Can I use this hard drive for my computer? Answered

Hi, Im in the process of fixing my computer tower and I have found the fault. My Hard drive has become corrupted so I am buying another. My original hard drive is a Western Digital caviar blue 500gb, however whilst looking I found WD do another caviar blue drive that is 1Tb. I wanted to know if I could buy the 1Tb one instead of the 500gb and if it would work :) p.s I have not changed any of my computers hard ware, I have only removed the corrupted hard drive.

Asked by Boba Jett 3 years ago


Which computer is better? Answered

Hey, I'm trying to figure out which computer I should buy. One is an HP Pavilion HPE H8 with an Intel i7 third generation quad core at 3.4Ghz. The other has an AMD FX100 Hex core processor at 3.5Ghz. It sounds like the AMD is the winner, but I just want to be sure. I plan on running games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Saints Row 3, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed World, and about 7 or 8 other smaller games. The computer with the AMD processor has 8GB RAM and the i7 processor has 10GB, both have 1TB sata 7200rpm HDD. Which is faster? Which will run best?

Asked by knexpert1700 4 years ago


USB to network storage

My TV has a USB port for plugging in a thumb drive to play videos and music. As do several other devices Im aware of. What I would like is a device that when plugged into my TV or such  will pretend to be nothing more than a thumbdrive but actually be a wireless adapter that connects to my network and the 1TB network storage so I can access all my files at once.

Posted by darkorical 7 years ago


Looking For VPS Sponser? Answered

Hii Im Looking For VPS Sponser For My Company Of These Spec 128GB RAM or 48 also Work Bandwith Unlimited HDD space 1TB Or 500GB Location Anywhere Q.Why i need VPS? A. For Game Server Hosting And For VPS Renting and Web Hosting Q.Wht Will I Give in Return? A.I Will Advertise At My Website And Will Give 40% To Sponsor Q.If My Company Will Successful i will provide domains also My Email slakshya0@gmail.com

Asked by LakshyaS 3 years ago


How Do I Do a live ustream video of my computer screen? FREE SONG ON iTunes AWARDED TO BEST ANSWER Answered

I want to know how to do a live video on ustream of my computer screen. Computer: mac mini early 2009 model, 2.26 ghz, 4gb ram, 1tb hdd The person with the best answer gets a free song on iTunes, my choice. SO GET ANSWERING!!!

Asked by robots199 8 years ago


How do I get my external hard drive to work for my xbox360 slim?

I have a SimpleTech 1TB external hard drive and a 4GB slim 360 (just till the elite kinect is in on 11/04) and I would like to use my hard drive so I can play firefight on Halo Reach online. I don't want to spend 150$ on a 360 slim hard drive. Anyone know how to do this?

Asked by techtech777 7 years ago


Is there a way to transfer files from a External Hard drive to a PSP? Answered

I have a PSP-1000 CFW, and i've been looking at memory cards. And i was wondering if there was a way to use an external hard drive, connect it to the psp and transfer the files off the HDD onto the PSP by using the PSP and not using a computer, so store files on 1TB HDD then take with me and put videos and other files onto psp. TLDR, i want the files off a HDD onto psp by using the psp not computer.

Asked by chibiwind 8 years ago


Hard drive price confusion

Looking to create a small form factor PC to fit on the back of a monitor and while searching for a hard drive on Newegg noticed that the lowest price 2.5" internal desktop hard drive was $120 and not even 150GB ( http://tiny.cc/01012 ) while a 2.5" USB powered portable hard drive that is 1TB is $90 ( http://tiny.cc/01024 ), these numbers just are not adding up, couldn't I just disassemble the portable hard drive. Not sure if I am missing something important, Help is greatly appreciated!

Asked by Algag 7 years ago


Is it possible to set up a RAID 0 and RAID 1 using the same 2 drives?

