Month: December 2018

A damaged/bad CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc in your computer can cause it to crash or lock up

There was a machine in the office with a large Windows software RAID-0 array that would drop out of the system on rare occasions and immediately pick back up. Upon reviewing the event logs, there were lots of errors related to “atapi” which is usually the CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or BD-ROM drive having some kind of…
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December 31, 2018 0

Advice if your USB 3.0 external hard drive is slow or has performance issues

This is some general advice that I gave in response to a request for help with a USB 3.0 hard drive that was only working at 20 MB/sec when the drive is easily capable of 80 MB/sec or more. Reformat the drive with 64K clusters (if you’re storing mainly large files, i.e. over 8MB on…
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December 29, 2018 0