Hard Drive

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 : 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 : Change a PS3 hard drive

In this video you will learn how to change out the hard drive to get even more storage capacity from your Sony Playstation 3. The PS3 takes any 2.5 serial ATA hard drive, which is your basic laptop computer hard drive. To switch this out begin by looking at the base of your PS ...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 : Tell if your hard drive is failing in Ubuntu Linux

With this video, we learn how to tell if your hard drive is failing in Ubuntu Linux. If you have a failing hard drive, it will start making noises like clicking or grinding. If you hear these noises coming from your hard drive, you will need to get a new one before it fails co ...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 : 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 : Format a hard drive with the Mac Disk Utility

Formatting a hard drive is not exactly an essential computer skill, but it certainly is if you're a technie who's looking to start building your own computers. Hard drive formatting involves erasing/formating a hard drive or USB flash drive to be compatible with different form ...more

How To : Remove or replace a PS3 hard drive

If you download a lot of content onto your Playstation 3, you're eventually going to have to upgrade your hard-drive for more memory to be able to keep all of your content. This video tutorial will show you step-by-step how to do this once you have the appropriate hard-drive. ...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

How To : Resurrect a crashed hard drive

Has your hard drive been broken, overheated, or simply worn down from old age? Learn how to recover data from a crashed hard drive with a few simple tips and utilities. Resurrect a crashed hard drive. Click through to watch this video on pcworld.com

How To : Replace the hard drive on a 3rd generation iPod

If your 3rd gen iPod screen shows a sad face or a file folder with an exclamation point icon whenever you try to turn it on it is a likely indictation that you need to replace the hard drive. Learn how you can replace the hard drive yourself in this tutorial. Replace the hard ...more

How To : Change your hard drive icon in Mac OS X

The hard drive icon is the single-most prominent icon on most Mac OS X desktops. As such, you should have some say in how it looks and, as it turns out, you do: In this video tutorial, you'll find step-by-step instructions for changing your hard drive icon. To learn what you'l ...more

How To : Shoot directly from your camera to your hard drive

Sick of transferring megabytes and megabytes worth of photos into your computer, only to send them to your hard drive? Skip the middle step and learn how to shoot directly from your camera to your hard drive with help from this video by Pro Photo Life. Get your photos to your ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a Power Mac G5

This video is about installing second serial ATA drive into a Power Mac G5 system. The video is a step by step demo starting with the removing of the door to the machine and the air pack. The first hard drive is at the top rack and you have to remove the four screws at the bot ...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 : Defragment the hard drive in Windows 7

De-fragmenting a hard drive improves the performance of a hard drive and it is recommended to de-fragment your hard drive from time to time as shown in this video. In Windows 7 you can use the Disk De-fragmentation tool. To do this go to the start menu and open the Control Pan ...more

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 : Back up your hard drive using Time Machine

In order to back up your hard drive using Time Machine, you will need to plug in your hard drive. When the computer recognizes your hard drive, it will ask you how you want to back up. If it doesn't prompt you with a pop-up, you can click on the clock on your screen. Select " ...more

How To : Reseat the hard drive in an iPod classic

First, get out a Swiss Army Knife and clean your hands. Then, take out the main blade. Next, on the right hand side of the IPod, stick the blade through between the gap to open the casing of the IPod. Then, turn the ipod upside down, so that the display side is facing the grou ...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 : Upgrade the hard drive on your Sony PlayStation 3

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to upgrade the hard drive on a PlayStation 3. Begin by removing the plastic side panel on the PlayStation console and remove the blue screw on the tray. Then open the metal latch on the tray, move it to the right and remove the drive. ...more

How To : Swap the hard drive on a second-generation iMac G3

bghoo8313 describes how to swap an imac G3 hard drive. Unscrew knob on the hatch on the back of the computer unit. Remove the RAM and the card. Take out 4 screws, 2 on the top and the other 2 under the guard. Pry it open with a screwdriver. Take out the outer screws under the ...more

How To : Defragment or format a Mac hard drive

In this episode of Ask the Techoes, D.Lee and Brandon answer viewer questions on how to defrag a Mac hard drive, erasing an NTFS hard drive on Mac OS 10.4, how to uninstall programs and their related files on a Mac, questions with Parallels, and how to create a wireless USB hu ...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 : Stop your hard drive from vibrating

You know that really annoying whirring sound your computer makes when it's, well, working? That's due to your hard drive vibrating and creating a small noise while doing so. Luckily, you don't have to put up with a loud hard drive anymore. Take a gander at this computer hardw ...more

How To : Replace the hard drive on a 4th generation iPod

This video shows you how to replace the Hard Drive on your 4th Gen iPod in case you're seeing the sad faced iPod or file folder with exclamation point. Replace the hard drive on a 4th generation iPod. Click through to watch this video on ipodhowtovideo.com

How To : Install a hard drive on your PS2

Have you ever wanted to play games without the hassle of using cds? Learn how to install a hard drive on your PS2 and alleviate the need for CDs. Install a hard drive on your PS2. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

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 : 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 : Install a hard drive in a 2009 Mac Pro

First of all the tutor suggests that this tutorial is easy and you can complete it only fifteen minutes. However you need to use proper anti-static precautions when you are performing this upgrade. You have to ensure to discharge static electricity before beginning. You must a ...more

How To : Install games onto your XBox 360 hard drive (HDD)

When Microsoft came out with it's big XBox 360 firmware update at the beginning of last year, one of the cool abilities that they added to the console is the ability to install games directly to the hard drive. This will make your games load much faster and improve your gamepl ...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 : 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 : Reconnect the 4th generation iPod hard drive

Check out this instructional electronics video that illustrates the simple process of reconnecting the 4th generation iPod hard drive. The hard drive inside a fourth generation iPod can sometimes come loose from the logic board, but it can easily be reattached. Watch as a tech ...more

How To : Check if your hard drive is failing

Kipkay teaches you how to check if your hard drive is failing for your computer and you can check by listening to your hard drive. The head could be stuck to the platter or the head could be damaged.

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 : Format a hard drive in Mac OS X Leopard

PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials on most Apple products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPod, and more, covering topics from disassemblies, to RAM upgrades, to replaceme ...more

How To : Open a Xbox 360 HDD hard drive

Take apart a Xbox 360 hard drive to get it ready to hook up to the computer. You can get the software and more info on how to mod a laptop hard drive to work in your Xbox 360 at http://forums.xbox-scene.com

How To : Remove the hard drive from a 15" MacBook Pro

Interested in installing a new hard drive (or, less happily, the victim of drive failure)? This brief how-to will guide you through the process of removing the hard drive from your 15" MacBook Pro without damaging your computer. This tutorial will also be of use to those who w ...more

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