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Review of LaCie 1TB Rugged All-Terrain Hard Drive

The LaCie Rugged XL is a 1 TB Portable Hard Disk Drive. It is built to meet all your storage needs on the go. It comes along with a sleek and stylish design.

This durable Hard Disk drive offers one terabyte of storage space along with a high-speed USB 2.0 connection and eSATA interface of 3 Gb/sec. The aluminum alloy case of the hard drive dissipates heat generated during the operation. An added bonus to LaCie Rugged XL is that it has shock-resistant inner bumper. A colorful exterior rubber that surrounds the hard disk protect Rugged XL when you are transferring the data between machines.

The key features of Rugged XL 1 TB Portable Hard Disk Drive are:

1) 1 Terabyte of disk space.

2) Rugged design for outstanding performance on the go.

3) eSATA and USB 2.0 connectivity.

4) A sleek and stylish design by Neil Poulton.

Let us discuss these features of Rugged XL in brief.

Rugged XL has a plenty of data storage space to accommodate about 1,420 DivX movies, 330,000 photos or 270,000 songs. The Rugged XL hard drive offers a high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity (which is also USB 1.1 backward compatible) with a speedy eSATA interface. Exchanging data between two machines is very simple through this device. For example the data exchange between Macs and PCs is very simple. All your files will get automatically backed up. The Rugged XL hard drive requires no extra drivers installation for Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OS X operating systems. This high-performance device features a very fast data transfer rate. The data speed offered by this hard drive device is up to three gigabits per second via eSATA connection. This device comes in a compact size of measuring 5.1 x 1.7 x 8.5 inches. Due to the compact size of the device, it easily install on any desktop. So you can easily transfer the massive amounts of data. Apart from this LaCie Rugged XL comes along with the LaCie software bundles to enhance the performance and functionality of the hard disk drive. The software bundle includes LaCie’s One-Click Backup Software (this works on both, Mac and PC) and SilverKeeper Backup Software (this works for Mac only). LaCie Rugged XL also provides the Protection for Hardware and Software. Styled design of LaCie is exclusively created by the world-renowned product designer Neil Poulton. The Rugged XL is built to give a dynamic performance. It can withstand bumps and scrapes and comes along with a unique look. Its scratch-resistant aluminum shell and the shock-resistant rubber bumper serve as an additional layer of protection. Additionally, an LED indicator alerts you when the system gets overheating or experience slow transfer rates. The setup of this product is effortless. It serves the plug & play features and offers customizable formatting along with LaCie Setup Assistant. This advanced hard disk drive features aluminum casing that gives superior protection.

Its extremely tough and resistive design comes along with a internal bumper, rubber sleeve and heat dissipating features, that makes LaCie Rugged XL both effective and sturdy.

5 Best Practices of Maintaining your PC

You might often get confused as to what is the optimum way of maintaining your PC. It is not just installing an Antivirus or Spyware or reformatting your hard disk on a scheduled basis. However, maintaining your PC is all about becoming habitual with looking after different aspects of your PC.  This article will tell you about the ten best practices that you should keep in mind while taking care of your PC.

  1. Malicious software: If you have the habit of installing or downloading games from the Internet on a frequent basis then you be careful about the source from where you are actually getting the content. Often websites that boast about free downloads actually have a malicious software attached to them which can steal your financial information.
  2. Bringing back deleted files: You do not have to worry about files disappearing from the recycle been.  There are a lot of software that are available for download on the internet which make it easy to retrieve your deleted file. Utilities such as Recuva can be used to retrieve the files without a hassle.
  3. Get a head start by removing application on start up: There is no need to “crash land” your PC when you push the start button. If you have widgets, chat messengers and applications on the start-up stray, you can easily disable them by clicking on the options menu of the program and uncheck “Open on Start Up.” You have all the time to open these applications once your OS has settled loading up. So the best advice will be to install shortcuts of the applications and open them once your OS has stopped loading.
  4. Regular Fragmenting: Depending on the amount of software that you are installing on your PC you should at least fragment your PC once a month. However it you are one of those types that just have to try out a new software, then running the disk fragmentation should be done once a week for optimum performance.
  5. Delete redundant files and applications: There are plenty applications that are available on the Internet which can be used to detect how long it has been since have opened a file or application. Depending on the time since you have accessed any application, the software lists the programs or applications that have not been used by you for six months to a year. This listing gives you the advantage of unseen applications or programs that you never knew were installed in your PC.

