Hard disks, DVD drives, etc., performance

Power switchability of SSDs

Tue, 2017-10-03 12:03 by Sebastian42 · Forum/category:

I'm very confused about the phenomenon of power switching to HHDs. I present below the symptoms in three PCs in the hope someone can make sense of it for me.

Drive isn't recognised in Explorer

Sat, 2012-11-24 18:24 by Karol · Forum/category:

I inserted another hard drive into my computer, but connected it through a switch to the power supply.
The drive is connected to the motherborad, just like the main hard drive, which holds the operating system.
This is to prevent viruses, etc', since i intended to switch it on only for backup.
At the beginning it worked even when the computer was on, i mean when i turned the switch on, i saw the backup drive in the browser and could transfer files to it, but now i don't see it anymore, even if i shut down the computer and restart after switching on.

RAID at home

Sun, 2011-08-21 09:18 by admin · Forum/category:

This is a report of some experience with RAID 5 in the home.

We started out here with a HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 controller that does part of its work in hardware, but relies for another large part of its duty on an elaborate driver.

The idea is fine and should work much like a pure hardware RAID controller, if only it had the same quality. But there are some obvious problems, like:

  • This kind of controller is not used much in the professional area and therefore gets less scrutiny and testing.

Blank disks reported as not blank.

Sat, 2011-03-19 12:16 by Teltoons · Forum/category:

I recently formatted my Hard Drive & reinstalled Windows XP. Now, when I insert a new CD or DVD disk I'm given false information about the Disk(s). I click on My Computer...right click on Dvd Drive (D;)....Properties. Here's what I see. A blue disk (Drive D:) Used space...0 bytes 0 bytes
Free space...0 bytes 0 bytes.

Why ?
Grateful for any help.

Disk load of 100% on C drive stalls my computer for up to 15 minutes

Sun, 2010-02-14 19:59 by Adzoe · Forum/category:

Belarc Advisor reports my system as follows:
Board: MSI MS-7366 1.0, Bus Clock: 200 megahertz, BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. V2.0 10/25/2007
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual, 64 kilobyte primary memory cache, 1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Hard Drives:
WDC WD10EADS-00M2B0 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 214.44 GB 97.85 GB free
e: (NTFS on drive 0) 261.92 GB 91.10 GB free
f: (NTFS on drive 0) 261.71 GB 172.09 GB free
g: (NTFS on drive 0) 262.13 GB 205.99 GB free

Windows HDD Space recog problem

Fri, 2008-11-14 13:19 by futomarcel · Forum/category:


My Windows Vista Ultimate has gone mad and recognises my hard disk space and file sizes as they were 100 or 1000 times larger or bigger.

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tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-l532m will not burn correctly dl in windows as well as no fault mode

Sun, 2008-09-21 16:21 by freespirit · Forum/category:


I am posting on your site after appreciating the professionnalism found in answers to other posts.

I bought an HP pavilion zv5000 on January 2005 with an extended warranty.

I upgraded the memory to 1.2 go, running xp home sp2 ( I am not on sp3 as there is a conflict with Filemaker pro server with sp3)

very slow dvd burning on my dell 1520 inspiron

Fri, 2008-08-29 17:44 by perek · Forum/category:

i don't know what happened,
my dvd burner was ok...
but now i can't burn even 1 dvd
it's very verrrrrry slow. more than an hour.
& it always fail in the data verification.
i tried nero, roxio... i uninstalled it & reinstalled it.
but the same problem.
i tried different media...
same thing.
i don't know what happened. maybe i installed something that changed something in my vista settings?
i uninstalled my "daemon tools". but the same problem.
i remember i installed "macdrive" on my vista (a program). but i uninstalled it weeks ago.

HD and usb Flash drive write protected.

Wed, 2008-07-09 10:48 by slobbadobba · Forum/category:

My external usb Maxtor HD and usb Flash drive have somehow become 'write protected' and i cant delete or add info to them. Ive tried all the usual, right clicking the drive and choosing 'Properties' to check if the 'read only' box is checked on both and it isnt. Been told to check my BIOS, but dont know how to do this. Is it on 'Start up'? or can I get into BIOS another way to see if there is anything to do with the drives? Ciao for any help from you guys.

SP2 VGA problems

Wed, 2008-03-26 18:51 by Rocky · Forum/category:

I was able to upload SP2 for Windown XP.... Everything seems to work other than the display.. The VGA display is stuck in the lowest color and screen resolutions.... Any ideas?