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Make a drive from one machine appear as a physical disk in another machine

I want to take a physical disk (or part of a disk) from one machine, call it machine-A, and make it available to another machine, machine-B. But I don't want to map a network drive. I want it to ...
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Installed Windows7, DVD Drives No Longer Recognized

I just wiped XP and installed Windows 7 on my PC. The install went great, no errors reported. However as I popped in some CDs to install some of my software, I notice that neither of my DVD drives ...
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Is sata 2 backwards compatible with sata 1

Simple question, Is SATA 2 compatible with SATA 1.
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Dell error code 0141 - No drive detected

Has anyone seen the error code 0141 and it isn't a failed hard drive? I'm guessing the motor or board failed on the drive, but I'd prefer if there is a chance the motherboard or controller failed ...
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Laptops - RAM vs Disk for performance

In the perfect world I could get everything I want, however budgets for new laptops are low so I normally can get a user a laptop + additional RAM (to at least 4Gb). This has been mostly motivated by ...
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Why does my disk drive access slow so much after adding a new drive?

Originally my system had two SATA disk drives - I added an extra SATA disk drive to my system and when accessing this disk it sometimes take about 50 times longer to access the drive. (Windows ...