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"Should I use an external drive for backup?" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Should I use an external drive for backup?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/external-drive-backup/ "If you’re already using Backblaze or another cloud backup solution, you’re well on your way to bulletproof data storage security. So why clutter up your desktop with an external hard disk...
April 15th 16 10:42 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_2_] Go to last post
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Can I install a UEFI hard drive as the main (boot) drive in a legacy(BIOS) Windows 7 system? by Sam
I understand that you can get Windows to show the drive if it's connected via external enclosure, but is there a workaround to have the larger UEFI as the main boot drive or must I stick with a lower capacity drive as the boot drive?
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April 15th 16 10:22 PM
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POST: Why to never buy 3.5" external HDD's by flo-rate
Interesting post. Is he right not to buy external 3.5 HDDs? ++++ http://forum.piriform.com/?showtopic=37513 Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:15 PM Why to never buy 3.5" external HDD's? A good number of reasons. But 2.5" are ok. If I haven't warned you guys & gals before then read up!
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April 4th 16 04:04 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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"Introducing Catblaze Cloud Backup" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Introducing Catblaze Cloud Backup" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/catblaze-backup/ Lynn
April 1st 16 10:00 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_2_] Go to last post
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"automotive grade" hard drives by [email protected]
We have specialty AV, NAS drives et cetera. I see Toshiba has automotive disks. The maximum capacity is 320 GB, so I presume these trade off density to cope with operating in a moving car. But would not SSD be better for this?
March 27th 16 10:04 AM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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Study Finds That Humidity Has More Effect On Drive Failures Than Temperature by Ant
http://0b4af6cdc2f0c5998459-c0245c5c937c5dedcca3f1764ecc9b2f.r43.cf2.rackcdn.com/23104-fast16-papers-manousakis.pdf from https://it.slashdot.org/story/16/03/15/1319200/study-finds-that-humidity-has-more-effect-on-drive-failures-than-temperature Has anyone these results in your humid areas? --...
March 20th 16 06:49 PM
by DaveC[_4_] Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Reliability Review for 2015" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Hard Drive Reliability Review for 2015" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-q4-2015/ "By the end of 2015, the Backblaze datacenter had 56,224 spinning hard drives containing customer data. These hard drives reside in 1,249 Backblaze Storage Pods. By comparison 2015 began...
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March 19th 16 07:56 PM
by Rod Speed Go to last post
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A dying HDD in a very old 15" MacBook Pro from 2008? by Ant[_3_]
Hi. I noticed a client's 15" MacBook Pro responding slowly, locked up with Firefox and couldn't kill it, and shut down. Even booting up after doing a force shut down with the power button was slow. I decided to check the internal HDD with SMARTReporter v2.7.3 (green and pass results, but...
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March 15th 16 12:35 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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WD 8 TB external drive by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
There is now an WD 8 TB external single drive for sale for $250: http://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFJK0060HBK-NESN/dp/B00KU686HI/ Amazing! Lynn
March 14th 16 07:33 PM
by Mark Perkins Go to last post
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"Ransomware Visits Backblaze" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Ransomware Visits Backblaze" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/cryptowall-ransomware-recovery/ Chilling, welcome to the future. This is why I backup our entire LAN to three different devices each day. I also backup our entire LAN to seven rotating external hard drives, each once every seven...
March 12th 16 03:49 PM
by Edward Diener Go to last post
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Cloning Encrypted C: Drive? (Kind of an OT questtion) by Cornelis Tromp
In article Anonymous wrote: Nathan Hale: I have my C: drive encrypted with True Crypt. If I make a clone of this drive, will the clone, when substituted for the present C: work the same as the original C: containing True Crypt,...
February 28th 16 05:24 AM
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Silicon Power 32 GB USB flash drive gets hot and has speed problems? by Ant
Hello. I have a 32 GB Silicon Power (SP) USB flash drive that gets very hot and gets really slow. I don't know if it is a hardware issue or something else. I formatted it with Mac's HFS+ with journals as a single partition. I copied lots of files and stuff for a few hours, but noticed it is...
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February 20th 16 02:00 AM
by Jolly Roger[_3_] Go to last post
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Best software to securely erase USB flash drives these days? by Ant
Hello. What are you guys using to securely erase USB flash drives these days? I don't want to physically destroy them, but give them to others to reuse. Thank you in advance. :) -- Quote of the Week: "Yeah, what's left of it. I was in the militia -- national guard... That's good! Wasn't any...
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February 20th 16 12:31 AM
by David Brown[_4_] Go to last post
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No parameter DisableDeleteNotify in my Vista 64 fsutil command by Iusfetstrazasola
I changed the HDD with a 128 Corsair ssd in my Compaq CG60 laptop equipped with original Windows Vista 32 (all updates applied) and I tried to run the suggested comnmand for SSD drive: fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0 but the parameter "DisableDeleteNotify" seems or better is unknown...
February 11th 16 04:55 PM
by Iusfetstrazasola Go to last post
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awesome prices on Samsung SSDs, good as Intel? by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
Samsung 500 GB for $153, 1 TB SSD for $299 and 2 TB for $649, unfreaking real. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBRE5UE Are these good SSDs? As good as Intel? Thanks, Lynn
February 9th 16 01:31 AM
by Mark Perkins Go to last post
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[FW] Seagate sued over alleged 'defective' drives by Mr. Man-wai Chang
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2016/02/02/seagate-sued-over-alleged-defective-drives/79714384/ NEW YORK—Hard drive maker Seagate Technologies is facing a class action law suit surrounding drives that plaintiffs allege "were defective and failed prematurely at spectacularly...
February 4th 16 10:14 PM
by Computer Nerd Kev Go to last post
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new Optane SSDs coming by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Intel's blazingly fast Optane SSDs are heading for gaming PCs soon" http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing-components/storage/intel-s-blazingly-fast-optane-ssds-are-heading-for-gaming-pcs-soon-1309371 "According to Intel, it represents the biggest memory breakthrough since NAND flash was...
February 2nd 16 06:24 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_2_] Go to last post
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Can't have both encrypted Mac's HFS+ & MS W7 EE SP1's BitLocker NTFS? by Ant
Hi. I'm having problems with my 2 MS partitions in my external USB 2 TB WD Green HDD. I wanted to have 2 encrypted partitions (W7 EE SP1's BitLocker NTFS and HFS) and an unencrypted FAT (tried both FAT32 and exFAT). I had no problems (mak/creat)ing them. The problem is that Mac OS X v10.10.5...
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February 1st 16 01:15 AM
by Ant Go to last post
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the NSA stores 1,000,000,000 times the data than the STASI by [email protected]
at least we can make jokes about the STASI http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2380936/Stasi-style-How-East-Germanys-secret-police-dressed-agents-ensure-infiltrate-lives-suspects.html
January 30th 16 07:32 AM
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"Storage Pod 5.0 Hack: One Power Supply" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Storage Pod 5.0 Hack: One Power Supply" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/storage-pod-5-0-hack/ Nice! A 180 TB server for under $10,000. Lynn
January 25th 16 12:29 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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