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Seagate Hard drive Mac

How to get a Seagate FreeAgent Desk external hard drive to work with my Mac? [more inside]
posted by yegga on Nov 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Ice Ice Ipod, too cold? Too cold?

How bad is it for me to leave my iPod classic in the car all the time? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Nov 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Cloned drive won't boot

How do I get a new hard drive, that's been cloned from my primary drive, to boot as the new primary drive? [more inside]
posted by willcosgrove on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 answers

USB SATA HD WTF FTW?

Is my external HD enclosure killing drives? Or is it bad luck? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Best way to store 4 TB of media?

I'm looking for reliable, scalable storage, around 4 TB. [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Nov 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Looking for an external hard drive

My external hard drive has been making some very odd noises for a while and I’m looking for a good replacement. Your input would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email on Nov 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Mystery noises and BSOD on my newish Acer Aspire One netbook. Am I screwed?

Mystery noises and BSOD on my newish Acer Aspire One netbook. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by tealsocks on Nov 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Where's the XP Installer's Undo?

A Windows 2000 hard disk got clobbered by the XP installer and is "unallocated". What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Nov 16, 2009 - 3 answers

More MacBook Questions

I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 19 answers

What caused my drive to die?

What happened that suddenly caused my harddrive to not be recognized by BIOS? [more inside]
posted by comradestu on Nov 11, 2009 - 3 answers

iTunes + new hard drive = headache

MrR moved my music drive (to a larger hard drive yay!) and iTunes is not handling this gracefully at all. (He hates iTunes, will not use it, and therefore did not follow any of the procedures detailed in the answers to this question.) The directory trees are all the same, the only change is the drive letter. How do I get iTunes to look in the right place without losing all the metadata (ratings, play dates/frequency)? (PC; iTunes does not organise my library; the old drive is already removed from my computer and wiped. Changing each file path individually is functionally not acceptable (30K files!), nor is changing the drive letter.)
posted by jlkr on Oct 30, 2009 - 23 answers

Hard drive reads a lit-tle too regularly.

My hard drive reads data like clockwork. Really! What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by Lord Fancy Pants on Oct 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Tell me what internal hard drive to buy for my MacPro.

Tell me what internal hard drive to buy for my Mac Pro. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Oct 17, 2009 - 24 answers

backup --> iPod

Trying to get my music library from my external hard drive back onto my iPod while maintaining my sanity. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Oct 15, 2009 - 21 answers

Hard drive trouble?

Hard drive(I think) corrupted - I'm drowning in information. Help? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Oct 12, 2009 - 11 answers

What are my options with a dead external drive?

Stupid computerfilter: I didn't back up, and now the external drive seems dead. Options? [more inside]
posted by neewom on Oct 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Since when are harddrives actually the size advertised?

Since when are harddrives actually the size advertised? I just bought a Western Digital 500 GB 2.5'' HD and I was surprised when it actually turned out to be 499.32 GB after the first initialization (on a mac). [more inside]
posted by mathiu on Oct 2, 2009 - 14 answers

How do I rescue files from an internal drive when OS X won't boot?

OS X won't boot. Time Machine stopped working at noon. How can I nab some files before I reinstall Leopard? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Oct 1, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I figure out if I've lost all my data?

Yesterday, my portable hard drive got knocked over while it was being read from and began making a vicious gurgle. My husband unplugged it before I could try to disconnect it. When I turned it back on, it's still sounds terrible. [more inside]
posted by droomoord on Sep 11, 2009 - 19 answers

How do I safely move my iTunes library to a different HD?

How do I safely move my iTunes library from one hard drive to another? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Sep 8, 2009 - 7 answers

WinXP Corrupt (this is news?) ...Desktop Disaster in Process

Win XP corrupted system and SAM files... disaster in process, need expert input and recommendation for a data recovery service I can trust. [more inside]
posted by FauxScot on Aug 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Swapping xbox 360 hard drives...

What is the process like for swapping hard drives in an xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Aug 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Recommend a Portable Hard Drive Enclosure?

I've recieved two hard drives for free from my father. I'm thinking I could sell one or both. However, I'm also thinking I could turn it into a portable external hard drive for storing my photos. I need recommendation on enclosures. [more inside]
posted by InvestorMD on Aug 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Curtail computer use during the current heatwave?

West Coast Heatwave! I'm worried about my computer's hard drives, should I curtail my downloads and turn some drives off for the next few days until things cool down? [more inside]
posted by Auden on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Ye're my LaCie come home.

My 500gb external hard drive fell onto my hardwood floor. Hard. [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Jul 21, 2009 - 14 answers

how can I get data off this drive?

I am trying to recover data from a WD3200ME-01, a WD 320GB USB-powered drive but the physical drive does not have SATA or IDE connection - only a mini USB connection soldered to the circuit board - and the drive is not recognized via USB anymore. [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jul 16, 2009 - 9 answers

I need to keep my hard drive safe from the elements.

