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Posts Tagged ‘hard drive’



Drive Size – Advertised vs. Actual

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Why does my brand new hard drive have a smaller capacity than advertised? Continue reading

Skipping Audio Part 1

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If your audio skips while it’s playing, it may be a problem with your RAM. Here’s a brief explanation of it. Continue reading

Is it safe to run both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same computer? A look at how it’s done. Continue reading

Ron wants to know if he can just install a mirrored external drive into his computer in case of hard drive failure. Continue reading

Why Keep XP?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

If you’re not using an old computer, is it necessary to keep the operating system on the old machine? The answer is “yes” if you want to run programs, but “no” if you want to remove the drive to use as an external drive to store documents. Continue reading

Wanting to use an external hard drive to store stuff on from various computers? Great idea! Here are some pointers. Continue reading

Getting Rid of an Old Hard Drive

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Did dunking my old hard drive in the sink get rid of the datat? How do you get rid of the data on an old hard drive? Not by giving it a bath, but by using these tips. Continue reading

Back Up That Hard Drive

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

How to back up to that new external hard drive. Continue reading

When it comes to computers there are two terms people are often confused about: memory and storage. The confusing thing is depending on the manufacturer or advertisement the words can be switched or replaced with other ones like… Continue reading

Are you in the market for a new hard drive or backup storage device and notice they come in two different types: solid state memory/hard drives and mechanical/traditional drives. So why would… Continue reading

How To Fix That Full Hard Drive

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

A full hard drive can cause all kinds of problems for your machine, including but not limited to a slow computer and, ultimately, hard drive failure. There are a number of possible reasons for this. Continue reading

Do you have thousands of pictures, documents and songs you couldn’t stand to lose? Find out how to tell if your hard drive is going to die and how to replace it. Continue reading

By defragmenting the hard drive all the files that can be lined up together are moved so that the hard drive reads files faster, has less movement needed, and lasts longer. Continue reading

Are solid state hard drives (SSD’s) good for external storage? Find out if it’s worth it to buy a SSD for your external hard drive and who makes the best ones. Continue reading

The Case of the Dual Hard Drives

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

If you have the opportunity to get a computer with dual hard drives, I say “go for it”. This article explains why. Continue reading

The Case of the Gray Defrag

Friday, April 13th, 2012

If your defrag is gray and it’s ruining your day, you can fix it! Here’s a way! Continue reading

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