Hard Disk Compatible with Google?

Hard Disk Compatible with Google?

By Philipp Lenssen November 30, 2007

Markus Renschler sent this in: “We bought a new external hard disk (WD MyBook). What I was completely fascinated by is the fact it’s not only compatible with Vista, XP, MacOS and USB2.0, but, according to the package, with Google as well.”

Controlling Disk Space w/ Symbolic Links

I’ve covered this in other articles here, but when I went searching for something to point a customer at I had a little trouble finding it, so we’ll do it here:

Was Dick Egan Right?

I remember him telling me two things – first, there was no need for tape, that everything would be disk.

A List of Amazon S3 Backup Tools

In an effort to replace my home backup server with Amazon’s S3, I’ve been collecting a list of Amazon S3 compatible backup tools to look at.

Crafty Marketing

Hitachi, parent of HDS (who I love – though they have their own marketing challenges from time to time), just announced an “enterprise” caliber 500GB SATA disk drive.

Tree Maps of Disk Space

GrandPerspective and Disk Inventory X are two free Mac OS X apps that give graphical views of where your disk space is being used.

mount –bind

Most Linux and Unix file systems don’t allow hard links to directories (except for the . and .. entries that mkdir creates itself).

How To Recognize If Your Computer Has A Virus Or Trojan On It

It isn’t always easy to tell if your computer has become infected with a virus or similar anti-social piece of software.

Is DVD Storage An Attractive Alternative For Your Computer Backup?

If you have a computer for home use or for your business and don’t take comprehensive backup for full protection then you are in the danger-zone. Maybe you do not take any backup at all.

Operating System Performance Checklist

Like SQL Server, Windows Server is mostly self-tuning. But like SQL Server, there are things we can do to help optimize Windows’ performance.

SQL Server Hardware Performance Checklist

Auditing SQL Server Hardware Is An Important Early Step

Using Performance Monitor to Identify SQL Server Hardware Bottlenecks

The best place to start your SQL Server performance audit is to begin with the Performance Monitor (System Monitor). By monitoring a few key counters over a 24 hour period, you should get a pretty good feel for any major hardware bottlenecks your SQL Server is experiencing.

Computer Preventative Maintenance: A Little Can Go a Long Way
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When it comes to computers and networks, a little preventive maintenance can go a long way. There are enough computing pitfalls and potential attacks these days to humble even a veteran computer user. With some practical measures, you can greatly increase the protection of your valuable data and computer assets.

Actively Monitoring Disk Free Space
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Why care about disk free space?

The obvious answer is that low free space means upcoming problems, like the inability to receive mail (for mail servers) or the inability to store new files (for file servers). There are numerous obvious reasons why free space is an operations management priority.

HP Introduces HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array

HP StorageWorks XP12000 Delivers Low-cost, Tiered Storage for 50 Percent Savings on Additional Disk Capacity.


When we last left our hero MRTG, he was doing simple SNMP Gets and spitting out some fairly basic graphs. While this is terribly useful already, MRTG (and sidekick Routers2.cgi) is capable of much more. In this installment of the MRTG article series, I will be demonstrating how to tap into the power of WMI to further enhance your MRTG experience.

Monitoring Windows Disk Space with Scripting Host

Did you ever run out of disk space on an important machine? Never? Well, I’ve done so and experienced all the headaches that come along with this situation. In this article, I describe how I implemented a basic automatic monitor system with the help of a little scripting.