If I have two 1TB drives, can I partition each one into two 500GB drives, (Labelled A1, A2, B1,B2)  then set up a RAID 0 array between A1 and B1, while having A2 be a RAID 1 backup of B1, and B2 a RAID 1 backup of A1? Or would this Simply give me the equivalent speed of a TB Raid 1? (From what I understand, this would be similar to RAID 5, but wouldn't require a separate RAID card.)

Asked by Bartboy 6 years ago


Undefined lines in PDF

I have been trying to print the pdf from: https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Raspberry-Pi-Indoor-Outdoor-Webcam/ but even in the PDF preview of the document starting at page 7 and including page 8 I get a seires of lines number from 1 through 62 that all say "Undefined" and when I print the document that is exactly what it prints.  It starts to print the picture from step 7 but fails somewhere in the middle and then kicks out 2 pages of undefines before going to page 9.  I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 but had the same results with the latest Adobe Reader DC.  My OS is Windows 7 with 64gb ram and 1tb hard drive.  The browser is Firefox 54.

Posted by Southerner 11 months ago


is it possible to install a partition on a computer with two hardrives? Answered

hello, firstly, im not asking what you think, to instal two different operating systems on two different hardrives. Thats wrong, what i want to know is, is it possible to install a partition operating system, on a computer that uses two hard drives? ive been told that i cant. what i want to do is i want to install windows XP on my gaming laptop, which has a divided 1Tb HD, which at the moment struggles to play my favourite game "The movies" which doesnt go well on windows 7, while obviously keeping windows 7. Everyone i ask seems to think it cant be done, which is odd, and they give very strange reasons as to why, none which immediately come to mind, but they made no sense.

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 6 years ago


Do i have to change/add anything at my gaming pc?

 Specs: -Mobo: AsRock Z77 Extreme 3; -CPU: Intel Core I5 3570k 4.8GHz OC w/ CoolerMaster V8 GTS Cooler; -GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX480 2GB SC; -RAM: 16GB Mushkin 2600 MHz OC; -HDD: Seagate 1TB(that`s enough for me); -PSU: Sirtec HP 750W; I am very curious if i have to change something at my pc.Do i have to change anything at it? Or add something else maybe?If yes,can you show me some things that i could change at my pc but cheap?I want them cheap beaucase i spent lots of money in it and i dont wanna spend lots money again.

Asked by zombieshawn 4 years ago


How can i fit a 3.5" hard drive in a 5.25" bay?

I want to fit my external hard drive in a 5.25" bay, as USB is too slow and i don't have another 3.5" bay. Things i have: 1. Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB. (the hard drive i want to move) 2. Sweex 3.5" external case, it sucks... 3. An old cd-drive. 4. Basic tools, no soldering iron. 5. an old pc i can steal parts from. Now my question, how do i make sure that thing stays into place, and, is it a problem if it doesn't have some kind of suspension? My pc is a compaq presario from 2008, which has 3 free 5.25" bays. I already looked on google and searched instructables, but can't find anything usefull. Thanks in advance, DJBD

Posted by DJBD 9 years ago


Copy files from one HDD to another?

Hi all, I have 2 external HDD's. Both 1TB capacity. I have a heap of files on hard drive A that I want to copy over to hard drive B. When I start the copy process, i get an error message saying that several folders are no longer there and therefore cannot be copied. I then navigate to hard drive A to find that the folders are all there and can be opened. All the files in the folders can also be accessed and opened. I can also edit the files, save them and re-access them all without issue. Yet I restart the copy process and the same issue arises. I'm on windows 8.1 Enterprise running on Core i7, 16gb ddr3 ram, 256gb SSD as drive C: Both drives are connected directly through USB 3 ports and USB 3 cables... Any help is much appreciated....

