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Posts posted by Blutarsky

  1. I know it's a semi-off topic, but I'm posting it here as it may be commented by a "sensitive" user group:

    - I'm planning to use an external HDD as a synchronize unit between home/office PC; basically you plug in the disk and the software will synchronize bidirectionally accordingly: music, pictures, documents, videos: 140GB in 105,000 files in 13,000 folders

    There are many tools that will help such as MS Synctoy, PureSync, Freefilesync, Allway sync, etc, however all of them (apparently) will require scanning both sides each time to verify changes. It takes time; boring on a daily basis.

    I was wondering if it exists any other tool that will manage changes with other techniques, could be a database, and/or a hook on the filesystem API, tracking changes in real time, fastening the scan phase as it would constantly know what files have changed since last sync. Lightning fast!

    Any idea?

  2. Bad sectors are a hardware issue, so those wouldnt be directly linked. That said why are you using extension cables versus a longer single cable?

    Basically the disk is part of a sat decoder; the decoder sports a sata-to-proprietary plug (connected to the decoder's motherboard).

    As I wish to comfortably access the disk, I have bought the extension cable, to allow the disk to be placed outside of the decoder's case.

    The disk sits in a safe area.

    It simply may have been a defective batch (identical disks), however as the decoder's cable is very short, I was wondering if prolonging the cable could lead to side effects, for example lower voltage, consequently damaging the disk....