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Is Buslink an okay brand for an A-drive?

Q: Is Buslink an okay brand for an A-drive?

Okay, okay, I know that most of you stopped using floppies long ago. But my question is: I was about to buy a Buslink external USB floppy disk drive (brand new, still sealed) from someone on Craigslist, and just wondered if it's a decent brand.

And would have I have by anything extra, other than perhaps a cord? Never done this before.

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A: Is Buslink an okay brand for an A-drive?

I'm sure it is fine, the technology in those hasn't changed since about 1992, lol. The only thing that is different is the USB interface. The drive alone should be enough, I don't think USB Floppys needed external power.

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A:BUSlink external hard drive expert ?

hmmm... no expert here.

4) do you notice that the drive seems to get what would seem to be way too hot (when simply turned on), and do you do anything about that?Click to expand...

Can you run a hard drive fitness test on it? (assuming they make such a beast for that thing)

Scrap the backup idea at the moment... try writing both big and smal clusters to it and see if its still dying on you.

Are you using the Win98 drivers or XP drivers?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/buslink-external-hard-drive-expert.138849/
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A:Buslink external hard drive not recognized.

It may just need to a drive-letter assigning to it:

Make sure it's connected to PC & power supply.
Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
In the bottom-right panel, find the ribbon which relates to the Buslink drive (no drive letter, and it may say "Raw").
Right-click that ribbon & choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths"
Click "New"
Choose a letter.
Click OK
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/buslink-external-hard-drive-not-recognized.1075283/
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Ghost should be able to produce a diskette with the correct drivers on it if you tell it you want USB support
 

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Please bear with a "newbie" to the site.
I recently upgraded from XP Pro, to a HP Pavillion a6700f-AMD Phenom X4-500 gig hd-4 gig ram-Windows Vista Home Premium-64 bit-NIVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE.
Here's the problem...
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I have tried to uninstall the drivers and allow windows to reinstall the device...nothing.

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A:Driver for BUSlink USB-Optical Bridge Controller

I assume if you plug it into different computers Windows doesn't recognize it on its own? About the only thing I could recommend is googling the model #. I hate to sound negative, but for the price of faster, external USB DVD drives, is this even worth your time to get it running?

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A:Solved: BUSLINK External USB CDRW 4x4x6 Incompatible w/ XP

From what I see that drive is not sold as compatible with Windows XP. It's also a USB 1.1 and that may be a hang up even if it was designed to work with XP.

Part Number : RW-USB-B5---446B
Type : EXTERNAL
Size : Buslink 4x4x6
Application : PC WIN98, me, 2000
Brand : BUSLINK

PS: No, I'm afraid your out of luck.
 

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Just unplug the the old drive. Put in the new one. Make sure it is in master mode.
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A:Brand New Computer - CD/DVD device drive

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A:[Resolved] Help!! CD drive keeps rejecting brand new CDs?

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A:Solved: slow brand new cd drive

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A:moving a old drive to a brand new computer

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A:cd drive cant read brand new Pro Tools 9 CD

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does it work on any PC?
if not, it is broke.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/361301-brand-new-usb-3-0-flash-drive-not-recognisable.html
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A:Trouble installing WinXP pro on brand new drive

Is that an actual XP Pro CD, and is it XP original or XP SP1?

If you've installed a new hard drive, it needs to be formatted before you can install XP Pro in it.

The XP Pro CD does all the work - if that's what you have.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/trouble-installing-winxp-pro-on-brand-new-drive.981397/
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A:If you are installing a brand new hard drive then please read this!!!

One minor correction to avoid potential confusion. It's really a 40 pin, 80 wire cable. Most will know what you mean, however.
 

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/351403/installing-xp-on-brand-new-hard-drive-need-a-reminder/
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is the D drive another partition?

Most new systems are full of bloatware. Remove it with CCleaner (Free)

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A:HDD broke, installing windows on a brand new drive

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/HP-15-NOTEBOOK-PC-FAILURE-TO-LOCATE-HARD-DRIVE-BRAND-NEW/td-p/5723610
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A:BRAND NEW hp laptop cant recognize cd/dvd drive. Error code 19.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/brand-new-hp-laptop-cant-recognize-cd-dvd-drive-error-code-19.1120615/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/388637-brand-new-external-drive-not-showing-up-not-even-disk-management.html
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A:WD hard drive, almost brand new, not showing up in my computer all of a sudden

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A:will any brand hard drive work on dell desktop systems

Hm im not sure, i own a dell and i'm pretty sure you can use any type of drive so long as your computer supports it. Such as, dont get a sata drive if you dont have sata connectors. I'm pretty sure any IDE drive would work with a Dell. However Dells tend to be on the cheaper side and dont always have expansion bays for a second (or third) hard drive . Open your case or look at your manual to make sure you have room for expansion before buying one. If you don't, simply buy an external one that connects VIA usb. Because I think firewire doesnt come standard on most dells.
 

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I just added a second hard drive (160gig) to my computer. Obviously, I have my C: Drive as my primary drive and the new drive is mostly going to store my music and video files. I will access my music daily but the video files not nearly as much.