Asked by DIY_DAVE 3 years ago


i want to use me WD My Passport 320gb external hard drive on my xbox 360 so i can put my games off the disk onto it Answered

I tried making multiple partitions of 15.9gb each since thats all the xbox will allow me to format up to but it completely formats the hard drive and gets rid of the other partitions then formats it, is there a way to lock these partitions to keep the xbox 360 from removing them and making a new one? i dont care if i have to use a hacker program to make this work, im not much into the dont do this dont do that on hardware and whatnot. please help. btw i only have a 20gb xbox hard drive =/ 14.3gb of useable space after formatting .. kidnda stupid, they should compensate for the formatting at make it where you GET 20gb not 14.3. also like my 1tb hard drive it says on the outside 1000gb but its only 932gb.. anyway thats irrelivant. PLEASE HELP!!

Asked by egammoc 7 years ago


Would it be worth it to buy a new computer?

I have a HP Pavilion Slimline at 2.5GHz Dual-Core processor. It's using a Radeon 7750, a DVD RW CD RW optical drive, and a 286GB I think it is solid state hard drive. It's 2009 with an intel pentium processor and Windows 7 operating system. It has 3 USB 2.0 ports that are broken but with a 4 usb 2.0 port hub and 3GB of RAM. I would like to know if it would be worth it buying a new computer OR if it would be better buying an Intel i7 processor (3rd or 4th gen) and installing it manually. What are some problems I could face with installing one manually? I've seen processors that have Intel HD 4000 graphics in it already without a graphics card, would that interfere with my Radeon 7750? Could I fix that? Would it be worth buying a new gaming computer or would it be better buying an intel i7 processor at 3rd or 4th generation? If I were to buy a computer, I would buy one of the following: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-HP-Pavilion-HPE-H8-1360T-PC-i7-3770-3-4GHz-1TB-Windows-7-Desktop-/111163226377?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item19e1d83909 http://www.ebay.com/itm/CyberpowerPC-AMD-FX-Series-8GB-DDR3-2TB-HDD-Capacity-Desktop-PC-Windows-8-64-Bit-/290968920890 http://www.ebay.com/itm/CyberpowerPC-AMD-FX-Series-8GB-DDR3-1TB-HDD-Capacity-Desktop-PC-Windows-8-64-Bit-/290971505030 Or something that is below $720 and is at least quad core i7 or at least hex core AMD. I would much prefer Intel i7 though. And I would need at least my Radeon 7750 or better. I only use Windows 7, not Windows 8 so if it comes with 8 I will install 7. If I buy an i7 processor and install it into my current computer, what processor would be compatible with my computer? LASTLY: I will pay no more than $350 for the i7 processor. Thanks for reading!

Asked by knexpert1700 4 years ago


question about hard drives and LED lights?

Hi guys, I'm trying to do this --> http://www.scribd.com/doc/3216005/Make-an-analogue-hard-drive-meter for a little jukebox/media centre I'm building. I have a basic VU meter all ready, and also a potentiometer. I've just pulled apart an external hard drive and I'm hoping to tap into the 'activity light' on the front to drive a simple VU meter.  It's a basic Western Digital external 1TB, but it has two little LEDs that flicker blue (alternately, but sometimes together!  Not sure what drives each light?!) and I'm just wondering what my next step is.  There's the basic hard drive, and a little SATA->USB controller board attached that features the two LEDs. I've attached a pic, sorry it's not great.  The Two LEDs are shining out from underneath the card, and you can see a little row of soldered connections on the topside of the board that run the LEDs, at the closest corner to us (the viewer). My question is: there appear to be 4 soldered connections on the two LEDs poking up.  What do I want to solder the VU meter to, and what are the risks to avoid?  Any comments/thoughts are welcome.  Thanks  :-)

Posted by zfh10 6 years ago


Has anyone found a way to modify an external drive to utilize more than the allotted 16GB for the Xbox 360?