Will I completely ruin my hard drive if I don't store it in an anti-static bag? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Jul 14, 2009 - 22 answers

It's too late for a witty title. Please forgive me and help fix this thing

I have these two "folders" in my C drive that are just two of my external hard drives. I would either like them gone or to be given a really good reason to keep them. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

No video input detected on bootup.

Computer froze completely during a game, all subsequent downloads of various installer files were corrupt. BSODs galore. Now, when I turn on my computer, no video input is detected whatsoever. Next step? [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Jul 13, 2009 - 19 answers

"Disk Read Error Occurred" - With Brand-New Hard Drive

Getting "Disk Read Error Occurred - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart" with brand-new ATA-6 hard drive (this model) on a five-year-old Dell Latitude D400 laptop. Bad disk, compatability issue, or doing something wrong? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by mccn on Jul 12, 2009 - 13 answers

2 Macs 1 HD

How can I connect 2 Macs to 1 HardDrive [more inside]
posted by Aya on Jul 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Feed my iPhone

A desktop, a laptop, an external hard drive, an iPhone, and me. How should I sync my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by doift on Jun 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Hard Drive Recoverable?

I just pulled an older computer out of the closet to donate, and yesterday it booted up fine. Today, I get an error stating "A disk read error occured, press CTL ALT DEL to reboot." I used UBCD for Windows and I cannot see the hard drive when I boot from there either. What other avenues should I explore to try and fix the disk, or is it toast and the files unrecoverable? I am willing to open it up. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by jules1651 on Jun 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Does a WD MyBook have a trouble light?

How to tell if WD MyBook mirroring has failed or drive has died? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Jun 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Data recovery on the cheap?

Anyone ever have any experience with Drive Fish? It's a data recovery company. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jun 22, 2009 - 9 answers

I don't want to boot from my MP3 drive, thanks.

Windows 7 thinks my data drive is a system drive, and insists on bringing it along to the System Backup party. I don't want this. How do I kill its System status? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 on Jun 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Quiet Please!

MacFilter: Help me choose a quiet internal hard drive? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jun 8, 2009 - 8 answers

What do I need to look at when buying a new laptop?

I'm in the market for a new laptop. Should I get a PC or Mac? What specs are important for me to look at when making a decision? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 2, 2009 - 31 answers

Hard Drive wipeout

Hard drive recovery: my external USB hard drive is mounting fine on both my mac and PC, however, all the files are showing up as garbage characters. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Jun 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Looking for a speedier Hard Drive

I'd like to upgrade to a speedier HD for gaming, as I'd like to eliminate some lag in the texture loading. Could someone help me understand the performance difference between two drives? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on May 20, 2009 - 23 answers

How do I figure out what is taking up all the space on my wife's macbook?

How do I figure out what is taking up all the space on my wife's macbook? [more inside]
posted by Grither on May 18, 2009 - 25 answers

PC won't recognize my HD.

My computer is having problems with recognizing capacity of hard drives or recognizing the drives at all. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Disk Utility error: false alarm, or bad omen?

In OS X on my iMac, Disk Utility asserts that my main, internal hard drive is "about to fail" and has been asserting this for several months. But my computer is running just fine... should I worry? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on May 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Choosing a filesystem for an external hdd

What filesystem should I use on my new USB 2.0 external hard drive? It'll mostly stay attached to an Ubuntu box and be used to store large video files for streaming to playback devices on my network, but I'd also like to be able to take it to a friend's house and plug it into whatever computer they happen to have. [more inside]
posted by contraption on May 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Can't boot AMD BIOS w/ plugged-in USB hard drive?

Why can't I boot my computer (even past BIOS) with a USB hard drive attached? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Apr 27, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I get my files from Point A to Point B?

I need to move several gigs of music files from one external hard drive to another. But, there are a few problems... [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 23, 2009 - 16 answers

A Momentus Hard Drive Decision

Do any retailers have the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 hard drive in stock? If not, should I just give up and buy a 5400.6? [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Heavy Disk Management

The company I work for has just installed a shared media solution for Final Cut Pro. It's basically a RAID array that two to three work stations access via Fiber Channel. We now have to move 10+ terabytes of material to the media server... and organize it. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Apr 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Losing my hard-drive virginity

n00bfilter: formatting hard drive, need all the help I can get! Specifically with Windows XP. everything inside... [more inside]
posted by alona on Apr 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Using a large music collection with a smaller-capacity DAP without a computer in between.

I'm hoping to use a portable harddrive with a USB storage device (Digital Audio Player, as it turns out) without a computer in between. Does such a product exist? Preferably at a non-exorbitant price? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Apr 7, 2009 - 14 answers

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