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Look for an industrial or ruggedized SSD for this application. A good example of a proper product spec. http://www.pretec.com/products/ssd-series/item/sata-ssd-series/a5000-industrial-grade .Standard 2.5" SATA III SSD, compatible with SATA III/II/I interface .Capacity: 32GB ~ 256GB .Data transfer rate: Up to 490 MB/s .Built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) ...


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RAID 0 is data stripped across both drives. You cannot access only one of the drives. Both are needed for the array It is likely that the unit was doing hardware RAID 0 if it is doing RAID 0. As such, you cannot then take both drives and stick them into your computer and access the array. Replacing the power supply is likely your only solution if the ...


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Do not attempt any recovery of a HDD while it's still in an enclosure. Cut that sucker out if you need to and plug it in directly via IDE or SATA. Best software for partition recovery http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk Best software for file recovery http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec I've succesfully used both several times a year with clients ...


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I don't think there is a way to do this reliably with built-in Windows tools. However, BackupAssist allows you to use multiple USB disks with Windows Server Backup in the same way that one might use multiple tapes, e.g. for rotating offsite backups. It also will automatically "safely remove" USB disks when a backup job is complete, so that the person ...


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Your external hard drive has probably gone into power save mode and its power up sequence is taking a fraction longer than Windows is prepared to wait. Once Windows has decided that the device had a serious error, it's probably forceable unmounting the drive and reattaching all over again, which is why it shows up on the desktop again.


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No it's not, feel free to disable it. Change the boot order in the BIOS setup (F9), it's in there, ensure they're in the right order you need.


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The output of: diff -u <(lynx -dump http://www.seagate.com/www/en-au/products/external/expansion/expansion_portable/) <(lynx -dump http://www.seagate.com/www/en-au/products/external/external-hard-drive/portable-hard-drive/) tells it all: -Seagate® Expansion™ Portable Drives +FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Ultra–portable Drive -A basic drive that goes wherever ...


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I'm not aware of any that the drive goes inside like you're showing, but I have one of these and realy like it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817707170 The drive just slots in "naked". Actually, it looks like the company that makes the tray you described also has "docks", too: http://www.icydock.com They've got some sweet looking ...


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Here's a mini-storage tower that can fit 4 drives ... the company also sells one that fits 8 drives. They appear to also sell a full rack mountable USB solution for only a few hundred bucks.


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I think you are running afoul of the maximum power draw for a single USB device. You can chain more hubs to get more ports but you must supply more power than the computer can via the USB port to run them all. "A maximum of 5 unit loads (500mA) can be drawn from a port in USB 2.0," - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Serial_Bus#Power Unless you ...


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To be honest, if it were me, I would work on making my Robocopy BAT files less silly and sloppy. Can you describe what actual problems you were having with using it? Those are probably surmountable - after all, copying files is exactly what robocopy is made for.


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the backup: tar cf - /home/rascher | split -b 2000m - /mnt/external_drive/backup/rascher_home and the restore: cat /mnt/external_drive/backup/rascher_home* | ( cd / && tar xf - ) This way you don't use up twice the disk space (no need to create bigfile.tar.)


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The windows update files are downloaded to your c drive, i.e. the same drive windows is installed. They should be in %systemdrive%\windows\SoftwareDistribution What i think you mean is that you end up with folders like: X:\ee9bb670ca8d1b9684e57427c9bd30 on your external drive? From what i understand, the behavior of most windows security updates is to ...


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Chances are good that there's something wrong with the drive, USB/drive bridge, cable, USB host hardware, or USB stack software on the PC. Is this problem replicable on other hardware with the same drive, or on this same hardware with another hard drive? It should only happen when the drive detaches from the computer while a write operation is pending.


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Don't despair! You're not totally stuffed! THERE ARE RECOVERY OPTIONS! If only the PSU is dead, there is a piece of software I've used called Zero Assumption Recovery (and it's not the only software that can do this, but its the one I've got experience with). I've done this on a WD 2TB MyBook drive (2x 1TB): 1) Plug the drives into your PC (in any manner, ...


