Hard Drives

Forum discussion tagged with Hard Drives.
  1. System32_76

    [SOLVED] How Many Times Needed to Securely Erase An HDD?

    The title explains itself. I'm using Darik's Boot and Nuke to securely erase an HDD. I'm using the RCMP option, which involves 8 passes, and it seems good enough for that. I also saw an option called Gutmann Wipe, which involves 35 passes, but it seems overkill.
  2. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Cannot Find Out Correct Partition Storage Size

    Hello, I noticed a discrepancy recently regarding a partition of mine that I installed Ubuntu Studio on. According to Gparted, it shows that the partition that it's installed on reads 652.71 GB total compared to what it shows on the desktop. On the desktop for that same partition, it reads...
  3. G

    [SOLVED] Do all external hard drives turn off automatically?

    I'm looking forward to buying an external hard drive to download my games on, so I was wondering if the external hard drive turns off Automatically while im not using it.
  4. O

    Question Windows 10 backup and file history of multiple internal drives

    Hello, Windows 10 allows me to selet multiple internal and external drives for backup. After it backs up it's shown that it's backed up on the backup drive but file history only shows my C drive no other internal drives are visible in the file history. Is this the way it's intended for Windows...
  5. i try and budget

    Question Shadowplay videos freezing/laggy/stuttering???

    Hello everyone. This honestly has me really frustrated I have so many recordings just like little one minutes clips of my highlights and the videos are coming out very laggy especially at the "best" part this is ridiculous.. I have a gtx 960ssc fully updated with an I7 cpu and 12gb of ram. And...
  6. N

    Question Pooling hard drives

    I have a need/want for all my data (images) to be accessible on a single drive. Right now I have 6+ tb and growing. I've just purchased 2 10tb drives that I intend to pool into a 20tb drive. I want to know the best way to "join" the drives. I know about and have used storage sense, but is...
  7. rexless

    Question No Post No Boot

    Computer just something odd that I have never seen been before. When the system powers on, it has red staggered vertical bars. The system won’t let me get into the BIOS. I suspect motherboard going bad. How about some advice? Attached a picture of the screen.Picture
  8. S

    Question Rate my System

    Eyo! Would appreciate if someone would check out my new system to fix/make something better. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mNfwsZ Thanks in advance!
  9. F

    Laptop CPU comparison and difference

    Hello everyone, I've recently started looking for a new laptop, and I'm stuck on choosing the right CPU, mainly for everyday use, university-level coding and university-level projects. As I've noticed, both core i3 and core i5 are 2C/4T processors (until the 8th generation), with a slight...
  10. E

    [SOLVED] Accidently broke two pins when bending them, is the cpú unusable?

    Hey, I'm selling my old computers' parts, and wanted to fix the pins on my cpu that were bent out of position, but when I got to the last two pins, I accidently broke them simultaneously. Is the cpu now busted? I don't want to sell a broken piece of hardware.
  11. K

    Question How do I set up two monitors, two keyboards and two mice in two different rooms to work with one computer?

    I live in a three story townhome. I would like to be able to access my computer from the 3rd floor room and from a room on the 1st floor. I will be the only one using the computer. So basically, I am hoping there is a gadget that allows me to have only a monitor, keyboard and mouse on one of...
  12. K

    Question Cpu cooler in zalman zm t3

    So im looking to buy a cpu cooler for my upcoming i5 9600k i was going for CM Hyper 212 evo but it seems it's not compatible with my matx case, so which cooler would fit the best for this cpu and case? The budget is about 30 euros I wanna buy it from www.skytech.lt thanks a lot!
  13. B

    Question Pc beeps once after gpu installation but no display

    After I installed an old Radeon hd 7790 to my pc and turn it on I get a single beep which I think is the way it says that it posted and all fans start spinning normally, but I get no signal on the monitor. My first try was with a dvi-a(connected to the gpu) to vga(connected to the monitor) cable...
  14. N

    Question Asus battery will not charge

    Asus says my laptop battery is not removable and I need to send to some far off state for a replacement battery. Is there a portable power source that I can use instead of sending off my laptop that I need to use every day?
  15. M

    [SOLVED] Problem with CPU?

    Hi So lately something in my PC has developed an issue, I suspect the CPU. So if there's any load on the CPU (if I'm opening web pages, loading program...) it will lag the whole pc: mouse lags, sound makes a static/laggy noise. There's one weird part which makes the CPU less suspicious, having...
  16. Seriumee

    Question Random PC shut downs

    Alright so I started experiencing random PC shutdowns while gaming, first I thought it was the PSU but it kept happening. I woke up today and saw my motherboard LEDs were off I had to take out at battery and put a new one in and it still shuts off I also replaced the PSU to the Corsair listed...
  17. MSYF27

    [SOLVED] USB 3.0 ports has power doesn't recognize device

    Specifically just my 3.0 ports are having the problem. They give my external hard drives power but don't recognize the device. In my device manager I have 2 USB controllers highlighted with exclamation points. I tried updating my drivers but still no luck. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling no...
  18. B

    Question Crossfire RX 470s

    hmm i have a 550w FSP psu and i'm really really want to increase my rig a little bit, i think i will crossfire 2 RX470, which i owned one and gonna buy 1 more btw but first, could anyone tell me that can my psu handle 2 RX470 ? my spec: i5 2500k 8gb of 1333 ram 1 hdd 220gb 7200rpm of wd 1 hdd...
  19. arjitsawhney

    Question Is 750 W psu is overkill on this build? I was thinking of cutting some cost.

    Here are the specs any help is appreciated, I am really confused whether 650w psu would be enough for this build if I plan on OCing later? Motherboard: GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI CPU: AMD YD2600BBAFBOX 3.9GHz Socket AM4 Processor CPU COOLER: CHIPTRONEX Diffuser X500 RGB CPU Cooler with 5...
  20. Holbrookgaming

    Question Pc wont display

    I upgraded my System last night changing the Motherboard from a Asus Z270-P to a MSI Z370 Carbon Pro as I've upgraded my CPU from a i5-7500 to a i7-8700, I've also added a M.2 SSD. I've tried most things from ensuring the RAM is in correctly, removing my GPU and just using the on board...