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Making use of your old hard disk drive in your new PC

...If you've purchased a new PC and are wondering what to do with the old one, consider its juiciest part, the hard disk drive. It can add functionality to your latest PC and it's already paid for. A recent self-inflicted disaster when switching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/08/tec_325004.shtml
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It's time to toss the floppy drive

It's time to bag the floppy disk drive. The drives, whether the 5.25-inch from the early...of a running system, the Cruzer becomes just another disk drive and you can write to it, read from it, erase, copy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/22/tec_354127.shtml
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Check PC warranty before buying

...affect virtually everyone, but real problems -- a bad disk drive, faulty memory, a video display adapter that goes haywire...persuade Hewlett Packard to send me a replacement floppy disk drive, knowing that I could install it myself in 10 minutes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/03/tec_227374.shtml
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Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?

...software that comes pre-installed on a computer's disk drive, known as firmware. Once there, it was difficult to...normally a closely guarded secret.The report named several disk drive manufacturers whose products were compromised, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/did-nsa-plant-spyware-comp
Show mom you love her by giving her some tech support

...tablet, one laptop and one all-in-one, which is a computer where the crucial components (CPU, optical drive, hard disk drive, RAM) are all built in to the housing of the display. ASUS VIVOTAB NOTE 8 ($299, WINDOWS 8): Your mom is probably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-03/show-mom-you-love-her-giving-her-so
Disk drive maker suspends operations

FREMONT, Calif. -- SyQuest Technology Inc., a money-losing maker of computer disk drives, has suspended operations and may file for bankruptcy. On Monday, SyQuest asked the Nasdaq Stock Market to halt trading in its stock, which was valued at just 34 cents, down from $4 a year ago. In the mid-1990s, SyQuest invested in removable disk drives that let users transfer about 100 megabytes of information from one computer to another. But the company's products quickly fell behind similar Zip drives marketed by Iomega.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/04/tec_243801.shtml
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Good mouse can keep users from spinning their wheels

...most important parts of the system are the ones that connect to you directly. You can live with a slow processor or disk drive, but a bad keyboard, mouse or monitor can sap your productivity or even imperil your health. Having survived one nasty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/12/tec_282579.shtml
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Computer errors might be caused by the user

...caused by you. A few months ago, my home system, then running Windows ME, began to have irritating periods when the disk drive seemed to talk to itself, hanging up anything else that was going on. Well, Windows XP1, which was said to be much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/10/tec_357676.shtml
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The future of hard disk drives

...operating system, such as the release of Windows XP, is a national news story. But nobody thinks much about the hard-disk drive. As critical to the popularity of PCs as fast, cheap microprocessors and the Internet, these data storage devices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/05/tec_324312.shtml
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Dolinar on computers: Don't forget memory and space

...space. Why might you want a bigger disk drive? Well, first remember that what...not the data you create. A bigger disk drive promises greater longevity. Given...what once seemed like an awfully big disk drive. You know the old saw about a picture...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/25/tec_242884.shtml
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