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Protecting a LaCie desktop hard drive?

Are there any protective covers or cases available for the LaCie d2 Quadra? [more inside]
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal on Oct 7, 2007 - 3 answers

not one of my finer moments...

I spilled hard cider on my computer desk, and it got into the openings of my external HDD - while it was on and running. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Oct 2, 2007 - 6 answers

IDE Channel Transfer Mode via WMI and PowerShell?

IDE Channel Transfer Mode via WMI and PowerShell? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Oct 2, 2007 - 2 answers

Connect my drive to my mac please!

How do I connect my NTFS hard drive to my new mac? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Sep 26, 2007 - 5 answers

NTFS hard drive keeps switching to RAW.

Why does my hard drive keep losing it's file system and switching from NTFS to RAW? [more inside]
posted by itchylick on Sep 22, 2007 - 2 answers

durability of PMP drives

Flash memory vs hard drive in a personal media player: do the hard drives have serious reliablility/durablility issues in the portable media players like iPod and Archos? I expect I'll drop the thing a few times (or more), and wouldn't enjoy sending a hard drive model off for expensive repair/replacement. Any thoughts on what percentage of hard drive equipped media players require repair? Bonus points: what software (preferably freeware) would be able to pull a single frame from the videos I make for the player and print/save it as a jpg? The vids would be mp4, avi, or wmv.
posted by bbranden1 on Sep 19, 2007 - 16 answers

What can cause bad blocks in two different hard drives?

Two hard drives in a row have developed bad blocks. What could be causing this? Heat is not an issue. [more inside]
posted by Yogurt on Sep 19, 2007 - 10 answers

How fried is my drive?

Is my USB hard drive recoverable? Due to some bad wiring on my part, one of my USB ports rendered my external hard drive useless. [more inside]
posted by adverb on Sep 14, 2007 - 6 answers

How to get password out of Firefox on old hard drive?

How can I get a saved password out of Firefox on an old hard drive, connected to the computer via USB? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Sep 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Cleaning the Slate

What's the best way to wipe a hard drive clean? [more inside]
posted by Poolio on Sep 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Where to send Macbook Pro for Hard Drive upgrade?

Where to send Macbook Pro for hard drive upgrade? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Sep 6, 2007 - 18 answers

Broken Partition Table

I accidently made 2 partitions out of a 1 partition drive that had valuable data on it. Help me get back to normal. [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Aug 29, 2007 - 8 answers

Pimp my drive?

MacUserFilter: Help me figure out which configuration I need for my new MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Aug 29, 2007 - 8 answers

How to take an internal hard drive and make it external

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
posted by smithmac_99 on Aug 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Will airport x-ray machines damage an external hard drive?

Do airport x-ray machines damage external hard drives? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 28, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I transfer my current Ubuntu system to a new, larger hard drive?

How do I transfer my current Ubuntu system to a new, larger hard drive? [more inside]
posted by bonecrusher on Aug 21, 2007 - 10 answers

two computers in one?

I have one computer and two hard drives. I'd like to emulate 2 completely separate computers. That is, each hard drive will have a separate Windows XP image and I will choose at startup which one to boot. OK so far, but, I do not want either Win XP image to ever see or interact with the other one in any way. If I am running from one hard drive, I want the other one to be completely invisible. Possible? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Aug 17, 2007 - 34 answers

Where did it go?

Mac OS X question for you, MeFi. My fiancee's 120 gig hd has 40 gigs missing. [more inside]
posted by The Castle on Aug 16, 2007 - 16 answers

Macbook hard drive recovery

My wife's Macbook 60gb hard drive has started clicking and disappeared from startup. Can't access it it any way and would like to get our wedding and honeymoonn photos from it - any recommendations on data recovery services in London for mac sata hard drives? Best quote I've had so far is £300. [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Aug 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Clone a laptop drive

What is the easiest way to make a bit-perfect copy of a potentially failing laptop hard drive? The copy target would be a new 2.5" drive that I'd then install in the same laptop. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 11, 2007 - 37 answers

How do I clean the data off these donation-bound hard drives?

How do I clean the data off these old hard drives without using software or a mallet? [more inside]
posted by jamaro on Aug 10, 2007 - 14 answers

Shipping bytes

Shipping hard drives - need good robust packaging... [more inside]
posted by fluffycreature on Aug 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Probably just a dead hard drive, right?

I was happily surfing when suddenly my computer died. The LED light on the front was still on, monitor still on, modem still connected, but the screen was black, and remained black after rebooting. Is this a hard drive failure or something else? [more inside]
posted by happyturtle on Aug 3, 2007 - 18 answers

Laptop Hardware Issue Filter: Hard drive not doing much after replacing a power jack. Help?

Resoldered a connection on my laptop DC power jack, and now the hard drives are creeping along until they stall out. What the F is going on? [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch on Jul 29, 2007 - 15 answers

Memory test failure? What's that?

Computingretardfilter: I've got a stubborn old desktop that I don't know what to do with. "Memory test failure", it tells me. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Jul 28, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I get my PC to recognize my Apple-formatted external hard drive?

