Category Archive: hard disk

SEAGATE DEVELOPS LARGER DESKTOP HARD DISKS

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Seagate is presently testing some new 12TB desktop SATA hard disks. We see this disk being very handy for backups of games, iTunes and other media collections. Seagate CEO Stephen Luczo says that initial feedback has been very positive. Seagate is also working to get a 14TB disk into testing soon. Looking into 2018 Seagate …

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NEW SEAGATE HARD DISK DRIVES

Hard disk drives in the 3½: format are still sticking with the standard form factor. The changes in the industry are with 2½” drives like the ones in laptop machines. Historically 2½”: drives were 9.5 mm thick. It was standardized many years ago. SSD drives have been made in thinner 7 mm thick form factors. …

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WINDOWS 10 DISK DEFRAGMENTER

Microsoft upgraded the disk defragmenter with Windows 10 as compared to Windows 8. The changes include better recognition of solid state drives as well as a better tuned engine to handle machines in use better. Running the defragmenter in the background may show 10 or even 20 passes. This is due largely to writes to …

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MOVING STEAM GAMES

We use a desktop machine for PC gaming and we have several hard disks installed. Modern hard disks are now big enough to handle several hundred games. Games have grown bigger which pushes capacity limits. Many gaming enthusiasts have purchased SSD products. These tend to be lower in capacity. So given everything wants to be …

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RESTORE FROM FILE HISTORY

Open up setting, then backup then Click on More Options screen and there is a link to restore a previous backup at the bottom of the window. Windows 8 and above can also restore backups from Windows 7. Before restoring your files, make sure all updates for Windows are installed first. Also make sure all drivers …

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BACKUP WITH FILE HISTORY

File History is the new Backup solution that comes with Windows 8 and above. File history can now transparently backup Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files.as well. Beware that File History can use a fair amount of storage so its not a bad idea to have a larger capacity disk to …

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USB SATA ADAPTERS

USB SATA adapters are very low cost. The low cost Taiwanese MOAI MA6116 (2010) uses USB 2.0 and connects to SATA. The MA6116A does all of the functions and only needs a quartz crystal and some basic components. It even has pins for an activity LED. Over in Shenzhen, China this MA6116A sells for 元2.80. Integrated …

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IOMEGA ZIP DRIVE

The IOmega Zip drive was released circa Q4 1994. The Zip drive originally was shipped as a SCSI device but it had a firmware problem that caused the drive to malfunction. The Zip disk with 100 megabytes of capacity was very attractive at a time when most computers were equipped with 200-500MB hard disks. The …

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