Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories

How Do I Back Up My Data?

Follow these quick and simple instructions to protect your valuable files.

Hard Drive Crashes Explained

Siouxfan asked the Answer Line forum to define a hard drive crash is and explain what can cause it

Should I Update My Recovery Partition to Windows 7?

CliffSees is about to upgrade his PC to Windows 7. He asked the Answer Line forum if he can upgrade his PC’s recover partition, as well.

Back Up Multiple Computers on One External Drive

ArloG asked the Storage forum if one can back up more than one PC onto a single external hard drive.

The ABCs of SSDs

Whether you buy a new PC with a solid state drive already installed, or choose to upgrade your existing drive, zippy performance makes an SSD an appealing option.

Move to a New Hard Drive

Joseph Blough Jr. plans to upgrade his hard drive. How does he move Windows, his applications, and his files to their new, larger home?

Resize Your Partitions

Conrado Bryson Bush wants to resize the partitions on his hard drive

Can I Clone My Hard Drive to a New PC?

Orlando Rodriguez wants to move programs and files from an old XP PC to a new Windows 7 one via an image backup

How to Partition Your PC's Hard Drive

Disk partitioning--separating your hard drive into multiple independent volumes--can relieve all sorts of computer-related headaches.

Recover Files From a NAS

Frederic Hugues asked about recovering missing files from an NAS drive

Hard Drive but No PC

Jen's PC died. All she has left is the hard drive. How does she get back her data?

PCWorld's Giant Cable Guide

Here's how to identify every important audio, video, PC, peripheral, and networking cable.


How to Upgrade Your Laptop's Hard Drive to an SSD

Want to speed up your laptop and lengthen its battery life? Swap the hard disk drive out for a speedy solid-state drive.