How do I get my PC to recognize my Apple-formatted external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jul 16, 2007 - 5 answers

File recovery from a formatted drive

How can I recover a file from an accidentally quick-formated laptop? [more inside]
posted by springload on Jul 10, 2007 - 8 answers

how to clone failing disk in RAID 0 array

One of the disks in my hardware RAID 0 system drive array is failing, but it's still booting for the moment. Is there any tool I can use to clone just the failing physical disk to another identical one? [more inside]
posted by nnovik on Jul 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me upgrade my MacBook HD!

Help me upgrade my MacBook HD! There have been previous threads covering topics around this, and they threw up a few interesting ideas, but I need some specifics. [more inside]
posted by macdara on Jul 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Aren't the Mac Geniuses usually right?

Am I courting disaster by doubting the Mac Genius? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Jun 18, 2007 - 29 answers

Why is a hard drive preventing my computer from turning on?

Why is a hard drive preventing my computer from turning on? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Jun 11, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I separately manage internal hard drives?

Is there a way to manage two internal hard drives separately, so that one turns off after a short period of inactivity while the other stays running? [more inside]
posted by Paul KC on Jun 10, 2007 - 6 answers

What kind of a converter do I need to backup my laptop hard drive?

What kind of a converter do I need to backup my laptop hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Jun 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Click of Death, and then my drive works again? What gives?

It was failing, but now it's not? Wednesday morning, I woke up to my Powerbook stalling. I got the beachball of doom when I tried to log in from sleep and it lasted 20 minutes, so I powered off and rebooted. On reboot, it took 30 minutes plus to load to the desktop, and my desktop icons didn't appear. I held the book to my ear and heard it -- yes, the "click of death." [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on May 31, 2007 - 9 answers

Am I killing my laptop by holding it sideways?

Am I killing my laptop by holding it sideways (like a book)? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on May 25, 2007 - 12 answers

What's the max size harddrive I can put in a MacBook?

I'd like to put a larger HD in my MacBook, but I can find any reference to the max size I can put in it. I have an Intel Core Duo MacBook (2GHz). I purchased it around Sept. 2006. The stock 60GB HD is full. I saw a recommendation for a Seagate Momentus 160GB at 7200rpm. Can I go above 160GB? Is there a max that this laptop can handle? I'm leaning towards 7200rpm for better performance, but will this impact battery life??
posted by jpep on May 21, 2007 - 12 answers

How to clone a harddrive?

I want to install a bigger hard drive to my laptop. How do I clone the current hard drive to the new one so I don't have to reinstall windows on the new disk? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on May 9, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I grant my hard drive permission to boot up?

Can I make my backup drive bootable without having to wipe it clean and start over from scratch? [more inside]
posted by umbú on May 9, 2007 - 5 answers

I want to use my Vista CD as skeet.

I (apparently) messed up my partition, and now Windows thinks my hard drive is half the size it actually is. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Unstable Mac! Advice for testing RAM?

My Mac is totally messed up! Help! (Hardware issue, probably ram chips, maybe HD) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Apr 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Network hard drive makes external internet connection impossible!

I have a NAS network hard drive plugged into my router that I use to host my iTunes library. Whenever I'm accessing the drive (especially when syncing the iPod or ripping CDs, but also sometimes when playing songs) all the computers on the network including mine lose most of their external internet connectivity. Is there any way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Mar 29, 2007 - 5 answers

How to transfer files onto my upgraded macbook pro internal hard drive?

I'm installing a new internal hard drive in my MacBook Pro. CompUSA has offered to move everything from my existing hard drive onto the new drive, but they want to charge $100. Is this easy enough that I should just do it on my own? How would I do it? [more inside]
posted by stilly on Mar 21, 2007 - 16 answers

should i start ritually cannibilizing ibooks?

broken ibook conundrum: help me come up with an affordable and sensible replacement solution? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

I need a neo-Moses to help partition my harddrive

I can't access 300 GBs of personal files on my external hard drive due to a file corruption. Is it possible to salvage the data? [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Mar 13, 2007 - 9 answers

What could be the problem with sharing an external drive?

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]
posted by plaidrabbit on Mar 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Why WinME? My mother fears computers almost as much as she fears change.

[WindowsFilter]: I need to back up and then transfer everything to a new computer. Difficulty: Old pc is WinME; hard drive is failing. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Mar 9, 2007 - 5 answers

My hard drive's about to die, isn't it?

A Google and AskMe search leads me to believe that my laptop's hard drive is about to fail. (Files missing, slow access, system running warmly). Yay or nay? Is it the software or the system? [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Mar 8, 2007 - 6 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 4, 2007 - 25 answers

Purchasing an external drive. Questions...

Need more hard drive space... am about to buy a 500 or 600 gb external (LaCie) drive and mentioned it to a friend and she said not to go higher than a 320 due to overheating problems. Experienced MeFites, what do you say? Also, being a Firewire person, I have a dumb USB 2.0 question: can they be chained together? Any other drive anecdotes that might be useful in my purchase are appreciated. I'm on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 1, 2007 - 23 answers

External hard drive has split personality

Why does the drive letter for my external hard drive keep changing? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Feb 28, 2007 - 10 answers

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