inside]
posted by dg on Aug 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Are they all going to make fun of me?

So it looks like my iMac G5 hard drive died some time this afternoon while the computer was on and I was not in front of it. Great! I'm still covered by warranty, so there's that. BUT. When the hard drive died... I, err, may have been in the process of downloading porn through BitTorrent. (Nothing illegal, but y'know, it's porn.) Obviously I have to bring this computer in for repair, and will probably have to give the HD to some kind of data-recovery service, and so when some techno-wizard hopefully gets things going again, there that porn file will be, sitting right out on my desktop. This happens all the time, right? Are they going to be scandalized? (I am in NYC, so my guess is no, but...) What level of humiliation or other problems am I looking at here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2006 - 16 answers

How to protect a Mac?

What are the best tools to protect a MacOS computer from disaster? [more inside]
posted by xorowo on Oct 27, 2005 - 7 answers

How to transfer a big file?

I want to get a file from my mac to my pc -- the file is just slightly too big to fit on a CD-R. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Oct 12, 2005 - 15 answers

How can I recover some corrupted data?

I'm hoping to recover some corrupted files that (I think) got messed up during a transfer to a Firewire drive. Could you be a lamb and step inside? [more inside]
posted by Hankins on Aug 30, 2005 - 0 answers

Cleaning a PC

Looking for good ways to clean out a PC storage before donating. I have some old PCs that I would rather donate than trashing them. What are good procedures and tools to use to clean out disks? Should I leave the OS on ? There may be questionable and personal content lurking around that I would prefer to wipe out. etc. etc.
posted by flyby22 on Jul 7, 2005 - 6 answers

External Hard Drive Failure

Is there any way to recover data from an external USB 2/Firewire hard drive that has apparently decided to stop working? [more inside]
posted by cathodeheart on May 11, 2005 - 7 answers

How to look up all rows that overlap a certain value?

I am looking for an index data structure and query algorithm to solve a specific problem. Each row in the table represents a range, with a start/end value; I want to look up all the rows that overlap a certain value. [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Oct 7, 2004 - 13 answers

How can I sync PIM data between multiple computers?

Syncing data (contact info, schedule) between multiple computers. [mi] [more inside]
posted by mhaw on May 20, 2004 - 3 answers

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