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I just wanna buy the drives naked and have one adapter to rule them all

What is the best solution for having a whole bunch of hard drives and being able to easily swap them around? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Sep 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Hard Drive Purgatory

The Last-External-Hard-Drive-I-Ever-Buy is stuck between heaven and hell. Can anyone please help me figure out how to rescue it? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Sep 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Data dilemma

JudgeMe: is it ethical to buy a hard drive enclosure for the express purpose of data recovery and then return the enclosure immediately after the data has been recovered? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Aug 31, 2008 - 34 answers

Should I return a HD under warranty if it contained personal info?

Hard Drive Crashed after a week... should I risk a return under warranty if it contains personal info? [more inside]
posted by Auden on Aug 25, 2008 - 16 answers

Can I try to rescue data off my dead macbook?

Looks like my macbook's harddrive just failed. Sucks. Some of my data is not backed up. What should I do before taking it to the apple store? [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Aug 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Hard drive access

I had a 5 year old dell desktop that died due to motherboard malfunction about a year ago. I removed the hard drive and am attempting to retrieve the data from it. [more inside]
posted by Candide on Aug 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Tell me about current NAS manufacturers and technology?

Tell me about Network Attached Storage ( NAS )? In particular what current manufactuers should I avoid for a typical 1 terabyte (or greater) RAID array? I'm also interested in general information and pitfalls for NAS devices and implementations. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Aug 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Strongbad, do you have 400,000 viruses?

My MP3 files are scrambled... but now only on my MP3 player! Is my MP3 player somehow defunct? Are my .mp3 files corrupted? Please help! [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Aug 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Laptop Hard Drive Decision - which one is best for my needs?

Which HD would be a better (read: faster) drive for my soon to buy MBP? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Aug 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Strongbad, do you have a virus?

Help me figure out what the hellfire is wrong with my .mp3 files? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Aug 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Macbook drive in a PC?

Is there anything that would prevent a working Macbook hard drive from working in a PC notebook? Is there something different about them that makes them not work in a PC?
posted by raddevon on Jul 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Can I replace my dead old Thinkpad HDD with a generic one?

I have an ancient Thinkpad 570, and the hard drive finally died. Hardware not recognized. I've pulled out the old one (it rattles ominously) and am wondering if I can replace it with a new generic laptop drive, rather than having to go with overpriced proprietary stuff. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Software RAID Dies: Which disk is dead?

A disk in your Server2003 software RAID fails: How do you know which physical disk to pull? [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Jul 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Here a Drive, there a Drive...

What to do with a spare laptop hard drive...please help [more inside]
posted by TeachTheDead on Jul 24, 2008 - 13 answers

How to get my hard drive to recognize other drives.

I have two computer hard drives installed onto one machine, and no CD for the first hard drive. The computer doesn't recognize USB ports nor the DVD drive on one of the hard drives. How can I fix that? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me examine my FAT.

How can I figure out what file a particular FAT32 sector belongs to? [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Jul 20, 2008 - 3 answers

There are 10 kinds of people in this world: those who can deal in binary and those who can't.

How is data on my hard drive retrievable even after it is written over? [more inside]
posted by pixlboi on Jul 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me keep my apps!

Upgrading HDD in my MacBook. I'd like to preserve my apps and preferences while re-installing Tiger. I have a backup that would be bootable if not for the fact that it's sitting on a non-Firewire external HD. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Jul 15, 2008 - 4 answers

How to protect these drives?

Where could I purchase a bunch of Seagate's Seashell plastic hard drive cases? [more inside]
posted by estherbester on Jul 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me backup my system.

Data Backup Filter: I have about 6TB (yes TB, not GB) of data. I need to back it up BEFORE it crashes. I also need a good way to share it on the network. How can I do this? Details within... [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 8, 2008 - 28 answers

Moving old data to a new drive

I am upgrading my PC and I have questions regarding transferring my data. This is probably a total newbie question but I can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere. [more inside]
posted by Zaximus on Jul 1, 2008 - 8 answers

How to store hard drives?

Is there a foolproof way of storing internal hard drives for external (hot swappable) use? [more inside]
posted by speek on Jun 30, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I get data off a bad hard drive?

I am having a very unusual problem with my hard drive and CANNOT recover any data from it after trying numerous methods. Please help me with your technical expertise. [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Jun 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Should I buy an eee PC?

How do I get DVD video onto a optical driveless PC? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Jun 27, 2008 - 9 answers

How many hard drives does it take, before WinXP can see them?

External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Could the fact that iTunes skipping be a sign that I need a new hard drive?

