Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories
When Wendell tries to boot his PC, an error message announces a disk read error. It's as if his hard drive--with three year's worth of work on it--doesn't exist.
You might need an adapter or two, but it is possible to recycle those old platters. The question is, are you better off turning them into an external drive?
This option may sometimes be necessary for a drive. Here's the procedure, step by step.
Intel’s Smart Response Technology can significantly accelerate system performance, without your having to spring for an expensive, high-capacity solid-state drive. Here's how to set it up.
Arther needs to make room on his hard disk drive. He asked the Desktops forum for advice.
When Kennyrosenyc turns on his PC, it dies before it even begins to boot. He asked the Windows forum for help
Is your flash drive, external hard drive, or other drive suddenly refusing to let you write anything to it or delete files? Here's the fix.
Ericuse165 has a friend with a PC that's making a grinding noise. Eric asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum for advice.
Looking to slash your Windows PC's boot time to the bone? We'll show you how we made one system boot 30 percent faster--without any hardware upgrades.
Boost your hard-drive performance, add redundancy, or do both by converting your PC to use a RAID setup.
If you're still thinking about your hard drive in Windows XP terms, it's time to learn how Windows 7 handles the not-so-big-deal that is defragmentation.
Jim Lane asked if he could back up computers when they are not turned on.
Rosalyn wants to move data from a 14-year-old, Windows 98 computer to a brand new one.
Trill asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about moving the hard drive from an old PC to a new one, then booting Windows XP
George McCluney asked about putting an SSD and an HDD together in a laptop.