A USB Boot Drive is an effective way of running a portable operating system. LOK-IT Secure Flash Drives made it possible to secure Live USBs, USB Boot Drives and USB Flash Boot Drives.
This could be a win if you get the car home with all 4 wheels still attached.
[Trailer for Members Show] It's well established that Solid State Drives offer incredible performance over traditional hard drives. Cool running and with no moving parts, an SSD drive can significantly boost any computers performance, turning your previously adequate laptop or desktop machine into a screaming powerhouse. Add in silent running, low heat generation and increased reliability, SSDs can make an enormous difference to your day to day computing experience.
SSDs are now becoming mainstream with major manufacturers and vendors supplying SSDs in standard 2.5" drive enclosures for simple installation in to a variety of machines. Apple has been installing SSDs in the MAcBook Air since its launch and now has build to order SSD options for the MacBook Pro.
The performance benefits of SSDs do come at a price, however. The higher capacity SSDs are expensive with 256GB SSDS commanding a price of $600 to $800 but these prices will fall significantly over the next year or two.
This weeks show introduces you to SSDs and explores several options on how you could utilise an SSD in your laptop, cost effectively.
If you can afford the higher capacity SSDs, great, but I take a look at how you might utilise a smaller, and consequently cheaper, SSD to gain performance increases, yet enable you to break free from the constraints of a lower capacity drive.
In summary, this weeks Extra members show covers:
Preparing to replace your Hard Drive
Backing up to a Voyager Q Docking Station
Replacing a SATA drive with an SSD Drive in a MacBook Pro
Installing an SSD Drive in a Mac Pro with MaxConnect
Removing your Optical Drive
Adding a second Drive to a Laptop with MCE Optibay
Moving Your Home Directory to a secondary Drive
This weeks show includes live video taking you through all the stages of installing an SSD drive and replacing your MacBook Pro optical drive with an MCETech Optibay to add a second drive to your laptop.
The technique illustrated in this weeks show is to replace your standard high capacity standard drive with a smaller SSD drive to act as a fast boot drive. Using the OptiBay, it's possible to then remove your usually under utilised optical drive, and re-install your standard drive as a secondary drive for your data. The show also includes detailed instructions for moving your Home directory to the secondary drive, so space is not a problem.
The MCE OptiBay also allows you to use standard drives for various RAID options, or booting multiple operating systems as discussed in the show.
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You can use Diskpart to convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk. The basic disk can either be empty or contain either primary partitions or logical drives. The basic disk can be a data disk or system or boot drive. The basic disk cannot have fault-tolerant disk driver (FtDisk) sets such as stripes or mirrors.
SELECT DISK 1
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICK ACTIVE
Drive letters are not automatically assigned when you use Diskpart. To ensure that a given partition or volume has a drive letter, you must explicitly assign a drive letter. You can either assign the drive letter or allow the next available drive letter to be allocated.
SuperDuper for Mac download from
Carbon copies. And a whole lot more. The 2005 and 2006 Eddy Award winning SuperDuper is the most advanced, yet easy to use disk copying program available for OS X. It can, of course, make a straight copy, or "clone" - useful when you want to move all your data from one machine to another, or do a simple backup. In moments, you can completely duplicate your boot drive to another drive, partition, or image file. Clones, though, don't work very well when it's time to recover from an unexpected system disaster - like a bad driver or OS update. Unless you take specific steps, restoring a drive image restores everything on the drive, overwriting both the system and user files. If that's what you want to do, great. But it's usually not, since all the work you've done since the backup would be lost. Clones for safety.
What's new in this version: The latest version of SuperDuper! is faster, better, compatible with Mountain Lion (in fact, it's compatible with OS X 10.4.11 and later), and improves many parts of the user experience. Of course, it still includes great features like Backup on Connect, Eject after Copy, Sparse Bundle support, lets you store a bootable backup alongside Time Machine backups, copy Time Machine backups to other drives, and run scheduled copies on demand.
This video shows the NZXT Lexa for all of you who are considering buying it...
Its a pretty nice case but the lighting pictures you see may be a bit decieving...
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6gb of OCZ 1066 memory
Intel Q6600 Quad
OCZ Memory Cooler
Still saving up for the rest of the parts...
Ill keep updating as i get them
Parts i need
WD Raptor 36gb (boot drive)
2 500 gb Seagates
Still deciding on CPU cooler (Zalman v Tuniq)
2 20x Samsung Opticals
26 inch Westinghouse
2 XFX Alpha Dog 9600 Gt's in SLI