I’ve seen a rash of Seagate 2.5″ hard drive failures in the past week

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Blog, cloud, computer backups, computers, google, Hard drives, hardware, music, photos, Technology | 0 comments

During this week beginning August 13, 2012 I’ve seen four Seagate 2.5″ hard drives fail. All of the drives except one are the 500gb size. The other one was a Seagate ST9640320AS 640gb 2.5″ . This is the first time I’ve ever come across a certain brand and size range fail in multiples all in a week. I will try to get the model numbers for you, but I believe they were all the Momentus model. Maybe it was a coincidence...

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Review of Vantec NexStar SE 2.5″ SATA mobile drive bay

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Blog, computer backups, computers, hardware, Technology | 0 comments

I was recently looking for a 2.5″ mobile drive bay for a desktop computer. I decided to try the Vantec NexStar SE 2.5″ SATA mobile drive bay. Before I bought it I was a bit concerned with how the hard drive would fit into the drive bay that slid into the unit. I was hoping it would be relatively easy and it turned out it was. To insert a drive you simply spread four plastic tabs that have posts on them that fit into the side screw...

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COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) 3.5″ USB card reader problem

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Blog, computers, customer support, gaming, hardware | 0 comments

If you recently bought a COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper case (SGC-5000-KKN1) you may run into problems when installing a 3.5″ USB card reader. The issue I found when I installed my card reader is that the front of the card reader ends up being recessed about 3/8 of an inch from the front of the case. It should be flush to the front of the case. I spent about a half hour trying different ways and different card readers to get it to...

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FBI warning / Greendot MoneyPak infection on your computer.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 in Blog, computers, infection, internet, malware, scam, Technology | 14 comments

In the past two days I have seen the same infection hit two different computer users. The infection causes a fake message to be displayed on your screen. The message appears to be from the FBI, but when you start to look at it you can easily tell it is fake. The message displays a way for you to send payment using Greendot MoneyPak. Greendot MoneyPak can be found at Walmart, CVS, Kmart, 7 Eleven, and Walgreens. It is a payment system where you...

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Apple can no longer be recommended for a computer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Apple, Blog, computers, hardware, Technology | 2 comments

There is a little known fact about Apple computers that everyone should know. Apple does not want you to fix your own computer. Over the years Apple has been slowly implementing “features” into their computers that will not allow you fix your Mac. I believe it started out with the 2009 Imac and Apple requiring you to buy compatible hard drives from them because of a proprietary cable system they implemented. No longer could you...

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Pogoplug kills very helpful pogoplugged.com website

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Blog, cloud, computer backups, hardware, internet appliance | 8 comments

It seems as if the best days of owning my Pogoplug may be behind me. This is what happens when you get onboard a cloud service that you have no control of. As of June something 2012 the website pogoplugged.com is no longer active. If I recall the website was an unofficial pogoplug support website, unofficial meaning it was not owned by Pogoplug. Along with the shutter of the website was tons of helpful information regarding your Pogoplug. When...

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