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Sunday, September 06, 2009


[regarding the 1tb hard drive he so kindly donated] "...I hope you call it Steve LOL"

Well, check this out dude.


Steve Jones said...

that's sweet.Thanks Jon.

Steve Jones said...

I still hope the other can be delivered.

Dr Dan Holdsworth said...

Just remember to make back-ups to either CD-ROM or to DVD-ROM, OK?

Disks fail. Big disks are notorious for failures, especially SATA disks like the one Steve has donated, to the extent that modern SATA-based RAID arrays now use a mirrored pair of disks for the checksum disk of a RAID-5 array.

Make lots of backups to CD or DVD media, and with a spot of luck you'll never need to use them...