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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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    Seagate STBX1500401 1.5TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive HDD

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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.

    5/5 Wendell R. Reder (Lakeland, Florida) - 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) BEST 1.5 TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Seagate ever made. Very Low Failure Rate if at all !! No longer made. I grabbed FOUR of them. Excellent Price !! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 28, 2016
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    Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
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    5FT USB2.0 Data Sync Cable Cord For Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100

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    Compatible with Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100
    USB 2.0 specification, Hi-Speed transfer rates up to 480Mbps
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    Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1.5TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Silver (STDR1500101)

    Personal Computer (SEAGATE)

    Can be used between PC and Mac computers without the need for formatting
    Free Mobile Backup App helps you easily back up content from your computer or mobile device
    Apple Time Machine compatible
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    Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1.5TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STDR1500100)

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    Impressive 1.5TB storage capacity
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    Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac, and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting the 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)
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    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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    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100

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

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    Sync your content between the FreeAgent Desk drive and other portable drives
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    Seagate Backup Plus 1.5TB USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 Compatible) External Mini Hard Drive STBU1500100

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    Seagate Barracuda LP 1.5 TB 5900RPM SATA 3 GB/s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31500541AS-Bare Drive

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (210 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
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    The other is still running and checks good. The thing that concerns me is that they ...

    this is interesting. I had not noticed at the time I installed them but both of these drives that I bought have certified used labels on them. I don't recall but somewhere along the line both have been replaced. They were in limited use as Recorded TV storage and don't get spun up often. One just quietly died in the last little while. Can't say when since I just realized it. The other is still running and checks good. The thing that concerns me is that they were not listed as used when they were sold. I also note that they made it past the warranty period, but, to be fair, I have three 1 TB WD' drives on the same system (8 on board HD drives) that are going on 7 years old and all have a lot more spin up time because they are used for media storage, two are used in duplicate and the other backs up to an external drive so I do not so much worry about losing data on them. In my experience though, I find that the WD's are more reliable in most cases, although I have two ancient 1.5... 3/5 H S Patton - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Barracuda LP 2 TB 5900RPM SATA 3 GB/s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive ST32000542AS-Bare Drive (Personal Computers) this is interesting. I had not noticed at the time I installed them but both of these drives that I bought have certified used labels on them. I don't recall but somewhere along the line both have been replaced. They were in limited use as Recorded TV storage and don't get spun up often. One just quietly died in the last little while. Can't say when since I just realized it. The other is still running and checks good. The thing that concerns me is that they were not listed as used when they were sold. I also note that they made it past the warranty period, but, to be fair, I have three 1 TB WD' drives on the same system (8 on board HD drives) that are going on 7 years old and all have a lot more spin up time because they are used for media storage, two are used in duplicate and the other backs up to an external drive so I do not so much worry about losing data on them. In my experience though, I find that the WD's are more reliable in most cases, although I have two ancient 1.5... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 4, 2015

    Not for NAS and reliability is a hit or miss

    3/5 Dr. Who - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Barracuda LP 2 TB 5900RPM SATA 3 GB/s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive ST32000542AS-Bare Drive (Personal Computers) I've 4 of these that I set up for my ReadyNAS. The drives occasionally drop out. I would need to restart the NAS when the drop out happens occasionally. I disabled spinning down the drives in the options setting to avoid the drive drop outs. There's also an occasional command timeouts errors that occurs with these drives. However, the biggest problem is I've RMA'ed 2 of these drives already. I've another drive that has 2800 bad sector issues and growing. Unfortunately the warranty ran out so I'll have to buy a new drive. The short warranty makes buying this drive not worth it. We need to go back to 5 year warranty. The quality is just not as good as it used to be. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 25, 2014

    Reliable, cool, but a bit noisy

    I have had two of these drives operating continuously in a ReadyNAS storage device for the past three months and have just added a third. I have not experienced any of the failures or other problems that anybody here has described. All three disks, both the initial two and the third one that arrived more recently were well packaged in appropriate shock-insulating supports as well as in the manufacturer's anti-static foil bags. As expected, no instructions or other hardware were included which was not a problem given the intended use.These drives are not quite as quick as faster enterprise-level drives I've used, but quite adequate for my needs especially when used in an environment where network performance is probably the bottleneck rather than drive performance. Noise was a bit greater than I might have expected and temperatures were quite good. Compared to smaller Pipeline HD drives they replaced, these are faster, cooler but significantly noisier and I would not... 4/5 MichaelInVenice (Venice Beach, CA, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Barracuda LP 2 TB 5900RPM SATA 3 GB/s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive ST32000542AS-Bare Drive (Personal Computers) I have had two of these drives operating continuously in a ReadyNAS storage device for the past three months and have just added a third. I have not experienced any of the failures or other problems that anybody here has described. All three disks, both the initial two and the third one that arrived more recently were well packaged in appropriate shock-insulating supports as well as in the manufacturer's anti-static foil bags. As expected, no instructions or other hardware were included which was not a problem given the intended use.These drives are not quite as quick as faster enterprise-level drives I've used, but quite adequate for my needs especially when used in an environment where network performance is probably the bottleneck rather than drive performance. Noise was a bit greater than I might have expected and temperatures were quite good. Compared to smaller Pipeline HD drives they replaced, these are faster, cooler but significantly noisier and I would not... Read more, April 5, 2010
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