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Import Data to Excel from a Database View

I have an Excel file which requires to be filled with data from an Oracle View. Ok fine, I can create a Connection by going to Excel > Data > From Other Sources > Create a Connection to the View. ...
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Forcing dropbox to omit particular type of file extensions?

I use Dropbox to save my numerical work on the fly - it's very convenient since I don't have to think about saving code every time when I make a change - but there is one flaw. You see, my .cpp files, ...
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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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Fastest Transfer from CFast 2.0 Card to Hard Drive

I'm thinking of buying a camera that uses Cfast 2.0 card. Filming in RAW format gives you just 6 minutes of filming time per card. These cards are ultra expensive so I need to figure out how to ...
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How to transfer all the data/memory of a dead Alienware computer into another computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Alienware M18x, with Windows 8, but it died two weeks ago. If I buy a new one, will I be able to transfer/download all the data that was inside the memory of the old Alienware into the ...
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Plugging Windows 8.1 tablet into Windows 8.1 Laptop dangerous?

I have a windows 8.1 tablet (Asus Vivotab note 8), and I would like to transfer files from my laptop to the tablet. I know that it is dangerous to use double male-ended USB cables to connect two ...
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Which external drive is better for server data backup? [closed]

I need to backup my server from data center having around 700GB of data. Which external drive shall I use (it will be directly connected to the server) for backup? How long it will take to copy data ...
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Why is serial data transmission faster than parallel?

Intuitively, you would think that parallel data transmission should be faster than serial data transmission; in parallel you are transferring many bits at the same time, whereas in serial you are ...
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USB port transfers power but not data

So one of USB ports on my laptop just stopped working for whatever reason. I used it for USB mouse, turned on the laptop today and it's not working. The red light under the mouse is on when the usb is ...
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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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What is the state of the art in hardware for data error correction?

A decade (or more) ago when shopping for RAM one often had the option of specifying "server-grade" memory with an extra Error Correction Code (ECC). I haven't seen that as an explicit option in ...
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Distributing Large Dataset (80GB+) Over The Internet [duplicate]

I've seen some similar questions but these are dealing with files under 1GB and the answers generally recommend services such as Dropbox, S3 and Skydrive. This does not appear to be suitable for my ...
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sending very large amounts data (500GB-1.5TB) over the internet [duplicate]

I am a dutch student and performed research in Brazil. I would like to get my data which adds up to about 500GB (filtered) or 1.5 TB (total) to Holand. I have already send my hard drive but as customs ...
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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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Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?

Assuming the content is of the same quality (ceteris paribus), does streaming media (i.e. video, audio) use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading it? Say I was to download an HD movie from ...
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Is it possible to transfer wifi settings from an android device to windows?

I have the information from a few wifi networks saved on an android device, is there any way to move this data over to windows 8.1? I have exported the .txt file from android that contains the ...
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How to avoid damage to ISO archives?

So had a problem where a 16 GB 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 ...
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Do I need a special microUSB cable to take advantage of my USB 3.0 port?

I often transfer files from my computer to my phone using a micro-USB cable. However, my computer has USB 3.0 ports and I don't know if I'm taking full advantage of it using a regular micro-USB cable. ...
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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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How can I connect an external hard drive to a Windows 95 computer?

I have an old Windows 95 computer at home. It's a Dell Dimension XPS D266. I've decided to get rid of it, but first I want to get all of the data off of it. It has a 16 GB hard drive, and I have a new ...
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Sending text file contents to server using netcat?

There is a daemon process listening on port 5144, which I cannot to modify. I want to use netcat to send the contents of a text file to the server, but this causes netcat to hang the terminal until I ...
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Fastest way to transfer folders of +/- 300GB between a desktop and a laptop

I'm buying a pretty beefy laptop and I was wondering whether or not I could carry over video files from my desktop to the laptop and render videos on that to take the load off of the desktop. Since ...
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One SD card transfers file to PC faster than another one

I have several Sandisk SD cards all rated Class 10. One card transfer files to my computer faster than the others. Specifically I had taken several pictures and used a different card each day. One ...
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Image harddisk with clonezilla +install ubuntu+ copy data in that 1 TB external hard drive [closed]

I have just bought 1TB external hard drive so i can image my laptop's hard disk with clonezilla and i can always revert back if i am in some unknown trouble. I have almost 100Gb on my C drive. If ...
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DATA TRANSFER over usb [duplicate]

I am using a USB extension lead to extend the length of my usb cable and I am wondering do these slow down the transfer of data from an external hard drive to the machine.
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How can I efficiently transfer a large file using a smaller external disk?

