How do you completely earse a hard drive off a computer?
Destroy it so it can never be run or looked at in any way
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# Open Up the case # disconect all cables going to the hard drive # Remove the screws holding it in place # pull/push the drive out of the coumputer
Well, there are several ways: Getting Rid of the Data Physically and Destructively One, if you don't need the hard drive after the "wipe," is to hammer a nail or two through the unplugged drive, rendering it unreadable to all but the most dedicated data recovery team. If you have an extremely powerful magnet, you could run that over the drive a couple times, too. Starting Over With a Hard Drive If you are simply… Read More
It all depends on what the fault is. It is possible to swap the platter into an identical hard drive, or swap a faulty circuit board. Opening the sealed cover will allow dust in, unless done in a clean room. Although a repaired drive may work, it's life will be shortened by the contamination.
usb hard drive caddy
when the icon pops up click on it
Please what ever you do, DO NOT simply do a format of your hard drive. Reason being, with the right software, anyone can retreive any / all data that is on the drive. People may think that after a format, everything is lost, but this is NOT the case. Depending on the manufacturer of your hard drive, I would firstly go to the manufacturers web site, and download their own proprietary software, for zeroing the… Read More
It really depends if it is internal or external, with an external, you just plug it in via usb (if you're running XP), but if you have an older version of Windows, you might have to install drivers for a external. With an internal drive, you should just be able to open up tha computer, connect the IDE cables, then you should be ok. Go to the following site for help with an internal drive… Read More
when you open your computer you will see that their are about 4-5 diffrent colored cables connected in one spot. then their will be a ribbon cable connected to the left of it. On most computers you will see that the hard drive is located by the CD and DVD drive. After you locate it you will unplug them. it will require some force to take them out. Then if you look to the right… Read More
Most computers have two internal connections for hard drives. You may also connect a third (external) hard drive via USB.
On a non-laptop type computer you "open" the machine typically a machine has thumb screws or screws holding a side panel secure. Remove those screws to gain access to the contents within. A hard-drive is a device about 5 1/4" wide and abuot 6" long. A ribbon cable and power cable will be connected to the hard-drive. Remove both of these connectors by firmly pulling them. Next depending on your cable there will be 2… Read More
Installing multiple hard drives is essentially the same as installing just one. Just slide the drive into the bay and screw it in, and then connect the power and data cables. If you are using older PATA drives, you will also need to make sure, if using the same cable for two drives, that one is jumpered for Master and one is jumpered for Slave. This is not an issue with SATA drives; just plug… Read More
You do it by creating partitions on your hard drives. Partitions are typically created before the hard drive is formatted. Another option is to use a program like Partition Magic to edit partitions on your hard drive. You generally don't want to play around with your partitions too much after you have your OS up and running. Any error may cause you to have to reinstall everything.
You need to have a mod chip installed on your xbox in order to do that. Then you hook your xbox up to the LAN that your computer is on and connect through FTP.
Follow the link in the related links. You'll find hard drive replacement instructions for many different laptops.
A computer's hard drive is a permanent data storage device. It serves as a place to save files, programs, and the computer's operating system. It also allows you to get on Xbox Live.A hard drive's main function is to store all of the files on a computer. It is also where the computer's operating system, such as Windows, MacOS, or Linux is loaded.
You can have a professional do that, or depending on what kind of computer you have, you can defragment your hard drive.
Boot from something else (CD, floppy...) then rather than let it go into installation mode, just format. Not all bootable CD's and floppies will have format on them, so you'll need the right disk. The point being, you can't format your boot disk, so if you're booting from C:, you won't be able to format it.
There sometimes are "Wake on LAN" parameters that can be set in BIOS which will boot a connected computer if the LAN card receives a command.
The answer to this question depends on what you mean by totally different. Yes you can have varying styles of hard drives in a single computer, however you are of course limited by what your motherboard and operating system can handle.
A hard drive has one or more platters, or disks, that stack together and spin in unison inside a sealed metal housing that contains firmware to control the reading and writing data to the drive and to communicate with the motherboard. Each disk is coated with a magnetic medium that holds data as magnetized spots.
One of the most necessary parts of a computer is the hard drive. Besides storing digital information, hard disk drives also contain all of a computer's operating data, including the operating system. In configurations with multiple hard drives, they are also useful in backing up data for archival purposes.
make sure the old hdd uses SATA... SATA is the standard data cable/rate for all new computers.
it is a memory device that writes to or reads from "files". To the user a hard drive is just a memory kind of like a file cabinet. you could write a new document and file it away, or you read from an index and pick the file you want to read. its called a hard drive because of the evolution of computer equipment over the past 100 years or so. At one time it… Read More
From the point of view of construction, yes. At some point the hard drive had to be put in the machine and integrated into the system. It's a separate component of computers. Whether or not that means it can be removed and replaced is another matter, and the techie who looks at your machine may or may not be able to R & R the unit. Certainly as a user you'll have to weigh your… Read More
It depends on the operating system that you are running. In newer operating systems there is normally a backup utility. However, most new hard drives have a method of cloning the hard drive to the new disk. Most new drives come with a cd. Just pop it in and follow the prompts. If not, you can download freeware versions off of the internet. Try downloads.com
Where can you buy a computer with no operating system preinstalled and a completely blank hard drive?
