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Just a computer rookie. Thanks for your enlightenment.


Aug
14
comment Portability of external HDD, especially NAS and RAID
Thanks! I wonder what "UPS" means? I know it is not meant to be the delivery company.
Aug
13
comment Which external HDD is better, pre-assembled or self-assembled?
Thanks! For those preassembled, (1) I wonder how possible and difficult it is to "get a pre-assembled external drive enclosure apart"? (2) If it is the HDD or the enclosure that goes wrong, is it possible to find new ones to replace the HDD or the enclosure (not necessarily identical to the original)?
Aug
12
comment Which external HDD is better, pre-assembled or self-assembled?
Thanks! I wonder which one is more portable (i.e. smaller and lighter), external HDD resulting from self assembling separate HDD and enclosure, and external HDD resulting from pre-assembling?
Aug
11
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
Thanks! It was 3.5". A new question. In the last two pictures, (1) what are the four lines (red, black, black, yellow) from the enclosure and the corresponding slot on the HDD for? (2) What are the black wider and thin band from the enclosure and the corresponding slot on the HDD for?
Aug
11
comment Choosing protocol between my Lenovo T400 laptop and portable external HDD
@Dennis: I think I asked more about matching problem than shopping recommendation.
Aug
11
comment Choosing protocol between my Lenovo T400 laptop and portable external HDD
Thanks! (1) Is it possible to install something like USB 3.0 driver on my Ubuntu 12.04 on my T400 in order to use that portable HDD with USB 3.0? (2) I wonder what kind of portable external HDD you would recommend me to buy, in terms of protocols?
Aug
11
comment Which external HDD is better, pre-assembled or self-assembled?
Thanks! By "the USB to SATA converter", do you mean writing from a computer to an external SATA HDD through USB connection between them?
Aug
10
comment Meaning of “drive” in “hard drive” and in “CD/DVD drive”
@Darthfett: Does hard disk mean the platter itself or both the platter and the reader?
Aug
9
comment Why am I not seeing all the partitions on my hard drive?
Not yet........
Aug
9
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
Also are there enclosures that can be used with both IDE and SATA?
Aug
9
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
Thanks! In your edit, the first link is for 3.5" Enclosures for IDE. I wonder if my laptop hard disk is 3.5" or 2.5"? If 2.5", why not use 2.5" enclosure for IDE?
Aug
8
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
Thanks! Do you mean the usb cable of the product in your link provides both power and data, so there is not another power cord for the closure?
Aug
8
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
Updated with details and pictures.
Aug
8
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
my laptop hard drive is ST 160GB. Is it SATA or IDE, and is it 2.5"?
Aug
8
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
WHat kind of measurement on a hard drive is x inch? The diameter, length, girth, or ...?
Aug
8
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
Thanks! What is the size of a laptop hard disk usually? 2.5"?
Aug
8
comment What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?
Thanks! Does a laptop hard drive usb encloure usually have its power adapter and power cord and USB cable?
Jul
30
comment Can I replace my power adapter of external hard drive with this one?
Thanks! So overvolt is bad while overcurrent isn't?
Jul
30
comment Can I replace my power adapter of external hard drive with this one?
Thanks! Do you mean the adapter will be able to output any current that is less than the "MAX CURRENT OUTPUT", depending on the my appliance's need?
Jul
25
comment How to add a picture onto an existing pdf file?
There you go