These are just some of the best practices that you can keep in mind in order to maintain your PC without any hassles.

 

 

Solid State Drives to be introduced in the end of 2010 by Hitachi GST

Before the discussion about the news in detail, its important to know what actually a solid state drive is. This is basically a device for the data storage which stores the relevant data by using the solid state memory. All are aware of the hard disk drives that they are electromechanical devices with spinning disks and read/write heads which are movable. But these solid state drives are different from hard disk drives. SSD’s makes the use of microchips and does not have any moving parts. These are much better than hard disk drives and so keep the capability of replacing the hard disk drives in most of the applications.

Some good features of solid state drive is that it use the flash memory which is NAND based that retains the memory even if there is no power. If any situation occurs that more faster access is required but  does not compulsorily require data after power loss or makes the use of battery for  backing up the data ,then SSD’s with volatile RAM also exists.

Introduction of first enterprise solid state drive by Hitachi GST:

There was a uValue convention 2010 held in Tokyo this year in which Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has declared about its first enterprise solid state drives.

Features of this new product:

This product will have SAS (Sports Serial Attached SCSI) and FCAL (Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop) interfaces which will help it to fit in the 2.5 inch form factor disk drive slot in a Fibre Channel or SAS disk drive array claiming to give the best performance. At presentFibre Channel interface SSDs with the ZeusIOPS line which is available in different form factors is only supplied by STEC. The model is basically meant for the enterprise drive array manufacturers. But still one thing is not clear that whether this new solid state drive is a single layer cell or multi layer cell NAND flash memory chips, but it is expected that SLC should be used as its faster as compared to MLC. There is an uncertainty regarding the capacity points also but is expected to reach up to 512GB. Currently, only STEC is selling the solid-state drives with FC and SAS interfaces, so Hitachi will not have to face much competition and can favorably stay in the market.

Promise to start shipment in 2010:

There  was an announcement in the year 2008 that Hitachi GST and Intel will collaborate and will work together on the enterprise-class solid-state drives and claimed to launch it and give its delivery in first half of 2010. But they could not keep their promise, may be because of the economic slowdown at global level but now Hitachi GST has claimed that it will definitely start the shipment of this new product in second half of 2010. This product might be branded as UltraStar. So this product by Hitachi GST is basically intended for use in the enterprise drive arrays and people are now expecting it to get the delivery of same by the end of 2010.

Intel SSDs

Over the last two years, Solid State Drives (SSDs) more commonly known as flash drives have followed a fashion of being sold directly to the laptop or portable device manufacturers or through special online consumer electronics retail sites that have only a handful of physical outlets.
A major changed happened last week when Intel Corp., a market leader in manufacturing of flash drives, made an announcement that its flash drives will now be available at more than 800 conventional retail outlets. After Intel other cos. have also announced to follow the same pattern.

Expected Turn Around

It can be easily smelt from this step that the consumer has moved a step closer in replacing or supplementing computers hard drives with these flash drives as they now become affordable and available.
An analyst at market research firm Forward Insights expects that this move will definitely broaden the end market consumer profile. While he also said that gaming and technically sound users will remain among the major consumers but retailing of these SSDs will surely enhance the appeal for these SSD’s and accelerate the adoption process of these SSDs as prices also come down.

Cost Efficacy

SSDs remain 10 folds costlier than hard drives and their cost seems to be increasing in past years. The second quarter of last year saw an increased price of per unit price of flash memory chips up to $4.10.This clearly represents a 127% increase from the final quarter of 2008.It is believed that the SSD prices can come down from $1.9 to $1.7 approx. but only for PC, laptop manufactures. Online shoppers couldn’t find any remarkable difference in the prices and will continuing paying $3.
A normal SSD of capacity ranging from 80 GB to 120 GB of memory is offered on prices from $215 to $400.Intel offers an 80 GB X25-M for $225 in its stores, whereas a hard drive of capacity up to 1TB (1000 GB) can be bought for as little as $99.

SSDs can supposingly beat hard drives on the basis of performance especially for computer boot up applications. A test conducted by a famous site shows that an SSD took just 20secons in comparison to HDD’s 40 seconds of cold boot.

