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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exporting Thunderbird from Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit

I am trying to export my thunderbird mails and mail accounts from my old win7 32bit to a new win7 64 bit. Both have the same version (16.0.1). Earlier in this situation I just copy the Thunderbird ...
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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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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 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 ...