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Our office LAN backup has just hit 3 TB by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Our office LAN backup has just hit 3 TB (as the hard drives manufacturers rate TB). I freshly formatted the backup drive on the CRM file server last Thursday. We have less than 1 TB left of free space on it after a full backup over the weekend (took 3 days to refill the back hard drive). I've...
October 19th 16 05:26 AM
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Safe to format 4TB to NTFS by Jim[_38_]
I have used EaseUS Partition Master 11.9 to format my WD Green to the NTFS format, is this safe to do (safe as in drive not breaking down, and losing data) or should i format to the GPT format? Jim
October 17th 16 06:22 AM
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What's causing an eSATA external storage drive to disappear from thedrives list? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
Okay, Windows 10 AU, I'm trying to transfer some stuff off of internal drives to an external drive through an eSATA connection. The external drive is in pretty good health, SMART only finds one bad sector on it, but as I try to copy stuff onto it, it just seems to drop out of the drive list. I...
October 2nd 16 06:07 PM
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What's the difference between these Seagate drives? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
They are all 3TB, SATA 6G, 64MB cache, 7200RPM, 3.5" drives from Seagate, just different model numbers, and they have wildly different prices: (1) ST3000DM001, $79.99 (https://is.gd/c6LWYr) (2) ST3000DM008, $94.89 (https://is.gd/2k1DRZ) (3) STBD3000100, $99.99 (https://is.gd/N6Wx3e) (4)...
September 23rd 16 04:54 AM
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"Seagate Introduces a 60TB SSD – Is a 3.6PB Storage Pod Next?" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Seagate Introduces a 60TB SSD – Is a 3.6PB Storage Pod Next?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/seagate-60tb-ssd-36pb-storage-pod-next/ Wow, welcome to the futu http://www.tomshardware.com/news/seagate-ssd-60tb-sas-flash,32426.html And I did not realize that Samsung had released a 16...
September 20th 16 05:08 PM
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is my C drive dying? by Linea Recta[_2_]
My PC had always been very sluggish compared to my old laptop. When reading a PC magazine I read an article about Crystal diskinfo. Decided to download the portable version ans ran it on the laptop: diagnose OK. Decided to run it also on the PC: WARNING for the C drive! (see below) Is my C drive...
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September 17th 16 08:36 AM
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I fouled up both the clone and the original! by micky
This is a better-organized version of a post I made in other groups, but I need more answers and I can't post to 5 groups at once. This is mostly about NTFS partitions, I think, even though I was running Vista. (I'm running a bare-bones version of 10 now.) I have managed to screw up my clone...
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September 16th 16 05:06 AM
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"Backing Up for Small Business" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backing Up for Small Business" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backing-up-for-small-business/ "Here’s another sobering statistic: Lots of businesses never backup their data. One-third, according to one recent survey. Talk about flying without a net! What’s worse, almost half of all...
September 12th 16 04:03 AM
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What's a good portable reliable external 2.5" USB HDD to get thesedays? by Ant[_3_]
Hello. It looks like this 6 years old 500 GB Seagate FreeAgent Go HDD is dying according to GMsmartControl v0.8.7's extended test results on a very old, updated Windows XP Pro SP3 (couldn't do SMART tests on 2 MBPs): http://paste2.org/z1Kv4Vpk ... Are there any current good low cost ones from...
August 21st 16 03:05 PM
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"Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack theCompetition" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack the Competition" http://motherboard.vice.com/read/ransomware-gang-claims-fortune-500-company-hired-them-to-hack-the-competition I am shocked, shocked to hear that this is happening ! Lynn
August 21st 16 12:06 AM
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2016" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2016" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q2-2016/ "Q2 2016 saw Backblaze: introduce 8TB drives into our drive mix, kickoff a pod-to-vault migration of over 6.5 Petabytes of data, cross over 250 Petabytes of data stored, and deploy another 7,290...
August 12th 16 12:50 AM
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"Ransomware Hit 40 Percent of Businesses in the Last Year" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Ransomware Hit 40 Percent of Businesses in the Last Year" http://www.pcmag.com/news/346708/ransomware-hit-40-percent-of-businesses-in-the-last-year "Perhaps most concerning: "3.5 percent even said lives were at stake because of ransomware's debilitating effects."" Not here at WinSim yet,...
August 4th 16 07:35 PM
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Logging out.... by Mr. Man-wai Chang
Unsubscribing... :) -- @[email protected] Remain silent! Drink, Blink, Stretch! Live long and prosper!! / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! /( _ )\ May the Force and farces be with you! ^ ^ (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10) Linux 2.6.39.3 不借貸! 不詐騙! 不援交! 不打交! 不打劫! 不自殺!...
August 1st 16 08:14 AM
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"The Future of Cloud Storage" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"The Future of Cloud Storage" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/the-future-of-cloud-backup/ "With over 250 Petabytes of data under management, Backblaze has grown to be one of the largest Clouds around." Lynn
July 31st 16 02:14 AM
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Seagate's new drives -- up to 10TB by Percival P. Cassidy
http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/barracuda/ Perce
July 22nd 16 10:59 PM
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“No honor among thieves: New ransomware takes your money, deletes files anyway” by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
“No honor among thieves: New ransomware takes your money, deletes files anyway” http://www.zdnet.com/article/no-longer-honor-among-thieves-new-ransomware-takes-your-money-deletes-files-anyway/ It was inevitable. Backup, backup, backup! Lynn
July 20th 16 01:20 PM
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the tedious pace of tape drives by [email protected]
Interesting whinge he https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/capacity-speed-guy-holmes I recall things like DLT falling by the wayside because it took so long to write a whole tape, but we still have not progressed much in speed.... yawn
July 12th 16 06:16 PM
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July 12th 16 05:54 AM
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“How Una Got Her Stolen Laptop Back” by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
“How Una Got Her Stolen Laptop Back” https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-una-found-her-stolen-laptop/ I love a happy ending. The hard drive backup service has a “locate my computer” feature now. Lynn
July 8th 16 10:09 AM
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Today is my semiannual archival day by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
Today is my semiannual archival day. Tonight, I will run a full office LAN backup on one of the remaining 4 TB WD external USB hard drives that we own. I backup our office LAN to an external hard drive each Friday. This will give a mirror image of around 3 TB plus all of the backups that I...
July 3rd 16 03:18 AM
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