Don't-Miss Flash drive Stories
An SSD can breathe new life into an old PC, but exactly how much performance do you gain? PCWorld ran the tests. Here are the results.
Password managers help you keep more passwords than you can memorize. Eric asked if he could carry one on a flash drive.
Windows doesn't always allow you to safely remove a flash drive or external hard drive. Klaatu asked the Answer Line forum for advice.
Kat Korsmo asked how to play music off an external hard in Windows Media Player library. (My answer covers iTunes, as well.)
When web utilities won't work and all hope fails, a properly loaded thumb drive can fix PC hassles in a flash.
Cyberknight asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if a new flash drive should be formatted in FAT32 or NTFS.
Brainout asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum to explain some of the words used to describe hard drives and storage.
Want the speed of a solid-state drive without the expense? You might be able to set up a virtual hard drive in your PC by creating a RAM disk. Here's how to do it.
Enddylopez asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about password protecting a flash drive
All evidence to the contrary, you don't have to bother with the 'Safely Remove Hardware' step. Here's how to make the necessary tweaks.
1gynRat258 asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if one should scan a flash drive for malware.
When CHIN3927 attempted to remove a USB external drive, Windows' wouldn't provide the Safe to Remove message. The Answer Line forum offered help.
Thanks to open-source gem UNetbootin, you can quickly and easily transform a flash drive into the ultimate rescue tool.
Installing the preview version of the new OS is much easier when you do it from a bootable USB drive.