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Upgrading and Repairing PCs

Creator: Scott Mueller | Computers - 2011-08-11

In this edition, Scott Mueller offers true insider information about several of the key components in a PC, including hard disk drives, power supplies, motherboards, and more.

Publisher: Que Publishing

About this book
“…a comprehensive resource for PC enthusiasts and professionals alike. Packed with the latest speeds and feeds, you’ll want to keep this book on-hand as an authoritative technology reference.” –Chris Angelini, Managing Editor, Tom’s Hardware   For 20 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: the single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Now, better than ever, this 20th Edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than 90 minutes of new DVD video.   Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, motherboards, buses, BIOSes, memory, storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair–plus cutting-edge discussions of improving performance via overclocking and other techniques.   Mueller has taught thousands of professionals in person and millions more through his books and videos–nobody knows more about keeping PCs running perfectly. Whether you’re a professional technician, a small business owner trying to save money, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the only PC hardware book you need!   NEW IN THIS EDITION The newest processors, including Intel’s 2nd generation Core i3, i5, i7 plus the Atom, and AMD’s new VISION series CPUs 3TB (and larger) disks, 4K sectoring, partition alignment, faster SATA disk interfaces, and SSD (Solid State Drive) hard drive replacements New firmware innovations, from full UEFI BIOS support to built-in motherboard flash BIOS upgrade utilities Integrated video and audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround sound, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections Updated PCI Express and Power Supply specifications for powering high-end video cards Emerging interfaces such as USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch–from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting   ON THE DVD Get more than 90 minutes of up-to-the minute, studio quality how-to videos–all playable on your DVD player or computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller offers true insider information about several of the key components in a PC, including hard disk drives, power supplies, motherboards, and more.   You will see hard drives completely dissected–even see an open hard drive in operation–so you can observe exactly what happens under the covers. One of the most common causes of failure in modern motherboards, power supplies, and many other PC components are bad capacitors–otherwise known as the capacitor plague. Mueller will show several real-world examples of this “disease,” so you can easily identify and perhaps even repair the problem. Finally, because external hard drives are now commonly used for supplementary storage and backups, you’ll find a complete discussion of several alternatives on the market. This includes tips and tricks for building or assembling your own flexible, high performance and highly reliable external storage drives, with several examples shown. This DVD also contains the complete 19th edition of this book in printable form, plus extensive technical reference material, a comprehensive glossary, and more!  



493 pages

Computer Architecture, A Quantitative Approach

Creator: John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson | Computers - 2012

The Fifth Edition of Computer Architecture focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the cloud are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing devices.

Publisher: Elsevier

About this book
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach explores the ways that software and technology in the cloud are accessed by digital media, such as cell phones, computers, tablets, and other mobile devices. The book became a part of Intel's 2012 recommended reading list for developers, and it covers the revolution of mobile computing. The text also highlights the two most important factors in architecture today: parallelism and memory hierarchy. The six chapters that this book is composed of follow a consistent framework: explanation of the ideas in each chapter; a ""crosscutting issues"" section, which presents how the concepts covered in one chapter connect with those given in other chapters; a ""putting it all together"" section that links these concepts by discussing how they are applied in real machine; and detailed examples of misunderstandings and architectural traps commonly encountered by developers and architects. The first chapter of the book includes formulas for energy, static and dynamic power, integrated circuit costs, reliability, and availability. Chapter 2 discusses memory hierarchy and includes discussions about virtual machines, SRAM and DRAM technologies, and new material on Flash memory. The third chapter covers the exploitation of instruction-level parallelism in high-performance processors, superscalar execution, dynamic scheduling and multithreading, followed by an introduction to vector architectures in the fourth chapter. Chapters 5 and 6 describe multicore processors and warehouse-scale computers (WSCs), respectively. This book is an important reference for computer architects, programmers, application developers, compiler and system software developers, computer system designers and application developers. Part of Intel's 2012 Recommended Reading List for DevelopersUpdated to cover the mobile computing revolutionEmphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms.Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trends ("What's Next")Includes three review appendices in the printed text. Additional reference appendices are available online.Includes updated Case Studies and completely new exercises.



286 pages

The Innovator's Dilemma, The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business

Creator: Clayton M. Christensen | Business & Economics - 2000

A thought-provoking analysis of the new business paradigm shows how firms that do "everything right" can nevertheless fail because of new technologies and disruptions in the market structure. Reprint.

