Here's how to change drive letters in Windows 8. You can change the drive letter of any drive in Windows 8 except the one that Windows is on.
Detailed tutorial on how to format a hard drive in Windows 8. You have to format a hard drive before you can save files to it in Windows 8.
Here are details on how to partition a hard drive in Windows 8, a process that makes the new drive available to be formatted, and used, in Windows 8.
Here's how to view a device's status in Device Manager in Windows 8. Checking a device's status is a good first step when hardware isn't working.
Getting an ISO file onto a USB drive isn't as easy as copying the file. Here's a complete tutorial on how to burn an ISO to USB, like a flash drive.
GSmartControl is an advanced but easy to use hard drive testing tool with support for a variety of popular operating systems. Here's my full review.
DiskCheckup is an excellent hard drive testing tool with some interesting monitoring features as well. Here's my full review of this free program.
HDDScan is an easy to use, portable hard drive testing tool that works from within Windows and supports most types of drives. Here's my full review.
Details on the updates included in the Patch Tuesday July 2014 release by Microsoft (July 8, 2014), plus what to do when they cause problems.
Moo0 File Shredder is a free file wipe program that's super easy to use and has some handy features I don't always see. Here's my full review.