Samsung HD753lj external drive- computer does'nt see
I have Samsung HD753lj HDD in an external enclosure used for backup. It worked fine one day then the next day I am having problems. When I connect it, the main computer dings,telling me something is connected. It spins up then starts clicking then is silent. I disconnect the Samsung and my comcomputer dings again. ... 6 Jan 2010 08:50
Dying/Failing Old HDD?
I noticed my five(?) years old office PC's HDD is getting slower and slower these days. I wonder if it is dying. I don't see anything in SMART colors to show any issues. The technical values confuse me: smartctl -a sda smartctl version 5.38 [i686-mingw32-xp-sp2] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen Home page is... 6 Jan 2010 11:56
Rikiki: LaCie Introduces the Most Compact Portable Hard Drive
Rikiki: LaCie Introduces the Most Compact Portable Hard Drive and also Cheaper http://www.techespot.com/2009/12/compact-portable-hard-drive.html ... 6 Jan 2010 08:50
WD15EADS grinding - hardware or firmware??
I recently bought a WD15EADS 1.5TB 'Green' disk made by Western Digital. I plugged it in, on a SATA docking unit that I use. I did some writing to it. After the write activity stopped, the heads kept on grinding. Even after I did a soft-disconnect of the drive and just left it plugged into the dock, the grindi... 16 Dec 2009 17:57
Windows unable to complete format
I recently upgraded the drive on my laptop and installed the old drive in a USB enclosure. At first I was able to access the drive and view the contents. However, I wanted to use the drive for data storage and decided to try and remove the 5 partitions that I had and to reformat the drive with just one NTFS parti... 17 Dec 2009 12:36
On "Recovery Time Limit" (TLER-like)
Hi everybody I know sdparm can set RTL "recovery time limit" (a thing like WD's "TLER") Has anybody ever set it on an Hitachi SATA drive? (I'd have to do this on a 7K1000 first edition not 7K1000.B) http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/CF6C5D47F5BCE65B862574C1007E985D/$file/DS_CS_7K1000.B_Spec_r... 12 Dec 2009 18:55
Fishface recommends Macrium Reflect for making backup copies of Windows
"Fishface" <fishface(a)invalid.invalid> wrote: John Doe wrote: Have you used it? Yes! I got my extended family and friends using it, and I made my employer buy it. Does it automatically hide the copy so that any operational partitions on the target drive remain the same letter? ... 16 Dec 2009 02:34
What's the best free disk defragger, not in Windows, for NTFSand FAT drives/partitions?
On 11/25/2009 7:50 PM PT, DevilsPGD typed: Are there any good free disk disk defraggers that can be run outside of Windows like with a boot disk/disc or before Windows is loaded? Sometimes, files can't be defragged because of them being in used. Thank you in advance. :) Contig. http://... 23 Dec 2009 12:08
What's the best free disk defragger, not in Windows, for NTFS and FAT drives/partitions?
Ant <ant(a)zimage.comant> wrote: Hi! Are there any good free disk disk defraggers that can be run outside of Windows like with a boot disk/disc or before Windows is loaded? Sometimes, files can't be defragged because of them being in used. Thank you in advance. :) Separate second windows installat... 23 Dec 2009 16:15
My 128 GB flash drive is not working
This any good 'Kingston 128GB flash drives.' (http://www.kingston.com/flash/dt200.asp) davy ... 21 Nov 2009 05:58