Advantages

• SSD restarts in 26 sec while HDD requires 37 sec.
• SSD seems to be more durable since they do not have any mechanical moving parts like actuator arms etc. thus they become a better option for mobile devices.
• Cost wise as SSDs are still costlier than HDD but there will be a point when you can actually buy a SSD of capacity around 16GB in cost of a HDD.
The increase in the performance of computer when its HDD is replaced by SSD is remarkable. It can be easily foreseen that in the upcoming years the SSD will become an integral part of our systems and notebooks. Availability of these SSDs in retail outlets has added a seasoning in the curry.

How to Install and Remove Hard Disk Drive

The most common upgrade that everyone undergoes is an upgrading of storage space. This is because storage space is the first thing that you run out of in the world of computers today. This is perhaps the biggest rational update in terms of the original one used while your computer was made. The reason to this is because storage spaces have been enhanced and the denominations are multiple times compared to the ones year or two back. There are two types of hard disks available in the market that is doing this job for you. These hard disks are explained in the article below.

External Hard disk drives

This is by far the simplest way to deal with storage space. You can plug in an external unit in order to make the simplest upgrade of space in your system. The external hard disk drive is a simple storage space that you cannot use as your primary disk where you can install your operating system. These volumes can be used for the purpose of storing program files and other files that need plenty of space.

These volumes are a great help to those who have to carry their stuff with them all the time. You can add as much of your photos and videos in it depend on the size denomination that would give you plenty of space in any way. Music, videos and photos are the type of stuff that needs plenty of storage space and the standard hard disk drives run short of space due to the same reasons.

The handling is as simple as anything. All you need to do is to plug in your external hard disk to one or two of the USB ports available on the back of your computer. Almost all of the hard disks available in the market today are having inbuilt power management as well. The USB cable carries ample current to run them in proper manner. In case your hard disk has an external power management system, connect it to the power supply before you can use it.

Internal Hard Disk Drives:

Handling internal hard disk is technical compared to the external version. The first step that you must follow is to disconnect your computer from the power supply. This ensures that you don’t get an electric shock while playing around with the computer CPU. There might be two ways to enhance the storage space. One is to add a hard disk of larger denomination replacing the previous one while the other might be adding a new one with your existing hard disk still there. Follow the following steps in order to add an internal hard disk:

  • Remove the cover of your system that might be fixed using clamps or screws.
  • In case you are replacing your previous hard disk, disconnect the power cord and data cable from the hard disk and release the screws setting the hard disk on the bay. In case you are installing another one, place that on the empty bay and screw the hard disk to make sure that shock does not displace it.
  • Once fixed, connect the hard disk with the power cord at the first place.
  • Connect the hard disk with the type of cable that fixes in the slot. Technically, there is a choice between IDE cable and SATA cable. Connect it accordingly.
  • Place the cover back and connect your computer with the power supply.

You can move into the computer management tools to make partitions in the hard disk and manage space that you can use for storage. Most internal hard disk drives need to be formatted before use. You can perform the format by right clicking on the new volume and format it using the format selection.

How to Add an Extra Hard Drive

The fastest way to over come the storage problems is a second hard drive, in addition, its great method to protect critical data. It’s not only an easy and quick way as well as it’s a cost effective, approximately 1$ per gigabyte. So if you need additional storage on your machine, this article will tell you the simplest way to push you forward towards living this experience and obtain your desired results.

Instructions to follow:

As long as you reached this part, this means that you are about to begin this exciting process, shall we delve?

