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securing files on an external hard drive to prevent virus

Hi i am new here and i wanted to ask this question for a while. before i ask my question let me clarify my understanding of a virus and how it works please correct me if i am wrong. a virus works by ...
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Recreate hardware RAID 1 out of fully-mirrored disks without data loss in software RAID 1

I have two identical hard disk drives with identical data. They were a former hardware RAID 1 on a MSI H97M-E35 mainboard with an Intel H81 Express chipset and were used as data drives (not as system ...
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Do you need a HDD with a sensor? [closed]

I searched for HDDs and found out that they can have sensors, related to "shake" and other events, that ensure that stuff doesn't break. My question is, if or when do you need an HDD with ...
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Resilient storage for data, on Windows

I'm considering moving my PC workstation to a new platform, and I need to think hard what to do with my data volume. I have a 6TB data volume, mainly for VMs and files in active use. HDDs are slow ...
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External USB hard drive momentarily disconnects when additional external hard drive is plugged in

On a Windows 7 laptop with one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports: Whenever there is already an external hard drive plugged into the USB 3.0 port, and then another external hard drive is plugged into ...
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How to avoid Jitter on a LAN network?

I recently acquired fiber connection at home, but I faced an issue, every 10 minutes, the connection kinda stop and then restart. Which cause websites or any software that require internet connection ...
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How can data be lost on an SSD drive? [closed]

I've seen several reviews stating that an SSD drive is ten times as fast as an HDD and is much more reliable in terms of data loss because hard drives have heads that can scratch the disks while SDDs ...
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Win10 1803 (KB4462919) prompts for reboot. Can I disable? Will it delete my files/crash?

Given the recent news about Windows Update 1809, I am concerned about allowing my PC to reboot. It is Win10 x64, and the prompt is for 2018-10 Cumulaitve Update 1803 for x64 (KB4462919). A few ...
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Is it safe to convert NTFS to ext2 with anyconvertfs?

I want to convert an NTFS filesystem (never used with Windows, and no use of any special features - just a bunch of files. Not even any hard links / symlinks / etc. I know it's possible to make the ...
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Software systems to prevent storages to wear out [closed]

There are huge amount (thousand of thousands) of storages in big data centers. So eveday some number of them are wear out and even sometimes burn out. Are there any software or intellectual systems (...
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Why my uploaded file to FTP automatically became 0 bytes?

i had uploaded a file to sever and file auto translate to 0 bytes. Server space was 100% full at the time of upload. i did my all work in live so now i have no backup. Already tried notepad++ back-up ...
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Can ZFS cope with sudden power loss? (What events cause a pool to be irrecoverable if the disk itself hasn't failed or become unreliable)

All the resources say ZFS doesn't have fsck, or recovery tools, use battery backed SSD for ZIL, etc. If the plug is suddenly somehow pulled (total power loss despite UPS etc, but assuming no ...
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AV2 1200 Mbps Powerlines performances with and w/o power strips

What are the effective performances using 1000-1200 Mbps powerlines with a Gigabit Ethernet port? In terms of bandwidth and latency (ping) with an 80+ Mbps internet connection. Given that bandwidth (...
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Explorer.exe (Windows 7) crashing during cut and paste from external hdd; data lost? [duplicate]

I cut and paste a huge and important file from a hdd to another. I know it's a mistake. The process took hours, but before completion, explorer crashed (windows 7 at the time), and the progress bar ...
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How to recover lost fields entered on a PDF file (or prevent such data loss)?

After clicking on a passport application form on a government web site, the form opened as a PDF file within Google Chrome (the browser I was using). After saving said PDF to the Downloads section of ...
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monitoring all outgoing information

I would like to know the best way to monitor all outgoing information / data on my computer. I have recently set up a small office and need to assure myself that my data is safe. I need to ensure ...
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How to protect my digital data from Solar Flares?

Solar Flares Solar flares could disrupt the radio communications and power distribution systems. There was a solar flare which hit the earth on 1859 caused Telegraph offices to explode and caused ...
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If a hard drive develops a bad sector, should it be replaced?

I recently encountered an I/O error reading a file on my hard drive. Examination of the SMART data shows that the drive has one bad sector (the Current_Pending_Sector count is 1). The file was ...
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New hard drive: checklist before entering your workflow?

1, 2... 4+ TiB of data makes a lot of (here choose the appropriate) work/recording/stress/time-to-eg-rebuild-the-array when put on an drive of unknown health. When getting your hands on a spinning ...
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windows won't boot anymore

I was have windows 8 beside Ubuntu in dial boot and I decided to install Windows7 and I was in rush and didn't have flash drive then I installed it with windows 8 running together, after I finished ...
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Total SSD failure with irreversible data loss. Is it worth to get a second opinion? [closed]

My SSD gave up the ghost with a bluescreen and then prevented the computer from booting - didn't even let me access the BIOS anymore while connected. For some reason I did not back up. But please let'...
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Entire Admin user gone. After i followed advice here. Stuck

I followed the advice here. And I am sure it was Well meant. But what I did made an entire new account. with almost the identical name. And gave me a brand new fresh desktop etc. No offense meant ...
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Can you ever lose saved information from a bad hibernation/boot on Windows?

