Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

New computer


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Barnack

Barnack

  • Members
  • 91 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Italy
  • Local time:03:33 PM

Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:33 AM

Sorry, but i really don't know where to write this. I'll talk about a new computer, but not about hardware...

 

I'll buy the newest parts for a new computer at Christmas, and i'll put there three hard disks, one with 2 terabytes of space.

I know that if one hard disk is formatted in fat32, it can't read ones formatted in ntfs.

So, if i use one small hard disk with fat32, with Windows 8, to go in internet, download files etcc, even if i download a powerful virus, it shouldn't be able to damge the 2 other hard disks that are formatted in ntfs, one with XP (the bigger one), and another with ME (small, used just to solve problems).

 

When i'll need something from the net in the main system (XP), i'll download it from win8, scan it with Norton antivirus and save it. After i'll restart the computer with the main system (XP), and from win8 i copy the interested file.

Do you think that by this way i'll make an impenetrable machine?

 

Moderator Edit: Moved to this forum as a more appropriate forum for this topic.

Roger


Edited by rotor123, 17 September 2013 - 12:52 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 rotor123

rotor123

  • Moderator
  • 8,094 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:09:33 AM

Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:48 PM

To start with You have some misconceptions.

I know that if one hard disk is formatted in fat32, it can't read ones formatted in ntfs.

Disk format has no bearing on what Windows can read.

Only the Operating System has any effect on what can and can not be read from or written to.

 

So, if i use one small hard disk with fat32, with Windows 8, to go in internet, download files etc, even if i download a powerful virus, it shouldn't be able to damage the 2 other hard disks that are formatted in ntfs, one with XP (the bigger one), and another with ME

Windows 8 will be able to read and write to any Windows format Disk.

FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and GPT

Windows XP will be able to read and write to any Windows format Disk excluding GPT

For reference GPT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table

Windows ME will only be able to read and write to FAT and FAT32.

Do you think that by this way i'll make an impenetrable machine?

No, Since the Windows 8 & XP can both read and write any disk format you will be using with drive sizes of 2Tb or smaller.

 

Good Luck

Roger


Fortune Cookie says: Fortune not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?

Sent from my All-In-One Desktop. Perfect for Internet, Not for heavy usage or gaming however.

How Does a computer get Infected? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/
Forum Rules,    The BC Welcome Guide

167 @ June 2015


#3 Barnack

Barnack
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 91 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Italy
  • Local time:03:33 PM

Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

mmm... there is a way to make shure that one secondary disk ignore the existence of other disks, while form other disks i can completely move files from and to this secondary one?



#4 rotor123

rotor123

  • Moderator
  • 8,094 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:09:33 AM

Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:25 PM


Useful information!
I have not tried any of these particular products and do not recommend any one.

They are listed as examples of what to search for.


 

The one sure way I know of is to use hardware such as

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/82086-build-your-own-sata-hard-drive-switch

Once you build and install the switch, all you have to do is select a switch position before starting your PC and your computer will automatically boot to the selected drive

 

http://www.amazon.com/Lian-Li-Power-Controller-Model/dp/B004TMDVU6/ref=pd_cp_pc_1

Energy Saving - Power Switch For six HDDs, extend the HDD's life cycle
Uses one 5.25 inch Bay space

 

http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Switch-Controller-Orico-HD-PW6101/dp/B005NVV2GC

This hard drive power switch is to be installed in the 5.25" bay of your desktop PC. It can connect up to six hard drives and control the power supply of each drives. It provides great flexibility to users. For example, it allows the switch between the hard drives with different operating systems easily. Moreover, It allows users to control the power consumption of their computers and extend the lifespan of their hard disks. It has both IDE (4-pin) and SATA (15-pin) support.

 

Or a mobile Rack such as

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817364015

or this 3 drive setup

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817998054

 

Switch off the power or remove the drive and nothing can access it. Also Fat 32 has a 4Gb file size limit that many have found limiting.

 

Good Luck

Roger


Fortune Cookie says: Fortune not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?

Sent from my All-In-One Desktop. Perfect for Internet, Not for heavy usage or gaming however.

How Does a computer get Infected? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/
Forum Rules,    The BC Welcome Guide

167 @ June 2015


#5 Barnack

Barnack
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 91 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Italy
  • Local time:03:33 PM

Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

thank you really much






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users