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Dec
28
comment Which RAID level gives me protection against bit errors?
You have to consider where the bit flip will occur. If you're not using ECC RAM and a bit gets flipped before it is written to the array...
Dec
28
comment Permanently delete files from a flash drive
As for goalpost shifting, the OP didn't mention an adversary, so the goal was a bit ambiguous to start with.
Dec
28
comment Permanently delete files from a flash drive
Overwriting with random data is better than overwriting with with zeroes, especially with flash devices. The controller might try to optimize the latter away, while hopefully the former actually forces writes. Physical destruction might be cool, if the threat model actually warrants it, but to be thorough, wipe first, smash second.
Dec
17
answered Run a BitLocker protected Windows 7 installation on VirtualBox from physical drive
Dec
17
revised How to I set up the TPM module to give the correct password to the hard drive?
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Dec
17
answered How to I set up the TPM module to give the correct password to the hard drive?
Dec
16
revised Recover drive damaged by software
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revised Recover drive damaged by software
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Dec
16
comment Recover drive damaged by software
@sandwich: It will create an image file as large as your windows partition.
Dec
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revised Recover drive damaged by software
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answered Recover drive damaged by software
Dec
13
comment CPU upgrade option for my Acer Aspire 1420p laptop
@Net4All: That has not been my experience, I've seen socketed CPUs in laptops, and I've even done CPU upgrades, though I'll admit it's been a year or more since I've had one apart.
Dec
13
comment What is the fastest way to securely overwrite an old hard drive?
@Ivo: DBAN boots from removable media and can wipe all the sectors on the OS drive, not just the free space.
Dec
13
comment What is the fastest way to securely overwrite an old hard drive?
@Rookie: If you're just wiping the free space on an NTFS partition, you're not overwriting disk sectors used by NTFS itself. Possibly some metadata remains behind and can be recovered, even if the file contents have been overwritten. If you select 'Entire Drive' instead of 'Free Space Only', that should get everything. Not sure that will work on your OS / C: drive though.
Dec
13
revised Disable Spotlight to search certain type of files (e.g. based on file extension)?
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revised Disable Spotlight to search certain type of files (e.g. based on file extension)?
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answered Disable Spotlight to search certain type of files (e.g. based on file extension)?
Dec
13
answered Any way to stream Live TV from one PC to another in Windows Media Center?
Dec
12
comment Intel SSD Toolbox options are disabled for SSD when Intel Firmware update works fine
What's the make / model of your laptop?
Dec
12
answered Intel SSD Toolbox options are disabled for SSD when Intel Firmware update works fine