Modern Windows versions hibernate by default rather than shutting down. I remember hearing that you can lose data, even when you have saved it to disk, if the hibernation process or the boot up goes ...
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How to store personal data locally (non-cloud solutions)? [duplicate]

As the title pretty much summarises, storing data in External HDD (especially the ones which require power supply) is not exactly a risk-free solution. I have burnt my hands more than once even with ...
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Will the Shuttle Omninas KD20 wipe my data during initial setup?

I have a new KD20 Omninas from Shuttle, and two hard drives full of pre-existing data I would like to share using it. I was planning on selecting the JBOD (just a bunch of disks) RAID mode, and at ...
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How to set up Firefox to absolutely never to delete any history items?

Is there a way to set up Firefox in a way that it absolutely never removes any items from its history (automatically)? In the past maybe there were a 'keep all history items', then you could set it ...
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Do flash-drives/memory-cards fail silently or is there a warning/error?

Scenario Currently, my various data files (the files I create myself and are thus irreplaceable), are spread out over several directories on a couple of system. I want to consolidate them all into ...
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Fujitsu Hard Drive asking to be formated

I have a Fujutsi hard drive that's requesting to be formatted, but if i cancel the format window it gives me this error "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)". The thing is that I don't want to format ...
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Configure Firefox to remember form changes when accidentally leaving a HTTPS page?

On some webpages, changed form content gets lost when the user (accidentally) leaves and goes back to the page (before submitting the form). Example scenario: Bob edits a wiki page in Firefox. He ...
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How can I tune my file system to be more resilient to data-loss?

Let's say I have a disk with a lot of partitions formatted with many different file systems. I very rarely write data to it but I very often read data from it. Now I'd just want to know what I can ...
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Notepad++ saving to a full hard drive

I do a lot of my web development in Notepad++ on a Windows XP machine. The development happens on a remote server (Windows 2003) used for a variety of jobs, so it often fills up. When the hard ...
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Are there any disadvantages of having a "free fall sensor" on a hard disk drive?

This is a general question that came out of a specific comparison between the Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEKT and Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BJKT (which is the same as the former but with a free ...
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What happens if an external hard drive that is part of a set of spanned discs in windows is powered off?

Does anyone know what would happen if an external hard drive that was part of a set of spanned discs was powered off whilst the computer was running? Also what would happen if it was turned off before ...
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Can I save my Firefox tabs? [closed]

Here's the situation: I have around 50 Firefox tabs open with reading material about programming and it took me a while to organize and find all the links. The weekend is finally here and I was going ...
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Early detection of machine (laptop, desktop, server, etc...) failure

Is there some kind of software application or hardware devices that can inform the owner of the machine that some kind of failure is going to happen soon? What I mean by some kind of failure are - ...
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How can I avoid losing tabs in Firefox when closing one of multiple windows?

I am using Firefox v6.0.2 on Windows 7. Occasionally I have more than one window open and accidentally close a window losing all my tabs. When I only have one window, this is not an issue since it ...
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FileVault / DiskCorruption

i think about turning on FileVault on my machine, but i'm concerned about dataloss. I often do video-skype and for some reason video-skyping locks up my computer every once in a while and i have to do ...
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How do I preserve an unused computer?

I have a netbook that I am not using but would like to preserve for posterity. What precautions do I need to take to ensure that the machine does not undergo any deterioration? The machine will remain ...
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How can I prevent data theft from a company? [closed]

How can I prevent data theft from a company? Are there any solutions to this problem? Is there any software that encrypts important data (.doc, .xls, etc.) and prevents it from copying? I need a ...
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image hash of file is not valid

I'm receiving the following errors in the security event log on a windows 7 x32 machine. There are a couple of them and I'm worried that it might indicate a coming drive failure. Am I right to worry?...
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Backup software with local data loss prevention (on not always on-line devices)

I am looking for a backup software that will allow me to backup to a remote server, and automatically keep not synchronized local changes on a second storage medium (like a flash memory card), so that ...
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Tar and gzip together, but the other way round?

Gzipping a tar file as whole is drop dead easy and even implemented as option inside tar. So far, so good. However, from an archiver's point of view, it would be better to tar the gzipped single files....
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Workgroup/Domain for a DLP software

A client has inquired me for a DLP software to lock USB and CD Drives. I contacted few companies and the DLP tool needs a Domain from where the software can control the nodes. The client says that ...
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