I have a bunch of old hard drives with personal data in them that I want to dispose of. What's the safest way of doing it? [more inside]
Windows Vista no longer recognizes my iPhone 3Gs as a drive and I can't sync with iTunes. When I connect the phone it appears in the iTunes sidebar but no longer appears as a drive in Windows. My phone says it's syncing (set to manual, not automatic) but nothing syncs. So far I've tried: changing the USB cable and ports, reinstalling iTunes, hard booting computer and phone, and installing new iPhone driver. Any ideas? Thanks.
How long does hard drive last? [more inside]
Please help me regain access to the data on my external hard drive after laptop crash caused files to "disappear". [more inside]
I recently bought a new 1TB external hard drive to store my microscopy images. What is the best way to partition and index the drive so that I can easily store and access thousands of images? [more inside]
Windows 7 refuses to read commercial data dvds, plays movies fine, loads CDs fine, but chokes on pre-written disks. [more inside]
External hard drive stolen, then recovered. Can I tell if its contents were viewed/downloaded? [more inside]
I am moving across the country in a few weeks. I had these two VERY old desktop computers that I have completely taken apart. Now I have this box full of hard drives, boards, wires, etc. I want to dispose of them securely... [more inside]
Can I easily replace a failing hard drive in a desktop? [more inside]
My internal hard drive died, and new purchases are out of the question for a while. Wondering about the drive lifespan of the LaCie d2 Quadra that is my bootable backup. [more inside]
Replacing iMac (2008/aluminum) Hard Drive. What's the best way to remove glass front held in by magnets? [more inside]
I will be driving from Kansas City to San Jose in March 2010. Can anyone suggest your preferred route and stops? [more inside]
Would like to watch my DVD movies on my netbook. How do I transfer these movies to a thumb drive or memory card? Step by step instructions would be much appreciated as I tried Googling this and there was so much various information on what types of programs to use and why it was confusing. Gracias!
Before I partake in a spree at Newegg, I'd like to know: Can I plug a USB wireless adapter like this one into the back of an external hard drive, then access the hard drive with my laptop over my wi-fi network?
suggestions for Bay Area day trip? [more inside]
How do I hook up an internal card reader with USB header connection, when I don't have a USB header connection on my motherboard? [more inside]
Is it possible to recover a failing hard drive, when it's making a clicking sound? Is there a cheap way? [more inside]
Hi I want a wireless hard drive that has a usb slave function so that I can link it manaully to both my laptop and tv, and also back up movies/pics wirelessly to the drive. I've looked around and something like this is difficult to buy (I had to return a bufallo media station becuase it was USB master). Can anyone recommend something please
Ideas for harddrive enclosure with multiple connector types? [more inside]
I plan to return to playing World of Warcraft. However, I need to keep the game on an external hard disk, or at least temporarily transfer it from the computer's drive to that disk frequently. When I played before, the files (install files or the installed game) would not copy to the external drive, although I have never had any such problems with a non-WoW file. I am thinking of getting an install CD for the game, so that instead of transferring from the computer to the external drive, I can just erase and reinstall. Problem is, I would need to reinstall all patches each time I did that. Does anyone have any ideas about why the external disk doesn't like WoW or how I can get around this?
Is a totally mismatched sex drive between two otherwise well matched people who like each other a rational reason to end a relationship? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend me a trustworthy UK-based data recovery company of whom you have first-hand positive experience? [more inside]
How do I migrate my boot drive from a traditional hard drive to a *smaller* SSD drive? [more inside]
Help me find a non-AC-powered external drive. [more inside]
How can I recover anything off this hard drive that fails low level scans at 86%? [more inside]
We are considering renting a car and driving from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty and back. Advice? [more inside]
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]
Transferring lots of files quickly to USB sticks? [more inside]
Dual-bay SATA Enclosures! Which ones let me copy from one drive to the other on a Mac? [more inside]
How can I access files from a fritzed Windows Home Server? [more inside]
I am always on the precipice of an epiphany, or so I think... [more inside]
Can I get old registry data off a 2nd hard-drive? [more inside]
iMac drives failing - first external, then internal. Seems to be hardware in both cases. Questions about troubleshooting or replacement inside. [more inside]
Are there any hard drive enclosures for 3.5" form HDs that can be powered off a USB port alone? (ie, without additional AC plug) [more inside]
1996 Dodge Stratus transmission stuck in limp drive mode. [more inside]
Road Trip Filter: Two guys driving from Corpus Christi, Tx to Las Vegas, Nv (passing through New Mexico and Arizona). What are some absolute "must see" or "must eat" places along the road? [more inside]
until today, my laptop wont read and open up my external hard drive. i haven't unplugged it without safely removing it or anything either. it also makes this constant tapping noise, like the sound of a tap dripping. (which it never used to make) does anyone know what i can do to make my laptop find my external or fix it? cheers
Possibly going to move and work as a caretaker of a small farm-sanctuary in upstate NY. The problem? It's on a windy, steep dirt road and my car is less than good. Help! [more inside]
My DVD/CD and CD drives only work a little bit. [more inside]
How much will BitLocker eat my battery? [more inside]
What is the process like for swapping hard drives in an xbox 360? [more inside]
I have a low sex drive. When should I bring it up with someone I am dating? [more inside]
What's the best way to get a laptop ready for a sibling's trip to college? [more inside]
Help us narrow down our choices for an extended weekend road trip leaving from central NJ. [more inside]
500GB internal SeaGate hard drive disappears from Windows, Linux, and the BIOS. What can I try before I pay to have the data recovered? [more inside]
Just put a new hard drive in my 5G Ipod. It's sort of working but sort of not. Should I return the hard drive? Is my Ipod finally toasted? [more inside]
So I've got an older Macbook with a broken optical drive (it takes heroic measures to get it to eject discs), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to replace it. [more inside]
My MacBook Pro no longer burns DVDs, and from what I can see it would cost more to fix it than to simply buy an external one. Anyone have any recommendations for a good burner?
Due to a virus corrupting my USB drivers, I've been thinking about a fresh WinXP install. But I'm thinking of getting a 1TB hard drive (my current one is 250). My question is, are there any potential pitfalls in having a HD that is so big? Other than the fact that it might fail six months in and I lose a large chunk of stuff. The reason why I want a huge HD is that I like the feeling that I don't have to worry about all the crap I might put on my desktop, or how many videogames I want to install.
Traveling Baltimore to Boston Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Help! Best time to leave Baltimore to avoid gridlock? (I'm flexible) Best or alternate routes?