Hard Drive to External Hard Drive

How To : Install a hard drive into an external casing

Learn how to install a hard drive into an external casing. This demonstration uses: a 250GB Seagate hard drive, a Ultra external hard drive casing, a small flat head, and a small screwdriver. The process will be very similar for any hard drive and/or casing used.

How To : Backup your computer to an external hard drive

In this tutorial, we learn how to backup your computer to an external hard drive. All you need to do this is an external hard drive. After you connect your external hard drive to your computer, go to "my computer", then double click "external hard drive", then "setup file". On ...more

How To : Partition an external hard drive on Windows Vista

To format an external hard drive on Windows Vista, plug the hard drive in, then click on start menu, right click on "computer", and select "manage". Go to "storage" on the left hand menu and select "disk management". Right click on the letter of your external hard drive, and s ...more

How To : Format/partition an external hard drive on a Mac

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to format/partition an external hard drive on a Mac. This is really very easy and simple to do and takes practically no time. Click on spotlight search and look for disk utility. That will bring up the list of h ...more

How To : Build a custom external hard disc drive

External hard drives are cheap and widely available. You don't want any of those models though do you? You want to make the drive yourself because you are a DIY FIEND! This video will teach you how to take an internal hard drive and a separately-bought hard drive case, put the ...more

How To : Format an external hard drive for Mac OS X

The World Wide Geek demonstrates how to format an external hard drive for Mac OS X. External hard drives are usually formatted for windows. To change the format, you will need to use the disk utility option. Access the disk utility by going to finder and clicking on applicatio ...more

How To : Install a 2.5" hard drive in an external enclosure

In this how-to video, you will learn how to install a 2.5" hard drive into an external closure. This will take only about five minutes. You will need a small Phillips screwdriver. Make sure you use anti-static precautions before performing this procedure. Take off the top of t ...more

How To : Turn your iPod into an external hard drive

Learn to how store information onto your Ipod by turning your standard music player into an external hard drive. Access the iPod from your CPU to store and extract files without using iTunes. Turn your iPod into an external hard drive. Click through to watch this video on tric ...more

How To : Steampunk an External Hard Drive Case

There's something about the world of steampunk that fascinates me. WonderHowTo has plenty of steampunk projects, like the hardware chess set, binocular goggles, and even a lesson on fashion. But nothing screams steampunk more than nevets_mcd's hard drive case. This case proj ...more

How To : Backup Windows Vista to an external hard drive

Learn how to backup Windows Vista to an external hard drive! 1. Click on start. Go to All Programs, select Accessories, then select System Tools. Open "Back-Up Status and Configuration". 2. Click on "Set up automatic file back-up". Be sure the top radio button is selected. Sel ...more

How To : Partition an external hard drive on a Macintosh

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to partition an external hard drive on a Mac computer. Begin by open Macintosh HD. Scroll down the list on the left and click on Applications. Double-click on Utilities and select Disk Utility. Under Volume Schemes, select 2 Partitions ...more

How To : Backup your computer with an external hard drive

In this video, we learn how to backup your computer with an external hard drive. First, go online and download and install Cobian Backup. After this, start a new task on the program and then name it your computer backup. Change it to a differential and change the time frame to ...more

How To : Back up your data to an external hard drive

Want to know how to back up your data to an external hard drive? Protect yourself against data loss and heartbreak with this free home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV, which offers complete instructions on how to back up your important files either manually or autom ...more

How To : Install & boot Mac OSX on an external hard drive

Install & boot Mac OSX on an external hard drive Need MAC OS to install the external storage device. Create a disk image on the desktop. Use Disk utility, utility application, disk utility, MAC OS install DVD new image. Choose Image format, DVD/CD master. Leave encryption at ...more

How To : Create a partition & format an external hard drive

This video teaches us to partition a hard drive. Open 'Disk Utility' and go to 'Seagate FreeAgent Media'. Go to 'Partitions' and select '2 partitions' in the 'Volume Scheme'. Click on 'Untitled 1' and put the name of the partition, its format as Mac OS Extended (journaled) and ...more

How To : Move your iTunes library to an external hard drive

Interested in moving your entire iTunes library to an external HD? With the right technique, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. For more information, includin ...more

How To : Copy Wii games to an external hard drive

In this tutorial, learn how to copy an original Wii game to a USB or an external harddrive without using a computer. This is helpful if you are sharing games with someone else, or if you would like to create a backup of your current Nintendo Wii games. You can also use this pr ...more

How To : Upgrade the hard drive on your laptop computer

Not enough space on your laptop? No problem! Grab a new hard drive from your local office supply store and follow this tutorial to learn how to install it. You Will Need • New hard drive • External hard drive enclosure • USB cable • Hard-drive cloning program • Small Phil ...more

How To : Back up your hard drive

You store everything on your computer's hard drive… precious family photos, your favorite music and video files, valuable financial information, and let's not forget about all that porn (just kidding). You can't back up your data when it crashes, so don’t wait another day to p ...more

How To : Build a USB hard drive

If you are looking for a data storage solution that's portable, but also durable, you should watch this video to learn how to build a USB hard drive. Take apart your external hard drive to find out what kind it is and then build a new one.