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As an insult to the existing injury...each hub counts as a device, so you'll burn quite a few device addresses on your quest to get to 127. A "powered hub" actually has a power supply that plugs into it. A lot of them are made this way. If the hardware conforms to USB spec, and the operating system is decent, you will get message pop-ups for actual ...


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You can interrogate the Win32_DiskDrive WMI class for information. This will show you any disk drive attached to your computer at the present moment in time - I'm not even sure if you can get historical information. This includes hard disks, memory card readers, USB memory sticks and external hard disks.


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I would definitely recommend NOT getting a NAS, as they are not only expensive but can be easily recreated by using an old or low cost computer running a light linux distro such as freenas or if you want a full distro like Debian. This enables you to do a lot more with your NAS such as running a web server, mail server, router for your network, caching proxy ...


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Take a look at TapeSucks.com. I am using the 2 Bay Tandem AMT 1U rack mount system with 2TB drives. I take home one of the drives every night for backup. This does not solve keeping backups for archiving purposes, however this does solve our need for disaster recovery and deleted files for the last year.


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Years. No further harm will be done to your data unless you do one of the following: Connect power to the hard drive. Subject it to shock or vibration, e.g. in transport. Expose the drive to harmful environmental conditions such as extreme heat, moisture, humidity, electromagnetic fields. Disclose the drive's location to a hungry Seinfeld. If the drive ...


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This was totally a filesystem issue. The Linux ntfs-3g driver is just to slow to perform at reasonable speed. Bot HDDs are now formatted with EXT4 and the speed increased to more than 70mb / S. I wanted ntfs to be able to quickly connect the drives to my Windows PC which now needs a plugin to handle the EXT4 Drives.


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The magic Keyword in this case is Logical Volume Manager (short LVM). With this you can create volumes, and attach harddrives to this volume. Then you can mount this volume on /var/wwww It is possible to use this LVM with RAID system in Combination. So you can push speed or data-security(in case one drive breaks down). And i would reccomend you to use RAID ...


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mkisofs -o /tmp/backup.iso /mnt/externalPartition


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It's clear by now that unencryped drives are unprotected. If you want to protect different files with different permissions, you have to encrypt the disk and then unlock it on a server that enforces the permissions and allow access only via the file sharing (e.g. CIFS).


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To answer the question title and since it's not tagged Windows I figured I'd throw in this for completeness: If this was on a Mac, and the drive was formatted for HFS+ (standard for most Mac drives) or FAT32 I'd recommend the following steps: Open Disk Utility.app in /Applications/Utilties See if the partition is simply unmounted or if Disk First Aid will ...


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You need both drives in RAID 0 because its a stripe set. The data is written across both drives. Its basically like ripping a phone book in half... only half a phone book would still be partially readable. Honestly, for $50... I'd replace the power supply on it. Its probably the cheapest solution in the end (time vs money).


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The Linux in-kernel NTFS support is known more or less broken in write mode. It's OK in read-only mode, though. If you want to use an NTFS drive under Linux, use ntfsmount to mount (with FUSE) your drive, NOT mount -t ntfs. I suppose this wouldn't prevent sharing it with samba, because samba is in userland too.


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Yes you should unmount the drive before you unplug it, and mount it when you plug it in. If you want to make this happen automatically you can use something like autofs. If you want to make this work nicely you probably should set a label for the filesystem and mount based on the label.


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Couple ways of doing this: Modify your udev rules so that whenever a certain device is inserted, a script is run. See http://www.reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html#external-run for an example. Write a daemon that listens on dbus for device insertion messages and handles the event. (this is more work)


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I haven't seen the problem you're seeing, but I have "shared" memory card readers, external USB-attached disk drives, and external firewire-attached disk drives with no ill effects in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. I've never used any of these Drobo devices, but if they're just a USB Mass Storage profile they should work fine. It may be that the ...



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