• How long do CD/DVD drives last at the most?

    In my case I have a 14-year old IDE CD/RW drive that I hadn't been using it ( I had it kept somewhere ) for about 9 years until I tested it a few days ago to see if it's still alive. And it is!
    In my case I have a 14-year old IDE CD/RW drive that I hadn't been using it ( I had it kept somewhere ) for about 9 years until I tested it a few days ago to see if it's still alive. And it is!
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will hard disk drive be replaced by SSD in the future?

    Best answer: yes, however SSD drives are much more expensive. if they can get the storage capacity a lot higher without having skyrocketed prices, i don’t see why they wouldn’t. they are better in so many ways.
    Best answer: yes, however SSD drives are much more expensive. if they can get the storage capacity a lot higher without having skyrocketed prices, i don’t see why they wouldn’t. they are better in so many ways.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • External hard drive sometimes failing when transferring files "Fatal Device Hardware Error"?

    When transferring files from my hard drive to my external hard drive it will occasionally stop transferring due to a "Fatal Device Hardware Error". If I unplug it then plug it back in, it will continue to work again. The hard drive is accessible, as are the files I have transferred on it, but I can't... show more
    When transferring files from my hard drive to my external hard drive it will occasionally stop transferring due to a "Fatal Device Hardware Error". If I unplug it then plug it back in, it will continue to work again. The hard drive is accessible, as are the files I have transferred on it, but I can't determine what's causing the interference. Any help? I did previously have the hard drive encrypted with Bitlocker, but I formatted it since then. I have no idea if this is the source of the error, but I figure it may be worth mentioning.
    1 answer · 1 week ago
  • Removed RAM while PC was running.?

    Need help. Very very new to PCs, I removed my RAM stick while my PC was running. I was simply excited to get to put in 16 GB rather than 8. I was sitting in discord, and all of a sudden I plopped it out. I closed my game, expected maybe some performance issues, nope. PC goes black. I didnt think anything of it at... show more
    Need help. Very very new to PCs, I removed my RAM stick while my PC was running. I was simply excited to get to put in 16 GB rather than 8. I was sitting in discord, and all of a sudden I plopped it out. I closed my game, expected maybe some performance issues, nope. PC goes black. I didnt think anything of it at first, I just kept going. The PC never turned on. However, I see no burn Mark's that indicate something is fried. Everything boots up normally, fans work, LEDs work, RAM has no burn Mark's, GPU fans are still running, but I'm getting no display. Friends say since fans are running, GPU is running, everything is fine except no display, maybe I need to factory restart because I just ****** up my memory? Motherboard should be fine though cause everything else is working. I dont know.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Are specs still important in 2018?

    Best answer: Yes. I’d argue that they are more important than ever. For example, 4 GB of RAM used to be a lot in 2001, but now, it’s next to nothing. However, there are still some fools who don’t look at the specs buying computers with 4 GB of RAM because it’s cheap. In 2001, the minimum RAM requirement was 0.5 GB. Now, it... show more
    Best answer: Yes. I’d argue that they are more important than ever. For example, 4 GB of RAM used to be a lot in 2001, but now, it’s next to nothing. However, there are still some fools who don’t look at the specs buying computers with 4 GB of RAM because it’s cheap.

    In 2001, the minimum RAM requirement was 0.5 GB. Now, it takes triple that amount just to do system functions.
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What should I get a Mac book or a Phone?!?

    Best answer: Maybe a phone if what you are using is over 4 years old?
    Mac Book if you want a device that might help you do accounting or homework.
    Best answer: Maybe a phone if what you are using is over 4 years old?
    Mac Book if you want a device that might help you do accounting or homework.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Which is faster: SSD on SATA I or HDD in SATA II?

    I'm wondering whether I should install Ubuntu on my solid state drive which only supports SATA I or my hard drive which supports SATA II. I don't know which drive is faster.
    I'm wondering whether I should install Ubuntu on my solid state drive which only supports SATA I or my hard drive which supports SATA II. I don't know which drive is faster.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Steps to transfer data from an "uninitialized" hard drive onto a laptop?

