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How can I monitor if an external USB drive gets disconneted from a server?

I have a few servers that rely on external USB drives for some of their backup scripts. However, there have been times when the USB drive might get disconnected accidentally (upon reboot or power ...
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Tool for auto mount/unmount external hard drives

I have a simple Ubuntu (12.10) server running with an external HDD attached to it. It is mounted regularly (NTFS) without RAID or so. Because it is mounted all the time, the hard drives becomes very ...
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Mirrored HDD on Windows 2000 Server become invalid on Windows 7 [closed]

I have a situation: I had two SATA HDD, on mirror (soft mirrow by Windows), on Windows 2000 Advanced Server x86 then I remove it, throw away the server and keep the disk. Now I want some data on ...
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Will a failed WD external hard drive deteriorate further by sitting around? [closed]

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this - if anyone knows a better place kindly direct me. My external hard drive is already failed: it spins up, my machine tries for 20-30 seconds to ...
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Upgrading NAS hard drives

I was thinking of buying a NAS for home-usage. I've never used a NAS or had HDDs set up in Raids. Before I commit myself to moving all my data to a NAS I need to find out how difficult it is to ...
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HDD Carrier, like a soda carrier available at McDonalds?

We use external USB drives for backups, and they have to be stored offsite at the end of the week. Right now we have your standard external USB drive inside an enclosure. We were thinking about moving ...
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Grounded outlet on external hard drive

Is there any value in getting an external hard drive with a grounded power supply? Would grounding the drive protect it from a static jolt from my hand when I pick it up? I've only really ever used ...
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Is there a trayless external hard disk enclosure available?

I use in my Server a trayless hard disk rack, something like this: http://www.raidsonic.de/en/pages/products/mobile-racks.php?we_objectID=4343 I wonder if there is trayless external hard drive ...
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How do you repair a damaged or corrupt partition?

I have a user with an external hard drive that is no longer recognised: the drive letter does not appear in My Computer. The drive is a Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WD2500C032) With ...