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Nov
2
comment How to use SSD as external drive and get the good performance?
Having an SSD as an external will use no more of it's life than having it internal. I've found myself using up less than 2%/year despite heavy use.
Nov
2
comment How to use SSD as external drive and get the good performance?
I have heard of people patching Windows so it can boot from a USB device. It's just a matter of switching around a couple of steps but I don't know the details.
Nov
2
comment What is a bare or OEM hard drive?
@AndréDaniel They still have normal warranties. I've sent multiple such drives in under warranty, it's always been honored.
Oct
25
comment Is there any way to find the remaining life on a SD card?
Not having Smart doesn't mean they don't have some reporting scheme. I have found one for a few models of one brand of card but no general answer.
Oct
23
comment 64GB SDHC (_not_ SDXC) — how to get this to work with my computer?
Your edit makes it clear you have a fake. They report a capacity higher than they really have, once you write beyond their real capacity you lose your data. You have an 8gb SDHC card that's been tampered with to report 64gb.
Oct
23
asked Is there any way to find the remaining life on a SD card?
Oct
14
answered Keyboard keeps typing ]]] by itself
Sep
20
comment Can I use a ethernet splitter to connect a router to two devices?
I have seen it work on hardware something like 10 years old (some electrician imagined themselves able to deal with networking.) Error city but the network resent the lost packets and thus it pretty much worked. This was under very light load conditions.
Sep
16
comment Custom built PC shuts down ONLY after a game starts. What's wrong with my PC?
Or a failing power supply. I've seen old ones deliver well below their rated power and turn off if asked for more.
Sep
3
comment Replaced HDD, windows cd-key scratched from laptop sticker, what to do?
@Iszi No, I'm talking about a specific issue with Dell keys--they only work with Dell disks, not generic OEM disks. It will install but not activate.
Sep
2
comment Replaced HDD, windows cd-key scratched from laptop sticker, what to do?
If you have the old HD and it can be read you can use the magic jellybean keyfinder (note: many AV programs don't like it) to recover the key. My understanding is that it doesn't work properly on DELL machines, though--you have to have DELL disks, not an ordinary Windows disk. The ordinary Windows disks can be downloaded legally but I'm not aware of any such source for DELL disks.
Sep
1
comment Does every OS need RAM?
Agreed. No RAM means no stack which means no ability to call a routine. Any code that could work in this situation would have to be carefully handcrafted assembly.
Aug
21
comment Multiple network adapters, how does it affect the connection?
My wife's machine has 3. One has to be disabled because it is prone to linking at a very low bandwidth and causing headaches, the others coexist fine.
Aug
19
comment Changing hard disk with ssd, can I migrate contents so that I can switch drives without a hassle?
Since I've done this multiple times I would certainly say it's possible.
Aug
19
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Aug
1
comment Windows won't see new drives
2003 drivers on Win 7??? Everything was current as of 6 months ago.
Aug
1
comment Windows won't see new drives
I said this wasn't a hardware issue because I knew people would start out assuming it's a hardware failure. I've seen this exact same failure on completely different hardware and after reinstalling the old hardware will work fine. This is software, not hardware!
Aug
1
comment Windows won't see new drives
What driver failure could cause it to suddenly stop working??
Aug
1
asked Windows won't see new drives
Jul
28
asked Unknown devices in Devices and Printers