What kind of technology do most hard drives use today?

Answer As of 2010, Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) is the standard for hard drive technology. SATA drives can produces speeds up to three times faster than Parallel Advanced Technology Attach... Read More »

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What kind of magnets are used in hard drives?

Hard drive magnets are frequently neodymium magnets. These magnets are made of a combination of boron, iron and the rare earth element neodymium and are extremely strong. Typically, the larger the ... Read More »

Firewire Hard Drives Vs. USB Hard Drives?

When you want to add additional storage to your computer, you can choose from internal or external hard drives and various storage sizes and technologies. USB and Firewire are two possible connecti... Read More »

How do I use the 2 250GB hard drives in my laptop as a single hard drive?

In Windows 7 and Windows Vista, resizing your volumes or re-partitioning your hard drive has become a lot easier than in previous Windows versions. However, there are still a few pitfalls that will... Read More »

Ok.. great .. now i am afraid for my hard drive... do hard drives really fail that much?

I had one that lasted over 9 years before it finally gave out and my other 2 computers are still going strong with their hard drives so I think it just comes down to how you treat your hard drive a... Read More »