Scan and Find Lost Hard Disk Space with MeinPlatz

There is a thing with hard disk memory, it is not always sufficient. Whether you buy double the memory of the hard disk, you will eventually use all the memory intentionally or unknowingly. I remember upgrading my hard disk to the double of the present hard disk space but over the time, I had used that too. This is the same issue with everyone, so if you are also wondering where your memory space has gone, then do read the article.

Well most of the times we know what we are saving in our disk, but there are times when we don’t know what is being saved and stored in our disk automatically. Hence we need to continuously scan and monitor the hard disk space but doing this manually is not possible. Thus, here is a tool called as MeinPlatz that does it for you. It scans the entire hard disk for you to find out the space utilization for you and present that in a list in an easy form. Continue reading “Scan and Find Lost Hard Disk Space with MeinPlatz”

Why is it written as “Do Not Cover this Hole” on Hard Drives?

If you have seen your hard disks present inside your desktop or your laptop then you must have come across a sticker or a note saying that “Do Not Cover this Hole” which would be pointing to a hole on the hard disk. This is there on every hard drive and is for some reason which most of us are not aware of.

No this hole is not acting as a heat sync and does not emit heat of the disk outside rather it is there for some reason that helps the disk for its normal operation. The disk hole is also not related to the warranty or something but have something important as mentioned below. Continue reading “Why is it written as “Do Not Cover this Hole” on Hard Drives?”

USB 2.0 Vs USB 3.0: The Practicality

Well most of us must be aware of the integration of the USB 3.0 in the devices being developed at the moment. In case you don’t know much about it and are wondering what are the major improvements or why should you use USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 anymore, then here are the details.

USB 3.0 is the next version of the USB ports being used today worldwide in the gadgets developed these days. This port is backward compatible with USB 2.0 also, which means that if you have a USB 3.0 device then it will work perfectly with your USB 3.0 computer and also with your USB 2.0 system without any extra cable or attachments. Continue reading “USB 2.0 Vs USB 3.0: The Practicality”

Split Large Folders into Smaller Ones with Folder Axe

Well all of us have folders that have lot of files in them be it useful or the files which are not in use any more. These folders have files due to accumulation of items over the long period of time. Now we all either don’t have enough time to review these large folders and remove items from them or it is because we are so tired of doing this.

Cleaning such a large folder can be headache but this is also an important task else large folders like these reduces the read time of the hard disk and thus make the system slow to access and respond. A simple solution to this problem is provided by the use of a free tool called Folder Axe. Continue reading “Split Large Folders into Smaller Ones with Folder Axe”

Completely Erase Hard Disk and Destroy Data with Darik’s Boot and Nuke

There are occasions when you want to delete and destroy everything on your drive as you may not want anyone to view what data was present or you may want to start with a fresh drive. One of readers Josh, was struggling with a problem that he was unable to format the drive and reinstall a new OS, due to some bad files present in the disk.

Formatting a drive and reinstalling the OS is considered to be the final solution to all the system software problems but what if you are unable to do so? Well this can happen to you too. Thus if you wish to completely erase the hard drive and are unable to do so then this tool called DBAN (Darik’s Boot and Nuke) would help you. Continue reading “Completely Erase Hard Disk and Destroy Data with Darik’s Boot and Nuke”

Display, Search or Copy Disks based on Sectors

Every Hard Disk uses the mechanism of sectors and tracks to store the data. For all those who don’t have much info on this, here is the brief intro of that. A disk has some circular platters that contain storage material which is divided into circular tracks each having some tracks to store data. Refer the image below for clarity.

So in case you are comfortable doing some sector wise operations on the disk, or just wish to experience this, here is a tool called Roadkil’s Sector Editor that can come handy in this purpose. This tool allows displaying, editing, printing and searching Continue reading “Display, Search or Copy Disks based on Sectors”

Clean Unwanted Files from Hard Disk with Moo0 DiskCleaner

We should keep our system especially hard disk clean of unwanted files that we do not use anymore. This not only keeps the system organized but also saves lot of space and thereby helps computer operate fast.

CCleaner is no doubt some great tool to overcome this issue but there is one more tool called Moo0 DiskCleaner that does the same purpose too. Moo0 DiskCleaner lets you easily clean up unwanted files / data off your HDD. Continue reading “Clean Unwanted Files from Hard Disk with Moo0 DiskCleaner”

Find your Hard Disk’s Speed and Data Transfer Rate

Wanted to know what is your hard disk’s speed? Well if you are uncertain of your disk’s performance and wanted to verify its speed and other details then here is a free tool for you that can do the same work easily.

The free tool is called Roadkil’s Disk Speed. It can perform certain tests to determine how fast your disk is and how fast it can transfer the data from one location to another. In simple words, if you wished to determine your Hard Disk’s speed and data transfer rate then try out this free tool Roadkil’s Disk Speed. Continue reading “Find your Hard Disk’s Speed and Data Transfer Rate”

5 Dos of Using Computer

Everyone wish to protect his computer and extract the best out of it but in order to get the maximum use of the computer one must use it wisely. Following are the 5 Good Computing Habits that would ensure that your system is in the best possible state:

1.    Organize your Folders

It is easy to save a folder/file into the wrong folder or on the desktop especially when we are in hurry but keeping all the files and folder organized helps system be in good touch.

So have a plan, decide for the folders, take some time out and clean your files periodically. Having a cleaning routine would surely maintain your system and would never decrease its performance. Continue reading “5 Dos of Using Computer”

Download Hard Disk Indicator for Windows

Most of the times our system is idle and does nothing, so if you wish to find out when your hard disk is processing and when not, then here is a Hard Disk Indicator for your system.

Usually all the CPUs come with a Hard Disk indicator LED light but that is placed on the CPU box and not all people can see it, so here is a tool that can place an indicator right on your system tray so that you can know whenever your Hard Disk is processing and when not. Continue reading “Download Hard Disk Indicator for Windows”

Manage Disk Space Usage with Visualization

Managing hard disk space is a problem for lot of people who face issues in finding that useless file which is occupying lot of space.

But with this free tool called Disk Space Fan, managing hard disk space is fun and easier. The biggest advantage of using this tool is that we come across nice charts and visuals that easily let us know about the disk space utilization. Continue reading “Manage Disk Space Usage with Visualization”

Recover Data from Corrupted Hard Disk

We have lots of important data in our hard disks, don’t we? It would definitely be a problem if our hard disk crashes or become unreadable. Such was a case with one of our readers who wanted to know how to recover data from a corrupted hard disk.

Unstoppable Copier is a tool that can recover files from disks with physical damage. The tool is also able to copy the data from a hard disk with not only bad sectors or scratches but also with errors while performing a read operation. Continue reading “Recover Data from Corrupted Hard Disk”