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#1 bug1971

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:54 PM

Hello All, I have a 1 gb Tosiba hard drive that i use to back up my personal files using Windows 10 file history. My question is should I leave my external hard drive plugged in all the time or Just plug in in when i need it. If I leave it plugged in will it cause any problems or performance issues. What do you guys think? I did some research on the subject with mixed results as to leaving it plugged in or not.


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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:00 AM

Definitely unplug it

 

Any ransomeware attacks or similar will then NOT infect your backup files


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:02 AM

Thanks Bud, thats what I thought 



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:15 AM

:thumbsup2:


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy





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