Hard drive shortage pain won’t end any time soon

Hard disk drive supply shortages in the wake of Thailand flooding will continue to affect consumers, computer system manufacturers and corporate IT shops into 2013, according to market research firm IDC. "I think

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2011 Lucas Mearian

Squeeze more space out of your current hard drive

Recent flooding in Thailand has affected many hard drive manufacturers, resulting in price hikes for hard drives of as much as 50 to 100 per cent. How long this will last is unclear,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 24th, 2011 Logan Harbaugh

PC makers hike prices after Thailand floods

The early brunt of a hard-drive shortage resulting from widespread flooding in Thailand is falling on small PC makers, who are raising computer prices to stem losses.Hard-drive prices have skyrocketed since October, and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Agam Shah

10 free utilities to super-charge your hard drive

Most users are satisfied with the hard drive utilities that ship with Windows--especially the more powerful partitioning and defragging tools found in Windows Vista and 7. Since you're reading this, though, you're obviously

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 6th, 2011 Jon L. Jacobi

How to backup your hard drive with Windows 7

No hard disk lasts forever. Even if you've never had a drive fail on you, your first experience could be just minutes away. Back up your data now, and avoid the possibility of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2010 Simon Williams

15 easy tips to avoid a PC meltdown

Think you know tech? If you don't have a handle on every single one of these 15 tech facts, habits, and efficiency tricks, you're not living up to your potential.Related Story: 15 fast

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2010 Patrick Miller

Small Canadian firm stays on track with data recovery

In terms of staff count, Ontrack Data Recovery is a small outfit, no question about it.And yet, this five-employee shop -- essentially the entire Canadian operations of Kroll Ontrack Inc. a global data

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Look at these things when buying a desktop PC

Once you've determined the type of desktop system you want --a compact PC, a budget system, a mainstream all-purpose model, or a performance crackerjack--you need to know what components to look for. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 17th, 2010 Nate Ralph

Fast and easy ways to clean up your hard drive clutter

Your hard drive is full. Normally that isn't such a big deal, but what if you need to grab a coworker's files before she leaves for a vacation, or what if you want

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2010 Patrick Miller

Avoid data disaster with a disc image and action plan

Last week I told you how to make a new computer hassle-free; to wit, I described how to create a system-repair disc, dump the junkware, and set up security. Now that you've got

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 19th, 2010 Rick Broida

How to transform your modest netbook into a bold powerhouse

Small, light and extremely portable, netbooks are ideal for computing on the move. But deciding which mini laptop is best for you isn't an easy task - particularly when every choice demands a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 2nd, 2009 David Murphy and Carrie-Ann Skinner

1.5 million insurance customers’ personal data lost in breach

A hard drive with seven years' worth of personal financial and medical information on about 1.5 million customers of Health Net of the Northeast Inc. was reported missing to state officials yesterday --

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Lucas Mearian

7 ways to back up your data … and save your bacon

Your hard drive might crash. Thieves might steal your laptop at a café. You might realize on Friday that you desperately need the now-departed Wednesday version of an important document that you significantly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2009 Lincoln Spector

Five fabulous tricks to boost your PC’s powers

This story centers on five tricks that will enhance your use of your desktop or laptop, with two networking tips thrown in for good measure.Use Old Internal Hard Drives for Free StorageHave an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2009 Zack Stern