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314 pages

Hard Drive!, As the Disc Turns

Creator: Gordon Hughes | Fiction - 2007-12

Hard Drive! is a fascinating novel that tells the story of Seagate Technology as a Silicon Valley startup company, facing countless technical and business challenges.

Publisher: Gordon Hughes' Hard Drive!

About this book
Gordon Hughes' Hard Drive! is the remarkable story of Seagate Technology, as it confronted and overcame the technical and business challenges as the pioneer in computer hard disks for personal computers.



288 pages

Bad Astronomy, Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"

Creator: Philip C. Plait | Science - 2002-10-08

'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space? Advance praise for Philip Plait?s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good!

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

About this book
Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?



608 pages

Business Data Communications

Creator: William Stallings | Computers - 2009

While making liberal use of real-world case studies and charts and graphs to provide a business perspective, the book also provides the student with a solid grasp of the technical foundation of business data communications.

Publisher: Prentice Hall


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    Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB USB Hard Drive - Blue, with grab-and-go USB Dock and WD Soft Carrying Case

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    Great little hard drive

    4/5 Murph (Colorado Springs, CO) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB USB Hard Drive - Blue, with grab-and-go USB Dock and WD Soft Carrying Case (Electronics) Works great as an external drive for my Generation 1 AppleTV. Doesn't require additional power and takes up very little room. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 18, 2010
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    Western Digital WD My Passport Essential 500 GB Ultra-portable External Hard Drive - Limited Edition Artist Series "Black Hole"

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    WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 3.0/2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Cool Silver)

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    Failed to recognize

    I am deployed overseas in the field and it takes about two weeks to get anything shipped from Amazon.So you can imagine my utter disappointment to find out that this product failed in less than a year of receipt.The hard drive worked fine; I purchased it to keep all of my personal files, photos, iTunes purchases, etc.I own two computers; one desktop Intel Dual Core i7 and a HP laptop i5, both running on Windows 7.My work computer is also an HP laptop i5.One day I roll into the office, as usual, and hook up my drive to my personal laptop.I see the light on the drive on steady, but the drive is not recognized.I hook it up to my work laptop to see if it works on that and it was recognized.I later took it home to try it on my home desktop; not recognized.And yes, I've tried contacting tech support (and got a big fat phone bill) and they were of no help.Spent a week researching on Google and all the various forums, but nothing... 1/5 Jae Hyun Park - See all my reviews, February 28, 2012

    Fatal Flaw Can Cost You Your Data or a Ton of Cash

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    A handy companion for any computer technician!

    My primary line of work is as a self-employed PC tech and this little 500 gig drive has been the most reliable piece of equipment I've owned in the last 5 years. Great for constantly backing up customer hard drives before modifying them, backing up my hard drives routinely and loading it up with all the computer tech apps I can find for a "jack of all trades" sort of portable drive. It's got enough space for it all. My only regret is that I didn't buy the 1 tb version. For the non-techies, 500 gb will be more than enough for your music, videos, docs, pics, etc. For techies, I'd recommend grabbing the 1 tb version of this drive. Very sleek and fits in your pocket quite easily. A lot of the other portable USB hard drives haven't quite gotten the concept that not everyone wants a brick-sized version to "carry around" :)Other than that, durability has been solid. Haven't had to replace the hard drive and I've managed to drop it only once, which I'm sure has contributed to its... 5/5 Travis Stein (Houston, TX (USA)) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 3.0/2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) (Personal Computers) My primary line of work is as a self-employed PC tech and this little 500 gig drive has been the most reliable piece of equipment I've owned in the last 5 years. Great for constantly backing up customer hard drives before modifying them, backing up my hard drives routinely and loading it up with all the computer tech apps I can find for a "jack of all trades" sort of portable drive. It's got enough space for it all. My only regret is that I didn't buy the 1 tb version. For the non-techies, 500 gb will be more than enough for your music, videos, docs, pics, etc. For techies, I'd recommend grabbing the 1 tb version of this drive. Very sleek and fits in your pocket quite easily. A lot of the other portable USB hard drives haven't quite gotten the concept that not everyone wants a brick-sized version to "carry around" :)Other than that, durability has been solid. Haven't had to replace the hard drive and I've managed to drop it only once, which I'm sure has contributed to its... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 29, 2012
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    What a nice drive!!

