Tag: harddrive

A Broken Western Digital 1TB Hard Disk

It is a WD10EXEZ SATA,64MB Cache 1.0TB hard disk. I bought it in the end of 2012. Now it is almost three years. I found it is not working yesterday morning.  The Windows 7 can not found the hard drive when I boot up it. It can be found [...]
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Replace SSD on Acer Aspire One ZG5

Acer Aspire One ZG5 has 8GB SSD. This SSD has poor performance as indicated on Wiki. Intel Z-P230, model SSDPAMM0008G1. This SSD has been criticized for its slow read and write speed. Intel lists the drive’s maximum speeds as 38 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write. The even worse [...]
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EZEX

In this new year season, I bought a set of desktop hardware and built a new PC. Here is the hard drive. Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB, SATA 3 (6GB/s), 7200RPM, 64MB Cache, 3.5in. It is designed for desktop, called Desktop Blue. Largest cache in this class. Transfer Rate [...]
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What is GPT

GPT stands for GUID Partition Table. The widespread MBR partitioning scheme, dating from the early 1980s, imposed limitations which affect the use of modern hardware. Intel therefore developed a new partition-table format in the late 1990s as part of what eventually became UEFI. The GPT as of 2010 forms [...]
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SSD: SLC vs MLC

Based Wikipedia, A solid-state drive (SSD) (sometimes improperly referred to as a “solid-state disk” or “electronic disk”) is a data storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. Yes, SSD disk has no moving parts. It is as quiet as nothing working. SSDs use [...]
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Diskeeper Pro Premier 2010

I downloaded the trial version of Diskeeper Pro Premier 2010 and installed it on my Desktop. There are a few features I like. New! IntelliWrite™ fragmentation prevention technology. IntelliWrite prevents up to 85% of the fragmentation every system suffers from. It intelligently writes contiguous files to the disk so [...]
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R-Drive III external hard disk adapter

I bought a adapter or converter which can convert an IDE hard disk or SATA disk to a USB external drive. If I need to test a HD, just connect it on R-Drive, and plug the usb to computer. The computer will recognize the HD as a external disk. [...]
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