I need to transfer a large (multi-terabyte) file from one Linux computer to another. I have a 1TB external SSD drive that seems like it's the fastest way in terms of bandwidth. My best guess right now ...
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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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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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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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External Hard Drive reformatting and data

I have an 100Gb external HD with bunch of stuff that was originally formatted to windows XP. I now have a mac and want to re-format the external to work with my Mac but dont want to lose the valuable ...
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Saving files off of cell phone with no display

My Casio GZone flip phone fell in the lake. The computer recognized the device and installed the drivers. However, I do not have access to the flash memory to download the files. Is this because the ...
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How can I Transfer Google Chrome's Data and Settings to another Google Account?

I use Google Chrome and I have 100s of bookmarks, history, search preferences, search engines, extensions, and apps installed. I want to have a new Google account, and I need to move everything from ...
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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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When does ethernet cabling need to be shielded?

I run IT for a small business that does primarily office type work (no manufacturing or high levels of electrical interference), and we're looking to build additional office space onto our current ...
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BSOD after cloning data hard drive Windows Vista Ultimate

I have an issue with my current system not running properly after I clone my data drive to another, bigger hard drive. I have tried Acronis TruImage as well as a couple of other programs that I cannot ...
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How to connect Data Acquisition System to a Laptop and laptop to a server with Ethernet cable?

Our research group is involved in a continuous monitoring of a structure and we have a data acquisition system (DAQ) and a laptop deployed on site. DAQ is connected to the laptop with an ethernet ...
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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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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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Connect Macbook Air hard drive to other PC

My friend spilled Apple Cider on her Macbook Air (a1466) and I am trying to see if there is a way to connect the Hard drive to a PC so I can do the data recovery. Is there any connector that I can use ...
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How can I add a list to Infopath drop down?

I have a list of values in excel/notepad that I'd like to use as the values for a Infopath drop down. Is there a way I can bulk add them rather than adding one at a time?
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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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What is the actual data transfer rate for the magnetic disk with the given specifications?

I saw the question bellow in a Computer Organization Practice Book for University exams. Its given that, a magnetic disk has the following specifications: Number of tracks = 1024Number of ...
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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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Can a mouse/keyboard wireless USB anthena be hacked to transmit data? [closed]

I just watched Jacob Appelbaum's talk at 30C3 and he explained how some USB devices have this capability built in. My question is: Could a Windows infected computer (given) mess with an USB which is ...
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What's the difference between a hardware register and a memory-mapped register?

This has been puzzling, so I'll lay it all out here. Apparently, through MMIO, you can access external devices using a certain memory-mapped address, which would then be re-routed to that device ...
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Why maximum speed of data transfer from samba share over Cat-5e cable is around 11MBps while it supports 1Gbps?

I use a Cat-5e cable to transfer data to and from my samba share (using back to back connection). The maximum data transfer speed I am able to achieve is around 11 MBps. This image from How To Geek ...
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Extremely slow USB transfer speed

I am using Windows 7 32-bit, and have a Transcend 8 GB USB 2.0 flash drive. I have formatted the drive to NTFS using the Windows format tool. The problem is that when moving or copying files to and ...
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Linux - transfer all files modified after a specific date to a new harddrive

I recently had my second hard-drive of the past semester begin to fail on me and become unable to ghost to a new drive. I still had the first hd that failed so we ghosted that drive but now I need to ...
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What data transfer rate can I get with an SSD and SATA system? [closed]

I am looking for a solution that can write around 120MB/sec continuously to an SSD drive. Can I get this data transfer rate? The drive can be formatted in FAT32 or EXT2, and I write to it for say 1 ...
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Connection timeout when transferring file via FTP

I am trying to upload my csv file to a Unix server using FTP in the Windows cmd window, and at the end of the process I get this message: 425 Unable to build data connection: Connection timed out ...