How to stop your hard disk drive from running constantly

Hard Drive Running

Introduction Every once in a while, I’ll receive a message or comment from someone who’s accidentally stumbled upon this blog. They’re not digital hoarders, and sometimes not even technically minded. They’ve usually been searching for a solution to a technical problem they’re having and by some fluke, they’ve found my blog and decided I sound … Read more

Hard drive too hot? – Causes and solutions

HDD Too Hot

If you’ve ever touched a hard drive (either internal or external) after it’s been running for some time, you’ve probably noticed that it’s quite warm. Being a mechanical component, we would expect a hard drive to generate some heat during normal operation. Like most computer components, however, the hard drive is susceptible to damage should … Read more

Hard Drive Alternatives – The Complete Guide

HDD Alternatives

Introduction If you’ve spent any time browsing the various forums or subreddits dedicated to data-hoarding, you’ve likely seen this common question being asked: “What are the best hard drive alternatives?”. This is often asked by newbie or aspiring data-hoarders and unfortunately, the question isn’t often satisfactorily answered. In fact, some people responding to this question … Read more

Hard disk storage capacity list

List of HDD capacities

Introduction I’ve been regularly buying hard disk drives for the best part of three decades. Over this time, the capacities have increased tremendously. It’s sometimes difficult to appreciate just how much hard disk capacities have increased over this time. Whilst many data-hoarders are well aware of current drive capacities, there’s still some confusion from the … Read more