  • First check if you want the Serial ATA or IDE (parallel-ATA). Although older machines have the IDE (Parallel ATA), modern ones might support only (Serial-ATA). To make sure of that, you can open up the case and try to distinguish the used drives type. Usually the IDE drives have a flat and wide ribbon cable. The SATA ones have thinner cables and no jumpers.
  • Free a room for an extra hard drive:
  • Restart your machine then log into the BIOS-Menu.
  • Hit the Standard CMOS Settings.
  • Restart your machine
  • See a trusted manufacturer to get the external hard drive you want to add , make sure that its compatible with your master hard drive
  • Turn off your machine, unplug all cords attached to it from the back and unscrew all the screws of your case.
  • Place the screws in a well know place then remove the side panel and drag it out of the case.
  • Look for the region where all flat ribbon cables (or even the SATA cables) attach to the mother board.
  • Pose the jumpers to change the drive status to a slave or a master. Follow the instructions printed on your hard drive to do so. Meanwhile you won’t have to do so if you were dealing with a SATA, as each SATA device uses only its own cable, IDEs can share devices.
  • Locate the empty bay inside your machine case.
  • Connect the ribbon cable that to your hard drive.
  • Connect the Molex power cable; you can distinguish it by the 3 thin internal wires of red, yellow, and black. Notice that SATA drive has a non similar kind of power cable.
  • Place the side panel where it was to your computer then screw it back.
  • If you reached here it’s the last step as you will have to plug all of cables, connect them back to their power source incase while installing the drive you unplugged them.
  • Now we need the computer organization to feel all the changes, and that’s why you will restart your machine. Log into BIOS startup (depending on your mother board manufacturer you can show it by either pressing F10 or DEL key on keyboard). Now check back the BIOS Auto-Detect to make sure that the additional drive got detected. Check the screen that presents the both the Primary and Slave drives, you should see the name of the new added one.
  • Once you log into it, you will face 4 settings named as following: PRIMARY MASTER\AUTOPRIMARY SLAVE\ SECONDARY MASTER\ SECONDARY SLAVE. Hit them all and change them into Auto-Detection.

Some users ask does it work with me if I had a Macintosh machine. Same goes on Clamshell-Cases those small shape cases from Dells operate differently.

As a tip, we recommend you to use SATA drives as they are pretty much faster than IDEs, plus the IDE ribbon really stands against the air flow.

How to Back up Any Hard Drive Using PC Inspector Clonemaxx

In this article we will represent a methodology enables you to make an image copy of your actual HDD” Hard Disk Drive” to an extra HDD, it’s appropriate for absolutely any operating system on condition that the existing computer machine has at least  a 3.5 ” floppy disk. Simply the “Image” is an identical memory copy of your computer acts the same way you backup copy of your data. Your PC can function using this image of your HDD only if it’s the original one otherwise it fails to operate. It provides all in relation passwords, installations and all the application setting of everyday use. You may wonder, does it affect my HDD contents? The answer is absolutely not it’s totally independent of your HDD’s contents. The image functions through files stored on a floppy disc constructed by a “Clonemaxx” download. According to operating without approximately no processor involvement deserves to be mentioned DMA transfer” Direct memory access”, the cloning process is considerably fast.

Steps to follow:

  • First you need to download the PC “Inspector Clonemaxx”, grab the spare HDD, and set it to act as Slave HDD during the copying process.
  • Check if your mother board reads both HDDs you connected to your machine; don’t run the Clonemaxx until they are already configured.
  • In this step you have to prepare your machine to be cloned by checking on the whole system if it holds the essential requirements you need when making the image to be extracted once demanded. Install all the software applications daily use, make sure that your computer is virus free and well defragged. Once this mission is complete, restart your machine and disconnect the power cord.
  • Now open the case of your computer to add the new drive. In case you own additional power and data cables, you can use them when attaching the new HDD to the Mother-Board; it’s easy as you can just imitate how the old HDD got connected. Incase you don’t have additional cables or there is no non-occupied connections on your Mother-Board for the new HDD, you can temporarily use the CD/DVD drive cables.
  • It’s ok not to nag yourself searching a place fits the new HDD, the HDD packing that came with for protection or insulation is so enough. If you are obligated to lay it into your PC just let a soft insulating material to pose beneath the HDD to avoid any harmful circuitry issued by the case, then close your PC case and reboot your machine.
  • This step will show you if you connected everything like it has to be or you really missed something, if you faced any error messages, you can just turn off your machine and re-connect or alter the cables.
  • Once your machine operates ordinarily, run the Clonemaxx.exe application. The application will ask for making an ‘exe’ file on a new boot floppy disk which in return will make all the data transfer processing
  • Reboot your machine with the previously made disk inside its driver, follow all required instructions presented by the Clonemaxx. A while after functioning, the application will declare that all files have been copied successfully.
  • Now its time to examine the newly installed drive, you can do this by removing all cables lying at the back of the primary drive, install the new drive instead and wire all cables back. Never forget that all the switching and taking off cables work is processed when it’s powered off.
  • Modify the” Cross Connects” to make the newly installed drive behave as” Master”.
  • Close the computer case, remove the floppy from its driver and reboot your machine. You will find that it operates using the new hard drive.

