Tag: hard drive

How I Fixed a Disk Read Error in Windows 7

How I Fixed a Disk Read Error in Windows 7

I’m writing this post mostly for when it happens again (when you’re dealing with these kinds of weird Windows errors, they’re bound to happen again). However, if it helps someone out, more the better. About three days ago I purchased a Seagate 1TB SSD / platter hybrid hard drive. I bought it to speed up […]

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Dooblou WiFi Explorer Android App Review

Dooblou WiFi Explorer Android App Review

In theory, accessing the data stored on your Android device is easy. Plug one end of your USB cable into your computer, one into your phone or tablet, and boom — copy off your photos or whatever. However, this hardly happens, especially if you have multiple devices in your house from multiple manufacturers. On my […]

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Posts Delayed Due to Desktop Crash

Posts Delayed Due to Desktop Crash

My main computer workstation at home was been getting progressively erratic in the two weeks. I tried to diagnose the problem in the usual ways: making sure the hard disk was okay, running memory tests, checking for viruses or other malware, upgrading drivers and firmware, flash the BIOS, and run the built-in Windows OS utilities, […]

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Always have a backup: my review of online storage service CrashPlan

Always have a backup: my review of online storage service CrashPlan

Late last month my home file server suffered a catastrophic meltdown, in which the power supply died. The power supply destroyed two hard drives, including my operating system drive, and damaged a third drive so badly I couldn’t read any data from it. The electrical problem caused the rest of the system to behave erratically, […]

Meltdown

Meltdown

I wanted to play the latest EP by Soul Khan last week. I tried to queue it up on one of the home theater computers in the house, and Xbox Media Center said it couldn’t find the path to my music folder. Hrm. I figured the home file server had automagically patched itself and rebooted, […]

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ineo I-NA317U-Plus 3.5″ and 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Docking Station Review

ineo I-NA317U-Plus 3.5″ and 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Docking Station Review

I test out the I-NA317U-Plus, a handy USB 3.0 hard drive docking station made by ineo. It’s easy to use, fast, and affordable.

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