drive to drive
if you plan to be your own manual raid, drive to drive copy, then is
there any advantage to pairing drive manufacturer & model?
> if you plan to be your own manual raid, drive to drive copy, then is
> there any advantage to pairing drive manufacturer & model?
No. However there is the usual disadvantage, namely a higher
probability of simultaneous failure.
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Cuddly UI...Drive A Not Drive A??
Hi I just got an old IDE zip 100 drive. On the back, it's label for
the jumpers is split into 2 boxes, labelled "Not Drive A" and "Drive
A". Each box shows three different jumper settings for how to set the
drive to slave/master/cable.
So in other words, there's six jumper settings on the back. Three for
"Drive A" - master/slave/cable and three for "Not Drive A" -
master/slave/cable which are different.
What does "Drive A" or "Not Drive A" mean? I don't know which jumper
settings diagram is right...
In arti...Transfer data from Mac drive to PC drive
I have data that I need to transfer from a Mac formatted drive to a PC
formatted drive. I have a MacBook Pro where I can use both the Mac and
My problem is that I can't transfer data from the Mac drive to the PC
drive. On the Mac side, both drives are recognized but the PC drive is
read only. On the PC side, only the PC formatted drive is recognized.
Ideally, I'd like to fix the problem on both the Mac and PC sides
without reformatting either drives since both have data on them
already. If it helps, I have an unformatted 3rd drive that I could
format in a differe...how to check whether a drive is a network drive or drive from attached hard-disk
Few very simple questions.
Is there a way to detect whether a drive is a mapped network drive or
not in Windows?
Also, how can I get a list of drive letters currently in use in the
Your help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> Few very simple questions.
> Is there a way to detect whether a drive is a mapped network drive or
> not in Windows?
> Also, how can I get a list of drive letters currently in use in the
http://tgolden.sc.sabren.com/python/wmi_cookbook.html#find-drive-t...Two drives: OS on Drive 1, Progs on Drive 2, My Docs on which?
I'm considering my partition options to give the best performance.
I already have a single Western Digital Raptor WD1500 ADFD.
I have my OS (XP Pro), applications and documents in separate partitions so
the drive head is having to spend a lot of time moving between them.
I wondered what improvement might be gained if I bought a second WD1500 and
changed where I store things.
So would it be better to have the OS and apps in separate partitions on
Drive 1 and My Docs on Drive 2? Or OS on 1, apps on 2, My Docs on which?
Is there another arrangement you woul...Mac IDE drives vs PC IDE drives
Do Mac IDE drives follow the same electrical standards as the PC IDE drives?
I want to transfer data from an old Performa 637CD to a slot loading iMac
running OS 9.1.
Since the Performa has no way to directly network to the iMac, I am thinking
of pulling the drive and putting it in my external USB drive case. Then I
just hook the drive to the iMac and transfer the data.
I have done this a lot when pulling drives from old PC's...I just drop the
drive in the case and hook it to another PC and I can get the data without
Any reason that it won't work on these Mac's?
&qu...direct drive to drive copy?
You know about Fast Hackem for Commodore 64, provides a direct drive to
drive Ultra Fast copy without sending data to the computer memory. I am
wondering if the direct drive to drive copy is available for Atari?
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> You know about Fast Hackem for Commodore 64, provides a direct drive t=
> drive Ultra Fast copy without sending data to the computer memory. I a=
> wondering if the direct drive to drive copy is available for Atari?
No, because the Atari drives are not p...External Hard Drive (USB) recognizes hardware but not drives
I pulled a IBM Travelstar disk from a T21 (I know it works fine, the
problem on the laptop was with the motherboard). I connected it to a
Argosy HD260 external hard disk case (USB connection). On connecting to
an XP box, the system recognizes an IBM-DJSA-220 USB Device, but no
drive letter appear (the disk was used on Win2K, so I assume it is
NTFS, and has two partitions).
How can I see the two volumes on the disk to access the data?
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> I pulled a IBM T...Driving a hard drive motor
Title says it all.
Most motors that spin the disc assembly in hard drives seem to have four
connectors. The one I have in front of me seems to have three coils
connected to a common with about 2 OHM resistance for each coil. Does
anyone know the precise details?
Any help gratefully received.
Jochen Lueg firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jochen Lueg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Title says it all.
> Most motors that spi...Drive C or Drive D
I have a Viao. My drive C is near full and drive D is nearly empty.
haow can i balance it out? what is the best to store on C and what is
the best to put on drice D. I'd be very grayefull if anyone can
suggest how to resolve my problem.
There are so many ways to organize based on your habits & discipline. The
first question deals with the sizes of each - you might find that the D
drive is very small and only holds a restore backup of the installed
Anyway, if D is large enough, keep the operating system on the C drive, for
installation simplicity, keep applications there al...SATA drive as boot drive
Can a single SATA drive be the boot disk when sharing a system with a single
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> Can a single SATA drive be the boot disk when
> sharing a system with a single PATA drive?
...Do DAT drives have a drive letter?
I have a client that has a DAT drive and he wants me to help him
backup 2 directories on his server. He runs Server 2003 and has a DAT
drive installed, but no backup software. The total amount of data is
about 3 GB.
1) I haven't used a DAT drive much, and I notice that there is no
drive letter when I am in windows explorer. Is that normal?
2) What is the best way to automatically backup these directories?
Thanks for your help!
-Eric in FL
Most people supporting Windows Server know it has built-in backup.
Devices don't get a drive letter if they are sequential access.
&quo...dvd drive driving me crazy
I have got a scsi dvd drive (TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1401) which after a
year started the very stupid behaviour of opening and closing its drawer
several (up to 10 ) times most times it is being accessed before finally
being able to read the dvd/cd inserted or even when booting being empty.
For some reason it seems it cannot identify what is in the drive or even
if there is something in the drive straight away. No big problem, I must
admit but still quite annoying. I once opened the drive and cleaned it
which seemed to solve the problem for a couple of weeks. But I am not in
the mood of...Drive letter of current drive
Does anyone know of a TCMD internal variable that will return the
current-default drive letter; e.g. D: or E: or F: etc.? The
variable _DRIVES will return a list of all assigned drive letters on
the computer; however I would like to know the letter for only the
current default drive.
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Hello CRNG !
CRNG <noemail@atthis...Jump Drive/external drive
My external usb maxtor drive is dead. Why would I buy another when I
can buy a jump drive?
tina <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> novice question,
> My external usb maxtor drive is dead. Why would
> I buy another when I can buy a jump drive?
The obvious difference is the size. An exernal USB
drive is a lot bigger, and much cheaper per GB.
No big deal if say you only need 2GB or something,
but if you need say 200G for a full backup of the system,
its much cheaper and much faster with a USB external drive.