Finally we would like to make you pay attention that SATA connector totally differs from IDE or PATA connector. Make sure to choose cables carefully while you are selecting the drive. Also be aware that the drive capacity is required to be at least the same as the old one in order not to face errors while cloning, and you find yourself forced to re-image it again.

How to Build an External Hard Drive

One of the greatest methods to feed your laptop with additional hard disk capacity, or to backup all of the critical data without storing them on DVDs or CDs is to make your external hard drive. The hard drive will have the ability to connect with any machine with a spare USB port. This technique enables you from transferring large data inter alia computers in a very quick and easy way, also you can consider it a backup form of in the event something ever happens to your computer. The external hard drive works on machines that run OS X, Windows 2000/XP and Linux.
Steps to follow:

If you are convinced with what we previously mentioned, just follow the coming steps to make your own:

• First you must have an internal hard drive, in this article we will refer to it as the HDD. You have to begin with deciding which HDD is your standard physical size. There are three HDD capacities: 1.8 inch, 2.5 inch, and 3.5 inch. Both 1.8 and 2.5 are the ideal sizes for HDD of laptops. The HDDs of laptops could be powered through a USB cable, therefore, No AC adapter demanded.
• In this step you should get a compatible enclosure by fetching a connection way that fits the demands of all machines that might get connected to yours. USB2.0 is a great one. After connection, make simultaneous comparisons of fan noise; also check to if you have a power-switch on the 3.5 inch enclosures because without it, you will have to unplug the adapter to turn off your drive
• Strait up both the HDD and enclosure
• Stick to instructions on how to open the enclosure.
• Make your HDD the Master hard, this operation could be done through the jumper. On your HDD you will find a diagram shows the jumper settings of how to make it operate as master HDD or Slave HDD.
• Connect both the Molex power connector of the enclosure and the ATA/SATA ribbon cable to the HDD.
• Screw your HDD to the enclosure, you will find 4 holes for 4 screws distributed on the HDD sides.
• Make sure that you missed anything to connect and make sure you covered all of the steps.
• Close that enclosure.
• Attach both the USB or FireWire cord and the power-cord to the drive.
• Attach the other terminals of those cords to your machine
• Turn on your machine. Open My Computer, to see the new connected device in the Removable Storage portion
• Format the device by moving your pointer over the device, right click on it and choose, Format
• The format type should be NTFS, if you are operating Linux Format it in ext3 File System. Also you can name that drive with a Volume Label according to your desire… it might be helpful to distinguish it from the others , recommended names like Secondary Backup, External and so forth. When we say Format the drive, we mean the Full format not the Quick one, in order not to leave bad sectors. This might take longer than you are used to.
• Once you are finished, we can say that you do have an external hard drive.
I think it was a very interesting experiment , but we have two warnings in here to keep your self on the right track , the first one is : when remove the drive , use the “Remove Hardware” technique , you can do it by clicking the “Remove Hardware” icon on your task bar , just to be safe when cutting out power and data stream flowing of that drive , if not this might cause it not to work again , or even not in a proper way. The second one is you have to keep the drive in the enclosure to be safe from the static discharge. With this you are very safe and free to extend, congrats.

How to Format a Hard Drive with Windows XP 

Windows XP was one of the exceptional operating system of Microsoft that brought immense prospects to the brand and great pleasure to users. Being available in three different editions as Windows XP home, Windows XP professional and Windows XP media centre, three of the operating system oriented the users. It has also been successor of windows 2000 and ME. Moreover Windows XP brought the hybrid architecture which added a lot of benefits in the user’s court. People who had been working on other operating systems got inclined to have windows XP loaded on their hard disks. It demands a format of the hard disk before the installation of windows XP. However format of the system wipes off all the information, the drivers and the software’s .Therefore it is important to get a back up of all the information on the hard disk which could be in DVD’s, personal media drives etc. Afterwards follow the following steps:

1.Get the windows XP CD handy

2.Follow the blue screen and load files

3.Rightly select the File system

Get the windows XP CD handy

The windows XP CD should be kept handy. Not everyone look for installing the home edition so choose on the edition you prefer to install. Insert the CD into the CD Rom drive. The window would give options of booting from the Depress the key and the system would start booting from the CD.
Follow the blue screen and load files

After the system boots from the CD, the blue screen would appear which would load files for some time. Afterwards the window would ask for Set up options which would require enter or return to be pressed. Following which the hard disk format screen would appear. At the lower down of the window the existing partitions would appear. If you wish to remove the partitions and set up your own press L and you will get access of creating partitions and allotting space. Check on the default size should be the maximum partition and then choose on the partition you would like to install windows XP.

