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4answers
99 views

What's the best and 'fastest' way to secure data on an external HDD?

I have a transcend 1 TB HDD that has some sensitive data in it. I want no one to be able to access that drive. I know that there's an option to encrypt the whole drive but I think it will be ...
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1answer
64 views

How do I find the remaining space on an External Drive?

Through terminal on Linux, what exactly would I type to find External HDDs and their remaining storage space?
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2answers
171 views

Is it true that a hard drive need to be used once in a while to stay alive?

I have heard someone saying that someone else said hard-disks need to be "moved" once in a while, meaning it has to spin or data has to read or written to once in a while or something like that. I am ...
3
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2answers
1k views

How much data storage capacity will be lost converting from FAT32 to NTFS?

I want to convert my 1TB (931GB) and 2TB (1.81TB) external hard drives from FAT32 to NTFS file system to support larger files. I've done some research on how to do it but before I decide if I should ...
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1answer
120 views

Long life storage devices [closed]

Which is the best storage device for long life(to preserve the data for more time)? Is it pen-drive or DVD or Hard disk? Or is it any other than these three? I also want to know why one is better ...
0
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1answer
36 views

RAID0 Thunderbolt Drive failure risk

I'm thinking of purchasing a Thunderbolt drive to both work off of and also do some long term storage on. (The WD Velociraptor Duo, specifically.) My problem though, is that the majority of 'speedy' ...
3
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1answer
286 views

Ubuntu says 993GB, Windows says 930GB. Which one to beleive?

I recently purchased an external Hard Drive with 1TB if storage capacity. The only problem here is when I'm in Windows 7, it shows that it has 930GB available but on Ubuntu it's 993GB. The HDD is ...
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2answers
110 views

Synching two different USB drives not connected simultaneously

I'm trying to find a software that can handle my requirement. I have a notebook that I use at work and Home. I have an external usb drive here at work and another one at home. I would like to find a ...
2
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1answer
467 views

Is DVDs safe to store data for future? [closed]

I've started collecting movies, which is the safest way to store the collected movies? Is it safe to store in DVDs or what should I prefer??
0
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3answers
711 views

Create storage cloud using old external drives?

I have so many external USB drives just laying around.. from 100GB to 1TB. I keep buying new ones because I outgrow the old ones. Is there some external drive out there where you can plug in other ...
1
vote
1answer
851 views

Are there something called wifi-enabled external storage disks?

I have 2 laptops at my home and one external disk. I have a requirement (more out of curiosity on how to achieve it than a real need): I have set-up basic adhoc home network where one laptop accesses ...
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8answers
15k views

How much time until an unused hard drive loses its data?

Do you guys know how much time needs to pass until the data stored on a hard drive starts to degrade? To keep the data intact for long periods of time, I heard you need to periodically rewrite it on ...
2
votes
0answers
393 views

Best external USB drive with transparent Raid-1 support

I am in the market for a new NAS/backup system, and came across the interesting TonidoPlug . My last USB external drive (SimpleTech SimpleDrive 1TB) has met its demise, and so I'm trying to figure ...
3
votes
4answers
3k views

How to automatically eject external drive after Time Machine runs

I have a MacBook Pro which I regularly dock to an external monitor. I have my mouse, keyboard, and iPhone dock, and an external hard drive connected via a USB hub so that I only have to make one USB ...
2
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2answers
233 views

Upgrade internal 2.5" hard drive vs external usb hard drive for an old laptop?

I got a dell inspiron 1501 laptop with a 80Gb sata drive what is the best solution to add data storage space for someone that love to have multiples operating systems at hand ... Note: I use mostly ...