Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories
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.
Joseph Blough Jr. plans to upgrade his hard drive. How does he move Windows, his applications, and his files to their new, larger home?
Conrado Bryson Bush wants to resize the partitions on his hard drive
Orlando Rodriguez wants to move programs and files from an old XP PC to a new Windows 7 one via an image backup
Disk partitioning--separating your hard drive into multiple independent volumes--can relieve all sorts of computer-related headaches.
Frederic Hugues asked about recovering missing files from an NAS drive
Jen's PC died. All she has left is the hard drive. How does she get back her data?
Want to speed up your laptop and lengthen its battery life? Swap the hard disk drive out for a speedy solid-state drive.
Richard Purdy's PC won't boot when he has a flash drive plugged into it
Robert wants to know if Windows 7’s built-in backup program is worth using
Michael Crandall wants to know if dividing his hard drive into multiple, smaller partitions will improve its speed
Need to clear some storage space on your hard drive? Here's how to put it through a crash diet and free up a few gigs right now.
Here's how to prepare for disaster by imaging your hard drive and setting up a data backup system.
Use Windows' built-in Disk Management tool to make your backups easier, to set up an emergency recovery partition, or even to install another operating system.