The question basically sums up what I'm looking for; however, because sometimes things get lost in translation, here we go: Explanation of what I want: I have a 1TB external drive. It is currently formatted in FAT32 for use with the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. For modified PS3s, the drive simply works with the FAT32 formatting. For modified Wiis, the result is the same. However, for Xbox 360, the result is slightly more annoying: I have an option to "edit" a partition to create 16GB worth of storage space or format the partition, which formats the drive and still only lets me have 16GB worth of storage space. I would like to be able to use more of the external drive for storage. Suggestions to any that may decide to help: I've noticed that the Xbox 360 is locked down in all kinds of ways if it isn't modified. I was thinking that it could be possible to take the special 250GB .bin file, create the 3 partitions for the Xbox 360 on the external drive (I would need instructions on this step, as I no longer have a SATA connection available to me to see the partition setup on my 20GB Xbox 360 drive), and finally create the final FAT32 drive for use with the other systems. Has anyone tried this? I figure it has to be possible because Microsoft is currently doing it somehow. I thank you for your time in advance.

Asked by Toddimyre 6 years ago


Upgrading my PC and need advice? AMD FX -8150 or INTEL i7 3820? Answered

Hi all, im in the planning stages of a PC upgrade for my new "5 Year PC" my current system: intel Q6600 Asus Commando Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 7970 3gb (will be reused in new system) Hytec 950w PSU (will be reused in new system) 2 x 2GB DDR2 Ram 1TB, 2TB, 320gb & 500gb Sata HDDs (will be reused in new system) system 1 AMD: (approx price. AUD$700) AMD fx -8150 Asus Crosshair V Formula z G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1866C10Q-32GXL (4x8GB) 32GB DDR3 system 2 INTEL: (approx price. AUD$1000) Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1866C10Q-32GXL (4x8GB) 32GB DDR3 Case: Lanboy Air which system would last me the "Long term" with minimal upgrades. the system would be on 24/7. i use it mostly for gaming (WoW, AC, Diablo, Mass effect 3) but will be doing some photo/video editing in the future. i WON'T be overclocking. TL:DR AMD FX -8150 or INTEL i7 3820? Windows Score 5.9 Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 7.1 Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 7.1 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 7.9 Gaming graphics 4863 MB Total available graphics memory 7.9 Primary hard disk 451GB Free (932GB Total) 5.9

Asked by furby 5 years ago


Tips to computer shopping? How to avoid laptops with crap WXGA TN screens online? Good computer companies? Answered

I'm shopping around for some decent truelife® display, Acer CineCrystal Technology®, etc) which are meaningless. I have had enough experience with 1366x768 to know that it a really poor resolution, and often indicates also the quality of the screen in general. Want is something with at least 1600x900, preferably 1080p, with a proper color display that is not 18,000K, with a viewing angle better than an old back projection TV. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Also, what are some good computer companies? What experience do you have with HP, Compaq, Dell, ASUS, Toshiba, Acer, Alienware, Samsung, etc? My father is pretty HP oriented, and doesn't like Dell too much, mentioning all the problems they had with them at the place he used to work. I have not had the best experiences with HP (probably because of Vista though), but no experience with any other company other than samsung for phones and tablets. My old tried and faithful low-end Compaq computer (HP owned I believe) has held up very well over it's 7 years, and is still in use to this day, even though the WXGA screen has faded and yellowed over time. The HHD and RAM have been upgraded, and it has been running ubuntu for many years now, too. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I found this deal at costco for $700, it seems really nice and I cannot find anything bad about it. It has a decent display (saw a very simalar model in costco), 5th gen core i7, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HHD, and some good peripherals build in.  http://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-5000-Series-Touchscreen-Laptop-%7C-Intel-Core-i7-%7C-1080p-%7C-Backlit-Keyboard.product.100155985.html?catalogId=10701&keyword=978495&langId=-1&storeId=10301&refine=