Select the File system

There are different file systems that hard disk support, however NTFS had been the latest and the most secure file system. So select the file system as NTFS following with either quick or options below. Almost all the user inputs are done and the operating system starts installing all the files. It is the time to be ready with the software’s and drivers for your devices. It takes a while to load the operating system to the hard disk.

The comprehensive description of formatting of hard disk with windows XP helps in a step by step proper formatting of the hard disk. Allotting partitions and installing the operating system. Moreover if you have already got windows XP and wish to create partitions in the hard disk then Windows XP Disk Management tools could also serve the purpose.

How to Erase a Hard Drive in Freeware

If you want your computer to perform properly, then you will have to make sure that the hard drive of your computer is not corrupted from a certain virus. Also, you need to check if your hard drive suffered from any software-related disk failure. When a virus is detected, or viruses, in worst case scenarios, then you have to completely erase that corrupted sector of the hard drive.

You can easily erase your hard drive with the use of free software, or what is more commonly referred to today as freeware. These different kinds of freeware actually come with the operating system of your computer. With the many types of freeware that are present today, you will not need any set of special kills or expertise in the field of computer technology in order to erase a hard drive. What you need to do is to follow a certain set of guidelines required by the freeware programs.

Erasing your Mac’s hard drive can be done with a free disk utility program. In order to so this, please follow these steps:

  1. You need to click Mac’s hard drive icon and find the folder marked Applications. You can find this folder in the window that opens after clicking the icon. When you finally find the folder, scroll down within it, until you find the folder labeled Utilities.
  2. Upon finding the Utilities folder, scroll down within it until you find the Disk Utility program. To launch this program, you just have to double click on the program’s icon.
  3. The icon of the hard drive which needs to be erased can be found on the left side of the main screen of the program. Just click on that icon and click the tab labeled Erase, which is located at the top part of the main screen of the Disk Utility program.
  4. Click the Mac OS Extended detail when the drop down menu of the Format is displayed right in the middle of the screen. Carefully select the hard drive that you want to erase and give it the same name that it has when the Name column under the Format tab is checked. Afterwards, immediately click on the button labeled Erase, which is found at the lower corner of the screen, to the left. A confirmation window will pop out, and you just have to confirm your operations by clicking on the Erase button.
  5. When everything has been accomplished, simply quit the program if you can observe that the progress bar reflects that the hard drive is erased completely.

You can also erase your corrupted hard drive on your personal computer with the use of free block eraser programs.

  1. The first step, this time around, is to find a free hard drive block eraser program on the Internet and simply download it to your desktop. When you have finally downloaded the program, simply double click on it and just follow the guidelines that are necessary for properly installing the program to your desktop’s main hard drive. When you are done installing, simply restart your computer.
  2. Launching the Block Eraser program is also not difficult at all. In fact, the only thing you have to do in order to get it functioning is to double click on its icon. Click the DVD drive that is available to your system, from the list that is presented to you in the drop down menu entitled Drives. You can access this drop down menu on the main screen of the Block Eraser program.
  3. Click to Eject the DVD drive’s disc tray and put in a blank CD that is recordable. Of course, you have to make sure that you get to close the tray before anything else.
  4. Click Bootable Disc from the assortment of choices that is presented to you in yet another drop down menu labeled Type on the program’s main screen. Click CD from the list that you can access after locating the drop down menu entitled Disc.
  5. Simply click the Install button. It will then start to install, and all you have to do is wait. After you see the confirmation window stating that the entire installation program is completed, simply click the Quit button in order to fully exit the program.
  6. In order to have everything running smoothly once again, you have to restart you personal computer and wait for the program’s menu to show up on the display screen.
  7. Click the icon of the hard drive that you want erased from the list that is shown to you after you gain access to the drop down menu of Drive. Simply click Erase on the new window that pops up and press Enter afterwards. Click Erase on the confirmation window as well and press Enter one more time.
  8. When everything is done, easily click Quit on the screen that shows up when the hard drive has finally been fully erased. Afterwards, you need to click Enter.
  9. The last step will be to click Eject so that you can retrieve your CD from the DVD’s disc tray and close the tray afterwards.
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