9 posts tagged with hdd and harddisk.
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How to get Win 7 to recognize a large HDD

How can I get Windows 7 64bit to recognize my 3 TB SATA hard drive? BIOS sees it, it works fine under Ubuntu, but it doesn't show up in Win 7's disk manager / storage tool. [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Optimizing an external hard drive

Let's say I want to buy a new external hard drive. I can pick a case with a particular interface (USB2/USB3/FW400/FW800/eSATA) and a mechanism with certain performance characteristics (RPM, latency, transfer rate, etc). Is there a straightforward heuristic that will tell me "if you're using interface X, don't bother buying a mechanism faster than Y."? [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Feb 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Weird BSOD on Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop

Picking up Acer Aspire 3100 Notebook causes blue screen of death! [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Dec 31, 2010 - 1 answer

Brand new computer slower than older one?

Brand new 13" MacBook Pro feeling sluggish and occasionally freezing. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Lazarus?

I still have hope for my dead HDD. How do I bring it back to life? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Feb 5, 2008 - 9 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

Is it possible to use a USB hard disc enclosure with a CD-ROM?

Is it possible to use a USB hard disc enclosure with a CD-R/RW? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Feb 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Will somebody get this HDD to shut up already?!

How can I get my dad's computer's HDD to stop thinking constantly? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Oct 8, 2006 - 14 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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