Will attaching an external Firewire drive to my G4 Mac Mini make a big difference to booting speeds and application loading times? [more inside]
The DVD writer in my laptop seems to be dying. Although it can still read pre-written DVDs and CDs, it has problems reading home-burnt DVDs. Am I right in thinking that if I buy an external (USB) DVD writer, I can open the enclosure, swap over the mechanisms and effectively end up with: 1. A new writer installed in my laptop, and 2. A slightly dodgy external DVD reader?
Best backup drive for Leopard, and options for multiple computers? [more inside]
Leopard / Time Machine / External Drive Filter: Looking for a new 2.5" external. How big should it be if my internal is 120 gigs? Firewire or USB? [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]
What 500Gb+ external HDD should I buy? Quietness, coolness, and reliability are a priority. [more inside]
Mirroring external drives on a mac... [more inside]
My external monitor was working yesterday, now it is not. All of a sudden! It's turned on, plugged in to my Macbook, but I get a blank screen and clearly there's no syncing. But I KNOW that deep down IT knows the macbook is there, plugged in... [more inside]
How do I connect my NTFS hard drive to my new mac? [more inside]
Why does my hard drive shut down when my cell phone is near it? [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 notebook's external monitor goes wonky when running at its native resolution. [more inside]
The amount of data I now have makes it impractical to continue backing up to DVD. I was planning on building a RAID 5 array, but I'm in over my head. [more inside]
What do I need to know about hard drive enclosures? My computer (PC) died this morning and I want to pull out the 2 hard drives and use them as external drives for my new Mac. I don't know if they're FAT32 or NTFS. I don't know if they're IDE or SATA. How do I find out? Do I need to? A little background on my old PC. It was one of the first P4 3.0 PCs with hyperthreading technology. I've had it for ~4 years
How do I take a GCE A level exame outsite the UK? [more inside]
Need to copy a VM image to multiple external hard drives. How can I automate this? [more inside]
PhD students and graduates: If you have/had an external examiner on your committee, can you talk about how you choose them, approached them, interacted with them, what role they played relative to other members of your committee, etc? [more inside]
Can/should I re-use the enclosure for a hard drive I have outgrown as a housing for a new hard drive, or should I just buy new? Either way, what should I be buying? [more inside]
External Hard drive USB device not recognized, how do I fix? [more inside]
Is there such thing as an all-in-one external enclosure that would house Hard Drives AND Optical Drives, and have USB and Firewire Hubs? [more inside]
I need help choosing an external microphone for a camcorder. [more inside]
External hard drive failure: halp! [more inside]
Is there a way to reuse an apple powerbook g4 battery to power a macbook pro? I know that it doesn't fit, but I'm hoping there is some kind of external pack that can accept and charge a powerbook battery but which can power a macbook pro. Any ideas? [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]
OSXFileSharingFilter: I have a friend who's trying to make himself a great file server off an old iBook - and has hit a snag involving a MyBook external hard drive. The problem makes no sense to me, and my Google-fu as failed me once again. [more inside]
What's the best option for external Mac Fire Wire Drives? [more inside]
Why does the drive letter for my external hard drive keep changing? [more inside]
Can XP Pro be installed on & booted to from an external USB HD - from different computers - without too much complicated adjustment? [more inside]
How can I find out what application is locking my external USB drive in Windows XP? [more inside]
Trouble with an external hard drive & it's USB connection, possibly. (details inside) [more inside]
Why can I use a usb drive interchangeably between my Mac and PC, but not an external drive? [more inside]
Please help me figure out why my computer stops reading my 1TB WD My Book Premium II external storage thinger before I punch it. [more inside]
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]
Looking to take some AS-levels as an external candidate in the UK. Help! [more inside]
Is there a way to switch the display on my Mac G4 to an external projector? [more inside]
Why does my powerbook fan run all the time (when external monitor is connected)? [more inside]
How do I configure a 2.5" 60 gig usb external drive to boot Windows XP on a PC as well as be able to boot Mac OS X 10.4 on an Intel MacBook?
Every time I boot up my Intel Imac, I have to unplug and then replug my external hard drive in order for it to mount. It's a 160GB Seagate SATA internal that I put in an iRocks 3.5 enclosure (USB). When I open up Disk Utility, the drive is not displayed in the left column (until I unplug, then plug). It's just storage for my EyeTV files, but still annoying to have to do that every time. Ideas?
I have a hard disk that I pulled out of a dead computer. It has been formated and has data on it. Are there any external adapters that I can plug it into so that I can use it as an external drive?
Please help me with a Hard Drive "Tower of Hanoi" puzzle. [more inside]
I will be traveling to Japan with my digital camera, but how do i download my pics to a external drive so that my camera doesn't get full? [more inside]
Is it possible to drive a widescreen external monitor from a laptop? [more inside]
I have a Mac, my friend has a PC, we want to share music with an external hard drive. However, upon connecting the hard drive to his PC we discovered that the hard drive is formatted for a Mac, so we can't access the drive without reformatting and losing all the files. Is there a program that retrieves info without having to reformat?
I want to use an external monitor on my laptop, can I install the driver for it or will it confuse the laptop? [more inside]
Where shall I shove a new HD? [more inside]
Lacie hard drive problem - Mac OS Panther. For the past couple days, I was ripping CDs as MP3s via iTunes and writing them to my Lacie 160 Gig Firewire hard drive (the Porsche one). This morning, the drive "is unreadable by Mac OSX..." What gives? [more inside]
What company do you use to run your external marketing email lists to customers? Would you recommend them?
A little help please in getting my computer to fully recognize an external hard drive. [more inside]