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Do I get benefits of a gigabit switch with 100 Mbps modem?

We have an ADSL modem which has four 100 Mbps ports. In one of them we have a 20 port 100 Mbps switch where all the networking devices are currently connected. If I buy a gigabit switch and connect it ...
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Moved old drive contents between drives and now my profile is gone

I had an old laptop, from which I moved the drive to an external enclosure. (Lets call this drive X) I have a new laptop on which I have installed Windows on the internal drive (Lets call is drive C). ...
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Backup data rate on Raspberry Pi maxing out at 5 Mb/s. Why?

I set up my Raspberry Pi as a Time Machine, as documented here. At the moment, the Raspberry Pi is connected to my MacBook Pro using a direct Ethernet cable. Also, an external hard drive (laptop ...
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Firewire via PCI, PCI-X or PCI-E

I have read up on this and sadly, have gotten some contradicting information. My issue is, my firewire units 'complained' when plugged into a PCI interface and requested they go direct into the board ...
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Painless way of consolidating files across multiple machines/OSes

Just bought a NAS. So I thought I'd get all our photos, media files and pdfs consolidated, de-duplicated, de-junked and virus-checked and stick them all on it. We have 3 laptops, one running Windows, ...
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Swapping laptops while keeping current systems (kernel)

I am going to be getting a new laptop from HP soon, due to a faulty part, and they are giving my an upgrade. Almost all of the specifications will be changing, but I'm not keen on reinstalling my ...
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Optimal Legacy Data Recovery LiveCD?

I'm fixing someone's computer. It has 256MB RAM and a 1.3GHZ processor (or in that range). As the Windows (XP) install is borked, I would like to copy over all of the files on it to pick through on ...
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Browser Extension to count and show data downloaded

Is there a browser extension to show the amount of data downloaded, and to group it by each website? For example: Total Data Download 50MB. Youtube.com 30MB Google.com 20MB
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Which has a faster data transfer rate? WIFI (tablet or cell phone, not LTE) or MicroSD (Class 10)? [closed]

Which of the two methods of dta transfer trasfers data at a faster rate for smartphones and tablets? Standard Wi-Fi, or MicroSD Cards? I wonder if it would be actually faster to access data on ...
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What data transfer rates are needed or streaming HD 1080p or 720p video, or standard quality video?

Want to know data transfer rates for streaming video, such as from an external hard drive, or from an NAS or a home network. All I'm asking about is the data transfer speeds for clean video streaming. ...
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Is to possible to achieve the SATA II's 3Gbps (375MBps) between home network storage and home computers?

Gigabit ethernet only has 1Gbps (125MBps), whereas SATA II has up to three times that rate. Is it possible to achieve the rate of three times Gigabit ethernet connection which is SATA II speeds, ...
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Copy all contents of an Amiga harddrive to a PC

I have an old Amiga hard disk drive (CP2088 Conner drive). It is a 2.5" IDE drive (see bottom). How can I connect this to a PC, what software is needed, and how can I convert the entire disk to a ...
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Transfer files from infected computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I have a computer (Windows XP 32 bit) which is infected with viruses. I have tried pretty much everything ...
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What is the “safer way” to transfer a lot of files between 2 hard disks in 2 different computers?

By "safer" I mean that is less likely to produce file write errors, so there's no need to check file integrity after transfer. The problem is that some buses are more optimized for speed rather than ...
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Is it possible to have a wireless in-house NAS with wireless data transfer rates of equivalent to SATA speeds?

Basically I would like to know, if it is possible to set up an NAS in my house to be accessed wirelessly, that can reach equivalent real-life data transfer speeds to USB 3.0 or an internal SATA hard ...
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How to use proxy to filter data from particular IP?

I am running an online game for kids but lately I have been experiencing attacks from some vile individuals who just like ruining it. I assume (based on Windows log) that they connect hundreds time ...
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transfer windows + data from laptop to desktop

I have an old laptop where all my applications (windows, office, itunes, and other apps) and all my data (music, home made video, pictures, documents). i want to transfer this laptop windows and data ...
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Fastest way to transfer an mssql database backup from one windows server to another?

Would it be by copying it onto a hard disk or is there a faster way?
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Possibe data corruption in x-ray room

I built a small fingerprint ID system for a lab. Registration is done at a reception and identification at 2 other points. One point is the x-ray room The problem: Identification often seems to fail ...
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How to search for newline or linebreak characters in Excel?

I've imported some data into Excel (from a text file) and it contains some sort of newline characters. It looks like this initially: If I hit F2 (to edit) then Enter (to save changes) on each of the ...
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How to transfer files from MacBook Pro to laptop using WiFi?

I have two laptops: MacBook Pro Dell XPS 15 L-501z I want to know how can I transfer files via WiFi between them?
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Transferring a large amount of data between continents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free way to share large files over the Internet? What are some options for transfering large files without using the Internet? My wife's lab is doing a project here in ...
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Is there a easy way to calculate time for data transfer?

Are there any sites or easy methods of finding out it would take for file transfer over different speed links? For example, I need to find out how long it would take to download/transfer file of 75G ...
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Does “Stopping” USB drives actually affect the drive?

I have always just unplugged my USB drives from my computer for years and nothing bad has happened; but I heard that you are supposed to use "Safely Remove Hardware" before removing a drive. What does ...
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Can data tapes be recorded/played on a standard cassette recorder? [closed]

I just bought a TRS-80 PC-1 pocket computer with a tape deck interface. The tape deck has 2 standard 1/4" Mono jacks (input [speaker] and output [mic]) and 1 smaller one labeled "Remote". None ...
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How can I convert files into an analogue modem sound?

