posted on Thursday, 11 November 2021 by itpieadmin

How to correctly handle an HDD

Exposed hard drives are delicate and precise instruments. Components are mass-produced and not meant to last; they are built to never leave their casing. Unless of course, they need a d.....

posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017 by itpieadmin

Swapping a PCB board

This is the one instance where you have a relatively good chance of resurrecting your drive if you're prepared to put in some time and effort. If the drive does absolutely nothing w.....

posted on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 by itpieadmin

The best portable hard drives

A question we often get is this; what is the best portable hard drive? Our clients have already experienced data loss and its hurt. Our clients want to make sure they don’t lose their data again, so they have.....

posted on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 by itpieadmin

Preparing your hard drive for selling

Most people assume that simply formatting their old hard drive is all they need to do before safely selling it on. Some people may think only deleting all the files on the hard drive is enough. While formatting is a slightly better option, the .....

posted on Thursday, 16 March 2017 by itpieadmin

Power cables and hard drives

A common enquiry we see is someone bringing in a hard drive that isn’t working because they’ve used the wrong power cable, for example using a 19V cable on a drive labelled .....

posted on Monday, 12 December 2016 by itpieadmin

Solid state hybrid drives

Solid State hybrid drives (SSHDs) offer the performance of a solid state drive (SSD) with the capacity of a traditional mechanical hard drive. Appearance wise, they're bigger than an SSD, and more powerful than a hard disk drive. The solid .....

posted on Friday, 07 October 2016 by itpieadmin

Seagate’s ST3000DM001 problems

Seagate’s ST3000DM001 which effects its Backup Plus and GoFlex 3TB external HDD has seen unprecedented failure rates in recent months. Seagate ST3000DM001 is the first 3TB hard drive to use three platters at 1TB each. Other models use 4 o.....




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