So I have two external hard drives that have issues. I spoke with a local computer repair/data recovery company, they are estimating $350-700 for the pair. The data on there isn't actually worth that much to me. Are there any recovery steps I should try on my own? [more inside]
How bad an idea is storing my backup disks (hard drives in my car)? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
I recently bought a new 1TB external hard drive to store my microscopy images. What is the best way to partition and index the drive so that I can easily store and access thousands of images? [more inside]
I have a portable usb hard drive that I use for keeping all my documents / backups on. Windows seems to love using this drive for everything, for example I am installing IE7 from windows update, and it is using the drive to hold all the temporary files during the install. Because of this the drive is always in use and I can never eject it. [more inside]
I have an external usb drive running off my Windows 7 computer. It keeps switching back to Read-Only, so when I try to send files to it, it merely appends a file and adds a number to its name, instead of re-writing the entire file. I've tried to change it back, but it does not stay changed. The minute I refresh the page, the read-only status comes back! Is there some setting I'm missing? Is there something in Windows 7 that's causing this to happen?
Anyone own one of these? MvixBOX. I'm wondering if it lived up to your expectations.
How can I change the generic name "USB Mass Storage Device" in my Vista system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog? [more inside]
How can I back up my digital photos while travelling without a laptop? [more inside]
What is the highest memory storage capacity for USB portable Flash drive in the market right now? [more inside]
Can an ATA-7 hard drive be used as a replacement for an ATA-6 hard drive? [more inside]
What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
How long can a hard drive store data ? [more inside]
Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
I have a new LaCie 800GB Ethernet NAS disk. It's advertised as working well in a cross-platform environment. It sits on my lab's LAN with three XP boxes and three Mac G5s. But it's been trouble from the beginning . . . . [more inside]
Network drive question: can anyone give a strong thumbs-up or -down on the use of a home-office level network drive? [more inside]
What should I do with my new hard drive? [more inside]