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Upgrading Hard Drive beyond PCs recommended capacity?

Would upgrading my hard drive again be pushing my luck? I'm already beyond my laptop's specifications. [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jan 12, 2008 - 11 answers

How should I erase my hard drive?

Asking for a friend: I guess I should erase my Macbook's hard drive before sending it back to Apple. How should I do it? [more inside]
posted by bassjump on Jan 7, 2008 - 33 answers

Picking out a hard drive

I have a very old laptop whose 3 GB (!) hard drive died. Can I put a fresh new 100 GB hard drive in there or should I replace with the exact model I took out? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jan 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Can't we all just get along?

I'm looking for an external storage solution that will play nice with an XP Desktop and a Kubuntu laptop...preferably at the same time [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Dec 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking for a VERY specific HDD enclosure...

Calling to the hive mind! Is anyone aware of a (reasonably priced (sub $150)) external hard drive (or, better, HDD enclosure) that meets the following specifications? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Dec 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me salvage a hard drive from a busted iMac

Help me figure out how to salvage my hard drive! [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Dec 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Need to transfer lots of data from old internal drives to new external drive.

I have two IDE hard drives in my closet, and I need to get the info on them into a new external drive. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Dec 4, 2007 - 4 answers

A good external storage option for $100 and under?

What is a good external HD option for around $100 that focuses on reliability and capacity? Speed is unimportant and I am willing to use an enclosure/internal HD as an option. [more inside]
posted by Empyrean_72 on Nov 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Where's my 7.7 Gigs? Missing space on my Macbook.

I have a 100 GB drive in my Macbook. Formatted, it appears as as 92.7 GB according to the Leopard Disk Utility. I've used 37.7 GB, and both the Disk Utility and Finder state that I have 47.3 GB free. So where's the missing 7.7 GB? [more inside]
posted by MiG on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

enclosure for 2.5in and 3.5in drives?

Is there such a thing as a hard drive enclosure that supports both SATA 2.5in and 3.5in drives? [more inside]
posted by advil on Nov 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Why is my harddrive empty?

My windows didn't want to boot up, so I bought a new hard disc installed Windows on it and made the old one slave. The old hard disc reads as completely empty. Why? [more inside]
posted by A! on Nov 4, 2007 - 15 answers

How can I accurately determine which drive is actually failing?

One of my hard drives threw a SMART error last night, but the symptoms are inconsistent with the self-diagnosis. What is the best way to do further testing? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Oct 31, 2007 - 9 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

How to wipe a dead hard drive?

How to wipe a dead hard drive? After backing up my data to a recently purchased external drive, it promptly failed (and produced a horrible, burning electronics odor). As I'm still within the 14 day return policy, I shouldn't have any trouble returning it. However: I want to wipe all of my personal data from the drive first. How to do that with a drive that won't mount? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Oct 29, 2007 - 16 answers

Is Time Machine in Mac OS X 10.5 really a good full hard drive backup solution?

Is Time Machine in Mac OS X 10.5 really a good full hard drive backup solution? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Making space on a Mac drive

Will I screw up my Mac if I empty out the /Library/Printers folder? [more inside]
posted by felix betachat on Oct 20, 2007 - 12 answers

RMA or not?

Should I RMA a refurbished drive sent to me where the website didn't mention is was refurbished? I order a drive a few months ago with 1 year warranty, and it has just failed on me. I looked closer at the drive and it was a refurbish. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on Oct 17, 2007 - 5 answers

2nd internal harddive

if my computer crashes will I lose my data on my second internal harddrive like I would on my first? [more inside]
posted by Rustbeard on Oct 14, 2007 - 14 answers

ESATA Drive crashing computer

E-SATA Hard drive freezing my computer. [more inside]
posted by bigtalldave101 on Oct 11, 2007 - 3 answers

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

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