How To : Turn your laptop hard drive into a USB drive

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to turn your laptop hard drive into an external USB drive. This hack is fairly easy to perform, all it requires for you to know is where to locate the laptop's hard drive for extraction. You'll also have to purchase a USB h ...more

How To : Use your Ipod Shuffle as a hard drive

This video shows you how to use an iPod Shuffle as an external hard drive instead of an MP3 player. All you need to do is connect your iPod to your computer, open iTunes, and click a box. Use your Ipod Shuffle as a hard drive. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Mount your iPhone hard drive on your computer

In this clip, you'll learn how to mount your Apple iPhone as an external hard drive on your Windows PC or Apple computer. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPhone 3G or perhaps just considering picking one up second hand, you're sure to benefit from this free video tu ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Display empty hard drives in Microsoft Windows 7

Can't find your new hard drive? This Windows 7 tutorial will show you how to display drives without files on them. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For more information, in ...more

How To : Create virtual hard drives (VHDs) in Windows 7

Interested in creating bootable virtual hard drive files or VHDs in Microsoft Windows 7? This tutorial will show you how it's done! It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For mor ...more

How To : Turn your old hard drives into a RAID server

In this clip, you'll learn a trick for upcycling your old hard drives into a RAID server. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-comput ...more

How To : Recover deleted files from hard drives & memory cards

You may have lost your files but you needn't loose hope, too. In this episode of Lab Rats TV, Andy and Sean show you how to recover your deleted data (and your marriage!) using oranges. For detailed instructions on recovering your own lost data, take a look at this tech how-to.

How To : Upgrade hard drives in a Microsoft Zune MP3 Player

If your hard drive in your Microsoft Zune MP3 Player is acting up, maybe it's time you had it replaced. Don't waste money taking it to a repair shop though, learn how to do it yourself. This video tutorial will show you how to dismantle your Microsoft Zune digital music playe ...more

News : Hack hard drives into working speakers

Old Hard Drive + MP3 player = Music This equation just doesn't make sense. If you're an iPod addict, the HD element is redundant! Well, take a second look at what constitutes a speaker and what a hard drive is made of. They are more alike than you'd think. Rip apart a junked ...more

How To : Replace a hard drive in a 15" macbook Pro

The video starts by informing about the basic safety precautions, tools needed and backing up data prior to hard drive replacement. There are a series of screws which need to be removed in the following order.1. Removing the battery from the back and then remove three screws t ...more

How To : Make a hard drive speaker system

Looking to make use—if not necessarily good use—of your old hard drives? This how-to presents instructions for creating a hard drive speaker system to use in conjunction with an MP3 player. To follow along, you'll need an MP3 player (e.g., the Samsung YP-S3), at least one spar ...more

How To : Repair a Power Mac G5 - Remove hard drive

Want to upgrade your hard drive in your Power Mac? It's a pretty simple task, once you can get inside your computer. See how to remove your hard drive from you Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They ...more

How To : Fix a bricked XBox 360 hard drive with a mod disc

Whether you're just starting out modding your XBox 360 or mod a lot of them, there is a good chance that you are going to brick one at some point, rendering the hard drive and console itself completely unusable for practical purposes. Well now you can even fix that! This three ...more

How To : Hack a Microsoft Zune for a larger hard drive

How to hack and mod a Microsoft Zune Mp3 player and upgrade the hard drive to anywhere up to 100GB Part 1 of 2 - How to Hack a Microsoft Zune for a larger hard drive. Part 2 of 2 - How to Hack a Microsoft Zune for a larger hard drive.

How To : Replace iPod video 5th generation hard drive

Fix your iPod and replace the hard drive with this excellent tutorial step by step. In this Video Tutorial we show you how to replace the Hard Drive (30GB / 60GB / 80GB) on your iPod Video. Again you need patience, steady hands, a flat head screwdriver, pry tool and lack of Ap ...more

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