Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories
Nobody likes backing up, but one day, it’ll save your bacon. Here are the most efficient methods of protecting your stuff, no matter what your situation.
Don Homan's hard drive crashed. What should he do?
Recover data using the freezer and Frisbee tricks and more.
Mike Bell asked the Answer Line forum what an image backup actually backs up; I offer more advice than he asked for
Carperl asked the Answer Line forum what size external hard drive he should buy for backup
A reader's purchase of a solid-state drive from NewEgg.com goes bad. Also: Samsung recalls three months' worth of Jitterbug cell phones.
Brian Ellis wants to know the best way to secure an old PC for a new owner
Tom Luoma asked why I often recommend backing up your hard drive with imaging software, but never mention cloning software.
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Here are all 57 of the tips and tricks we've pulled together for PCs, laptops, smartphones, cameras, the Web and more.
Repartitioning software told Bloodboughtme that his hard drive had "bad blocks." He asked the Answer Line forum for advise.