What's the difference between SCSI, IDE, and SATA?

By content at August 27, 2013 15:47
Filed Under: Laptop Hard Drive
What's the difference between SCSI, IDE, and SATA?

Hard drives and other devices are connected to a computer motherboard through some type of cable. These cables use multiple smaller wires in parallel to transmit the proper signals for reading and writing to and from the drive . There are multiple types of cables, which transmit at different speeds and use different types of connectors. Here we will look at some of the most common device cables and the differences between them.

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Seagate Momentus XT Review

By content at August 20, 2013 14:04
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Seagate Momentus XT Review

Those well-versed in computer hardware know that there are two major technologies used for hard drives : SSD drives, which use solid-state memory for faster seek times, and HDD drives, which use platters for more storage at lower prices. There are also major advantages and disadvantages to each. Seagate has combined the advantages of both technologies into a single hybrid drive called the Seagate Momentus XT, and the result is impressive.

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Solid State Hard Drive Technology Review

By content at July 01, 2013 16:59
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Solid State Hard Drive Technology Review

Solid state technology is composed of non moving semiconductor components, as opposed to electromechanical devices such as magnetic hard drives that rely upon moving read/write heads to store and retrieve data. Solid state hard drives (SSDs) have a low access time and run quieter than existing hard drives due to the lack of moving parts; if a cooling fan is added to the drive then noise will be apparent but at lower decibel levels. The fans are typically included in a RAM and Flash combination SSD. As of 2008, SSDs are capable of far lower seek-times and result in faster boot times and far lower temperature outputs.

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Replacing your old hard drive with a new SSD HDD

By content at June 20, 2013 09:51
Filed Under: Laptop Hard Drive
Replacing your old hard drive with a New SSD HDD

Replacing an old hard drive with a new SSD HDD is a great upgrade that will add a lot speed and performance to your computer or laptop . SSDs have faster data access times that will make booting and using your computer much faster. The only major downsides to SSD HDDs is their relatively high price and the fact that they offer less storage than traditional hard drives, but these factors are becoming less relevant as costs come down and capacities go up.

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Comparison of Hard Drive Manufacturers

By content at May 29, 2013 15:20
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Comparison of Hard Drive Manufacturers

When you buy a new computer or notebook , the included hard drive is already chosen for you, but when you go to buy additional drives, or even external drives, you may begin to wonder which manufacturer is best. Crowning a single manufacturer as the best is a difficult task, but let us look at some of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a manufacturer.

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Replacing a Toshiba Notebook Hard Drive

By content at May 24, 2013 15:31
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Replacing a Toshiba Notebook Hard Drive

The first step in replacing Toshiba notebook hard drives is to properly prepare for the procedure. Besides the necessary tools, it is essential that the device is disconnected, and the power cord is detached. Also the battery must be removed, and the power button should be pressed, to discharge any electricity retained in the device.

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The Benefits of SSD Hard Drives

By content at May 14, 2013 09:39
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The Benefits of SSD Hard Drives

There is a lot of talk about solid-state drives or SSD’s in the technology world, but the advantages and disadvantages of this technology are not always clear. Here we will look at how SSD’s are different from traditional hard disk drives, and the advantages and disadvantages that they provide.

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How to replace a Sony VAIO laptop hard drive

By content at April 26, 2013 15:33
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How to replace a Sony VAIO laptop hard drive

To begin replacing the Sony VAIO laptop hard drive, remove the battery of the Sony VAIO laptop after disconnecting the AC adapter from the wall and the device. There is the possibility that the power button could be pushed or triggered by your movements or a screwdriver with a small built up charge; simply pop out the power button and set it to the side. When removing and replacing or upgrading a hard drive it is important to have a small piece of metal around to discharge any static electrical build up so the machine is not affected. Most Sony laptops will need to have the front cover and keyboard removed for access to the hard drive and internal components.

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How to Save a Hard Drive

By content at April 16, 2013 11:11
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How to Save a Hard Drive

Hard drive failures can be one of the most heart-wrenching computer errors to affect any user. Hard drives often store irreplaceable photos, projects, documents, and many other types of data. Obviously, backing up data ahead of time can alleviate the problem, but what can you do to save a drive that is failing to recover your files when no backups are available?

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How to Replace a Laptop Hard Drive

By content at April 10, 2013 09:37
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How to Replace a Laptop Hard Drive

Need more laptop hard drive space? Change your laptops hard drive on your own. One of the easiest and most cost efficient changes that can be made to your laptop is the hard drive. After making sure that the battery is removed and the power cable is unattached, the completion of your hard drive swap is already close to being over and there are only a few simple steps left in the process.

