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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.



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Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Creator: Todd Brock, David Zook, Rob Ludlow | Technology & Engineering - 2010-08-09

This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

About this book
As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you’re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock. This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you. You’ll get the basic construction know-how and key information you need to design and build a coop tailored to your flock, whether you live in a small city loft, a suburban backyard, or a small rural farm. Includes detailed material lists, instructions, and schematic plans for building a host of different chicken coops Step-by-step guidance on how to build a coop—or design your own Accessible for every level of reader Whether you’re just beginning to gain an interest in a back-to-basics lifestyle or looking to add more attractive and efficient coops to your current flock‘s digs, Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a winning coop!



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Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, Comprehensive

Creator: Deborah Morley, Charles S. Parker | Computers - 2014-01-31

Known for its emphasis on industry insight and societal issues, this text makes concepts relevant to today's career-focused students and has increased emphasis on mobile computing and related issues such as mobile commerce and mobile ...

Publisher: Cengage Learning

About this book
Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow gives your students a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Known for its emphasis on industry insight and societal issues, this text makes concepts relevant to today's career-focused students and has increased emphasis on mobile computing and related issues such as mobile commerce and mobile security.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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    5/5 Alex - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Personal Computers) HD muito bom. seguro, rápido, leve e fácil de transportar. Recomendo a qualquer pessoa. Pode comprar sem medo. O fato de nao precisar de alimentação externa é ótimo. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 7, 2012

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    WD My Passport for Mac 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Charcoal)

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

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    WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

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    Rating (139 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
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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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    Western Digital WDMES5000TN My Passport Essential 500GB USB Hard Drive - Silver

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    Rating (45 reviews):
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    The perfect external hard drive up to 500GB

    5/5 Chris Charles (Seoul to San Francisco) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Western Digital WDMES5000TN My Passport Essential 500GB USB Hard Drive - Silver (Personal Computers) This is the older style. I have several of this style from 250-500GB and they've always worked perfectly for me. Fast loading and they come in a variety of colors so you don't have to label them to know what's on them. I've never dropped one down a flight of stairs, into a lake, or ran over one with my car, so I can't speak for how they'd survive such instances, but under normal conditions, these are durable, and fit perfectly in your shirt pocket. The only negative I could mention is that the maximum storage on this style is 750GB and those are hard to find. The 500GB ones are much more readily available. For larger storage, you'll have to see WD's newer models. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 9, 2016

    Unreliable

    My original WD MyPassport was this exact model (2.0USB 500GB). I used it continuously to pull my files because I have to work in several different computers and needed to carry data around. Without any previous notice (usually HD starts to click before dying), it died on me. Bought this used one for parts. Acc. the HD specialist on campus, these things can die because of:- power surge (kind of complicated given this size is for PORTABILITY, and yes this counts power surges related to your laptop only)- physical impact (after opening it up, can see thing is REALLY fragile, there is nothing to buffer impact inside, only rubber corners to hold it in place)- the motor that rotates the disk can die out due to it being on for too long (in this case your disk will have to be "transplanted")- the disk itself can be damaged due to impact (in this case say farewell to your data)In all these alternatives, if you go to a regular data recovery place like Best... 2/5 Dona Mill - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Western Digital WDMES5000TN My Passport Essential 500GB USB Hard Drive - Silver (Personal Computers) My original WD MyPassport was this exact model (2.0USB 500GB). I used it continuously to pull my files because I have to work in several different computers and needed to carry data around. Without any previous notice (usually HD starts to click before dying), it died on me. Bought this used one for parts. Acc. the HD specialist on campus, these things can die because of:- power surge (kind of complicated given this size is for PORTABILITY, and yes this counts power surges related to your laptop only)- physical impact (after opening it up, can see thing is REALLY fragile, there is nothing to buffer impact inside, only rubber corners to hold it in place)- the motor that rotates the disk can die out due to it being on for too long (in this case your disk will have to be "transplanted")- the disk itself can be damaged due to impact (in this case say farewell to your data)In all these alternatives, if you go to a regular data recovery place like Best... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 25, 2013

    Light Sleek Hard Drive Works Flawlessly as Mac Time Machine

    I have used it for 6 months now and it has worked flawlessly as Time Machine backup drive. I wish the speed was a little faster, to some extent, hampered by the speed of USB 2 standard. It takes more than an hour to back up 320 Gb MacBook hard drive. I used it first in my MacBook and now it does not work with my Windows XP computers and I see that it is formatted as Mac OS Extended (case Sensitive, Journaled). I am not sure whether it came like that or Mac OS changed the formatting without me being aware.Prior to this, I had used for 3 years, again, without any problems with Windows XP and Mac OS. But I used that one with Windows XP first and then it needed to be reformatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive, Journaled) to work with Mac as Time... 4/5 SanjeevP (Michigan, USA) - See all my reviews, March 11, 2010
    This ultra-portable drive fits easily in your pocket or purse, weighs only a few ounces, and holds tons of valuable data
    Powered by the USB bus. No separate power supply is needed
    Box Contents - My Passport Essential 500GB Portable USB Hard Drive, USB 2.0 cable, Quick Install guide
    500GB Hard Drive Capacity
    Installation is a snap because you don't really install this drive; you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in


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