Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in
Naaah. The 3.5" floppies held 1.44 MB, so backing up 150 GB that
way would require 150GB / 1.44 MB = approximately 100,000
AOL mailed out way more than that.
At a transfer rate of 15KB/sec, about 10 megaseconds. Add a few seconds per diskette for
swapping in and out, and you're in the neighborhood of four months.
1 character per bit times 150 GB is 1.2 TB to print, which would require about a thousand
reams of paper. You're right, it would be faster -- at 20 pages/min, that would take less than
nine days to print -- but I think I'd rather store the diskettes.
Not sure I understand. A restore isn't a clean install, though it
could be done, I suppose. I'm not sure why you'd want to do this.
I've actually done restores, several times. Before I would trust the
process I did it just to see if it worked. I've lost a few drives on
my laptop and have always been able to reload. Well, with the
exception of the new computer. The backup/restore software versions
were incompatible. I lost some stuff so I now copy my data to a
second disk, as well as doing the backup to the disk. Disks are
cheap, particularly the slow external drives (all that's needed).
I keep copies on my computer (in a directory called "Installed") and
that's backed up. The problem is keeping track of the license
information. I don't do a good (enough) job of that. I generally
have to search for it all. Some companies are really good about
supplying the information when needed.
It takes me at least a week. I absolutely hate it, so keep the
backups current (and more than one level).
On 5/30/2014 12:21 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Correct, a restore simply puts what was recorded, errors and all, back
on to you computer. If we are talking restores from back ups. Before
Symantics got a hold of "GoBack" that was a great program for restoring
to an earlier point. Microsoft's version is still a crap shoot by
With GoBack in the earlier years I would restore vs. uninstall software
that I wanted to try out. This was the small free types of software
that was often buggy. And like you I quit ussing external drives some
years back, Currently I have 2 SSD drives, one for primary, the smaller
one was the primary, and a terabite HD
LOL Precicely, me too except the directory is "z installed programs" I
put the z in there so that it is at the bottom of the sort list. I also
have a "z not installed programs" folder for those programs that I have
acquired through out the years but have seen no current need to install
like a previous version of Sketchup.
The problem is keeping track of the license
Well that is the key for making a clean install of everything trouble
free. I use Roboform, a program that has been around for ages. It
takes care of passwords to web sites, is a form filler, and equally
important it has a vault/SafeNotes for things like software keys,
passwords, and registration info. I probably have the info necessary
for 40 different programs stored in Roboform. Then just copy past the
Six or seven years ago I was using Acronis and doing image back ups. I
had the option of verifying each back up. The verification process
failed every time. I'm still pretty sure I was getting a good image but
you never know with a failure result. Over the period of several days
Acronis and I finally resolved the problem. Ultimately they sent me
software to test the memory in my computer. I had plenty however the
latest memory modules, that I had added a year prior were not error
correcting. I contacted Kingston and they swapped with me with only the
difference in price. No more errors.
But having said all of that, I now believe most any little thing can
throw off an image restore so I shy away from those these days.
It has a system image for the base system , partitions and o/s.
The rest is a file system backup with revisions, you can restore files
to any point in time (that you have a backup set for). The files
protect your files, not programs, since the registry is part of the
On 5/30/2014 7:08 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Oh but the SSD's drives are so super fast. When I first had my current
computer built it booted so fast that most of the Splash screen during
the Windows boot up was gone. I had also upgraded to Win 7 and did not
realize that there was much more to it. I was having about a 15 second
boot time.;~) Now with about 20 programs, that I know of, boot takes
about 30 seconds.
I use Quicken and the file I am working on goes back to 1992. At the
time the filed covered 18 years of data. I also password protect my
Quicken files. When I first put Quicken on the new computer I also put
the data file on the SSD. The moment that I let go of the enter key
after entering the password the register flashed up on the screen. With
the data now on the regular data HD this takes 3 seconds
Absolutely. 3.0 has been around long enough now that there's really no
sense in buying a 2.0 flash drive unless the system you're using it on
is all 2.0 and you haven't added a 3.0 card for your computer. Either
that or you're severely broke. :)
The only sad part of all of this is that less than two years ago, I
bought a 64gb flash drive for $160.
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