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    Still need external HDD's?

    Besides its usefulness in backup when the current hard disk fails, you can study the parts that are inside the hard disk. I don't throw old parts of my computer because I try to learn from them. I have collections of floppy disks without casing, although most of them have molds already. I also keep damaged hardwares like CD-Rom, sound card, video card and a couple of floppy drives. I like to open them up and look at the internet about the parts of that hardware.
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    Is Defragment Still Needed?

    I'm still using XP at the moment but I'm planning to move to Windows 7 when the price will go down (I hope). Does TRIM works like the regular defragment program? Okay, now I'm convinced that I still need to defragment my hard disk even though I feel like it doesn't need it. It's been a while since I did a defragment. I used to watch the light green blocks changing into blue blocks while the computer is defragmenting my hard disk. Sometimes I would like to see red blocks (bad sectors) for a change. Those were the days!
  3. How can we secure the files that we are storing through online storage? Do passwords enough to deter unauthorized people from downloading it? On the other note, what are the advantages of storing files online compare to our own hard drives?
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    Is Defragment Still Needed?

    I know this already. I don't want to sound rude but that is exactly what defragmentation does, to arrange the files so that the system can access the files more easily. But my main concern here is the need for doing a defragment. I have a considerable fast computer with 2.7 Ghz processor and 4GB of memory. I'm not sure if the system is fast is or slow when accessing data from my hard drive. Is there are a way to test the speed of accessing data?
  5. I haven't tried this yet because my board (or maybe just my BIOS) doesn't support USB boot up. Has this replaced the Floppy Boot? I haven't seen the USB boot in use by many people but do you think this will be the next thing for major boot ups? Google OS can be booted up through a USB drive so I guess this kind of boot up will be used by a lot of people when Google OS becomes famous.
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    Samsung Internal HDD fried

    If your files are worth $2000 then I suggest that you get those files even if you pay that price if they are really worth it. Then buy a new computer instead of getting an exact board because you don't want to have the same problem do you? If you are knowledgeable about your board then do what the others have said to save money. But if I were you, I will just buy a new box for me not to have anymore problems.
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    Protecting flash disks

    The only thing that you can make sure that your USB flash disk doesn't carry any virus is by formatting it regularly. Autorun programs are the most common programs where the virus resides. We experience this when some programs automatically run when we plug in the USB drive. There is a way to stop the USB drive from running programs automatically. Right click the drive, select the AutoPlay on the top tabs then tick the option "Prompt me each time to choose an action".
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    Is Defragment Still Needed?

    How do you check the performance of a hard disk? Do you need to download a software for us to know the performance? Or is there a program in Windows XP (which I'm using) that can check it? What are the MS OS that has an automatic defragmentation? I assume Windows 7 is already automatic. Do we need to set the setting as automatic or the OS was already setup to automatic defragmentation after OS installation?
  9. I have a 1 terabyte HDD and I haven't done defragment since I bought it last year. Do you think that we don't need defragment with the speed and the space that we have in our hard drives today? I remember when I had my first computer, it only has 100MB of space. I had to do defragment every week and compress the files that I'm not always using to save space. Today, it seems like defragment is a thing of the past, well this is just me.
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    AMD vs. Intel

    I have 4GB of DDR2 Ram. (Do you think DDR3 is faster than DDR2? I'm still don't know which kind of memory I will get for my new computer). My video card is has a 512MB of memory. When I play Fallout 3 or Empire Total War, I still can see some squares on the screen. I like to have the fluid video in games that Intel can provide.
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    AMD vs. Intel

    For me, the explanation is simple. AMD is good at performance while Intel has the quality on their processors. I'm a gamer and I have tried using AMD and Intel to test the performance and quality of each processor. AMD runs fast with the games but compromises the quality of it. Intel on the other hand have very good image quality but you need a lot of memory to run the game smoothly. Right now, I'm using AMD but I will give this to my brother and I'm planning to buy a new box with Core i7. This will be my first time to run i7 so I'm really excited to use it.
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    most reliable hard drive?

    I can't really tell you what is the "most reliable" HDD in the market because everyone has their own opinions towards the HDD they are using. Back when I was in college, about 10 years ago, we debated on which is the better HDD, Seagate or Maxtor. Now that there are other companies that are creating HDD, then the debate grew bigger. I have used 4 different brands of hard disks, Seagate, Maxtor, Samsung, and WD. I currently use Samsung and I'm sticking to it for now. There is one time that I would defend Seagate as the best HDD but that is already the past for me. I'm open to any new hard disks that will be sold on the market today.
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    Postage Stamp Sized 1TB SSDs by 2012?

    I'm not surprised about this because everything in the electronic world is shrinking but still retain or even gain more efficiency. So will it still be called SSD or will they name it with another name? I wonder if we will still insert this new SSD drives on SSD slots.
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    IDE to Sata Connection

    Thanks for the affirmation guys! Jus, I guess I would rather use my IDE drive for backup purposes, do you think that is a better idea? I will buy a SATA drive and make it my main drive then place the IDE a slave. What do you think?
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    IDE to Sata Connection

    I have seen an IDE-Sata converter and I was thinking if the IDE HDD will become faster when it comes to file transfer. Is it practical to use an IDE-Sata converter to make the IDE HDD faster rather than getting a new Sata HDD?