    Okay, despite of all the negative reviews I have seen for this portable drive, I would say there is a doubtabout them.This is the Second drive "My Passport Essential 500GB" I get, the first was Black midnight color, the second wasthe Amazon Exclusive Robot Design. Both comes already NTFS formatted with 465GB ready to use. you could format itto other File Systems if you like to make it work for MacOS X or Linux.The Black one had the Virtual CD that keeps nagging me. And popping up every time you hook up the usb with yourcomputer which can disabled by updating the firmware from Western Digital website. but you can not delete it,nevertheless it's not taking any space from the drive itself.The Robot Design one, on the contrary, doesn't have the Virtual CD installed, and the first time you plug it inyou could see Western Digital SmartWare backup solution on the drive itself, which you can easily delete.One... 5/5 Rebel_X - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Personal Computers) Okay, despite of all the negative reviews I have seen for this portable drive, I would say there is a doubtabout them.This is the Second drive "My Passport Essential 500GB" I get, the first was Black midnight color, the second wasthe Amazon Exclusive Robot Design. Both comes already NTFS formatted with 465GB ready to use. you could format itto other File Systems if you like to make it work for MacOS X or Linux.The Black one had the Virtual CD that keeps nagging me. And popping up every time you hook up the usb with yourcomputer which can disabled by updating the firmware from Western Digital website. but you can not delete it,nevertheless it's not taking any space from the drive itself.The Robot Design one, on the contrary, doesn't have the Virtual CD installed, and the first time you plug it inyou could see Western Digital SmartWare backup solution on the drive itself, which you can easily delete.One... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 6, 2010

    Great External Hard Drive.!

    5/5 Allan - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Personal Computers) I bought the Limited Edition Robot Design before to read any review here. After I bought it, I felt very frustrated because of the virtual cd and the firmware update and all that bad reviews....I received it and plugged it, and it was like a miracle! it did not request to install anything, It does not come with any virtual cd or anything like that. It works perfectly.!The unit has a separate folder where you can find the WD SmartWare software, and you install it just if you want to use it as auto backup drive, but what I needed was extra storage only, and it works perfectly.!! The same way any other external hard drive.I write this review just those who have doubts about buying this unit because of the other reviews.. I want to let you know that if you buy the Limited Edition Robot Design, you will not have to deal with any firmware update nor anything like that.I hightly recommend this product. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 3, 2010

    great little hard drive

    I love this thing. Replacing a bulky old external USB hard drive that required external power. This one is twice the capacity and 20% of the size, super quiet, and it's the cheapest 500GB hard drive on Amazon at the moment. Everyone is complaining about the back-up software. I have done nothing special to this drive and that condition doesn't exist for me. Maybe they stopped auto installing it on newer versions. I plugged it into my Windows XP machine and it installed as a regular drive. I'm able to drag and drop documents, create folders, etc with no issues. I do see some extra folders that came with it like WD SmartWare, User Manuals, and Extras - but that doesn't bother me as it seems common practice to bundle a few apps on hard drives and USB memory sticks. I bought this thing expecting to spend an hour updating the firmware, but it doesn't seem like I need to. I went with this model knowing that it had low reviews for that sole reason and I really don't mind saving... 5/5 swzine - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Personal Computers) I love this thing. Replacing a bulky old external USB hard drive that required external power. This one is twice the capacity and 20% of the size, super quiet, and it's the cheapest 500GB hard drive on Amazon at the moment. Everyone is complaining about the back-up software. I have done nothing special to this drive and that condition doesn't exist for me. Maybe they stopped auto installing it on newer versions. I plugged it into my Windows XP machine and it installed as a regular drive. I'm able to drag and drop documents, create folders, etc with no issues. I do see some extra folders that came with it like WD SmartWare, User Manuals, and Extras - but that doesn't bother me as it seems common practice to bundle a few apps on hard drives and USB memory sticks. I bought this thing expecting to spend an hour updating the firmware, but it doesn't seem like I need to. I went with this model knowing that it had low reviews for that sole reason and I really don't mind saving... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 7, 2010
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