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Entries Tagged as 'Hard Drives'

Enable Mapping To C$ In Windows 7

March 26th, 2014 · No Comments

People who have been using Windows for years, likely know about the administrator share (C$) built into Windows file sharing. You open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer),type in the computer name followed by the “/” and then “C$” (//MyOldPC/C$) and you could access almost if not everything on the computer. No, you could not ‘run’ […]

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Tags: Backing up · Hard Drives · Networking

Backing up for individuals and home offices

July 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

In the previous article, I wrote on backing up I wrote about how to and what to backup if you are a micro business. Here I want to go into what I believe is needed if you have only 1 to 3 computers to backup. Much of the information is the same, so please excuse […]

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Tags: Backing up · Hard Drives

Special Update – Thailand flooding impacts disk drive industry

November 21st, 2011 · No Comments

I attempted to find a direct link to Seagates web site with this information, it came to me in an email from Seagate. We prefer Seagate drives but also use Western Digital (see my previous posts) as they are owned by Seagate. Below is the text of the email to us partners. “As has been […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware

Western Digital hard drives are going to be hard to get

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments

The flooding in Thailand is causing issue with every life there, their jobs are in trouble too. Western Digital has had to stop producing hard drives for now. 60% of Western digital hard drives are made in Thailand. Also other semiconductor, logic chips, hard drive motors and other technology producing plants are located there too. Expect parts to be […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware · Purchasing

Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) performance

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Many articles have been written about SSD hard drives, Intel recently put out a review of the speeds of these drives new compared to well used and thus fragmented. I would just like to throw my results in to the piles of articles. A year ago this week I built a test Windows 7 64 […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Speeding Up