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2161 Pram Message for inaccessible storage device -- fixable?

My Data Traveller has become inaccessible showing up only in my devices and printers window as 2261 Pram, a new term for me. Placing the memory stick in other USB ports not helping and location G:\ seems impenetrable and unchain able as does everything on my storage device. Is there any chance the data is recoverable or has it died on me for good? I usually can fix and recover my own files -- until now...
posted by Alexandra Kitty on Feb 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Wanted: bombproof, redundant, fast, accessible data storage

I have tens of thousands of photo, video and music files. I want to store them in a way that is reliable and rapidly accessible. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by googly on Apr 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me design a home server.

Help me design a home server for Photoshop work. Reliable, easy to expand, and cheap are the priorities. Lots of sub-questions inside. [more inside]
posted by scose on Dec 27, 2011 - 14 answers

How to pick SSDs

How do I decide what the best (balancing reliability and speed) SSD (SATA II) is, for x dollars?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Beam me up

So, I have nearly a terabyte of photos of my daughter stored on a computer which has been taken over by tr/crypt.xpack.gen (if that is your real name). It would probably be best that I store the photos on some sort of server somewhere (clouds?), but I know nothing of such things. Any advice on online storage, computer security, and not shooting in raw would be greatly appreciated. Please help, as we would rather not have to force my daughter back in the womb to recreate the photos of her birth. [more inside]
posted by defreckled on May 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Local cloud storage

Looking for a transparent NAS storage solution [more inside]
posted by Brennus on Jan 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside...

Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 8, 2010 - 11 answers

home office horror

Help! I'm married to a computer geek, and we are in desperate need of some home office solutions. [more inside]
posted by onepot on Mar 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Digital photo/video set-up

I do a fair amount of photo/video editing and would like to step things up with some new equipment. I'm going to replace my overheating, broken screen hinge laptop with a desktop and monitor, but I know nothing about gigs and ram and video cards. Any other suggestions regarding photo storage, organization, and editing software are welcome. [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Mar 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me make my computer backup checklist

BackupFilter: My new replacement laptop arrives tomorrow--help me make sure I don't forget anything critical in my backup process when I transfer everything to the new computer because I have to ship the old one back to Dell (hard drive as well). [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Nov 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Little deaths 4kb at a time

Is my data gone? Convoluted data storage question involving two Macs, a Drobo, and some file permission errors... Question on possible recovery options, and questions on how to stop it from happening again. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 23, 2009 - 5 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

Where can I store my files?

Would online storage sites (livedrive, adrive, humyo, JungleDisk) monitor uploaded content and delete illegal or pornographic files? Which site is most stable and likely to last long term? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Feb 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Files files everywhere but not a byte to eat

How can I efficiently and quickly find the files I need? Both short term and long term solutions needed. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Feb 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Which USB Mass Storage Device is which?

How can I change the generic name "USB Mass Storage Device" in my Vista system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Elegant additional storage for EEE Box?

Is there an elegant way to equip the EEE Box with massive storage? [more inside]
posted by mr.dan on Dec 12, 2008 - 6 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

How should I tote my stuff, including a laptop, on my bike?

How should I tote my stuff, including a laptop, on my bike? (Backpacks and messenger bags need not apply.) [more inside]
posted by Project F on Jun 23, 2008 - 12 answers

What is the highest memory capacity of USB flash drive available in the market?

What is the highest memory storage capacity for USB portable Flash drive in the market right now? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jun 18, 2008 - 4 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

Putting photos on Picasa from yahoo mail

When I receive photos in my yahoo email from family and friends, what is the easiest way to download them to picasa? I have picasa on my computer and I also paid $20 to have picasa storage on the internet. It seems very time consuming. Also, is there an easy way to put all my photos that are on my computer to the picasa storage on the internet? Thank you so much.
posted by seekingsimplicity on Apr 7, 2008 - 4 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

Hacking a Maxtor external drive

Upgrading (hacking) a 40 GB Maxtor 3000LE USB external drive? [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Apr 7, 2006 - 5 answers

I need a Terabyte!

What's the best way of adding a Terabyte of reliable, contiguous, archive-quality storage to my system? By 'best' I mean Toyota Corolla as opposed to Hummer. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 22, 2006 - 48 answers

How to transfer a big file?

I want to get a file from my mac to my pc -- the file is just slightly too big to fit on a CD-R. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Oct 12, 2005 - 15 answers

Seeking PC power supply recommendation

I am in the process of building an AMD Sempron 2400+ based file storage machine. I am seeking recommendation for how big a power supply I need. I am planning on 4 to 5 (may be 6 in future) 250GB Seagates, 2x320GB WD Sata drives, 1 DVD writer, Geforce FX 5500 video card. The $50 case has a stock 480W PSU. I am wondering if I need more juice and possibly something by a well known brand ? I recently built an Athlon box with Seasonic 430 PSU. Seems pretty quiet. Not sure if I should get another of those.
posted by flyby22 on Jul 31, 2005 - 13 answers

Recommendations wanted for a mobile hard drive

Anyone have any favourites when it comes to mobile hard drives? I'm looking to replace a 40GB+ Lacie Pocketdrive unit. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Feb 23, 2005 - 8 answers

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