Publisher: Harper Collins

About this book
In this revolutionary bestseller, Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership -- or worse, disappear completely. And he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate. Focusing on "disruptive technology" -- the Honda Super Cub, Intel's 8088 processor, or the hydraulic excavator, for example -- Christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." Whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional business practices. Using the lessons of successes and failures from leading companies, The Innovator's Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Find out: When it is right not to listen to customers. When to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins. When to pursue small markets at the expense of seemingly larger and more lucrative ones. Sharp, cogent, and provocative, The Innovator's Dilemma is one of the most talked-about books of our time -- and one no savvy manager or entrepreneur should be without.


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    so it seems to be the drive is no good after all

    4/5 Barb S - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 5FT USB2.0 Data Sync Cable Cord For Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100 (Electronics) I had a GoFlex External Hard Drive that suddenly quit working and thought that it might be the cord and not the drive. The price was right so I thought it was worth trying before buying a new drive. The cord does work as the light on the drive comes on, so it seems to be the drive is no good after all. I don't consider that to be the seller's fault. One thing I wanted to mention is that this is described as a 5-foot cord, but the one I received is only about a foot long. While that didn't really matter to me, it might to someone else. The item was shipped and delivered promptly. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 19, 2015

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    5/5 LateNightLogic (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 5FT USB2.0 Data Sync Cable Cord For Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100 (Electronics) This was a nice Buy as i lost my old cable and no other cable will run with your seagate specific hard disk,the order came in time so i could get my data again ,i would recommend this for old users who still doesnt have the new universal HDD cables. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 15, 2016

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    5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 5FT USB2.0 Data Sync Cable Cord For Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100 (Electronics) Works as advertised. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 1, 2017
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    Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1.5TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STDR1500100)

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    Metal design allows you to slide the drive into your pocket, purse or briefcase and carry it with you
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    Seagate STBX1500401 1.5TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive HDD

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    Rating (47 reviews):
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    A quick and cost effective way to share documents!

    We were doing a work project and had to get documents over to an outside vendor quickly. Since the size of the files were pretty large we did a cost analysis and determined that this was cheaper and faster than setting up a FTP site. We downloaded our files onto the drive which was compact, light and easy to use. We pulled it out of the box, plugged it in and were ready to go right away. Using this saved us a lot of time and frustration trying to figure out how to get hundreds of documents to another company in a short period of time. We will definitely be using these for file transfers going forward! It survived being shipped to another company and going through the not so delicate process of company mail rooms and made it to its destination in perfect working order. This was quite a deal for the storage capacity! I have a similar external drive that I purchased last year and it is much heavier. Also, this cord is a lot thinner and easier to move around than another drive that I... 4/5 angela pimental - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate STBX1500401 1.5TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive HDD (Personal Computers) We were doing a work project and had to get documents over to an outside vendor quickly. Since the size of the files were pretty large we did a cost analysis and determined that this was cheaper and faster than setting up a FTP site. We downloaded our files onto the drive which was compact, light and easy to use. We pulled it out of the box, plugged it in and were ready to go right away. Using this saved us a lot of time and frustration trying to figure out how to get hundreds of documents to another company in a short period of time. We will definitely be using these for file transfers going forward! It survived being shipped to another company and going through the not so delicate process of company mail rooms and made it to its destination in perfect working order. This was quite a deal for the storage capacity! I have a similar external drive that I purchased last year and it is much heavier. Also, this cord is a lot thinner and easier to move around than another drive that I... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 27, 2015

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    BEST 1.5 TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Seagate ever made.

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    Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1.5 TB External Hard Drive - Silver (ST315005FDA2E1-RK, Recertified)

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    Rating (542 reviews):
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    Staying with Seagate over the years,,