I just installed the drive successfully but it was only set up with one partition. I think I read somewhere that large drives should have more than one partition....is that true? Is the drive currently set up to give me max performance?

Before I start moving anything to the drive I just wanted to double-check that I've got it set up right. Like I said, it's installed properly and it is ready to have data stored on it, but I chose the default partition set up and I wasn't sure if I should have done a custom set up.

Mike
 

A:Solved: Question about setting Partition size on brand new 160gig drive

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-question-about-setting-partition-size-on-brand-new-160gig-drive.349970/
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A:C Drive Full - Laptop only comes on to brand name then sits on black screen with dash

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/c-drive-full-laptop-only-comes-on-to-brand-name-then-sits-on-black-screen-with-dash.1113377/
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A:DVD/CD drive not recognising media, brand new Dell 5000 series, windows 10

Use the support web site instead of phone. That is available 24/7. One thing to try if you haven't already is Windows Update with several reboots/retries until there is nothing more available.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19663540
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A:Dream Machine, bad brand? good brand?

That little lot wouldn't be any good without a mobo tho.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dream-machine-bad-brand-good-brand.89342/
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A:Brand new computer, Brand new windows 7.. no wireless?

In Device Manager, Network Adapters, is your wireless shown?

If yes, is the driver installed? If no, is it enabled in BIOS?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/34965-brand-new-computer-brand-new-windows-7-no-wireless.html
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A:Hard drive formatting instruction for brand new hard drive

rskin2001 said:

I installed a brand new hard drive in my hp pavilion ze4630 and even when booting from the the Win XP disk it does not see the new hard drive. I tried using a Win Me disk in an attempt format from dos but unit does not boot into dos. The hard drive is a Toshiba MK4025GAS and i did not find a driver on their site. What do i need to do to initialize a virgin hard drive ? Also tried installing as slave drive to my desktop and format with functioning Win XP but it also did not see the drive. Thanks for assistance with this matter.Click to expand...

Can you see the drive in the BIOS setup?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-formatting-instruction-for-brand-new-hard-drive.467932/
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I hav a brand new Sony Vaio E-Series which is 2 months old. It runs Windows 7 Home Premuim edition. I deleted the Recovery partiotion and re-partioned c: drive into 3 drives - c:, d: and e:

Everything was fine for 2 months. Suddenly today when i boot, i got the BOOTMGR is missing Error.

I put in a Windows 7 installation dvd and tried to fix the startup. But it didnt help.. When i tried to explore command prompt and system restore options.. I noticed a wierd thing..

The drive assignment has been modified. My Windows partition which was originally c: is now shown as e:. And my original e: is being shown as c:.

So, If I manage to change the drive assignments, the problem should be fixed. But how can I do it? In command prompt or using Windows recovery options?

Thanks for all your help and guidance...

A:BOOTMGR is missing Error on brand new Sony Vaio - Drive letter issue

Attached is a screenshot of bcdedit command..
Any help would be greatly appretiated..

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/89157-bootmgr-missing-error-brand-new-sony-vaio-drive-letter-issue.html
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Home Edition
Version 2002
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Service Pack 3

Dell DIMENSION DIM2400
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planning to move soon to state of art processing power and at least 8GB RAM
 

A:Suggestions please for good brand & place for great deal on external hard drive

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/suggestions-please-for-good-brand-place-for-great-deal-on-external-hard-drive.1108300/
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A:Brand New OS, recent recover from virus and other hard drive issues, need to protect myself properly this time around

Well you can use the free versions of internet security such as avg, avast, and avira. They are all good proformas and you can also use the paid versions of these programs. You may also look into kaspersky which is what I use for most of my systems. Also get rid of spybot, it had its day but its no longer what it used to be.

On another note if your saying that Dell switched out a hard drive because it was damaged due to the virus damaging it that's actually not possible. Did they say it was a virus or do you assume it was? Also if they said that their was a virus their is no reason to switch out the hard drive.

If you paid for them to come in and do the work I suggest you find out exactly what they did. If they tell you that it was a virus and they you needed to get a new hard drive I suggest that you demand your money back. But if it was under warranty then it doesn't really matter.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/427159/brand-new-os-recent-recover-from-virus-and-other-hard-drive-issues-need-to-protect-myself-properly-this-time-around/
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A:Brand new ext dvd-r drive, what now of old int. drive(s)?

You could disable the internal drives in the Bios but if the new drive connects with USB then disabling them won't give you any extra speed or Ram.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/brand-new-ext-dvd-r-drive-what-now-of-old-int-drive-s.723679/
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A:Brand new Zune, Brand new problem

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My specs are in my profile!

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I have had many issues with this comupter, but my Dell Inspirton 1545 had started to read "no bootable devices" and wouldn't start at all. Now, after buying and installing a brand new harddrive, it reads it again, but only SOMETIMES!

When it gives me options of rebooting or running a diagnostics test, if I switch some stuff around or restart it, or even just leave it alone for a little while, I can start it and it works fine. Except after a short while of using it, it will malfunction and go to "no bootable devices" page again. Tech support says that the hard drive may not be connected properly, but I don't know what to do!
 

