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Can a Hard Drive Be Designated as Non-Removable?

October 10th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Most of the time, when you upgrade or change the hardware on your computer, Windows tends to accept it without a problem. But what do you do if Windows keeps “seeing” and listing a new permanent hard drive as removable? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Read more http://www.howtogeek.com/274582/can-a-hard-drive-be-designated-as-non-removable/

​Say bye-bye to spinning rust: Soon most PCs won’t have hard drives

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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They’ve been a fixture of the computing industry for 60 years, but in 2018, hard drives will be pushed aside by storage systems using memory chips in PCs, an analyst firm predicts. Hard drives revolutionised computing when IBM commercialised the first, RAMAC, in 1956. They read and write ones and zeros as tiny patches of […]

Man jailed for failing to decrypt hard drives

April 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A man has been held in prison for seven months after failing to decrypt two hard drives that investigators suspect contain indecent images of children. A court order says the man will remain jailed “until such time that he fully complies” with an order to unlock the password-protected devices. The US man, who has not […]

Does a Hard Drive Remember Bad Sectors After Formatting?

April 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you start encountering bad sectors on your hard drive and decide to format it, will it “remember” those bad sectors afterward or not? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps answer a curious reader’s question about bad sectors and formatting. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a […]

Why Are Smaller SSDs Slower?

April 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you happen to be researching specific computer hardware like SSDs, for instance, you might expect the smaller ones to be faster than the larger ones. But is that actually the case or is the opposite true? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes […]

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