Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories

Can I Back Up a PC When It's Off?

Jim Lane asked if he could back up computers when they are not turned on.

Transfer Files From a Really Old PC

Rosalyn wants to move data from a 14-year-old, Windows 98 computer to a brand new one.

Move an Old Hard Drive to a New PC

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

Can You Put an SSD and HDD In a Laptop?

George McCluney asked about putting an SSD and an HDD together in a laptop.

The Best of Both Worlds: An SSD and a HDD

Patrick Couzens asked about using both an SSD and an HDD in the same computer

Travel Smart: The Best Tech Gear for the Road

You can take it with you. A digital nomad reveals his favorite mobile equipment for traveling light.

How to Encrypt a Hard Drive

Use encryption to prevent outsiders from gaining easy access to data on your hard drives and flash drives.


Migrate to a New PC Without Benefit of Monitor

Barrbender plans to migrate files to a new PC. One problem: He has only one monitor and therefore can’t run the two PC simultaneously.

How to Install an SSD in Your Laptop

Laptops are ideal candidates for solid state drives: These drives are more rugged and shock resistant than standard hard drives, since they have no moving parts.


Backup on the Road

Matt travels on business a lot. He asked the Answer Line forum for suggestions on backing up his data while on the road.

An Old Hard Drive and OS in a New PC

Terry Marshall asked if he could move his old hard drive, unchanged, to his new PC

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