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An abnormal high pitch sound is coming from my hard drive

My hard drive is making a high pitched sound. And it has now for a few months, however in the past week or so the sound has gotten worse. What surprises me is that my laptop is not even a year old. I ...
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Why Standards Place Limits on Data Transfer Rates?

This is a rather general question about hardware and standards in general: Why do they place limits on data transfer rates, and disallow manufacturers from exceeding those rates? (E.g. 100 Mbit/s for ...
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copying files from one computer to another - whole disks

What's the best solution to copy files from one computer to another via internet. Computers are using windows. Do you think that ftp is good idea? --Edit-- It should be easy to make for normal user ...
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What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?

This question got me wondering about the differences between these three ways of measuring size: a kibibyte, a kilobit, and the conventional kilobyte. I understand that these measurements have ...
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Fastest way to change the type of a partition? NTFS -> HFS+

Currently I have a 1TB drive with the following arrangement 500GB NTFS (with my data on it) 500GB HFS+ (empty) I would like to change this to: 1TB HFS+ (with my data) How can I effectively ...
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Alternative to rsync for file level cloning?

I have 500gb of files that I want to copy to a temporary drive and then back. I would like to be able to do this as fast as possible. I checked out doing a block level clone, which is nice and fast ...
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How to move data from an NTFS partition to HFS+?

I have a 1TB drive that is currently formatted to NTFS with a MBR partition table. I would like to reformat it as HFS+ with a GUID partition table. What should I do so that I can transfer my data ...
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PCI-E bottleneck when transferring data between CPU and GPU

I've read that the transfer overhead between CPU and GPU is a big bottleneck in achieving high performance in GPU/CPU applications. Why is this so? According to Nvidia's bandwidthtest program, my ...
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Switching between a desktop and a laptop

Is there a set up that could be used so that user could move seamlessly between a laptop and a desktop machine. By move in this context I mean do all their daily work on the desktop machine, but when ...
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Exporting academic references from Word 2007 to Mendeley

I came to know about mendeley just now and initially i was using MS word 2007 for reference writing. How to import the references from MS word 2007 to mendeley?
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Exporting data from Lotus Approach. Why are some field names italicized?

I'm trying to export data from a legacy Lotus Approach program. For each table in the drop down list it shows the fields available for export. The weird thing is that the last 39 fields for every ...
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In Excel, how do I prevent the cell's formatting to be dragged along?

When working with data, drag-and-drop can dramatically speed up the workflow. Sometimes we work on files which already have their formatting in place, such as borders and colors. When I want to move ...
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What is the data transfer speeds within the disk, to other devices?

I use Debian 6 on a HP Elitbook 6930 with 2Gigs of RAM. I was copying two AVI files, 1.5 GB in total, and noticed that the data copying was done at the rate of 4MB/sec. When I copy same AVIs to my ...
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How to monitor total data written to drive

Is there a tool for windows that totals up how much data has been written to the hard drive. I've tried resource monitor and it's not what I'm looking for. Something along the lines of this in mac, ...
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Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or Ethernet?

A customer has a computer running Windows 98 (I know, cringe) and needs to take some data off the computer to put on a new laptop. I've tried using USB, but Windows 98 doesn't have USB storage ...
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How to avoid damage to ISO archives?

So had a problem where a 16 GB ISO was damaged (likely my own fault using standard Windows copy dialog instead of proper copy tool like robocopy with verification turned on). It took several hours ...
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Server to Server transfer

I am currently trying to migrate my website from one host to a newer one. What FTP client allows direct server to server transfer without me physically downloading the files to my computer. Any other ...
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filezilla: 'slice' transferring

If I'm transferring a 2GB sql file with filezilla, and it timed out after 50%. In my server, I can see that the new transferred file is about 1.1GB. I want to know if there's a way through the same ...
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how much data transfer is “too much” on an HD?

I'm trying to learn more about magnetic hard drives and what is considered "too much" transfer on OSX. On windows of course, you have a defrag tool, but I'm curious as to whether there is down side ...
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How can I add a list to Infopath drop down?

I have a list of values in excel/notepad that I'd like to use as the values for a Infopath drop down. Is there a way I can bulk add them rather than adding one at a time?
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How can I calculate how much time it will take to transfer 10 TB at different speeds?

How long will it take to transfer 10TB of data at 60Mbps, 80Mbps, 1000Mbps ?
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How long (maximum length) can USB 2.0 signal travel using hubs?

I know that the maximum distance USB 2.0 cable can be is 5mtrs. I'm not sure of the implementation using hubs and the length it can reach. Are there alternate methods of increasing the signal to ...
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Why are some PCs losing data coming on over USB serial?

I have an embedded device that connects to a PC using USB and enumerates as a USB serial port. The device spits out approximately 30 megabytes of data over a period of about 15 minutes. My PC is ...
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Highspeed data sharing between two computers

I often need to move/access data (several GB at a time) between my Laptop and Desktop computers (it's on the laptop for mobility, and desktop so it can process it in 10 minutes rather than 2 hours). ...
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How can I measure my data transfer? [closed]

I need to know how can I measure exactly my data transfer for a webpage that I am building. Can someone explain it in detail? Also I need to know which server provider is good for my needs, I am ...
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How to send mp3 files to a mobile number ..?

Is there any website which provides this facility to send an mp3 file as MMS to my mobile number .. The actual question is "how to transfer the data from PC to mobile without the help of data cable ...
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Is there any USB2.0 data transfer chunk size limit?

With one read() or write() at a time, can we increase the bulk data size over USB interface? For example, I want to transfer chunk of 1024 (1K) bytes data and if the device has limitations of only ...
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How do I move my PC to a VM instance?

Is there a way for me to take my current PC and transfer it to a VM running on the same machine or another machine? I am currently running Windows XP.