A:Dell Inspiron says "no bootable devices" with brand new hard drive

Probably a silly question, but is anything on the hard drive, like an O.S.? Has the "new" hard drive already been formatted? I'm only asking for sometimes some of my clients will go behind my back and install things like hard drives on their own and try to load an O.S. on them, failing to go through the formatting process, and they in the end either through frustration or embarrassment wind up calling me to drive to their house and fix their problem, like installing the O.S. properly.

Also checking your connections might not hurt, just make sure everything is fitting nice and snug and connected the right way.

(This was just me kind of thinking out loud for you.)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-inspiron-says-no-bootable-devices-with-brand-new-hard-drive.165260/
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Hey Gang,

I'm using Norton Ghost 9.0. I'm trying to back up my C and D drives to an external drive. Its a WD Caviar 250 GB. Its Brand New. I got it today from Tiger Direct.

I've Fdisked, Formatted and Scandisked. However when I try to create a backup with Norton Ghost 9.0 I get the following error:

I have Goback on my machine but I've disabled it.

Can anyone help me out?

thanks,
HULK!
 

A:"Externally Altered" Error on Brand New Hard Drive

It sounds like something running on the system has changed a file that GHOST was trying to copy. I don't believe this has anything to do with the new drive, it's something running on your system. Try using the bootable CD to do the backup, that precludes any files being open and/or modified during the backup.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/externally-altered-error-on-brand-new-hard-drive.526065/
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I'm curious...

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Family Shared:
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A:What brand of pc do you have?

Mine was built by my uncle in his home.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/94871-what-brand-pc-do-you-have.html
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A:buy the same brand ram as you already have?

Yea, stick to the same brand if you can,
its more important to stick to the speeds/timings

and if you have four slots rather stick to the 1gig sticks.
so if they are all DDR2 800 sticks then rather try get the same type of ram as your other sticks.

i also do alot of digital works and the memory issue is always a problem
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/buy-the-same-brand-ram-as-you-already-have.858416/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/330109-brand-should-i-get-780-ti.html
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A:Brand X vs Brand Y RAM

from what I know there are a limited number of factory that actually make ram chips. now me personally I like to stick with brand names as I know I can get support when and if needed. I have also built many desktops and had about a half dozen laptops.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/45002-brand-x-vs-brand-y-ram.html
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A:980 What Brand ?

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I have an XP operating system now, but there are a few problems with it, and I dont have the brand disk, although it is real. So I thought I would buy a real XP and place it in my computer and at least I then would have the disk with me.

Can you share how I would take out of the old XP software and place in the brand new one? I have never did this before. I am a newbie, This is all very new for me.

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A:New brand on me anyone?

Does that come with an optional second fan for push pull?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/331644-new-brand-me-anyone.html
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A:Best Brand for an DVD-RW

Plextor - Best
Lite-On - Good

Everything else, beware. Some other brands work brilliantly, but I think its a lot more of a crapshoot with them than it is with Plextor.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/best-brand-for-an-dvd-rw.54392/
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hynesy
 

A:Best Brand Name Psu

Here take a look at this article here:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=792566
it gives a list of bad psu's, as well as good psu's on a low, medium and high budget.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/best-brand-name-psu.54859/
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thanks
....AMD
 

A:which brand????

Hp or Gateway. Stay away from Dells...
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/which-brand.51964/
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Hey guys,

My question is probably dumb, but I've never really thought of it before and wanted some feedback before I buy.

Basically, say I have brand A ram and want to add some more, but it's from brand B. That won't matter, will it (both being DDR 3, of course)?

I don't see why different brands wouldn't play nice together, but I never say never >.>

Thanks!
 

A:Different brand RAM

This depends on how you plan to use your computer. As a general rule with newer motherboards, you should at least use the same timings and type memory. Brand can be different, although I always use identical RAM in my builds
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/different-brand-ram.172231/
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I have PNY, eVGA, BFG, and XFX compared here. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/compare.asp?CatId=2513
I can't decide which company to buy... The BFG is lower in some stuff and I hear XFX isn't very reliable...
Also, the eVGA is cheaper so I'm wondering... Which company do you recommend?
 

A:Which Brand?

I like evga mostly because they usually have the highest performance/price ratio, and they also tend to have great warranties and support.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/which-brand.63912/
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Hey guys, been awhile, looking to buy new laptop, which brand is best for around $500?
 

A:which brand is best

This is definitely a preference question. I'm assuming you are looking for a Windows 8 laptop?

Based off the laptops in my household for $500 or under (HP, Samsung, Dell, and I believe an Hitachi) I would say I prefer the dell. I have had the least amount of problems with it compared to the others.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/which-brand-is-best.1113683/
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Guys-

First time poster here...

I will be booting up a brand new laptop tomorrow, on a wireless home network tomorrow. I would love your advice for AV's, spyware, and anything else that you might suggest for a good clean start on my new PC.

Thanks

Slim
 

A:Brand New PC

dvk01 (moderator) has a good post on security. check that out.
General Security Information, How to tighten Security Settings and Warnings
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/brand-new-pc.367043/