computer drives & storage

October 30, 2007 RENU

  1. Over time, files and applications become scattered in various places on your hard disk. Disk Defragmenter brings these scattered pieces together to improve speed and help prevent errors.
  2. Hard disks can be partitioned to run separate operating systems on the same disk, or to break down a disk into manageable chunks for storage. Partitioning is performed on a new or reformatted disk.
  3. C drive is typically the start-up drive; however, you can start up the computer with a different drive, such as another hard drive or a CD-ROM drive. You can designate the start-up drive in the CMOS setup screen.
  4. When you need more disk space, it is easier to add a second hard drive than it is to replace the existing drive.
  5. An external hard drive is recommended if it is used primarily to store backups, transport data to another PC or secure important data. An external hard drive also provides you with additional free space to store and run other important programs
  6. If your CD-ROM drive is not recognizing that there is a disc in the drive or your CDs are skipping, it is time to clean the CD-ROM drive. Clean your CD-ROM drive every 3 months to make sure it is free of dust, hair and other debris.
  7. LightScribe is a new technology that is hitting the mainstream by storm. It is easy to do and a great way to label your CD’s. The CD burner on your computer laser etches a picture, work of art, or words directly onto the top portion of the CD.
  8. Write all of ur blog entries in a word processor & save them on ur comp before posting. Alternately, copy the txt from ur blog post into a word processor doc after posting, & save the files all in one place.
  9. Don’t want to do the backups manually? Consider downloading software like Webgrabber to do the backup for you automatically.
  10. Zip drives are some of the most popular removable-media storage devices. A lot fits on one disk, the disks are easily portable and the drives are fairly inexpensive.

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One Comment Add your own

  • 1. hunder  |  October 31, 2007 at 6:39 am

    No matter how advanced today’s drives, the need for backups cant be overemohasized. Even the high speed large drives tday are suspectible to diseases like fragmentation which not only affect performance but also pose a threat to drive life and thus to critical data stored on them.

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