Hard Drive Dying
The hard drive in my Mac G3 desktop began making unhealthy sounds, as though
a bearing is going. Is there a way for me to "clone" or image this hard
drive to a new hard drive? Or will I have to install the new hard drive,
format, and reinstall the operating system and programs from scratch?
For those of you who might think the wiser course would be to scrap the G3
altogether and move up to something newer, I feel a new hard drive would be
a worthwhile fix because the rest of the computer is fine. It is mostly used
for word processing, web surfing, and email, so in that respect it i...how hard to replace titanium internal hard drive? How to clone old hard drive onto it?
Hi all -
I have a 2001 titanium laptop with a 20 Gig hard drive. The thing is
getting too full and I'm toying with the idea of getting a bigger one and
replacing it. Questions: 1) how hard is it to do myself? Is it easy to
ruin/break something or is it pretty simple to do it right? 2) are there
instructions somewhere on-line? 3) are there different brands of drives I
can buy? If so, any suggestions for good ones or ones to avoid? and 4) I
don't want to re-install the OS, software, preferences, GUI behavior, etc.
Is it possible to clone my internal drive onto the new one s...new hard drive + old hard drive
I think I need you guys help here.
My old custom-built computer's hard drive is running out of space and
it's messed up and registry doesn't look good.
I was given used 20GB and try to install as local(bootable) hard
drive(C:) and want to use old hard drive(13GB) as back-up storage(F:)
I have XP installed now and have a CD for XP and want to clean install
on new 20GB.
I know to how to hook up and set up master and slave and configure
bios etc and install XP with clean installation.
What I want to find out is I want to use the program in old hard
As far as I know,I...Using an internal hard drive as an external hard drive
I have 2 internal disks that I have taken out from a PC that has failed me
after 6 years of use. I now am using an HP notebook, and I need data from
these 2 disks that I wanted to copy to my laptop ... or possibly use these
2 disks as some sort of temporary storage.
In my previous work, we had some kind of caddy / container for hard disks,
you place the hard disk inside, and it has some minimal wirings to allow
you to plug-in power to the hard disk, and some cable to attach for the
data ( like the flat ribbon inside the PC ). However, I do not know what
this is called and therefore don't...Underside hard drive coolers bad for hard drives
Now....I just remembered something. A while ago, I had a problem with
my WD hard drive. I sent in for RMA. No problem with that.
Now, I have to also send in my Seagate HD as well due to many allocated
What seems to be the common link between these two drives is that I used
a cheap hard drive cooler, the one you fit on the underside of a hard
Could it be possible that the cooler is causing vibration issues and
this is causing the hard drive to exhibit problems over time?
> Now....I just remembered something. A while ago, ...copy a program from hard drive to usb hard drive
i want to copy a program that is already installed on my computer to a
external usb hard drive to copy to another computer, can anyone help?
is there a way or program to do this? thankyou
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...8668c hard drive is dead, wont accept any other hard drive
we had a power outage and i lost my WD 30gig, the recovery CD wont even
format it, i tool a maxtore 6.4 from working pc and put it in the HP, the
bios reads the maxtor but all i see after that is a flashing dot nothing
more, nothing less.
i took an old fujitsu 8.4 and did the recovery , smae thing happened , that
flashing dot again
should i use only WD or what is the problem exactly???
one more question, i tried to take that WD off the case to send it for
warranty but it sounded like escaping from jail is much easier, the screws r
soldered into the sheets and i cant it off, any help with t...hard drive power sequencer, hard drive startup sequencer
Does anyone make a power sequencer that
could be used to startup hard drives sequentially
rather than all at once? I'd like to put 4 HDs
in my PC, and I don't want to load the power
supply with spinning up all 4 HDs at the same
For IDE drives? Nope, can't be done.
They only draw 2A @ 12v, so you only need a 250W power supply.
"Timothy Daniels" <TDaniels@NoSpamDot.com> wrote in message
| Does anyone make a power sequencer that
| could be used to startup hard drives sequentially
| rathe...Premade external hard drive or internal hard drive with enclosure?
My WD mybook external hardrive died, and now i need a new one for my
laptop (which has th elaptop firewire conneciton, which isn't the same
as the pc firewire connection that most external harddrives come with,
thus need to use usb)
So I'm thinking of getting the following toshiba 320 gb external ( see
link below). However I have also been considering getting a regular
internal harddrive and enclosure. would this be better in terms of
reliability and speed? How difficult is this to set up? If this is
better any recommendations for a 300-500 gb drive and enclosure?
I have an external Hard Drive - I keep MP3 etc. on it
I want a folder on my MacBook Pro hard disk that syncs to it
Is this possible
> I have an external Hard Drive - I keep MP3 etc. on it
> I want a folder on my MacBook Pro hard disk that syncs to it
> Is this possible
=== I use "arRsync" from .......... http://arrsync.sourceforge.net/
... free and opensource ===
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Hi.
> > I have an external Hard Drive - I keep MP3 etc. on it...Hard drives for an A4000 and file transfer
I just got hold of one and I was wondering what I could do about
putting a better hard disk in it. As far as I can tell, it's got the
original 80MB disk in it.
Is there a good place to get suitable drives, or what sort of disk
should I be looking for?
While I'm at it, is there a good program to transfer files to the A4000
using a serial cable?
I only ask as I'm having trouble tracking down the information myself.
In my haste I forgot to mention that I want to transfer to and from a
On 13 Dec 2004 06:18:11 -0800, "Nathan" <email@example.com> wrote...Replacing a boot hard drive A with another hard drive A', while preserving the data in A
I have a Linux box L with three hard drives, A, B and C. B and C
contain just user data, whereas all the OS data (that is, things like
/usr, /etc, /boot etc.) lives in A. I would like to replace A with an all
new hard drive A'. What is the least painful way of achieving this?
In an ideal world what I'd like to do is the following:
1) Install A' in some other Linux box L' that is accessible from
L by NFS.
2) Replicate A on A' over the NFS. (How's this done, by the way?)
3) Replace A with A'. That is, remove A from L, and A' from L';
My sys is running under XP SP2 & Athlon 2000. Currently the system
recognizes all 4 hard drives and their associated partitions.
I loaded XP onto a backup Hard Drive, leaving the remaining 3 data
drives as they were.
Booting up with the new drive, all drives are see by BIOS as the
system boots. Windowz see two drives properly (disk 1 (Logical G & H)
& 2 (Logical C)), but does not see disk 3 (Logical E) at all and
doesn't see the partition data on disk 0 (Logical D & F).
If I swap back to my original "C" drive (disk 2), all of the remaining
driv...FT: 6.4gb desktop hard drives....I need laptop hard drives
I have at least 50 6.4gb hard drives(these go in your desktop or tower,
are western digital and some are maxtor). I'd like to trade some or all
for 4gb or 5gb laptop hard drives, the laptop drives must fit into an
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