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Laptop hard drive technologies

By content at March 15, 2013 13:57
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Laptop hard drive technologies

Laptop hard drive technology continues to improve. Faster hard drives with more capacity are arriving every year, and it can be difficult to know the difference between different standards. Here is a rundown of the different laptop hard drive technologies used today.

While most desktop hard drives are in the standard 3.5” form factor, nearly all laptop hard drives use the 2.5” form factor. While other standards are sometimes used in the smallest laptops, the vast majority of laptops use the 2.5” hard drive standard.

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Adding A Large Hard Drive To Your Laptop

By content at March 08, 2013 17:51
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Adding A Large Hard Drive To Your Laptop

Sooner or later many users find that their laptop’s hard drive is full, and they begin to wonder if it is possible to upgrade it to a larger drive for more storage space. Not only is replacing your laptop hard drive possible, it is usually quite easy to do. Here are the steps required to replace your laptop’s hard drive with a larger one.

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Sony Laptop Hard Drives

By content at February 27, 2013 16:52
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Sony Laptop Hard Drives

One of the main complaints from laptop owners is that they wish for more hard drive space. With video, photos, and music constantly filling up hard drives , there is almost always a need for more space. Luckily, upgrading a Sony laptop hard drive is a fairly simple process that can be performed by most users.

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Troubleshooting a Possible Hard Drive Problem

By content at January 29, 2013 17:19
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Troubleshooting a Possible Hard Drive Problem

If your computer freezes constantly, or files disappear from your drive, or in extreme cases when your system refuses to boot, you may be experiencing a hard disk failure. If you think this may be the case, there are a few things you can try to diagnose the problem at home, and even some things you can do to repair it.

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Replacing the Hard Drive in a DV9000

By content at January 18, 2013 17:58
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Replacing the Hard Drive in a DV9000

The HP DV9000 series of laptops provide an experience centered around entertainment, whether it is viewing photos, listening to music, or watching your favorite movies. In order to store all of this multimedia, you need a large hard drive. If you need a larger hard drive in your DV9000 laptop, or if your current drive is failing, you can replace the drive yourself with a few easy steps. The laptop supports two hard drives, so you can replace one or both. It is a good idea to back up your important files to a disc or a thumb drive before you replace your hard drive .

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How to replace the Hard Drive in the Dell Inspiron 1525

By content at January 08, 2013 17:09
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How to replace the Hard Drive in the Dell Inspiron 1525

Occasionally laptop hard drives can go bad, as evidenced by clicking noises from the machine, trouble booting, or even trouble accessing files. Luckily, the hard drive is one of the easiest pieces of hardware to replace on most any laptop machine, and the same is true for the Dell Inspiron 1525.

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Will a Terabyte hard drive fit my model? How to find out

By content at December 21, 2012 11:36
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Will a Terabyte hard drive fit my model? How to find out…

If the hard drive in your laptop has failed, or you are running out of space, you may wish to replace it with a larger drive with 1 terabyte of space or more. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be difficult to know if your model can support such a large drive. Virtually any laptop can handle the large amount of storage space, but laptop drives come in a few different form factors that are not always compatible. Here are some tips for finding out the type of drives your hard drive can support.

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Signs of a bad hard drive

By content at November 16, 2012 17:11
Filed Under: Laptop Hard Drive
Hard drives contain many moving parts, and like any hardware component, they can sometimes be prone to failure. Making sure you have multiple backups of your important files can help protect against lost data when a hard drive malfunctions , but let us look at a few of the most common signs that a hard drive may be going bad.

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Adding or replacing a second hard drive in an HP Envy 17

By content at December 02, 2011 16:47
Filed Under: Laptop Hard Drive
The HP Envy 17 is a powerful “desktop replacement” style laptop that can handle almost any task a computer user might need to perform. One of the most impressive aspects of the laptop is that it can support up to two separate hard drives, but installing or replacing a second hard drive is not always a straightforward process.

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How to upgrade most HP-Compaq Laptops with a new SSD Hard Drive

By Administrator at July 19, 2011 09:45
Filed Under: Laptop Hard Drive
Replacing HP-Compaq laptop hard drives with SSD models is becoming more and more popular as users are starting to realize the speed benefits that come from SSD technology. Before replacing the drive, however, it is best to consider how you will transfer your data and files, as well as preparing for the replacement process itself. Here are some steps to follow to ensure you have a smooth transition.

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