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How to store personal data locally (non-cloud solutions)? [duplicate]

As the title pretty much summarises, storing data in External HDD (especially the ones which require power supply) is not exactly a risk-free solution. I have burnt my hands more than once even with ...
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Will the Shuttle Omninas KD20 wipe my data during initial setup?

I have a new KD20 Omninas from Shuttle, and two hard drives full of pre-existing data I would like to share using it. I was planning on selecting the JBOD (just a bunch of disks) RAID mode, and at ...
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How to set up Firefox to absolutely never to delete any history items?

Is there a way to set up Firefox in a way that it absolutely never removes any items from its history (automatically)? In the past maybe there were a 'keep all history items', then you could set it ...
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Do flash-drives/memory-cards fail silently or is there a warning/error?

Scenario Currently, my various data files (the files I create myself and are thus irreplaceable), are spread out over several directories on a couple of system. I want to consolidate them all into ...
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Fujitsu Hard Drive asking to be formated

I have a Fujutsi hard drive that's requesting to be formatted, but if i cancel the format window it gives me this error "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)". The thing is that I don't want to format ...
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Signal Loss over Length

This is in regards to coaxial cable... I'm looking at low loss Cable to run a wireless receiving antenna to an outdoor wireless bridge rated to handle extreme cold. So far, what I'm trying to decide ...
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Configure Firefox to remember form changes when accidentally leaving a HTTPS page?

On some webpages, changed form content gets lost when the user (accidentally) leaves and goes back to the page (before submitting the form). Example scenario: Bob edits a wiki page in Firefox. He ...
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How can I tune my file system to be more resilient to data-loss?

Let's say I have a disk with a lot of partitions formatted with many different file systems. I very rarely write data to it but I very often read data from it. Now I'd just want to know what I can ...
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Notepad++ saving to a full hard drive

I do a lot of my web development in Notepad++ on a Windows XP machine. The development happens on a remote server (Windows 2003) used for a variety of jobs, so it often fills up. When the hard ...
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Are there any disadvantages of having a “free fall sensor” on a hard disk drive?

This is a general question that came out of a specific comparison between the Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEKT and Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BJKT (which is the same as the former but with a free ...
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What happens if an external hard drive that is part of a set of spanned discs in windows is powered off?

Does anyone know what would happen if an external hard drive that was part of a set of spanned discs was powered off whilst the computer was running? Also what would happen if it was turned off before ...
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Can I save my Firefox tabs? [closed]

Here's the situation: I have around 50 Firefox tabs open with reading material about programming and it took me a while to organize and find all the links. The weekend is finally here and I was going ...
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Early detection of machine (laptop, desktop, server, etc…) failure

Is there some kind of software application or hardware devices that can inform the owner of the machine that some kind of failure is going to happen soon? What I mean by some kind of failure are - ...
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How can I avoid losing tabs in Firefox when closing one of multiple windows?

I am using Firefox v6.0.2 on Windows 7. Occasionally I have more than one window open and accidentally close a window losing all my tabs. When I only have one window, this is not an issue since it ...
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FileVault / DiskCorruption

i think about turning on FileVault on my machine, but i'm concerned about dataloss. I often do video-skype and for some reason video-skyping locks up my computer every once in a while and i have to do ...
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How do I preserve an unused computer?

I have a netbook that I am not using but would like to preserve for posterity. What precautions do I need to take to ensure that the machine does not undergo any deterioration? The machine will remain ...
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How can I prevent data theft from a company? [closed]

How can I prevent data theft from a company? Are there any solutions to this problem? Is there any software that encrypts important data (.doc, .xls, etc.) and prevents it from copying? I need a ...
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image hash of file is not valid

I'm receiving the following errors in the security event log on a windows 7 x32 machine. There are a couple of them and I'm worried that it might indicate a coming drive failure. Am I right to ...
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Backup software with local data loss prevention (on not always on-line devices)

I am looking for a backup software that will allow me to backup to a remote server, and automatically keep not synchronized local changes on a second storage medium (like a flash memory card), so that ...
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Tar and gzip together, but the other way round?

Gzipping a tar file as whole is drop dead easy and even implemented as option inside tar. So far, so good. However, from an archiver's point of view, it would be better to tar the gzipped single ...
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Workgroup/Domain for a DLP software

A client has inquired me for a DLP software to lock USB and CD Drives. I contacted few companies and the DLP tool needs a Domain from where the software can control the nodes. The client says that ...