Asked by -max- 3 years ago


Media computer

Hello all.  I have been having a really fun time going through the forums lately.  I started in the tech section or whatever it is called.  I have no idea what page I am on but I know I am looking at posts that are about 3 years old.  Not looking at every single post of course but about 5-7 posts per page.  But that is all besides the point, let me get to my question. The other day just because I happened to have an s-video cable around I hooked one of our laptops to the TV.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the image on the TV.  So I have decided to make an audio cable for it and start to use the computer on the TV for some stuff.  Money is tight around here (that is why I am making the audio cable and not buying one) and we do not have cable TV.  All we have is a converter box and ever since a really bad storm about 1 1/2 months ago we barely get any channels.  I am still trying to get management of my building to look at the antenna on the roof.  But after I saw what kind of quality the laptop had on the TV we are starting to look at getting netflix.  Figure it is only $7.99 per month and you get your first month free so I think it is worth checking out.  Since it looks like we will be using a computer with the TV quite often I have decided to make a media computer out of one of the towers sitting around here.  I am not worried about the power of the computer since the tower I have in mind is not all that old.  But I am trying to decide what OS to put on it.  I know there is a "Windows media" edition but I do not know much about it other then I think it is getting quite old.  I am leaning towards putting either XP or Windows 7 on it since I have those disks.  But I thought I would ask on here for peoples input on the matter.  I plan on networking the computer to my windows 7 desktop in order to access my 1tb hard drive for stuff I download.  My wife will be using this computer too so that is part of the reason I am leaning towards windows xp or 7 so she will not feel lost in some OS she does not know.  So now you have all the details.  Should I just go with XP or 7, or is there something else I should look at?

Posted by jcaresheets 5 years ago


Surround Sound Help(connection to an Xbox), and my dream media setup

I couldn't decide what forum to put this in(since surround sound could also be a Home thing), but i decided that Music would be best. Basically, I bought a $79 Logitech surround sound system a few weeks ago and hooked it up in my room. For the money, it's pretty awesome. The sound is lacking though, it's fine, but the frequency response is anything but linear. Some songs are more noticeable than others. Either way, I've been looking at the Logitech Z-5500 THX Certified surround sound speakers. BTW, all these are 5.1, not 2.1 sets. The reviews on youtube and elsewhere give it 5 stars, and some go as far to say that the sound matches $500+ units, saying its the best midrange speaker system around. The ten inch sub is appealing too(movies- watching The Patriot would become just that much more real because of the explosions). Reviews say that the satellite's sound is sharp, clear, and pure, no static or buzz.That's definitely a big deal to me. So yeah, the Z-5500 set is $300+...and the others were $79...I think it's worth it to someone who praises music like I do. If you listen to music occasionally, then you might not get where I'm coming from, but I listen to 3-6 hours of music every day, sometimes more. MY PROBLEM:I already installed the surround sound(the cheaper one) in my room, and it would be retarded to get another set. Not to mention a waste of time and money. I need money to buy the nice set. So, my brother agreed to buy it from me if I install it for him. He wants it to be hooked up to his Xbox 360. Good deal. However, I don't know what kind of output it has. I think its a Toslink Optical Audio output, but I'm not sure. The "receiver" on the sub has three inputs, a black 3.5mm female input, as well as a orange-red and light green input of the same type. These are the direct analog inputs to the speakers; it was a cheap set so they don't have an optical in.MY QUESTION:Assuming that my brother is still interested by the time I have the money to buy those speakers, do they even make a Toslink Optical adapter that will work? I tried google, but I wasnt sure what to search for. Thanks. Also, if anybody has the Z-5500 system, let me know how you like it!My hopeful media setup:Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop with vista2TB Mybook External hard drives(two 1TB drives, either in a RAID setup or not, idk)Videosecu VGA to Component Video adapter32" TVCreative Sound Blaster external 5.1 surround sound cardLogitech Z-5500 5.1 surround soundDream setup:Mac Pro with dual monitorssome kind of adapter to get the video to the 32" TV aboveSame surround soundSame hard drivesSome kind of surround sound cardBasically the only difference between my (hopefully) future setup and my dream setup is the couple thousand $$$ of Mac and Apple stuff. Apple is so much better, but it comes with a price most of us cant afford. It's really too bad lol. For the first setup I only need the hard drives, the surround sound card, TV, and the surround sound to make it complete. Of course, theyre the most expensive parts...darnThanks!

Posted by John Smith 8 years ago