Probably nowhere. The best thing to do is get a used computer and wipe it's memory.
The easiest, fastest, and best way to do this is to use Symantec Ghost. Hook both the 'image' hard drive and the 'clone' hard drive in one machine and boot the computer using the Ghost CD. Setup the CD to copy from one location to the other (be careful you are copying the right one or all you data will be lost!) and you will end up with a perfect copy. If you don't trust… Read More
Ideally if you don't already know, you shouldn't be doing it. Especially if you don't know about anti-static precautions. For a desktop: Ground yourself against a radiator or any earthed metal (just hold it for a few seconds) to remove any static charge you may be carrying. Unplug the power supply, open the case of the PC (may require removal of screws or undoing clips depending on the model of PC). Find the hard drive… Read More
There are three main complications with that. 1. The FDISK tool in Windows 98 cannot format above the 127 GB barrier (before LBA48). Using a third-party partitioning tool, or perhaps FDISk from Windows ME, will allow you to bypass this restriction, although 2. hast to be fixed before you can do this, and 3. has to be fixed before it is worthwhile. 2. Most BIOSs manufactured before 2002 do not support LBA48, so the usable… Read More
Check that all cables are properly connected.Check if the drive has the proper jumper settings.
Usually one in a typical home PC. Power users may have more. Servers can have arrays of hundreds of disks
It depends on the kind of computer.
It varies, the more space you want the higher the cost. I recently baught a new HDD for my computer and it ran for about 325 dollars, for a fairly large HDD. Answer As the above poster has mentioned. Costs do vary, from country to country, and size of drive required. You can purchase used ones, from as little as £1.00 for smaller 4.3gb and less.. Hope this helps cadishead computers
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Typically, this is on the manufacturing specifications of the harddrive and can be found online looking up the model. However, this particular figure is highly misleading and represents either 'best theoretical performance' or in some cases is only representative of the best performance of such speed of drives and not that particular drive. For example, nearly every SATA 2 harddrive at 7200 RPM advertises 8.9ms seek time, when in fact most cannot top 9.5ms. Some… Read More
Working drives automatically show up in My Computer on XP. Perhaps it is not working.
You can rely on Mac system CD or a Mac Eraser to freely yet securely erase a Mac hard drive. See resources link.
Doing this requires a second computer. What has to be done is take out the drive from the dead computer. Locate the jumpers at the back of the drive next to the IDE/Sata cable input and power ports. Change the drive to slave. Most stock drives are set up as either cable select or master. Once it has been changed to slave, install the drive into another computer and turn it on. Because it was… Read More
If you add a pre-existing computers hard drive to your computer can you still view the pre-existing hard drives files?
Yes you can. Some files will have security on them like the previous computers User Accounts, and you may not be able to move, edit, delete those files. This is actually a good way to run virus scans on a computer that isn't booting. :)
To add another hard drive, Look at the jumper pins on the back of the new hard drive you wish to use as the secondary hard drive. Move the Jumper on those pins from MASTER to SLAVE to make the drive a slave drive and work under the primary hard drive. Now, open the computer after you have unplugged it and install the secondary hard drive, and make sure to hook it up to the… Read More
In a desktop computer, open the case. Connect an IDE cable to the computer, and connect the other end of it to the second hard drive. The connection only works one way. As soon as you turn the computer on, if both hard drives don't sound like they are working, then you make a mistake with the connection, and you basically have to flip the cable end 180 degrees and plug it back in. Now… Read More
A home network should work http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_area_network
By deleting all of the excess files on your c: drive.
In other words, is it correct to say that if you are talking about an external hard drive with a USB connector. you can use it for either a desktop or laptop? Yes but no at the same time... Both of the Hard drives work exactly the same but the destop Drive(3.5") is larger than the Laptop hard drive.(Ranges between 1" and 2.5")
It just slides in to a slot on most, but overall dependent on the model.
Overall, a secondary hard drive works the same as a primary hard drive. In the case of PATA drives, the secondary hard drive operates as a "slave" drive. It disables its controller and lets the primary hard drive control it. This is determined by jumper settings on both drives and/or the cable position.While SATA drives are modeled after PATA drives, SATA drives operate on independent channels, and thus every SATA drive is a "master" drive… Read More
Writing to Hard Disk Drive (HDD) At the most basic level when a computer writes anything to any media, even going back to the old "floppy" disks, it is in bits and bytes which are simply positive and negative images electronically recorded on the physical media. Some are one time only like a CD, others can be rewritten, some information can only be accessed sequentially, others must have an index. Hard dirves are made up… Read More