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Nearly every desktop computer and server in use today contains one or more hard-disk drives. See how hard drives work and get troubleshooting and maintenance tips.

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Should I move my hard disk to the cloud?

Cloud computing is no longer the wave of the future -- it's the wave of now! So is it time to go ahead and move the contents of your computer's hard drive online, or are some things better off staying home?


Should I move my hard disk to the cloud?

Should I move my hard disk to the cloud?

The contents of your hard disk can now live in the cloud, but are some things better off local? Find out if you should move your hard disk to the cloud. See more »

How do I update the drivers on my computer?

How do I update the drivers on my computer?

How do I update the drivers on my computer? Keep reading to learn how to update the drivers on your computer. See more »

How big a hard drive do I need?

How big a hard drive do I need?

Hard drives are getter bigger and bigger, capacity-wise. But do you really need terabytes' worth of space? Find out how big a hard drive you really need. See more »

How Solid-state Drives Work

How Solid-state Drives Work

Is a solid-state drive or a hard disk drive the right technology for you? Learn all about solid-state drives and how solid-state drives work. See more »

What is a virtual hard drive?

What is a virtual hard drive?

Virtual hard drives are the latest stage in digital data storage's evolution. Learn what virtual hard drives are all about. See more »

How to Deaden Sound on a Computer

Do you know how to explain sound deadening on a computer? Find out how to explain sound deadening on a computer in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Add a Hard Drive to Your Computer in 8 Steps

How to Add a Hard Drive to Your Computer in 8 Steps

Do you own a computer that is more than a year old? If so, then you may be running out of disk space. Learn how to add a new hard drive to your computer. See more »

How Floppy Disk Drives Work

How Floppy Disk Drives Work

Floppy disk drives have been around since the birth of personal computing -- find out how they work! See more »

How can I recover a deleted file from my computer recycling bin?

How can I recover a deleted file from my computer recycling bin?

When you delete files from your computer and empty it out of the Recycle Bin, can it be recovered? Learn about computer recycling bins and file recovery. See more »

Why does my PC try to access my floppy disk drive when there is no diskette in it?

Why does my PC try to access my floppy disk drive when there is no diskette in it?

Why does my PC randomly try to access my floppy disk (A) drive (FDD) when there is no diskette in it? See more »