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External Hard Drives
« on: January 05, 2011, 01:22:26 pm »
I think some of you developers here should invest in a cheap external hard drive to store and BACKUP all your work! It would definitely help when your computer/laptop crashes and you lose all your work and have to start over again. I bought a nice 80GB external from Staples for only $30 years ago and it's helped out so much over the years, and even has my entire BVE folder from 2001 on it.
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 03:57:12 pm »
Yes, those are actually really good. I actually use my FTP server, and the BKC's FTP to back my work up. I keep it stored in some other secret places as well... shhh
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 04:20:08 pm »
I really need to invest on one of those. Never know when its gonna come in handy
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 07:16:25 pm »
I have so many backups, that I lost track of my backups :P  I'm also running low on backup space  :o  But thats where cloud storage comes in which is mainly free now depending on where you look.
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 07:47:30 pm »
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 09:35:46 pm »
This way is a little more advanced, but you won't have to spend any extra money if you have two physical hard drives. If your motherboard supports it, what you could do is use a RAID 1 array on two drives, that way, if one drive fails, the other drive will still have all your data.  The only way to lose your data is to have both drives fail (highly unlikely) or some virus just wipes your drives

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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 09:37:31 pm »
It's always good to back things up Can I ask is this possible on USB Flash Drive also and not just hard drive.
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011, 06:01:18 am »
R40R32 Agreed. External hard drives are good thing to back up something or store big games and programs. Better to habe a 1-2 Terrabyte hard drive.

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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2011, 11:56:05 am »
Yes, those are actually really good. I actually use my FTP server, and the BKC's FTP to back my work up. I keep it stored in some other secret places as well... shhh
I left mine in an old hard drive and stuck it in a box. 2000 times more safe than getting an external. lol

And it would be more logical to back BVE stuff up on flash drives since everything's so small, but those things are easier to lose. And I'm always scared my 1 B drive will fuck up one day because I fill it up, so that isn't worth it either
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