Articles tagged: hdd

“Do You Want to Scan and Fix” a Removable Drive?

The message “Do you want to scan and fix” means Windows found an error on a recently-attached drive. What you do next depends on how disastrous data loss might be.

Can I Move My Old Computer’s Hard Drive to My New Computer to Transfer Data? My Recommended Approach

You can take the internal hard disk of an old computer and install it as an additional drive in a new one; or, consider a more flexible alternative.

Tip of the Day: Consider Compression if You’re Low on Space

Should I Partition My Hard Disk?

Partitioning, or splitting a single physical hard drive into multiple drives, has pros and cons. I’ll look at those and make a recommendation.

Can a USB Thumb Drive “Wear Out”?

While the technology continues to improve, the fact is that flash memory has a limited number of times it can be written to. It can, in fact, wear out.

Checking and Repairing a Disk with CHKDSK

The Windows system utility CHKDSK is a powerful and useful tool in diagnosing and repairing certain types of disk problems. I’ll review several ways to run it, and try and describe what it does.

Replacing An Old Hard Disk With a Solid State Drive (SSD)

I recently replaced the primary hard drive on my primary machine with an SSD. I’ll walk you through the steps I took that made the process relatively pain-free.