Tag: IDE

Test Your Media Before Upgrading

In my haste to upgrade to Windows 8 I forgot to test my USB installation drive and it wasn’t until it was too late that I had already wiped my SSD (and Windows 7) leaving the Windows 8 ISO stranded on the hard drive. It seems that my motherboard just doesn’t want to boot off …

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Update

Thought I would provide an interim update on how I am going with the new OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 solid state drive that I received in the last week. Windows 7 Ultimate is up and running after a minor wrestle to get Windows setup up and running. I had to revert all of the other …

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Hard Drive Revival – Part 1

Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive (Bottom)

I thought I would document my experience with reviving a seemingly dead hard drive that I have taken receipt from a friend and small business owner. To set some background, as is often the case, this hard drive contains precious data which has largely not been backed up elsewhere. Furthermore, any attempts to boot up …

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