    I was introduced to Seagate about 2001 when I needed to replace the 'whopping big' 13½GB hard drive in my first computer, an IBM early model pc. I chose a 160 GB Seagate and it functioned perfectly until the 1999 Sony was retired. I also have a Seagate "Expansion" 3TB hard drive that is loaded with my entire film library of over 1400 titles. I bought this Seagate principally to back up my two computers every week via their "Windows Easy Transfer" function. I was especially pleased to get it for a most modest cost. Placed in use, I find that it still has over 1.4TB remaining, so I intend to load it with my 50+ operas and classical music selections. Additionally I have a Seagate 500GB FreeAgent external hard drive my computer tech sold me to use for genealogical work. I am editing my previous glowing review for Seagate. I bought a 3 TB model from the company and it came in a box just slightly larger than the drive's factory box and having room on one side for an inch layer of styrofoam... 5/5 Charles Scott PA (Hutchinson, Kansas) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1.5 TB External Hard Drive - Silver (ST315005FDA2E1-RK, Recertified) (Personal Computers) I was introduced to Seagate about 2001 when I needed to replace the 'whopping big' 13½GB hard drive in my first computer, an IBM early model pc. I chose a 160 GB Seagate and it functioned perfectly until the 1999 Sony was retired. I also have a Seagate "Expansion" 3TB hard drive that is loaded with my entire film library of over 1400 titles. I bought this Seagate principally to back up my two computers every week via their "Windows Easy Transfer" function. I was especially pleased to get it for a most modest cost. Placed in use, I find that it still has over 1.4TB remaining, so I intend to load it with my 50+ operas and classical music selections. Additionally I have a Seagate 500GB FreeAgent external hard drive my computer tech sold me to use for genealogical work. I am editing my previous glowing review for Seagate. I bought a 3 TB model from the company and it came in a box just slightly larger than the drive's factory box and having room on one side for an inch layer of styrofoam... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 16, 2013

    I got this HDD for a really good price. I was told it was 500gb but ...

    4/5 jake (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive ST310005FDA2E1-RK (Silver) (Personal Computers) I got this HDD for a really good price. I was told it was 500gb but it ended up being a TB. (nice)....when I got it I thought it was broken because it didn't turn on. But I found out the charger had 2 parts. the prongs snapped into the block. so I put a rubber band around it to push the prongs and the block tighter together and now it works. the only other problem (Really easy fix) is the usb was the old slow kind so my xbox games would frees here and there. But I just put a faster 2.0 usb on it and it works fine. (2.0 are the most common...they cost ablout 1-99c) Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 31, 2015

    Bargain price, bargain features

    This drive does what it's supposed to, store lots of files cheaply with minimum hassle.No weird unremovable software like Western Digital drives. I repartitioned and reformatted as HFS+ for Mac and got the full 2TB (by Snow Leopard's accounting).You do have to change the partition type to GUID or APM instead of MBR, as other commenters have mentioned, which Apple makes frustratingly non-obvious in Disk Utility. This is true for any drive that comes partitioned/formatted for Windows, so it's not really Seagate's fault, Apple is the one who invented their own partition method and they should make their own disk partitioning software easier to use.This drive is sort of quiet, although you definitely notice when it spins up/down and when it's being accessed. The whole front panel of dots glows a soft white light when in use. Sort of unnecessary, but not offensive, except if total darkness is important to you.Two things make it kind of... 4/5 501(c)Geek (San Francisco, CA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent Desk 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive ST320005FDA2E1-RK (Silver) (Personal Computers) This drive does what it's supposed to, store lots of files cheaply with minimum hassle.No weird unremovable software like Western Digital drives. I repartitioned and reformatted as HFS+ for Mac and got the full 2TB (by Snow Leopard's accounting).You do have to change the partition type to GUID or APM instead of MBR, as other commenters have mentioned, which Apple makes frustratingly non-obvious in Disk Utility. This is true for any drive that comes partitioned/formatted for Windows, so it's not really Seagate's fault, Apple is the one who invented their own partition method and they should make their own disk partitioning software easier to use.This drive is sort of quiet, although you definitely notice when it spins up/down and when it's being accessed. The whole front panel of dots glows a soft white light when in use. Sort of unnecessary, but not offensive, except if total darkness is important to you.Two things make it kind of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 8, 2010
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    Save energy with an environmentally smart utility that can put your drive in sleep mode once it has been idle for 15 minutes
    Get started quickly with pre-loaded software. No CDs!
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    Easily store and protect all your photos, music, videos and other files in one convenient place
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    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100

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    List Price: $139.99

    Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation
    Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
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    Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1.5TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR1500101)

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    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive (Black)

    PC Accessory (SEAGATE)

    USB 3.0/2.0 plug-and-play drive
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    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive STAA500105 (Black)

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (887 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Seagate

    Seagate 1TB hold up!

