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Looking for mSATA enclosure to handle 1TB Samsung 840 EVO

Pretext: Hey people. I'm trying to be more flexible with my work and hobbies and I've come to the conclusion that a bootable USB3 SSD drive will work for me. I want to be able to carry it around and ...
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Is there a way to get software out of a computer running windows 4?

Our lab uses a computer that runs windows 4 (ancient I know) to run specialized equipment. The software we want is rsview32, it runs a program that controls our specialized equipment. We would like to ...
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Can i use SATA hard drives with IBM servers

I am planning to but IBM X 3850 M2 server http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5073028 One friend told me that i can only use SAS drives and i can't use SATA Hard ...
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Gaming: HDD vs Hybrid vs SSD

The question is: Can I make an estimate with a game's system requirements to decide which type of disk is "better" for it? Background: I bought a SSD drive. I wanted speed, but, as usual there's ...
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Systematic criteria for selecting a new hard drive for servers

I'm required to come up with a specification for a new HDD to be purchased for a server I admin. The current disk (purchased pre-installed in the system) already shows I/O errors (as evidenced by ...
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Is Thermaltake BlacX eSATA Docking Station compatible with 3TB hard drives? [closed]

Is hard drive toaster such as Thermaltake BlacX eSATA Docking Station compatible with 3TB hard drives such as Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB SATA III 64 MB Cache Bare/OEM Desktop Hard Drive?
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How can I calculate how many “free clusters” my 1.0 TB hard drive contains? (I am running chkdsk and it's taking forever..!)

How can I calculate the number of free clusters that exist on a freshly formateed NTFS 1.0 TB hard drive? I began running chkdsk (osn an external USB connected hard drive) about 12 hours ago and it ...
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Can a laptop hard drive be used in a desktop computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install a laptop 2.5" SATA drive on a desktop without any adapters? The drive is: Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3 / 240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid ...
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RAID0 disk recovery?

I've not lost a RAID0 setup but since both drives are used as one, is there anyway possible to even access data on just one drive via a sata cable or will you need both drives in a RAID0 setup to be ...
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Number of sectors per track in hard drive?

Is the number of sectors fixed for each track in a hard drive? I am wondering about this because most hard drive specifications give an accurate value for sectors/track rate. I am confused because I ...
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Wet hard drive recovery - copper oxidation

I'm a stack overflow user and I hope it's ok to ask this question here. I have the age old problem of having spilled beer on my laptop. Luckily there's not much that isn't backed up and i'm on a live ...
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Is there a meaningful SINGLE UNIT measure of computing power?

A discussion has arisen on the English Language SE site about the term computing cycles, where I personally think normal usage is clock or processor cycles. Obviously different processor & ...
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Windows 7 not recognizing drive posted in BIOS

This is an issue that's been happening for a while yet, but only recently have I been able to put any attention to it. About 3 weeks ago, I bought 2x1TB WD Caviar Black drives. They installed fine, ...
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Does a faster hard drive cause a laptop's battery to drain faster?

I currently have a slow 5400 rpm drive in my laptop and I am looking at installing a 7200rpm drive. The new drive is reported to be 100 times faster than the old drive. The traditional advice would ...
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Advice on how to choose a harddrive

I have a machine with the following controllers: 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4 port SATA IDE Controller 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller I have a Seagate ST3250310AS ATA Disk ...
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When to stop using a hard drive? What rules/software apply?

When having a old hard disk - when should you stop using it ? I recently got a new 1 TB hard disk, and am left with 3 old hard drives (320 GB, 250GB, 160 GB). I am now wondering which of them to ...
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IDE/PATA high-speed hard drive dock

I frequently need to access bare drives for backups and need a quick, high-speed way to deal with them. There are a multitude of SATA hard drive docks (for example), but I have a lot of IDE/PATA ...
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What is the maximum power consumption of a Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive? [closed]

Model #ST31000340NS You can find the technical specifications here, by selecting "1 TB" and "SATA 3.0Gb/s" in the drop-down lists. (I am asking this question because I don't really understand what ...