Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

External hard drives can provide both backup and storage. But don't use the same drive for both.

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How to upgrade to a larger hard drive

Your hard drive (or SSD) is overflowing. You’ve just bought a new one with a larger capacity. Now what do you do?

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My hard drive is making scary sounds

A noisy hard drive is probably a dying hard drive. Here's how to get the files off before time runs out.

How to partition a hard drive

David Beanblossom asked how to split a hard drive into multiple partitions

When your PC doesn't recognize a 2nd drive

Creeds installed an old hard drive into a new machine as a second drive. He's having problems getting it to work.

How to make room on your Windows partition

Acharya1987's C: drive is running out of space. I offer my suggestions, as does the Answer Line forum.