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C# & PHP developer, recent graduate


Jul
22
awarded  Commentator
Jul
22
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
Installed Ubuntu on my USB drive, but it had some error message about a radeon-switcheroo and refused to boot, so I tried the Live CD again. Didn't lock up this time (possibly because I didn't try listening to music at the same time? =P). The results are weird - It copied the 4GB file five times, and they were all fine. No errors at all. I guess I could make an ext4 partition for testing and see if that changes anything? Or perhaps 5 times wasn't enough.
Jul
22
awarded  Scholar
Jul
22
accepted Hard Drive Start / Stop count & Firmware Update
Jul
22
comment Hard Drive Start / Stop count & Firmware Update
I guess so. It worries me that there's such a massive difference between the two drives, but maybe i'm just being paranoid.
Jul
22
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
Turns out that flushing buffers while using a Live CD install is a great way to make it lock up, I'll go find a spare drive to install to instead, heh
Jul
22
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
@Ironclaw: Sure =) The Seagate forums won't let me register, so I'll have to post the results here again.
Jul
22
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
@Ironclaw I wrote a C# program that compared each file byte by byte. Also double-checked by running WinDiff. According to both the files are identical. Your data isn't at risk, it seems. Maybe Linux makes some assumption about buffering which stands for other drives, but not this one?
Jul
22
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
I just compared the two files on Windows 7, and they are exactly the same. These are the same two files that Ubuntu came up saying they were different.
Jul
22
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
My Momentus XT (SD22, NTFS) failed the test with a 4GB file running from an Ubuntu 11.04 LiveCD on an HP dv7-6014tx. I'll try it on Windows 7 once I've figured out how to make sure its not caching anything.
Jul
22
awarded  Student
Jul
22
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
I've got a Momentus XT, but its running Windows 7. I'll test it on Win7. I could boot into Linux using a USB device, but I don't know a whole lot about Linux commandline, so that'd probably end in disaster, heh
Jul
22
asked Hard Drive Start / Stop count & Firmware Update
Jul
11
awarded  Tumbleweed
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4
awarded  Teacher
Jul
4
answered Where can I find a portable Windows XP?
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comment What tool can be used to blur images?
+1 for Paint.NET, its damn awesome
Jun
19
answered How to reset BIOS on ASUS F5?
Jun
19
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