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Routes through western Pennsylvania

What's the best driving route from Harrisburg, PA to Newburg, NY? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Jul 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Are SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s hard drives interchangeable?

My computer (Macbook pro 4,1) has a Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) bus. Can it use a hard drive that has a speed of 3gb/s? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Jul 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Beach vacation with 3- and 2-year-old (Live near NYC Metro)

My husband and I are trying to plan our first family vacation. We have two very well-behaved boys, aged 3 years and almost 2 years. We really want to do a beach vacation with family friendly attractions like an aquarium, boardwalk with rides, restaurants, etc... and we live near the metro NY area. We have to go the week of July 24th because my husband starts a new job on August 1st. [more inside]
posted by JessTortuga on Jul 5, 2011 - 17 answers

Format Hard Drive

I have a laptop that I want to sell. How do I format the hard drive but still keep the OS system. I don't have any software disk or floppy. I want to the computer to be like when I opened it the first day. Thanks
posted by Noodles on Jul 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Laptop Drive help

My Disc Drive has suddenly stopped working...... any Help, Please [more inside]
posted by maxmix on Jun 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Which PSU is the right one for my external hard drive caddy?

Which PSU is the right one for my external hard drive caddy? [more inside]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots on Jun 7, 2011 - 7 answers

I don't wanna work, I just wanna lie in my bed all day

Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 3, 2011 - 35 answers

Old technology filter: Zip disk stuck in drive

I've got a pile of old Zip disks I'd like to investigate... but modern computers haven't got RS232 interfaces, which is what my Zip drive has. Boo! However, I discovered that my wife has a USB ZIp drive! Yay! But there is a problem... [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 31, 2011 - 10 answers

California Gurls.

San Francisco to San Francisco in 7 days. [more inside]
posted by brynna on May 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Laptop goes black after BIOS. Was working minutes ago. What happened?

Was fiddling with the eject settings on my laptop (didn't solve my problem, cd is still stuck in the drive no matter what i do), when I decided to reboot out of ubuntu and disable the drive altogether in the BIOS. Now almost as soon as the BIOS appear, everything goes black, though the computer is still clearly on. Help! [more inside]
posted by parkbench on May 18, 2011 - 4 answers

She blinded me...with thinness!

Can I use a thumbdrive to be my macbook air's only hard drive? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Any tips for an older learner driver (UK)?

I'm going to learn to drive a car. I have never driven a car before (unless you count, like, dodgems). I'm in my late 30s, and have recently moved to a town on the edge of nowhere (in Wales). The idea of driving is beginning to make me nervous. It's a combination of the "it's hard to learn when you're old" thing, the "rural place so no dual carriageways" thing, and the "oh my all those cars seem to go so fast" thing. What can I do to make this easier? Are there any "learning to drive for dummies" books that are worth getting? Or should I just stop panicking, bite the bullet and book myself some lessons?
posted by handee on Apr 17, 2011 - 38 answers

Where can I find cheap bulk 256mb usb drives?

Where can I get a pack of four or five 256/512 mb usb flash drives to be used as give-aways? [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Apr 13, 2011 - 19 answers

Fictional Encryption Code

Can you give me an example of what this ridiculously-hard-to-decrypt code might have been? [more inside]
posted by baronessa on Apr 13, 2011 - 34 answers

Open parking lots for driving practice

Best place to practice driving stick in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Apr 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Mac Hard Drive file double check!

Getting ready to replace a hard drive. Am I missing anything? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Apr 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Where in the x-shires?

Where to go driving in the countryside in England? [more inside]
posted by lucia__is__dada on Mar 24, 2011 - 15 answers

Go for a drive? Or maybe a ride?

SongFilter: Trying to remember the name and artist of a song, but of course, I don't know the words. Similar to but definitely not "Hey Pretty" by Poe. [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Mar 18, 2011 - 5 answers

A hard drive is good to find

Recommend an external hard drive? I'm looking for something in the 500GB range, Windows (XP) format, UBS 2.0 or earlier. Thanks!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry on Mar 12, 2011 - 12 answers

All my stuff is on that thing...

I have an external hard drive that I bought in America that won't turn on in Europe. [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes on Mar 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Are Segate Barricudas a good choice for external drives?

I am looking for 2T hard drives for external enclosures for my iMac. I'm interested in the Seagate Barracudas http://bit.ly/fhRdh4

We use them at work but there are some pretty bad reviews on newegg which concern me.

Has anyone used these that could comment? And if you have better suggestions please let me know. Thanks.
posted by captainscared on Mar 5, 2011 - 25 answers

What I'm looking for is the Mario Andretti of everything.

How would I track down someone who holds the most or at least multiple licenses for driving? Ideally someone who's legally cleared to drive anything from a motorcycle to a locomotive. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Optimizing an external hard drive

Let's say I want to buy a new external hard drive. I can pick a case with a particular interface (USB2/USB3/FW400/FW800/eSATA) and a mechanism with certain performance characteristics (RPM, latency, transfer rate, etc). Is there a straightforward heuristic that will tell me "if you're using interface X, don't bother buying a mechanism faster than Y."? [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Feb 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Things to do in Denver when your Hard Drive is Dead

What would cause a 320Gb hard drive to report as 2.2Tb? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jan 31, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I get offsite remote backup for my NAS...on a home budget?

I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
posted by skylar on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Recommendations for Windows backup software?

Recommendations for Windows backup software? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Dec 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Hard drive sitting in open trailer for a year or two, inside open computer tower. Data recoverable?

