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post #31 of 102
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post
Im always going to need optical drives for backing up very important docs and files
This. Short of taking your computer of the internet completely, physical media has got to be one of the most secure forms of storage.
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post #32 of 102
Please god stop spamming this MaxPC rubbish.
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post #33 of 102
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This. Short of taking your computer of the internet completely, physical media has got to be one of the most secure forms of storage.
a usb key will last longer then a cd (cheap burnt cd's will rot in 4-6 years, better ones in 10, i just chucked 200+ cd's of backups and clones because they became unreliable)
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post #34 of 102
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a usb key will last longer then a cd (cheap burnt cd's will rot in 4-6 years, better ones in 10, i just chucked 200+ cd's of backups and clones because they became unreliable)
But it isn't more secure.
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post #35 of 102
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But it isn't more secure.
its like 5 dollars more for hardware encrypted keys, or you can use sd cards and break off the switch in the locked position
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post #36 of 102
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its like 5 dollars more for hardware encrypted keys, or you can use sd cards and break off the switch in the locked position
The switch doesn't stop you from writing an SD card entirely. It's not an electronic switch, it's just a tab that triggers a switch in your reader. Either pulling the switch high or low (depending on how your card reader is) you can still write to an SD card in either locked mode or lacking the switch.
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post #37 of 102
I have a dvd drive on my computer.
I haven't used it once since I got this a week ago.
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post #38 of 102
have never had an optical dive on my current rig
let em die (safe for special cases, such as bd)
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post #39 of 102
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This. Short of taking your computer of the internet completely, physical media has got to be one of the most secure forms of storage.
This. Long live ODDs.
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How do you install windows with out a dvd drive? external?
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