Sun, Aug 20 2006 17:38
So why is 500 gigs .. first not 500 gigs..and secondly...
So why is a 500 gig external harddrive I just bought (to be added into the rotation of backups) ...firstly.. not 500 gigs but more like 480 (truth in advertising does not extend to harddrives?) and secondly ... why does it come shipped as a FAT32 with not a lot of documentation regarding how it should be flipped or converted to NTFS?
If you have a FAT32 harddrive it flat out will not work with ntbackup. Well.. it will...but your backup will stop after 4 gigs which is the logical chunk that the FAT32 can do.
I guess it's because the manufacturers don't know what is going to be backed up.... one Windows 98 that can't support NTFS or a nice server.
...somehow I don't think someone running win9x would be buying a 500 gig harddrive... but I could be wrong.
I also updated my removable usb drive space.. I'm now packin' 4 gigs of a USB thumb drive. Yes, that's 4 "gigs" of information that I could potentially lose so make sure that if it is sensitive data I've set up folder encryption on it.
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