Is it possible to salvage a hard drive that has been through hell and back? I have a 40gig HD from a few years ago that was inside a computer tower that was ditched in the backyard for a few months, and there was stuff on it when it was pitched. [more inside]
posted by koolgiy on Dec 11, 2010 - 17 answers

Disc Not Detected

I'm trying to install a game on my Win7 PC. The DVD drive isn't seeing the disk. How do I get it to recognise the damn disc? Pertinent info inside. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Nov 23, 2010 - 11 answers

How can I sync two hard drives that are not connected to the same PC?

How can I sync two hard drives that are not connected to the same PC? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Nov 13, 2010 - 4 answers

External drive was dropped and now won't mount, what are my options?

I've got a great 1TB drive that was yanked off the coffee table...later started clicking...now won't mount...what to do? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Oct 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Can I recover files from a laptop hard drive?

I have the hard drive from a broken laptop. It has really important things on it. How do I recover said things? [more inside]
posted by kgreerRN on Oct 28, 2010 - 17 answers

I have a business card CD. I have a Mac. Um.

For a work project, I need to utilize a "business card cd" to download a camera driver. I'm using a Macbook, whose slot drive can't deal with an irregularly shaped CD. Help? (Minor snowflake details inside.) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Oct 11, 2010 - 13 answers

On the Road Again. Woof.

We are off to Lake Tahoe this weekend and we're bringing our dogs. Does the green have any tips or experience for the long drive (3 hours) or secret canine friendly haunts on the south shore? We thank you as do the puppies.
posted by duckus on Oct 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Do we want a car to visit Philadelphia?

Do we need a car for a four day visit to Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon on Sep 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Seeking bulk USB thumb drives.

Trying to find cheap bulk USB thumb drives. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Sep 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Recording from hard drive of Toshiba RD X-35 to another Toshiba recorder onto disc?

How to record from Toshiba dvd player/recorder hard drive to another Toshiba dvd recorder? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Aug 22, 2010 - 0 answers

Bootable Ubuntu Flash drive

Booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive [more inside]
posted by Scoops on Aug 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Cos I'm Freeeeeeeee

I'm looking for scenes in movies / TV shows where the characters are singing whilst driving. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jul 31, 2010 - 57 answers

Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times!

Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times! [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Where is my attraction?

I'm 19 years old, a guy. I was wondering what has happened to my sexual attraction. Typically during the college and high school years in the past, I used to be more sexually attracted to different guys (yes I'm gay). Right now it's summer break and I spend most of my time at home and not really in the presence of different people. Now when I occasionally go out, I don't seem to have the sexual oomph that I've had in the past. I do have success with my self, but it doesn't seem as strong as before. What is it a problem with? Is it low sex drive? Is it that I'm going crazy? Is it that I'm not seeing enough people? Is my attraction limited to types of people and is that normal? I think it is.
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Spice Up a Boring Drive

So I am soon going to be driving from Tucson, Arizona to Los Angeles, California. The drive is long, and will most likely be boring, So I have come here to metafilter to ask if there are any natural features, roadside attractions, interesting things I can stop and see along my route.
posted by bthrbt on Jul 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Driving to Billingsgate (I curse too much)

I curse when I drive. Terrible language and the most irritated inflection. It needs to stop because I am in danger of linguistically poisoning my toddler. Unfortunately, I live in an area (Metro Boston) where the roads are crowded and people pride themselves on driving like self-centered monsters. Please give me techniques to (most importantly) stop swearing and also stop appearing apoplectic.
posted by Mayor Curley on Jul 9, 2010 - 66 answers

I can't seem to Nuke from Orbit!

I need to send my computer back to its manufacturer, as it's broken, and they've sent me a replacement. I would like to erase everything from the hard drive. Can you recommend some software to do this? It's a Windows 7 laptop with a single (though partitioned) hard drive. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jun 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Curse my sister for living 11 hours away!

Tell-me-what-I'll-need filter: I'm going to be making an 11 hour drive, alone, and all in one day, then a couple days later I'll turn around and do the whole thing in reverse to get back home. I've never made so long a drive by myself before and need suggestions to make it as . [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jun 22, 2010 - 63 answers

USB Thumb Drive as MP3 Player?

Hello! I'm looking for a simple solution to turn my 64GB USB Thumb Drive into a portable MP3 player. Nothing fancy, simple display, controls, and small screen. I have Microsoft Sync in my new car, and a laptop that I travel with. Seems like it would be easy to keep all my mp3s on one thumb drive and take it with me rather than having multiple copies floating about on all devices. There used to be an old Lexar & I believe a Sandisk product that allowed for this. Anyone aware of anything more recent or that supports all 64GB? Thank you in advance. PS. My USB drive is not one of those fancy encrypted ones, so it works in every device I've tried it in.
posted by hussmanne on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Commuting-When is it worth it?

I’m considering applying for a job that would significantly lengthen my commute and want to know how to weigh the pros and cons and get some feedback about whether it is worth it. [more inside]
posted by mjcon on Jun 21, 2010 - 28 answers

Upgrading an Inspiron 9300 hard drive.

Question on upgrading my getting-on-ancient Dell Inspiron 9300's hard drive - what kind of drive do I need, and is there an actual limit to what I can throw in it? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jun 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Still hoping against hope...

How is the metadata stored for image files, and what is involved in recovering it after drive failure? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Jun 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Dead drive DIY hardware-level data recovery?

Hardware-level hard drive data recovery. Anyone in the business care to share for a DIY attempt? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Jun 3, 2010 - 13 answers

Can I get my data back? Or am I asking for a rainbow pony?

My 9 month old Macbook Pro flashed the gray screen of death. Is there any way to recover the data? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on May 29, 2010 - 20 answers

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