I just got my Macbook back from the Apple Store today after they replaced the logic board on the unit. I've noticed that every song I play in iTunes seems to skip. Finding this odd, I opened up the Activity Monitor and looked at disk usage. It seems like whenever a read to the disk is made, iTunes seems to begin skipping. Furthermore, I have the same problem after trying to play mp3's via mpg123. I'm worried that the skipping could be a sign my hard drive might be failing. I recently installed a brand new 250 GB hard drive from Newegg about a month and a half ago, so I'm somewhat skeptical. Is it a reasonable concern?
posted by phr4gmonk3y on Jun 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Clone hard drive for future use

My XP Home running laptop hard drive has started making clicking and grinding sounds. Previous questions cover cloning the hard drive. This is more desirable than reinstalling everything or just backing up My Documents and Settings. Is it possible to create a clone or an image or something that is stored on my home server indefinitely, so that once my hard drive does die I can use it to recreate the current settings on a new drive?
posted by billtron on Jun 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Save my data before the disk asplode

My external hard-drive's on the fritz. What can I do to make sure I get all my data off it before it goes? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jun 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Where's the best place online to shop for a hard drive?

I need a new hard drive for my laptop. Best place to shop? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 28, 2008 - 20 answers

Help with wirelessly backing up laptop?

Help, Backup-Filter: "Access Denied" error when using Memeo's AutoBackup Software to wirelessly backup a laptop HD to a password protected external hard drive that is directy connected to the wireless router via USB. [more inside]
posted by Phire on May 18, 2008 - 1 answer

Standard new PC blues

Various quandaries in building a new PC [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on May 13, 2008 - 21 answers

Question module

Question about laptop hard drives: "Plug-in module"? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on May 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Backing up Multiple Computers to One Hard Drive

Are there any issues with backing up multiple computers to one external hard drive? And which drives come with simple, one touch backup software? [more inside]
posted by 1-2punch on May 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me find my old hard drive.

Why would my hard drive show up in the BIOS, but not in Windows? [more inside]
posted by DulcineaX on May 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Hard drive pain.

Highly technical hard drive filter: My hard drive failed. Came home, and PC was sitting at the "where's my hard drive" BIOS screen, to my great horror. [more inside]
posted by gjc on Apr 27, 2008 - 9 answers

ATA-7 to replace ATA-6?

Can an ATA-7 hard drive be used as a replacement for an ATA-6 hard drive? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Apr 17, 2008 - 5 answers

power - i dont has it. =(

I consider this to be google cheating, but I honestly know nothing of this. Get me a power supply - model #atx-300-12e or the equivalent. Asap. Please. [more inside]
posted by damnjezebel on Apr 9, 2008 - 14 answers

Damn you, computers!

I lost the little jumper that sets the SATA drive from SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) to SATA I (1.5 Gb/s). Where can I buy/steal a replacement?
posted by jytsai on Apr 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Is my Ikea desk killing my MacBook Pro hard drive?

Bizarre Hard Drive Failure Filter: Is it possible that my desk from Ikea is helping to send my hard drive to an early grave? [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Apr 5, 2008 - 20 answers

How can I see total drive space in my pc?

Can anyone help with a program to show total drive space in a PC across multiple drives? [more inside]
posted by mrbenn on Mar 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Grind, Grind, Grind goes the Hard Drive

Can this laptop be saved? All was good. Then it sounded like there was a part loose and rolling around inside my laptop for a few seconds. The hard drive started running slooowwwly with some additional crunching and grinding noises. On reboot I got an I/0 error then a no bootable drive error. [more inside]
posted by 26.2 on Mar 14, 2008 - 8 answers


I think I'm finally switching to Ubuntu on my main machine. I have two 160GB external drives, currently both with NTFS, currently mirrored (by software, not a RAID). With what and how should I format/use these guys? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Mar 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Help get data from a raid partition

I would like to recover data from two SATA hard drives that were once part of a single logical partition under Linux [more inside]
posted by KirTakat on Mar 8, 2008 - 2 answers

What's accessing my hard drive.

What the blazes is making my hard drive work so hard? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Mar 6, 2008 - 19 answers

Enclose me.

Questions about getting an external hard drive enclosure. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Mar 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Clean me up, Scotty!

What's the best way to erase my hard drive for resale if I don't have original OS reinstall CDs to work with? [more inside]
posted by rhoticity on Feb 29, 2008 - 13 answers

Honest and skilled Apple shop in Hollywood, FL?

I would like to find a computer shop in the Hollywood, FL area that can replace the hard drive in my fiancee's iBook G4. It's way too complicated for me to do it myself so DIY is not an option. Apple's "genius bar" refuses to do it so I guess we need to find a local computer tech shop. Any recommendations on a skilled and trustworthy place?
posted by R_Nebblesworth on Feb 24, 2008 - 12 answers

Photoshop cannot open cr2 and jpg files in a single folder on an external harddrive

I can no longer open a number of raw and jpg files in a single folder on an external harddrive. What's going on? Is my harddrive about to die? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Feb 16, 2008 - 5 answers

A->B instead of B->A?!?!?

How to recover from sync-ing a RAID 1 the wrong way? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Feb 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Why are transfers to my external firewire drive so slow?

What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

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