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Which laptop hard drive is better?
Please which is better in a HD in a lap top computer,  a 5400 or a 7200? I have no idea what the numbers mean.  Have a chance to get a Dell with 5400 hard drive holding a TB of memory.  Is the 5400 faster than 7200? Thanks a heap.

Answer Question   |  April 16, 2014  11:46 PM
Dell laptop, Hard drives
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5 pts.

Hard drive “checking media”
put new hard drive still says checking media,do I have to install a windows 8 disk? Or do I need to do anything else?

Answer Question   |  April 13, 2014  2:07 AM
Hard Drive Installation
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5 pts.

How can I use fibre channel hard disk in SATA or IDE port
How can I use fibre channel hard disk in SATA or IDE port?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  10:26 AM
Fibre channel, IDE hard drives, SATA hard drives
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145 pts.

Windows not recognizing my external hard drive.
When I plug my external hard drive into the USB, it does absolutely nothing. It doesn’t recognize that a device has been connected at all. I know it’s not a problem with the hard drive itself, because it works just fine when I plug it into my laptop, and I know it’s not a problem...

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  4:36 PM
Hard drives, USB device not recognzed, Windows XP
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15 pts.

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5 pts.

HP Blade SNMP query: Getting individual blade power meeting readings
Hi: I’m trying to get individual blade power meter readings on a HP Bladesystem c7000 enclosure through SIM. The blades have the correct ILO advanced license. The problem I’m having is finding the correct mib or oid to pull out this data. I’ve been looking through cpqrack but can’t find anything relevant to the individual...

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  1:25 PM
Blade Power Meter Readings, HP BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem c7000, SNMP
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5 pts.

Dell Poweredge 2800 will not reboot after RAID 5 install
I have a Dell Poweredge 2800. My situation is that i added 2 hard drives and setup Raid 5 successfully. I installed windows server 2003 and it finds the drives. “a disk read error has occurred” Any help?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  3:44 PM
Dell PowerEdge 2800, Hard Drive Installation, RAID, RAID 5, Server configuration, Windows Server 2003
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56,495 pts.

How to restore the deleted data or from formatted drive
Dear all, I want to restore data files and folders from the fomatted drive. Plz help me in this regard. Windows XP Service Pack 1 Ashiq Ali

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  11:13 AM
Data Recovery, HARD drive, Windows XP
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230 pts.

Wiping hard drives in 100 PCs
We are donating 100 PCs. How can I quickly and effectively wipe all their hard drives? I have looked into Mban and it looks promising but would I be better doing that or pulling all the drives and formatting multiple ones at the same time? What are best practices for doing this?

Answer Question   |  April 2, 2014  2:22 PM
Backup hardware, Backup storage, HARD drive, Hard drive erasure, Security in 2010, Storage, Storage management
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1,110 pts.

Repairing WD 300 GB drive Errors
I have a WD 300 GB drive that I was using as a portable drive in a USB2 enclosure. The drive worked fine for almost 3 years. All of a sudden I’m having trouble accessing certain folders on the drive. I thought the drive was failing and got my photos (the most important) off of...

Answer Question   |  March 27, 2014  3:55 AM
Backup & recovery, Hard drive repair, Hard drives
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5 pts.

.NET application fails with my network hard drive
I’ve been having a ton of trouble with my .NET application. It continues to fail when I try to run my network drive (but when it runs from a local hard drive, it works fine). I tried fixing the full trust like this: try { // Demand full trust permissions PermissionSet fullTrust = new PermissionSet(...

Answer Question   |  March 26, 2014  4:00 PM
.Net Application, HARD drive, Networking
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56,495 pts.

Changing external cartridge ID on IBM TS3100 tape library attached to an iSeries
We have an IBM TS3100 tape library attached to an iSeries, but no media management software.     Is there any way to change the external cartridge id ?   INZTAP always defaults to the meaningless cartridge id.

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2014  4:14 PM
IBM Tape Libraries, Tape Backups, TS3100, TSM Tape Library
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5 pts.

What type of training is needed to install and manage the HP BladeSystem c7000?
Recently my company has acquired a bladesystem c7000. What type of training must I attend to install and manage the c7000, and storage.

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2014  10:22 PM
Blade Server Installation, HP, HP BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem c7000, Storage Blades, Storage training
15 pts.

Calculating real MB’s in physical and virtual world
How do I calculate real MB’s in physical and virtual world?

Answer Question   |  March 24, 2014  5:53 AM
IOPS, mbps, RAID
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5 pts.

Windows Server 2003 locks up completely
About once a week my windows server 2003 locks up completely and I have to hit the power to reboot. It can happen when it is just sitting there or when I have something open, never the same program. Could this be a possible hard drive problem?

Answer Question   |  March 21, 2014  10:19 PM
Hard drives, Lock ups, Windows Server 2003
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65 pts.

Removing SATA HDD passwords
Hi, Is there a program that can be used to recover or remove SATA HDD passwords?

Answer Question   |  March 21, 2014  3:26 PM
Hard drives, HDD, SATA, Seagate, Security
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385 pts.

Reset disks to Non-RAID
Can LaCie’s 2big Thunderbolt Series 2-Bay RAID Hard Drive, be reset to a “non-raid” operation? Deleting the RAID configuration. Allowing the use of the TWO HDD’s as separate HDD’s?

Answer Question   |  February 11, 2014  4:16 PM
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5 pts.

Compatibility Hard drives PC to MAC
need to transfer data from windows laptop to macbook air. are all external hard drives universal? which external hard drive is recommended for this transfer.

Answer Question   |  December 13, 2013  10:47 PM
HARD drive
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5 pts.

Deleted *.vmdf file
I had made a yo-safe with my win locker suite and now have mistakenly deleted its image file from original drive. I’m unable to access the drive which is about 50 gb. Its extension is *.vmdf. Is there any recovery software which can find it out?

Answer Question   |  December 12, 2013  2:20 PM
*.vmdf, HARD drive
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5 pts.

Cloning Hard-drive to SSD
Hi guys, I was wondering how you would go about making a clone of your hard-drive and putting it on an SSD? I would be doing this on my laptop, if anyone has a link to a good guide or can provide some insight that’d be much appreciated. The only I/O I have are USB...

Answer Question   |  November 25, 2013  11:56 AM
HARD drive, SSD, USB 2.0
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15 pts.

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