Does anyone know of any software that will convert a file (any file, e.g. doc, zip, pdf etc) to a sound file so that it would play back like the old modem noises? It could then be "played" back on ...
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Can I force a maximum upload speed for my network adapter?

How can I set a maximum upload speed for my WiFi adapter or Ethernet port? I want to upload as little as possible, and project the maximum I could be uploading (as accurately as possible). EDIT for ...
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How to send a large file securely?

I need to send large files from a Linux machine to another using cryptography. The sender machine knows the recipient IP but not vice-versa. I don't need strong cryptography and prefer higher-speed ...
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How do I test the speed of file transfers on my LAN?

I have a Macbook Pro (wirelessly connected to the Internet) and a G5 tower (connected via ethernet). The MBP wirelessly backs up to an external drive on the G5 tower. I would like to know how fast the ...
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How to execute a stored SQL procedure in Microsoft Excel?

How can I execute a stored procedure in Microsoft Excel and get all the data it returns?
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Hard disk has one foot out the door. What should I do?

My computer has always had a loud (Fujitsu) hard drive drive. Since I bought it in 2007, its ticking has been noticeable during normal activity. Increasingly, it's made loud CLACK sounds (every ...
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An abnormal high pitch sound is coming from my hard drive

My hard drive is making a high pitched sound. And it has now for a few months, however in the past week or so the sound has gotten worse. What surprises me is that my laptop is not even a year old. I ...
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Why Standards Place Limits on Data Transfer Rates?

This is a rather general question about hardware and standards in general: Why do they place limits on data transfer rates, and disallow manufacturers from exceeding those rates? (E.g. 100 Mbit/s for ...
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copying files from one computer to another - whole disks

What's the best solution to copy files from one computer to another via internet. Computers are using windows. Do you think that ftp is good idea? --Edit-- It should be easy to make for normal user ...
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What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?

This question got me wondering about the differences between these three ways of measuring size: a kibibyte, a kilobit, and the conventional kilobyte. I understand that these measurements have ...
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Fastest way to change the type of a partition? NTFS -> HFS+

Currently I have a 1TB drive with the following arrangement 500GB NTFS (with my data on it) 500GB HFS+ (empty) I would like to change this to: 1TB HFS+ (with my data) How can I effectively ...
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Alternative to rsync for file level cloning?

I have 500gb of files that I want to copy to a temporary drive and then back. I would like to be able to do this as fast as possible. I checked out doing a block level clone, which is nice and fast ...
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How to move data from an NTFS partition to HFS+?

I have a 1TB drive that is currently formatted to NTFS with a MBR partition table. I would like to reformat it as HFS+ with a GUID partition table. What should I do so that I can transfer my data ...
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PCI-E bottleneck when transferring data between CPU and GPU

I've read that the transfer overhead between CPU and GPU is a big bottleneck in achieving high performance in GPU/CPU applications. Why is this so? According to Nvidia's bandwidthtest program, my ...
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Switching between a desktop and a laptop

Is there a set up that could be used so that user could move seamlessly between a laptop and a desktop machine. By move in this context I mean do all their daily work on the desktop machine, but when ...
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Exporting academic references from Word 2007 to Mendeley

I came to know about mendeley just now and initially i was using MS word 2007 for reference writing. How to import the references from MS word 2007 to mendeley?
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Exporting data from Lotus Approach. Why are some field names italicized?

I'm trying to export data from a legacy Lotus Approach program. For each table in the drop down list it shows the fields available for export. The weird thing is that the last 39 fields for every ...
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In Excel, how do I prevent the cell's formatting to be dragged along?

When working with data, drag-and-drop can dramatically speed up the workflow. Sometimes we work on files which already have their formatting in place, such as borders and colors. When I want to move ...
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What is the data transfer speeds within the disk, to other devices?

I use Debian 6 on a HP Elitbook 6930 with 2Gigs of RAM. I was copying two AVI files, 1.5 GB in total, and noticed that the data copying was done at the rate of 4MB/sec. When I copy same AVIs to my ...
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How to monitor total data written to drive

Is there a tool for windows that totals up how much data has been written to the hard drive. I've tried resource monitor and it's not what I'm looking for. Something along the lines of this in mac, ...
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Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or Ethernet?

A customer has a computer running Windows 98 (I know, cringe) and needs to take some data off the computer to put on a new laptop. I've tried using USB, but Windows 98 doesn't have USB storage ...
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How to avoid damage to ISO archives?

So had a problem where a 16GB ISO was damaged(likely my own fault using standard windows copy dialog instead of proper copy tool like robocopy with verification turned on). It took several hours but ...
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Server to Server transfer

I am currently trying to migrate my website from one host to a newer one. What FTP client allows direct server to server transfer without me physically downloading the files to my computer. Any other ...
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filezilla: 'slice' transferring

If I'm transferring a 2GB sql file with filezilla, and it timed out after 50%. In my server, I can see that the new transferred file is about 1.1GB. I want to know if there's a way through the same ...
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how much data transfer is “too much” on an HD?

I'm trying to learn more about magnetic hard drives and what is considered "too much" transfer on OSX. On windows of course, you have a defrag tool, but I'm curious as to whether there is down side ...