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Portable High Capacity Storage


I'm leaving in 30 days for the us air force and i'm most likely going to be moving overseas, or around a bunch. There will be many times where i will be waiting 2 or so weeks to get all of my stuff shipped to a new place, so i'm looking for something that i can take on a plane with me or keep close to me so that i always have it whenever i move. I was thinking of getting a 500gb archos mp3 player but am looking for more options. I already have multiple external hard drives but i'll not be taking them with me, so i'm not looking for an external hard drive. Can anyone point me in the direction of some other or better options for me?

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This process works with all forms of media including thumb drives and memory cards! (Sd, mmc, etc)

Step 1: determine the true size of the drive

I suggest using a large file (such as a video) that is 200mb or so (this is what i did).copy this file onto the drive 4 times, this should give you 800mb or so. Now, because flash is sequential write, copy the file one more time. This will bring you to the 1gb threshold and likely over. If the file plays fine all the way through, the size is at least 1gb. Repeat this until the last file either will not copy (ran into this only on win7) or copies and will not play. This is your true size. Step 2: boot into linux

For those of you already running linux, you can skip this step. Everyone else, i suggest downloading either puppy or dsl as these are fast and easy to use (and have a live boot disk so you dont have to muck up your windows files). Step 3: if the usb is mounted, unmount it. I've not run into this with puppy, but i've not tried other distros. Step 4: run fdisk

Usually you can do this by starting the console and typing "fdisk" sometimes it's in the system tools menu (in puppy the easest way to start it is to choose copy disk, then click "run_fdisk". Step 5: list partitions

Within fdisk, choose p. This will print the current partition table, all that matters here is whether any partitions display a warning about exceeding the cylinder count - these are the fake gbs (sometimes there will only be 1 partition or none will show errors). Step 6: delete everything

Choose d from the menu and type in 1 then press enter. Repeat this for every partition on the drive

Step 7: create a new partition

Choose n from the list. Fdisk will now ask you if you want to make a primary or extended partition choose p. It will now ask you what partition number you want to create (1-4) choose "1". The program will ask you the start cylinder, hit enter or type "1" then hit enter. Now it asks you the end cylinder. This is where you need to know the size of your drive. Usually it's 1gb, 2gb, or 4gb. If it's one type "+1024m" and press enter. For 2gb type "+2048m" and press enter, and for 4gb, type "+4096m" and press enter. Step 8: fill the remaining space

Now we have our real space. However some systems will see the unused space and try to format it or extend our real partition into the imaginary space, so we need a second partition. Press n again

This time choose e to make an extended partition (windows cant see extended partitions and will assume the maximum capacity is that of the primary partition). Choose "2" for the partition number (because we've already used 1 as the primary). When it asks the start cylinder, press enter. When it asks for the end cylinder, press enter again

Step 9: write the table

We're almost done. We're fixed the partition table in memory, but it's not been written to the flash drive yet. Press w. This will call the process to sync the new partition table to the flash drive.congratulations, your disk now will show it's true capacity and even attempts by windows to "format" it will not go beyond the true size! (Windows will tell you to format it when you insert it next time).


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I was about to buy wd passport 500g when i noticed that they released a new edition and accordingly to the majority of the reviews on amazon.co.uk

http://www.Amazon.co.uk/western-digital-passport-essential-portable/dp/b002kpw5is/ref=wl_it_dp_o?Ie=utf8&coliid=ib0ky4x6gvpds&colid=28x05obn6pf4k

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I'm trying to find a good pair of headphones that i can take with me and use with my new laptop. I'm having a hard time finding something quite like what i'm looking for unfortunately. Price range: <$110
Connector: 3. 5mm
Noise canceling: no, less energy used the better

Should also note that i don't yet have a sound card, but i intend on getting that shortly. I came across a few things that i liked for the most part. http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16826627004

These bose look nice, but that price is a little too high for me, but something similar to those would be good. I came across

http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16826106333

Next, which also seemed good, and that price is fine by me, but the one negative about that is that they are "open" and according to the reviews, people around you will easily hear everything you hear. This was sort of a turn off as some privacy is nice, i plan on using the headphones in public places, and want to have at least a certain level of privacy. Additionally, i just now looked in more than just newegg's 3. 5mm category (i wish i could view all that have 3. 5mm connectors, not 3. 5mm only, or 3. 5mm/6. 3mm, don't like how they split them into 2 categories). http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16826158054

Does anyone have any suggestions? Remember, i want them to be durable seeing as i don't want to be replacing them all the time, i will be taking them with me.


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I have a sandisk usb cruzer micro 8gb flash drive that is nearing it's full capacity. On it, i have documents, music, and family photos (not a great way to backup my crap) and i only have close to 300mb left. I'm looking for a decent-speed, low power, low profile portable hard drive. Basically, this new drive will serve as a portable backup drive for my music, docs, and photos before i throw them on a permanent whs or bigger backup drive (which i have yet to get/build). It'll help free up space on my flash drive so i can use that as my daily portable while only using this new portable drive when needed. Requirements here:

-Must be 2. 5"

-At least 250gb - 320gb. I'm leaning more toward 320gb since the price difference is only like $10. Even though i probably won't use it's full capacity, i like to have that sense that i'll have room for more. -Low power, low profile, decent speed (as mentioned above)

-Usb 2. 0 should be fine. Preferably, 1 usb 2. 0 connection. I've seen some enclosures with a usb y-split with 2 usb ports for power? Something with drives over 250gb?

-Can be a hd + enclosure or a ready in box external drive. Which ever is cheaper and meets criteria. -Let's keep it as cheap as possible - under $75 - $80?

What i've been looking at so far:

-http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16822136197

- Apparently fastest mobile hd in terms of avg. Latency? - 4. 2ms

+Slim enclosure for ~$15

Or

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http://www.Xpcgear.com/ok250au2sk.html

The most popular one appears to be

http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16817159070

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