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Data recovery in and around Boston

Can anyone recommend a reputable and reliable Boston-area data recovery service that will provide a quote before sending in the drive? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jan 9, 2013 - 3 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

At least for once, I have good backups...

iMac drives failing - first external, then internal. Seems to be hardware in both cases. Questions about troubleshooting or replacement inside. [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Oct 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Why does my File Browser keep opening?

There are currently 4 File Browsers open on my desktop, all displaying either the contents of my external hard drive or the folder where it's mounted (/media/). I didn't open them—they just showed up. This morning when I woke up there was 40+ File Browser windows open of the same. Another window just opened; it seems to occur at random intervals. I'm running Ubuntu Linux 8.10, wtf is causing this? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Best hard drive practice?

Is CHKDSK actually any good? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Mar 4, 2009 - 17 answers

Can a drive that is encrypted with software-based full disk encryption be cloned?

Can a drive that is encrypted with software-based full disk encryption be cloned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Windows n00b needs help explaining how computer is formed.

Windows Illiteracy Filter. Help me help my mother via long-distance to understand the difference between memory and hard disk storage, and how to access information on her Windows XP machine that will tell her how much memory she has, if there are any empty slots, what type of memory her computer requires, and how large her hard drive is, including used/available space stats. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Nov 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Can my Macbook hard drive be revived?

Is my Macbook hard drive dead? [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Nov 5, 2008 - 9 answers

La Cie external drive failure

Mac, Leopard, La Cie external hard disk drive spins but does not mount. What's my best option for getting data off this drive? [more inside]
posted by gen on Nov 2, 2008 - 21 answers

MacFilter: Upgraded my hard drive using SuperDuper to clone, but Time Machine backed up the entire drive after the swap. How to prevent this?

MacFilter: Upgraded my hard drive using SuperDuper to clone, but Time Machine backed up the entire drive after the swap. How to prevent this? [more inside]
posted by kenliu on Aug 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Cloning a laptop hard drive

Replacing my laptop's hard drive. I think I've almost got it but have some questions about the cloning process. [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Aug 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Thinkpad hard disk trouble

Is my thinkpad hard disk controller dead? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Aug 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Hints on diagnosing HD failure

SATA Hard disk , suddendly not spinning up. No click of death, no sign of expected failure. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Apr 29, 2008 - 12 answers

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]
posted by chunking express on Oct 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Smart disk management

Disk cleanup/management tool, with flagging, a la Tivo/MCE. [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Oct 3, 2007 - 0 answers

How many times to erase hard drive

How many times should I zero the hard drive of a laptop I am going to sell? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Internal hard drive to external?

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?
posted by mtstover on Sep 30, 2006 - 13 answers

Can raided firewire hard drives from one mac be attached to another mac?

Can raided firewire hard drives from one mac be attached to another mac? In other words....here's my situation. I currently have a mac mini that I use as a backup fileserver. I have 2 250gb hard drives attached to this mac mini. Although it works fine and I'm not really looking to upgrade, the 256 mbs of original ram are not enough to run any programs on it very efficiently (as far as time is concerned). [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Jun 5, 2006 - 3 answers

Herbert West, Hard Disk Reanimator

How do I recover data from dead hard disks myself? [more inside]
posted by portabella on May 13, 2006 - 4 answers

Broken HD

My external USB Hard Drive is freezing my PC! [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Jan 12, 2006 - 4 answers

How can I have iTune "see" tracks already present on my external drive?

iTunesFilter. How can I have iTune "see" tracks already present on my external drive? OS 10.4.2 [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Jan 7, 2006 - 8 answers

How can I detect how many hard drive bays I have?

How can I detect how many hard drive bays I have? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Aug 31, 2005 - 15 answers

Setting up my new HDD

What should I do with my new hard drive? [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Apr 21, 2005 - 11 answers

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