    Honestly to make this easy, here are some steps you can follow, since I believe this to be the better of the 3 mainstream external 2.5" drives (Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate).1. Why bother with the software in the first place?? just reformat the drive, or delete the software. Sure it is a bit annoying having 40 gigabytes taking up space right out the box, but is that really the only main source of concerns for this drive?2. Now for the USB cord. out of the multitude of variations of 1tb usb 3.0 drives I have run and tested, every manufactuer has just about the same length of cord. If you want a longer cord, and or are wondering how you are going to power this drive other than with the supplied USB, then why are you buying this particular external HDD? this model is not for you if you are NOT an on the go type of person. what I mean by that is, if you do not lug your external drive around, why dont you go buy a powered 3.5" external HDD model for the... 5/5 Vidsavage - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Blue STAA1000102 (Personal Computers) Honestly to make this easy, here are some steps you can follow, since I believe this to be the better of the 3 mainstream external 2.5" drives (Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate).1. Why bother with the software in the first place?? just reformat the drive, or delete the software. Sure it is a bit annoying having 40 gigabytes taking up space right out the box, but is that really the only main source of concerns for this drive?2. Now for the USB cord. out of the multitude of variations of 1tb usb 3.0 drives I have run and tested, every manufactuer has just about the same length of cord. If you want a longer cord, and or are wondering how you are going to power this drive other than with the supplied USB, then why are you buying this particular external HDD? this model is not for you if you are NOT an on the go type of person. what I mean by that is, if you do not lug your external drive around, why dont you go buy a powered 3.5" external HDD model for the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 1, 2011

    Spontaneous Disconnect/Reconnect Problems

    The drive performs well; I ran the HD Tune tests and was impressed with the drive performance, using the eSATA cable attachment with my Sony laptop.And, 1.5 TB in a small, portable, self-powered configuration is a really cool thing.Unfortunately, the drive spontaneously disconnects and then reconnects on its own. Most of the time, this is not that big of a deal, but for some applications (like, say, Windows 7 backup :), the disconnect causes the application to stop whatever it's doing.I use this drive for daily file backups, keeping a portable system image for recovery and I keep some large movies on it, as well. The Seagate support forums are absolutely 'lit up' with this issue and Seagate's universal response is to reformat and try again (i.e. "...you're using it wrong...").My belief is this: the Seagate firmware that will engage a sleep mode on its own; then, when an I/O request comes in, the time required to spin-up causes an I/O... 2/5 Kenneth F. Krutsch (Minneapolis, MN USA) - See all my reviews, April 12, 2011

    It will fail you when you need it the most, Don't waste your money.

    Like most people here, I bought this to backup my files in case my computer had a problem that would otherwise make me lose my files. Two years after I bought this device, the inevitable happened. My computer refused to start up. I thought I was fortunate because I had my files all backed up.However, NO. This drive did not serve the purpose I bought it for. It refused to let me transfer the files from it to my new computer. It had something to do with the version of the software (Seagate GoFlex Backup) that associates with the drive and which allows you to restore your files.Apparently, there is a "Pro" version of this software that also lets you to restore your files in what I thought would be a more intuitive way. I thought that might help so I got the 30-day free trial version of that (seriously? After spending $80 on the drive, Seagate wants to charge you even more just to let you get to your files? Pretty ridiculous if you ask me.). If that wasn't enough,... 1/5 Anon Y. Mous - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive STAA500107 (Blue) (Personal Computers) Like most people here, I bought this to backup my files in case my computer had a problem that would otherwise make me lose my files. Two years after I bought this device, the inevitable happened. My computer refused to start up. I thought I was fortunate because I had my files all backed up.However, NO. This drive did not serve the purpose I bought it for. It refused to let me transfer the files from it to my new computer. It had something to do with the version of the software (Seagate GoFlex Backup) that associates with the drive and which allows you to restore your files.Apparently, there is a "Pro" version of this software that also lets you to restore your files in what I thought would be a more intuitive way. I thought that might help so I got the 30-day free trial version of that (seriously? After spending $80 on the drive, Seagate wants to charge you even more just to let you get to your files? Pretty ridiculous if you ask me.). If that wasn't enough,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 14, 2014
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    Upgradable to FireWire® 800 or eSATA
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