    Hey guys, here's where I'm at now, I have an old PC that won't turn on anymore but the hard drive still works. I'm trying to transfer the data from the PC's hard drive onto my laptop using an adapter cord that fits perfectly into the hard drive and splits into two USB cords (one that goes to a... show more
    Hey guys, here's where I'm at now, I have an old PC that won't turn on anymore but the hard drive still works. I'm trying to transfer the data from the PC's hard drive onto my laptop using an adapter cord that fits perfectly into the hard drive and splits into two USB cords (one that goes to a wall power outlet and one that connects to my laptop). My laptop recognizes the hard drive but it doesn't show the Drive data in My Computer because I need to go into "Disk Management" and change the PC hard drive's letter & path so that I can "Explore" the drive in My Computer. However, when I go into "Disk Management" it says that it's unable to initialize the hard drive. I feel like there's gotta be a way around this problem and still accomplish the goal. I feel like I'm very close, so any help (from where I'm at right now) would be very much appreciated. -------------- (Reference page): http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262335... -------------- (My I/O device error message): https://i.ibb.co/nfPJ6qN/Hard-Drive-2.pn...
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Mother board pins touched?

    Best answer: should be ok. newer hardware is surprisingly resistant to accidental **** especially on power supply side. most name brand power supplies will have overcurrent protection to protect against that. I do not recommend doing it again. next time power down before you do anytthing like that. you got lucky but next time... show more
    Best answer: should be ok. newer hardware is surprisingly resistant to accidental **** especially on power supply side. most name brand power supplies will have overcurrent protection to protect against that. I do not recommend doing it again. next time power down before you do anytthing like that. you got lucky but next time not so much.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What generation is intel pentium b960?

    ive ben looking everywhere and the answer is no where to find
    ive ben looking everywhere and the answer is no where to find
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why did my hard drive stop working?

    Ok so, about a year ago i had purchased 1tb SSHD from Seagate (game drive for playstation) for my ps4 so id have more storage space for games. i installed and formatted it for the the ps4 and afterwards the ps4 booted just fine and everything was working properly. However after about a week of using it, i got an... show more
    Ok so, about a year ago i had purchased 1tb SSHD from Seagate (game drive for playstation) for my ps4 so id have more storage space for games. i installed and formatted it for the the ps4 and afterwards the ps4 booted just fine and everything was working properly. However after about a week of using it, i got an error message basically saying that the ps4 couldnt read any data off of it. The sshd at the time was brand new btw. At first i thought it just had something to do with the ps4, until installed it in my desktop pc. The pc recognized it for a little while, then it disappeared after a few minutes. It was listed in device manager under drives as "unknown device". It wouldn t let me format it or anything. I want to know what could have caused this. And is there anything i can do to get the sshd back working?
    3 answers · 1 month ago
  • Anyone know how to solve a low performing GPU after built desktop was unplugged for a few months?

    I had built my first desktop about 4 months ago and booted it up fine. Everything worked flawlessly until I unplugged it for a couple months. Now when I hop on to tinker with some games it lowered the graphic settings on all my games and when I manually set them higher it had very low fps. I installed... show more
    I had built my first desktop about 4 months ago and booted it up fine. Everything worked flawlessly until I unplugged it for a couple months. Now when I hop on to tinker with some games it lowered the graphic settings on all my games and when I manually set them higher it had very low fps. I installed latest driver for NVIDIA and went into device manager. Everything seems to be running "fine" but the results say otherwise. Anyone have any ideas? Motherboard: Prime z370-a GPU: GIGABYTE GTX 1080 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why did my HDMI stopped working on my PC?

    Last night I turned off the computer and pulled my Ram to get the details off it so I can buy more. After putting it all back together and turning on the computer, I get no HDMI output to my TV from the computer. Thinking it was the cable, I plugged it into the laptop and it works just fine I checked and made sure... show more
    Last night I turned off the computer and pulled my Ram to get the details off it so I can buy more. After putting it all back together and turning on the computer, I get no HDMI output to my TV from the computer. Thinking it was the cable, I plugged it into the laptop and it works just fine I checked and made sure that the RAM is in securely and properly. I am just completely confused.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Could a cd still work with scratched words on it?

    One day i found my cd's that I'll need soon, and I noticed that there was some writing in pen on the paper envelope the cds were in. I was very infuriated when the words my brother wrote were pressed down hard enough, some of the words were scrated onto one of the cd's. Since i don't have anything... show more
    One day i found my cd's that I'll need soon, and I noticed that there was some writing in pen on the paper envelope the cds were in. I was very infuriated when the words my brother wrote were pressed down hard enough, some of the words were scrated onto one of the cd's. Since i don't have anything to test it on, could the cd still function properly? Thanks
    10 answers · 1 month ago