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    [SOLVED] I didn't know about the reviews, I would have...

    I didn't know about the reviews, I would have thought it had better reviews at least at the time I bought it. I'm now sure you're right that it has no UEFI capability. I did connect the new drive...
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    [SOLVED] I don't quite see how to do that since Disk...

    I don't quite see how to do that since Disk Management (and Reflect Free) only see a total of 500gb to divide up?
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    [SOLVED] Paul, that's the Toshiba site and it offers...

    Paul, that's the Toshiba site and it offers instruction on how to diagnose a Toshiba laptop computer. The only Toshiba components I have are the new hard drives. What makes you say my mobo should...
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    [SOLVED] Well actually I bought two identical drives, so I...

    Well actually I bought two identical drives, so I could try partitioning the other drive. But frankly I think that would only be worth the trouble if someone can give me a reason why I should see the...
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    [SOLVED] Sure, but how do you suggest I fix it?

    Sure, but how do you suggest I fix it?
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    [SOLVED] It's a TOSHIBA PH3500U-1I72 5TB 7200 RPM 128MB...

    It's a TOSHIBA PH3500U-1I72 5TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache Serial ATA - purchased from newegg.com
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    [SOLVED] Gigabyte P55-USB3

    Gigabyte P55-USB3
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    [SOLVED] I don't recall choosing xFat, actually I was...

    I don't recall choosing xFat, actually I was surprised to see it once the drive was formatted. I remember choosing GPT because it was "recommended" for large drives. Today I deleted the partition but...
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    [SOLVED] As I read it, the Microsoft article BATcher...

    As I read it, the Microsoft article BATcher referenced above confirms that Win7x64 can handle >2TB drives. As I recall, I formatted the drive to the maximum size I was offered at the time, and I...
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    [SOLVED] I think the problem is I have a computer with a...

    I think the problem is I have a computer with a BIOS instead of UEFI. I'm assuming UEFI is an *alternative* to the BIOS not a setting within it. I had a problem booting into the BIOS today, and I...
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    [SOLVED] I did format the disk with GPT and I'm attaching...

    I did format the disk with GPT and I'm attaching a screen shot. You'll see at the bottom of the window that Drive G: is only 561.40 GB. After I post this I'll reboot and take a look to see if my...
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    [SOLVED] Seems like 5TB should be more than 500GB

    I just used Windows 7's disk management tool to format a new 5TB drive and it gave me a partition of 500GB. What did I do wrong and how can I correct it?

    Sorry for the newbie question but I would...
  13. Sticky: SSD or large drives

    Very nice post, but I wonder if you can add information about additional steps for an SSD drive or a drive larger than 2TB.
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    Oh I see. Susan Bradley said that TrueCrypt was...

    Oh I see. Susan Bradley said that TrueCrypt was never *officially* made compatible with Win 8.1. I mis-remembered as though it wouldn't run on 8.1. So I'm left with Caveat Emptor I guess. Maybe I'll...
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    Replacement for TrueCrypt?

    I'm still using the once revered and now discontinued TrueCrypt under Windows 7 because it meets my needs and doesn't seem to be any sort of liability on my home machine. I automated it a long time...
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    Installing an SSD in a laptop

    I'd like to replace the hard drive in my wife's laptop with an SSD drive and I think I remember some installation issues to look out for in an old Fred Langa column. For example, I think Fred had an...
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    Do you remember how much everyone complained...

    Do you remember how much everyone complained about Windows for a long, long time? It's a hog, it's too slow, it's a kludge, multitasking is a fantasy, and on and on. How times change...
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    I agree with you about LastPass. I use it all the...

    I agree with you about LastPass. I use it all the time, although I've found one or two sites that won't even allow a password to be pasted into their dialog boxes. Still, LastPass works perfectly...
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    I use LastPass not RoboForm, but I wanted to...

    I use LastPass not RoboForm, but I wanted to point out that both Firefox and Chrome have easy sync capabilities; changes to your browser on one computer, including bookmarks and add-ins like...
  20. Fred, further down in your column you give some...

    Fred, further down in your column you give some advice about printer ink. You describe it as ridiculously expensive which, when you think about it out of context, it most certainly is. Your advice...
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    It must be something. Keep us posted lol

    It must be something. Keep us posted lol
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    Thanks for the link. I'm interested to see what...

    Thanks for the link. I'm interested to see what that involves.
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    Well I guess it was a newbie mistake even after...

    Well I guess it was a newbie mistake even after all this time :(

    It was the fan in the door to the (minitower) case. I guess I have not been careful enough to make sure all wires and connectors...
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    Thanks that's very helpful. I'm really hoping it...

    Thanks that's very helpful. I'm really hoping it isn't the CPU fan because I've never removed a CPU without damaging it, or tried to remove a CPU fan, which I assume pretty much sticks to the CPU...
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    Diagnosing a noisy - fan?

    Two questions, the first is more important.

    1. My DIY desktop computer has begun sometimes making lots of noise on bootup. It sounds like a fan loudly out of alignment. This has been getting more...
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