Help me figure out what's wrong with my old crappy van. [more inside]
One of my hard drives threw a SMART error last night, but the symptoms are inconsistent with the self-diagnosis. What is the best way to do further testing? [more inside]
Are there any particularly awesome external firewire hard drive enclosures that I should be aware about?
Are there any particularly awesome external firewire hard drive enclosures that I should be aware about? [more inside]
When using an external hard-drive with a Mac, is a speed advantage gained by using a drive formatted with HFS+ (over FAT32/etc.)? And while I'm asking... [more inside]
How to wipe a dead hard drive? After backing up my data to a recently purchased external drive, it promptly failed (and produced a horrible, burning electronics odor). As I'm still within the 14 day return policy, I shouldn't have any trouble returning it. However: I want to wipe all of my personal data from the drive first. How to do that with a drive that won't mount? [more inside]
I am in the early stages of planning a trip from England to Australia and am looking at driving from Sydney to Perth via Alice Springs in March/April 2008. I have visited 40 USA States so am no stranger to driving thousands of miles. I normally simply use a hire car but feel that Australia would probably require at least a 4WD. A Motorhome is always a possibility but would rather stay in Motels. I see that between Perth and Uluru there are settlements named Northam, Merredin, Southern Cross, Kalgoorlie, Leonora, Laverton, Warakurna and Kaltukatjara. Anyone know if these settlements have Motels or Hotels? [more inside]
What 500Gb+ external HDD should I buy? Quietness, coolness, and reliability are a priority. [more inside]
I did something dumb, have I screwed up my USB key / flash drive?? [more inside]
Recommendations for 'No Install' CD recovery software for a thumb drive? [more inside]
Will my data transfers stop timing out if I upgrade my laptop's DVD-RW drive? [more inside]
Here is the deal. I have a client who brought in a hard drive with a "smoked" circuit board. He is filing a claim on his insurance for it AND the data that was on it. Fine. BUT...he wants us to "prove" that the circuit board failure happened as a result of a power surge and NOT as a natural failure of the board. I don't believe that is possible at this point. I am a computer tech, so I am looking for input from attorneys, electricians, and anyone else who can proffer and opinion. Thanks in advance!
I need to learn to drive, but the idea scares the crap out of me. [more inside]
Disk cleanup/management tool, with flagging, a la Tivo/MCE. [more inside]
I have a Mac laptop, which replaced my PC which I used for many years.....I recently found out that there is some files and such on my PC that I need to take of my computer and store onto my new external hard drive....Yes, I should of did this before hand.... [more inside]
My Pioneer DVR-112 isn't supported in OSX 10.3.9. I finally succumbed and joined the DVD age. After a couple of heady days watching DVDs and backing up using Toast, I tried to burn a regular old CD using iTunes and got a shock. My new drive isn't recognised or supported. [more inside]
How long can a hard drive store data ? [more inside]
What should I do/pack to prepare for my first solo roadtrip? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest an affordable, stable external hard drive for archiving purposes? [more inside]
Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
What is the best wireless external hard drive and connection method? I intend this hard drive to be my music library for iTunes. I am trying to free up memory but still want iTunes to function like it does when the music is on the computer's hard drive. Is this possible? I have a macbook pro intel duo.
My external drive has gone pfft. Now what? [more inside]
3rd TB hard drive failure in 6 weeks. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
From L.A. to Santa Fe and back. By Car, necessarily. Next month. I'm planning a 1.5 day drive, a 3 day stay in Santa Fe (already taken care of, thanks), a 1.5 day drive back to L.A. Where should I sleep en route? I'm thinking Flagstaff, right? Sightseeing in or around Flagstaff? (touristy stuff is OK unless it's something horribily overcrowded or plainly for kids). Is the drive too long/boring? Any better ideas to make the trip more fun? Suggestions? Thanks.
Hard drive data recovery: Possible to get a reasonable price for it? [more inside]
I've had it with my Sony Vaio! Is it possible to unlock the DVD drive so that it will play any region? [more inside]
External Hard drive USB device not recognized, how do I fix? [more inside]
Thumb Drive Life Cycle [more inside]
[ChicagoFilter] I am going to attempt to bike to work, which means biking along the lake from Andersonville to the Navy Pier area. Any tips? I haven't biked in 10 years, and don't want to be killed by racing pros. [more inside]
[RoadTripFilter] Point me to some can't miss attractions/camping/lodging/whatever along I-80/I-84 From Ohio To Idaho. [more inside]
I am trying to wipe my hard drive... [more inside]
External hard drive failure: halp! [more inside]
HardDriveFilter: I'm getting some weird behaviour from my external drive. Help! And I don't mean it's wearing funny stockings and a mask! [more inside]
Is there any way to get my western digital external hard drive to properly display the disappeared files & folders on it so that I can back them up? [more inside]
Suggestions for backup solutions for a small daily paper? Long story after the break. [more inside]
Leave your job, your girlfriend, drive across the United States... done it? [more inside]
Is there a program out there that will help me organise my hard drives? [more inside]
I need a new laptop harddrive. Can I use any that is physically the same size, or must I stick with HP? [more inside]
Why does the drive letter for my external hard drive keep changing? [more inside]
My computer recently crapped out and I desperately need to get back the files on my hard drive. I bought a HD enclosure which did not help me out. I tried to change the permission on the files, but it kept telling me that I need to format everything. Is there any other way I could get my files back? (The computer is completely done, but the hard drive is alive.) [more inside]
Main hard drive is about to die...New hard drive ready... Is there some way to copy drivers for video card, sound card, printer, etc, from the current OS hard drive to my external hard drive and then put them on my new hard drive with the newly installed windows? [more inside]
I'm having trouble with the CDRW/DVD drive in my Inspiron 1000 laptop. When I insert a music CD or a movie DVD, nothing happens. There's no sound from the CD, and the DVD software doesn't automatically start as it did when things were working properly. I have both Windows Media Player and the Dell DVD player that came with the computer. More details inside. [more inside]
I turn computer on then drive spins up and then a very low click and the machine turns off! My question is will I benefit from putting this drive (120GB) in the freezer in a plastic bag then trying again or should I try and read from Knoppix, though I don't know if the machine will even boot enough for me to get to the BIOS to change the drive order and boot from CD.
My friend is trying to finish his album on pro tools but is running out of hard drive space. [more inside]
Why can I use a usb drive interchangeably between my Mac and PC, but not an external drive? [more inside]
How many times should I zero the hard drive of a laptop I am going to sell? [more inside]
I've got an older notebook, and I was thinking it would be an interesting project to replace its 2.5" hard drive with a solid state flash drive. I'd probably just go with a 4 GB drive, and keep all my data out on the Internet. I was thinking it would extend the battery life, speed up data access, and make the machine a little quieter. Has anybody done this?
My Lacie Big D2 500gb external hard drive is no longer seen on my powerbook or pc – how would I retrieve the data off it without handing it to a data recovery company? [more inside]
Can an Outlook contact file be recovered after the HD has been wiped and the OS is reinstalled? [more inside]
My Western Digital MyBook has a folder on it called "iPod control." I have tried deleting it, but it always comes back. This hard drive has had this "feature" since I bought it." As a result of this, my Rhapsody software keeps thinking I have an iPod attached to my computer when I don't. I realize this hard drive is only trying to be helpful, but this quirk makes me want to beat it with a hose.
Is there anywhere I can find step-by-step instructions for installing a Linux distro (Ubuntu in particular) on my PowerBook G4's external hard drive? [more inside]